Friday, August 31, 2012

Five Question Friday

It's that time again...........

1. What do you enjoy doing the most with your spouse?

We love to take drives.

Road trips...short and long.

One of our favorite past times is to drive and look at homes or drive to nearby...
or faraway places to see new things. 

HE likes to drive.

I like to ride.

We are a good team.

2. How do you eat your taco? From the top or from the side?

From the side. 

3. Have you ever shut off the basement light and ran like a fool because you knew someone was down there and would get you? I have lots of fears...that's not one of them! 

4. If you could change one thing about you what would it be and why?
Physically: teeth

Attitude: I am trying to wake up every morning with the mindset:

What can I do for someone else?

5. What age do you think is appropriate to have the "bird and the bees" talk with your children?
I think it depends on the child.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Right Arm Update :)


My son is doing great since his accident.

Thank you so much to those of you who emailed and called to ask about him....sent cards and prayed.  

He will have the stitches removed this week and a new cast put on.

Don't take your arm for granted...

(click above to see some precious photos)

Thank you for praying.

Can I pray for you or someone you love?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Five Question Friday

Wasn't it JUST Friday????

1. If you could have been (could be) any profession you wanted
 (brains and $$$ no problem) 
what would it be?

A Labor and Delivery Nurse.

I don't want to go through all the other areas of nursing first. :)


2. How often do you clean out your car?

I cannot STAND a dirty car.

3. Do you wish there was such a thing as fashion police

 or are you deeply relieved?

Doesn't really matter to me.
 I am who I am. 
Poor fashion police would just be over-worked!

4. What's your go to food/drink/activity when stressed?

Food: Cinnamon Toast or Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts
Drink: Diet Coke
Activity: Cleaning house.

Come to think of it, I don't have to be stressed at all to want any of the above. :)

5. If you had twins, what would you name them?

Boys: Oliver  and Hobbs
Girls: Trilla Belle and Patterson
(and Sharon, if you are reading, yes, your children's names have always been my favorites)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Carousel

We go to a small, family friendly beach in North Carolina.
There is not a lot going on...which is why we love it.
The entertainment consists of a putt putt course and a carousel.
Not even a big carousel...just a small one with a few animals on it.
But our three oldest grandchildren thought it was D*sney World.
Especially the two year old.
No kidding...she was so excited.
They all loved it!
It's the simple things at their ages.

Thankful for the simple things.
Savoring them.
Knowing they won't last.
Enjoying them while they do.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Accident Update

Thank you for praying. 
This is the vehicle J had his accident on.
He was the passenger.
Please continue to pray for complete healing for his arm.
He is still hospitalized.
Pray he tolerates his meds.
And please pray for his wife who is still nursing nine month old twins and trying to juggle all these responsibilities the Lord has trusted her with.
HE must really trust her....and I consider that a blessing.

J had two plates put in his right arm...which of course means lots of stitches.
He has been told his recovery is three months.
That seems a lifetime to a 30 year old,
We know sometimes the Lord wants to talk to us.
He needs our attention.
He sure got mine.
J trusts HIM.
For that I am so very thankful.

I will post updates.
Will you continue to pray for this precious family of mine?

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Our youngest son, daddy of the twins, was in an accident last night. 
He is in surgery now to repair some pretty serious damage to his arm.
 Please pray as we wait.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Five Question Friday

 1. What's the one thing you buy every time you walk into the store?

I am assuming this means grocery store.
 If so, I'd say  cheese.
 String cheese, Baby Bel Cheese, Colby Jack Cheese, Feta Cheese....
You get it.
We like cheese.

2. If you had a day all to yourself how would you spend it?

Hot coffee, a good devotional, a massage, diet coke, a good book and a hammock.

3. Are you a speed limit driver? If not, over or under?

In town I am a speed limit driver. On the highway I go four miles over. 
Pretty dull, huh?

4. What's your favorite dessert to make, homemade or from a mix??

Homemade. I actually love to experiment with new desserts.

A favorite is lime tarts made in sugar cookie cups.

Oh. My. Word.

5. Would you rather have a spider or a mouse scurry across your face (no copping out and saying "neither!!")?

This is easy.
A spider.
C A N N O T  S T A N D  a mouse.

How about YOU??

Thursday, August 16, 2012

ME in the pictures

How many pictures do you have of yourself?


Not many.

It's pretty awkward to hand your camera to someone and say

*Will you take a picture of ME?*

Ummm, yeh.

A friend's mother died recently.

During a series of events after her funeral, my friend took pictures....

of herself.

Having fun.


The way she wants to be remembered when she is no longer here.

She encouraged me to do the same.

I think I'll start laying my camera out at family functions.

I think I'll let everyone know to grab my camera and take pics.....

of me, of everything.

That way I'm not the only one taking the pictures.

Do you share my lack of pictures?

It's memories we are sharing here.

Not makeup, or perfect hair.


The twins will never remember this happening.

But, they will have the picture.

Let's challenge ourselves to do this.

Are you in?

Trying to get a PICTURE....JUST ONE!

It's too much to ask of five children with the oldest being four.

It's just too much to ask.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Most of the Time It Was CRAZY

So, if you think our time at the beach looked relaxing and organized....

Think Again.

This was a normal day inside.

And this was a CALM one....


Olympics @ the beach...Family Style

Last week was our family trip to the beach.

We decided to have our own Olympics!

The three big girls marched in for the opening ceremony!
(my niece and my two granddaughters)

We played lots of fun games.......

And acted pretty silly...........

..............but we had a great time doing it!

Olympics 2016....we are already training!

Sunday, August 12, 2012


All five of our *THINGS* at the beach this past week.
More to come when I recover!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Five Question Friday

1. Thunder storms- love them or hate them?
If I am cozy in my house, I love the thunder and lightening...
but not the wind.

2. Do your kids get back to school clothes
They usually did not.
 We live in the south where it was still so hot when school started...
so, they wore their summer clothes.

3. Do you golf? Do you watch it?
I do not. 
But, hubs does...a LOT. 
I will watch it if it's a major championship.

4. Showers or baths? 
Shower in the morning.
Long, hot bath at night.

5. What's the strangest meal you ever ate?
Deer stew.

Sorry....short and sweet this week. At the beach. Off to hug some babies.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Five Question Friday

1What is a must in a hotel room?
 I love the amenities like a coffee pot and a hair dryer and wonderful good sheets. BUT, bottom needs to be clean.

2. Which Olympic event would you be best at? 
Race walking...I guess. However, have you SEEN them do that? There are so many rules that I probably could not follow!!! Those people are studs!!! By the way, I started to say badminton...but then I realized I can't even SPELL it. I NEVER knew it had that first *n* in it! Seriously. I thought it was badmiton. For reals!

3. What's your stance on the Chick-fil-A subject?

I'm going to answer this, though I really don't like getting into these types of things. I love Jesus and support the marriage of a man and woman only, because I believe that's what He's how He made us. This does NOT mean I don't love and care about those who choose to do otherwise. I do.

I love that there are businesses that give their employees the day off on Sundays and support their employees in their faith. Chick-fil-A is not alone. Hobby Lobby joins them in closing their stores on Sundays and professing their faith.

4. One thing you said you'd never do as a parent, 
but totally have.

Yell. :(

5. What's the weirdest thing you've ever found at a yard sale?

Panty Hose...used. That's just weird people.

How would you answer these five questions?