Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Happy 35 Years!

I was 18. He was 21. Wow. Just wow.

He is still the one my heart longs for.

Even after all these years.

Happy Anniversary Honey.

Thank you for being better to me than I am to you.

I'm working on that! :)

Thank you for your kindness to me.

For understanding me.

For loving me.

For telling me you adore me.

Thank you for 35 years.

I love you.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

He Knows The SOUND Of Your Voice

I've never stopped to think about Jesus knowing the SOUND of my voice. But, He does. I know He knows my name, but He even knows what I SOUND like. When I pray, I don't say "Hey Jesus, It's me. Angela." He knows my voice. He KNOWS me because I am HIS. I was upstairs at the Y one morning and I heard my husband's laugh downstairs. I knew it was him. I KNOW him. He didn't have to tell me it was him. I knew. Jesus does too. He knows your voice. Your name. Your heart's cry. If you have children, you know what I mean when I say you can pick them out of a crowd. You can tell by the way they are standing, or their arm motions or the way they tilt their heads. We are HIS children. He knows us. He can pick us out of a crowd. It's so comforting to know that He knows me by the sound of my voice. He knows me by my thoughts. He hears my heart's cry...and He knows it's me.

And because I HAVE to have a picture:


I am thankful He hears and knows the sounds of their voices....
Even when it's a precious cry!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Little Trip To Target/Starbucks

Dirty mouths from a little pumpkin/lemon bread Starbuck's treat..

......wears a girl out. 

Target, Starbucks, 

a full tummy..........

Sweet dreams!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Let's Do It Again Soon!!!!!!

Hubs surprised me with a little four day vacation to the beach.

He made the reservations and everything.

That might be a first for him.

He'll take me anywhere. He just usually leaves it up to me to take care of the details.

What a treat!

We drove to Ocean Isle Beach...and the weather was perfect!

We found a GREAT little breakfast spot between Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach.

We ate at Sarah's every morning and EVERYTHING we ate was great!

On Saturday we drove to Southport. We thought about taking the ferry over to Bald Head Island but decided instead to walk around Southport. There are some of the cutest little shops there. Hubs bought me this. It's painted on oil cloth. Cute huh??!!

Love the ball fringe!

We sat on the porch swings and looked out over the water. (Hubs said "Let's sit here with the old people." I told him "We ARE the old people!" :) There were lots of sailboats and you can JUST see Bald Head in the distance.

The only down-side was the birds. I'm NOT a fan.

And besides, they seem a bit segregated to me. :)

click to enlarge...birds of a feather flock together! Too funny!

We had a little snag of a flat tire that hubs had to take care of....

But, it was a great four days!

Thanks Honey....Let's do it again next week!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Headed to the beach today with hubs. 

Just us.

For four days.


The last time we were there THEY were with us.

We sure are going to miss them.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Remembering 9/11

We will never be as we were,

But, we CAN be better as a nation.

I will never forget.

I felt the NEED to call those I love.

May we never forget that NEED.
Where were YOU on that day?

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Somebody STOP Me!!!

Any day of the year if you asked me my favorite snack, 

I would say THIS:

Somebody needs to STOP ME before I eat my weight in 
candy corn with peanuts!

What is YOUR favorite snack?

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

First Day Of Preschool

*Edited to add:*

She had a great day!

 My oldest granddaughter starts preschool today. It's her very first experience in school. I remember how hard that was as a mom. I imagine this is how my daughter must feel this morning:

"She started school this morning,
And she seemed so very small.
As I walked there beside her
In the Preschool hall.

And as she took her place beside
the others in the class,
I realized how all too soon
Those first few years can pass.

Remembering, I saw her as
She first learned how to walk.
The words that we alone made out
When she began to talk.

This little girl so much absorbed
In learning how to write.
It seems as though she must have grown
To girlhood overnight.

My eyes were blurred as hastily
I brushed the tears away
Lest by some word or sign of mine

I mar her first big day

Oh how I longed to stay with her

And keep her by the hand
To lead her through the places
That she couldn't understand.

And something closely kin to fear
Was mingled with my pride.
I knew she would no longer be
A baby by my side.

But she must have her chance to live,
To work her problems out,
The privilege to grow and learn
What life is all about.

And I must share my little girl
With friends and work and play;
She's not a baby anymore --
She's in Preschool today."

Pray for BOTH of my girls today.
The BIG one and the LITTLE one.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Look Who Came To Play

My sister died young a few years ago....She was 49.

One of her daughters is my oldest niece, J.

  I'm not sure what J's children are to me 
but since my sister isn't here,

They are like my second set of grandchildren.

I love them dearly.

They spent some time here with me last week.

What's not to love?!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Talk About Missing The Boat.......

Our pastor used this today in our sermon. Made me smile!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Two Of My Favorite Girls Via Cell Phone

It only takes two cell phone pics from afar to make a Nonny smile.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

We Have Lost *One Of Us*

There are five of us in our *beach buddy* (BB) group. We have been friends for 20+ years. Though we have suffered several losses between us, we have never, until now, experienced the loss of one of our spouses. Please pray as we both mourn and celebrate the loss of  *one of us*. 

Renee's husband, Bill, passed away early this morning from complications of a brain tumor. Theirs is a story of true love found that was cut way too short. I covet your prayers for my sweet friend, and BB, Renee' as she learns to live life in a different way.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Happy Birthday Baby Boy!

It's my baby boy's birthday.

And it's the last year he will be in his 20's.

Enjoy it J...you deserve it!

I love you.