My Medifast Journey Began on April 27, 2011

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I'm sitting here thinking that my blog needs a face lift....
so, in the next little while I shall change things up a bit!

           I hope everyone is doing great!
I am doing great in this little corner of my world. :)

         Sorry for the uh not so many posts lately! I will do better! :) I have so much to say But since it goes through my head so much ~ by the time I type it all out I'm onto another thought. lol So I have gotten my trusty notebook out once again lest I forget my head one day! I shall be blogging random things here and there so get ready! Does anyone really read my blog? If you do please let me know.

Until next time ~  

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

For the Love of Clothes and all things cute!!!

     Im seriously loving this right now!!!! Here I was looking for cute modest church outfits, and look at what I found! Okay okay for all who really do not know me and well if anyone really reads my blog ~ Im a lover of hats and animal print! Nevermind that Stacy and Clinton think they are all that just because they get the big paychecks and would say something about it being all chetah print.... :-) Im Apostolic and proud of it!(sorry of my little rant since I have been on a "what not to wear" kick) Anyway ~ Since the weather is turning into my all time favorite season (fall) all of my hats are cleaned up and ready to be worn! Im so excited! Hats and scarves are my staple in the fall, maybe I can add this outfit and hat to my wardrobe in the near future! (keeping fingers crossed!)

"Blessings on You"

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Paper Lady Guest Giveaway

Hey check this out! How darling are these!!!! LOVE THEM!!!

The Paper Lady Guest Giveaway

"Blessings on You"

Saturday, September 4, 2010

September..... How I missed you ~

  The month of my Birth  on the 27th of this month

and of course ~ the start of football season!
Yeah! I love September!

"Blessings on You"

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"For in him we live, and move, and have our being...": Rigteous in an X-Rated World

Very MUCH worth the Read!!!

"For in him we live, and move, and have our being...": Rigteous in an X-Rated World: "Righteous in an X-Rated World There is something that we all need to comprehend. God loves righteousness and hates wickedness. You want ..."


"Blessings on You"
Well ~ Hello there! How have you been? Its been a long time! You miss me? LOL
Thats how I feel since I So HAVE NOT posted anything in Like ........ uh EVER!
I hope all my blogger friends are doing well.
I have had alot of stuff going through my mind, BUT just cannot seem to catch anything of value, so
I have refrained from posting, Dont want tomatoes thrown at me, because my lack of flair and funniness lately!!! LOL I have always been scared of tomatoes *Thank you cheesy NON scary movie ~ The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes* 

ANYWAY ~~~~~
So I wanted to post this little golden nugget of wisdom. I'm throwing a ice cream party for my stepdaughter and some of her friends on Friday and I have been trying to figure....
WhatInTheWorldImGoingToDoBecauseILoveIceCreamAndIReallyREALLYWantSome! (whew!) So I have come up with the perfect thing.... An Ice Cream Salad!!!!! Yup you read that right!!! So here is the scoop.... hahaha

"Blessings on You"

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


This Story us borrowed from Bro. Anderson who pastor's in Percy Arkansas at AFT.
This story touched me so much. I have been in many "freedom" 4th of July Services but have never have had it put so beautifully as this. I asked for a copy of the story that he read so that I could share it with my dear blogging buddies!
I am so proud to be an American and a Part of this wonderful Truth of Jesus Christ!!!
~ Shannon Marie


All through the night, they pounded that flag and finally at 3 or 4 in the morning, with all that armament spent, the enemy fell into quiet exhaustion and waited for the dawn.
As the dawn came, there stood our flag at the top. America that night had not fallen.
Mr. Key made his way quickly inside that great fort. Once inside, he said he saw no handful of dirt in it’s original place. All of that huge armament had literally torn that fort apart.
Then he saw something that stirred his spirit. The flag, on the rampart, with all that armament aimed at it had been hit again and again. Because of the successive beating, it had dropped and a patriot, a man whose name we’ll never know, whose face we’ll never see, ran from his place of safety and grabbed that flag and held it with his own body.
He knew that all those cannons were aimed at that flag and that pole, but if the colors were down, American was done. He KNEW he would die. And he did die quickly. But another man who saw what he had done, raised from his place and he too grabbed that flag. Then another and another until by morning, what Mr. Key called a cement of human bodies held that flag in place.
Frances Scott Key took a pen and began to write.
    “Oh say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whose broad strip’s and bright stars through the perilous fight, ore the rampart we watched, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night, that our flag was still there. Oh say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave? O're the land of the free? And the home of the brave?”


