Tuesday, September 24, 2013


What a surprise it is when you open up your email to see you can earn a Ponds's BB badge from Influenster.    For those of you who don't know what this is here is a description.  Pond's Luminous Finish Cream was created with Tone Perfecting Complex. It works by targeting the source of dark spots on skin’s surface – visibly fading them for a difference you can see. It also delivers a special pigment system designed to blend flawlessly into a variety of skin tones and immediately conceal imperfections with natural-looking coverage.  This is available in Light and Medium.  At night time you can remove all your make up with Pond's Luminous towelettes.  Did I mention it also has SPF 15, superior coverage for imperfections, visible dark spot reduction, and a non-greasy feel.  I hope you all try POND'S LUMINOUS FINISH BB+ CREAM and tell me what yall think.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Sargentos Cheese Voxbox from Influenster

I got my voxbox from Influenster in the mailbox and I was so excited.  I went to Wal-Mart and redeemed my coupon for my free cheese.  I got the Colby Jack cheese sticks.  My boys, my husband and myself love them!!  Want an awesome snack that's good for the whole family try these.  You won't be disappointed.  I plan on eating a cheese stick at least every other day.  Just an awesome snack.  Thank you Influenster!!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Get your exercise and workout on!!!!

Try these workouts and feel the burn.  We tried the mighty squat challenge and these work and you feel the burn before the middle of the song, and by the end of the song well all I can say is do this.  The day after be prepared to walk a little funny.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDpB8pWEjhk

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

1 month and doing great

Today makes one month my husband donated his kidney.  He is doing great.  He still can't lift, but he is moving around a little better.  He is still sore though.  We made a facebook, letting people know how they can help.  Please go like and help spread the word to others.  Thank you!!    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Living-kidney-donors/143789825825445

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Georgian seeking strangers for a kidney..how you can help.

I heard the story of a man on Fox 5 news (in Atlanta GA) this afternoon in need of a kidney.  How you can help. Larry Miller is a man on a mission.  He is looking for a stranger who is willing to be a living kidney donor.  He is a 79 year old marine veteran who now needs someone's help.  His kidneys are damaged by medications, he's lost about 8% of his kidney function, and he is praying he doesn't need to go on kidney dialysis.  So he and his wife are getting the word out that they need help. 
Miller said'" he asked them if they will not, if they're not in a position to offer a kidney, please pray for him.  So one way or another, he feels that he's going to get a kidney donor."  He is at Emory Hospital, so if you or someone you know might want to help him please call Emory Hospital and ask to speak to a transplant coordinator.

My husband is a living kidney donor.  He donated on June 26, 2013.  He said he would do it again if he could.  In the beginning of all this he got curious and wanted to bless someone, so he found out everything he would have to do to see if he was healthy enough to donate.  He had all kinds of test ran, blood drawn, and x-rays.  Everything came back normal.  The step after all that was to find a recipient a match.  After a few potential matches didn't match 100% we got a call about a woman who needed a kidney and my husband was to do more blood work because matching this woman was like finding a needle in a haystack.  Everything matched, and on June 26 2013 my husband donated his kidney, and the kidney was flown to Michigan and the woman received her blessing the same day his kidney was removed.  She and new kidney is doing good.   My husband is doing great.  He experienced a lot of pain afterwards but that's to be expectant, it was a major surgery.  Then came the gas pain which I don't think he expected to be as bad as it was.  But day by day he got to feeling better. 

If this touches your heart and you feel like you would like to help Mr. Miller or anybody else in need of a kidney, contact a transplant coordinator in your area.

There are just over 3,500 Georgians are caught up in a medical waiting game.  They need a kidney, but don't have a donor.


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Our bathroom

We got one bathroom completed and one to go.  My hubby tiled the floor and it looks so good.  We had to repaint too.  I'm looking forward to doing the other one.  My hubby wants to take out the shower and bathtub and do one huge shower.  Sounds good.  We will repaint that one too.  Its going to take a little more time than the first one did, but it will be fun and exciting to see how it turns out.     

Friday, July 12, 2013


So tonight we went to the Atlanta braves game and got our Dale Murphy bobble head.  I was so excited to go to this game.  When I was a little girl I had the biggest crush on Dale Murphy.  But that crush didn't last a long long time.  After my Dale Murphy crush I had a crush on another former Brave.  He would be Steve Avery.  By then I was a teenager.  But back to the game.  The Braves won 6-5.  I don't get to go to their games often but when I do I have the best time.   I did get a picture of Heyward practicing,  I'll post it later.  Go Braves!!   

