Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all of my bloggy friends.....Happy Thanksgiving! Marissa has been making a paper chain with links that have some thing she is thankful for written on each link. It inspired me to make a list of things that I am grateful for....

So here they are, in no particular order except for number one and number two!

1. Jesus Christ
2. my salvation
3. my family
4. my husband, who loves me
5. my home
6. our car and truck
7. my friends
8. Jamie's two good jobs
9. my friends
10. our pets
11. my Church
12. my health
13. my computer
14. BLOGGING---it is such a way to vent and relieve stress!
15. coupon clipping--once again, a great stress reliever for me
16. those super soft fuzzy socks
17. my cozy bed
18. chocolate
19. scrapbooking
20. bubble baths
21. Gold Canyon candles
22. Cracker Barrel
23. books and magazines
24. my freedom
25. my rights as an American
26. my pastor and his family
27. high speed internet
28. my child's school, and the great opportunities it has opened for her
29. fresh air to breathe
30 Dasani water

See? I told you it was random! I promise there is no particular order on my list, I just jotted down things as they came to mind. There is no way I could list things in order of importance, there are so many things that I am blessed with and people that I dearly love.

So happy Thanksgiving my friends....I am blessed to have each of you in my life.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Just so you know, Marissa has been bloggin' again! Go see her latest post and vote on her poll. She loves that!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Twas The Weekend Before Thanksgiving....

Our Church is hosting it's annual Thanksgiving tomorrow night and I am so excited. My friend Sheila bought one of the turkeys and I am cooking it. It is roasting as I type....and it smells good!
We have been at our Church now for 3 Thanksgivings, and I enjoy this dinner so much every year. The food, the friends, the warm and cozy feelings just delight me. It is sort of the official kickoff to the holidays in my book.

This year I am especially excited because my parents are driving up to go with us. That makes it even better!

I better go dig out some elastic waist pants from somewhere because I intend to enjoy myself tomorrow!

Wherever you are and whatever you are doing tomorrow night, know that I will be thanking God for each of you tomorrow night at 6:00 as we bow our heads in prayer of thanksgiving to our God on High.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Baby It's Cold Outside!!!!

BRRRRRRRRR! It was so cold here this morning! Last week it was in the eighties, this morning at was 26 degrees!!!!!!! Oh my goodness I felt so bad putting my baby on the bus this morning while it was still dark outside and it was so cold! She was bundled up in 2 shirts, a long skirt, knee highs, knee high boots, her puffy coat (aka The Purple Marshmallow) a scarf and gloves. She was not about to wear a hat, but tonight when we left for church she voluntarily bundled up and slapped the hat on her head and headed out the door.

It is supposed to be cold here all week, and although I do not relish the idea of the heating bill, I have to admit I like cold weather. I wish we got snow here once in a while, but I really do love a nice crisp cold snap. Especially with Thanksgiving coming is hard to feel "fallish" when it is 80 degrees outside!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Don't forget!

Don't forget to check out my new blog, "I'm Not Cheap, I'm Thrifty!" I have listed some promotions going on as well as my latest coupon savings. Follow the link at the right and let me know what you think!
Is this a pitiful ploy to get more readers over to the Thrifty blog? You bet it is! It's kinda lonely over there......and you guys really want to follow the links posted there to great blogs like The Centisble Sawyer and Keeper of The Cheerios and Wanting What You Have. ALL of these ladies ROCK THE HOUSE!

Kids in Nebraska

Have you seen the news story about people dropping off their kids in Nebraska? Apparently, if you have decided that you don't want your child or are unable to care for the child you have, you can just go drop it off and the state will take care of it for you. No fouls, no penalties, no problems for you.

Originally, this law was created to prevent Moms from putting their newborns in dumpsters or alleyways when they can't raise them. We have all seen horror stories like that on Law and Order, CSI, and even in our local paper. However, no age limit was ever set to limit when and how the kids can be dropped off and people are driving from all over the country to dump their kids off on in Nebraska. Now the lawmakers are trying to change this law to add an age limit on the children that can be abandoned.

My question is.....what are these parents thinking???? Can someone truly be in their right mind and just casually take your kid for a leisurely drive and then dump them off at the hospital and squeal away from the curb? What is this doing to the kids? And what about the kids who hear this on the news (nationwide or worldwide)....what are they thinking? Are they wondering if their parents will drop them off someday and never return? What is this telling them about their worth?

