Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The gift of light

I have had a Home Depot gift card just burning a hole in my pocket for about a month now, and this weekend I finally used it.

I have been wanting to change the lights in the dining room and kitchen for a while now, and since I had some funds available then I decided to go for it while I was able to get my husband to help me.

We started off with these standard brass chandeliers in the dining room.

I know, don't look at the mess on the table.  It's the light you should be focusing on.

So, here is what we have now.

Isn't it amazing?  

I absolutely love it.

So we went ahead and took down the chandelier in the kitchen and put up one of these beauties in there also.

Ta Da!!!!

I know, I really do need to clean off my tables.  

That will be next on my to do list, I promise.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Changing times

Whew, where does the time go, right?  I know, it's been too long, and honestly I don't really have any excuses except that I have had some changes which I am about to tell you.  I also didn't really feel like I had anything worth talking about.  

As I was saying that yesterday, I read a blog about something random that happened and it was so funny I laughed my head off.  Really funny.  So that made me think what happens to me might just be more interesting than I thought.

So, since I've been gone my sweet baby boy has gotten married.

And it was awesome!

His bride wanted a beach wedding, so guess what?  

She got it!

It couldn't have been any more perfect.  It wasn't too hot, it was around 78 and a little breezy, but it was just perfect.

This is the sweet bride with her parents.  I can't tell you what great people they are, it was such fun helping all of them with the wedding.  

We were so lucky that our Pastor was able to marry them, he is such a great person and he is retiring this month and I hate to see him leave.  He has been such a great teacher and inspiration to me.

They look so happy don't they?

We were so lucky my mom and my Aunt (who is like a second mother to me) were able to go.

My son's best friend since birth practically was with us also, and I would just like to say some girl will never have a dull moment with this guy.  He is awesome!

These last ones are just some family pics that we took, and some are just because.

Mr. Wonderful's family

Baby boy's family

My people

We had such a great time, it was truly a celebration!!!!

We are blessed to be such a close family and I love that about us, the new bride loves it too.  

While it was sad to let go of our sweet boy, we gained a wonderful daughter and we love them beyond measure.

One of the things that stands out the most in my mind about the day is when we were all at the house getting ready to leave for the beach and my husband wanted to pray for the new couple and it was so sweet.  

So, that's what I've been doing, letting go of the past and moving on into the future.  I had a boss once who told me young people shouldn't have a problem with change it's the older ones who have a hard time moving on.   I suppose that's true, but I guess I was ready for a little change.  I am learning to celebrate the now, exactly where I am at this moment, and it's pretty good.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

It's that time again

I can't believe it's already time for me to head back to the Dr. for my yearly physical.

Yes, I know, I can hardly wait to see what kind of paper gown we have this year, and the probing and all the fun stuff that comes along with a physical.

It's just mind blowing how much fun it can be, right? 

And I know that when I am done with that little adventure, I will be scheduling the
annual mammogram.

And who doesn't love that?

But it does save lives, so we keep on doing it.

So if you haven't been to the Dr. lately, make an appointment.  Prevention is
the best medicine, after laughter of course.

And please don't deprive yourself the joy of a mammogram, it's an experience
everyone should get to enjoy.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A Gift to myself

I am one of those people who usually buys myself a little something for Christmas.

So, this year was no exception.

I bought myself this. . . . 

I know I get excited just thinking about it!!!

So, I played around and tried to figure out what I was doing, and I would like to say
there is nothing that you can't learn to do on youtube.  

And I'm not sure if that is a good thing or not, but it turned out good for me.

So, after finally figuring out how to download fonts and get them to the silhouette
program, I finished my first real project.

I LOVE it!!!!

I can't wait to make something else!!!

Look again, just for fun.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Looking back at 2013

Can you believe that this is the last day of 2013?

December 31st?  Really?

What about new years resolutions?

Got any?  I'm not really sure if I'm going to participate in resolutions this year.  I think last year I set a few goals that I wanted to accomplish, and I think I got some of them done.
But I don't like to set myself up for failure if you know what I mean so if I do set any
goals this year, they will be simple and hopefully easy to keep.

When I was thinking back on all that's happened this year I was trying to think
about what I learned from everything.

My son and his fiancee set a date to get married so that has been a change for us, but if he's happy, and I like her so I am pretty happy.
That said, I want him to be ready for what awaits him.  
Not a lot I can do at this point except pray for him and his new bride and trust Jesus.

This year, most of my family has maintained their health so that is a great blessing.
After a year or so of some bad health, maintaining is awesome!

My sweet baby girl started college, still doesn't know what she wants to be when she grows up, but she's trying to narrow down the field.  

Man, it's hard to be a grown up!

I started helping with our youth group which I never thought I would love as much as
I do!  That has been awesome!

I have felt the last 3 months like time has been flying by, there are days when I feel I don't have 5 minutes to myself, so I would like to try to carve out some ME time.  

Maybe that will be one of my goals.

Although when I try to do something for me, I sometimes feel a little selfish when 
I do that, so maybe I'll just try not to be so selfish.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone