Saturday, December 29, 2007

Birthday Fun

For my birthday this year, all my friends and family surprised me by dressing up in Christmas themed attire!!! Even though I thought my mom was going crazy,(had to be there!), it was so much fun, and I couldnt ask for better friends and family to do that for me! Special thanks to my sister Julie for heading it up. ;) Maybe we'll have to do it every year from here forth after!!! hahaha!! ;) By the way, it's the big 2-7.

Monday, December 17, 2007


Thank you Lord,
For the sun, moon and stars,
Juniper, Pluto and Mars,
The rain, the snow, and the way the wind blows.
For creatures great and small,
I love them all!
Oceans, creeks and streams,
And every different flower, bush and tree.

Thank you, Lord, for making me,
Fearfully and wonderfully made am I,
Carefully molded in your own image,
For your praise and pleasure.

Thank you, Lord,
For sending your Son,
To live, to teach, to die.
Shedding His own blood,
For our sins to buy.
A gift of eternal life,
To all who believe.

Thank you, Lord,
For my country tis of Thee,
Columbus sailing the oceans blue,
America, home of the free!
Faithful were our founding fathers,
One nation under God are we.

Thank you, Lord,
For the life you’ve given,
My home, my friends and family.
For all this,

Shows your tremendous love to me,
Which is why I thank you, Lord.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Quote of the Week!

Happiness keeps you Sweet,

Trials keep you Strong,

Sorrows keep you Human,

Failures keep you Humble,

Success keeps you Glowing,

But Only God Keeps You Going!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Lydia's 1st Birthday!

Mom and Dad turn 60!! *Surprise*!!

Wedding Bells

Reception fun

Brynn, Darya & Me posing for quick pix after the lovely ceremony.(Of which, I was releaved after my reading!! haha!)

Chrissy's Reception. The gang together again,good times!!
Darya, Chrissy, Me, Brynn

The happy couple!
Chrissy & Kevin
June 15,2007

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Update! update!

Ok, so I've been a horrible bloggess lately, I know. But, I plan to change that shortly, hopefully. I've got a slide show or 2 or 3 coming so check in!! And the answer to the question below is 5! In case anyone was wondering. But I 'm alive and kicking, so..dont you worry.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Quote of the Week!

'Be instant in season, out of season...' 2 Timothy 4:2
'The season does not refer to time, but to us--'be instant in season, out of season', whether we feel like it or not. If we do only what we feel inclined to do, some of us would do nothing for ever and ever. The proof that we are rightly related to God is that we do our best whether we feel inspired or not. '
~O. Chambers

Monday, April 16, 2007

The Roaring Farmington River

Collinsville Axe Co. view

River rapids!

Right side under bridge view

Side view further down view

Left side of bridge view

Blast from the Past

Darya, Brynn, Bride-to-be Chrissy, Me

This past Friday I went to my friend Chrissy's bridal shower. I was able to
catch up with my neighborhood, childhood friends which we used to spent just about everyday together,
and it was just great being back together again!!
I was also able to cater some of the food for the shower, which I was thrilled to do.
Cant wait til the wedding!
Darya and I

One for old times sake!! ;)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Saturday, March 17, 2007

In Memory Of

Call it cheesy, corny, dorky, whatever..But I thought this was a good way to remember Abbi; due to the fact that we couldnt have a proper burial, I wanted to do something. Although we might still bury her collar.

~In Loving Memory~1993-2007

Abigail, Abbi, Abs, Abbers, Gabbi, Aber-dos, Pups, Pupina, Pooch...

Companion, Friend, Sidekick, Shadow

'A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast:...'

