Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Just over a year ago we were blessed with a grand daughter and a grand son. This past year has flown by quickly and now they are beginning to walk. Emry is walking all over the place and they have found that he also enjoys pickles. While he walks around with is pickle you will see him begin to dance. He loves music. His mommy sings to him all the time. He's sure a sweetie.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ferrero Chocolates Giveaway!!

One thing I really enjoy about browsing blogs is not only the information I find, but also that there's always fun giveaways going on...especially this time of year. I recently was informed that someone is doing a Ferrero Chocolate Holiday giveaway on her blog, A Mom's Balancing Act. I checked it out and it's a pretty great deal so I thought I'd pass the news along to give others the chance to win also. I don't know if you've ever had them, but Ferrero chocolates are amazing!! Check it out if your interested...all you have to do is leave a comment and your e-mail address for a chance to win! Hurry though...the giveaway ends Monday night!!

Monday, December 15, 2008


There are so many things to do and remember when preparing for the Christmas season. We have wrapping, shopping, decorating, Christmas letters and baking and cooking. As the day draws near I find myself trying to organize gifts and menus. I need to gather my thoughts and start a grocery list for some of the meals I may be preparing over the holidays. Food is a huge part of the celebration. With family gatherings and children returning home, I better get started!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Diet Pills

So many today are wanting to live a healthier lifestyle. They are trying to watch their weight and incorporate exercise into their daily routine. That is not always an easy task to accomplish. With the holidays upon us, many are concerned about the possibility of weight gain. They may be looking into the best diet pills out there or what new exercise machine they may purchase for Christmas. Take care of your body. It's the only one you have.


We have some good friends that headed for Texas yesterday to be with family. They have traveled the same route for years and know it very well. We offered to let them use our Garmin GPS for this trip. Not that they needed it but because they had been interested in buying one and we thought it would be a good chance for them to see how they work. Bill talked with them this afternoon when they arrived in Texas and they seemed to have really enjoyed the unit.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Bible Experience

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually be able to listen to the Bible? I know I have! I thoroughly enjoy reading my Bible on a daily basis, but have always thought I would enjoy an audio version as well. There's something about listening to it that really would make it come to life! Recently I came across something like this. Now we can listen to the Bible...both New and Old Testaments. You can view a video about this audio Bible available at The Bible Experience website produced by Technicolor Studios in Holly-wood style design sound to really bring it life for those listening. You can even download a free Nick Cannon clip of this video at The download code is GEN3SPRK. There are many well known actors and actresses who have taken part in making this possible. As if this isn't enough to get your curiosity may also enjoy the musical stylings of the Prague Symphony Orchestra. It really is beautiful and such a wonderful way to help you experience what you're reading even more. Enjoy the ensemble of nearly 400 award-winning actors, musicians, clergy directors and producers as you check out The Bible Experience website. You won't be sorry you did.

Wrapping Gifts

We got all of our Christmas wrapping done. Yeah, that is a great feeling. Bill was a big help with this huge project. There have been years when I did all the wrapping. Not this year though. We spent a few hours wrapping a watching a movie at the same time. We watched 'August Rush'. It was about a young boy who is a music prodigy and an orphan. Through music he attempts to find out who his parents are and where he can find them. It was movie worth seeing.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Medical Supplies

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When my family gets together for Christmas many of us play games after our meal. A few choose not to participate. I won't mention anyone by name BUT, my husband is one of those that won't play. He volunteers to watch the grandbabies. I give him a hard time because he just doesn't care to play. I guess that is ok, most of the others join in and we have enough to play. We have a great time!

Chex Mix

During this time of year one of my favorite snacks is Chex Mix. It has been something our whole family has enjoyed for years. I usually make a large batch of it just before Christmas and it will last us for quite awhile. I leave it in a sealed bowl in the counter and we munch on it little by little. There are many other foods I make or bake during the holidays, but Chex Mix is always a big hit.

Wedding Gifts

Is your big day coming? Weddings are a day to remember. With planning a wedding there are many details involved. It often takes months and months of planning. There are now places that are established and ready to assist those who are looking for advice, Wedding Gifts and more. In looking on line the website has been offering help to brides and grooms since 1997. This site gives free interactive planning tools, expert advice, a local vendor guide, inspiration photos, a patented online registry system and helping make that wedding planning less stressful. If you are looking for that silver lining, this could be the site for you in planning your classy special day.

Quick Lunch

While waiting for an appointment today we had lunch at a fast food chain restaurant. Sometimes it is easier to grab a quick meal than spend time at a sit down place. There are times when fast food sounds pretty good but it isn't something I want to eat daily. Some say that it wouldn't be healthy to do that anyway. We did enjoy the meal. We got our protein, carbs and also several other things that I may not want to know about. Anyway, it filled us up.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New TV

We had purchased a new tv recently for the living room. It is a 26 inch Vizio and we like it very much. We don't watch it very often because we prefer the addition where we have the fireplace. We had an under the counter tv/cd/radio/DVD player in the kitchen but Bill noticed the other day that it was displaying the wrong time and wasn't changing. The cd tray would not come out either. Bill did get the radio and tv working but it still had problems. So, we bought a new tv for the kitchen. The old one was only about a 7 inch screen compared to the new 19 inch. It is also a Vizio. Jake had done a lot of research when he was wanting a new tv. He chose a Vizio so we went with that brand also. We are glad we did.

Online Colleges

There are many out there today that are wanting a College degree. You may feel that you have passed up your chance at obtaining that goal. It is never too late. With Capella University whether you are working full time or not you can work at receiving that online degree. online colleges are gaining in popularity. Capella is founded in Minneapolis Minnesota. It is a fully online accredited university offering master's and PhD degrees. They also offer graduate degree programs such as business, human services, public health, information technology and more. Don't give up on your dream. Check out Capella University and begin completing you degree today.
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Monday, December 8, 2008

Mary did you know?

I love music and all that it can bring and mean. At Christmas time one of my favorite songs is called "Mary did you know?" by Mark Lowrey. It says so much. Take time this Christmas season to click in and listen to this wonderful song.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas With a Capital C!

Why do we Christians have to say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas? The minority are trying to tell us we have to say Happy Holidays. Well, not me! I'm proud to say Merry CHRISTmas! Christmas is all about the birth of Christ and He should be kept in "Christmas".
Here is a cute song from YouTube by ChristLights.

Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry

With the election behind us, some of the upfront issues are not being splashed across the media any longer. Military and their families here back home are taking a backseat to other issues. With the Christmas Season drawing near many families are left without their loved ones at home. Many of us know at least one soldier who is away from their family. Wouldn't it be great if we could find a way to assist those families? We as Americans do have an opportunity to help military families by donating to Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry which is sponsored by Sears. With the help of Sears and other non-profit organizations military service members, veterans and their families are able to receive some needed items. There are many things that would be of great benefit to these families including kid’s clothes, toys, games and more. We can help them obtain these things by making a donation. It is easy to do and just think of the joy you will add to someone’s life. Military and veterans families register with this program and then will receive equal amounts in the form of a Sears’s gift card based on the total money given. Won't you help in this cause? We can make a difference in the lives of these heroes and their families.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Cheer!

It's so special to watch children at Christmas time! Everything is exciting and new. Our grand daughter Kaelyn was recently helping her parents with decorating for Christmas. She couldn't seem to take her eyes off of all of the sparkle and glitter. It is going to be a very special Holiday Season.


My husband and I have been talking over what kind of changes we may be making in the near future when it comes to our phone/cable/internet package that we are currently holding. There have been many special deals going around lately, especially with black friday having recently past. Do we want to look at changing our internet/phone contract or include all three? I was browsing
Website and noticed some awesome specials that they are presently running. Charter's Ultimate Bundle includes Digital Home, HD, On Demand, Digital View, Sports View, HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, The Movie Channel,Starz, Encore, 10 mbps High Speed Internet and Unlimited Calling all for just $165.97 per month! If we were to order now, we would also receive a free $250 gift card! You can't beat that! This has to be about the best price available anywhere! Not only that, but by purchasing this Ultimate Bundle we will automatically have a chance at winning 1 of 45 X-Box 360 game consoles! What an amazing special! Charter also sells services separately. They have the Charter High-Speed® Internet, Charter Telephone™ and Charter Digital Home™. You can buy 1 service for $25, 2 services for $75 and 3 services for $150. Their Charter Ultimate Bundle is by far an awesome package however. You won't want to pass up the free gift card and a chance at winning that X-Box! Check out their amazing Holiday Deals!! I know we will be.
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