Sunday, December 28, 2008

I am going to be a Grandmother

Well, I am going to be a Grandmother. My youngest son (20) is going to be a Father. As I sit and write this I am having writers block. This is all backwards as they are not married, still live at home and don't have jobs with medical. Me, I like the order of things as God laid it out.

His girlfriend will be moving into our home in a few months as there is no room at the Inn so to speak. I should mention that she will be 18 in April. More writers block...... She comes from a broken home, "twice", father not in the picture. She is a very lovely girl and we do like her. It could be worse I keep telling myself. We don't get to pick our children's mates and it is always a plus when you like their choice.

I had joked to my son the day before the big news that if he was ever going to get married I'd prefer it be her. HA, joke on me.....:) you might not imagine her Catholic mother was strongly pushing abortion which shocked me because I thought Catholics were strongly against that. I must say that in my younger years I was pro-abortion but over my years in growing as a Christian I have changed my views thanks to Dr. Dobson and Focus on the Family. As much as I feel this is the wrong time in their lives for a baby I am glad they have decided to keep it. I can probably say that because he is already an adult.... But, then again it is not my choice to make. The girlfriends mom loves her daughter and wants what is best for her, is having a hard time thinking that her daughters future is going down the drain. Mother wants us to be on her side but we had to tell her that we were powerless in her daughters choice to keep or not keep this baby and we would support both children in the choice they made. They have to live with the consequences of their choice either way. Both kids have graduated highschool already and are still going through with their life plans, he in law enforcement and she a Nurse, she actually starts college in January, they are very determined. So we shall see how they persevere. up what we thought was going to be our empty-nester years soon and honestly I was really looking forward to it, we will be preparing to bring another life into our home until they can get a place of their own. I am still in shock mode and probably will be for some time as I am not mentally ready for this. Any advise and or prayers are welcome!!!!!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Spirit Award

Christmas Spirit Award for 5 Reasons I Like Christmas!

The Vintage Rose gave me this super award! The Christmas Spirit Award. Thank you, thank you! If you have not stopped by her blog please do you will not be disappointed. She always has interesting things going on.

I like Christmas because it is a time when people really come together for the good of other people. I like Christmas because Jesus was born! I like Christmas because I enjoy singing Christmas songs and it's the only time I can blast Mariah Carey's Christmas CD in my car. lol
I like Christmas because of all the wonderful homemade goodies my sister makes that I enjoy eating. :) and last, I like Christmas because it just puts me in a happy mood. :)

I'd like to pass this award on to:
1. ChaChaNeen
2. Meadowsweet Days
3. Sentimental Journey
4. Charm and Grace Cottage
5. Romantic Home

I hope ya'll had a spetacular Christmas with your family and friends. As Tiny Tim said, " God Bless Every One."

Friday, December 19, 2008

Marie Antoinette Award

Grandma K from A Bit of the Blarney was so nice to give me the Marie Antoinette Award. I have not heard of this one but then I am still new to the blogging world. Grandma K did some research because she thought this was an "odd" award and found that this award is for people who are deemed "real" in who they are. I am honored to be chosen as a recipient! Thank you Grandma K. For those who have not been to A bit of the Blarney, please stop by for a visit and say hi.
I am to pass this on to 7 bloggers who exhibit this quality in their blog so here I go:
Each one of these lovely people exhibit the "real" quality. Please stop by #3 My Thoughts and say hi to my daughter Jackie who is now exciting! lol

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Dreamy Christmas

I have been trying to figure out how to download this particular picture for weeks now and once I figured it out is was such a DUH! moment.....Anyway, I just love this picture. I can and will imagine myself sitting in a large over sized chair right in front of the fire with a hot cup of tea and, and, oh I just covet this!!!! Thou shalt not covet but what the heck, someones got to do it and it might as well be me. lol Christmas is a time when people really put their personalities into decorating their home and I for one love to look at all the beautiful ideas......

If I had a porch this long it WOULD be lined with all these beautifully decorated trees. Just looking at this makes me wonder what the electric bill would be, Yikes!

OK, I made a stop in the middle of my Christmas surfing when I saw THIS, can you believe it? What an absolutely F A B U L O U S idea, beautiful. Can you just picture the cake trimmed in christmasy colors too? Love it, love it, love it....

