Friday, August 29, 2008

Thank you Carol and Bizarre Phoenix weather!

Update: Saturday morning.

It was our turn last night with the storm. We are fine and praise God very easy clean up.

Carol from Charli and Me has passed this award to me ( and Tommy)
and we are just tickled pink. Carol has a terrific blog and if you haven't visited, you need to! It is fun, thought provoking and the pictures of Charli will lift your spirits up. Many, many thanks, Carol. I so appreciate it!

I appreciate everyone that stops by and leaves a comment. I enjoy all your blogs and would like to pass this along to all my blogging buddies. I know not everyone likes receiving an award this way. Those of you that do, Please take this one for your blog. It really is coming from my heart!

We have been praying for those affected by Gustav and those that may be affected this weekend as it rolls in. Little did I think we would have our own version last night. Three monsoon storms came into the valley and really did some major damage. Thousands are without power now as the power poles broke into match sticks. There was hail, winds in excess of 85 miles an hour and so much damage. Radar reported that winds could have been 100 miles an hour in areas. The temperature even dropped 30 degrees within a 2 hour span. We were very fortunate that we had just a little wind. My heart goes out to everyone affected.

About 12 years ago, we had a micro burst
rip through our neighborhood. At the time, I had a 2 story house and it was hit hard. My son had been in the hospital for 10 months and had only been home for 2 weeks when the storm hit. His bedroom was destroyed when that part of the roof was ripped off. The storm happened in August and it wasn't until March that all the work was completed. I never thought living in AZ I would go through anything like that. My early years were spent in Mi and we always had tornado warnings and watches. It was part of life.

God bless all those in the Phoenix area that have been hit hard. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Those of you that may be dealing with Gustav, know that your blogging buddies are holding you up in prayer.

I hope everyone has a safe Holiday weekend. I will be "flitting" in and out and hope to visit all of you throughout the weekend.

Happy Labor Day.

hugs to everyone!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Thank you Angie and an update

The sweet Angie from Sandals and Daisies gave me this award and I am just tickled pink.
I just love every blog I visit and have found a great group of people out in blogland. I only wish I had more time in the day to visit everyone. Since I love everyone's blog, I am passing this on to every one that stops by. I know the rules don't state that but it would take forever (for me at least) to link this to every one. So please, if you read this post, feel free to put this on your blog from me. Sorry Angie, for not playing by the rules but it is too difficult to link to everyone .O.k, now for some updates. Above is one of my favorite places especially during the Holiday season. It is one of those stores that you could spend days in and still not see everything!
The Holidays are right around the corner. 4 months away, OH MY. I am busy working on getting things ready to go. I am also busy working on some items for Etsy. Hopefully I will have that up and running soon.

Quite a few of you have asked about the health situation with my family. There is some good news for me. I had a colonoscopy yesterday and all went well! Yayyy, doing the happy dance. I no longer need to have one yearly. That was prayer answered. The procedure isn't bad but the prep is not the way to spend a day-hehe.

My husband has his results back from the endoscopy and he has Barrett's Esophagus. This is something that can be watched by the doctor. We are thrilled there is no cancer and no surgery at this time. Again, doing the happy dance.

My son continues to have more bad days than good days. Bless his heart. He has endured so much in his 25 years. I can't imagine going through everything he goes through. I know there is a reason and someday it will be revealed but it is very hard for a mother to watch her child suffer so (regardless of how old he is). He really is my hero.

So, there you have it my friends.
I hope you all have a marvelous week if I don't get around to visiting every one I would like to.

Lots of hugs to each of you.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

A Short Commercial Break

A few months ago, I told the tale
of how "my " car was going to be in a Toyota Scion commercial. I kind of "dissed" hubby, so I was told-hehe.
It is a quick read.

The lovely resort that the company put us at was just incredible. I'd go back there in a heartbeat. Very good vibe!

Well, the commercial is finally out. It turned out well (I'm no expert, but I like it). I thought I'd share it here in case anyone might be interested in seeing it. If you are interested in taking a peek, click on GRID SPOT, when the site is pulled up.

