Thursday, November 11, 2010

25 Days of Thanks - Day 11

Today on this Veteran's day I am Thankful for our military and all the men and women that risk and gave their lives everyday for us.  Freedom does not come free. I am truly proud to be an American and to have the best of the best out there fighting for us.

25 Days of Thanks - Day 10

I would like to give a big shoot out to Godiva Chocolate. I am so thankful for that so sweet, loving melt in your mouth too fast chocolate. It always makes me feel good, never bad. It's beast when wrapped around a big juicy strawberry or cherry. If you have a bad day, eat a piece of Godiva and you will surly feel much better. Mama always said life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you are going to get.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Memories

Christmas 1995. I gave my boys this blow up moon bouncer. Evidently I was not smart enough to know to blow big things up with an air compressor before midnight on Christmas Eve. Instead I stayed up all night blowing this thing up by mouth. I would blow and blow until I got dizzy and then lay back for a few minutes to recover and then start again. As you can see I just did enough to make it where they could play on it. They loved it.

Remember When Wednesday

I absolutely love love love looking at these old photos from when my kids were little. This is my two boys and their cousin (my nephew) Tyler. Must have been a hot day. Oh the love they all had for each other.

25 Days of Thanks - Day 9

On this 9th day of thanks I am thankful for my faithful concert and hiking buddy Amy M. I wanted to start a Hiking bible study and she was right there with me from minute one. I truly needed her support as a friend and fellow christian and she gives that great gift so easily.

I am thankful that we have a life time and eternal friendship. I feel in my heart one day we will be hiking those streets of gold together.

She is someone I can pour my heart out to and know that she will be there as a christian friend to support me in all my trials and tribulation.

God gave this friend to me as a gift and I am eternally thankful to Him for that.

Monday, November 8, 2010

25 days of Thanks - Day 8

I am very very very thankful for my wonderful, loving children. I became pregnant at 15 and has my first blessing at 16 years of age. This little bundle of joy change my life forever. He blessed me with all his smiles, hugs and kisses. At 19 I was blessed a second time with another bundle of joy adding even more sunshine to my life. I was meant to be a mama. I couldn't imagine my life without my two love bugs. Even at 16 and 18 they still love to give me the loving I need. They are always the light of my life and the best gift God could have ever given me.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

25 days of Thanks - Day 7

I am so so so thankful for my husband. My knight in shining armor. He is the best husband in the world. I can rely on him for any and everything. He makes my world go round. He is the most generous, kind and thoughtful person I know.

25 days of Thanks - Day 6

My Sisters. I just don't know what I would do without them. I know one thing life would be so boring. I love them all with every inch of my heart.

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Christmas Memories - Shannon Whitfield

I wanted to wait and start this in December but like everything else, I got excited. Plus I have way too may Christmas memory photos to only post in December.

My first post is of my brother Shannon Whitfield.

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This is Shannon with Santa. He looks so in love with that irresistible big red bellied man. I wonder what he wanted for Christmas that year.

This photo is of him playing with the baby dolls that I got for Christmas. I seemed to be ok with sharing with him.

25 Days of Thanks - Day 5

I am thankful for my God. The unconditional and forever love He has for me. The gift of His one and only Son to save me.

I am thankful for my church, Sierra Baptist Church and all the people who fill it.

I am thankful for the right to express and worship my faith freely.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

25 days of Thanks - day 4

Oh how thankful am I for my two wonderful loving parents. My dad has never let me down. I trust in him 100%. I am thankful and love every wrinkle on his face and every missing hair on his head. I helped make the wrinkles and removed the hair.

And my mom (Vicki), she is my mom that didn't have to be. Those are the best kind. She chose to love me with all her heart. She cooks Sunday dinner for me (really for me only. Just kidding.) She has filled a hole in my heart that so badly needed filling.  

I am so thankful for the times I have drinking coffee with my mom and dad. It's my favorite thing to do with them.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Remember When Wednesdays

This is not a photo challenge, just for fun. I love love love old photos. So every Wednesday I will post a photo from way back when. So if you are in my family you better watch out cause you may just see you younger self pop up in my blog.

My first one is one of my favorite. Back when times were simple and we were poorer than dirt but so very happy. I remind my baby sisters all the time that we didn't have cable, phone or video games to keep up busy. So we would hang out outside and plunder. Remember when we won the desert storm war and everyone had T-shirts. lol.

25 days of Thanks

Starting a little late on this but better late than never right. I will post a picture each day  until Thanksgiving of things I am most thankful for.

Today is day three and I am posting my most beloved Sammy. Always faithful and loving. I can always count on him to be right at my feet ready to give or accept some lovin.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Choosing to SEE

I'm not much of a reader but I have tickets to go see Steven Curtis Chapman with a friend of mine. His wife is joining him on this tour and my friend has her book. She thought maybe she could get it signed. So I of course asked if I could read it. I thought it would be good to read before our night with the Chapmans. I knew it was about the loss of their adopted daughter. But I found out it was about so much more.

Part of the way through the book I found myself laughing out loud and then an hour later telling Scott that this was the saddest book ever. He looked at me like I was crazy. He said "you were just laughing?". All I could say was "I know!".

The relationship and love Mary Beth has with each of her children amazes  me. Even through her struggles she has somehow found a way to be a wonderful mother, wife, friend and christian.  She is truly an inspiration. Her faith in God truly shines even in the darkest times. I am sure Maria is so proud of her mommy. The relationship between the Chapman children is a reflection of the of the love and support they receive from their parents.

I hope you enjoy as much as I did.