Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I found The Scrapping Stamper blog through  fisk-a-teers and decided to do the challenge she has up for this month.
Here is my take on the sketch she posted
I used some photos from Easter 1988 Joanne, Laura and Jared stylin' in their Easter best. :)
I don't know if I am happy with it or not, as

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My heart is happy today :)

Last week the most wonderful Elizabeth had a pre birthday give away on her blog
 Creative Breathing.
It is the most wonderful place, if you have never had a visit there, you must drop in and meet her and the wonderful characters she creates.
Like this one

A cute as can be little fall peg doll one of which is sitting on my shelf today.
And this one


See the little yellow fella he is at my house too and he is sitting on top of the clock keeping an eye on things, his little bluebird singing a happy tune.
 His banner reminding me that it is fall (even at 80 degrees and humid!).

She shares her life with us in stories she tells with her little characters. Her life has been very interesting to say the least; and one day I hope we can sit together and talk.
I have a feeling we could gab for hours and hours.

Thank You so much E. getting your package in the mail made my heart smile.
I am blessed beyond measure to count you as a friend.
Happy Birthday! ( a couple of days early) Thank you for sharing it with me.

Friday, September 23, 2011


Mermaids that were designed for and are displayed all over the city of Norfolk

Linking the pretty pink mermaids up to  Pink Saturday

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


**Ok first an update on Lee, his blood sugar and blood pressure are down from a week ago. His bp is almost normal thanks to his medication. His blood sugar is down from a week ago, but still very high, last Wednesday it was 518 this morning his fasting blood sugar was 245, still high but dropping. We were not able to get all his medications until Saturday, so he has been on them only 5 days now. Please keep him in your prayers. Me too! **

Now on to today's post.
I have posed in the past about the Kendrick brothers and their films, Flywheel, Facing the Giants and Fireproof; all made in Albany, Georgia and through their church, Sherwood Baptist Church.
Well their newest film hits the theater in 9 days! September 30th!
Courageous is a movie about fathers. These fathers all are Police Officers

and Courageous is their story.
I encourage you to visit their website to see the trailer and learn more.
I can tell you in all honesty well in my opinion anyway,  God has a call on the lives of Alex and Stephen Kendrick. They are wonderful story tellers and the stories they weave teach great lessons in Faith and the love of God.
The movies they write, direct, edit, produce and act in are a blessing that can not be measured.
Every time we watch them (which is often) I feel renewed in my spirit.
If you have not seen any of them yet I hope you will.
I do not have the words to properly express the impact these wonderful films have made in our lives and marriage. What a blessing they are to us.
So set the date for Sept. 30th and make a movie date with your family.

*I am in no way compensated for promoting this, I just love them and I know you will too.*

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Yesterday started out as a bit busy....
Lee had an appointment with the Ortho doc. who did his surgery 3 years ago, he still has constant pain and they are trying to figure out why.
He was feeling tired, but that is usual for him, then we had lunch, he treated me to Chic-fil-A (I can't remember the last time we went there!) Then we had another stop to make at a medical facility. I noticed while we were eating lunch his hand was shaking a bit, well by the time he was filling out paperwork at the medical facility he was having tremors so bad he could not hold a pen, he was pale, and nauseous, and could barely stand, they brought him out to me and told me to take him directly to the E.R. across the street, they thought he may be having a stroke.
What! OK be calm!
Long, Long, Long story short, thank God it was not a stroke!
His blood sugar however was....518! My STARS! If you don't know your normal numbers should be around the 100 range, his blood was like pumping corn syrup through his veins! No wonder he never feels good. He has been feeling bad for a while and thought it was just his blood pressure.
Now we know, but it was a rough, long day. Today he will be resting and setting up appointments with his doctor.
Please pray for him and us as financially I don't know how we are gonna cover all this, and the changes we will have to make.
Thank You God for Diabetes and not a stroke.
(It is hard to be thankful for Diabetes, but I am so blessed to have him Diabetic and not a victim of a stroke)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Lee and I love British comedy. We especially enjoy

image from Internet search
Hyacinth and Richard Bucket (pronounced Bouquet!)
of Keeping Up Appearances.
Hyacinth so wants to be an Aristocrat, but is much to her dismay only middle class!
At least that is above the status of her sisters Rose and Daisy oh and Daisy's husband Onslow! But her sister Violet had married a wealthy man and has a Mercedes, sauna and room for a pony! LOL
We checked out the entire series from our Library and we have been watching the 30 minutes episodes for 3 days (we start and stop)
image from Internet search
We have enjoyed this clan for many years I think the first time we watched it on PBS was in 1995 or 1996, they are hysterical!
If you have not seen this show try to catch it on your PBS station or on BBC America (we no longer have cable/satellite so we get it on PBS on Saturday night here).Hyacinth and the messes she gets into will leave you in stitches.
Patricia Routledge plays Hyacinth and is perfect.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday Friends!
The most wonderful Beverly (whose link is on my sidebar) is hosting us for another pink fest. Thank You Beverly, it's the highlight of my week.
This week flew by for me, I have not even posted on my blog all week!
Well at least I made it today.
I used papers and embellishments from my stash.
For my post this week I thought I'd share this with ya...
I am thinking about printing up some post cards, I have done a couple of post cards swaps at Kandeland I purchased cards each time Pin Up Art cards for the first one (I LOVE old Pin Up girls art) and this time I picked all Virginia themed ones. Through out the year I'll pick some up and send them out too.
So I thought I can make my own...maybe so this is what I came up with.
What do you think? Too cutesy? Too juvenile? Too Busy?
Would you like to get a card like this in the mail?
To print or not to print...that is the question! PLEASE let me know what you think :)
I wish you all a day filled with love and joy.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Pink Saturday

I am missing my dear friend Angie today.
We met almost 20 years ago at work.
At the time I was the receptionist at a Floral wholesaler and she was hired as a cashier, I "trained" her on the register and we became fast friends.

Angie and I at Niagara Park, Canada in October 2004 (PINK sweater and though in this photo you can't tell pink flowers too )
LONG story short, she moved to Missouri to take care of her grandad and later moved back to her original home in Illinois, we kept in touch, but had not seen each other in ages so in 2004 we decided to have  a trip, just the 2 of us. We decided to meet in western Pennsylvania, and we would figure it out from there...

Stayed there for a bit and decided we both wanted to see Niagara, so we took off and went north.
It was so beautiful! We walked all over the US and Canadian sides, took a tour, had a  lovely meals, watched glass be blown.... I could go on and on!
It is an amazing sight!
BEAUTIFUL day and night.
We did the Maid of the Mist trip around the falls, there are no words to describe the beauty of it.

We had a great time! It was lovely, she is a great friend and I enjoy her company. We need to get together again sometime. I do miss her so much.
I can't believe we have known each other near 20 years, her boys are all grown up and it seems just yesterday she was here and they were little :)
Love and miss you Angie. Kindred is what we are :)