Friday, January 28, 2011


Thanks Donna
Award Rules:
1. Thank the person who gave you this award
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason! (in no particular order…)
4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award.

Ok sharing 7 things about myself.  I will have to think about that one for a minute.

1.  I love the jell-o brand cheese cake with cherries on it and McDonalds Bacon Egg Cheese (without the cheese) Breakfast sandwich and not in that order.

2.  I wish my hair could grow long-but it is thin and breaks off.  I remember when I was a senior and had my picture taken, the photographer pulled all my hair to the front to make it look like I had some hair.  It was long but very thin and stringy. Yes I color it.  My honey likes it red.  I have the skin for blond or red.  When I color my hair I feel like that commercial of that woman that would come out with her arms open and sing "I feel like a natural woman."  

3.  I have to be busy all the time.  Even when sitting, I cross-stitch, embroider or am on the computer.  Have slowed down a tad now that I am 60 - ouch in 2 months I will be 61.  Where does the time go when you are having fun.
The above picture is my lastest project for myself. Did I say I love chickens!! 
Christmas gifts had this cross stitch stored in its bag until the gifts were finished.  Worked on it last night while hubby and I watched Inspector Louis from net-flicks.

I like change when it comes to my crafts, so I will work on some things for awhile and then others. 
The chicken patterns are from SWEET GATHERINGS.  Did I say I love chickens!!
For the most part the projects are eventually finished.  The projects are then scattered around my house.
Enjoying this collection of Dolls I am cross-stitching. 

This hangs on my bedroom door.
4.  I love being a wife, mother, Nana, homemaker, and a believer in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

5.  I know this is crazy-but I love to hang out clothes and bring them in and fold them with that lovely smell from outdoors.  Be glad when spring gets here so I can do it again.

6. One of the most fun things for me is going on trips with my honey Roy. Especially when we get to go visit our daughters.  We have so much fun together even if it is to McDonalds just to have Breakfast.  

7. I love to look at houses of all ages and all kinds.  I think that may be a woman thing.  But old historic houses fascinate me as to who lived there and how their lives were. I will look at a house and wonder how it looks inside.  Maybe it is like a present-it is fun to see what is inside.

I have only blogged for about one year. My blog date started in January.  I have a lot to learn and will have to work on rule #3 & 4

Thursday, January 27, 2011


This morning I woke up for some reason and got up early.  When I walked into the dinning room the front door was open.  My outside large dog was in the living room having fun with the little doxies dog toys and the furnace was running full blast.

Thank you Lord for protecting me, waking me, and being able to turn the furnace off.
Our days are made of these little things going on constantly.  We go from trials, to rest, to day to day duties.
I  have 3 grown children with families of their own.  They too have these trials.
This week my oldest daughter in California had to rush her daughter to the emergency.  Her daughter had a cold and was playing one day and would not talk or get up and breathing rapidly the next. She had RSV that led to pneumonia.
Prayers were sent out all over.  We as the church, (the believers not the building)  have a life line to a Savior and each other.  
When we unite, we have a strong bond in Jesus Christ.  We can face the trials with encouragement from our fellow believers all over the world and at home.
A word of encouragement came from a cousin that I have not seen for 42 years.  Jeff Browning, he is the Lead Pastor at Washington Christian Church.  He sent me this.

Psalm 94: 18-19
If I should say. "My foot has slipped,"
Thy Loving kindness, O Lord, will hold me up.
When my anxious thoughts multiply within me,
Thy consolations delight my soul.

When trials hit us out of no where, I often become anxious.  The Lord sends comforters to reach out and direct us back to His Word, which gives us "His" peace.
We may not be able to solve the immediate problem on this earth-but we have that eternal peace that can only come from faith in the promises of God for a future that is not on this earth.  
He is the head of the Church and when it comes to His believers, He has the last say about what happens down here to us.  He always knows what is best for us, and what will direct us to Him in this busy life.

A little about Cassie.  We called her the miracle baby.  Her mothers body was not giving her nourishment to grow.  She had to be taken by C-section or she would have died.  She weight 1 lb. 12 oz. when she was born.

The Doll was 7 inches Long

Since we knew when she was to be taken from her mother, prayers went out everywhere.  They went to friends and family and the Church in the US, Canada, and Europe.
Cassie was born without complications. The only thing she had to have was a tube to feed her.  That is a miracle according to the Doctors and Nurses.

Her Hand Fit Inside Her Daddies Wedding Ring

When Carrie went to a class on priemes after she was born, they were asking what complications their babies had as that was the norm.  When it came to Carrie she said that she felt bad for the others and did not want to  say that her baby had none.  But it was a huge witness that she had at that hospital everyday telling of the Lords grace and sharing Jesus Christ and His grace to her and Cassie.

This Is Cassie In 2011

I know that when I went to bed the other night, I felt that the Lord had a plan for this little girls life, as I did when I first looked at her in the hospital right after she was born.
So take courage all that are in trials-the Lord has a plan for all of you-no matter the out come of the trial.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS.  Cassie went home from the hospital today well on her way to recovery.