"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" 2 Corinthians 12:9

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Black Friday

Are you out today in this? Stores opening at o dark-thirty, racing and pushing and shoving....

While everyone is out racing around doing this today, I am at home doing this....Having my meal with my family.

Did everyone have a great Thanksgiving day?
Most likely Michael and I will leave mom's some time tomorrow, so I might not get back to the computer until I get back home.  For those of you that are traveling have a safe trip home.  

Blessings to all,

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!

I Thank Thee

O Thou whose bounty fills my cup,
With every blessing meet!
I give Thee thanks for every drop—
The bitter and the sweet.

I praise Thee for the desert road,
And for the riverside;
For all Thy goodness hath bestowed,
And all Thy grace denied.

I thank Thee for both smile and frown,
And for the gain and loss;
I praise Thee for the future crown
And for the present cross.

I thank Thee for both wings of love
Which stirred my worldly nest;
And for the stormy clouds which drove
Me, trembling, to Thy breast.

I bless Thee for the glad increase,
And for the waning joy;
And for this strange, this settled peace
Which nothing can destroy. --Jane Crewdson (1860)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Heading Home

Traveling to Kentucky for Thanksgiving.
Just a few prayers/verses to ponder on and give thanks!

    Psalm 31:19(NIV)How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in you.
    Psalm 95:1-6(KJV) "O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker."
    Psalm 100(KJV) "Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations."
    Psalm 107:1(NIV)"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."
    Psalm 145:7(NIV)They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
1 Chronicles 29:11-13(KJV)

"Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.

Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.

Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name."

Monday, November 24, 2008

It's done!

Hi ya'll!  So glad you got a chance to swing by and visit with me for a few minutes this morning.  I can't believe another weekend has come and gone and we are into a new week.  I had a very productive weekend though, and for that I feel such a sense of relief.  I actually had some time to spend in my bible study and bible reading.  What a treat. 

Anyhow, I got my house decorated for Christmas and I am so happy.  I normally don't decorate until the Saturday after Thanksgiving, but since we are going to be in Kentucky for the Thanksgiving holiday, and will not have alot of time when I get home I thought it best to go ahead and put it up.  Whew it was a two day job, and believe me when I say every muscle in my body aches.  Up and down steps, squatings, lifting, etc. about did this old body in. So now my focus will be on buying and wrapping presents when I get back.  I have only bought a few little gifts. But I do have my list made of ideas. That will be a big help for me.

I am going to try to take some pictures of the house, but not sure if I will get it done before I leave for Kentucky.  If I don't then will try to get some up for you to see when I get back home.

K...just wanted to give you a update as to what I am up too.  I hope you all are having a great week.  What kind of Thanksgiving plans do you have.


Friday, November 21, 2008

A fun weekend!

Can you believe this week is gone too?  I can't believe that it is Friday already, but I am so happy.  I am looking forward to this weekend.  It is going to be a cold, dreary weekend from the reports that I have heard, but that is okay.  I plan to put on Christmas movies, and Christmas music and decorate my house.  Looking forward to putting our first Christmas together.  Just me and the hubby will be working on it tomorrow, but my goal is to get everything done except for the ornaments on the trees, and when the kids come over on Sunday they can do that?  I will take some pictures when it is all done and show you.

Not alot going on here so will keep this short.  Thought I would share this little game I got in a email.

1.) Wrapping paper or gift bag? Both, I love to wrap presents with pretty big bows, but use bags too.

2.) Real tree or artificial?  Artificial

3.) When do you put up the tree?   Day after Thanksgiving usually.  This year,this weekend

4.) When do you take the tree down?   January 1, usually

5.) Do you like eggnog? No

6.) Favorite gift received as a child? really not sure I liked all my presents!  :)

7.) Hardest person to buy for? My dad!

 8.) Easiest person to buy for? My mom

9.) Do you have a Nativity scene? Yes

10.) Mail or e-mail Christmas cards? both

11.) Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Can't seem to remember one

12.) Favorite Christmas movie.  Holiday Inn, Christmas in Connecticut, White Christmas, oh, was I only suppose to pick one.  hehe

13.) When do you start shopping for Christmas?  Oct.

