Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I wanted to write and let everyone know that I am still alive. I have had 25 people here at my home since the day after Christmas. It's crazy around here and I am tired but I have really enjoyed it.Today is my son's Birthday- Happy Birthday Robbie-and we are having a party for him here today. Him and his family are here and will be leaving tomorrow to head back to Charleston and my sister and her family and my mother and father are in from Ma. and will be heading back Saturday. So I just wanted to let you all know I have missed you all and hopefully will be back on here Monday. Have a Happy New Years. And may you all have a blessed day!
Monday, December 22, 2008
I will be going to our oldest sons home today (Robbie Jr) and will be busy for the rest of the week so I probably will not get a chance to be on here much. So I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas....From my family to yours....Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Years!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
This was when they first met. Robbie was in the air force and had came home for his youngest brothers (Beau) graduation. He had decided at that time to go to senior week with Beau "so Beau would stay out of trouble" The seniors here go to Myrtle Beach S.C to celebrate this. And this is where he met Nikki. She had grown up thru school with Beau.
(She is going to kill me for showing this pic)
December 17, 2004
And this is their beautiful family today!
Congrats you guys.
May the Lord keep you and guide you as you go through this journey in your life.
Mom and Dad
Monday, December 15, 2008
First of all I wanted to say Thank-you for all the prayers that went out for Kath! The powers of prayers! God is so good!
I also wanted to share a little bit of of our Christmas dinner that we had Friday night. We had a wonderful time and it was so fun fellowshipping with our friends and family. On a sad note 3 couples could not make it.The 1st couple Jason and Jennifer are expecting their first child and Jennifer is having a hard time with morning and evening sickness. She was wanting to bring something to the party (even though I told everyone NO!) and while she was fixing it the smell made her sick! Poor thing I felt so sorry for her! The 2nd couple was Matthew and Rhonda...Matthew works at one of our local grocery chains (Ingles) and did not get off until 7:00 pm and he said he was beat! So I can sympathize with that. And our 3rd couple Keith and Addie could not make it because they had just gotten word that Keith's uncle had just died in a fiery car crash! May God be with this family. I am sad that these 3 couples could not make it but, I totally understood each and everyone of their reasons. I will have another one at some other point and time and they will be invited. They all are such a Blessing in our lives.
But we did have a total of 10 adults and 4 children here.And we had a wonderful time! I asked Robbie to take a few pictures of the food and some of our guests. And that's what he did....he took a few!!!
While I was still in the kitchen getting all the food prepared to come out he went about and took a picture of the following. From L to R- Back....
Mary Terry- our pastors wife and my good friend!
Catherine Cantrell and Virginia Williamson-on front row-Seth Terry,Emmaline Terry and Makaylah Terry
This is our pastor Brian Terry taking
a few pictures.
Here is a picture of the table that was setup. Not all of the foods were set on the table yet. But I received nothing but compliments on all of my recipes. And I want to Thank each and everyone of you for your ideas that you gave me. The menu consisted of the following-Cranberry punch (that was given to me by ohiofarmgirl) Vegetable tray,Meatballs (from Kath)
Chicken wings, baked caramel brie (from Sandy Toes) pigs in the blankets,chips and dip, pretzels, homemade fudge,cream cheese stuffed strawberries,spinach dips w/crackers,roasted pecans and crabbed stuffed mushrooms
Here is the last of our "few" pics. Mary will be sending me more later this week. This is standing-Travis Williamson and sitting-Virgil Cantrell
After we ate we played a game called "Apples to Apples" you can purchase this boardgame at Walmart. If you have never heard of it or played it I recommend you getting this,. We all had a blast playing it.
Well, that is all for now. I hope everyone has a blessed day!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Click on link to hear song
God Will Make This Trial a Blessing
Originally recorded by the McKameys
- VERSE 1
- I’ve just come into a valley one like I’ve never been before
- I keep searching for a way out seems like padlocks are on the doors
- Oh there must be another sunrise another sunset that I’ll see
- God will make this trial a blessing that’s the love He has for me
- God will make this trial a blessing though it sends me to my knees
- Though my tears flow like a river yet in Him there’s sweet relief
- There’s no need to get discouraged there’s no need to talk defeat
- God will make this trial a blessing and the whole wide world will see
- VERSE 2
- I was not the first one to come into this place
- You see every child of God this test he must face
- It is here that God will mold you and make you what you ought to be
- God will make this trial a blessing just be patient you will see
- VERSE 3
- Now I’m standing on the mountain looking back and I can see
- When I was in that lowest valley His strong hand was leading me
- Oh it’s good to see the sunshine and to taste sweet victory
- God has made this trial a blessing oh the grace He gives to me
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I would like to take a moment and have everyone to please say a prayer for Kath over at The Olde Weeping Cedar her family is going through a trial right now and without going into any details I am asking that everyone please uplift her and her family in your prayers.
Kath, if you are reading this I just feel the need to ask all of our dear friends to please pray because prayer is a powerful thing! We are all here for you and you can't ever have enough prayers!
When the time comes and if Kath feels the need to share what is going on then she will.Please respect her privacy and Please please please PRAY!!!
I think that prayer is what is needed right now. I shared a few verses with her and one of my favs is
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
I love ya Kath! Be strong and lean on the Lord!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Good Morning All!
I have not received the pics yet from the craft fair,my friend Mary will be sending them to me so as soon as I get them I will show you all.
But, while I was gone to the craft fair I received my Secret Santa Swap in the mail. I was so excited. My Secret Santa was Shari at Cranapple Christmas Look at all these goodies she sent me....
My first Annie, a cinnamon bun candle and bowl fillers (they smell divine!!) Christmas soap and a loofah scrubby. Shari said I will love the loofah!
Thanks so much Shari. I Love everything. And I want to thank Jenn at Bittersweet Prims for
getting this swap organized. I had so much fun! I hope everyone has a blessed day! And I'll be back Wednesday! Oh, and before I forget, I want to Thank everyone for all the recipe ideas you gave me for my dinner for Friday night. I will be using some of them. Thanks Again!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Hurry!!! This one ends tonight at midnight. Heather over at Family Forever is having this giveaway. I just met her and have enjoyed visiting her site. Thanks Heather for the giveaway!
The Great Christmas Giveaway
Go sign up for all these wonderful giveaways at The Great Christmas Giveaway there's alot of them So go!!!!
Cat Nap Inn Primitives - is having this giveaway. Look at all the goodies. Go check out her site and sign up!
Looky, Looky Janene over at Primitive Lifestyle is having a giveaway! I love snomen! Go check out her site and tell her congrats on her 50th post!
Anne over at Seasons Of The Past - is having another great giveaway! I met her over at CS forum. I have met alot of great friends over there. Please go check out her site and sign up for this giveaway!
Kathleen over at
Grosgrain is having this beautiful frock as a giveaway! She has the most beautiful outfits that she has as giveaways and she makes these all on her own! I know one of these days I'll win one of these for my beautiful Anna Rae! So go check out her beautiful work and sign up for this giveaway!
Saving Some Green is having a giveaway for a $10 gift card at Target. I enjoy her site with all the great tips she gives. Go check her out and sign up for the giveaway.
Sue over at Oodlekadoodle Primitives is having a wonderful giveaway and is offering several prizes. I always enjoy going to her site. The recipes she shares are yummy!
Crazy Ladies Primitives is having a wonderful Giveaway. Go on over and check their site out. I really enjoyed visiting and so will you! So check 'em out!
Boy, There is alot of giveaways. So all of you go and sign up for these wonderful gifts. And I will be adding more as I come to them. Have a blessed day!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
O.K. everyone, As I stated in my last entry I am having a dinner party next Friday for about 8 couples. And my hubby and I have decided instead of fixing a dinner we will be having finger foods. So what I need help with is getting some ideas for preferably some make ahead recipes.The reason I say make ahead is because I don't want to be in that kitchen at the last minute finishing up 6 different foods. I also need some suggestions on non alcoholic drinks and any desserts. Now, I know that all my friends out there can give me some sort of suggestions and I do appreciate it.So come on gals help a sista out! Thanks so much. Oh and don't forget I won't be here tomorrow because I am going to my first craft fair tomorrow. I am so excited. I will be coming back with pics and hopefully some goodies! Have a blessed day!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Mary has asked me to show all the women how to make one of my garlands. So I have to get all of that together. She wants me to have little stations set up for the process of making the garland. She said "You know like all your friends do on the blogging world" She is such a blessing and I have to laugh, but I totally understand because I am a hands-on person.
Oh I almost forgot,and then next Friday I am having a Christmas dinner with about 8 couples from our church. It will be my first "dinner party" and I am so excited. So you see I don't have time to be laid out!
I also want to share some awards that I received this past week.
The first one is from Pam over at Antique or Not
It is the Marie Antoinette Award, formally known as the "Marie Antoinette - A Real Person, A Real Award".Thanks so much Pam!
Here are the rules:
1. Please put the Marie Antoinette picture on your blog.
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs.
4. Put the links of those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.
As everyone knows I cannot pick out certain people for these awardsSo if you have not received this Award, I want you to grab it and please post it on you blog :)
My 2nd award was from Jen W at ~Purty Girl Primitives~ it is the Uber Amazing Award
Thank you so much Jen I am so honored by this!
The rules of this award are:
1.Put the logo on your blog or post.
2.Nominate at least 5 blogs(can be more)that for you are Uber Amazing!
3.Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.
4.Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.
Once again, if you have not received this award please accept this one from me. I think each and everyone of you deserve these special awards.I love you all and I hope you all Have a Blessed day!
