Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Royally Frustrated!!

I'm having a terrible time with blogspot. Does anyone out there have these problems:
  1. I write what I want you to read and when I post it, it posts totally opposite of what I saved.
  2. My pictures take forever to download and I can't just copy and paste.
  3. I can't get my pictures in the spot I want them...even though I try to drag and drop, they don't want to move.
  4. The spacing of my paragraphs posts differently than the draft.
  5. I can't get a picture to post on my's always way out of porpotion and looks really goofy.

Am I the only one having these problems?? If you have any suggestions, please let me know. I may have to stop posting to this page and I really don't want too. I have so many friends on here.

Any way, I have a new post up on Yahoo. You can access it here.

Thanks for stopping by. God bless and Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Candle light, good food & great company!!

I posted on Yahoo about the Candle Luminair. If you would like to read it and see the pictures, go to my friends list and click on Yahoo. This should take you to my Yahoo page. I hope you enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by.
Monday was really cool. By evening you had to have a coat. We dropped from hot, humid, muggy 85 degrees to 50 degrees by Monday evening. The temp dropped to about 45 over night.
Katie wanted to be out with the other kids so I put her in her new coat and let her stay outside for a while.
After I got the kids in bed, I made a cup of hot chocolate and grabbed a blanket and went outside to sit on the swing. I really enjoyed the cool, crisp night with just an occasional passerby on a walk or bike ride. It was quiet and peaceful. I went in around 10:00 and had to turn on the heat. It was really cool in the house by then and I worry about the girls getting too cold.
Today is gorgeous!! I have the windows open and the cool breezes are making the house so refreshed. I love this kind of weather.
Hope you are having a great week. We will soon be celebrating Christmas and Christ birth. Let's not forget this wonderful day!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

We had our candle lighting tonight...What a blast!!

WOW!! We have had a wonderful time with the candle lighting. I will have to post pictures later and I'll tell you all about it. Right now I want you to know that it will be in the low 40's tomorrow night. YEAH!! Finally some cooler weather. Look out will be opened!!

See ya later. Good nite!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

The birthday cake!!

Here is the cake that my friend surprised me with on Sunday for my birthday. It was white/chocolate combined and very good. She and her sister took the Wilton Cake class together and they sure know how to make great cakes. This one was really pretty too.

Birthday Blues!!!

Well, the dreaded day has come and gone. Funny, I don't feel any older today than I did yesterday. I guess I was just dreading leaving the comfort of the 30's and entering into the 40's. UGH!! But I did make it through the day.

I told Tom that I did not want a birthday party. He honored that request for me with a very reluctant promise. But unfortunately, my other "friends" chose to take a different route. I came home from church early last night because of a very restless little girl and watched on the internet. FYI:

Tom came home and within a few minutes that phone rang. My sister: "Come on over to my house for while and eat." Now wonder why she would want me over there?????

When I got there, she had a whole house full of people yelling "Happy Birthday" as soon as I walked in the door. I had pretty well figured out what was going on by the time I got there, but I didn't expect so many people. We had invited some friends for dinner yesterday and she had made me a birthday cake. Tom thought we should take that cake along with us to Sister's house. He knew all along the rat!!

I did get some nice presents. Hubby bought me a watch, the girl's got me some PJ's, one sister got me a hoodie sweater, the other sister got me a crystal dish with a lid, a friend gave me black popcorn (never heard of it but it says it will pop snow white...we'll see) and mom got me a beautiful white blouse to go with my Christmas jumper.

I guess all in all it wasn't too bad having a party. I guess I really wanted to spare the expense of the party, but my friends thought otherwise. Everyone chipped in and brought food and it turned out really nice.

So I enter another year being "older" and wiser and wondering what will be in store for the year.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christmas is in the air!!

The Christmas Season is rapidly approaching and with it the hustle and bustle of trying to get everyone that perfect gift, wrap it and get it under the tree, attend all of the parties you are invited too, create a couple of your own and pray for strength to make it through the holidays.

I for one love this season. Here are a few reasons why:

  • I love the feeling of excitement in the air and the look of amazement on the faces of my girls when they see a beautiful tree or hear an animated object play and jiggle to Christmas music.
  • I love the smells of cinnamon and ginger mixed with candied apples and big juicy oranges.
  • I love to walk down our lane and see all of the Christmas lights shining so brightly and I have to stop and ponder, "Does Jesus see all of the lights shining so bright to celebrate His birthday?" I believe He does!!
  • I love to see all of the shoppers arrayed in Christmas colors and Santa hats, picking out their special loved one a present.
  • I love to sit back with my tree lit and cozy up to Tom and watch a good Christmas movie...Maybe "It's a Wonderful Life" or "Miracle on 34th Street" or many other good movies.
  • I love when the weather turns cooler and we can build a fire outside and sit around it talking and laughing while drinking big mugs of hot chocolate.
  • Most of all I love the wonderful feeling of love and warmth that each family seems to share at this special time of the year. The beautiful fact the Christ came, not just for the rich and powerful, the beautiful and successful, but He came for me and you. He came with a purpose in mind, to die on the cross and show the ultimate Christmas love. To save the world from their sins and make a home for us in the "the sweet by and by!!"

There are so many other things to list but I just don't have the time. I have so many wonderful Christmas memories that I cherish and family gatherings that are so special to me. I thank God for them all.

Tonight starts the "Singing Christmas Tree" which is a really "BIG HIT" with the community. Hobe Sound Bible Church and College/Academy will give back to the community with a message of the salvation of Jesus Christ. We have thousands who come to the big tabernacle to see what we are going to do new each year and we have the wonderful opportunity of sharing the gospel with each one.

Pray for our singers and the drama team. The weather has cooled down considerably, but the tree still is really warm. If you would like to see the tree click here and go to live streaming at 7:00 p.m. and you can watch it. You will be so blessed and it will get you in the Christmas spirit!!