Prov. 12:10

Heart to Heart

This is the wallhanging(or quilt) I've been working on. I'm not sure where exactly I will put it, as it doesnt match my room. Another addition for the hope chest, I guess. (It's getting a little full.)
My Auntie Diane was so gracious as to hold a few classes for some ladies at church that wanted to learn how to quilt! (Thanks!) It was alot of fun! I'm almost done, I just need to quilt 5 more hearts and stitch the edging.
It's nice to be able to do things like sewing. Not many women sew anymore. It's quite sad come to think of it. When you tell someone you sew, they look at you like you're an alien and think you're incredible!! It cracks me up! I'd like to do my part to keep some old 'past times' alive, and my brain active. Now I need to tackle the quilt I've been working on for the last 3 years!!! Hopefully there will be a picture of that on here soon too. I'm really excited about that one. Stay tuned!

Large and Small

Hello, these were my new roomies for the last 2 weeks while I've been house sitting. They are so much fun! And they are both very sweet-haha. ;) Kandi is a Giant Schauzer-dont let her size fool you, she's a big teddy bear!-and Muffin is a Westy Terrier.



(Bad picture of me with the "Bearded Lady" Kandi.)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Snow Buds

For all my sunshine-bound stated friends, and for all of us here in New England, here is the first significate snowfall of the winter!! Isnt it beautiful! Enjoy!

Snowy Steps

Windy Winter Wonderland

Chickened Out

Here chickie, chickie, chickie...

It's that time of year again. Time where people go crazy gnawing on some poor little chicken's wings watching big men in tights run around chasing and crashing into each other. Yes, SuperBowl time. And this also means that it's wing cooking time! UGH. We sell so many that we have to cook wings overnight to keep up with it all! And this year it was my turn, again.
From 12am-730am I cooked and fried and fried and cooked. By 2am I'd already fried 520lbs of wings. By 3/330am the Starbucks Double Shot, and 2 Frappucinos started wearing off(but they definitely got me through!!) and my wrists and arms started to give way.
Surprisingly, the night went by fast, and by the end we'd cooked a total of over 1,300lbs of wings!!!! That's about 235 5lb buckets!!
But I was able to witness to my co-worker for about 1/2 hour to 45 minutes that night!! I was able to give him the plan of salvation briefly along with covering the Bible from Genesis to Revelations! Ha! He was very attentive. :) So although I'd rather of not lost a night's sleep while having to cook wings, I was glad that I was able to be a witness. I guess all things DO work together for good...according to HIS purpose!
And now, I'd rather not see another chicken wing for a very, very long time!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Year in Pictures 2006

Well, among the things not shown here, I took pottery classes. Which, if you ever get a chance to do, do it! It was so much fun and actually very relaxing and therapeutic! I loved it. Let's see, I sprained my ankle when my foot got stuck in the stirr ups as I feel off riding! I also received Reserved Champion in a horse show!
I started my unintentional side business of house/dog sitting. ha! Which is a great way to make easy money, and it's fun; except for maybe being by myself most of the time. I visited Larey Caverns, Gettysburg, went camping and I'm sure I forgot a few things. But mostly, I realized that, you need to make the most of everything. The Lord showed me alot of things this past year, and I feel like I've been able to take a few steps closer to Him as well in the process. He knows what you need, when you need it and He's in control. Although that's a whole lot easier to say, then to press on day to day. :) (hey that rhymed!) But He is the driving force after all. I cant wait to see what this year will hold. Stay in touch! Love you all! And thanks for visiting my blog! :)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Happy New Year everyone!! I hope you've all made resolutions, and that we'll all be able to stick to them! I really hope this year is a good one, I hope you all learn new things, go new places, soak it and everyone in, (life's too short) and all draw closer to the Lord.
I know this picture doesnt really have anything to do with New Years-except that I took it on New Year's Eve-but I just thought it was a really cool picture. There used to be a beautiful house along with this chimney, but they tore it down, to make way for some more over-commercialized space for this state, I'm sure. argh. But anyway, I thought it was neat that someone came along and decorated it! This just might be next(this)year's Christmas cards.
I wish you all the best this coming year, stay in touch!!
ps-357 days til Christmas!! haha...