Heb 11:32-40
32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

In Memory of Tonya Thomas

Tonya was an amazing and wonderful woman of God! She will be very missed! We all look forward for the day when we have that great reunion! She is getting the choir ready for us! Save me a seat next to Jesus tonya! Love you so much! Im so glad I got to have you as a big sister for awhile! Shani

Check out the memorial website for her.

"Blessings on You"

Friday, March 26, 2010

The hill may stay the same... BUT Seasons do change

So I was browsing through all my bloggy friends and came across Joanna Goddard @ A Cup of Jo with a post called "Same Hill Different Day". Go and check it out. There are three pictures taken at different times of the year, but all in the same spot. I was inspired to share this with you.

While looking at the pictures, the thought came to me, of our lives as Christians. You may be in an area of life where the scenery hasnt changed in days, months, years... and are thinking... "One more day like this, ("In this place, With these people, At this Job, etc" ) and I will bust!"

Are your spiritual glasses broken? Has the right here and now taken a toll on your faith? If you keep your eyes on defeat, you will be defeated. ... so If you keep your eyes on the ground you will never see the season around you change.. dont let the devil steal your vision and rob you of YOUR blessing! The scenery may not have changed... but look around... has your season changed?
"Blessings on You"

Friday, March 19, 2010

What Mom?? What??!!!

Here is a picture story for you all to enjoy ~
okay okay well its some pictures with me ad-libing!  :o)


Shhhh.... There's Moms water... Maybe just MaYBE ~ if I am really, really quiet I can get a quick drink............    

Just one little taste.....

((thinking)) this water is so good and so cold!
I wonder what she puts in MY bowl... Mines NOT this good!!!!

What MOM??? WHAT???!!!

"Blessings on You"

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Exciting News! Two optional "extra entries" for the CRICUT!

Hey guys!!! Check this out!! Jason and Jill at Women Who Do It All are giving away a Cricut!!! Head on over there and check her blog out and read about the giveaway!

Exciting News! Two optional "extra entries" for the CRICUT!

"Blessings on You"

Relief work, Missions, and Presentations

Last month was my first month talking about reaching out and helping another country. My heart has always been for Foreign Missions and I have been blessed to be involved in 2 overseas trips to do mission work. With that... it had become my life. When I came back from Kenya, Africa I lived, breathed, talked, dreamt Africa and honestly my heart has never stopped in a way thinking of and learning something new from the things God allowed me to experiance and be a part of. With this said, I have wanted to do something here that would benefit the Foreign Missionaries and the people that they are called to in a way that would make an impact... whether organizing and prayer chain, fast chain, sending money, letters, etc... just something. I just wanted to be involved in this and showing others that there is more than the normal (to them) daily routines... So when the earthquake happened in Haiti... I of course with so MANY more saints went into a prayer mode for these precious brothers and sisters. While of course telling my husband we needed to adopt an Hatian baby (this was still while they had the adoptions open and pushing them through...) then wouldnt you know just as soon as my husband said yes for real...they closed all adoptions... well I came across the items that CSI was asking for and I was so excited because I thought man I can do this.. and then maybe if I could get the church involved that would be awesome! So I talked to Pastor after much prayer about this (you know how it is when something is sooooo dear to your heart) and he was excited about it and asked me to get a presentation together and present it to the church! I was so happy that this was happening! and THEN he came back later in this same service and told me that he would like for me to get something together every month about what was going on in the mission field and anything I would like to add. I was totally giddy by then! Jesus had heard my prayer again! I had asked before and well... it wasnt God's timing for me to do this... and then God moved for me when it was his time! Im so thankful to Him! I know this is just the beginning of great things!
I gave my presentation on Feb the 28th. While they were watching the video I made,  There was not a dry eye in the building. I had made up a packet to show the congregation, and I gave them what the Lord gave to me. I only choked up once... it was so awesome! Everyone wanted to be involved and we are going to send 50 personal care kits!. Which is more than double our goal! We are getting together on this Sat at 11:00am in the Fellowship hall to put them together! Im so excited! Im so excited to see our youth involved in this and  Im so glad for what the church globally has done for this cause! I will post on here the pictures from Saturday's effort as soon as I can!

"Blessings on You"

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
This is a picture of The Chicago River, on St. Patrick's Day ~ How cool is that!
(would love to see this one day!)

