Friday, December 31, 2010

What the World Needs Now is Love...

Well, it is a mere two hours away from the end of many things to reflect on. It would take me forever and a day to put all of my thoughts down. You don't have time for that and neither do I. So please allow me to share just a few things that are on my heart at the close of this year.

In 2010 I have learned so many life-changing lessons and truths. Here are my top 20:

20. I will never be a size 7 again...ever. So get over it.

19. Restylane and Botox are NOT what they are cracked up to be. Looking like Donald Duck frightened out of his wits is really not attractive.

18. I can't remember this one...

17. The older I get, my leg hair migrates to other parts of my body.

16. When I bend down to tie my shoe, I look to see if there is anything else I need to do while I'm down there.

15. Things on my body are starting to fall off, out, or down.

14. Hair color only works on the hair on your head. (let that one sink in)

13. Napping is not a waste of time.

12. Activia is my friend.

11. All of my classmates are looking really old.

10. I am very blessed! I need to thank God every day for His mercy and grace.

9. Being a grandparent is the best thing ever!

8. Life is precious...I will not take one second of it for granted.

7. A sense of humor is a gift. Laughing is so good for us!

6. I am deeply grateful for the childhood and solid Christian foundation my
parents gave me.

5. I realize more and more that a stable, loving home life is an exception
instead of the norm. I want to give that to my children and grandchildren.

4. My husband is a kind-hearted, generous man who would rather err on the side of being taken advantage of than to be thought of as a greedy, selfish man. I love that about him.

3. I am learning that God is ever present, but I must be still or I may miss hearing from Him.

2. Life is all about relationships. They must be nurtured or they will wither and die.

1. The most important relationship I will ever have is with my Creator. And the most important relationship you will ever have is with HIM.

So, let me begin 2011 by asking you - do you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? HE wants you to know HIM. HE wants to be a part of your life. Will you let HIM in? Will you experience the joy and peace in knowing that God alone loves you more than anyone else will ever love you? I hope so.

What the world truly needs is love...God's love. At least think about it.

The Light of the World is Jesus (Taken this morning as the thunderstorm moved in. 12-31-2010)
Happy New Year and may GOD richly bless you!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Twas the Night Before Christmas

"Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung on a quilt stand
with shower curtain hooks..."

Quilt Stand - Hobby Lobby - $24.99 (it was 75% off)
Shower Hooks - Walmart - $8.99
Stocking Stand - Cheaper than the one from Ballard Designs ($85.00)

Our fireplace mantle is very high, like Paul Bunyan high, so putting stockings way up there is kind of pointless. Thus began the search for a Floor Stocking Stand. I liked the look of one I found in Ballard Designs catalog, but it was too pricey and also became "unavailable". I've been watching it for 2 years now, trying to catch it on sale. Needless to say, when I saw this quilt stand on sale at Hobby Lobby, my wheels started turning and VOILA! I now have my Stocking Stand!

I think I was quite ingenius, don't you?

Have a Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Goose is Getting Fat!

♪♪Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat♪♪... Yes, Christmas is coming! It's hard to believe that Christmas is almost here. Some days it seems the year has flown by, other days it feels like the year has lasted a decade. Either way, the year has been full of much activity and many blessings!

This will probably be my last post until after Christmas, as each day gets busier and busier...with wrapping, cooking, traveling, and finally settling in for a nice cozy Christmas right here with my DH, kids, kidlets and dogs!

Below you will find just a sampling of the Christmas spirit in progress...

Sanni and Her Kidlets

Even Cowboys Like Christmas!

Le TreeLe Bird in Le TreeLe Star in Le Tree
Le Star in Le Basket

Le Stairs

Le Stairs Again

Le Angel on Le Stairs

Inside Looking Out

Buddy Helps Me Wrap

The Cutest Dog in the World


May God richly bless each of you this Christmas and throughout the New Year!