Monday, February 28, 2011

sad~happy day

today was my sweet katiebeth's last day working with us.  :(
we all love her so much!

.. we have all decided that when she comes in on her once a month visit ,she is to come and work thru the lunch schedules so she can keep up to date with everything, and make her even more ready to get back in the swing of things for good in about two years. :)
see we have a plan.. [God gave me the inside scoop already :D]

started my allergy shots today. yep 2!

i know sounds kinda weird that i would be happy about shots, but i hoping they are gonna help me with all my issues, as well as make me feel better.

oh, and it didnt hurt at all which is very good since i will be doing this every week for the rest of my life... whew

Sunday, February 27, 2011

random thoughts

the Lord's day...
 teaching today on
 "What is a four-letter word you hate to Hear" (be careful)
my class never knows about me ..
i love hanging things up a bit, and the Lord gave me today's lesson  two weeks ago.. been excited to teach it since....
          love it when He gives me "cool" stuff!
         i will post the lesson later for all of you to have  :D


my sweet katiebeth and i headed for shopping and a nice lunch... it is our last "fun" day before the 'BIGday'
we enjoy shopping ...

we ate at one of her favorite restaurants...
                                      and left PLENTY of room for desert...
        i only hope she will still be able to "fit" into her wedding gown .. LOL
                      just kiddin'... one of these is mine, i was just sharing  :D
          (...hope i can still fit into mine,"tranier "bob" is gonna fuss at me this week...yikes)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


" you are what you think...
sobering thought isn't it?

a pessimist  sees the difficulty in opportunity
an optimist sees opportunity in the difficultly

just think what it would be like if we all thought as optimist all the time!

i have a pastor who reminds us often that
"what is in our well will come up in our bucket".. right honey?

what we see... and what we hear, then how we react to it connected to everything we are and do.

when we claim to be Christians .. we have to remember that we are a reflection of HIM, therefore, so must our attitudes.

everyday is a choice...

"this is the day that the Lord hath made.. I WILL Rejoice, and be glad id in it" Psalms 118:24
 attitude .. "the aroma of the heart"

oh.. biggest loser accountability check..
.. stayed the same.. no gain loss
[which is really good if you would have seen the awesome food i've eaten]
... thank you Lord

Sunday, February 20, 2011

i love NASCAR...

thats a good spiritual thing ..right?
                           anyway.... :D
i guess i am a little different than most ladies
i love just about all sports
and one of my favorite sports is NASCAR
today is starts the racing season
Daytona 500!

Daytona International Speedway
"i felt like i was in a race we were going by it so fast"
and i will be pulling for this man...
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

another special weekend

fun times...

this weekend was bachelor/bachelorette party 
katiebeth's matron of honor took all the girls in the wedding party to a nice place in the mountains for an overnight stay..  the girls watched movies and had a special time together..
just enjoying good fellowship!
..well and eating good food!

ktb's favorite "girly" movies
... then deidre, michelle, emma, and i drove up the next day to meet up with them 
...just a "girl-y day"... lunch and shopping 


                         lots of laughs as we "raced' up the mountain  :D

[left to right... emma, liz, the Bride to be, kaitlyn,whitney]

sweet, beautiful, "Godly" girls!

  we had such a fun relaxing day!
thank you liz for all your hard work in organizing this special day

the guys had a "man-ly day"
they went to the hunting club.. shot guns.. rode 4-wheelers...
then that night they meet up with more guys went out to eat and to the movies!

i am sure you can read more about this special day here {provding she has updated}:
katiebeth's blog.. check it out!

the wedding is in (2) weeks!
... i just pray that everything comes together like i have it planned
please pray that it does.. oh and one more prayer request.. pray that this special guy has a safe travel as he comes home from Nashville..
can't wait to see him..
i love you matt!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

almost there

well as you all know ... our sweet katiebeth's wedding is in less than three weeks, so you all can imagine of all the business of getting the last minute things  done. [ i have lots of pictures, but can't post them just jet]

God has blessed in so many ways!

