"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, December 28, 2015

A SURPRISE DELIVERY

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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS!

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

REMEMBER: 
Jesus IS the reason for the season! 

Merry CHRISTmas!!

Friday, December 18, 2015

O*U*C*H!!!

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..........

PRAISE GOD FOR I AM ALIVE! 

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

 "EVERY GOOD AND PERFECT GIFT IS
FROM ABOVE!"
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!  

WELCOME TO THE WORLD, LIL' BEAN! 
YOU HAVE STOLEN OUR HEARTS! 

 

 
 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!

WE LOVE YOU, PRECIOUS ONE!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

A Sad Day

The trials and sometimes overwhelming circumstances that we go through in life seem so insignificant right now.  Today, my cousin N. was laid to rest and a piece of my heart went with her.

Fly high, angel. We love you and miss you but rejoice in knowing that one day we will all be together again.
 
 My sister C, my cousin N and myself
 

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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PRECIOUS ONE.....YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE!!!
Nana