Sunday, December 2, 2018

Introducing Candy Apple and Krackel

Well, August was a crazy month down here at the North Pole.  I know it is December already.  I apologize for not keeping you guys updated.  If there is even anyone still out there reading this blog.  If you are, please leave me a comment and let me know.  Seriously thinking of ditching it after this year.

First of all, Candy Apple was born.  She is the fourth child of Charms and Starburst and our newest great-grand daughter!

Then Sweetart turned 1 year old!  Can you believe it?  

She was such a little ham at her first birthday party.  She stole her own show!

After her party we dashed down to Florida to see the newest grandson.

Introducing Krackel.  He is the second son of Tootsie Pop.

Mrs. Claus and Krackel 

Life changes so quickly, please know that I appreciate the support of all my customers and all of you readers from far away places.  We will see what the Lord brings for 2019. 


Sunday, May 20, 2018

God uses broken things . . .

Many of you may not know, but last year I started a new job, which requires me to drive an hour to work and an hour home every day.  This is a huge difference from my 10 minute commute I have enjoyed for nearly 25 years.

During the winter as I drove past an open pasture I noticed that a tree had been uprooted by one of the many storms and now lay over on it's side. I didn't consider it very remarkable at all during the winter.  Probably why I didn't think to stop and take a picture.  Just a fleeting thought during a daily drive by.  

As spring arrived, I realized the tree was not dead, as it began putting on tiny buds which have since grown into leaves.  Even though this tree looked like it was dead, it was only broken.  What a great reminder to us that God uses people who, to the world, look broken beyond repair.  But He has a different plan for their life.  

Do you feel broken beyond repair?  "If it's true that You use broken things .  . then here I am Lord I am all Yours!"  ~ Matthew West 


Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday's Child

Friday's child is loving and giving.

I know it's an old nursery rhyme, but my prayer is that Skittles' and Kisses' baby girl will be loving and giving.  Kisses was amazing and I am truly thankful I was able to experience birth from the delivery room for the first time.  Thankful for the doctors and nurses who were there, as well. The rest of the grandkids were C-sections and we had to wait with much anticipation in the waiting room to see the first glimpse on a cell phone or peeking through a nursery window.  

But this day was truly special. 

Mother and baby are doing fine.  

Very thankful to get to capture the very first moments of her life.

God is so good to our family and so is worthy to be praised!  Praise the Lord for answered prayers!

We prayed for you and loved you from the moment your parents told us about you.  
But today, we met you and now it's official.  We love you past heaven!


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

. . . almost over.

Anyone who follows this blog . . . any one of the 7 readers of these posts, just sayin'. . . . should know that February is rough on our family.  Many of you may not have the same experience with this month, but our family struggles to make it through February every year.  Valentine's Day is no consolation, since it is a made-up holiday to sell leftover Christmas candy.

This year was no different as our precious Lollipop lost her best friend, at only 39 years of age . . .  and in February, of course.  So this post is for Trish!

Lollipop on the left and Trish in the middle.  I only knew of her until Leah's wedding, when I got to hang out with her several different times.  She was THE most fun person, just gone way too soon.  Trish had issues with her liver and ultimately that took her life.  But it is her life that should be celebrated, and not her death.  She was an amazing daughter, mother, grandmother, aunt, niece and friend!  Trish you are missed!

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