Friday, December 31, 2010

goodbye 2010...

some questions to reflect on...over here
May God bless you and yours.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


That they have each other to share all this fun stuff with.

Monday, December 20, 2010

something different...

This Christmas we decided to do something different. Instead of adding to the "stuff" we have, my husband and I decided our gift to our children and ourselves would be to be a trip to Florida to spend time with family.
We started off in Central Florida to see Grandma and Grandpa and it was so wonderful to be with them. We don't see them enough but we treasure the time we get to be together.
There are not too far from Disney, so we had planned to spend a day there.
It was a bright blue sunny but crisp day. From there we headed to my sister's to spend time with her family
they live near the Gulf of Mexico.
We went orange picking.
Because of the cold temperatures the oranges were super sweet.
My precious niece...
The tangelo orange is so yummy for juicing.
Wish we brought home more of them.
Another day was for strawberry picking.
We went to a farm where they are grown hydroponically. mmmmm! some fun on the beach for cousins...
first time for this one...

Christmas card perhaps?

We had a really good time together. Not only did we spend time with our family in Florida but we also got to reconnect with each other.

With the older ones in college now,
God only knows if we'll get to make this kind of trip together again.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


I asked dd18 to pick up a new compact for me yesterday. Look what I found when I woke up this morning. I love this perfume! I wouldn't buy it for myself. What a treat!

Thoughtful girl, thank you Love. She is aware that I am not feeling fabulous about my physical appearance at the moment. I have the misfortune/fortune-not completely sure-of gaining weight after pregnancy and not during. Happens every time that way for me. After about a year, things start to balance out and I go back to normal.

Anyway, my sweet girl left this reminder for me this morning. I feel as if God himself spoke these words to me, and indeed He has, through His word...

Go ahead, look it up 1 Peter 3:3-4
It's for all of us.