Saturday, February 27, 2010

This Will Make You Smile...

I saw this on another blog the other day and it brought such a smile to my face. 
As most of you know I play the piano.  
I love to play. 
I hope I'm still playing when I'm their age. 

ENJOY!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Let's Go For A Drive...

Here's the lovely view from the window...

Not too far of a drop...
Look out!  
Oh my, I see quite a few other people wanted to go for a drive today as well...
Can you even imagine driving on this road?

I first saw these pictures on Elena's Blog. 

They actually scared me!
If you know me outside of "blogging world" you'll know I'm a big chicken when it comes to driving up a mountain here in PA.  
I cannot begin to think of driving on these roads down in Bolivia.  

I sent a few of the pictures to the Colonel.

He had quite a laugh over them. 

He knew IMMEDIATELY what my response would be to the question, 
"Would you like to go for a drive?"

No thanks, I'll walk!

Leave me a comment and let me know if you would actually drive on these roads!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Something Funny...

YOU KNOW YOU ARE LIVING IN 2010 when... 

1.   You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave. 

2.   You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years. 

3.   You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach 
your family of three. 

4.   You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you. 

I actually text my daughter when I want to tell her something and she's usually in the next room!

5.   Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they 
don't have e-mail addresses. 


6.   You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is 
home to help you carry in the groceries. 

GUILTY!

7.   Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen 


8.   Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first 
20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, 
is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it. 

GUILTY AGAIN!

10.   You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee. 

11.   You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : ) 

12.   You're reading this and nodding and laughing. 

13.   Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message. 

14.  You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list. 

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.


~~~~~~~~~~~AND 
FINALLY~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ 

NOW YOU ARE LAUGHING at  yourself. 

Hope you all have a great day!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy Birthday...

MICHAEL!

13 years ago today was a very scary day for us. 

Michael's birth was very unpredictable. 

I actually went into labor with him 8 weeks early 

but was able to hold on till his due date.


However, by the time that date arrived I was very huge. 


I guess that's what 8 weeks of bed rest does!


Anyway, during Michael's birth he somehow managed to get stuck...

he was just too big, he weighed 10 1/2 pounds! 


All of a sudden 3 nurses were on top of my belly 

trying to push him out, 

his heart rate had dropped tremendously and 

I was in the worse pain I ever experienced as the doctor 

proceeded to break Michael's collarbone to save his life. 


He was born with no heart beat, not breathing and quite blue.


Thankfully they were able to revive him and he has been a joy to us ever since!

 



One of my favorite pictures of him with my dad...


Four years ago...

 Last year at a water park...




Happy Birthday Michael! 

May the Lord bless you as you continue to grow and serve Him! 

We love you!


Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day...

So how was every one's Valentine's Day?

Here's what the Colonel sent me...
Last Wednesday when it became obvious that we weren't going
 anywhere due to the heavy snow falling, 
Michael came to me a bit concerned. 

He said he needed to get to church to 
give "Miss Olga" one of my credit cards.

OKAY...

I told him we weren't going anywhere due 
to the BLIZZARD outside.

I called my good friend Olga and asked her if I could just give her my
 credit card number over the phone. 
I told her I had a clue what was going on and she understood.  

Saturday the above arrangement is delivered at our house.  
Apparently the Colonel tried to order flowers on the Internet.  
But he was having some trouble getting through from 
Afghanistan so he sent an email to my friend 
Olga and she gladly agreed to help out. 

The card says, "Love You and Miss You"
Gerber Daisies are my FAVORITE flower...


So pretty...
Thank you Colonel!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Snow, snow, snow...

So it seems we had a lot of snow here on Wednesday. 

A lot of snow.

The view from our back porch.  
So beautiful.

Don't think I'll be able to get into my potting shed any time soon...

We had close to 2 feet fall on Wednesday. 
The power was out for about 4 hours. 
NOT FUN.

There was so much snow that the guy who plows our driveway actually
 got stuck in the snow in our driveway.

Michael on his way to help Joe, the plow guy...



There's the plow truck, stuck in our driveway.  
He actually needed someone to come and tow him out.  

School was cancelled Wednesday and Thursday due to the snow.  
The wind blew so hard during the night. 

Thankfully all was well and nothing blew off the house. 

The sun came out on Thursday.
The plow guy returned and finished the job. 

Everywhere you looked it was so beautiful.
So bright.
So white. 

Reminds me of the following verse:

"Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool."
Isaiah 1:18

Isn't it amazing to know that no matter what we've done,
no matter what sin we've committed,
the Lord sees us as white as the freshly fallen snow...

As long as we're first covered in the cleansing blood of the Lamb.  

Enjoy your day!

Monday, February 8, 2010

What's Up?

Sorry for the absence.  

Or am I fooling myself in thinking that it really matters that 
I was gone last week from blogging? 

Oh I was around.  
I read all your blogs. 
Even visited a few. 
But when it came to writing on my own, 
well I just couldn't bring myself to type something out.  

Lazy. 

Last weekend was a whole new experience for me. 

I was alone most of the weekend.

Both Olivia and Michael were away at a youth retreat with our church. 
They left Friday around noon and came home Sunday evening. 

Which left me alone in the house for the first time in 17 years. 

Not so bad!

I had worship rehearsal Friday evening and Saturday morning.  
Then I did a little shopping at my favorite country store 
and purchased a really nice tablecloth and some cute dish towels.  
Then off to the video store to rent two movies.
That I wanted to see!

I spent the rest of the afternoon watching the videos, 
making homemade pizza and basically doing NOTHING.

But I missed my kids.  
I missed the Colonel. 

And life returned to normal Sunday evening when the kids came home and the laundry basket overflowed and the computers were on and bowls of popcorn were left in the living room.  

And I realized how blessed I am.  

Enjoy your day!