Sunday, December 30, 2012

Santa's Dilemma


Well, for the past 2 weeks Santa has been unable to see out of his left eye.  While bowling a couple of weeks ago his vision became blurry and then a black curtain appeared inside his field of vision preventing him from seeing anything below the top 1/4 of his field of vision. 

We, naturally, went to the doctor 2 weeks ago to find out what the problem was and to get it corrected, but had to wait all this time because of the Plavix, Santa takes on a daily basis.  The doctor said he had a detached retina and if it hadn't been for the Plavix he would have operated on Santa that very afternoon.  So we had to wait

 . . . and for the past two weeks his wonderful wife has been singing the Veggie Tales song, "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything". . . yeah, he loves it.  LOL!!!

But this morning at 5:30 AM we trekked out to one of the WK hospitals here in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Santa's doctor performed the procedure and when he was finished he said, "Perfect."  Whoa!

God is good to us!  Thanks to all of our friends and family who have been praying yesterday and today for the surgeon and for the healing process.  Praise the Lord!

Now the fun begins.  For the next 10 days Santa has to keep his head parallel to the floor in order to keep the gas bubble inside his eye pressed up against the repaired retina.  This helps the retina reattach properly during the healing process.  So if you pray, say a little prayer that Santa will be able to hang in there while waiting out this healing process. . . . and if you don't pray . . .God misses you.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

networked blogs

Unfortunately, I have discontinued using Networked Blogs.  I have switched to the Blog Lovin' account to feed up my blog posts to facebook.  I apologize if this has caused any of you to miss my posts. 

There were a lot of things (issues) with Networked Blogs and though they had handled many of them, I still only had 28 followers using that service.  Trying to get more exposure I switched to this new method.  

Check the right side bar for more ways to follow.  And as always, Mrs. Claus can deliver an email directly to your inbox, so you never miss a thing.  

Thanks to all of you who are following faithfully along.  

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

what I got for Christmas

  

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I almost missed Christmas

When you are a mom sometimes at Christmas it's easy to lose sight of the things that matter.  Wrap this, cook that, get kids to rehearsal, pick kids up from that, buy a gift for who?  I need postage, we are out of milk, what do you mean you don't have anything to wear?  How did all these people get on my Christmas list?  There's a $5.00 limit?  What can you get anyone for $5.00 these days?


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

black and white Christmas WINNER!

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Congratulations Shaun!  Our judges chose this shot as their favorite from last week.  Check out all of Shaun's great work by clicking on the link above this week's winning picture.

We just have one winner this week!  But be sure to link up your shots for this week's contest!  Can't wait to see what you guys have been snapping!
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black and white Wednesday - christmas cookies


THIS WEEK'S CONTEST IS OVER AND WINNER'S ANNOUNCED!
UPDATED 1/1/2013


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!




Hoping all your Christmas wishes came true and besides a house full of wrapping paper and boxes, that your hearts are filled with Christ's love this Christmas!  

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

black and white WINNERS!

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Congratulations Rosemary!  This photo is gorgeous!  Our judges thought so too!  They chose this photo as their favorite this week.  If you have never visited Rosemary's blog you are missing out.  Click on the link above this week's winning photo to check out all the fun on the coast!

2nd Place
Valley Shutterbug













3rd Place
4 Letre Words


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Day 18


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Day 18
it's cold outside

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

black and white Wednesdays - Christmas is coming! Ready or not!

That's right!  People ask me all day, are you ready for Christmas?  And my response is, "Ready or Not Christmas is coming!"  It's kind of like that with Jesus, isn't it!  Whether we are ready or not Jesus is coming!

Day 12

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Day 12
sweet
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Today would have been a cool birthday for my Dad.  12/12/12  . . . . come on now that is one cool birthday.  


This is my Dad holding me when I was only 3 months old.  Now THAT is sweet.  I didn't take the picture.  But I still think it is sweet.  I miss you Dad, especially today!

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I wish I had a picture of "Cuties" the little tangerines.  Do you know what kids like?  Sweets.  You know what cuties are . . . sweet.  Kids like cuties cause cuties are made for kids. LOL!  I laugh every time!  

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Day 11


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on the shelf
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Technically this wasn't a shelf, but a fireplace mantel . . . but it still works.  From Kisses' bridal shower.

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black and white WINNERS!



Congratulations Scarlett!  Our judges chose this photo as their favorite this week!  If you have never been to House of Emery's blog, click the link above this week's winning photo to see all the fabulous photography over there.

2nd Place
Journey with Joy

3rd Place
Amanda's Books and More


Our judges favorites were so diverse I had to call in an extra judge to help break the ties.  Thanks to all of you for linking up last week.  Tune in tonight at midnight for this week's contest!

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Happy Birthday Coach!

Happy Birthday Coach!  This post is for you!  

Santa's sister has been a girl's basketball coach as long as I have been in their family (over 20 years).  Santa and I have traveled to the State Tournament many times to watch her teams compete. 

Recently, Coach was inducted into the Hall of Fame for her high school.  She asked me to take some photos of her to be submitted for the plaque they will hang in their gym.  I thought it would be fun if we were actually in the gym for the photos.  So our nephew called some people he knows and got the gym unlocked for us, what a great nephew! 

Since she is a coach I thought it would look more "sporty" in the gym.  Here are some of the extra shots we took.  As long as we were there I decided to take advantage of it.



This is her "game stance".  If you see her on the court during a game, she will probably be doing this.



These are some of the other inductees in the Hall of Fame.    



Coach was on the very first girls basketball team for their high school.

Well, the official ceremony isn't until December 18th, but I don't think anyone will mind the preview!


Happy Birthday Coach!  We love you and we are very proud of you!

UPDATE: 
Here is a shot of Coach with our Aunt A. during the ceremony!  Love it!!


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Monday, December 10, 2012

Day 10

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Day 10
stripes
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The zebra from the carousel at this year's county fair.  I thought this was perfect for stripes . . . or were you thinking candy cane stripes?

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