Thursday, December 31, 2009

My plans.....

Freebie from Scrapgirls digi site.

Good Morning! Well, it is that time of year again... the last day of this year and looking forward to day number one of a brand new year. New Year full of New Beginnings! Well, I'm on the band wagon this year!

As of Saturday morning this will be my new best friend!!

I have a BIG goal set for myself. I know, shouldn't do such big ones but I'm going to.
Goal: Lose 40 Pounds- BUT I'm not putting a time limit on myself to do so. If it takes me a year then it just does.

Other things I am GOING TO DO this year:
Start going back to church.
Pray more.
Use the WII more often to get in better shape.
Play with my kids more.
Scrapbook more.
Blog more.
Clean more. - notice this comes AFTER scrapbooking, hmmmm???? :)
Shop LESS!
Talk LESS - Listen MORE!
Eat LESS chocolate - Eat MORE fruit :(
Complain LESS!

Can she do it? I think she can!

Also, I failed to mention that I am, once again, a Close To My Heart Consultant. So happy to be back with them!!!
If you sign up to be a consultant LOOK at what all you get....

for a fraction of the cost if you bought it all.....

The SPRING catalog is full of beautiful papers and new things you really should go see it here...

Some pictures from Christmas this year..
My middle and youngest boys before opening presents on Christmas Eve night.

This is my oldest son opening his Christmas presents...

Our purdy Chritmas tree

I've never posted one of these... this is me and my hubby. I got a tripod for Christmas and was trying it out for this picture.

This is a better picture of the two of us...

This is mom with our MIRACLE BABY.. Keeli Jo. She weighed one pound and 6 ounces when she was born. Look at her now! She is beautiful and truly a gift and blessing from GOD!!

My Dakota Bob making Rice Crispy Candy with me on Christmas Eve

Saw this in an email I got this morning AND I LIKED IT.... PASSING IT ALONG---
Accept myself, forgive myself, and get back up whenever I fall down.

If you are still with me- Thank you, thank you for reading my blog through this year. I really do want to be a better blogger next year, but we all know sometimes LIFE just happens first.

Whatever your plans are for tonight... be safe and be happy.
Have a Happy New Year and may God bless each and every day in the coming New Year!

Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

December 37 years ago... that is me with my daddy. I miss him so much this year! It seems worse now than before. I know he's still with me, but I just miss him dearly. I dream about him so much lately and I think that is why I miss him, I'm with him in my dreams and wake up and I'm not... makes me miss him that much more. But, no sappy tear jerky stuff today... Just sweet memories to share!

My MawMaw at Christmas supper. Not sure what year it was but look at those glasses! I'd love to have the recipes of all the good food she prepared over the years.

Daddy stealing a kiss from Momma at Christmas...probably around '74, I'm guessing.

Remembering the ones that have long gone home....My uncle Ricky holding me when I was just a few days old.

I'll leave you with a "SWEET" picture... literally... not sure what this was daddy was feeding me, but I've been told it was Pepsi in a bowl and he was using the spoon to feed me!!

Enjoy Christmas with your families and love them with all you have. Never take a minute for granted and always tell them you love them.

Hope Santa is good to all of you out there in blog land tonight! (I think I'm getting a GYPSY for Christmas... I'll let you know for sure!!)

Merry Christmas and God Bless!.........and to All A Good Night!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Only 4 days till Christmas Eve!

I have not blogged since right after Thanksgiving! Shame on Me!!! So much has happened since then... I FINALLY quit my job :) TONS of Christmas shopping then wrapping it all up, working on a scrapbook for a lady and have to have it finished by TOMORROW! I work better under pressure, um, I think!

We had Christmas at mom's yesterday because that is when my brother and his family could be there... and it was good. I took a TON of picts that I will show later. My poor memory card is so full, it'll take all day to upload them to my computer!!

We have developed a new but strange family tradition -- nearly EVERY holiday someone in my family gets hurt, pretty badly too. So, now I cringe at the thought of the holidays because I never know who is going to be next... Let me start off from last year, my step-son's grandma was in the hospital on Thanksgiving. Next, my mom fell the day before Christmas Eve and hit her head. She had 11 stitches, a concussion, a stay in the hospital and didn't get home until about 6:00 pm on Christmas Eve. The very next Easter my oldest son was stepped on by a bull he was riding in the rodeo. He was VERY lucky! He wasn't wearing his head gear and had 7 stitches at the top of his forehead. We were pretty calm until Thanksgiving... My oldest son's grandpa fell out of a tree stand and shattered his ankle! Had to have surgery and pins and it was pretty bad. Well, I knew Christmas was coming and had joked "Wonder who is going to be next"? Well, it was my middle boy, Hunter. He was riding in an ATV mule thingy and his friend was driving. The other boy says he was driving along and then had no control of the steering. Well, they slid a bit and then turned over. It was on Hunter's side. He hurt his ankle pretty bad, but it wasn't fractured- THANK GOODNESS THAT IT WASN'T WORSE THAN IT WAS!!!! He is on crutches and does not like it! He's got to stay off his ankle for about a week then he can start using it again. I think he's going to go crazy before then!! He hates those things!

So you see, when I don't post regularly I come back with a bang hu??

Can't wait till Christmas! We usually have a visit from Santa around 6pm on Christmas Eve. The kids will have a good one this year and I'm so thankful for that. I do think often of the families that are less fortunate... Please pray for the ones that are away from their families this Holiday season, the military men and women who are out there night and day so that we can sleep peacefully at night. Remember the ones who have little or nothing this year. So many families are struggling to find work, food, and even a home to live in. And as bad as it hurts me to think about it, the little ones who will wake up with nothing on Christmas morning. But the ones we really need to keep in our prayers are the ones who don't know what Christmas is all about. The ones without the Gift of Life. When you open your gifts and look around at all the smiling faces and eat all that wonderfully prepared food, just say a prayer for someone... we all know someone who can use those... and I know 100 percent that prayer works!!!!!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Scrappy goodnight!!, er, well it's morning now- got a bit carried away!