Saturday, November 29, 2008
We took a break and walked around Sams finding a few bargains and then on the road again. Finally we came across these two signs which made Uncle D happy:
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I don't know why we didn't get a picture of Ronnie's family but here they are individually:
That last picture is Brody Eric who should make his appearance outside his mother's womb sometime the end of February. As you can see I have been blessed with a great family which I love very much.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I've been wanting a dryer with the steam cycle. Yeah, I found one at the price that I would pay. The added bonus is that I got one of the pedestals for free and am getting a rebate on the purchase of the other. They could be delivered tomorrow after church or maybe the week after Thanksgiving. So, today I'm washing clothes (hopefully for the last time) in the old washer & dryer in preparation for our Thanksgiving trip to NM.
Friday, November 21, 2008
1 lb ground turkey or beef (browned)
2 cans Rotel
2 cans Ranch Style beans
3 cans Minestrone soup (I use Campbell's and add 3 cans of water)
Brown and drain your meat and throw the contents of the cans in a pot with your meat (I usually will add a couple of cans of other vegetables: corn, green beans, mixed vegetables, etc). Cook it until it is hot and serve with cornbread or one of my other Friday favorites Spicy Crackers, it makes a great hot and quick meal for a cold Friday night.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;.............
8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.......
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Cake and giftsPictures with the oldest grandkids.
There was clean up afterwards.
It was fun and memorable day for all and a great time to honor a love that mom and dad shared.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
This afternoon, our pastor preached on James: 1:13-18 about temptation. In one of his points he brought out that God does not tempt us because:
1.) God is Holy
2.) God is intrinsically Good
3.) God is Immutable (unchanging)
What a mighty God we serve.
Wednesday evening, Uncle D headed to church and I headed to dinner with some people that work out of our Albuquerque and Las Vegas offices. I work and talk with these people on a daily basis and finally got to put faces to the voices and names. It was a very enjoyable evening.
Thursday evening, I went with a group from our church to see Dr. David Jeremiah who brought a sermon on "What in the World is Going On?" about Bible prophecy. I gained a little insight on the rapture and how soon it could be. An added plus to going was the worship leader for this event was Steve Amerson who is one of the best tenors you could ever hear. I truly enjoyed the music.
Friday, I was dragging and after a day at work, I came home and crashed. Sleeping for 11 hours is usually not something I do but I did Friday which got me refreshed and ready for Saturday.
Uncle D dreads shopping as much as he dreads plumbing but Saturday morning, we headed out to one of our local malls to meet friends and shop for him a suit. Success! I finally agreed that I liked the first suit he tried on after he tried on two others. Bless his little heart. We were able to get some Christmas shopping done as well so I thought it a very productive trip. After lunching with our friends, and a little more shopping we headed home to rest for an hour or so and then off to keep some of our friend's children, 4 of their 5.
Today of course was a great day at church and now for our Sunday afternoon nap.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I performed the dreaded plumbing event last night. As ice water coursed through my veins, I entered the darkened room to start the delicate and dangerous process. (Sounds Bourne like don't it)? We had a toilet that was stopped up and after endless plunging the decision was to pull the porcelain throne. What a great joy that was. And just like NASA, there were multiple processing units making intricate decisions to decide what needed to happen when and where. My brain was one of them and AuntJ's was the other and it was for sure neither one was coming from experienced training in this area. After donning gloves and draining the bowl, disconnecting the water line and emptying the tank it was time to do the deed. Off it came and low and behold I couldn't tell that I was any better off than before. It was finally decided that we would take it outside to try and backwash to see if anything came out. It did. That's as far as I will go in the description of that process. In the end, one of the most important seats is back in place and I can now say.
I HAVE PLUMBED!!!
And as of this morning when I left, it had not leaked.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
May God bless each and every one of these men, women and families.
Monday, November 10, 2008
From left to right, Aunt J's Uncle Will, Uncle Carl, Uncle Herbert and Uncle Bill. The handsome fellow at the bottom is Uncle D's dad.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
My Sunday blessing is the day of rest we have so that we can gear up and survive the busy week ahead.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I handed off the camera to Uncle D and these are a couple of the pictures he took:
We headed home to drop the guys off and eat a bite of supper and B & Aunt J were off shopping again. Great buys at Hobby Lobby and Bed Bath and Beyond. Finally home about 8:15 with Homemade Vanilla Blue Bell to go on top of the Dewberry Cobbler I had made for supper the night before. All in all it was a great day and we all slept good.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I'll be using the new gadget tomorrow in a fall cleaning spree so I'll let you know if it is a deal or a dud.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
"The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will."
And whoever wins, we as Christians need to remember I Tim. 2:1-2:
"I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty."