Sunday, February 22, 2015


HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the most amazing mom in the entire 

world!! She would have been 86 today. As each year passes   

without my sweet mother, I just love her more and more. 

Mother and her cross-eyed girl!
When I was growing up, we didn't have much, yet we had 
E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. My childhood is something I will 
never take for granted and will forever be grateful for. The 
love we had as a family is a precious gem...that for whatever 
reason, God decided to bless us with. What we lacked in 
"things", God surpassed in love. Glory to Him! 

Little did I know, later in life I would have the opportunity to 

do things for my mother that she never dreamed she would 

ever be able to do. Thank you, Jesus for allowing me to do 

this! Oh, the places we would go...the things we would see... 

the adventures we would share. 

Our trip to Italy
Off to see Phantom of the Opera!

Phantom of the Opera Again!

Trip to L.A. 
Do I look over excited to you...maybe even a little boxy? 
I must have borrowed the shoulder pads from one of the football players.

Mother and Dom at the taping of Candid Camera


Sarah's Wedding Shower
 At least 25 years and 40 pounds ago (10 lbs of hair)

Today, I remember my mother. I love her. I miss her. And I hope to 
be half the woman she was. Mom, until we meet again...

God be with you till we meet again;
By His counsels guide, uphold you,
With His sheep securely fold you;
God be with you till we meet again.

God be with you till we meet again;
Ended when for you earth's story,
Israel's chariot sweep to glory;
God be with you till we meet again.

Till we meet, till we meet,
Till we meet again at Jesus' feet;
Till we meet, till we meet,
God be with you till we meet again. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Prodigal Blogger

Wow, I've been away far too long. My last entry on this blog was February 22, 2012, my Mother's birthday. (well, not the 2012 part) hehe 

So, here I am. I have returned. Let's celebrate! Go kill the fatted calf! How can I possibly catch up, in a timely manner, on the last...oh my goodness, I just looked at the calendar and not even realzing it, today is also the 22nd...not of February, but of January, just one month short of 3 years later! That is CRAZY. (insert Twilight Zone music) 

I think I'll just give a quick summary of the missing years. Besides, according to the Bible, you are supposed to be glad to see me and not hold the missing time against me, right? So, let's catch up!  

1.  I still love cows and sunsets. (upside down cows?)

2.  My beautiful, goofy kidlets are growing so fast!

3. Matt graduated with a Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist 
Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. 

4.  I am obsessed with tadpoles and frogs.

5.  I am a woman of many characters. Meet Velma.

6.  I enjoy cold, gloomy days...
and trees with only one leaf.

7.  I know that God keeps His promises!

8.  Watching storms move in from 
the back porch is my favorite.

9.  Reflecting is good for the soul. 

10.  I sometimes stalk butterflies.

11.  I have to watch my tongue around here. 
never know who might be listening.

12.  I have smelled the rain.

13.  Every 5 weeks I have to wash that 
gray right out of my hair. As I age, I
am getting shorter and more square.

14.  I like to sneak up on snakes.

15.  Rescuing critters from the pool is a daily activity!

16.  I raise tadpoles and provide them 
with tiny turtle taxis.

17.  I love to photograph flowers!

18.  Family vacations are the best!

19.  Still in love after all these years!

20.  I'm guilty of a warped sense of humor. (don't deny that you 
see the humor in this cow scratching her booty on the fence) 

21.  I laugh at potty humor...but I swear, when I took this photo, I did
 NOT see the "potty break" going on above Little White's head.

22.  Home is where my heart is. *sigh*

23.  Buddy finally got his license!

24.  Being an alien is really fun! 

25.  I am a Christ follower and I pray that my 
light will always shine for Him!

Until next time! And let's hope it's not three years from now...