         ....please keep us all in your prayers on the the 4th verse of memorization...

"I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys:
 I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water"
Isaiah 41:18

have a good evening :D

Monday, February 14, 2011

happy valentine's day!

i hope everyone has a great day today

as you remember your spouse, children, special friends, etc.
please also remember the love of our Heavenly Father!

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so thankful that HE loves me.. unconditionally!

Friday, February 11, 2011


.. hey
i know you all have been wondering
well... i am not the biggest looser.. just a looser! ...LOL

1 more lb.
(this is not my actual weigh in date, but i forgot to post it last week, so i will give another update next week)

thanks for praying for me!
keep it up

Thursday, February 10, 2011

thankful thursday

today i am thankful for the "special people" that God has placed in my life.

my family...
dale, matthew, katiebeth, jordy (son-in-law to be) and our little karlie
thank you all for being the absolute most wonderful amazing people i know, who loves the Lord first and who loves me unconditionally..
especially karlie :D

and then these people ....
my best friend... deidre
thank you for always being there, and for all you do for me and my family!
for praying, for your encouragement, for all the laughs we have , and for just have truly been the best friend anyone could ever ask for!

our wonderful in-laws to be... scottie and michelle
thank you for your friendship... we have so much fun together!, and look forward to more. thank you for all that you have done for our kids.
 i don't know of anyone who are as blessed as we are to have you as in-laws to be.. we will soon be one big happy family.. right scottie :D
my sweet sunday school class... "virtous women"
thank you all for loving me! for praying for me! and for encouraging me!

my work family... jerry, debbie, faye, belva, brandon, all the deputies and my very own katiebeth
thank you all for putting up with me, for making me have a good day full of fun and laughs while at the deputies, you guys are now a part of "our family" we all love having your guys with us!...
... katiebeth.. we are gonna miss you  :(
my good friend... judy
thank you so so much for all you do to help me out, you come to my rescue at work as well as other times, i can always count on you. you'll never know how much that means to me...

my good friend ... barbara g
thank you for being just a call or email away... you are so sweet

our wonderful associate pastor and his wife ... paul and kim
thank you for obeying the Lord years ago, when He lead you here... what a blessing

thank you Lord for all the special people that you have placed in my life!
   i am so blessed!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

just a different week

it was that time of year when dale took our senior citizens to Gatlinburg for a few days.
while he was there we [well mostly scottie and michelle]  packed up alot of Ktb's "stuff" and placed in on  a big Pen*ke truck and sent it on its way to Ga.
although i am very excited for her, that truck backed in our drive was not a pretty sight.... (sigh)

anyway .. thank you scottie and michelle for all you do for our kids!

so that left me here all alone, well i had my little karlie, but all she did was "cry" she knew that something was different with 'sissy's' room and she paced back and forth and sat at her doorway and just cried.. and of course that made me cry.. it was sad :(

 i had to get myself together because i had so much that needed to get done...

 so i made good use of the time.
 i painted..redecorated.. cleaned.. and cleaned.. and cleaned..
(when i finish the redecorating, i will have some pictures to show you, i am pretty excited about it)

now it is time to clean again...
            whew.. never ending ...right girls!

another busy weekend coming up... God is so good!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

scripture memory day ...whooho!

time to sign in for scripture number #3 for the year..
WOW January went by fast!

ok here is mine:
“Fear thou not for I am with thee, be not dismayed, for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee, yea I will help thee, yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteouness”. Is. 41:10 KJV

if you look for me on beth's blog you will see that i placed it on there twice...
 Yes, i love the verse, but because i have memory lapse.. i forgot to list my city and state..
get it..i have memory lapse"?
...  and i am participating in scripture memory"

            are ya'll prayin' for me? 
on to a picture of my little sweetie....
she goes to work with me everyday...AND LOVES IT this is her asleep on my desk today...

she don't mind that her pillow is my desk

ok.. maybe she does..
the "mouse" works well too.
then back to her blanket
       mmmmmm.. sweet sweet sweet!
    she don't care that i can't remember well.. (as long as i remember to give her treats)