Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wordless Wednesday-Happy New Year!

To see other Wordless Wednesday's visit 5 Minutes for Mom and link up!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Super Snapshot Saturday

I love to take pictures!

It's my photo journal of our journey through life.

It all began in...
...and along the way we
built a...

If you like to take pictures,
join in with Angel at Emily Makes 3.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Keely's doing her Sunday Funday-Getting to Know You. Hop, Mklinky, over, join in and answer this weeks questions.

Today's questions..

1. Middle name?


2. What do you think is your best asset (physical)?

I would say my legs

3. If you could only eat one type of cuisine for a year, what would it be (Mexican, American,Chinese..etc.)?

Living 2 miles from Mexico, definately Mexican

4. Walmart or Target?

Target, but shop Walmart/Sam's Club for staples.

5. Favorite State besides the one you live in?


6. What side of the bed do you sleep on, left or right?


7. King or Queen size bed?


8. Beer or wine?

Neither, might have A glass of wine or A bottle of beer a few times a year, but thats about all.

9. or room temp?

Prefer it on ice, but sometimes one must settle.

10. it or hate it?

Absolutely, definately, LOVE it!
Now it's your turn, and don't forget to link up to MannLand5.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

How to Donate Soda Can Tabs

After I read Welcome to the Nuthouse's post on the Yoplait tops, I wanted to share something we did for years at my hubby's parents house.

They, along with our Uncle on Orcas Island, collected soda pop tops for the Lions Club. Us, along with our children, knew when a soda was finished, you rinsed it out, popped the top off, put the top in a mason jar and the can in the recycle bin. Unc for Orc would come down every fall and collect the tops.

I love the memories! After reading the article below, I think we will pick up where they left off.

How to Donate Soda Can Tabs

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Live today because tomorrow is not promised...

I love the emails I receive, here's one I would like to share.

One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore". No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute.." Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say "I love you."

So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when it's broken and heal it when it's sick. This is true for marriage......And old cars... And children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.

Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a sister-in-law after divorce. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special.. And so, we keep them close!

I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'! Then I sent it to the people I think of in the same way.... Now it's your turn to send this to all those people who are "keepers" in your life, including the person who sent it, if you feel that way. Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know you love them?

I was thinking...I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends know you love them, even if you think they don't love you back.

Live today because tomorrow is not promised..

Monday, December 14, 2009

I Heart Faces

While I am confined to bed for a few days, what better way to pass the time but to blog, read blogs, find new blogs...and with the latter, with the help of Emily Makes Three, I found...

Believe me, I AM an AMATURE when it comes to photography, but do love taking pictures of Our Journey Through LIFE with my liitle ol Kodak EasyShare Z1015 IS. Someday I hope for one of those Canon Rebels, but until our remodel is finished, it will have to wait.

Without further ado, my photo for this weeks challenge "Pet's Only" Tucker, our 6 year old, Miniature Chihuahua, who loves going to the NASCAR race's. He love's snuggling in blankets even more.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Who is the Susie in your life?

I received this email and thought I would post it instead of sending it out to other's that had probably already received it. Maybe you have received it also, or have read it before, and if so, then just skip right on past. I am a bit drained and instead of coming up with something of my own, excuse me while I'll cheat, just a little for tonight.


Come with me to a third grade classroom.

There is a nine year old boy sitting at his desk and all of a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot possibly imagine how this has happened. It's never happened before, and he knows that when the boys find out he will never hear the end of it. When the girls find out, they will never speak to him again as long as he lives.

The boy believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his head down and prays this prayer, 'Dear God, this is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes from now I'm dead meat.'

He looks up from his prayer and here comes the teacher with a look in her eyes that says he has been discovered. As the teacher is walking toward him, a class mate named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is filled with water. Susie trips in front of the teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water in the boy's lap.

The boy pretends to be angry, but all the while is saying to himself, 'Thank you, Lord! Thank you, Lord!'

Now all of a sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule, the boy is the object of sympathy. The teacher rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts to put on while his pants dry out. All the other children are on their hands and knees cleaning up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful. But as life would have it, the ridicule that should have been his has been transferred to someone else - Susie.

She tries to help, but they tell her to get out. You've done enough, you klutz!'

Finally, at the end of the day, as they are waiting for the bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers, 'You did that on purpose, didn't you?' Susie whispers back, 'I wet my pants once too.'

May God help us see the opportunities that are always around us to do good.

Remember.....Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car. Each and everyone one of us is going through tough times right now, but God is getting ready to bless you in a way that only He can. Keep the faith.

My instructions were to pick four (4) people that I wanted God to bless, and I picked you. Please pass this to at least four (4) people you want to be blessed and a copy back to me.

This prayer is powerful, and prayer is one of the best gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards. Let's continue to pray for one another.

The Prayer:

Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those that I care deeply for, who are reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of Your love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings. Amen.

(If the Lord lays upon your heart to send this to more than four '4' people, you are truly blessed)


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