I believe that the sanctity of life disappeared in 1973 when the Supreme Court ruled in Roe vs. Wade that a woman can abort her unborn child. What does it say about our society now when abortions can be performed up until the 9th month of pregnancy? Call it "partial birth abortion" if you want, it is murder plain and simple! If you are not familiar with the practice of partial birth abortion, I urge you to read up and make your voice heard! Warning: the details are scary, horrific and disturbing to the point of terrifying. However, it is a real part of our world and we must be knowledgeable about these things before we can change them.

I know that life begins at conception. God says in Psalm 139:13 "Before I knit you together in your mother's womb, I knew you". The Bible also said in Psalm 22:10 "From my mother's womb you have been my God". And what about in Jeremiah 29:11 when God tells us that He has plans for us????? If God recognizes us as human beings with thoughts, feelings, abilities, a future and a spirit before we are born, then why can't society?

It is time for us to stand up and say that life matters. It is time for people to realize that life begins at conception, not at birth. I mean really, how many people do you know that have come to you and proudly announced that they are carrying at fetus and they will let you know when they are 12 weeks along and you can now join them in referring to "it" as a baby? So come on America, wake up and smell the coffee. We have allowed our government to tell us that life is a disposable commodity and that we have a choice in whether or not a BABY should have the right to be born. Is there no value in life anymore?

For those of us who battle with infertility this is a very touchy subject. An interesting sidenote, as of the last news story, none of the children abandoned in Nebraska since this story broke have been infants.

I know that there are cases where parents truly cannot care for their children, but surely there is a better alternative than tossing them out on the hospital steps. I know of several people who would be delighted to have the awesome opportunity to raise one of these discarded children and show them that they are one of God's most beautiful creation because that is what they truly are.

Monday, November 10, 2008

There's sumfin wrong here.....

We have known for a while that our kitty Julio was, shall we say....."special"???? I mean, I have never had a cat that drinks out of the toilet, likes his tummy rubbed, sleeps with his head hanging off the bed, eats cotton balls, loves Chinese food and Subway sandwiches (especially the olives) and doesn't meow. He is odd, granted, but we love him. He needs us.

But this kind of takes the cake. Riss had such a good time with him Sunday night and as soon as I regained composure and stopped laughing I grabbed a few pics.

What do you think?

Anyone know a good kitty therapist????

Friday, November 7, 2008


One of the blogs I follow listed this freebie and I had to check it out. It's really works! I love it when that happens!
Go to and upload your favorite digital photo. ON the checkout page select that you want it in 8x10 size, and then enter coupon code "freepic".
You will be directed to pick a store to pick up your print at, and you will see that it is 100% totally FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will be picking up my freebie today after 10AM. WOOHOO!
It's like early Christmas for a scrapbooker like me :)
And be sure to check out my money saver blog at Follow the blog links listed. This one came from "The Centsible Sawyer" and all of these ladies have great ideas! Happy shopping! :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Time for the Fair!

Have I mentioned I have LOST my Halloween pictures? So ok, if I post them after Christmas you guys will forgive me right????

In the mean time, here are some pictures from our trip to the fair last weekend. We had looked forward to it for a while!

First of all, I just have to say how beautiful I think my daughter is, even when she is sporting her Daddy's ballcap! (She was holding this for him while he rode a ride she was NOT ABOUT to get on! Some sort of flip you upside down thing....not for her!)

I guess we all go to the fair for different things, but I go for the sausage dogs! Yes, I know how bad they are for me, but one a year THAT bad?????

I also really love the lights.....ooooo....aaaahhhhhh.....

Of course my crew loves the rides. I get sick just riding in a car, so I can't handle any rides at all. Except the Merry Go Round, which noone will ride with me has been deemed a "baby" ride by my child....

Another one of my favorite parts is the shows. We watched this one this year where Galaxy Girl climbed to the top of a 12 story pole and did tricks...even a handstand and hanging by one knee. I got so nervous watching her I had to walk off. But I loved it when she teamed up with her cute partners for that whole wheel of death motorcycle thing where they ride around in that wheel. That was too cool!
Galaxy girl has a website too, This chick was awesome! Nuts, but awesome!

David wasn't feeling well enough to go with us, but Kathy went and had a great time. She is one cool Grandma to ride all the stuff she rides! And check out her new hairdo! She is one hot mama!