An update on a blog posted in May 2013

In an earlier blog I wrote about a family I read about from Ga.  They were expecting a baby, who had a neural tube defect.  I just read that little Ethan was born on June 19, 2013 and this precious baby lived for 21 minutes before going to rest in Heaven with our Heavenly Father.  Our thoughts and prayers are with this family. 

Friday, July 5, 2013


For the past couple of days I have been craving papaya salad.  I love this stuff.  It's so good and right at this moment I know I can't eat it, but I sure am thinking about eating some.  Another thing I love is neck soup, but I use smoked turkey legs instead of the smoked neck bone.  Its so good too. Gotta have sticky rice.  My family loves it.  Yum this sounds so good right now.  To bad my belly won't agree.  So I guess I'll just have to stick to chicken noodle soup, and ginger ale.   

Sunday, June 30, 2013

My boys

I love being a mother to my awesome sons.  I love them with all my heart.  I am so proud of them and I thank God for them everyday.  I am so proud of them.  They are so sweet and have so much respect.  They love the Lord.  They go to church every Sunday.  I pray they will always trust in the Lord always!!  We love fishing, bowling, video games, and playing sports.  They are both great bass fishermen.  They both are so smart.  Just the other day my youngest son said, "momma I remember when I was little you would read to me at night time before I went to bed, but I always would fall asleep, then he goes on to say that was just rude to fall asleep while you were reading to me".  I said, "no it wasn't rude, sometimes reading makes people sleepy".  My boys are so thoughtful and they anything to help me in anything I need help with.  I love them with all my heart and I am so blessed to have them.

Hubby home!!

My husband is home and is doing well.  He still has some pain and some gas pain.  Its crazy cuz its like I'm having all his gas symptoms (not fun).  We both been eating on Tums.  He has got to do a lot of walking, so we've been walking up and down our road.  He wanted to go to Wal-Mart, so we were there for about 2 hours.  He got in a lot of walking today, but he still has to take it easy for about 8-12 weeks  So that means no lifting over 5 lbs, no exercises, no pulling, tugging, or to much straining, no work and NO IBUPROFEN EVER!!!!!  Basically all he can do is sit and walk.  Oh yeah and he has to take in deep breathes so his lungs will be strong.   Poor guy, but he's an awesome guy!! 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

My hubby, my hero!!

As I sit here in this hospital and listen to the sounds of the equipment I thank God my husband is doing good.  I pray that the person receiving his kidney has no problems and her body accepts her new kidney.  It broke my heart today when they brought my hubby to his room.  He was breathing hard and in so much pain.  I did ask him if he was ready to do it again, he said, "no".  Then I asked him if he had it to do over would he?  He paused for a few seconds and said,  "yes".  What a great gift he gave to someone else to help them have a normal life without all the machines involved in kidney failure.  He is sleeping at the moment and his mouth is so dry.  Poor guy, earlier all he could do was get sick.  Not good with all the cutting, stitches, and glue.  I pray everything goes good with him and that he has a normal life without one of his kidneys.  He's one of the best people I know and I am thankful his heart is like it is today.  So thoughtful, caring and giving.  I'm proud of the Christian man he has become.  I thank God for him and I will always love and cherish him.  Keep him in prayer.  Thank yall!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

A true act of kindness!!

Just a question??  Would you donate a kidney??  Would you donate a kidney to a complete stranger??  I don't think I could not to a stranger.  I would to my family if they needed one.  I know someone who is going to donate their kidney to a complete stranger.  I have begged him not to do it, but he really wants to help someone who can't live without a kidney. I'm scared for him but I'm trusting in the Lord.  The surgery is going to take place on Wednesday and the kidney will be flown to the hospital where the recipient is.  The person who is donating is not expecting anything in return, not an award, not to be recognized, not to be known as a hero, nothing.  How many people do you know like this?  I am blessed and honored to know this person.  Keep him in your prayers and how far will you go to help someone?

