Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentine's Day 2010

This year Valentine's Day was different for me. I celebrated it as a married woman. I gotta say...it was a very nice Valentine's Day. My hubby and I went to dinner Saturday nite (just the two of us), and that was a treat in and of itself!!!
Here's what my honey gave me: I got a dozen red roses, some candy, a beautiful necklace and earrings, 3 regular-size cards and one HUGE card. I got him a basket and filled it with: a 2010 Valentine's Day bear, 5 boxes of candy (all different sizes), 3 cards, and 3 bags of various chocolates placed "just so" in the basket. Like I said....it was a very nice Valentine's Day.
My daughter also got us a gift basket (totally shocked me!!!). It had a 6-pack of diet coke, some chocolate chip cookies, a can of pringles, various other chocolate candies, and so much other stuff....we are still snacking on it.
Then, if that wasn't enough....my dad said he had to go to WalMart Sunday afternoon...so my hubby...being the sweet, loving man that he is...took him. They get back and guess what.....my dad gave me a big heart-shaped box of chocolate (he got my sister and sister-n-law one, too)!!
What a great Valentine's Day!!! I could just feel the love!!!! Shot my diet to kingdomcome.....lol But man it was good!!!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Long time coming.....

Ok first I gotta say.....

HOW ABOUT 'DEM SAINTS!!!! Super bowl champs!!!! In case you missed the most watched show in television history (according to the powers that be) Super Bowl 40 was a very exciting game. Both teams played well....Saints just played better!!! Yeah, I'm a Saints fan, can ya tell?

Anyway, now that I have gotten that off my chest...on to my post......

I realize I haven't posted in a while, but I have a good reason: we moved and have no internet service yet. That's right, I'm at work right now and posting....shhh don't tell anyone. :-)

Anyway, married life is F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C. My honey is the best!!! We have found us a church home and LOVE IT!! Once the 'net' gets hooked up at the house I hope to catch up on my posting....

Til next time....


Saturday, January 30, 2010

1 month

January 28, 2010...my one month anniversary of being Chas' wife....hard to believe it's been a month. Ok, a lil over a month but who's really counting? Wait...I am!!!
Happy 1 month anniversary honey. I love you!!!


How can you NOT smile after seeing that? That's Waldo...my friend's dog. He's so darn loveable and cute you just gotta love him!!!

Happy Birthday Christopher!!!

January 18, 2008...Christopher Brian Maples entered this world and our lives....What a blessing he is!!!

My daughter Whitney, Chris and Christopher...The beginning of a beautiful lil family!!

The first Grandson for me...o what fun we were gonna have!!! That's Christopher once he was "ready for his close up"....

Christopher's 1st Christmas (2008). He was 11 months old and in to E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. But, he was also SO MUCH FUN!!

He learned at a very young age what to do with a phone....he got that from his mommy!!!

Christopher has learned alot in his few short years....Such as....how to drink coffee with his 'Pops' (my dad, his great grandfather).How to hold a spoon...well, almost......
How to ride with Pops on his scooter....
How to help his GiGi grocery shop....
And...most importantly.....How to be a big brother to Collin....
Well, almost...he's still learning the "sharing" part of being a big brother. But he's getting there.
Christopher's 2nd Christmas and Collin's 1st (2009). Christopher is 1 year and 11 months old. He was such a big boy. He had his own personality and he knew what he wanted...when he wanted it...and what to do to get it..... He'd take it....
I told ya..he hasn't mastered the "sharing" part of being a big brother just yet...but he's getting there.....

The growing family......
January 18, 2010: Christopher is 2 years old!!!

Happy Birthday Christopher....Your GiGi loves you very much!!!

And so does your mommy and daddy.....
And your Aunt NeNe and Uncle Tim....
And your other Granny and your bubba...
And your Aunt Bonner....

We can't wait to see what the future holds for you!!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Knots Prayer

Dear God: Please untie the knots that are in my mind, my heart and my life. Remove the have nots, the can nots and the do nots that I have in my mind. Erase the will nots, may nots and might nots that may find a home in my heart. Release me from the could nots, would nots and should nots that obstruct my life. And most of all, Dear God, I ask that you remove from my mind, my heart and my life all of the 'am nots' that I have allowed to hold me back, especially the thought that I am not good enough. Amen

Thursday, January 28, 2010

God can use YOU!!!

I realize its been a few days since I've posted last...but I have been BUSY!!! My oldest grandson, Christopher, turned 2 January 18th. His birthday party was last Saturday, January 23rd, and we had a BLAST!! I'll post pictures from it within the next few days.

But for now....

The next time you feel God can't use YOU...just remember:

a.....Noah was a drunk
b.....Abraham was too old
c.....Isaac was a daydreamer
d.....Jacob was a liar
e.....Leah was ugly
f.....Joseph was abused
g.....Moses had a stuttering problem
h.....Gideon was afraid
i.....Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer
j.....Rahab was a prostitute
k.....Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
l.....David had an affair and was a murderer
m....Elijah was suicidal
n....Isaiah preached naked
o.....Jonah ran from God
p.....Naomi was a widow
q.....Job went bankrupt
r.....John the Baptist ate bugs
s.....Peter denied Christ
t.....The Disciples fell asleep while praying
u.....Martha worried about everything
v.....The Samaritan woman was divorced....more than once
w.....Zaccheus was too small
x.....Paul was too religious
y.....Timothy had an ulcer
z.....Lazarus was dead!!

NO MORE EXCUSES NOW!!! God can use anyone!!

Besides, you aren't the message, you are just the messenger!!!