Monday, November 29, 2010


Did you ever wonder why there are no dead penguins on the ice in Antarctica - where do they go ?

It is a known fact that the penguin is a very ritualistic bird which lives an extremely ordered and complex life.
The penguin is very committed to its family and will mate for life, as well as maintaining a form of compassionate contact with its offspring throughout its life.

If a penguin is found dead on the ice surface, other members of the family and social circle have been known to dig holes in the ice, using their vestigial wings and beaks, until the hole is deep enough for the dead bird to be rolled into and buried.

The penguins then gather in a circle around the fresh grave and sing:

"Freeze a jolly good fellow"

"Freeze a jolly good fellow."

"Then they kick him in the ice hole."

Go to fullsize image.. oh my goodness.. this cracked me up!
i just had to share it
i hope you enjoyed the laugh as much as i did!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

week of five, six and seven

thankful for another day off of work..yee ha
 (probably will never happen again)
thankful that i didn't have anything "special" to by on the busiest shopping day of the year...
....just shopping and not "worrying" about the time.

then back home for family game time..

making "LIFE" decisions...hmmm

not liking "LIFE" .. right now

Karlie likes "LIFE"  :D

looks like Dale is liking what "LIFE" is bringing KtB....
really hoping he wins this game of "LIFE"
..(..just so you know ..he did win)

thankful that Christmas decorations are up and ..even though i didn't do as much as i normally do.. i am still glad they are up

love the Merry CHRISTmas over the nativity scene

no one here likes this tree ..but ME!
just small and simple

another small and simple one.. i like this one too..
Ktb's tree.. .. i like it
ok.. this one is really small..
my "beachy Christmas tree".. i like it :D

my house smells like Christmas...liking that too!
Karlie ... sporting one of her new Christmas sweaters cute is clean
.. oh and i redecorated my bedroom too....
I LIKE IT ALL.. that's all that matters.. right?
.. now we can rest...

as i look back over the week..
... as i look at our family "what are you thankful for " board...
i think of just how blessed we are..  it is overwhelming!
God is so so good to me!
...not even a "year of thankfulness" would cover it.

Praise the Lord for HE is good!
thank you Lord for ALL your blessings!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

week of four

Today is Thanksgiving Day..
so i am off.. for that.... i am thankful!

i will rest.. maybe catch the Parade.. maybe decorate..
 and maybe do nothing.. well besides eat turkey..ha
whew.. got all caught -up in "being off"... and doing nothing

today i am thankful for my friends, i (we) have many but today i am especially thankful for...

My Photo
 *"my best friend" Deidre!

as i look back, i remember when we met  .. 'on a mission trip '
(. ... is that tomatoes?)... lol
then i look at all we have done together... regardless if it is something serious such as a Bible Study or just a fun day shopping.
          .... it usually includes lots of laughter
  (latest ...being a trip to S.Park
      .. i think i laughed more than you did...OK i know i did )
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                                                                                                                                           everyone needs a best friend,
   one who loves the Lord,
       one that will be honest and tell you things that you may not want to hear,
         one that encourages you
            one to have fun and  laugh with!
i am blessed to have a best friend like you!

 i love you Deidre!

*For Scottie and Michelle

he's so "not" sweet
...ha, just kiddin'.. kinda

she's so sweet
..isn't it amazing how the Lord works!
who knew that our kids would "fall in love".. and would bring us together as good friends.. and now we are gonna be family.

we have so much fun together ...
    playing games....
     "rook".(our favorite)   ..."rummy". "banandagrams".."scrabble"..etc.

Josie (left) and Karlie (right)

just fun family time!

we love each other.. our kids love each other..our dogs love each other..
we are blessed to have you as our friends!

 we love you Scottie and Michelle!.. and Josie

Thank you Lord for our friends!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

week of Thankfulness... day three

i am thankful for my work family
i have to say that i work with the best people in the world!
and i love them very much!
are they REALLYworking...hmm

always smiling.. even at work :)
yeap.. she loves her job!
our "fearless leader".. workin' away
i think she is sayin' .. WHAT.. "why are you taking my picture?"
he "posed" for his picture.. ha
A Month of Thankfulness at the Office
... see told ya' we have the BEST here at work!

the Deputy's.. we love them..
Karlie does too!