OK, back to my Christmas surfing.....I could really get used to this house in this beautiful setting. Don't the colors just capture you?
If I could be anywhere at Christmas I think I'd like to be in a log cabin in the snow. A big warm fire like the one in the first picture, snow falling outside the window......Somehow, sunny California just doesn't give that picture. hahahaha I mean just about every picture or even the little villages you can put together yourself, you know, the houses with lights etc. are all about snow. Some day I am just going to have to make it happen. Anybody out there have a log cabin for rent????? :)

Have a wonderful weekend everybody and for those on the east coast I wish you warmth and electricity! My daughter just came back from Boston just before the ice storm. I am very glad she came home safe and sound from her business trip.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Proxi Award

This award was bestowed upon me by Janeen (sis). Thank you so much for thinking of me! Please stop by and visit Janeens blog you will be glad you did! This is the special "Proximidade" award. This award is a fine one because it focuses not on the glory and fanfare of blogging, but in the PROXIMITY to one another through this on-line world (kind of a Six Degrees of Separation sort of thing).

"Blogs who receive this award are 'exceedingly charming' say its authors. This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement.

Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!

I am supposed to give this award to 8 bloggers but I am sick and feelling generous tonight. So all who stop by and read this, consider yourself the recepient of this gracious award. Please enjoy! :)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Favorite Christmas Movie

Do you have a favorite Christmas Movie? Sure you do. Everyone has that ONE movie that they have to watch and if they miss the night it is on TV they get pissed off! Well, at least I do, unless I have the DVD......hehehe. Well, my all time favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Carol and it has to star Alastair Sim or it's just not Scrooge! AND it has to be in Black and White, this new color version is just so fake.
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Second is Mickey's Christmas Carol. My kids watched this even when it wasn't Christmas. It is such a cute movie really. I still have here somewhere in my batch of VHS and my daughter and I were just talking something about this movie recently.

My next favorite is a childhood favorite, Frosty! I cried and cried each time I watched this. I don't think it was Frosty I liked but it was the girl! I wanted to be just like her. She had the best clothes, her hair was perfect and she had those "ear muffs". I wanted them soooo bad. Okay, I was jealous I admit it. I never noticed until just now....looking at this picture that the kids are all the same person just different hair! hahahaha
Rudolpoh is the one movie that I would actually get mad about if I missed it on TV. Even after my kids had grown up and didn't watch it anymore. I don't know, it was just a movie that grabs your heart. A rooting for the underdog kind of movie. The message behind the movie stands true still today.

And last.........While you were sleeping is my favorite "modern" movie. I still watch it every year and I always enjoy it. It's such a ball up on the couch, grab your throw and a cup of tea or hot chocolate and some snacks and feel good movie. I am going to go look for it now and put it on before my husband wakes up and decides it football time..........OMGosh he's stiring I can hear him. Have to work fast!!!!!

Go grab your favorite movie and enjoy~!

Monday, December 1, 2008


Today my dear husband and I celebrate our 24th Wedding Anniversary. We met two weeks before Christmas in Dec 1983 and were engaged by Feb 12, 1984! Yep, you read that right two months. We married Dec 1,1984. Three kids and 24 years later we are still going strong. Our eldest son is 27 (from hubbys prior marriage) and our daughter is 22 and our youngest son is two months shy of 20. We are now entering the empty nester stage and it's about dang time I tell you.

When we first got married we had one day off a month together for the first 5 years because of our different work schedules. It was a pain yes, but I knew it would not be like that forever and I was right. Always looking into the future I was. Then came the kids, sports, homework and trying to fit time in for the two of you just seems to get put on the back burner. But we always tried to find some time alone and keep in tune with each other and it has paid off because when some marriages fail after the kids grow up, ours is entering the next stage. We enjoy spending our time together. I say we are making up for lost time. If you remember in an older post, I stated that we commute to work together and have lunch together each day. Then we'll come home for dinner and a movie usually, actually, only sometimes, since I took up blogging......hahaha. A few years ago we bought a Harley and are having a blast riding the country roads and taking trips with our friends. Well, here's to another 24 years!

Our wedding song was "Just You and I" by Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle. We wanted a song that would last through the ages and it has worked for us! (takes a minute to load up so be patient)
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