Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Time!

I know it is not even December 1st, but with the hustle and bustle of the season (and only 4 weeks until Christmas) -- decorations have to go up early in my house!
I LOVE my tree each year (I especially love the pine cones and berries)......
Some of my favorite ornaments....

My new Christmas decor addition...

And my very stockings with our names newly stitched on the front :)
HO! HO! HO! and Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Here and Gone

Perfect bird, perfect time, perfect love..........but here and gone! How do the holidays fly by so quickly!!?? Thanksgiving is already over. We had a wonderful time. Poor Denise was sick and BJ and Jeremy missed the festivities due to work. Other than missing bodies all went well :) "Buckeye Bars" is the name. This dessert came from the December issue of Kraft Magazine.......these were super good!!!!!

And as always......lots of cousin time!! ALSO, (picture not shown) my brother flew in from Oklahoma to share the time with us. What a great Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

For my working, weary friends....

The Lord is my real boss, and I shall not want.
He gives me peace when chaos is all around me.
He gently reminds me to pray and do all things without murmuring and complaining.
He reminds me that He is my source and not my job.
He restores my sanity every day and guides my decisions that I might honor Him in all that I do.
Even though I face absurd amounts of e-mails, system crashes, unrealistic deadlines, budget cutbacks, gossiping co-workers, discriminating supervisors and an aging body that doesn’t cooperate every morning, I still will not stop for He is with me!
His presence, His peace, and His power will see me through.
He raises me up , even when they fail to promote me.
He claims me as His own, even when the company threatens to let me go.
His faithfulness and love is better than any bonus check.
His retirement plan beats any 401k there is!
When it’s all said and done, I’ll be working for Him a whole lot longer and for that, I BLESS HIS NAME!!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Art

Gotta love Thanksgiving Art!! I love having new kid art on my fridge each month. Here are a couple from Landon's Sunday School class.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thankful Day

I am thankful for salvation, God's love, my husband, my son, family, my health, and my friends.

Happy Early Turkey Day....I'm making green bean casserole, 2 desserts, and mashed potatoes. I have two families to be with and lots of eating. It's a week away, but can you tell I'm ready!!??

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What a trooper -- oh, I mean....what a fireman!

I have to brag on my husband. My co-teacher at the pre-school I help at asked if BJ would come talk to our 4 year olds about community helpers, specifically firemen. I thought, um.......not sure if that's exactly on BJ's list of "things to do before I die" so I told her I would ask. Thinking he'd say "no thanks" I reluctantly asked and...he totally said yes. He did great which shouldn't surprise me -- he's good with kids. The kids loved him (except the ones that were scared of the big fire suit) and he taught them lots of great fire safety. Thanks hon!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hodge Podge Post

So I'm going to incorporate all my new "doings" in one post even though they don't go together.........

Landon's friend, Ava, came to play today. I love when Landon has friends to play with. They were so cute taking turns with everything. It's kind of easy when you have 2 the same age to entertain each other!
Next............Look at our newly painted walls! We painted a soft green in the family room and a tan in the front room. I know girls...I was going to be brave and do terracotta and gold/yellow, but we purchased those paints and they looked like ORANGE and primary YELLOW -- YUCK! Forget being brave, we went neutral and soft :) I likie! P.S. I did not paint one lick! My wonderful husband will not allow me to pick up a paint brush because he knows the job I will do (bad!) -- he did all the work xxxxx
After MUCH and Landon decided to view our newly purchased "Polar Express" (you must have this movie for Christmas!) in -- fun!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


(Picture courtesy of Robin) Y'all, I am so tired!! This week has been too busy.....I feel like I can't keep for all you worried about me......I'm here, just POOPED! Nothing exciting to report, just visiting friends, church stuff, and keeping busy....I haven't gotten on the computer in 2 or 3 days! xooxxo