Saturday, November 26, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving my friends!! This has been a time of reflection for me. A time to reflect on how lucky I am to have the family I have, the friends I have and the many blessings that our creator has given me.
Little ole me. How do I deserve such awesome blessings in my life?
As I reflect I am so Thankful for every event of my life, both good and bad. With each blessing came joy and peace. With every hardship, pain, hurt that I endured, came a wonderful lesson out of the storm.
I hope that we all can be Thankful for the loving God we serve. His love is greater than any sickness we endure, and all we need to know this, is to look at our children, our pets, and the beautiful natural elements and how he designed the earth.
I plan to serve him better this next year, to be a better person, to give more of myself to his service, to bless others with gifts of love and compassion. This is all he ask of us, is to do unto others as he would do for us.
Many blessings to you my friends!!

The Chrismas tree in the sun room! I will add post at a later time for all my Christmas decorations. These photos are ones my hubby took. Hopefully, I will fell well enough soon to have the energy to start posting regularly again!
The dinner table all dressed up and waiting for Thanksgiving dinner. We kept the tablescape very simple because it is custom for us to put all the food on the table and do the passing around the table thing. The table is partially done in this photo as we had not yet added the water glasses and other drink glasses and cups.
This is my daughter and I in our aprons getting ready to do up the Thanksgiving meal! . Oh yeah in case you did not know she is the one in polka dot apron "wink". It looks like I have been working hard cooking. But I did mostly nothing with this meal. When you read the post below you will understand why.
This is my only daughter and I tell you folks she is made of gold! Most of you know that I struggle with COPD and Sarcoidiosis. These past month I have really been struggling. Hence fewer post.
Anyway, this golden child of mine cooked Thanksgiving dinner all by herself and it was very good. She did allow me to peel the potatoes and cut up the veggies, but made me sit down while I did that. She allowed her brother to make the turkey gravy. But everyone else was banned from the kitchen!
# 2 Son wearing a frilly Christmas Apron. He is making the turkey gravy, he is an awesome cook! My daughter posted this picture on face book with the caption, "Revenge is Sweet". #2 son had told his mother a secret that she did not want me to know. It was not a bad secret, just a phone call she had made to her brother when she was partying with her friends. She did not think Mom would approve of her "tasting the spirits". LOL
#1 Son. This is my first born. He is a pleasure to be around. He loves to hunt
and was proudly showing photos of the big buck he gamed this year. Just so you know, I DO NOT LIKE THE IDEA OF SHOOTING ANY ANIMALS,but my son has a good heart in every way. He just enjoys the sport of hunting. He firmly believes it is Gods way of keeping the deer from starving from being over populated. So even though I don't agree, it is his decision. I love him unconditionally!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Family Reunion!

Ooops me saying Good Bye to Halloween. How did this get in the midst of the Reunion post.?
My nephew Willie and John my niece Robin's hubby
My brother Ollie and his grandson Spencer. Spencer is the cutest and best baby.
My niece Robin and my brother in law Wade.
This is the family photo of my brothers and sister. I am the first one on the left in my tan sweater. My sister is standing beside me, my oldest brother and my middle brother and my baby brother. He will always be the baby brother no matter how old he gets.
My oldest son , my nephew and my neice Robin's hubby and daughter Hannah.
My daughter Melissa and her hubby!! My oldest son is in the back ground.
My brother in law and brother.
This is my sister in law who is married to my oldest brother.
This is my oldest sister and my youngest brother. He was the one that hosted the reunion.
This is all the nieces and nephews of our family.
This is all of my . niece's and nephews and Great neices and nephews. The young man on the far left is my oldest son. My youngest son did not get to go to the reunion. My daughter is the one in the white shirt the fourth one from the right of my son.
The lady sitting at the table and the lady at the stove in the background are the ones that cooked the meal for our family. They did such a wonderful job!
These Deer bed down in my daughters back yard. There are deer every where in the housing development. They are not afraid of people, so they go everywhere and do not run when they see people.
This is the view from my daughters deck.
These are horses that are near my daughters home!! These are not the best looking Kentucky HORSES. BUT KENTUCKY HAS SOME BEAUTIFUL HORSES. I just did not have a lot of time to take all the pictures I wanted.