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Monday, November 30, 2015

Things I like and more!

Since I have not posted a list of any kind lately I thought I would post a few things I like right now!

1.  Christmas Trees...yes, I know that Christmas is about Jesus but I love Christmas trees.  I am just about done with mine and I will put up some photos this week.  It is mighty purty if I say so myself.

2.  Perfume....I have recently tried it again and I have to say I have missed wearing it.  I love good scents and have no allergies so I am dabbing away!

3.  Christmas music....enough said.

4.  Sugar Cake...I don't know if that is just a local food item but I love it for breakfast, snacks and dessert.  Heck, I love it for a meal!

5.  The Voice...they have some awesome talent this year and I can't decide who I like best.

6.  The really is a very good show .  Also, Chicago Med, The Blacklist and The Walking Dead....cannot get enough of those Walkers!

7.  Baby clothes...Megan is just blossoming and I cannot resist little itty bitty baby clothes!

8.  Twirly grandgirls love them!!

9.  Christmas movies...I watched Home Alone twice this weekend and cannot wait for Elf this weekend!

10.  Bedroom slippers...yes, I am officially and old lady

One thing I have found to be kind of sad right now...What the heck is Michael Bolton doing singing Jingle Bells for Pizza Hut????  So, so sad.....

Friday, November 27, 2015


I am so blessed and so thankful for so many things in my life.  Thankful for my God who sustains me and provides for me and loves me.  Thankful for my family.  thankful for my friends.  Thankful for my girlfriends that I call sisters....Kelley, Sandra, Tracy, Sherry, Brenda, Ellen, Angie, Heidi....I could just squeeze each one them to pieces.  So very thankful for my grandbabies and for the one on the way.  Cannot wait to hold and squeeze and kiss that little man.  Today I am putting up some Christmas trees and I am taking a break right now.  Reflecting on all the changes the past year has brought.  Looking forward to some new changes that are on the horizon.  I have an anxious heart as of late.  Not in a scared or bad way.  Just a little unnerved.  I do not like change.  I am getting set in my ways and there has been a little shake up in my world.  For a very long time I have prayed that the Lord would send a special man my way.  Now my criteria is a very long list and I have made this request complicated for the Lord.  I suppose in my way this keeps the Lord from fulfilling this prayer.  But....the Lord can do anything.  He just keeps showing this stubborn, hard-headed woman that over and over and over.  I am blonde...remember?  So I even prayed that I would just be swept off my feet.  Well, a man has landed on my doorstep.  Actually I ran into him at the bank.  And guess what???  He is carrying a broom....and he is ever so slowly sweeping me away.  I am so frightened I can hardly stand it.  I suppose that when you close your heart off and lock the door to it and bury the key deep, deep, deep...well you think that no one will ever go to the trouble to find it.  Oh, I was so wrong...and it is thrilling and scary and exciting and terrifying all at the same time.  I asked the Lord to take all those silly, romantic notions away.  Far, far away.  But you see, the Lord...he is so funny.  He didn't take them away.  He just hid them from this independent, self sufficient girl who does not know anything at all about anything at all.  So as I carefully step into this new land like a thinly ice covered pond I am smiling a different smile.  Thinking some thoughts I thought I had forgotten to think.  I feel like a teenager that is dressed up in some old lady costume.  Letting my guard down is risky.  scary stuff for silly girls like me.  I do not like to be vulnerable or fragile.  But I am.  Oh, this heart of mine is so fragile. Taking it very slow.  One tiny step at a time towards some very unfamiliar territory.  But I do know that My Lord is going before me and He is my shield, my protector....and I am so thankful.

Some family photos from yesterday.

Mr. Brooks trying out the tractor.  Solemn Sam should be his name.

These two are just the most precious pair.

Megan is just glowing with baby love.  She is just so lovely.

Aaron, Brittany and feisty little Kyra.    What a sweet family.

These words for the love.  It just crushes me to the core at how thankful I am for them.