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

To my daddy..im loving memory..Happy Father's Day

On this Father's Day as every other one I remember my Daddy, who is no longer here.  He passed away in 2007.  Not really something I expected.  On his birthday and Father's Day I look at his picture and tell him I love and miss him.  And tell him Happy Birthday, or this month Happy Father's Day.  He may not of been around me all the time, but the time we were together were good times.  The last time I seen him was April 2006, a dear lady Miss. Annie and myself drove to Tennessee to see him while he was in the hospital.  Seeing him then broke my heart, and that was the first and last time I seen him cry.  I know without a doubt my daddy loved me more than anything, it doesn't take a daddy being there everyday to know that.  I have some great memories with my dad.  I can still hear him leaving me a voicemail saying, "hey baby, it's your daddy".  I would love to hear his voice again.  But I know he's in a better place.  I know where ever he was he'd come as quick as he could when I needed him.  I remember when I was having my first son, my daddy drove from Tennessee and stayed a few days.  He would drop everything for me.  When I had my second son, my daddy couldn't be there, but he came as soon as he could.  In my eyes he was my hero, he may not of been there with me everyday, but he helped others who didn't have anybody.  I was blessed to have my daddy and I love him so very much.  To all who still have their dads, tell them you love them often, and see them whenever you can.  So this Father's Day like all others....HAPPY FATHER'S DAY AND I LOVE YOU DADDY AND MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH!!  

Police dog's farewell to partner

A 33-year-old K-9 officer, Jason Ellis gunned down last month in what authorities believe was an ambush.  Fido, Ellis' police dog, was there, too, placing his paw on the closed casket—a moment captured in a heartbreaking photo.   This goes to show what has always been said, is true..a dog is a man's best friend.  Now Fido is retired and lives with the fallen officers family.  The mayor stated, "the boys grew up with Fido, and this is a connection to their father they can keep".  Officer Ellis is survived by his wife and children.  To his family, may God comfort you and give you peace in this time of sorrow.  You are in our prayers.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

One of our heroes returns home to Georgia!!

In Augusta, Ga on May 30, 2013 a wounded soldier returned home with a BIG warm welcome.  U.S. Army Specialist Samuel Walley 20 years old stepped on an IED last June while serving in Afghanistan. He lost one of his arms and one of his legs.   His parents were with him during his recovery in Maryland.  Walley said that if he wouldn't have had anybody there, imagine how devastating that probably would've been. So yeah, it's definitely been one of the only ways he was able to make it through. Nobody is going to make it through on their ownHundreds of people lined the streets in downtown Winder with signs and American flags to salute Walley.  He was escorted by a motorcade into Winder on Georgia Highway 11. This was his first visit home since he was hurt.  He said he still feels pain when he walks, but the doctors gave him the ok to go home.  How awesome is this, he plans on re-enlisting into the Army as a firearms instructor.  Sam is getting another homecoming gift. AmVets and Home Depot teamed up to remodel the basement in the Walley house to fit Sam's specific needs.  How awesome is that?  The compassion people have for one another is great.    


Freedom of speech??

Freedom of speech from a Christians point of view.  We have a friend named David who loves the Lord as we do and he loves to witness to people.  He has gone as far as Indiana to spread the word of our Lord.  He never misses an opportunity to witness.  He passes out tracts, they look like business cards, real cool.  No he does not make people take them.  It's entirely up to the person who he has approached if they want a tract or to hear the gospel.  Well he told me today how this past weekend he went to Stone Mountain Park and was witnessing to 3 Muslim women and they were listening and having a great conversation, when out of the blue some crazed lady started yelling and getting loud telling David to leave those women alone they don't want to hear it.  Then that womans husband started on David too.  So these crazy people had nothing better to do than to go to park patrol and tell them that David was witnessing.  You know its not up to the crazy people to determine if those Muslim women should hear what David was saying, its up to them.  If they were listening whats the big deal??  Just because some people may not want to hear the gospel doesn't mean other people don't want to or shouldn't.  Since David wasn't talking to that crazed couple to begin with maybe they should of kept on walking.  So the park patrol told David where he could witness, that there was a place for that in the food court area.  To me anytime is a great time to spread the word of God.  I say keep doing what you are doing David.  One love, One way, One God!!  John 3:16

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

School's out for SUMMER!!

Well its not officially summer yet, but school is out.  Time to have lots of fun.  Whether its fishing, swimming, playing basketball, vacations or having a bbq, its all about spending time with the family.  So far to kick off our summer before its summer we have been swimming, and fishing.  Swimming is awesome to cool off on these hot days.  Just use the sunscreen.  You gotta protect your skin.  Little ones should always wear floaties or a kiddie life vest.  Even the older children should use precautions while swimming:  No running (slippery when wet), No diving in shallow water (you could hit your head), NEVER swim alone.  Just a few rules that should be taken seriously.  Fishing well that's a smelly situation.  Oh and slimy..gross.  I love fishing, but I can't touch the worms, to slimy for me.  Oh and what about the smell in the house after you filet the fish you caught???  Smells real good huh?  Yeah right.  Stinky!!  It's fun family time here in the south and we here hope everyone there has a safe and fun summer!!  

