Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Reason to Celebrate

On this Labor Day weekend, when we celebrate the achievements and contributions of all workers across this great country of ours, our family has another reason to celebrate. I emailed my nephew to see if he had any requests for his next goodie box that I was preparing. He is in the United States Navy, serving in Iraq. His reply came faster than any I've received from him. He said he didn't have any needs, that they are getting ready to come HOME!!!! YiPPPEEEE! We are so grateful for his service and all of our brave troops serving both at home and abroad, but I can't wait to hug this sailor's neck!

I hope that all of you have an enjoyable and safe Labor Day weekend. God Bless America and all of our troops!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Special Times

Many moons ago, I took care of my best friend’s little girls on a daily basis. When they first started coming to my house, the oldest was 5 and the youngest was 3. Now they’re both close to 30 and they’ve both grown into beautiful adults. Saturday, I was honored to attend the youngest one’s bridal shower. It was a lovely shower and so much fun to see these girls, their friends and the bride-to-be’s future family-in-laws. The food was fantastic. My best friend is an awesome cook! I believe it was just before Jenny opened her gifts that we took turns introducing ourselves. If you know me, you know I’m very shy and hate speaking in front of people I don’t know. Well, I said my name and said that I used to baby-sit Jenny when she was 3 years old. All of the ladies said “awwwwe”, except Jenny (who by the way is now referred to as Jennifer). Jenny said “and I used to cry on the week ends because I wanted to go to her house”. Tears welled up in my eyes. I haven’t met the groom yet, but I know that he is a very fortunate man to be marrying Jenny and I pray that they will be blessed with a happy and healthy life together. Best Wishes and hugs to the Bride and Groom.

Friday, August 8, 2008

My First Entry

I love this picture of my Grandson Jackson and one of his dogs.