Monday, December 1, 2008
I have been really struggling with pain this week and if it doesn't get any better I am going to have to go to the Dr.
I have a condition that is called Interstitial cystitis.It is very painful and sometimes very hard to deal with. So, I wanted to let everyone know that I don't know how much you will hear from me this week because of this but, I also wanted to give you a little bit of info on what this is.
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is pelvic pain, pressure, or discomfort related to the bladder, typically associated with persistent urge to void or urinary frequency. IC may also be referred to as chronic pelvic pain (CPP), painful bladder syndrome (PBS), or bladder pain syndrome (BPS).
Many people with IC experience severe, chronic pain. Some feel like their insides are being cut apart with razor blades. Others compare the pain to red hot pokers stabbing at their pelvic area.
What are the causes of IC?
No one knows what causes IC. Researchers are working to learn more about it and find treatments that will ease symptoms. Right now, there is no cure for IC.For more info on IC go to http://www.womenshealth.gov/faq/interstitial-cystitis.cfm
Well, I hope everyone has a blessed day! And please keep me in your prayers. I will try to be back on here for Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Now I wanted to share with you all something that happened to me last night that blessed my heart so much.
My DIL called me last night and told me that my GD Anna Rae wanted to tell me something.So she put her on the phone and told her "Tell Mimi who you want to marry" and she said "I want to marry Mimi" -Now you all know my heart melted when she told me this. My DIL proceeded to tell me that Anna Rae has been walking around with a candle in her hand and when she asks her what she is doing she says "I'm getting married" My DIL then asks her who is she going to marry? And Ann Rae says "who are you going to marry mommy?" and DIL says "I'm already married to daddy" and once again Dil asks her who was she going to marry and Anna Rae says " I'm going to marry Mimi" well, DIL tells her that she can't marry Mimi because Mimi is married to PopPop.Anna Rae tells her mommy "I don't want Mimi to marry PopPop. I want to marry Mimi."
Now for those of you who are Grandmas you know how I felt! My heart just melted! My friend told me that Anna Rae might not understand what marriage is but that she just knows that it has to do with Love and that when Anna Rae thinks of marriage she loves me so much she wants to marry me.
The Lord has blessed me so much with this gift he gave our family.And now her brother Samuel is trying to crawl and I know i will have other grandchildren in the future.And I look so much forward to Loving and"Marrying" each and everyone of them.
To all of those of you who are on their way of becoming first time grandparents...You are getting ready to be blessed with God's most precious gift.I hope that one day they will want to "Marry" you too!
I won't be back here probably again this week so I can spend time with my family. And yes my grandchildren will be here. So, just in case I don't come back this week I want to take the time to wish everyone of you Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you all enjoy this day!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Good Monday Morning Everyone!
I hope everyone's weekend went well.
Today I am sharing with all of you a few things. The first will be "Christmas Questions" Kim over at SIMPLE-NEEDS has started this and I think it will be fun to hear everyone's answers. So lets get started-
3. When do you put up the tree? Thanksgiving night
4. When do you take the tree down? New years day
5. Do you like eggnog? Yes
7. Hardest person to buy for? My FIL
9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes-5 of them
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? It's A Wonderful Life
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Black Friday
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No
16. Lights on the tree? mixed
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? primitive
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? Peace and Goodwill toward men
O.K I pass this on to everyone else and I will enjoy reading all of your answers.
Next I want to share with everyone a very special award that I picked up from my very special friend Kath over at
I too cannot pick certain people to accept this award because I hve met so many wonderful people on here and I appreciate and Love each and everyone of you. Please take this award and accept it as a token of my appreciation to you.And thanks Kath! You are a "true" friend and I love ya girl!!
Well, off I go to start off a new week. I hope everyone has a blessed day!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Marie over at Spun by Me... is having this wonderful giveaway! Hurry and make sure you sign up! You have until midnight tonight to do so!
Shellmo from Building A Log Cabin - is having a Yummy Giveaway! Hurry up and sign up because it ends tonight 11/22
Prim and Proper Folks by Susan Walker is having a wonderful giveaway! Isn't he adorable!!!
Go on over to her site and sign up for this giveaway and while you are at it, check out her site.
Kimberly is having a great giveaway. It is a ribbon iron. Go check out her site Busy Being a Fabulous Mom and sign up also.
And look at the fabulous giveaway that Robin over at The Robin's Nest -
is having. When you go sign up for this giveaway please go visit also all the people who contributed to this giveaway and thank them. Also thank Robin for this also.
And we have Gracie!! Isn't she adorable?? Beth over at raggedy angel
Is so graciously giving one lucky person a chance to own her. Please go check out Beth's site and sign up for this giveaway!
Well I hope everyone goes and signs up for these giveaways! And I will post more as I come upon them. Have a blessed day!