Thank you Lord for my work place
... and the wonderful people i work with!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Week of Thankfulness two

i am thankful for my church!
i have been at WGBC.. all my life!
i was raised here...
 i met my husband here..
   we have raised our children here..
   and God is here!
.. i know .. no other place.. and i am just fine with that!

i love my Pastor...uhm (i better... since he is my husband)
i love my Associates Pastor  (Paul and Kim...i love you!) and his family (Liz..and Brandon.. i love you too)
i love the ladies in my Sunday School Class :)
i love my friends
i love my church family!.. God has blessed in soooo many ways!
... Thank you Lord for WGBC

Monday, November 22, 2010

a week of "Thankfulness"

today i am thankful for my family
God has truly blessed me with the most wonderful family

Dale.. my sweet WONDEFUL husband
relaxing  :)

Happy Day.. 2010 Bow Season
always. thinkin'..uhm AmaZinG, WONDERFUL, son
always... playing some type of music... 

 the "cut-up"
KatieBeth... my AmaZingG WONDEFRUL daughter
"so sweet"
Our son-in-law to be Jordyn...  who is also a sweetie
always smiling ...

Our Amazing Little
Karlie ... who is always happy !

Thank you Lord for my Sweet .. Wonderful.. Amazing family

Sunday, November 21, 2010

happy birthday

 WoW ... you are 24 today!
man the years go by fast...
i remember when you loved playing with your Teenage Nu Ninja Turtles..
it seems like yesterday when you played little league baseball
 rode your mini-bike ... had your friends over for a game of "wrestle mania" on the trampoline..

then as you grew did your love for music..

and look where you are today...
isn't it amazing to see how the Lord has worked ... and is working now in your life...
Proverbs 3:6..."In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

Psalm 37:23..."The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way"

we are so very proud of you, and we love you so very very much!
Happy Birthday

Thursday, November 18, 2010

here we go again

it seems that i am constantly fighting a sinus infection.
for some reason nothing seems to "kill" whatever is [in there..] ha..

i have tried every anti-biotic out there, and now that i am thinking about it .. that is probably one of my problems..
maybe i am immune to them by now..anyway.

the infection before last about 6 mo. ago the dr. that i always see told me ..
 'ok' i don't want to see you again for this
     .. you need to see a specialist..[ENT doctor].. ouch!
                needless to say i don't want to go there.

so just this week i am battling the same ole.. same ole
.. so i thought .. i need to do everything that i can think of , and maybe just maybe that will keep me from that dreadful visit.

so i pulled the handy dandy Neti-Pot(s) .. AGAIN
see i have two different types.

the one on the right is the new and improved version..uhm
 i have done this before, many times..but at night .. which kept me up all night while the nasty mess drained down my throat.. sorry i know that was too much info..

but i decided that i would do it in the morning, and see how it goes
..  seems to be helping..dont feel great.. but better.

i hope i am not being selfish when i ask you to pray that all this helps..but i sure would appreciate it.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


this is ONE SWEET guy!..
-- and Handsome too!

i have worked for a couple of weeks (almost daily) on getting this picture downloaded for you to see... worth it don't 'ya think?...

it is so good to see him, even if it is a picture; since he moved to Nashville, we dont get to see him that often.
but we are so excited that he is trying to seek and then follow the Lord!
... and GOD continues to bless
he is planning on coming home for Thanksgiving.. can't wait!
he also will be celebrating his 24th birthday in a couple of weeks... WOW!


We are so thankful to the Lord for blessing us with our wonderful son!
"Thank you Lord!"

Thursday, November 11, 2010

just good stuff

enjoying the day off today!...yee-ha

but before i get into all of that...let me ask you... did you watch this last night?

let me just say that i DO love these groups...

Little Big Town

Rascal Flatts

Lady Antebellum

"my Matt"
 and i love this guy even more  he was there!..
 (if you call that work.. i call it FUN)
                               ...i am soooooooooo jealous.

then today.. we honor those who have served our great country.

and those are servering we say a big THANK YOU! to this guy...
aka our future son-in-law.. We love you JT!

Happy Veteran's Day