Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Blessings

What a special day we had for Thanksgiving. Hal prepared a special treat for us. He made a special breakfast of French Toast and read a story about Thanksgiving. He goes to so much trouble to help us create special memories. We all enjoyed watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade. The kids made ornaments while Anna Grace ate suckers. Hayne and Adam especially enjoyed helping me make desserts to take to Nana's. I hope noone minded that the beaters got licked several times during the process :) We had so much fun with our family at Nana and Bop Bop's. Ashton and I spent the night with Nana so we could leave at 3:30 am to start our Black Friday Shopping.

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for this year. I am thankful that I have all 4 of my children here with me-happy, healthy and together. I am so grateful for a husband who loves me and takes such good care of our family. I am grateful for parents who we love so much and enjoying being with. I am thankful for wonderful friends-those who we have known for years and those who we met through the wonderful world of adoption. I am so very thankful that my brother is home safely from Afghanistan. I am grateful that little Miss Lillie is home with her family this year-last year was spent rushing paperwork and waiting-now she is home with her sister and they share a bond that will never be broken. I am thankful that Pappy(Jodi's dad) is doing so much better and recovering with physical therapy. I am thankful that God is blessing our business and I have the chance to help Hal at work. I am very grateful to live in a country where we can worship freely and give thanks to God who has blessed us with so much more than I could ever deserve.

What about you? What are you thankful for?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank you!

My brother, Johnny proudly served our country in the National Guard during Operation Enduring Freedom. There are no words to express how proud I am of him and all that he has done for our country. So today, I say Thank you-to him and to all of the soldiers who proudly serve our country at home and abroad. To those who have sacrificed, we thank you. Praise God for the wonderful country we live in and to the men and women who give of themselves so that we can live freely each day. Mere words are not enough. May God bless and protect our soldiers and their families.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Prayers 4 Pappy

Please take a moment in the next couple of days and say a prayer for Jodi's daddy. Joe is such a special man and those who love him most(his grandchildren especially) call him Pappy. He is having open heart surgery on Wednesday morning. Please pray for God to guide the hands of the surgeon and for Pappy to recover quickly. This has all been quite sudden and no one is prepared. He is in great health but in need of a heart healing. Pappy is the most precious, happy man and he would do anything for anyone. He loves his daughter, wife and grandchildren so much. Please remember them all as they journey this road-pray for peace and comfort as they wait through the 7 hour surgery. I can already see Pappy walking himself from CCU telling jokes and making everyone laugh. Thanks for your prayers. We love you Pappy(and MeeMee)

Monday, November 3, 2008

"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord"
Joshua 24:15

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween

We had a week full of Halloween fun. Last night we went downtown and met our friends. The kids had fun and enjoyed LOTS of free cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones. Nana loved the cake walk but we all walked away empty handed-boo hoo! Anna Grace was a precious little pumpkin-the boys went as Star Wars characters-Ashton and her friend, Gracie went as Volleyball players. Nana and Anna Grace matched in their pumpkin costumes.
JODI-You owe me big time for not posting the beautiful picture I took of you :)
Bobbi-You are going to have to set up a new blog so we can see those precious girls-we miss you already!

Wednesday night we participated in the Trunk or Treat at our church. The kids had a ball and we enjoyed passing out candy. Hayne was more excited about handing out candy than collecting it. Nana helped us and we were so grateful. Jodi loaned us her big spider and everyone loved it. it was our 1st year to actually give out candy. Anna Grace loved getting candy from everyone and cried when we stopped letting her have it. I think she could live off of sweets :)

My First Blogger Award!!! and I've been tagged!

Amy has given me my very 1st blogger award!!! I also LOVE her blog- Thank you Amy!!! Go over to Amy's blog and take a look! :)

If you get this award you must then choose 7 other people who's blog you love! Then you must leave them all a comment and tell them you got the award SO here's who I choose:
  1. Ashton (My daughter)
  2. Deb
  3. Jodi
  4. Kecia
  5. Ohilda
  6. Shelley
  7. Jenn
Now Ashton tagged me for 7 weird/random things about myself! Then I must tag 7 people- To make this easier the 7 people that I love to read there blogs are the ones I've tagged!!!! Here are 7 weird things about myself-
  1. I have an obsession with sale items-If an item is on clearance, I can't buy just one. I have to buy several in case someone else needs this totally unnecessary item. I am working on this and I must admit that I think I am winning.
  2. Hal and I have been together since I was in 9th grade-22 years-way over 1/2 of my life! I am so blessed and I don't know what I ever did to deserve such a wonderful, caring, loving husband. He is the greatest!
  3. My 13 year old is much more computer literate than I am-she blows me away with her talent.
  4. I love to scrapbook. I must admit that I have not done anything since we brought Anna Grace home in July of 2007 but when I get a chance, I am prepared(see fact #1)
  5. I love to sell things-I have been a part of "home based" business for years. Home Interiors, Creative Memories, Tupperware, Silver jewelry and purses and more. I am always a sucker to try something new where I can "earn" free products. My new T-shirt business is the 1st time I have actually helped Hal at the shop. My family has always made fun of me but it has supported "said habit" from fact #1. :)
  6. I love Disney World-I could go several times a year and not get tired of it. My new obsession is getting to go on a Disney Cruise. Hal cringed this week when I got a "sale" flyer from Disney offering a huge discount. I continue to practice -"Hi, I am Angel and I am a compulsive discount shopper"
  7. I love my family. I feel like the most blessed woman on this planet. I get to spend each day with 4 wonderful children and my husband. My mother is awesome and I am blessed to have her at work helping me with the kids daily. I could not ask for more in this life. Although I will continue to pray for God's direction concerning orphans in our lives.

Thanks for reading. I hope you all have a great week!