Poor Baby!

Today as I scanned the internet news, I came across a story about a newborn baby in China.  So I thought I would read it and see what was going on.  Well come to find out a newborn baby was stuck in a sewer pipe, after the mother of the baby gave birth in the toilet.  The mother of the baby said that she the baby slipped out of her hands and went down the toilet drain.  The baby was freed by firefighters a few hours after the call was made about sounds coming from the pipes.  The baby was taken to the hospital and is said to be stable, except for a few bruises on his legs, arms, and head.  The baby known at the hospital as Baby No. 59, weighed 6 pounds, 2.8 ozs.  People have came to the hospital to donate diapers, formula, and clothes.  Pray for this precious baby boy.  Here's a video of his freedom from the sewer pipe.  http://www.today.com/video/today/52019063#52019063

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

See ya later, Alligator

Alligator in the Chattahoochee River, OH MY!!  Rangers believe the alligator has made a home in the swamp land in the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area on the Cobb County side of the river but near some condos and apartments.  There have been sightings for a few years,  and yesterday finally there are photos.  The photo is of a 8-10 foot almost 300 pound gator just lying there.  Not sure if I'd been standing there taking pictures, but my husband would of. Regular sightings have prompted the park service to post warning signs near the swamps and main walking trails. The signs urge hikers to keep their small pets on a leash.  Some are worried that recent wet weather pushed the alligator's turf closer to apartments.  They are leaving the gator at the river for now, so be on the look out.  Be safe.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Have a blessed and safe Memorial Day

To all who may be celebrating or just staying cool inside, I hope all have a safe Memorial Day!  Yeah BBQ's are fun, but that's not what its about.  Memorial Day is about remembering all of the soldiers who died serving our great country.  Yesterday during our morning church service we watched a video of just a few of the fallen.  There are so many who fought for our freedom.  So remember them and their families.  Many soldiers did make it back home and may not be the same.  They seen a lot fighting for our freedom, and now those horrible images will be with them forever.  My brother in law is one who has a hard time.  Right now he is in a VA hospital getting the treatment he needs.  May God Bless you all and have a blessed and safe Memorial Day!! 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Check it out.

 About a year or 2 ago I made a video of one of our friends.  I think it got deleted off our camera, but it was on our ps3 and my sons FB.  So I tried copying it from there.  Well I put it on youtube, so if any of yall want to please watch.  I know the quality should be better, if I can find the original video I will repost it to youtube.  Thank you for all who watch and I hope you get a laugh from it.  Its called Worlds ugliest adult baby.  It is 4:54 mins long.  Click link :)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0OmSE7u2ZY

Homeless man’s stolen dog returned after Facebook campaign

A homeless man goes to sleep with his best friend (Handover) his pet pooch by his side, and wakes to find his dog missing.  His dog went missing on May 8, 2013 in Hudson Florida.  The man said that his dog is his best friend, his heart and soul, if anyone sees him please bring him home.  Friends of the mans set up a facebook page asking for help and once word spread reward money was raised.  Soon after Handover was returned.  The couple that returned him wanted the reward money to be used for the owner and Handover.  This is such a great story of how there is still good people who want to do the right thing. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

It's getting HOT out here!!

It's getting hot here in south.  I can't stand when it's freezing, so I say I can't wait for it to get warm.  Now that it is getting warm or HOT, I'm ready for it to be cool.  On these hot days there is nothing better than cooking outside on the grill.  It keeps the inside of our house from getting so hot.  The smell of the grill, well there's nothing better.
  Yesterday hamburgers, and today some honey chicken kabobs.  Sounds yummy huh??  Well back to this heat, it's horrible.  Today we washed our car.
The cold water made it easier to be outside.  A few splashes here and there.  It was fun, a family fun time washing the car.  How my boys can ride bikes and play basketball in this heat I don't know. 
Last night after the sun went down, we played a basketball game of loser, that was fun too.  Hubby was first out, then me, then my oldest son, and my youngest son won.   Family time is always fun even when its hot outside. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A story of being reunited.

