If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Happy Anniversary

Twenty-eight years ago today I married the love of my life. I would not change that decision for anything in this world.  Sweetheart, I love you with all my heart. Happy Anniversary and I hope we have many more.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Foto Friends


 Here are a  few pictures I took this week.  Click the button above to go see everyone else's pictures.

Beautiful pink skies while heading into work

Love seeing the moon in the morning hours or anytime during the day

getting a peek at the farm behind our house

The birds have finally found the feeder I put out a month or so ago

My newest Vera Bradley (see the Mickey heads)

The Lining is Mickey Mouse.  This satisfies my need for Disney and Vera Bradley.  haha

That's all I have this week.  Hope you all have a great weekend.  I'm so happy because I have a 3 day weekend.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thankful Thursday


A year ago today I had my port put in for chemo. While I was in surgery my father passed away.  So this day one year ago was not such a great day.  But that being said, I guess it wasn't the worst of days either. Without the port, chemo treatments would have been even worse. At least with the port I didn't have to be stuck with a needle every time.

As for my dad's passing, that was the day my dad got to see Jesus face to face. Just think about it. That must have been so awesome. Plus he got to see my mom again and my brother.  He also got to see his parents and his brothers and sisters that passed before him. What a day that must have been. I miss my parents but I wouldn't wish them back for anything. I'm so glad they are no longer suffering and they're in the place I'm striving to get to some day.

I am so thankful to have had the parents that God gave me. I am so blessed. They taught me about Jesus and His saving grace. They showed me how to love and care for others. They truly showed me what it means to be a Christian and to help and be an encouragement to others. I love you mom and dad and miss you both.

I am also thankful for the cancer treatments I've received this last year.  And for all the doctors and nurses and technicians and aids who took care of me. I'm thankful that my treatments are finished and that I'm recovering well.

I'm thankful for my husband who has been with me each and every day of this journey. I'm not sure I would have been strong enough to endure this without him. Thank you God for my husband.

I'm thankful too for each one of you who prayed for me or said an encouraging word. Or maybe you sent me a card or a text or email. Each contact meant so much to me and kept me encouraged. I am so  grateful to each one of you.

Also, I'm thankful for what I've learned about God during all this. How He's shown me how much He loves me and how faithful He is. There have been some really scary times, but God was always there to comfort and love me. I don't know about my future (none of us do). I don't know for sure that the cancer won't come back, but I do know that God is with me no matter what happens. I'm learning to trust Him more and more.  I know I'm in God's hands and that is the best place to be.  And that is where I intend to stay. I hope you know my Jesus too.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for the Hodgepodge.  Click the button to the left if yo want to play along.

1. What do/did you call your grandparents? If it's something unusual tell us the story behind the name. If you're a grandparent what do your grands call you? Who chose your moniker?
I called my grandparents, grandma and grandpa. I have one grandson and he's too little to call me anything but my daughter wants him to call me Gigi and hubby is papaw. I let my daughter choose the name. I'm happy with anything just as long as I get to be with him. 😍 Our honorary granddaughter calls us nana and papa. Again this was the mommy's choice. 

2. Ever taken a road trip along the California Coast? If so what was the highlight of your trek? If not, any desire to do so? If you were to take a trip along the California Coast what's one attraction you'd have on your must-see list?
I've never been but would love to take a trip there. I'd like to see as much as I could. 

3. What are three things you don't know how to do?
Play guitar, fly a plane, perform surgery.

4. Tom Peters is quoted as saying, 'Celebrate what you want to see more of.' If that's true what will you celebrate and more importantly, how will you celebrate?
I want to see more time with the one I love and I will celebrate that by spending as much time with him as possible. I love my husband and there is no one on this earth I want to be with more than him. Our quiet evenings at home  are some if my favorite times. 

5. Thursday (February 16) is National Almond Day. Do you like almonds? Which would you prefer-an Almond Joy or a macaron? What's something you make that calls for almonds?
Yes, I like almonds. I prefer an Almond Joy. Can't think of anything. I just eat them plain.

6. What does Saturday morning look like at your house?
It changes all the time. I prefer to sleep in or at least just relax by reading or whatever. Then go to an early lunch. 

7. Share with us a favorite book you've read this winter.
Haven't done much reading this winter yet. Planning to read The Shack again though.  Plus I have plans to go see the movie when it comes out in a couple of weeks.

8. Insert your own random thought here.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thankful Thursday

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This week I am so thankful for my friend.  She made me a quilt and it is absolutely gorgeous.  It has the pink breast cancer ribbon on it.  She said she made it for me because I have beat cancer's butt.  She also made one for my puppy because she stayed by my side through it all.  I love it!  Here are a couple pictures of it.  And let me tell you, the pictures do not do it justice.

Isn't it gorgeous?

Here's a close-up of  the material

And here is Lucy sitting on her quilt.
 Thank you so much Brenda.  You are such a wonderful friend and I am thankful for you.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What's the last thing you did that someone else thought was super?
Nothing comes readily to mind.

2. The last thing you ate that tasted superb?
Soup beans and cornbread on Monday night.  They were made by a lady at church.

3. Supersensitive, superstitious, superwoman, superambitious, supercilious, supervisor, superficial...pick a super word from the list and tell us how it relates to your life in some way recently or currently.
I asked my husband this and he said to tell you he things I'm super all the way around.  And as long as he and God thinks I'm super that's all that matters.

4. Do you love easily? If you're comfortable doing so, explain why you think that is.
Sometimes yes, sometimes not so much.  

5. Valentine's Day lands on a Tuesday this year. Will you mark the day in some way?
I'll probably get a card for hubby.   We may go out to dinner too.  We really haven't talked about it yet. If you're celebrating with a dinner out somewhere will it be on Tuesday or will you celebrate over the weekend? We'll probably do more of a celebration over the weekend as our anniversary is Saturday, the 18th.  It'll be a combo thing.

6. What's something you are loving right now?
Hubby and I are watching the old TV series "Crossing Jordan" and we are both enjoying it.  I don't know why, but we never watched it when it was actually on.

7 Write a three word (or less) phrase you'd like to see on a Valentine candy heart.
"Colton loves Gigi"...That little boy just has me wrapped around his little finger.


8.  Insert your own random thought here.