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Wednesday, December 31, 2014


I know it has been a while since I have posted on here. Alot has been going on in our lives. We feel like we are on a rushing roller coaster.... I can not believe that Christmas has came and went byebye!! We had a very full schedule during this holiday season. We had Thanksgiving, AND my sister had some surgery done. We got it all done and over with and the Doctor wanted her to still do some Chemo. She has had 2 treatments so far.. She has had some sickness with them, but overall, I think she is a real trooper. She is a STRONG AND CARING person and that makes her so special. I know like many, so many people ask why??? WHY NOW?? Her son is a senior in high school getting ready to go to college, her grandaughter is about to be a year old.. but she is a fighter. The Lord KNEW ALL about this long before she was ever born and knows the outcome of all.. She has made it through Christmas day without any sickness, and to me, that MADE my Christmas. If I did not get any thing else, that was all I needed... to God I give the praise. He answers prayer!!!
The new year is here and I cant wait to see what the LORD has in store for our family!!

Another thing that happened during the holiday season was our nephew, DEVIN, graduated from USMC boot camp. He recieved a special award as being the top shooter of his company,MIKE. We as a family loaded up and headed down to Parris Island to spend some days with him on base as he graduated!! It was so fun and full of emotion, excitement, and beamed with a lot of proudness!!! He was great, and the ceremony was great also.

We still hold our annual tradition at Christmas Time. We go somewhere special as a family, whether it be all or some of us, and go to eat a good meal, and then to a special Christmas outing. This year's choice was at a botanical garden with a display of their Christmas lights. It was very pretty. This year, it was my mama,sis, hubby, and me.

Another great thing that happened during this same week , was my niece, Corrie, got engaged!!! She has found who her soul loveth!!! They make a great couple and we look forward to this special time in their lives. It is so fun to see your ''kids'' grow up and reach that next step in their lives!! I have some pics of the ring, I will share later.
SO.. 2015 is almost here. I ask myself this question.... WHAT are you going to do differently in 2015 that you didn't do in 2014? One thing I will do is make BETTER choices. This includes Alot of different things. Another thing is have MORE sister time. I love my two sisters and NEVER want to take them for granted. Thirdly. I want to spend more time in devotion and less time on Facebook!! This is one thing I will definately do, because I am getting tired of all the drama.. I am getting too old for it...haha!! And, I am praying hard like never before for lost family members.. I know God has a plan and I can not wait to see what it is..  Until then, Chris and I are living EVERY second, still blessed. Happy New Year and may God richly overflow you with blessings in 2015.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Live Every Second

Fall is here, although these warm temps are not making it feel like fall. It feels like fall in the mornings, but this past week, it has been near 82 degrees every afternoon. Last thursday, I got all the fall decor out.. It seems like I just put it back in storage.. hmmmm.

So much has went on this past month. I feel like this year has really went by in a flash. Chris and I just celebrated our 12 th year of marriage. Seems like we just said those vows... Anyway, we had a wonderful time on our yearly anni  trip. We got to rest, relax, and explore some new places we had never been to. I have a BUCKET LIST.. Do you?? I have several things on my bucket list that I really would like to do before I pass away.. I renamed my BUCKET LIST. I call it my SAND BUCKET LIST.. Why?? you might ask.. I love sand, and I just wanted to be different, a lot of people say I am different, so , there you go... hahaha.. Anyway, I checked two things off my SAND BUCKET LIST recently. I have always wanted to go to the Virgin Islands, and I have always wanted to go on the BIGGEST cruise ship in the world, since it came out in 2009.. We just checked those two things off... We did both.. lol
We had so many things to see on this HUGE ship.. Let me just give you an example of how big this thing is... It is equilvalent to five football fields, and holds 7500 people.. wow.. and yes, it has everything on it. It has several neighborhoods. It has a central park that is really like a park. there are park benches, birds flying , beautiful trees swaying, so beautiful. One neighborhood is featured like a carnival. Hotdogs, carousel, funny mirrors, ice cream. amazing!!.  We spent eight days on the ship and still did not know our way around hardly by the end of the trip. We had ports of call in St. Thomas , St. Marrten, and Bahamas. After the Cruise, we spent 4 days at a beautiful island near Jacksonville, the lovely Amelia Island.. This place was beautiful. It has a beautiful historic district with a gorgeous beach.. I want to go back again there. We went fishing.. I caught several spade fishes and a HUGE turtle.. Here are some of our vacay pics:
 the view of the top of the ship
 Nassau, Bahamas
 Us on top of the mountain looking down to where we were going, Magen's Bay Beach
 Magen's Bay, St. Thomas
the view of the Harbor
 St. MARRTEN  This place was TRUE relaxation
 our HUGE ship 18 decks
 here we are in Central Park
 a view of The jetties, the Ocean meets the sound on Fort Clinch, Amelia Island
 My huge turtle I caught
 a beautiful sunrise over Amelia Island
 I caught a spade..
 he caught a small one
Love the spanish moss hanging from these trees..

