Monday, December 29, 2008


As I said in my last post, Friday was Caroline and Eddie's birthday, so I will share a few of those pictures with you, the first is all the kids setting at their little table in the living room, next is our DS, Jason helping in the kitchen, he is such a good son, husband and Daddy, then a picture of Lori, Caroline and Pearl dressed up in princess dresses.

Amanda found a house today that they will be renting, actually the church he will be pastoring is renting it, but they got to pick out one that suited their needs. It is going to be sooooo good to have them only an hour and half away and not 6 hours away.

Eddie and I had a quiet day today, we really didn't get much of anything done, I fixed country ham and rice for supper, we had some rice left so I now have a rice pudding in the oven, it is a recipe from one of Paula Deans' cookbooks and we both really love it.
JOHN 3; 3
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Saturday, December 27, 2008


I am sharing a few more pictures taken on Christmas Eve.

We are really having a nice time this Christmas season, we have been able to spend a lot of time with the family, we went to Jason and Cheryl's last night for Caroline's birthday, it is also Eddie's birthday, Jason fixed a fish stew and hot dogs, they were both really good, we also had birthday cake and ice cream. Caroline wanted to have a sleep over for her birthday, so Pearl and Lori spent the night, they really had a good time.I am not sure how much sleep they got, with four girls in one house, only God knows. I think Lori and Caitlyn were buddies and Caroline and Pearl were buddies.

Sammy and Eddie Van went back the the mountains today and will come back next week, Amanda, Pearl, Lori and Noah are staying to look for a house for them to live in here, actually about an hour and half away from here.
PSALM 89;1
I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever; with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Eddie Van's label

Eddie Van's Dog

Noah's Dog

OK like I said I am posting for the second time today.These are the quilts for the Grandson's, I am also showing the label for Eddie Van's, I put a label on each of them, that way they can know who's quilt it is and will also know the year they got them and who they are from. I said before that this is a Simplicity pattern.


Caitlyn's cat Pearl's bear

Caroline's cat

Lori's bear

I Pray you have all had a great Christmas, our's has been really great, the kids were here last night, we all had a good time, I am posting pictures of the quilts I made for the Grands, I will post the Granddaughters first and then do another post for the Grandson (for some reason I can't post but five pictures on a post) they really like their quilts. We gave Caitlyn a pink BB gun too, I am not sure who liked it most her or Jason, she is a Daddy's girl, they were both all smiles. We also gave Eddie Van a BB gun, he loves his too. We all went outside to shot the guns after all the gifts were opened. Pearl got a helmet, knee and elbow pads and a Pix O's kit, that not only does she love but soooo does her Mom, I know what to get her next year 'LOL'. Caroline and Lori each got a V motion game. And Noah got the cutest ride on toy, he was so cute, the seat opens up and you can put these in it , he was picking up the toys and putting them in it.

Monday, December 22, 2008



2;1 And it came to pass in those days. that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

2 And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.

3 And all went to be taxed every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethleham; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Beth-lehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.

20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


I went to church with Jason & Cheryl & the girls tonight, it was a very good service. The choir sang and did a great job. I love Christmas music most especially church music, you can really feel God it good church Christmas music.

We are still planning on the hay ride tomorrow night, it is suppose to be cold so we well have to wear lots of clothes.

1;67 And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
69 And hath raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began;
71 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;
72 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;
73 The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
74 That he would grant unto us, that we, being delievered out of the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear,
75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways,
77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins.
78 Through the tender mercy of God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of grace.
80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his showing unto Israel.

Friday, December 19, 2008


Well I am really enjoying by time off, my hubby does not like to shop so he always puts it off as long as possible, so last night when I was on the computer he ask me, at 10:30 pm, did I want to go to Walmart and finish up our shopping, so off we went, we got to Walmart around11:00, it was soooo nice to shop with it not being so crowded. We got every thing done and stopped a got a burger and then got home around 2:30am that is the latest we have been out in years, that may be the only time we were out that late.

Caitlyn and Caroline are coming over tomorrow,Jason and Cheryl are going shopping and then out to eat.

1;57 And Elisabeth's full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.
58 And her neighbors and her cousins heard how the Lord had showed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.
59 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zechariah, after the name of his father.
60 And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John.
61 And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by that name.
62 And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.
63 And he ask for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marveled all.
64 And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.
65 And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judea.
66 And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with them.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Today was out last day of work before Christmas, I am planning on finishing my shopping and then do some cleaning, before the kids get here, then I can enjoy visiting with everyone. We are planning a hay ride Monday with all the kids, big and small, there is a farm a couple miles from here that has Christmas hay rides every year, you ride in a wagon and set on hay bales and it is pulled by a tractor, they play Christmas and you ride through a lighted path that has Christmas scenes and animals, it is really nice.

I just saw this link to a chance to win free fabric on a forum I visit thanks to CJ for posting it the I hope you visit it and enjoy it, they are going to have a drawing starting in Jan and if you win you get to choose your 2 yards of fabric.

1;46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord.
47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
48 For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for,behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation .
51 He hath showed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.
54 He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;
55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and returned to her own house.

Monday, December 15, 2008


This was another Blessed day, even though Lee, our leader at work was not there, she had to go for a follow up on some surgery she had this summer, we really miss her when she is not there, I really really miss her, because I answer the phone and try to do some of the things she does and keep up with my work too. I Pray things went well for her, the last word I had from her she had had her test and was waiting to see the doctor to hear what he had to say. She will see another doctor tomorrow and that will be an all day thing too.

Christmas is quickly coming and I am still not as catch up as I would like to be, but after Wednesday I am hoping to get catch up.

1; 39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah.
40 And entered into the house of Zechariah, and saluted Elisabeth.
41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:
42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Our son that lives six hours away......... called today, they will be moving real soon, so they will then be about an hour and ahalf away. I am sooooooooo happy!!!!! It is going to be so good to have them that close to us. He will be the pastor of a church where they are moving, he is really happy about it too, he is the associate/ youth pastor where he is now, so this will be more responsibility for him, but he said the Lord has lead him to pastor so he will help him as he takes this on.

Tonight was the program that Caitlyn and Caroline were in, it was really good and had such a good meaning and was such a blessing. They had all worked so hard on it and it turned out so well.

1; 27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
28 And the angel came in unto her,and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
36 And, behold. thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Caitlyn and Caroline spent the night, last night, we had a really good time, as you can see we baked cookies, we had a lot of fun making them, it got a little messy but it all got cleaned up, the Christmas program is tomorrow night at church, so they are going to take some of them for refreshments. We made enough for here and some for them to eat at home, besides the ones they will take to church.

I got up early yesterday and went shopping, I got most of it done, most of the time I have more of my shopping done than I do this year, but I have enough of it done that I can wait until we get off for Chrismas, then I will have free time and can do it.


1; 18 And Zechariah said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years.

19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to show thee these glad tidings.

20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.

21 And the people waited for Zechariah, and marveled that he tarried so long in the temple.

22 And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.

23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his ministration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.

24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying.

25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.

26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


We had another very busy day at work today, tomorrow looks like it wil be too.

I talked to Caitlyn and Caroline last night, they are spending the night Friday, I ask both of them what they wanted to do, Caityn is thinking about it, you know her, she is going to want to do makeovers again. Caroline said she wants to eat outside, she said Tall Papa could make a big fire and we would put the hotdogs and marshmallows in it and cook them and then get in the tent like we are camping. I talked to her other Grandmother awhile ago, she said she talked to Caroline last night too, Caroline called her and then wouldn't say any thing for awhile, then she told her that she was in the closet, her Grandmother told her she didn't like her being in there, their might be spiders in there, to that Catoline told her that she was in there with GOD, what can you say to that.

1; 9 According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense.
11 And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the alter of incense.
12 And when Zechariah saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zechariah : for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.
15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.
17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijiah, TO TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHER TO THE CHILDREN, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Just a few words, I had a very Blessed day today, we stayed really busy at work, we always get really busy just before Christmas and have to work really hard to get things done before we leave for a few days off.

We had leftovers for supper, Eddie ate beef stew again, he really loves it and I don't care for it, but when I cook it he will eat it over and over, I had the rest of the shrimp from last night, so we were both happy.

I have been trying to get my print program to work, I just can't seem to get it right, but I need to work on it a little more so I can print out some things for Christmas.

1; 5, There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judes, a certain priest named Zechariah, of the course of Abijah: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.
6, And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
7, And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.
8, And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Amanda is one of our Daughters-in -law, today is her birthday, I talked to her awhile ago, she said she really had a good day, Sammy, 'our son.... her husband' took her out for lunch and then this afternoon baked her a banana cake, her favorite, she said it was really good and the kids had been giving her little gifts, recycled ones, better know as things around the house that they thought she would love to be given again, they are soooo sweet and love their Mom and Dad sooooo much.

Friday night Jason and Cheryl had a Christmas party to go to, so Caitlyn and Caroline stayed with us a couple hours, Caitlyn loves to give me makeovers, you should have seen me, she put makeup on me and did my nails, keep in mind she is 8 going on 20, I had enough eye shadow on for two people, but we had a goooood time, Caroline always comes behind her and finishes up the nails.

I finished the quilts for the Grands, I need to finish wrapping them, but I got them done, as I said before I will post picutres after Christmas.

1; 1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a daclaration of those things which are most surely believed among us.
2 Even as they delievered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word.
3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus.
4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


I was so surprised and happy when I came to my blog yesterday and had a note from Sunday Girl of The Crafty Corner, she so graciously gave some of her blogging friends awards, and I am one of them, this is an honor "THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH SUNDAY GIRL", you are so kind to give these awards.
13; 33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.