Saturday, June 27, 2009

What a week…

  Weeks fly by and time flies  when you’re having fun.

We had Father’s Day and boy how I love my Poppy!

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Poppy loves his 4th great grandbaby and even let her use his finger as a teether!

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Speaking of Father’s my Chase (Bubby) was there with his sweet Ashley and My Ryder Boo! 

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He is a good Daddy and Ryder learns quickly…

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Ryder loves him some Anna!

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Its always fun to go to Nanny’s and Poppys …take me home country roads…

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What a fun family day –full of love and great steaks and family.

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Then ending the week with the birthday that never ends my high school girlfriends and I headed out for dinner and spend the night at the lake.

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Complete with a home made cake

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Presents I cant share….

and a wonderful breakfast

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Oh yeah –as always there was family time in the middle of the week…

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I think about the song I love to sing at church-

“There’s a roof up above me

I’ve a good place to sleep

There’s food on my table

And shoes on my feet

You gave me your love Lord

And a fine family

Thank you Lord, for your blessings on me”


Friday, June 19, 2009

Does Life go faster after 50?

Last Thursday I turned 50 – oh yes I did. I got my Nikon D60 from my great husband. I love it. I need to go take classes to learn how to use it. Friday night my sister Julie, my kids and my BFF’s threw me a Fiesta and a great time was had by all~alot of the people I love were all together in one room eating Mexican food, laughing, playing and  dancing-how FUN!!!

Did you say you’d like to see some pictures? Well of course…

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Emma and Anna spent the afternoon before with me and got ready at Meme’s. Aren’t they gorgeous!

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Me and my 3 kids!

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Me and my brothers and sister.

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Baby Abby!

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My Best  girlfriends from High school.

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My brother and His family came from Nashville.

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My friend Sharon came from Birmingham.

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Ryder had fun and his daddy made some great food!!

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Handsome Papa took most of the pictures-He sure loves his grandkids!

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I think I’m going to like my fifties-it just seems like time is going faster. I have wanted to download my pics all week and share and life just passed in the snap of my finger.

I think of the Harry Chapin song I love~

I let time go lightly when I'm here with you,
I let time go lightly when the day is through.
I keep a watch on time when I've have work to do,
I let time go lightly with you.

I want time to go lightly when I am with my loved ones-my grandkids- my family-my girlfriends. I want our time to be like gifts –gifts of memories we make- that are more precious than stuff we acquire!

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Life is GOOD!

Be blessed!


Let me share a great email I just got~

A child was asked to write a book report on the entire Bible. This is amazing and brought tears of laughter to my eyes. I wonder how often we take for granted that children understand what we are teaching??? Through the eyes of a child:
The Children's Bible in a Nutshell
In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas. The Bible says, 'The Lord thy God is one, but I think He must be a lot older than that. Anyway, God said, 'Give me a light!' and someone did. Then God made the world. He split the Adam and made Eve. Adam and Eve were naked, but they weren't embarrassed because mirrors hadn't been invented yet. Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating one bad apple, so they were driven from the Garden of Eden.....Not sure what they were driven in though, because they didn't have cars. Adam and Eve had a son, Cain, who hated his brother as long as he was Abel. Pretty soon all of the early people died off, except for Methuselah, who lived to be like a million or something. One of the next important people was Noah, who was a good guy, but one of his kids was kind of a Ham. Noah built a large boat and put his family and some animals on it. He asked some other people to join him, but they said they would have to take a rain check. After Noah came Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacob was more famous than his brother, Esau, because Esau sold Jacob his birthmark in exchange for some pot roast. Jacob had a son named Joseph who wore a really loud sports coat. Another important Bible guy is Moses, whose real name was Charlton Heston. Moses led the Israel Lights out of Egypt and away from the evil Pharaoh after God sent ten plagues on Pharaoh's people. These plagues included frogs, mice, lice, bowels, and no cable.
God fed the Israel Lights every day with manicotti. Then he gave them His Top Ten Commandments. These include: don't lie, cheat, smoke, dance, or covet your neighbor's stuff. Oh, yeah, I just thought of one more: Humor thy father and thy mother. One of Moses' best helpers was Joshua who was the first Bible guy to use spies. Joshua fought the battle of Geritol and the fence fell over on the town. After Joshua came David. He got to be king by killing a giant with a slingshot. He had a son named Solomon who had about 300 wives and 500 porcupines. My teacher says he was wise, but that doesn't sound very wise to me. After Solomon there were a bunch of major league prophets. One of these was Jonah, who was swallowed by a big whale and then barfed up on the shore. There were also some minor league prophets, but I guess we don't have to worry about them. After the Old Testament came the New Testament. Jesus is the star of The New. He was born in Bethlehem in a barn. (I wish I had been born in a barn too, because my mom is always saying to me, 'Close the door! Were you born in a barn?' It would be nice to say, 'As a matter of fact, I was.') During His life, Jesus had many arguments with sinners like the Pharisees and the Democrats. Jesus also had twelve opossums. The worst one was Judas Asparagus. Judas was so evil that they named a terrible vegetable after him. Jesus was a great man. He healed many leopards and even preached to some Germans on the Mount. But the Democrats and all those guys put Jesus on trial before Pontius the Pilot. Pilot didn't stick up for Jesus. He just washed his hands instead. Anyways, Jesus died for our sins, then came back to life again. He went up to Heaven but will be back at the end of the Aluminum. His return is foretold in the book of Revolution. -------
You must share this delightful story! -------- I just did!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Some inspiration I recieved and want to pass along...

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
A sharp tongue can cut your own throat.
If you want your dreams to come true, you mustn't oversleep.
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
The best vitamin for making friends..... B1.
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.
One thing you can give and still your word.
You lie the loudest when you lie to yourself.
If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished.
One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.
Ideas won't work unless ' You' do.
Your mind is like a functions only when open..
The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice.
The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime!
It is never too late to become what you might have been.
Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right.. Forget about the one's who don't.
Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.
Friends are like balloons; once you let them go, you might not get them back. Sometimes we get so busy with our own lives and problems that we may not even notice that we've let them fly away. Sometimes we are so caught up in who's right and who's wrong that we forget what's right and wrong. Sometimes we just don't realize what real friendshipmeans until it is too late. I don't want to let that happen so I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Today is a beautiful day....

Last week I was eating with my daughter and my grandgirls and we were talking as we ate. My Emma girl said her best friend is Olivia and that she loves her. Emma and Anna asked me who was my best friend. I said God is my best friend and they looked surprised. I said He has been with me all my life and I talk to Him about everything. He has never let me down and only wants the best for me. Emma thought for a minute and said Okay Meme, who is your best friend on earth? I asked who she thought- she began to name them- Memaw Barbie, Juju, Princess Kerry and then asked if they are my best friends. I said yes. So Saturday I get to their house to babysit and Anna is sitting on the couch- I am playing and talking to her and say guess who's coming over to help Meme babysit and visit? I said it's one of my best friends. Her eyes got huge and her mouth fell open in surprise and she said in amazement "God is coming here tonight!" I smiled and hugged her and told her God was already there but Juju was coming to play and have fun with us.
I love kids!