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Friday, April 29, 2011

~ Of Weddings, Friendship, Love, and Royalty ~

Watching the beautiful fairy tale wedding this morning. I remember getting up to watch the wedding of Charles and Diana. Wow, that was a long time ago! Due to my great interest in Princess Diana, I was invited to England by a great friend of my grandmother, and spent three weeks traveling in England, Scotland and Wales as a teen. I was in England for the wedding of Andrew and Sarah.

Even better, my interest in Princess Diana led me to a special friendship in middle school. My dear friend and I were drawn together by our interest in Princess Diana. We were soon the best of friends. It wasn't long before she told me that I had to meet her cousin who was moving back to town. She thought we would be the perfect pair. She introduced Eric and I, and sure enough ~ it was love at first sight, and my fairy tale began. I was a girl just shy of thirteen at the time we first met. Now in June we will celebrate our 22nd anniversary.

I have always loved the beauty and the tradition of the monarchy. The pageantry is stunning. It calls me to remember our own royal heritage ~ in Christ our King! We are all subject to Him. In Revelation we read about a throne ~ with a rainbow about it, before a sea of glass like crystal. "And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever."

Nothing could be better than to be in that Royal family.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Give Thanks . . . With a Grateful Heart



151. The sun shining and the Son Shining ~ on Easter Morning

152. Our son is home from S.C.

153. A great cantata at my Mom's church ~ beautiful music and video presentations~ a wonderful sermon, and seeing lots of friends

154. A visit with friends in the afternoon, and dinner with all the kids and their friends

155. To see Benjamin so excited that his goats each had twins. I must admit, they are pretty cute when they are little!

156. Going for a much needed massage tomorrow! Praying it helps my sciatica!

157. Pondering and reading and hearing the story of what Christ did for us ~

158. My coffee on such a gray day


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pantry Organizing

When we got home from vacation, I walked into my pantry and realized that it had become an unorganized mess! (Not from the teens left home, but my busyness!) I had lots of containers and baskets, but nothings seemed in order anymore. I also decided that the plastic containers I was using weren't the healthiest things. The more I read about plastic food storage, the less I like. Sometimes the food takes on the smell of the plastic. So, I decided glass would be in order. Of course I didn't realize at the time what glass jars would cost! Yikes! I guess it's not the glass jars as much as it is the fact that I have lots of things that need containers!

I put everything that went into containers on one side. The other shelves are still canned goods, etc, and I didn't take pics of those shelves. These show some of the plastic containers and baskets beforehand.





Love the look of the glass! Need a few more, but we're almost there!








Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mom's Birthday

On Monday we celebrated my Mom's birthday. I invited her and four of her best friends for lunch. After I finally got rolling on Monday morning, it turned out to be a wonderful day! We had great food and great fellowship.




For favors we gave little eye masks with pedicure kits and massagers. They looked really cute on the table!












Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Family Room Makeover

Here are a couple of little pictures of our family room before. I forgot to take some right before we painted. Oops:) This is what I could find and crop from old photos. Not much:)











Our Sanbiel shells ~ our favorite getaway, so brought a little bit of it home.




I love my jars of sand from the beaches we visited in Florida this winter.






I'm looking for a new chair for this corner. I would like to find something upholstered, and so far no luck. So this little cabinet is there temporarily to fill the corner.





Monday, April 18, 2011

Give Thanks . . . With a Grateful Heart




139. Celebrating the birthday of our sweet daughter and seeing her enjoy her day and her friends

140. Celebrating my Mom's birthday today with her and some of her church friends

141. Praise music to push through being too tired to get rolling today!

142. Good friends and good conversation

143. Help for allergies!

144. Quiet times for prayer and reading

145. A clean house:) For a minute:)

146. Being asked by my 92 year old grandmother to drop her off at a friends house for a luncheon ~ too cute!

147. Sweet tea with raspberry over ice

148. Serving

149. People who lift you up and sharpen your faith

150. Clean sheets and warm towels



Saturday, April 16, 2011

Our Baby is 12!

Our "baby" turned 12 today! Hard to believe it. She has been a tremendous blessing to us and we are so blessed by her!