Monday, December 31, 2012

At the beach !

We spent the last weekend of 2012 at the beach with wonderful friends, even though it was cold, it was a lot of fun! Sue and I have been friends since we were 12 years old. Our children and Grandchildren have played together. We can go long periods of time without seeing each other and always pickup like we have never been apart.

Friday, December 28, 2012

A wonderful Christmas !

Christmas came and went so fast, I wish it had lasted a little longer. My house was full of loved ones, we enjoyed exchanging gifts, watching the Grandchildren play and eating too much! Now its just me and hubby with our dog and cat and wonderful new memories! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I am now looking forward to the wonderful New Year!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Secret Santa !

I joined in with the" Secret Santa" that Suzanne ( Colorado Lady ) has been hosting. It was a lot of fun, I had a good time shopping for my friend and hope she enjoys the things I chose for her. I received my package yesterday, it included some of my favorite things: A Christmas Tea Book, Holiday Tea, cookie wafers, a candle (that I am burning now) it smells wonderful, Teapot napkin rings (these are adorable) some vintage homemade things from 40's and 50's and a note about each gift! I can tell she put a lot of thought in to what I would like,thank you so much Caroline!

Monday, December 10, 2012

I had my three youngest Grandchildren all weekend. ( The older one is 15 and thought he was too old to join us for this this year) We made cookies, watched Christmas movies and put up the Christmas tree!I downsized the tree this year and I am not so sure I like it, but it does look better than it does in the photos! I do enjoy doing these kind of things with them! I am going to try to post pictures we took and hope they post!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Found my pics

I am posting some of my Christmas decor, my camera or the photographer did not do such a good job of taking the pics but here is what I have been doing this past weekend.This Sunday I will have the grandchildren over to decorate the tree, I do enjoy doing that with my grandchildren! Oh as you will see, I have roses blooming along with my Christmas decorations, something just does not seem right about that,I would much rather have snow but not much chance of that with lows of 50 and highs of 80 we have forecast for today!Well pics will come later. I had to have computer worked on and setting are now different and I cannot find the pics I just down loaded !

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Playing house !

Thanksgiving decor is down and now the Christmas decorating begins! I love this, I recently read that women love decorating their homes because we are getting to  "play house" I have always called it piddling but I think playing house is pretty accurate. So I am now looking forward to playing house this week!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Early Thanksgiving !

I have the house to myself this morning. I am busy getting my Thanksgiving dinner ready for tomorrow and listening to Christmas music, life is good! We are celebrating our Thanksgiving early this year because some had to work Thanksgiving day this year. So for the first time we will have our family gathering early and on Thanksgiving Day we will be going to the mts. in Tenn. and N.C.  I am so excited! We had a trip planned earlier this month but had car problems and could not go as planned. I have never gone anywhere on a major holiday before, family always come to me, and I love that, but it is exciting that this year I will be going away for the holiday! Earlier this month, I was sad that all my family could not be here Thanksgiving Day, but it has all worked out better than I could imagine. I get my family thanksgiving and my trip on thanksgiving! God is so good, I do believe that he worked this just for me!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

It was a Happy Halloween !

We had a very nice Halloween at our house again this year, for 3 hours we had a steady stream of trick-or- treaters last year a neighbor counted 700, I think it was more than that this year. Our subdivision has the reputation as the place to go and they do. I think everyone enjoys it. I made a big pot of chili and put out lots of toppings, the children and grandchildren were all here and this grandma had a great time!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It is a sunny 50 degrees at my home this morning, the birds are singing in the backyard and squirrels are running along the top of the fence. I am trying to have my morning coffee on the patio, but it is chilly, think I will have to go inside. My thoughts and prayers are with all of those who were in the path of "sandy"

Saturday, October 20, 2012

I have a new baby, isn't he the cutest little thing. We have not had a cat in many years, but recently I have been looking for one without knowing that my husband had been doing the same thing, when I found this one on the internet yesterday, I knew he was the one, so I called my husband and told him that I had been looking and found the one I wanted, he was excited and said he had been looking too, so he took off work early and we drove the 80 miles to get him. He is the perfect addition to our family! Today is my also my 1st grandchilds birthday, 15 years ago today I became a grandma! I am so blessed!!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thank God for his protection !

I have to share this with all my blogging friends. A few nights ago my daughter who is a police officer was patroling when for no apparent reason, it was not storming not even raining when a huge tree fell on her car right over the driver side, she was trapped in the car for awhile as power lines were down all around her car and the tree had to be removed in sections, she very calmly called in the incident on her radio,other officers including her husband could not understand how she was so calm on the radio, they have replayed the tape several times and everyone is amazed that her voice sounds so normal. I pray for each of my family members every day and ask for God's protection over them. I knew from the night that this happened that Gods hand was over her, she had no injuries at all! I knew there had to be a reason this happened but had no idea until today when my daughter and I were talking and she told me that the night it happened they were going to be doing traffic stops, I now believe that this is the reason the tree fell on her car at that exact time but did not harm her at all,she was being protected from making a stop that could have been very dangerous. This was also why she was so calm,God was with her in that car that night.Thank you God!