We made lots of memories on this trip. I want to thank the Lord for safe travel to and from, and I want to thank Him for beautiful weather. It was near 90 degrees everyday. Several weeks have passed now. Last week, a dear man and friend from our Church died unexpectantly. He had a wonderful wife and a daughter ,and  3 grandchildren. It was such a tough time, and I know it will be hard in the  days ahead. We are lifting them up in Prayer everyday. Yesterday, my sis had surgery . She is awaiting the results from the surgery to determine what is next. I am confident that everything will be fine. We are trusting the Lord. He knows what is best, and we are praying for God's will through all of this. Something I have really known ALL my life, but everyday I am finding out more and more..
we live sometimes just day by day, and take things as life hands things to us, but sometimes problems come.. and PAIN comes with the problems..We have to realize (or at least I do) that NO pain is ever wasted.. There is always a reason why and if we have pain.The pain OF WHAT IF?? the not knowing what is next, but we have to remember God is the refuge in our pain and weakness. 
Matthew 6:8 Be ye not therefore like unto them:for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask of him. He knows what we need and why we need it and knows when I will ask of it... HE already knows..!!!!!  I need to have a thankful heart. That makes me happy, and to live every second. That's why it is important to pray like never before, and spend HAPPY times with your friends, family, husband, wife.. because you never know what lies ahead..  Choose to make those times happy, and to LIVE EVERY SECOND.

Friday, September 12, 2014

God is already there

hello everyone. I hope you all have been doing well. The Summer heat is tending to be holding on to us here in the South.. I have mixed emotions about it. I love SUMMER but I do love FALL too. I  love the beautiful array of colors displayed, I love the smells,foods, and sights of fall too... We are experiencing some ''cooler temps '' this weekend.. this is a promise of things to come.

Sometimes, life brings uncertain things to us. We face decisions that need to be made, boundaries that need to be set, and just everyday life can bring us to trying times in our lives. We can tend to make hasty decisions based on what others say, or just think we can go ahead and do our own thing. This is a MISTAKE. I have done it before, and boy, did I learn.. I can not make it on my own. I need His help!!

Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ in you richly in all wisdom ; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs , singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

In these times, we need to be in prayer more than ever. We need to pray for our Country. It is becoming more and more UNGODLY. we need to pray for our future soldiers, because we are more than likely going to war again. I feel like I need to read and pray like never before.We need to trust Him to fight our battles for us. He is ALREADY THERE. He knows the outcome of everything we face.
I am glad HE listens. I am glad HE knows. I am glad HE understands when I don't. I am glad HE knows why and then why NOT???? I am glad when I am at a loss for words, and don't know how or what to say or how to feel , He already knows what I mean. He understands my feelings of helplessness, and sometimes, frustration. HE understands when I am stressed out and physically EXHAUSTED. I am glad HE knows not only the problems we face, but is already in the future, and knows the blessing we will recieve  from the outcome it. I am glad HE knows the burden that I have  for my family, friends, and for their future. 

My mother used to sing this song a lot in Church. It is so true.
'' Never a burden that HE doth not carry, Never a sorrow that HE doth not care, whether the days may be sunny, or dreary, JESUS is always there!!!''
HE is always there, and HE is already there in your past, present, and future. Thank God for this today.
It's better to run behind GOD, than in front of Him.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Remember with a SMILE

 have you ever wondered  why you think certain things?? have you ever wondered WHEN you think of SOMEONE if they are thinking of you??? do you ever just wake up in the middle of the night, and immediately start wondering if someone else is ok, and just wonder why the LORD lays them on your heart??

have you ever got used to something in your life and then suddenly it goes away, almost without warning???  Not knowing is an ''turned inward'' attitude. You feel empty and not really knowing how to express your true feeling about why things happen the way they do. This can bring a feeling of uncertainty. Feelings that you wish you could  make go away.

All I can say is I think of someone dear to my heart a lot. So, she is prayed for many of times. I pray the Lord keeps her safe. I pray she has everything she needs. I pray she is being loved and cared for like me and my family would care for her. I pray she does not have to hear bad things, see bad things, or witness anything that could be a hinderance in her young life.

I am so thankful for MEMORIES. Memories that were made of happy times, happy celebrations, happy places, and faces. When we experience the loss of someone , the things we remember the most, are usually the happy times that we had together, and the things that  made us so HAPPY. This usually comforts us the most during our time.  Then, you have a HOPE down deep inside. A hope of a return . A hope of a phone call, and also, a HOPE that They are thinking of you, as much as you are thinking of them. She is and will always be a special ''part'' of our family. We don't see the full picture right now, and maybe one day she will come back to live near us.We can only pray for her and that God will keep her safe in HIS care, and let her remember maybe one day all the stuff she learned of Him at such an early age....  I am remembering this little special someone with a smile today, because I know if she could see us, she would be smiling..... 
Nay Nay's sweet Buddy girl... ALWAYS !!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Tree is known Part 2

yep, back to those trees again....

A tree amazes me as it goes through the seasons.. I know it sounds kind of crazy, but I really would think it is so weird  IF I went outside in the dead of winter and a tree would be loaded with fruit... haha   The Lord can make it happen though, THAT I do not doubt....

In the WINTER, the tree is in the ''dead stage''.. it looks dry and drab and practically lifeless...  but oh, the buds are coming soon, why?? because it is SPRING.. New life, beginnings and new buds here... In the SUMMER, the harvest of the trees if they are fruit bearers.. AND in the FALL the leaves turn their bright , vibrant colors.. it's all part of the process.. the tree could not make it through any of the processes without the proceding one...

Matthew 12 :23 Either make the tree good and it's fruit good ; or make the tree corrupt, and it's fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

I was inspecting some of the fruit on the trees yesterday.. Some pears on the bottom are rotten. Bugs are infesting some. I don't want to be a tree with ugly fruit.  One thing  to think about is when you go to the grocery store or farmer's market, you want the best fruit/ vegetables for your money. You do not buy the rotten things. It's not worth your money or time. I think this can be applied to us  Christians so much. I know it sounds funny or crazy but really I don't care because it makes great sense to me... We may not be the biggest, ripest piece of the fruit but we can be an APPEALING one to the eye or world. When we produce fruit, we are yielded to Him, letting Him use us for His glory.If I were a fruit inspector, I would want what would sell the most.If you have no fruit on your tree, then I would want to find out why.. WHY IS IT NOT PRODUCING?? Could it be that it needs to be pruned.. Pruning a tree means giving it ''room to grow'', and making room for more, getting rid of what's harming it or causing it NOT to grow..  To us, this can be applied.. if we are not growing spiritually, then it could be we are not  bearing fruit. We could have sin in our life. We need to  confess and ask for His forgiveness. Serve Him and let Him make us bear fruit for Him.Keep our focus and thoughts on things for Him, and values on faith and family, NOT on material things...
FERTILIZATION is another thing that could help in the growing and producing more fruit.. Good fertile soil, and food produces wonderful fruit. As Christians, reading the Bible and prayer is great fertilization. It helps us grow for Him. 
I want to be a fruit bearer. I want to bear fruit that is attractive, and have fruit that everyone wants, not just a few people. I want to be used and know that the Lord will use me to be a great bearer of fruit, and when the inspectors come, they will want some of the fruit I have.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A Tree is known By It's fruit

 HELLO to everyone. I know it has been a while since the last post. I have not forgot about the blog, just had other things that have been occupying my time. Since the last post, we have been really busy with Church activities, family fun, and some trips. We recently returned from a camping trip to Hickory Nut Falls and our annual beach trip with the family. Little D got to enjoy the beach for the first time. I think she had a good time...

We had a great time in June with the Family Week Missions Conference. The Lord allowed hubby and I to work and participate in the fun time. It was such a joy to be able to serve and spend time with the families... So thankful for all of their dedication to serve and sacrifice time away from their families to spread the Gospel. I felt humbled to see some of their children. You could tell they had never been around some of the things they experienced at my Church. for that, I am grateful.. The Lord worked in many lives, including mine.

 The Lord spoke to my heart a few months ago about trees and fruit bearing. We have several fruit trees in our yard. We have 3 apple trees, we have 3 peach trees, and one pear tree... At one time, all of these trees were producing. A few years ago, we had a bad storm.. 2 of the apple trees kind of died... they no longer produce.. I started writing on this a little..... here is some of the things I wrote..

I inspected the trees in our yard, the fruit trees  that were producing at the time. The pear trees were loaded in some areas.Other limbs had none on them.The peach trees maybe had two or three.. This is nothing new. they never produce much anyway.. SOME PRUNING NEEDS TO BE DONE...
The apple trees are beautiful. One tree has a good bit on them. The other two do not have any on them. THEY NEED TO BE CUT DOWN, UPROOTED, AND MORE PLANTED..
As I started looking at the trees, The Lord placed some thoughts in my heart.
* What kind of tree would you like to be??? I would want to be a tree that produced big, beautiful, delicious pieces of fruit. I would want to be the tallest tree and the one that everyone looked up to...haha really...
* Why would I not want to be a dead tree.?? A dead tree means there is no life. no fruit produced on the tree, no new leaves.etc.. Who wants that kind of tree.. ??

Matthew 7:17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
** If no fruit, there is probably no root.. ** We need to be rooted in the word of God. We need to be steady and hold to His truth. We produce fruit by walking by faith with Him. One thing that amazes me is how trees go through the seasons. How could anyone NOT believe in the Lord after seeing His handywork all around them. He gives us the sunshine to help give the nutrients to the trees to produce the fruit, the rain, for the proper growth they need. The seasons are there for the proper time of growth they need to produce the fruit at the right time.. just saying, a ripe apple from the tree or apple orchard just would not be right in the dead of winter..WHY?? you might ask... APPLES ARE A FALL FRUIT. they just fit in the fall... lol and they arrive just in time for the fall for apple butter.. Can I get a witness on that??? I love to take the time make the apple butter. In the seasons, the Lord gives us, we can see the growth pattern. I will go more into the growth seasons tomorrow.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

my friend who is my Mother

it's Mother's day weekend. It has been a great one so far. My mother and I went to a delicious lunch together yesterday. It was at one of our favorite places. We always have such a great time together.

My mother has always been a rock in our family. She has displayed true Christianity to our family. She is a true example of the Proverbs 31 woman. She always puts her needs above others. She is a TRUE dedicated wife. My daddy is so spoiled, it's funny. She is always ready to lend a helping hand. She always knows how to handle ANY situation and always knows what to do that is right. She is a praying lady, and still has faith that God is going to answer prayer in HIS time.

She is the best cook I know.. My sisters and I are so fortunate to have stood by her in the kitchen. She has taught us many tricks, and many great tips in the kitchen. She gave up her early 40's to take care of her daddy, my grandfather, who had suffered a stroke, and spent many long days with him, as he learned to ''live '' again. She made many trips back and forth from sc to nc taking me and my sis back and forth to work. She took care of all my nephews and niece while they were babies.. She has a heart of gold. She stood by my grandmother as she spent her last, days here on earth... She made the last few years of her life so special. She took her places she never got to go, and treated her like a queen.

My mother has done a lot of wonderful things, as you can see... yes, I am bragging.. why?? because i can, and she deserves this and so much more.... one thing that I really love to call her is ''MY FRIEND''.... I can not say that I was the ''perfect'' child growing up. I talked back way more times than I should. I got by with a lot too, just ask my sister.... I  did stuff that made me get whoopings, and I missed my curfew several times too.. but she never stopped being my mother.. She disciplined me in every way that she should have, and she always let me know why she was doing it... I am grateful for that.
I am older now, and though I am not a parent yet, I am so thankful for the way I was raised. I know the Lord thinks I am special because of who he chose to be my mama... We have made many precious memories. My mother is my friend, because she was my mother, FIRST........ she NEVER tried to be my friend first... We have such good times together, and I know I can always count on her to cheer me on in whatever comes my way.... I am so thankful that God chose her to be my mother, and I know my sisters do too.... Thank you mama for always being there, and for being my friend.... and my # 1 shopping buddy   
Happy Mother's day!!!! I love you so very much!! you are MY true blessing from God!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

celebrations and teen campmeeting

 APRIL has been jam packed and busy!!! It has been a wonderful start to spring. A dear lady in our Church has been in a rehab facility for a while. Her birthday was at the beginning of April. We surprised her with a birthday party. It was a fun time with dear people.
 Here is the birthday girl, Mrs. Doris opening her gifts!! She was so surprised!!