I hope everyone is having a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!
     Everyone wearing green, and doing something festivious??? This has to be one of my favorites! One because... Its way too much fun to celebrate, Second because..... I have Irish in me, and of course my name is Irish! Mom said she named me after the Shannon River ~ who knows... maybe she told me that to get me to shut up when I was young... lol anyway good thing my middle name isnt river! HA HA yeah mom and I would have had talks about that one! lol 
Anyway I usually make an awesome St. Paddys day dinner... but well since we have church tonight its looking like keilbasa and sourkraut for me and sandwiches for the kids... (since they dont like stuff like that) Oh well... :) I have to be creative... Not really sure what has been up with me lately though.. I have had stuff to make decorations for the last few weeks and I just havent gotten around to it so I managed to draw a three leaf clover and hang it in the window along with my green swirly things that are actually supposed to hang outside! AHHH where has my head been??? (me going in circles!) lol
Well now that my window (that everyone sees) looks really ghetto I guess I can try to do what is in my head next year! At least though I have to say... I did wear green... green shirt, green scarf, and my cute little green clover hair clips! I have seen all but ONE person (other than myself) dress normal... My coworkers didnt even wear green!!! What is this world coming to???? LOL  I mean there is nothing on tv either! No Old Irish movies or anything worth viewing!!! My sisters are for sure having a blast in Hot Springs... with the parade going to be going on tonight everyone and everything is deked out with green! Oh well! Guess that is the difference in Manila and Hot Springs... I guess that is what I get for saying that I was going to live in a Big City when I was younger!!! Oh well!!! ~ LOL ~ ANyway ~  I can have a party all by myself! ~ what am I talking about... I AM A Party all by myself!!! Haha!!!  Well you all dont forget to kiss the blarney stone today...

                      Here ~I made one for you!!!

Now to go and get ready for Church!!!! Everyone have a great rest of the day!!!
"Blessings on You"

Grosgrain: Flirty Aprons GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Grosgrain: Flirty Aprons GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Hey guys! Check this out! What fun to wear one of these while cooking/baking!!!

"Blessings on You"

Monday, March 15, 2010

Organza Flower Tutorial - Sew4Home

Hey you guys! Check this out!!! Im totally going to try this!

Organza Flower Tutorial - Sew4Home

"Blessings on You"

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Well here I am sitting here in the bed at home on a Sunday Night... I missed church this morning and tonight... not to mention play practice! I hate being sick.. I passed two Kidney stones last week and the 2nd on on Friday morning at work.. so I havent felt up to par since then.. Say a prayer for me please! I really really hate that mean old devil! Trying to keep me out of church and OF course I would miss two wonderful services! Chris texted me just a few minutes ago and told me that Bryan  (on of our fairly new young people) just got filled with the precious Holy Ghost!!! Im so happy! I may be at home right now, but I feel Jesus all over me! I love Jesus so much! and Im sooo thankful and proud of our Young People! I love them so much!!! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Until Next time ~

"Blessings on You"

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Well I still have straight hair... when I straighten it that is. Mom didnt make it this weekend because she was sick, but Im kinda glad that I didnt get the perm. I really really love my hair curly, but I want it to get a little bit longer before I perm it again.... and well I think I look so cute with my hair straight here lately. I do need some new updo styles for non permed hair... HELP! LOL Anyone have ideas please leave me a comment!

On Saturday I will be in a promo video for the Dr. Diet Program. They called me last Friday and told me how proud they were of me and my results and wanted to know if I would consider being in their new video. Of course how could I miss a chance! :o>
 As of last Sat I have lost 40lbs with the program and Phentermine since last May! Im super excited! I know it is coming off slow BUT it is coming off and I feel so much better and am healthier! All in all since last April when I went on Herbalife for a month before starting the Phentermine I have lost 51 lbs! Thank you Jesus!!!!
Well its Tuesday and its rainy... Im ready to go home and curl up with a book and read the first line and fall asleep! lol thats what happens everytime I start reading at home! Ha ha oh well.. I think Im going to make my awesome recipe for the Low Carb Taco Bake, and suprise my wonderful hardworking husband when he gets off work with it! Until Next time~ Love to all my blogging friends!

"Blessings on You"

Thursday, March 4, 2010

So its Thursday! ~ Im so glad that the weekend is almost here! 
 My mom and her new boyfriend and sister Jeri are coming back this weekend
and Im finally getting a perm!!! YAY me! Im excited! I will post pics when after the perm is done!

  With everything that is going on in the world... Earthquakes here and there, war, famine, sickness....etc..  all I can say is Jesus is coming soon!!! Are you ready? If not please get ready! Everything in your life depends on you living for Him with all of you! 
 Bunches of love to all my bloggers!