Two of my dearest treasures.  My daughters.  Lovely women inside and out.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Just Pray

I do not know Joey Feek of the due Joey & Rory but I know her story.  This precious woman is dying with advanced cervical cancer and will leave behind her husband and a one year old daughter.  This song was recorded a couple of years ago but seems so real to them now.  Pray for her... She knows Jesus and is at peace with her own passing but on the news today she says she just wants to raise her baby.  I so get as believers in the huge family of God....just pray

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

And He's ONE

Last Saturday my little grandson turned one year old!!!  The reason this post is late is because i flung myself on the floor and have been wailing ever since.  How can he be one???  How, I ask??!  Just a few points about my little man.  Little???  That, he is not.  Brooks you check in at 26.4 pounds and 32 inches tall.  Let's just change your name to bruiser??  Except, you are the sweetest, most loving little guy in the world.  You will slug Savannah and Piper in a flat second but for the most part you are just a big cuddle bug.  You have been walking everywhere for nine days.  You just took off and now you are everywhere.  You are a great sleeper.  You are a great eater.  But you do not care for meat at all.  But hand you a Krispy Kreme doughnut?? Well you light right up like a Christmas Tree.  It is hard to believe that this is the last little one that I will sit beside old faithful Mr. Frog and take some pictures and have a conversation.  Even though it is a conversation in my seems real to me.  I pray each day for you little man.  Pray you are brave, strong, love your sisters, love your parents and mostly love Jesus.  What a bright spot you are to me.  I love the way you shyly smile and reach for me.  The way you just look at me so solemn and with those big blue eyes that just slay me.  I tell everyone how sweet you are all the time.  But, buddy, you know what?  You are.

Hey Mimi.  Do you mean it??  This is my last time I have to sit in this chair and wear these silly stickers and stuff??  Where is Mr. Frog?

There you are old buddy!  Why so far away??  Aren't we friends?  Buddies?  Pals for life??

Are ya mad at me?  No, Brooksy.  I am kinda sad....I mean this is our last time doing all this photo posing stuff for Mimi.

Don't be sad!!  Now you get to just play in my room with all the other toys and we can wrassle and jump and just be boys!  Now gimme a hug!!

Uh...wait.  No wrasslin yet...Mimi wants us to behave for a few more minutes.

That's it.  Give me one last hug.  Sniff....I think I'm a little sad too.

Don't worry baby brother!!  We are here to run your life and boss you around and smother you with hugs and kisses and just generally be big ole pains in the neck!!!

That's right little man.  They love you to pieces....just like me!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Week 23!

I have not posted a current photo of Megan and her growing little baby boy lately so here goes!!

She is officially 23 weeks today.  Her little guy is listening all the time now.  He hears her voice and music and all kinds of things.  Is that not amazing??  He is the size of a grapefruit.  His little face is fully formed now and he only needs some fat to fill in those little cheeks I cannot wait to kiss and snuggle and love on!!  Hard to believe that she only has around 17 weeks to go!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Guess what's coming??

I know, I know, it isn't even Thanksgiving yet but I love Christmas songs and I just could not resist.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

A Little Catchin' Up!

I have been in a whirlwind of activity....but don't ask me what I have been doing because...I.  Don't.  Know!  But I will give you some updates.  Megan is officially 22 weeks along in her pregnancy.  She is just gorgeous too.  She is glowing now and all the sickness has passed.

Here she is at 20 weeks.  My little grandson is growing away!

And on Halloween she was 21 weeks.  She dressed her little pumpkin as a jack-o-lantern!

I took their photo too.  I think they are both so attractive that this little guy will be a heartbreaker!  Especially if he is as sweet and funny as his daddy!

I also took some family photos of Blake, Erica and their brood.  Let's just say....Pinterest let me down in a big way.  I took 97 photos. Guess how many turned out decent???  4.  Four!!!!  Here are just a few.

At least Erica looks good.

Not one time did all three look my way, let alone smile.

If only Brooks would have looked!!!

My Savannah....she is either laughing or crying.  All...the...time

This one is mostly smiles, just goofy ones.

My little man-cub.  Getting too big too fast.


Also, to wind down the week I went to our local high school football game Friday night.  We have the greatest fans and supporters.  Even if it is kind of like going to Wal-mart.  There is always that one fan who is just a tad over the top.  I sat right behind her.  Let's just say that every single call she didn't like she practically threw her glasses at the referee explaining to him (rather loudly) "Do you need my glasses ya mow-ron!"  Mow-ron.  New word of the day.  Also she gave the phrase "Bring on the pain" a whole new meaning.  That is what the defensive part of the team is too bring out to the field when they start playing.  Pain.  Just bring on the pain.  Fun times times.