"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

Sunday, June 12, 2016


Hey, everyone! Sorry I have not been consistent in my blogging for quite some time. Life just manages to always get in the way. I am definitely not saying that's a bad thing, just a fact. However, I would really LOVE to change that.

Things here have been busy.....but it's been a GOOD busy. Things with church, family and friends, watching Doodle Bug when I can, all while keeping our home and trying to keep our businesses up and running, which is no small feet. I have to say though, that I would much rather spend my days with my son and taking care of our granddaughter and hopefully soon, our grandson.

We did have a chance recently to go out shopping and then stop at SWEET FROG afterwards. Kiddo LOVES M&M's and as you will see......so does Doodle Bug! lol

These two just crack me up.  She loves her Uncle Kiddo very much! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

My Doodle Bug

Granddaughter ~~
Through your eyes I see the future,
Through me you'll see the past,
In the present we'll love one another,
As long as these moments last!  

From the day you were born, you turned my world upside down!


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Family Lineage

Recently, my niece, cousin, myself and others have been researching our family's lineage on ancestry.com There are a TON of us so tonight I decided to open a facebook page for our family to share pictures and any information they may have regarding our family tree.  So far tonight there have been almost 200 pictures posted, many of which I have never seen before, like this one of my great grandparents on my dad's side.  We have not figured out who the gentleman in the back is yet.
It is WONDERFUL to see these pictures, to finally put faces to the names of those I have heard about all my life.
This is a picture of my Nanny and Grandpa, my dad's parents.  Grandpa died before I was born but Nanny lived till 1996.  She was born in 1900.  It was easy to remember her age because she was as old as the years, making her 96 when she finally passed away.  

 We now know where our musical abilities came from!  :D

Grandpa is the one in the middle in the back row and 
Nanny is in the front row, all the way on the right.

This is the Tombstone of Arent  ~ Dead 1669. He was the first family member to move to Denmark and he was born in Haarlem Holland. He was some sort of ambassadeur of Holland in Denmark. His grave is in front of the altar in the Cathedral in Helsingör in Denmark
This is Jacob Frederik 1765-1844. He was a Danish General and Chamberlain to the Danish king.
Birgitte Eva, Duchess of Gloucester
This is our family's coat of arms.  It was found in a castle in Denmark
It is amazing what you can find when you do a little research! 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Busy Hands

"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody." 
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

Friday, April 15, 2016

Shhhhhh......it's snuggles, stories and nap time!


Monday, December 28, 2015


Bean has been very sad that her sister was not able to come to see her new son due to family/work/school schedule and wasn't going to be able to come until June. She had NO CLUE she was about to get a special surprise delivery
from Goose......
Thank you Tex, Tang, MaMaw and Papaw
for making this special gift possible!

Friday, December 25, 2015


Thank you, sweet Lord, for giving us the greatest gift of all . . . . .Your Son, Jesus Christ!

Jesus IS the reason for the season! 

Merry CHRISTmas!!

Friday, December 18, 2015


I have often heard that kidney stones are horrible and the pain is severe and intense. Well, I can say now from personal experience that it is ALL TRUE!!

It was definitely NOT the way I wanted to spend my Sunday morning but in all honesty, it was exactly where I needed to be at that moment and it truly was a great reminder to me that on those days when I feel like everything is going wrong, or I feel I have it bad or am at the end of my rope, I will remember that through all the pain that this world can throw at me I will..........


I prayed a LOT that morning asking my sweet Lord to relieve me from that pain.  I knew He would.  Knowing that He was there right beside me, holding my hand, giving me strength is what helped me through.  THANK YOU, JESUS!

"God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble!"
 Psalm 46:1

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

A Close Shave

Someone had his first EVER shave.
 He has always been too scared....
 afraid he'd get cut.
 Then one day, Kiddo decided......
 It was time.......
 And so shave it off, he did!

Monday, December 7, 2015

A New Addition

James 1:17

I would like to introduce you to our first grandson.  Isn't he ADORABLE?  Kiddo and I have been here with our daughter and her husband for almost three weeks helping her transition into the WONDERFUL WORLD OF MOTHERHOOD!  



 Going home!

Proud Mom.......
Proud Dad

It's so hard being so stinkin' cute! 
I love my Nana thiiiiiiiis much! 

Nap time on Nana's lap!

Baby smiles.....they melt your heart!