Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Greetings...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Birthday Wishes Dad...

I would like to wish my Dad a very Happy Birthday.
I am very glad that God gave me such a great Dad!

Dad, I love you very much!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Cathing Up Before Thanksgiving...

Hi there friends! After yet another absence I am back and hopefully for at least a few weeks. THe past few weeks have been very busy.

My Mom and Dad came for a visit on Veteran's Day weekend. It was so wonderful to see them. We had a great time shopping, visiting, eating, and cooking together. Since my DH and I will not be traveling home to Florida for Thanksgiving, while my parents were here we made a Thanksgiving dinner. I will share some pictures from it tomorrow.

Last night, I had my second big event of my church job, the Annual Thanksgiving dinner. It turned out very well and for the first time in a few weeks, I don't feel like I am forgetting to do something. We had the meal catered and several ladies from the church provided the homemade desserts. The food was great, the fellowship was nice, and the decorations turned a school gym into a "banquet hall."

So with the dinner now finished, I am looking forward to seeing how all of you are doing.

Monday, November 5, 2007

November Greetings...

Hello dear friends and Happy November!

I really can't believe that October is gone and we have only a few weeks left until Thanksgiving. November is now upon and it is finally starting to feel "fally" around here (thank goodness, because I have been dying to wear a sweater).

I am very excited about the month of November. It is a very good month because the two most precious men in my life will celebrate their birthdays this month. My Dad's birthday the 20th and my DH's birthday is the 23rd.

November also holds Thanksgiving and I always love that time of year. It brings back such warm and happy memories.

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing recipes and Thanksgiving ideas.

I hope that all of you have a great Monday!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Back (Again)...

Hello dear friends!

I have once again had a longer absence than I had hoped, but that is just the way things are happening during this season of my life. More about that to come...

I appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers these last few weeks. I praise God that He has been faithful to me this last year and has given me peace and hope about the future. Thanks again for all of your warm thoughts.

Last weekend, our church had our Marriage Retreat. It went off very well and I was very pleased considering I was the one in charge of all the arrangements. We had 9 couples participate in the retreat and the facility that we used was simply great. My wheels are already starting to turn about ideas for next year's retreat.
Above is a picture of the baskets that I made to go in each of the couple's room. The baskets had a pair of slipper socks, a deck of cards, three tea lights, a box of matches, several pieces of Hershey Reserve Cacao Squares, a retreat schedule, and print outs of two player card games for the couples to play. Overall, the baskets cost less than $5 each.

Above is my DH and I at the marriage retreat.

Between the work I am doing for our church, finishing up my nutrition class, and watching children, I have been very busy and haven't had any spare time. However, this is just a season that will last until the end of the semester.

I look forward to catching up with all of you!