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I was sitting here feeling sorry for myself because Steve has to work tonight. When midnight hits I can only cuddle my Princess. If she is not already asleep. I got to thinking about it and I have nothing to feel sorry for myself about. 2008 has been a great year.

  • We got our own home, when so many people are losing theirs.
  • We have not lost one person in our family.
  • My Dad made it through another year, there was a point where we were not sure if he would make it through 2007.
  • Steve has finally found a good job that he likes. It took a couple of tries, but he is now a happy little camper.
  • We have gotten right with the Lord.
  • We got to see an African American elected president. I may not agree with his politics, but he is still a history making president.
  • Gas prices soared to new heights then dropped like a rock.( Thank You Lord)
  • We have found a church family that is awesome.
  • Steve and I’s relationship is stronger and we are closer than we have ever been.
  • Mom and Dad living here and no major problems.( Thank You Lord)
  • We found our missing niece, who has had 2 boys in her years being away from the family.

Yes we have had our downs, but are highs outweigh those by so much

  • Mom winding up in the hospital 2 times.
  • Being thrown out of our duplex because it was foreclosed on. (That was how we started the new year)(Mind you we were renters!!)
  • Patty ending up in the hospital.
  • Steve being fired twice and quitting 2 other jobs.

Really those are all I can think of. Like I said the good more than out weighs the bad. I hope you all have a wonderful new year and please be safe. May God bless all of you this year. Here’s to a great,safe,happy,healthy,and spiritual 2009!!!

This is what I am thankful for. Some are serious, some are silly, but all the same they are important to remember because even the poorest in America have so much more than a lot of people in the world

I am thankful for:

  • My Salvation
  • God’s Grace
  • God’s Mercy
  • God’s Love
  • God’s Word
  • Prayer
  • The Power of Prayer
  • Being born in a country that has religious freedom
  • Running Water
  • Hot Water
  • Clean Water
  • Electricity
  • Our Truck
  • Our House
  • My Family
  • My Husband
  • My Husbands great job
  • Our Church Family
  • Our Church Choir
  • Our Pastor
  • Our Worship Leader
  • Our Youth Pastor
  • Our Dogs
  • Moms Surgeon
  • Moms Successful Surgery
  • Moms Healing
  • Dads Health
  • Barry and Nina
  • That we have plenty of food
  • A bed to sleep in
  • A shower to bathe in
  • Central Heat and Air
  • My Chi ( its a flat iron and it does miracles on my hair)
  • Our Woman’s Bible Study
  • My New Bible
  • My Computer
  • The Internet
  • Dr. Peppers
  • Sweet Tea
  • To Live In Texas
  • The Earth
  • Moon
  • Stars
  • The Ability to Love
  • The Ability to Forgive
  • The Ability to be Forgiven
  • The Every Day Blessings
  • My Marriage and that it is growing stronger with the Lords help

Sorry about not posting in the last couple of weeks, but our Internet got turned off at the very end of October. That tends to happen when you do not have the money to pay the bill. Now it is back on, I have a way to vent again! Yahoo!!!

What a month November has been so far, I can not wait to see what is coming next. Let me see, where do I start? Mom and Dad’s truck died at my Mother in Laws house. They just got it back two days ago. The fuel pump went out (really it just died). It was $607.00 to fix the truck. OUCH!!!! The guy who works on our vehicles is really nice and worked out a payment plan with Dad which was pretty cool. Then a true blessing from God above came, our Pastor paid half of the bill for us. I am so amazed at this church. The people just blow my mind with how kind and compassionate they are.

Last Tuesday night Dad took Mom to the E.R. Her side was hurting and it got so bad it was hard for her to move and anytime she ate her stomach would goes nuts shooting pains everywhere. Well they kept her. Turned out she had a bowel obstruction. They waited for a bit to see if it would clear up on its own, but on Wednesday they did another set of x rays and noticed that the obstruction had grown much bigger since the night before.  She had surgery Wednesday afternoon. Our Pastor stayed with us until her surgery was over. Again, this church blows my mind! She is still in the hospital a week later. We think the doctor is going to let her come home tomorrow hopefully. It is really weird her not being around the house.

The choir for church is putting together a Christmas show called Heaven Touches Earth. It is about the Jesus being born and the events leading up to his birth and afterward. It is really neat and the songs are just beautiful, but our drama people are having a hard time showing up and keeping their commitments to the show. Steve has just taken over a part in the show. He is nervous but he will be great.

Steve has renewed his commitment to serving the Lord. I have a new husband. I have a head, and I am learning to be submissive. It really is hard to just let go of control. I am so very proud of him. He is going to drive the church van to pick up kids and families that do not have a way to get to church. He leads me in prayer and in studying.  We have both cleaned out what cds we have, we have cleaned up our mouths, we started going to Sunday School, and on Wednesday nights we are both involved in Awanas. I have a group of 5 girls that report to me. They work on memorizing God’s Word during the week then they have to recite it to me. They get rewards as they go through their sections. Steve helps out with the boys, but they are not broken down into groups like the girls are.

I got baptized on Nov 2. It was a neat day.