13 years ago when Alyssa Haskew was 6 years old she was in an accident after the car was knocked out of gear.  On that the day Scott Thomas was the paramedic who helped save her life.  She has waited more than a decade to say thank you to Mr. Thomas.  The story aired last week on the news in search of the paramedic who helped her.  She said the he stayed with her and he held her hand when they sewed up her face.

After the story aired, Mr. Thomas said his phone started ringing off the hook.  He said, "that everyone remembers the call, because it tore me up a little bit".  On Tuesday he met with Alyssa and she got to thank him.  Mr. Thomas said, "what makes this reunion even better is that it's EMS Appreciation Week, but he said that he doesn't feel like a hero".  God was on both of their shoulders that day and took care of Alyssa.  Thank God for people who love to help people.  Its more than their job,  its their compassion and love for others.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tips to keep your kids safe at the pool

It's that time of year again when families are getting ready to go swimming. Whether you have your own pool or you are going to someone else's pool,  you need to take safety precautions.  Floaties which are also known as water wings are the most common product on the market, but they can leak air or come off of slippery little arms.  Instead, use a life vest.  And those pool noodles you find at most dollar stores?  They're a toy—and they shouldn't be used by children who aren't strong swimmers, they can be useful for parents who might not be strong swimmers because they can be used as a reaching device to help a struggling swimmer.  Every pool in Georgia is required to have a shepherd's crook and a ring buoy,  you should keep them close by at all times, because the closer they are, the quicker you can help someone in distressIf you go to a lake or a beach this summer, you should take a reaching tool with you.  It can be as simple as a mop or a broom handle, something that can allow you to help someone else struggling in the water.  Have a great summer and stay safe.

Pray for Oklahoma

The state of Oklahoma was hit by a monster tornado that has killed at least 51 people today.  It tore walls off an elementary school and left behind miles of cars and splintered wood.  The Mayor said the city looks like a debris field.  The tornado struck at mid-afternoon and tore a 20-mile path, said Rick Smith, another weather service meteorologist. He said it was on the ground for 40 minutes. Much of the storm’s rampage was captured on live television, perhaps alerting people in its path to seek shelter.  Please keep the families of the ones who lost their lives in your prayers and the ones who are hurt. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

A very sad story.

Couple's unborn baby has terminal defect.  This couple are making burial arrangements for their unborn son, instead of getting ready to bring him home after he is born.  The baby (Ethan) has a rare neural tube defect.  There is no skull or brain above where the eyebrow would be.  The dad is a firefighter and he is working 2 firefighter jobs to make ends meet.  The couple has no life insurance on their unborn child, so Lauren Bishop (the mother) started a facebook page to raise money to bury their son.  If you can help I know they will appreciate it. 
Please keep this family in your prayers.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

American Idol

My family and I watch American Idol and it's that time again to vote.  The 2 finalist are Kree and Candice.  They are both really good.  My youngest son wants Kree to win.  Last season on American Idol Phillip Phillips won and my oldest son helped me vote 700 times for him.  Good luck to both Kree and Candice.  Both will have a great singing career.  This is Randy Jackson's last year as a judge.  Sad!  Good luck to Randy too.  Watch the  2 hour result show tomorrow night at 8 P.M. on Fox.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bailey O'Neil

On an earlier blog I wrote about a boy named Bailey.  He got into a fight at school, which is thought to be a bullying situation.  And shortly after he started having seizures and the doctors put him on life support.  The day after he turned 12 his parents took him off life support.  Today I got to thinking about him and wondered if they came up with his cause of death.  Well I read that the seizures had nothing to do with him being hit 4 times, 2 of those hits being to the face.  I pray for his mom and his family.  Remember this little boy and remember that the bullying has got to stop!!  If your child sees someone being bullied, please tell them to tell a teacher or a counselor.  No child deserves to be bullied and if we don't defend them then who will?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Memorial Day

