Sunday, January 31, 2010
Without electricity, we did got a little board so, I enterained us by playing the piano. Candlelight wasn't bright enough so hubs sat in his easy chair and shined a flashlight on my music. Before long, he begain saying that his arm was getting tired -- pitiful , pitiful-- a very small price to pay for such great entertainment =)
Friday, I shot the above picture of the pond by our house. The snow was only about 1 1/2 inches in this shot. About 5 hours later, there was 7 inches on the ground.
We went to a friend's house to play some games and enjoy the snow. The snow was deep and as we began to drive off, hubs totally missed the driveway and we got stuck in the deep snow. We tried several things to get it out but in the end called our son who has 4-wheel drive to pick us up. They went back today to try to pull it out but could not find a safe place to hook up to the car, so it is still there. A man in our church had a car dealership and he knows where to hook to it so they will go Monday to get the car. We have another vehicle so it's not a big deal to be short one for a couple days.
I drove to our friend's house, and am I ever GLAD that I was not driving when we left! =) He would have teased me unmercifully and the whole church would have heard about it! I thinking . . . I'm thinking . . . do I want to exercise the golden rule here? What would you do?
Saturday, January 30, 2010
After the final session was over, we went into the sanctuary and took pictures on the platform where so many of Beth's Bible studies have been videoed. We were told that the wood in the cross behind us is believed to be over 200 years old!
As we were leaving, we walked into the foyer and found that Beth was taking pictures with the
Siestas (bless her sweet ♥). We were fortunate to get in line and get a picture with her.
(What I have in my hand is a door prize that I won -- "Wising Up - Set 1". )
When we walked back into the hotel, we stopped to get a cup of coffee. A friendly voice said hello to us from the breakfast room. We walked over and greeted two sweet ladies and had a nice conversation with Margie and Karina whom we had never met before. We ended up going to lunch with them and Margie's husband, Larry, willing became our driver. We became fast friends and so enjoyed our time together. We made arrangements to meet for church the next morning. They are three people that I will not forget.
I am so thankful that I was able to attend this awesome event! Valerie was the best travel friend ever! What fun we had talking, laughing, reciting our chapter to each to each other -- over and over, taking pictures, just hang'n out and getting to know each other better. Thanks for asking me to travel with you! Love you sweet friend. :)
Mostly, thank you for my heavenly Father for all His provisions in making this possible -- and for meeting with us and watching over us each step of the way!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I didn't get all my picture together until yesterday so now I will try to recap the trip.
I was so blessed to have been able to be a part of the original Scripture Memory Team through the Living Proof Ministries Blog and attend the SMT Celebration in Houston. My sweet friend, Valerie, that I met through blogging invited me to travel with her to the event. What a fun and wonderful time we had!
We took this picture just before we left. We would be meeting up again that night.
After lunch at Pappasito's, we headed for LPM offices and took a few pictures. Nancy, head of correspondence at LPM, had stepped out to the mailbox and saw us taking pictures so she came over and asked us if we were "Siestas". She took a picture of the three of us then we got a picture with her.
Laura, Valerie and me in front of the Living Proof Ministries sign.
Me, Nancy and Valerie
Next we went to our hotel. It was time to say "thank you" again and "goodbye" to Laura. What a kind hearted person she is. Thanks Laura!
The event was held in the room where Beth taught her Sunday School class. She was a Sunday School teacher for 22 years. Travis led us into worship with beautiful music and Beth taught on Psalm 119. What an awesome study. She made sure we remembered that there are 176 verses in this chapter!
After service, Beth greeted and took pictures with as many as she could.
LPM served huge pieces of Texas sheet cake and coffee to everyone. (There were 508 ladies in attendance -- that's a lot of cake and coffee.)
It was a wonderful evening. We went back to the hotel -- following the pink feather trail along the way :)
To be continued . . . .
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
On December 3, 2009, I attended Govenor Sarah Palin's book signing in Norman, OK. Shealah Craighead Photography was there to take pictures of everyone that had a book signed. Because of the copywrite laws and licenses, I cannot place a picture on my blog . . . . but. . . . . if you would like to see my picture with Govenor Palin, just click on the link below. http://www.photoshelter.com/c/shealahcraighead/gallery-img-show/2009-12-03-OK-Norman/G0000.bIvgNFpX60/?P_ID=P0000lMKdCzN08e8&_bqG=1604&_bqH=eJxL9wtIt0zJcssryi918_SzSKoKSErycY_PSvO0MjQzMbcyNbCyco_3dLF1NwACvSTPsnQ_t4IIMwO1AJBoAEg0x9c7xbnKz8Ai1ULN3TPe3dHHxzUoEpsmAFmxIJA-&I_ID=I0000uihA6ny.Ec0
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I popped some popcorn, fixed something for us to drink and got everyone seated and then started the movie. The little mister sat by me on a little stool with a little bowl of popcorn and his drink. I was so surprised at his participation in our movie event. He enjoyed his popcorn and as you can see, he was really into "Mary Poppins". He made it all the way to the end of the movie!
I had so much fun with these little munchkins . . . I think it might have been my best New Year's Eve . . . ever!
PS Oh, yes, we did see the old year out and the new year in -- barely.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
2009 - a wonderful year for me and my family. Yes, there have been negative things, a few miner health issues, some set-backs, but overall, there have been so many things to be thankful for. Family is always at the top of my list.
Here are few pictures of some of my blessings: