Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Easy Peasy

Tomorrow's the big day. I'm looking forward to being with my family. We've grown so much that this year we're all pitching in to rent a place so that we can celebrate comfortably together. The older I get, the more simplicity becomes my mantra. This year I ordered our dinner. It seemed extravagant until I added it up. The cost of purchasing all the ingredients for our traditional meal was way more than what I paid the restaurant.  Less expensive and easy peasy is always a good thing. We'll still make some of our extra favorites, but the lionshare of the time will be spent loving on my family.

May your day be filled with grateful worship and love, full hearts and stomachs. From our home to yours, a most blessed thanksgiving. God Bless you:)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fights Like a Girl

Met a terrific lady today!
Jamie BatsonJamie Batson dropped by to check out the library meeting room and make plans for her book signing on November 25th. Don't you love her pink boxing gloves?

 This is an irreverent, often humorous look at breast cancer through Jamie's eyes as she progresses through this life-changing disease. It is brutally honest and frankly describes the events and processes faced by a survivor.
I'm halfway through this awesome read and am mesmerized by the ordeal she went through, and the humor and insight with which she deals with it. I'm glad I met this wonderful woman. Her book signing will be at Fort Stockton Public Library, Monday, November 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pressed Down, Shaken Together

Bundles of Joy
So this is what I've been preoccupied with these last several months. Scarlet Laine Hamilton born October 13, and Isaac Nathaniel Ontiveros born October 27. We couldn't be more proud or grateful. Grandchildren numbers 8 and 9!

Talk about the windows of heaven opening! Our family is reveling in
baby love. 

Want to get your childhood sense of wonder back? Sit and hold a baby for a few minutes. Watch them pucker their lips as they wake up stretching. Thrill at a dimpled grin that delights as they dream. Is there anything softer than baby skin?  

 "There's really nothing quite so sweet as tiny little baby feet." Unknown

"A baby is a little bit of heaven on earth." Unknown

Children are a gift from the Lord;they are a
 reward from him. Ps.127:3

"Granny wuvs you, you widdle darlin' sweetums poo." Me

Overcome, we give thanks.