Memorial Day commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. It is a holiday many of us spend doing family gatherings, backyard BBQs or enjoying a nice evening out with friends and family. However we choose to celebrate Memorial Day in Atlanta GA, we do so by honoring those who have lost their lives for our great freedoms. Some things to do on Memorial Day 2013. 
  1. Stone Mountain Park:  Laser show on the Memorial Lawn at 9:30 P.M.  Take advantage of the long weekend to play during the day and honor America's soldiers by night.  Enjoy unlimited access to ALL of Stone Mountain's attractions including:  Sky Hike, Journey to the End of the Earth 4D, Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf, Camp Highland outpost, the scenic train ride, the Summit Sky Ride, the Antebellum Plantation & Farmland.  ALL active and military personnel will receive one FREE adventure pass with valid I.D., and will save up to $10.00 off immediate family members and will receive 20% off food and merchandise.  Offer only on Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-28, 2013).  Park admission is not included.
  2. Atlanta Jazz Festival:  May 25-27, 2013
    Don't miss the fun and excitement at the annual Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park, one of the country's largest FREE jazz festivals. During the entire month of May, more than 100 of the best jazz performers showcase their talents in venues throughout the metro area before coming together in a huge weekend celebration at Piedmont Park. The festival showcases local and national jazz greats, a neighborhood jazz series, youth jazz band competition, a kids zone and many other family-friendly activities.
  3. Go to the families house and grill out and have fun and stay safe.

Dale Murphy!!

Join 104.7 the Fish and former Atlanta Braves player Dale Murphy at Carriage Kia in Gainesville, Ga on May 18, 2013 from 11-1.  Dale Murphy will be signing autographs and taking pictures with you and your family.  Hotdogs, cold drinks, and peanuts will also be available so come on down for a great time.     

Friday, May 10, 2013

Last minute Mother's Day ideas!!

For some people they may not of went Mother's Day shopping yet.  Maybe not enough time, or not sure what gift to get.  But don't worry it's not to late.  Here are a few gift ideas:
  1. A recipe book
  2. You can't go wrong by giving mom a moment to relax and feel pampered with a manicure or pedicure.
  3. Some chocolates:  what lady doesn't like chocolates?
  4. flowers
  5. a garden gift basket with all the garden utensils
  6. a candle gift basket
  7. a lotion gift basket.
  8. books:  does she have a favorite author?

What a deal!!

Wal-mart had a great sale 2 days ago..as we were shopping I heard an announcement that there was a sale in the men's department.  I continued with my grocery shopping, and thought I'd go take a look to see what kind of deal they were talking about.  As I approached the rack I seen the crowd of people and I knew then it had to be a good sale.  So my short self managed to get in between people and see exactly what was going on.  I was shocked to see Georgia Bulldog shirts on sale for 1 buck, yes 1 buck.  Those shirts were going fast, but I managed to get 3 of them.  So the next day I go back to see if they had anymore deals like that one, but they didn't.  I was there at the right time that day.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Excuse me!! :)

So my sons and me come home today from shopping and school, my hubby informs me on the phone before we get home that he is watching a Chinese movie.  So we get home and put up groceries.  I go into our game room where hubby is watching the movie and I make a phone call.  I was shocked when hubby told me he was going to have to turn the T.V. up, because he can't hear...Well the movie is in Chinese and he had to read the words at the bottom of the screen..I guess he couldn't hear himself read silently.  So I decided to sit on our front porch and enjoy the outside air.  It was funny though, he was really into that movie and reading it.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Popcorn and what??

It all started a few months ago at the movies.  My hubby bought us some popcorn and as we added more butter, I noticed some jalapeno peppers staring at me.  Then it hit me..now it's like whats popcorn without my peppers.  I love this mix.  Yum it's so good.  My hubby even eats it too.  I tell you it's very addictive and if you love peppers and popcorn, I recommend trying it. 

Otis Nixon

Otis Nixon a former Atlanta Braves player needs your prayers.  This morning as I listened to favorite christian radio station 104.7 The Fish, they were talking about how we should pray for Otis and not judge him.  They are right.  Everybody, everyone of us has done things that maybe we shouldn't, but we rise above it.  Just like Otis will.  Cheer for him now, just like when he was playing for the Atlanta Braves.  Keep Otis Nixon in your prayers.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

We love bowling!!

My sons, husband and myself love bowling.  Here at our local bowling alley we go on Monday's and bowl for 99 cents a game per person, and the cost of shoe rental if you don't have your own bowling shoes.  This is such a way to spend time with the family doing something they all love to do.  It's fun to watch other people bowl too.  We seen one guy bout throw his whole body down the lane.  It's also cool to see people get strikes and see their excitement.  My youngest son finally got a strike on the last game we were playing the final frame, how cool.  My oldest son well, he beat us all.  My hubby he thought he was going to win, but when he seen he wasn't going to, he decided he doesn't like bowling anymore.  HAHA!!  There's also a gameroom, laser tag and bumper cars. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Getting ready for my youngest sisters wedding!!