 the whole gang!!
 me and my buddy!!
 April is always a busy month. We always attend a Youth Campmeeting with the teens from our Church. It is a HUGE blessing every time, and was just that again this year!!

the choir singing
me and my sweetie at the hotel before Church
 Last Thursday, we had a nice day on the boat, fishing the day away.. it was a cool start to the morning, but warmed up rather quickly.
 buddy fishing

 we caught some small white perch that we saved and put away to use as bait fish for our next trip fishing!!!
 Easter Sunday was a wonderful time celebrating the Risen Savior!! He is ALIVE!!! NOT DEAD!! We had a wonderful Church service followed by a delish lunch at my mother's. My middle sis and her family were out of town for a little spring break getaway.. sure did miss them!!!
 Little D's first EASTER!!!!

so, you can see it has been a busy month!!! spring is in full swing!! love the budding of the flowers and trees!! It shows God's way of making everything beautiful and new in His precious time!!!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Q & A

Recently, I was sitting talking with a group of friends, and we were talking about current events that had been going on in our lives.  It was interesting to hear about certain things. Several questions were asked... Here are some of the things we talked about:

What do you think happened to ''the plane''???
I said,'' I think it is a huge mystery... It is so wierd that not one piece of it has been found, as if it had crashed or something. I kind of feel it was hijacked by the pilots.. who knows??? I just feel so bad for all those people that may have lost their lives..'' The missing people, along with the passports that were stolen, that all just does not add up. And the families not knowing where their loved one is.''

What did you  do last weekend??
Saturday was spent on ''home improvements'', working on  things that needed attention around the house and getting our home away from home ready for spring trips coming up soon.
We has a really good meal at one of our favorite places, and went to a few places to get some things we needed. Sunday was a wonderful day in the Lord's house. It was great to see it filled and people saved, and to go back on Sunday night and  to hear the Pastor talk of expansion... How wonderful. Sunday after Church , we celebrated MARCH birthdays in our family. We had a yummy lunch. my mother made her baked spaghetti, along with a wonderful salad, and garlic bread. We had some yummy desserts too...

What did you cook last???
hehe, this is always funny, cause my friends at work always are wanting to know if'' i made that'' or if i bought it.... hehe   I last made a delicious boston butt.  I put a boston butt in the crockpot and seasoned it with sticky fingers rub ,along with some other spices...and cooked it on low overnight...mmmm and then put it the oven to crisp up the top a little, took it out and put our yummy bbq sauce on it, and we had sandwiches and tater wedges... lol

Are you ready for Spring??
my response is WHO IS NOT???? we have had a winter full of lots of wierd weather.. snow, tons of rain, some really cold days, and even earthquakes... so, yes, ready for everything to bloom, and definately warmer weather..

I know some people will wonder the reason for this post... I just felt like writing about it, and maybe someone will find it

A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps. Proverbs 16:9

Monday, March 17, 2014

Help is on the WAY

I like to think I can do little things to help around the house, especially when it comes to helping the hubby out with a project, and when he says'' hold this up here, just like this''.... and I help him, and we as a team work at something until it comes out just right... Spending time together is one thing, but spending time doing something that you love to do and you work hard at doing, it is better, and better rewarding too...

We had a beautiful Saturday. It was a great day to work on stuff we needed to get done. We set aside a day when we are both off, and have no other plans, but to work on '' little projects'' here at our home.
We had a painting job that needed to our attention. We sanded down the surfaces and then repainted them They looked so dull, and drab.. Now, they are a sparkling, white, and a super tough looking black and shiny too ,I might add..... I helped hubby put new stripping around the doors of our home away from home.. It looks really nice. It is a great feeling to know you can work on something together and you feel accoplished when you are done..

I feel sometimes as if I can handle it all by myself.. everyday life in general... I can fix and solve my own problems, but the truth is, I CAN NOT... That is when I am reminded that help is on the way. HE can build and make any circumstance better, far more better than I could ever make it... God's timing is EVERYTHING, AND THE MOST IMPORTANT..


Friday, February 28, 2014

God's ''Gracebook''

Wednesday night, Bro. Johnny preached a great message on God's grace book. He used it in comparison to facebook. It was a wonderful message, and blessed my heart. I have been thinking about it since wednesday night, and have recalled several points in it, because of some things that has happened this week. Here is some of the main points of the message.

Genesis 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

Genesis 6:1-22

Grace is God's favor among man. We can see it everyday. It is all around us. It is with us in times of grief. Verses 1-7
In Verses 8-10, we see His presence of Grace. Noah walked with the Lord.
In Verses 11-22, we see His guidence.

Compared to what Facebook does, friend request-- You come just as you are. Ask Him INTO your heart. He is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. HE does not delete you.

His postings of GRACE are everywhere.  I would like to add His postings of GRACE are on mine/your wall all the time for EVERYONE to see, and for Him to get all the glory. ''All of GRACE is MY story, all of GRACE from earth to glory.''  He has a plan of Grace for your life everyday.

Pictures of Grace- you can look back on your life, like a movie, and see all of His grace displayed. He does not paint a pretty pic of sin in His Gracebook. oh, and it can not be HACKED.. thank God for this!! His pictures of Grace are not perverted. They are clean, Godly pictures of Grace. THIS SPOKE TO MY HEART!!
In Ephesians 2 :1-10 we see the doings of Grace. Grace plucked me from the tomb.It is a blessing to see what God does or has done for us, God did it while we were still in sin.
verse 2- God's grace put me on the right track. Thank God for this. And I am so blessed to know this, where would I be without grace?
Facebook can be used greatly as a tool for the Minisrty, and for God's glory. ex. prayer requests, getting word out quick to pray, announcements, blessings shared, but can be used as a tool for the devil too.. bad language, dangerous things, exp. things..  It can also be used in bad ways.Families are destroyed  on facebook because of things posted and by rumors/pictures posted. People destroy each other on facebook. They kill each other with words to each other, about each other, and talk/downgrade other people's beliefs, and ''lots of judging'' is done on facebook. Sometimes, I get very weary, reading certain things people post on facebook.. and that's when I feel the need to delete/ or hide certain things I see, and delete friends if need be. Some people NEVER have anything good to say, and are always looking for something to complain about!!!!! HAHA..some are probably thinking, we might have some of the same friends on our facebook???????? lol
God's Grace book puts us on the right track. 
Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
God's grace has placed us on a throne. 
I am so thankful for His Gracebook. I am glad to have it, as a guide for my life I want to spend time in His Gracebook... It has all the answers we need. His Gracebook is on display throughout the ages.. OH.. and it will STILL be around when facebook is a MEMORY....
PSALM 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Filet and Fondue

We had planned on having a fun steak date here at home last week for my birthday/ Valentines.. The weather , kind of changed our plans a little.. So, we had it tonight.. It was a beautiful night to grill.. and got my ''Camping Itch'' going a little..

We love steak.. We love to grill and chill...

We made it a little ''fancy''... lol as you can see ,we are not too ''fancy'' but I did get out the pretty dishes, prepared the table with the linens,  candlelight, and ''fake candles'' too... 
we had filet mignon,  baked potatoes, rolls, and salad..
and for the dessert.... I got a new fondue pot.... We have been wanting to try it out.... It was so yummy!!!!!! we had a yummy Chocolate sauce fondue, and a lot of yummy things for dipping... Strawberries, Grapes, sugar wafers. marshmellows, graham crackers... YUMMAZING.. and it was a fun'' Steak date'' with fun fondue !!! How sweet and romantic.... Next time, we gonna try a cheese fondue.. I can't wait!!!.  Love doing things like this with my hubby!! This a great date night idea and not very expensive...

How do you spell  LOVE ???


''For better or for worse.... but NOT for granted.''

Snow Pretty

When we get snow here where we live, you would think it was for an artic blast.. the bread and milk grow wings literally and ''FLY'' off the shelves.... We recently on February 11-12th  had 7 inches fall.. AND most of it was on MY birthday.. how cool is that?????  we had a rough commute to work when my hubby took me on Thursday.. But I was glad to get there safe to and from..

The snow was very pretty... I did not get out in it to play much, but I did enjoy the picture taking of it... When it snows, and you know you probably will be ''snowed in'' for a few days, you tend to think of what you can eat, or what you can prepare to eat.. On the snow days we had, I made cornbread, Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup, baked Muffins, Made hotdogs, Homemade!!! it was a boring day....NOT.. and failed to say I did about 5 loads of laundry!!! My birthday turned out good, just had to spend it all day alone.. but I did enjoy it, and God blessed me with a ''SNOW PRETTY'' day!!! We will be celebrating this weekend with the family/