"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future! "
Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, November 9, 2015

Snuggle Time

Little Miss Doodle Bug is growing up so fast, wanting to sleep in her own big girl bed for her naps now. Oh, how quickly time goes by. I will cherish our reading time as long as I can. Today she wanted Mimmie to snuggle with us as we read her numbers book eight times. Kids.......you gotta love 'em!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Autumn On Lake Arrowhead

"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows and proclaims His handiwork!"
 Psalm 19:1

Friday, October 23, 2015

Happy Birthday, Doodle Bug

My sweet Doodle Bug~

WOW! Today you are 2 years old. Where has the time gone? Since the moment you came into this world, you have had an effect on me that is impossible to put into words. You have smiled since day one and I love the way you go after everything you want with such determination. I hope that you always allow your wonderful self to shine. Do not let others tell you how
to act or who to be. Do not let others let you waiver from your own path. Above all else, do not let anyone make you feel anything other than AMAZING because that is what you are. You are so sweet and oh so beautiful. (you know you get your good looks from MaMaw
and I! :D)

You have been blessed with loving parents and lots of family that will make sure you have everything you need in life to succeed and find happiness. This world is an amazing and challenging place and it is yours to savor, navigate, and enjoy. Live each day with thankfulness and gratitude. I will be beside you every step of the way. I will hold your hand, cheer you on, pick you up, and watch you discover all that it means to be you. I will always be here to help guide you through life and be there for you whenever you need me. I will share with you my love for Jesus and tell you every day
just how much He loves you and will always be there for you, no matter what you may be going through.

It is clear, sweet princess, that you have so very much to offer this world. There has always been something so very special about you. I love you to infinity and beyond and could not be more proud of you.



Saturday, June 20, 2015

For My Skippy Man

Skippy has to work today and tomorrow after church is our Vacation Bible School set up so I will not be home to celebrate Father's Day with my hubby.  We were going to go out for breakfast this morning but no one wanted to get out of bed.  lol

My Skippy Man is hard to gift for because he never really says what he would like to have.  I love making homemade things.  I think I came up with the PERFECT gift this time since I do know ONE thing he likes to get......TOOLS!

I hope he likes it! 

Relay For Life Memory Quilt 2015

This year's memory quilt was auctioned off last at the Relay For Life event.
We raised $2,400.00 for the American Cancer Society.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Quiet Time

Because my life has been so busy lately and I've often been gone 
more than I am home, I started to think that 
I didn't have time to have my quiet time with the Lord.  Oh, so not true.  
My precious friend gave me "Jesus Calling" for my 
birthday and it fits right in my purse.  
Honestly, I can no longer use the excuse 
I'm not home, my quiet time will have to wait. 
I can have my "much needed time with the Lord
On my dear friend's back deck.....
 in Yorktown....
even in the park!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A Gentle Reminder

I love you too, precious Lord!
Thank You so much for this sweet reminder of how much You and care for us!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Things I've Been Busy Making

 I recently got into wood burning and I LOVE IT!
My friend, M&M, sent me a picture of some decorative utensils she found 
and I was hooked!
 I have made some to be auctioned off for Relay For Life...
 and others were personal orders....
and some were for end of the year gifts for teachers 
and some for family.
I made an old time hoop game called Graces for Kiddo.
  We first found out about this gameat Homeschool Days at 
The New Market Battlefield. 
He loved it so much he played it for 
two hours that day in the hot sun!
I have also been constructing and hand painting more palette boards.
Some I took
to the Festival Of Spring....
 and some
 I auctioned off
 to reach our family donation goal
of $300.00 to Relay For Life
some were orders from facebook, 
family and friends
and this one was a 1st birthday gift 
to a precious young lady I am so blessed to know.
Little by little I am expanding things to put in my Etsy store.
I have also been thinking of whether or not I should do away with Etsy 
and just have a web store or a blog.  
Just not sure which direction would be best for me but I know with 
prayer and asking the Lord for guidance, the answer will become clear!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Relay For Life Memory Quilt

My friend G-girl and I volunteered to make the Relay For Life Memory Quilt again this year.   
We have had one delay after another, including me getting sick a few days ago.
We are going to have to pull a few late nights to get this quilt done on time.
PLEASE PRAY nothing else hinders us from completing this.
The Relay For Life Memory Quilt will be auctioned off
Friday evening. I will post a color picture of the completed quilt after the auction!