Can you hear it??  Listen real good!!   Hear it now??  Wedding bells!!  Finally the day has come when my youngest sister is getting married!!  I am so excited for them..I tell you what yesterday we went shopping for different things and found some bridemaids dresses, and all night long I dreamed of dresses and going crazy trying to find the ties to match.  It seems a little crazy to me that I am dreaming this.  But I guess I have her wedding jitters and wedding stresses.  She is having an outdoor country wedding which I know will be beautiful.  Good luck Crystal and Sam!!

Shades!! For mature audiences ONLY!!

Need a good book or books to read??  I suggest to all to read Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed.  I read these and I LOVE THEM, but at first when I was reading Fifty Shade of Grey I wanted to stop reading just because it seemed a little crazy and kinda embrassed me.  I am so glad I continued reading.  I can't wait for the movie and I am hoping there are movies for all 3 books.  I would love for Colin Egglesfield to play Christian Grey and not sure who I think should play Anastasia Steele. 

 This is a trilogy and believe me you will want to continue to read them all.
   #1-  Fifty Shades of Grey
   #2-  Fifty Shades Darker
   #3-  Fifty Shades Freed

Monday, March 4, 2013

Stop BULLYING!!!!!

A boy who was the victim of apparent bullying died Sunday at a Philadelphia-area hospital after being taken off life support, his family said. Bailey O'Neill, who turned 12 on Saturday, had been in a medically-induced coma since January, when he was allegedly beaten by two classmates on the playground during recess at his school.  The sixth-grader sustained a concussion and broken nose, and suffered subsequent seizures, forcing doctors to induce the coma.
"Bailey has been the strongest toughest boy I know," a message posted Sunday to the Building Hope for Bailey Facebook page read. "He has fought this battle long and hard. There just wasn't a way to fix this. I wish I could say he will get better but I can't. Bailey has gone to be with God today."

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

We ALL need to be chiseled!!

Awesome video!!  Please watch!!


Have you heard the song by Rascal Flatts Changed??  If not please listen to it!!  It is an awesome song. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Missing KIMBERLY!!

Kim was one of my closet friends who I could count on to listen anytime no matter what or when or what time.  We could talk on the phone forever.  I mean for hours we would be on the phone just chatting away.  Kim passed away 2 yrs ago this month Feb 12. She was 36 yrs old. She passed from pneumonia.  I was told of her passing when I got to the hospital..  My husband and 2 of her husbands friends told me.  All I could do was cry.  I couldn't believe it.  I was in shock. I cried all the way back home and for days after.  She is with our Lord Jesus now, and with her daddy.  I found this picture in my email she sent me yrs ago, I didn't even know I had it.  I miss her everyday..

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Early Valentines Day Ideas

Valentines Day

A day of romance with your valentine

If you are celebrating this Valentine's Day with a significant other, put some thought into it ahead of time to make the day truly special. Your plans don't need to be expensive or elaborate to impress your valentine; they just need to be genuinely from the heart. Here are some Valentine's Day ideas for any budget:
  • Rather than one big gesture, fill your valentine's day with many little reminders of your love. Leave notes in the bathroom or fridge for him or her to find. Have a single long-stemmed rose delivered at work. Sneak home early to light candles around the house, and put a small but sweet gift on his or her pillow at bedtime.
  • Relive some highlights of your life together by recreating special moments. Return to the scene of your first date, or plan a theme for the evening that recalls a trip or experience you shared. What was the first movie you saw together? What was the common interest that initially attracted you to each other? Women, think of an outfit you wore on an early special occasion with your beau and try to recreate it. It may surprise you, but he'll remember.
  • Whisk your valentine off on a romantic getaway. Book a room at a bed and breakfast or luxury hotel, and forget all about the outside world. Whether it's for a night, a weekend or longer, some time dedicated to each other is guaranteed to recharge the relationship.

Romantic Dinner

Valentine's Day wouldn't be complete without an intimate dinner for two. There are two different directions to take on this one:
  • Romantic dinner in – Turn down the lights, light some candles and put soft music on the stereo. Prepare a special dinner of your valentine's favorites, or plan a classic romantic menu of creamy seafood pasta with chocolate and strawberries for dessert. Even if you're not a great cook, you can still sweep your valentine off his or her feet and tickle his or her palette with a selection of fine cheeses, high-quality deli meats, artisan bread and gourmet pickles, olives and relishes, followed by fresh fruit and real whipped cream.
  • Romantic dinner out – Book a table at a swanky or trendy restaurant, dress to the nines and get out on the town. Let the chef take care of the menu and let the wait staff tend to the details. All you have to do is savor the food and gaze into one another's eyes. Just a warning, though: Make your reservations well in advance to avoid being disappointed. Any restaurant worth its salt will be booked solid on February 14th.

