Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summer of 69 Thrift Store Refashion Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Vintage Wedding Refashioned Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas May you remember what Christmas really is about

Remember this as you Celebrate

Christmas Is for Love
by: Author Unknown, Source Unknown
Christmas is for love. It is for joy, for giving and sharing, for laughter, for reuniting with family and friends, for tinsel and brightly decorated packages. But mostly, Christmas is for love. I had not believed this until a small elf-like student with wide-eyed innocent eyes and soft rosy cheeks gave me a wondrous gift one Christmas.
Mark was an 11 year old orphan who lived with his aunt, a bitter middle aged woman greatly annoyed with the burden of caring for her dead sister's son. She never failed to remind young Mark, if it hadn't been for her generosity, he would be a vagrant, homeless waif. Still, with all the scolding and chilliness at home, he was a sweet and gentle child.
I had not noticed Mark particularly until he began staying after class each day (at the risk of arousing his aunt's anger, I later found) to help me straighten up the room. We did this quietly and comfortably, not speaking much, but enjoying the solitude of that hour of the day. When we did talk, Mark spoke mostly of his mother. Though he was quite small when she died, he remembered a kind, gentle, loving woman, who always spent much time with him.
As Christmas drew near however, Mark failed to stay after school each day. I looked forward to his coming, and when the days passed and he continued to scamper hurriedly from the room after class, I stopped him one afternoon and asked why he no longer helped me in the room. I told him how I had missed him, and his large gray eyes lit up eagerly as he replied, "Did you really miss me?"
I explained how he had been my best helper. "I was making you a surprise," he whispered confidentially. "It's for Christmas." With that, he became embarrassed and dashed from the room. He didn't stay after school any more after that.
Finally came the last school day before Christmas. Mark crept slowly into the room late that afternoon with his hands concealing something behind his back. "I have your present," he said timidly when I looked up. "I hope you like it." He held out his hands, and there lying in his small palms was a tiny wooden box.
"Its beautiful, Mark. Is there something in it?" I asked opening the top to look inside. "
"Oh you can't see what's in it," He replied, "and you can't touch it, or taste it or feel it, but mother always said it makes you feel good all the time, warm on cold nights, and safe when you're all alone."
I gazed into the empty box. "What is it Mark," I asked gently, "that will make me feel so good?" "It's love," he whispered softly, "and mother always said it's best when you give it away." And he turned and quietly left the room.
So now I keep a small box crudely made of scraps of wood on the piano in my living room and only smile as inquiring friends raise quizzical eyebrows when I explain to them that there is love in it.
Yes, Christmas is for gaiety, mirth and song, for good and wondrous gifts. But mostly, Christmas is for love. The love Jesus has for each and everyone of us.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Contest from 5 min, Mom

Do you want $200.00 to spend at by Janice

What if we could simply click our way to the perfect pair of jeans?

That thought enticed me. Finding the perfect pair of jeans is not easy. As a busy mom, not only do I not have time to go from store to store searching for a pair that fits, but it sure would be fun to be able to check out all of the hot designer jeans I read about it the magazines. (I am lucky if I get five minutes to myself in Old Navy, let alone go on a designer shopping spree.)

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

October is Cancer awareness month Plus a contest!!!

Yes, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Casio is putting on the pink.
Please remember to also visit

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Cute lil Kittens

Here are some of our kittens with our cat Boots


Monday, August 06, 2007

Count Your Blessings Monday

I am thankful that we have been blessed with a wonderful bountiful garden!!!


We finally got the sheep last week. These sheep are called Royal White Sheep.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Pics of the new place

I finally have taken the time to update this blog after the move I've been busy with work.
Below are picture from the new place.