Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Charlie Brown Christmas

Linus explains what Christmas is all about. This is one of my favorites! Hope you enjoy...
Merry Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for:

My home that has running water, heat or air condition, electricity, garage with door opener so I can pull into it at night and not be scared, Joey who can't wait to return here after a long week of work and for the LOVE in our home.

My job and the friends that I have made there.

Heart Friends who pray, encourage me and laugh with me.

Dixie our winnie dog who keeps me company.

Surprise presents that students give...Hugs, smiles, pats and laughter!

Thankful for God who sent his son to earth to overcome the world to give us hope and forgiveness and eternal life. "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." Thank-you Jesus!!!

What are you thankful for?
For more Thankful Thursday visit Iris at Grace Alone.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Grown Up Christmas List

Grown Up Christmas List is a beautiful song by Amy Grant. I hope you enjoy....

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday's Quote

"Special Treat"
"Blend equal parts of Faith and Hope mixed well with Charity;Stir in Good Will and Sweet Content and Precious Memory.Add Kindness, Helpfulness and Joy; of Gratitude don't spare;Then drop by drop Love's Essence sweet, and Praises freely share.And don't forget such spices rare as Laughter, Smiles and Fun,Taste often for the best results, ('Tis sweet to mince upon).Now add a Thankful Heart and then, the recipe's complete,Your "Merry Christmas" all will like … so try the season's treat."
--Esther Lloyd Dauber

"May Christmas bring you happiness,
A song to fill your heart
With all the blessings large and small
The season doth impart."
--Garnett Ann Schultz ("My Christmas Wish")

"May Christmas lend a special charm
To all you chance to do.
And may the season light your way
To hopes and dreams anew."
--Garnett Ann Schultz ("My Christmas Wish")

Christmas is just a couple of weeks away....I still don't have a Christmas tree up and not one present has been bought. I am not stressed about this either. I do enjoy Christmas ...this year just seems different for so many reasons. I really like shopping in the hustle and craziness of last minute gifts. I have not always been this way. When Andrea was younger ...I would always try to make sure we bought what was on her list before the crowds was bad. Now that she is older I find that I enjoy last minute shopping. I know this sounds crazy!!! LOL
I decided to look up Christmas quotes and liked these and wanted to share. Do you have a favorite Christmas quote? If so, I would love for you to share it.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for:
Joey ...He works so hard to provide for our family.
The sounds of laughter with my students as we put up the Christmas tree in our classroom.
Seeing their smiles ...oh the fun they had with the tinsel...They even try to decorate me with it!
The joy of holding my new great neice...she is so precious!!
The smell of Johnson's Baby Lotion...I love that smell always brings back such wonderful memories of when Andrea was a baby.
Watching my two neices in their Christmas play on Sunday night. They were magnificent!!
Rocky Road Ice Cream....YUM YUM!!!!
Blog friends who encourage me with comments and prayers!
Friends who call, send e-mails, encourage me and keeps my family in their prayers!
Answered prayers.
That I can call on Jesus any time, any place, any where and HE will always listen!
For my BIBLE...
What are you thankful for?
For more on Thankful Thursday visit Iris at Grace Alone.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

19 Years ago today!!!

I can't believe it has been 19 years!! This day 19 years ago was one of the most important days of my life!! On this day my beautiful daughter Andrea was brought into this world. I can remember everything about this day...
So much has happened in the last year and half ...but it doesn't stop the love that a parent feels for their child. A love that will last a lifetime and after forever.
For Our Daughter...
"A daughter is your heart's delight----it starts when she's a tiny thing
Who charms you with her every smile and sweetly makes your spirit sing.
Then as she grows, your love grows, too.
she seems to weave a magic spell That fills your world with tenderness and wonder, more than words can tell.
One day, you turn around to find a lovely woman, fully grown. She's graceful, strong, and confident, with talents of her very own.
You smile and thank the stars above for all she is and all she's done and celebrate the depth of love a daughter brings to everyone." J. Hund
You're a special gift to the lives of so many people...especially ours!!
What a lovely and amazing young woman you've turned out to be.
Daughter of my heart.
Joy of my life.
Sunshine of my world!!

Happy 19th Birthday Andrea!!
We love you more!!!

I have so much to be thankful for today.
Thankful for a healthy daughter.
Thankful for all the joy she has brought into my life.
Thankful for her physical and mental health.
Thankful for her smile and how it lights up her eyes.
Thankful for all the memories that I have stored in my heart.
Thankful for all answered prayers.
Thankful for Andrea the miracle that God brought into my life!