Valentine's Gifts and Cards

Although your actions are more meaningful than anything that comes from a store, somehow it just seems wrong to meet your valentine without a card and gift in hand. The traditional Valentines gift of flowers, chocolate and jewelry never fail to please. If you're anxious to seem more original, give your valentine something that relates to one of his or her passions. She's a music lover? Get her tickets to see a symphony or a set of high-quality headphones for her mp3 player. He's into motorbikes? Get him a subscription to a motorcycle magazine or an upgrade for his bike.
If you have kids, help them to make valentine gifts to give to friends and family. Equip them with a box of valentines to distribute to their classmates, or make your own with pink index cards, valentine-themed stickers and glitter glue. Even little ones appreciate the sentiment of the holiday, and enjoy a day of expressing fondness for their loved ones.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Soups for cold winter days

Beef and Cheddar Soup


3 tablespoons margarine or 3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
2 cups leftover roast beef
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cheddar cheese soup
10 3/4 ounces milk (one soup can full, or less if you want a thicker soup )
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

  1. In a small bowl mix together soup and milk, remember if you want a thicker soup use less milk.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt margarine over medium heat, then add onion and cook until soft.
  3. Then add roast beef and stir until heated through.
  4. Add soup/milk mixture and stir well.
  5. If using the red pepper flakes add now,cook and stir for about 10 minutes or until heated through.

Five-spice Chicken Noodle Soup

2 cups water
1 (14 ounce) can reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 green onions, thinly bias-sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon five-spice powder
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cups chopped bok choy
1 medium sweet red pepper, thinly sliced into strips
2 ounces dried somen noodles, broken into 2 inch lengths or 2 ounces fine dried noodles
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken


  1. In a large saucepan combine water, chicken broth, green onions, soy sauce, garlic, five-spice powder, and ginger; bring to boiling.
  2. Stir in bok choy, sweet pepper strips, and noodles; return to boiling, reduce heat; boil gently, uncovered, 3 to 5 minutes or until noodles are tender,.
  3. Stir in chicken, heat through and Serve.

Yummy Dinner Ideas

Baked Pesto Chicken

Angel Hair Pasta with French Bread

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
½ cup basil pesto
2 plum tomatoes
shredded mozzarella cheese


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cover cookie sheet with foil.

2. Put pesto and chicken in bowl. Toss until chicken is covered.
3. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
4. Place slices of tomato on top of chicken and sprinkle with cheese.
5. Bake another 3-5 minutes.
6. Serve with a box of angel hair pasta and herbs and French bread.

Crock Pot Burgundy Beef

Egg Noodles

2¼-2½ lbs. pot roast
1 can condensed beefy mushroom soup
1 can condensed creamy mushroom soup
1 cup sliced mushrooms or chopped onions (optional)
¼ cup  cranberry juice


 1. Trim fat and cut meat into 1-inch pieces. Place in crock-pot.

 2. Stir in soups, mushrooms or onions if desired and wine.
 3. Cover and cook on high 4-4½ hours or low for 8-9 hours.
 4. Serve over cooked egg noodles.

Blue Ribbon Chili

Buttered Cornbread

2 pounds ground beef
½ onion, chopped
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic salt
2½ cups tomato sauce
1 (8 ounce) jar salsa
4 Tablespoons chili seasoning mix
1 (15 ounce) can light red kidney beans
1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans


1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the ground beef and the onion and sauté for 10 minutes, or until meat is browned and onion is tender. Drain grease, if desired.

2. Add the ground black pepper, garlic salt, tomato sauce, salsa, chili seasoning mix and kidney beans.
3. Mix well, reduce heat to low and simmer for at least an hour.

Cornbread Ingredients:

1½ cups cornmeal
2½ cups milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
cup white sugar
2 eggs
½ cup vegetable oil


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. In a small bowl, combine corn meal and milk; let stand for 5 minutes.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
4. Mix in the cornmeal mixture, eggs and oil until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the cornbread comes out clean.