As usual, this proves to be a very busy weekend but I will be making my way around blogland.
I hope all of you have a truly wonderful weekend and week ahead.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I just wanted to take a little time to thank all of you for your well wishes. They mean the world to the two of us.

We are waiting on the news from the biopsies.
One lesson I have learned over the years is the lesson of patience. Not the easiest thing to do.
I know there is a time for everything and I've learned that includes medical reports.

I've also learned over the years that every moment has it's place in the "big plan" of life.
Every moment needs to be savored and enjoyed. You can be anxious or you can be in peace. I can tell you from experience, peace is a whole lot better!

Again, thank you. thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Thank you, thank you Theresa

Yayy!!!! Look what came in the mail.

I won Theresa's giveaway and it could not have come at a better time.

The packaging was beautiful and she tucked in lots of little goodies which my husband snatched right up. I am so excited about finding some great new recipes. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am still walking on air.

I can't wait to visit everyone.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Happy Anniversary Jeff and Dorothy

Happy Anniversary to my sweet ones. I have to be very honest with you here. When the kids first started talking about getting married, I thought they were too young. Give it a little more time, how about 6 more months? We discussed it in detail. I decided if they were going to get married, it was their business, not mine and I could totally be on board or not. Well, guess what?
I jumped on the band wagon and never looked back. Today is their 9th anniversary and I couldn't be happier for them. The years have flown by and produced many blessings.

Jayde and Hailey (my dancing Queens), are just 2 of those blessings.
Any woman that is a grandma, knows what I am talking about.

Two years ago, Annika came on board. This is an old picture but one of my favorites.
Three precious little girls. What could be better than that?

I am so glad the kids didn't listen to me and went ahead to start their life together. Mother always doesn't know best.

Happy Anniversary, I love you both very much!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Yay!!! Thank you Theresa!

WHOO HOO! Thank you Theresa! I feel very blessed to have won your giveaway.

I love to cook and so does my husband. We are so excited. I honestly can't remember the last time I won anything. Thank you for drawing my name.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale....

a tale about a tag on embarrassing songs!

Nana Trish has tagged me to share 5 songs that I am embarrassed to say that I enjoy.

I can't think of any that embarrass me so I will share some that make me smile.

1. Gilligan's Island theme song. It was 1964 and I was 10 years old. Loved that show. I thought the whole island thing would be great!

2. Joy to the World- 3 dog night
When my youngest son was a toddler, bath time was not his favorite time. I would sing this song and it made bath time much easier. Every time I hear it, it takes me back in time.

3. Wake me up before you go go- Wham
This song came out in 1984. It was a difficult year and every time I heard it, it made me laugh.

4. Achy Breaky Heart- Billy Ray
I used to dance to this and truly embarrass my oldest son.

5. I'm Just a guy- Brad Paisley
I was driving home from the hospital when this came on the radio. It just made me laugh out loud.

Here are the rules if you decide to play along with the tag:

1. Link back to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 5 songs that you are embarrassed to admit to others that you like and tell why.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post.

Pretty easy.

I tag: Amy







Ladies, I know everyone is busy, so no worries if you pass.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Rocking Friday

Katy lin came up with the idea of My Husband Rocks as a Friday theme.
I've participated several times and today I thought I would take liberty with the theme.

My theme today is My Boys Rock!
I am thanking you in advance for indulging me.

My oldest son is on the right. He has been a real trooper throughout his life.
He is 29 (ouch, I can't believe I have a son that age) and has grown into an amazing young man. He is there for me and there for his precious family. He loves life, counts his blessings, and although his life has not always been easy, he continues on the right path. He can always make me laugh even when tears are flowing. He is a rock!

My youngest son (25) has had a life with many challenges. Just look at that smile though. It can light up a room. He has the ability to be laugh out loud funny at times. He has endured much and still keeps going.

This is my favorite picture from many years ago. It was taken in France and they were having a marvelous time in just being in the moment. I am so proud of both of them.

Do my boys rock? You betcha ya!
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