14.) Have you ever recycled a Christmas gift? Yes

15.) Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?  My moms Christmas dinner

16.) Lights on the tree? Yes, as many as I can get on there.

17.) Favorite Christmas song?  Happy Birthday Mary

18.) Travel at Christmas or stay home? both, some years we travel, others we stay home

19.) Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? Yes

20.) Angel on the tree top or a star?   Star

21.) Open presents Christmas morning? most of the time, now it revolves more around my kids schedule

22.) Most annoying thing about this time of the year? not enough time

23.) Favorite ornament, theme or color?  I love my primitive Christmas tree, just the simplicity of it.

 24.) Favorite for Christmas dinner? Ham

25.) What do you want for this Christmas?  Time with my family

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Many thanks!

Let me start this by saying thank you for the nice comments, emails, that I received from this post. Believe me when I say that your thoughts and prayers were felt by not only me, but the whole family. The memorial service was simple beautiful.  We have been back home for a week and trying to settle back into our routines. It is taking time but we are getting there.  We were blessed with great weather while we were in Texas for the funeral.  On the morning that we  Betty was buried the  weather was 80 degrees and it was sunny.  A perfect day. It's still hard for me to believe that it's over.  Finally all her suffering is in the past.  I can't tell you how much that comforts us knowing she isn't in any more pain. So again, thank you!

We got our first snow here last night.  It didn't stick but while I was driving home from work it was snowing like crazy.  As I was driving in it, it was coming right at me.  I hate that.  Granted I don't like to drive in many weather conditions except sunshine, and don't like it if it blinds me.  :)  Our temps for the next 10 days is only suppose to get around the mid 30's.  Thinking it is time to throw another blanket on the bed, or cuddle up next to a fire.

I am trying to get myself psyched up for Christmas.  Not so much the holiday as I am all the work involved in decorating.  I am so behind this year.  I haven't really done any shopping or baking, nothing!  I have a partial shopping list made out but not sure when I am going to find the time to get it all done.  We are planning on putting our trees up this weekend.  Our plans are to head to Kentucky either Tuesday night or Wednesday for Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to being at my mommas.  Not to mention I will finally get to meet my little nephew Caleb. We actually will not be celebrating with our big meal until Friday, so no black Friday sales for me.  But if you want to check out some, the ads are already out there. Mom and I usually do some shopping that day but not this year.

I guess I should scoot for now, I will try to get back soon.  I hope you are all have a wonderfully blessed week so far.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Heaven Bound

Update:  This post was written yesterday but couldn't get it posted until now.  11-6-08

What do I say?  I am drained.  What a busy several weeks we have had and as I write this, I am on a airplane heading for Houston.  For those that know over the last several months I have asked for prayer for Michael's mom Betty.  Yesterday, she went home to be with our Lord.  We have been blessed to have her as long as we did considering the diagnosis she was given in January.  She was in much pain toward the end and I am so glad that she isn't in pain any more.  Over the next several days, I know it will be a flurry of activity and not sure when I will get back to post.  I know we are due back home on Tuesday afternoon/early evening. I hope you will remember us and Michael's family in your prayers as we go through this. At the same time, I got a phone call last night telling me my aunt also passed away.   This is my dad's oldest sister, so please remember him and my family, cousins in the passing of their mother. I know as hard as it is to say goodbye to our loved ones, I know they are in a much better place. 

Over the last several weeks  I have had a time getting here to post. Seems like my life just keeps getting busier and busier with work and Tori's sports and personal issues with her. My work schedule has changed and it has drastically had a effect on my life.  There just isn't enough time in the day for me to get everything done and my computer time is really lacking.  My hope is soon things will get back to normal, but  with the holidays fast approaching and shopping to be done. 

We had a nice visit with my folks when they were here this past weekend.  We had a chance to get to Lancaster Pa.  It was simply a perfect day for shopping and wondering shops.  The whole time we were there my mom wante4d to me to pick out something for my upcoming birthday and I couldn't decided.   Needless to say I came home without anything.  She wasn't real happy with me .


Need to scoot for now as my power is getting low and don't want to lose this.  Be back as soon as I can.

Hugs to all,




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