Oh Well I am tired so I am going to bed. Good Night and God Bless You all

Diva Cup

Have you heard about the Diva Cup? If you use it, or if you have heard of it what do you think about it? If not would you use this product? I found out about it reading a blog, but I had no clue what is was I looked it up. Gentlemen you may wanna stop reading I am giving you fair warning!!! I want some more info on this product.

WOW oh WOW!!!! We went by Wally World earlier this afternoon and gas was at $3.14(which was down from last night by about 10 cents) After our movie we went back to Wally World to get some stuff and gas was at are you ready for this… was at $2.99!!! Under 3 dollars yippee!!!! Then we got out of Wally World and noticed in the 30 mins we were inside gas had fallen again to $2.97. Holy Moly people. This makes me excited!!!!


Anywayz……Steve called me this morning and told me to not eat anything cause he is taking me out. We had such a great time. We went and had our favorite restaurant Mexican Inn. Then he took me to Half Price Books. I got a Jodi Picoult book called Keeping Faith. She is a wonderful author. I also got a Janet Evanovich book called Plum Lucky. This author is so darned funny!!! There are not many books that really make me laugh out loud but hers do. After that we went to the movies. We saw Fireproof. If this movie is in your theater go see it. Take your spouse. It is about a married couple fixing to get a divorce and the husband takes what is called a love dare and it last 40 days. It ends up saving their marriage. This movie is not getting a lot of advertisement because it is a Christian movie so go see it then tell a friend. NO cussing, no sex it is very family friendly with older kids. It is a great movie!!!!

A couple of weeks ago Steve’s Mom gave us a 55 gallon fish tank. Well we got some fishies for it. I think we have 8 fishies so far. Fish are cool!!!!!

A lot has been going on lately. Today I am going to a funeral. My Sister-in-law’s (my brother’s wife) Mother died. She was diagnosed with lung cancer just after my Dad was diagnosed. Her cancer was the much more aggressive type. Ricke( my Brother), called us Monday that she had been put into hospice and was given a week to live. He called back on Wednesday to say she had passed away. We will also going to see my Paw Paw since we are in the area.



My nephew William broke his wrist in football practice on Tuesday. He is very upset that he will not get to play until it has healed. He just started playing in a new position. He now plays offence. I think he said he was playing half back. His coach told him William you are not the truck driver, you are the truck. Go run people over. You have to understand William is in the 7th grade and is not quite 14 yet, but he is over 6ft tall and weighs 220 lbs. He is not fat either he is solid. He looks like an senior in high school. His brother Scott started high school this year and they were walking around during registration and the high school cheerleaders were trying to get him to do something with them. If only they knew they were hitting on a seventh grader.

william That is William with his Mom. This picture was taken two years ago. I know its shameful I do not have a more recent picture of the boy. His team had just won the the league championship.



Steve’s new job is going good. He just started getting on the road this last week. He has lots of training to complete along with the hurricane that hit Houston. That is is daily route.


We have started going to a church near the house. It is a great church. They do not preach watered down scripture.  The people are real nice and the pastor is very friendly. He stopped by the house Tuesday night to get to know us a little better. We are going to become members of the church.

I found is poem at Dr. Pepper is Good for the Soul. This is the original Poem Where I am from. I found it inspiring  to write my own and here is an example of the lay out. Try writing your own. It took me longer than I expected it to, but it was fun.




I am from  ____ (specific ordinary item), from _______ (product name) and _______.
2. I am from the _______ (home description… adjective, adjective, sensory detail).
3. I am from the _______ (plant, flower, natural item), the _______ (plant, flower, natural detail).
4. I am from _______ (family tradition) and _______ (family trait), from _______ (name of family member) and _______ (another family name) and _______ (family name).
5. I am from the _______ (description of family tendency) and _______ (another one).
6. From _______ (something you were told as a child) and _______ (another).
7. I am from _______ (representation of religion, or lack of it).
Further description
8. I am from _______ (place of birth and family ancestry), _______ (two food items representing your family).
9. From the _______ (specific family story about a specific person and detail), the _______ (another detail, and the _______ (another detail about another family member).
10. I am from _______ (location of family pictures, mementos, archives and several more lines indicating their worth).


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100 Posts!!!!!


I made to 100 posts. I did not think I would ever get here. Yahooooooo!!!!!!!!!

I want a baby
I want the baby bottles
I want the baby blankets
I want the baby clothes
I want the baby toys
I want the baby bed
I want the baby car seat
I want the baby stroller
I want the baby nursery
I want all the baby things that go with a baby, but most of all I want a baby to fill my arms


I baked homemade chocolate chips cookies Monday. I ended up with over 4 dozen cookies. That is a lot of cookies people.  They were moist and yummy. They fell apart in your mouth, they were so freakin good!!!!! They are gone, gone I tell you. I did not realize that there were so many cookie monsters in my family. I am a cookie monster, so is my Dad, my Mom, and my husband. I sent some over to my Mother in laws house and they are also cookie monsters. It is hard to believe that over 48 cookies are gone in 2 days. I have been meaning to make these cookies for my neighbors as a thank you for the warm welcome to the neighborhood, but it looks like I am going to have to make another batch. I did not even get a picture of these so delicious cookies. This picture is from the first time I made them. Do they not look yummy???








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