January 30, 2011

Weekend in Review

I'm going to start a new goal for me...posting about my weekends.  We'll see how long I keep it!  :-)  Hopefully I can get into taking more pictures with my Iphone and then can post pictures too!  :-) 

This weekend was a real treat!  I only worked for 2.5 hours on Friday and took the rest of the day off...it was GREAT!  My Dad, Mom, Beth (sister) and Paul (bro-in-law/awesome mechanic) came to visit.  It's a long trip for less than 48 hours together but it was such a joy to be with them. We had dinner in on Friday night and they brought a birthday cake for me (more on that later).  We played a game of Mexican Train and laughed a lot!  Saturday the girls went to Aldi (mom has to go there every time she comes to visit)  and the guys checked out the car and installed my new cabinet drawers...yay for organization!  We went to Firebirds for dinner and then went back to their hotel to watch Secretariat.  That movie was so good and I was reminded again how important it is to finish what you start.  And it was a BEAUTIFUL day...did I say gorgeous b/c it was!  It was perfect treat for the last Saturday in January!  Sunday morning we met for breakfast and said our goodbyes...always sad to leave but I was thankful to be going to see my other family at church.  We sang Great is Thy Faithfulness today and I cried.  I mean who can read these words and not? 

Great is Thy faithfulness!

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

We went to lunch with friends and topped off our evening buying Keurig...from Amazon...with my Swagbucks and my steal from DailyDeals!  WOOHOO!  Now to finish off the night with my book.  Great weekend with great family and friends!  Hope you had the same!  Bring it on Monday! 

Happy Birthday Granny

Today my Granny is 77.  She might not have wanted me to post that age, but I love it.  She is the classiest lady I have ever known!  She has had jet black hair ever since I have known her...and she never dyed it! She was with me when I was told that my other grandmother had died from cancer.  She brought me soup and grapes when I was sick in college.  She has been married to my grandfather for almost 60 years and is now going through a separation with him that is oh so hard, not a desired separation but b/c of his dimentia and need for constant care, it is necessary.  She loves the Lord and knows the importance of prayer.  She loves to play games with us when we are all together.  She still walks at least a mile (I think it's more) every Mon thru Fri with one of her best friends...unless it's too cold!  She is amazing and I am so glad that she is still with us!  I love her dearly and pray for her often!  Happy Birthday Granny!  I love you SO much and am so thankful for the blessing you have been in my life! 

January 01, 2011

New Year, New Goals

See, I told you I'd be back...it's the 1st, I'd say I'm doing pretty good on the promise! Haha! Anyway...I don't really make New Years Resolutions but this year I want to share with you a goal of mine...reading. Yes, I can read, but have not made it a practice, a discipline to read often. My husband is a true bookworm and you will find a book in his hand (or ear) whenever he is on down time...he loves to read...anything and everything. I on the other hand tend to read my Bible in the morning and sometimes another book that I am going through with a friend. This year I want to read more. So I want to read and then post about them...I won't give endings away but will share what I learned in them or enjoyed in them. If I can read a book a month, in addition to what I'm already reading, I think my goal will be met...so that's my goal...12+ books by 2012. Here is what is currently on my list...

Lessons I Learned in the Dark by Jennifter Rothschild

Safely Home by Randy Alcorn

Radical Womanhood by Carolyn McCulley

Do you have any suggestions for me? Feel free to share and I might pick a few.

Happy New Year to all!

Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days --you would not believe if you were told! - Habbakuk 1:5...I pray that God is doing something amazing in our nations this year! I can't wait to see what He has in store!