Friday, December 31, 2010

Bring it on!

I don't know about you but I am pretty happy to start
another new year.
2010 has been a bittersweet year.
One of loss and new life.

I am grateful to see another year come and go.
That means I'm here, on earth, hehe!
I'm excited to see what 2011 has in store for us.

I know this year has been a difficult year for many.
I am hoping that 2011 will be overflowing with blessings.

Have a marvelous New year.
The ladies have several more days until they drive
back to Monterey (BIG sigh).

Happy New Year from all of us.

big hugs,

P.S. It snowed here yesterday! Whoo hoo!

Monday, December 27, 2010

All the way from France and Elizabeth

A while ago, I won the most fabulous giveaway.

It was in honor of Elizabeth's 600th post.
600 posts - quite an accomplishment.

Elizabeth was one of my first blog friends way back
in the day.
In fact, her blog was one of the first that I put on my sidebar.

If you haven't visited her blog, you are missing out on something quite special.
She is kind, talented, has a wonderful heart, and is someone I call a friend.
I hope to meet her someday (don't worry dear Elizabeth, I'll give you advance warning-hehe)

Here is the collection of goodies that I received.
You know I love anything French.
The card shows the headdress of the local ladies.

The lavender sachet was made by Elizabeth
and smells heavenly.
I love the fabric and the verse on the bag.

Every time we went to France, I would buy a calender.
The kids knew we wouldn't leave until I found the right one.
This is one that I would have picked.

Shower mitts are a favorite.
Don't you think these are sweet with the little bird?
Love them.

Thank you so much Elizabeth.
Please give hubby another big hug from me.
I'm so glad I won!
Is that selfish?

The kids will be in town for another week.

If I don't visit, I have a very good reason.
My priorities are in order.
Look at those precious faces (not mine, but I do look very happy).

Have a wonderful week!

Huge Hugs!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

The reason for the season.

From our family to yours, wishing you a Christmas filled
with love, blessings, and joy.

I would like to thank each of you that follow, stop by,
and encourage me to keep on blogging.
You have all been a blessing in my life and for
that I am thankful.

I am loving my time with the fab four.
(fab 7 counting hubby, Dorothy, and J.W.).

Jayde, Hailey, and Annika, have always brought joy, laughter and love
to my heart.

Miss Andrea Jeanne has added much in a very short period.
These fab 4 ROCK!

The Christmas spirit is evident on Sulu.
Jeff sent this photo of local children singing Christmas carols to the troops.

May God bless our military and keep them safe
while they are so far from home.

Merry, merry Christmas.

Big hugs!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Preparing for the BEST job ever!

Thank goodness the decorations are up and we are ready

for Christmas.

While all of you have been on my mind, I've

been busy preparing for the best JOB ever.


In a few days, Dorothy and the ladies will be


I am so excited. I haven't met Andrea yet and I can't

wait to cradle that bundle of love in my arms.

The girls have grown by leaps and bounds.

I am counting the hours-hehe.
Seriously, I am.

I am looking forward to spending precious time

with my loved ones.

I only wish that Jeff could be here too.
Maybe next year.

Annika has become quite the artist.

This is a picture she drew for daddy.

Amazing for a 4 year old. I really sound like a grandma now.

Dorothy sent me this photo of Annika's kitchen.

She loves to cook.

I know I will have plenty of help in my kitchen.

What a Blessed Christmas this will be.


P.S. I hope to make my way around blogland soon.
I miss visiting.

Monday, December 6, 2010

150 minutes, 32 seconds

Time, precious time.

150 minutes, 32 seconds .

It doesn't sound like much time but I have to tell you

that it was time well spent.

I was sitting down with a cup of coffee

this morning when the phone rang.

It was JEFF calling from the Philippines.

There is a 14 hour (I think) time difference

so it was very early Tuesday morning for him.

We had the nicest chat.

It was the best way to start the week.

This Army mom is still floating.

Now, if they could only do something about

the wonky internet service so I could see him.

I'm not complaining, a phone call is a marvelous gift.

Happy Monday!

Friday, December 3, 2010

joyeaux anniversaire hubby

Well, I know you were a beautiful baby ( look at those chubby legs-hehe).

And hubby, you grew into a wonderful man.
I am so thankful to have you in my life.
You have made me a better person
and brought me much joy!

I love the little things you do.
The other day I discovered
a message
that you left for me on a chalkboard silver platter.
How sweet is this?

Happy birthday my love.
May we celebrate many more birthdays together.

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