Tuesday, November 27, 2007

i love my honey

Today I got a phone call from my dear hubby...telling me that he was sick & tired of leftovers & that he wasn't going to eat one more bite of leftovers tonight. I'm sure some people would think I should be offended that he doesn't want to eat my cooking, but mind you it is 4 days after Thanksgiving & we've had turkey non-stop since then!!! I probably would have been a little put out, except that he promptly informed me that he was taking me out. For tacos. At Mi Ranchito. I would, at this juncture like to point out that I happened to mention last night that I was craving a burrito (thanks to a glorious taco bell commercial...lol). I thought that it was very sweet of him to offer to take me for tacos at one of my favorite mexican places...I LOOOOOVE their white cheese dip & salsa!!!!!! So, my loving husband took me on a date tonight...it was a blast & I love it when I don't have to do the dishes! heehee! Of course I'm still stuffed...I think I ate about 4 bites of my meal since I consumed a large amount of chips, cheese dip & salsa -- so much for my diet! ha! Well, I just thought I'd share how my evening went...hope you all are doing well & enjoying your week...only 27 more days til Christmas ~ WOOHOO!!!!!!!!! :-D <3<3

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Be Thankful.

So I have to admit, Thanksgiving often gets the shaft around my house. Darric & I are both huge Christmas "fans" (or freaks, as some would probably claim) & I always like to get my decorations up as early as he'll allow & leave them up for as long as I can get by with.
Anyway, even if it already looks like Christmas in my house, I don't want you to think that I don't still have Thanksgiving in my heart. I truly believe that as I grow older, I have come to appreciate more and more what Thanksgiving really means.
I have often thought that it was pretty rotten of the pilgrims to plan Thanksgiving so closely to Christmas that it gets lost in the hustle & bustle of the season celebrating our Lord's birth. (If only I would've been around to point that fact out to them! haha!) On the other hand, maybe it works out...
It's a time to pause & remember how much we have to be thankful for -- before we get caught up in all the holiday crazy-ness. I have so much to be thankful for & I know that I don't remember to express my gratefulness nearly often enough.
It's easy to be grateful for the normal stuff -- family, friends, roof over your head, food, etc. But how often do we stop to thank God for what He's done in our lives -- the trials He has brought us through (or is currently taking you through), the lessons we have had to learn (sometimes the hard way!), & the every day miracles He has done around us (that we rarely stop to recognize). It's easy to complain about the "bad" stuff that happens day in & day out, but when it's "all over" & the dust settles, do we remember to thank Him for what we've learned or for working everything out?
I know that I frequently get so caught up in the every day, self-centered "stuff" that I forget to really take into consideration that He sees the "big picture"...& it's not all about ME!
So, as I bustle around getting ready to host Thanksgiving in a house ready for Christmas, I must stop & consciously be thankful for everything...& most of all be thankful that He sent us His only Son so that we may have everlasting life. The decision is ours. Be Thankful.

Sunday, November 4, 2007



Well...I've been attempting to get pictures up...I PROMISE...however, it seems like every time I try to do this, I lose what I've done! I'm getting very frustrated at this point (for obvious reasons!) & hope that someday soon I'll be able to get these up successfully...ugh! So, I again apologize for the length of time it's taking...hope you all have a blessed week!!!