Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Whirlwind Weekend...

Another weekend closes, much too soon for my taste :)  One thing God has made apparent to me is how blessed I am to have the husband I have.  When you've been together for as long as we have (17 yrs married, nearly 20 altogether) you tend to take each other for granted.  I know I have.  Yet I was sitting out on my little deck doing some sadly neglected journaling when he came out to check on me and as I looked over at him my heart just filled with love and a healthy dose of the "tingles."  *smirk*  It's nice to know he still does it for me!  Anyway, he looked at me and said, "what?" and I said, "Nothing, I'm just counting my blessings and you are at the top."  I think I surprised him!  He knew I was having a rough afternoon and was feeling a little sorry for myself (an indulgence that thankfully didn't last) and brought me a little cheese and cracker snack to cheer me up.  He's just the sweetest man!  I don't know why God has blessed me so but I'm extremely grateful He has!

My niece graduated from college today.  We had a nice party for her at a relative's house in Scarborough and my MIL and middle SIL flew in from FL for a nice long weekend.  The MIL is here for the summer, YAY!  Nate came down with the flu yesterday but we still went to see the fam.  All sickness broke loose last night when we came home though.  He was feverish and achy and when I went to kiss and hug him good night he vomited all over my hair and shoulder!  Poor poor little tyke - he was so miserable :(  His fever broke sometime in the wee hours after we gave him anther dose of Motrin.  He's still under the weather but I'm hopeful he'll be better in the morning.  I would like to have him see his Auntie one more time before she heads back to FL. 

Off to bed I go...need to keep this one short!  Will post more soon!

Have a safe and happy week!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What Today Should Be...

Happy 5th Birthday to my darling little "O" - in my mind we're throwing you a huge party with tons of presents, lots of your favorite food and cake with ice cream.  I picture dozens of balloons, a bouncy house or two, games, friends and family gathered from near and far to celebrate the miracle of your birthday.  I picture you and your brother rough housing outside with cousin B and jostling for the best piece of cake.  I picture my dear wonderful hubby sitting beside me, holding my hand, smiling with absolute joy as he whispers, "isn't it a miracle?"  It's all there, my darling little man, in my mind's eye it's the best birthday party ever. 

I miss you and love you with all my heart - Happy Birthday, Owen.


5/11/05 - 6/20/05

Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
  • Captured by Grace - Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

Books Read in 2011

  • What a Sista Should Do - Tiffany L. Warren
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
  • The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
  • No Wonder They Call Him Saviour - Max Lucado
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
  • I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

Books Read in 2010

  • The Yada Yado Prayer Group - Netta Jackson
  • Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • Knit the Season - Kate Jacobs
  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
  • The Dangerous Protector - Janet Chapman
  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
  • Re-reading all the Tintin graphic novels - Herge
  • The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
  • Death by Cashmere - Sally Goldenbaum
  • An Ice Cold Grave - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris