Thursday, February 28, 2013

Let it Snow...Let it Snow....Let it snow!

We had little to no snow last year and all of a sudden 2013 has brought truck loads of snow for Kansas!!!!!! I had been whining that we weren't going to get "Snow Days"....a highlight of a teacher's career.....and we had #4 Wednesday and back to work today! YIPPEE...this Oz girl was quite tickled and not complaining! I think the best part is not getting up at 0'dark o'clock and getting to sleep in! Plus I got a lot of "chores" done that sometimes get put aside through the school days/week/year! Income tax is ready so now we just need clear roads to be able to meet with our tax man! Perhaps a sleigh ride??????

I got to spend a lot of YaYa time with Lily-Jo too which is fun! We have made a lot of batches of Chocolate Chip cookies/brownies and I've fixed big meals almost every night! I'm just loving it! My hips are too! Plus I'm squeezing in a afternoon nap whenever I can!

 Poppy and his girl!

This is the busy week for High School Basketball games and they are having a hard time getting them in. Hoping it gets finished up and warm sunny Track season will begin.

The snow is quite pretty and it's amazing how within a few short months, we will go from an ALL white scenery to beautiful green grass and trees with bright green leaves. God's creations are masterpieces! I must say however that I am looking forward to Spring and warm weather. Opening windows, hearing the birds, digging in the dirt.......sounds very nice right now. I'm have been sitting with a roaring fire in the fireplace and lots cooking in the kitchen....which is very cozy but just really needing some warm Vitamin D to the body !

How is your weather? Are you excited for Spring?

Have a wonderful day! 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy President's Day!

Happy President's Day to all! We had a day off from school so we appreciate this holiday! R and I worked on income tax prep and did a little house picking up and laundry. Also got to take a nap with Lily Jo while her Momma ran errands. Love these days of S L O W

Did anyone watching Killing Lincoln last night on National Geographic Channel? I got in on the middle of it and loved it! I'm fascinated with Abraham Lincoln and find him to be a man of good character. We were doing a 1st grade LEVEL study of him this past week and amazingly kids are interested in him as well. I may just have to buy the book and read it as well. Has anyone read it yet and care to share reviews?

Haley had a baby shower in Wichita over the weekend that we got to go to for the inlaws side of the family. What a wonderful shower it was! There were about 30 there and I will say that my grandson is going to be the best dressed little guy! Little boys clothes are so adorable! We have another shower this coming weekend here at my house for family. About 6 more weeks till he's here!!!!! :0)

Want to share a Psalm with you that we heard at my daughter's church over the weekend and then I read it to my Mom tonight. I thought it was such a good one.  

Psalm 116
I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
Then called I upon the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
The Lord preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.
Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.
For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:
11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.
12 What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me?
13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.
14 I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people.
15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
16 O Lord, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.
17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord.
18 I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people.
19 In the courts of the Lord's house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord.

I also got something in the mail Friday that I ordered after being recommended by Whitney on another blog. Elm Street Life. I'm starting with Card 1 and going to attempt to whole heartily do one card a week! They are very nicely made! Tell Summer I sent you!
50 promises memory cards by Show & Tell
2. One of my New Year's Resolutions is to be more consistent in memorizing Scripture. So along come these pretty cards by Summer Harms featuring 50 promises of God, making it so easy (and beautiful!). Order them here.

Hoping you had a wonderful weekend and that maybe you got to enjoy the day off as well! Hoping Kansas will WARM it's little self up and get out of these 30/40 degree days and hit those 60's ! Can't hurt to wish! I'm very done with Winter! 

Here are some odds and ends of pics from the shower. I leave you with my newly brunette daughters. They like change! Their father and I never know what is next! They call themselves Mary Kate and Ashley this week!

Haley and her nephew on hubby's side and niece Lily-Jo.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Happy 1st Birthday Lily-Jo!!

Today is Lily-Jo's 1st birthday! I can't believe it! One year ago I was holding my first grandchild! It was truly one of the best days! Poppy and I are thrilled to be grandparents! I never imagined the joys it brings! And little baby boy is coming in April! I will be out of my mind with 2 of them to spoil!

This is one of my favorite pictures as we were both completely in awe of this little bundle. 

Her Mommy and Daddy had her birthday party last Saturday and it was so fun. Auntie Darb was just clicking away! Here are just a few pics she has edited! And just a quick plug for my baby's Photography business! Check her out at:

Happy Birthday Lily-Bug! 
YaYa loves you very much!