"Blessings on You"

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!!!
Lets Celebrate by eating green eggs and ham!!!

My sister Jeri and I went to Sams on Saturday. While we were there we of course had to look at everything, so we came to the book isle and found a whole section to Dr. Seuss.
 She found the Green Eggs and Ham book and she made me recite it... since I can still do that almost from memory! She is almost 18 but I can still remember her along with Gabby and Mary running in the room with the book and asking me for the like millionth time to read it... So I got very well versed in Dr. Seussism's :) Although I still had to get her to tell me a couple words, I remembered most of it!! ~ Umm not sure if its really awesome or totally weird that I can still recite the wonderful world of Seuss!??? WhatEVER... Yes It is way awesome!  Ha ha so anyway here we were in the middle of the isle and I was still reciting away and Jeri was almost doubled over in laughter... Umm Shani cant read a childrens book without dramatic expressions and crazy voices to go along with it . So here I am trying to keep it down to a whisper  ~ then shaking my head and saying in a rather loud whisper... "That Sam I am, That Sam I am, I do not like that Sam I am!"  Okay OKay so I was really born to be a Storybook Reteller kind of Person! Do they even pay people to do that? LOL
Any other person would be embarrassed but we had so much fun! Whoever said that reading was fundamental definatly knew what they were saying! The beginning of the word says "fun" LOL .....

 So on this day whether you want to wear crazy colors, eat green eggs and ham or get all of your antique collection of Dr. Seuss books out of the closet, sit in the floor and read them all over again. Remember to live life! Enjoy it! Dont take things too seriously unless it is the concerning the Lord.
Open up love someone! Take time to smell the flowers along the path where you walk everyday!

 Here are the Top 15 Dr. Seuss Quotes ~

"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."

"I meant what I said and I said what I meant."

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

"How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?"

"Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one."

"I do not like green eggs and ham! I do not like them, Sam I Am!"

"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues!"

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself Any direction you choose."

"From there to here from here to there funny things are everywhere."

"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"

"A person's a person, no matter how small."

Read a book and watch it come to life!!!
LOL ~ this was taken a few years ago! In the childrens book section of Barnes and Noble in Chattanooga TN... Yes they are alive! WATCH OUT!!!
PS ~ Happy Birthday to my dear friend Melinda Poitras!!! Love you girl!!!
"Blessings on You"

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Move that Chair!!!

Well the Groundhog may have seen his shadow... but
I saw the first hint of spring at Sam's a couple weeks ago
and had to take a picture of it!!! (Btw ~ I LOVE Tulips!)

Aren’t we all the same for the most part?
I mean we are all human born into sin and in desperate need of a Savior right??? RIGHT!!!
We all need Jesus to come in and wash us and make us clean and fill us with the precious Holy Ghost.
When we come to Jesus with all of our lives... and Repent at an altar ~ go down in water in his lovely name, and speak in tongues when He fills us with his precious spirit... ~ Is that all there is?
No way! It has just begun! What a great journey that we started!
We have our highs and lows and bumps and smoothness along life’s way...
 Living for God is by FAR the best life to live... but sometimes you may be wondering where is that (what you have been praying for) ... Have I missed a turn somewhere, God why cant you just come down and show me, or tell me what to do "then I will know it was you that was speaking and NOT me..." (these are the in-between times)
Has anyone ever been there before? Have you been to a point where that mean ol devil has gotten you in a knot in your mind and in your spirit and you just can’t seem to function??? No, you cannot snap out of it as much as someone would like to tell you to, BUT there is an answer it is simply.... move that chair! Oh how sly the devil is... he will start little by little, he may bring a thought your way of discouragement, defeat, despair, etc... and it may not affect you at first...
~ Man you are praying and doing good... so you can rebuke him and go on your way... then he comes again... He is very persistent!
He will do his best to wear you down so that he can get in and if you are not careful and watchful through prayer..... guess what??? Yep.. He will pull up a chair! He will sit down next to you and begin carrying on a conversation (one sided at first) you may push him out of his chair/run him off but wait... you forgot to move the chair! He will be back with another word.. and it’s not a word of courage or stability!
If you listen to him he will start to make you see/believe what he is telling you.. Either through you, your husband/wife, your children, your friends... then you give into his lies and you let him sit there longer and longer. (Remember the biggest battlefield in this world is YOUR MIND)
He will take up permanent residence in that chair... talking to you as long as you will let him!
How long Child of God will let him sit there with the lies and the deceit and the hatred, strife, anxiety, emotional turmoil, hopelessness...
     Be Wise! Don’t let him do that to you! Your mind, body, soul, strength belongs to God; don’t let Satan lie to you... You have power (through the name of Jesus!) He can only sit there as long as you let him!
The Bible tells us to Be wise to Satan’s devices...
Do you know the trick that he is trying to use to detour you?
Do you know that he hates to see you happy, and on fire for God!
So he will attack you in every way possible.. and Beware the tricks! 

If he doesn’t get you in one.. He will try another!
BUT through Prayer, Reading your Bible, and Fasting... you can stay alert, and aware of what he may try and you can come against him through the (spiritual punches if you will)
that you have been gaining strength to give him the next time he came around.

Prayer will also be the cotton to the ears, the blinders to your eyes and the buffer to your heart and soul lest you are hurt by what you hear, see, and feel.
 Now we all know that if we all don’t pray and get spiritually fit "so to speak" if the devil comes at us with a blow we will bruise, we get hurt... but we do not ever have to go down for the count... Get up pray some more, keep going back to your secret place. ~ Then you can block his blow, and he will get the bruise, he will be the one running away!
 If you are praying and reading and fasting... Keep doing that! If not... it is NOT too late to start! The day is Not over yet! You may get discouraged at times; you may get down and be weary.. But don’t stay that way... Kick the devil out of the Chair! Don’t let him stay there! And then MOVE THE CHAIR! :)

You know just like the cute little chipmunk (as someone affectionately named the groundhog on facebook) lol He didn’t see his shadow.... but 6 more so called weeks of winter.. (and while yes we are feeling it here) there is something to be said for little puxy-wuddle-wuddle-however you say it...There were cameras, people all around (the devil and his imps) and here he comes out of his little house... okay so he wakes up! (*has the devil ever started first thing in the morning???) Oh yes he has me too!

That’s when you get on your knees right away or start calling on Jesus there in the bed!

Show the devil who is boss! It’s Jesus! He has to answer to him!

Anyway ~ So he comes out and no sunshine???!!!!
"Man I’m going back to bed its going to be cold for 6 more weeks and no flowers yet!"I am sure he was thinking. But little did he know there was a place in little Arkansas that had the most beautiful Tulips (spring flowers) ready for sale..

Has the devil fooled you into thinking that winter will be in your life for a lot longer
than what you want or can deal with?

A flower has bloomed for you already!
Why dont you go to prayer and ask Jesus to let you experience the Fragrance???

Spring is on its way for YOU dear Child of God!
"Blessings on You"

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Snow is NOT fun anymore!!

Well So I loved the snow when it was falling... but alas... I guess Im older and well my husband is a party pooper.... ( okay so as Im running for my life inside because its too cold singing to him... "every party has a pooper thats why we invited you" to him) Im realizing... WHAT.... huh no way.... I so cant be one too!!! When did this happen???? uh maybe in the crazy ice storm last year??? Yup! Thats when it happened for me! Oh dont get me wrong it was beautiful! Soooo beautiful when it was falling and even when I was walking in it as it looks like Lake Effect Snow! Ahhh... but well driving in it is a different matter.... the day after the snow was a different matter!!!
We went to the hospital on Friday because they had called the family up there ( update on Tonya... she is doing really good. She has been up and talking... we are thanking sweet Jesus for a miracle) well I packed an overnight bag because we didnt think we would be coming home and if we did we may not make it home... well we ended up going to Bethels family center! In the Evangelist Quarters nonetheless! That was very nice of Bro and Sis Tidwell to let us stay there. Its funny and I didnt say then... but as I was unpacking our little bag I thought... we are going to be doing that more and more... (so Im not going to try and be funny about how that this is the second year that we had to stay at a family center during a snow/ice storm) Sooooo anywho ~ back to my icey snowy story! So here I am still begging Chris to go out and run through the snow with me... I was just hoping to break him and see him just go running through the cold wetness...
 LOL NOT okay so 2 things... He hates Sand and He hates Snow! My goal in life is to show him how much fun it is so that he will like it! (~~~~~~Smack! hmmm dont think he liked that snowball as much as I thought!!!) No.. No hunny it really did fall out of the tree! Well okay back to all the seriousness... I want the snow to go away! Its not pretty anymore! and its really not fun anymore... Its all hard and not fluffy! cant even pick it up! Eww! Although I have been really thinking about how that I totally wanted to be in the Polar Bear club when I was little! I remember telling mom how that I was going to be one of those that went out to Lake Michigan and break the ice and jump in!!! WHAT was I THINKING??? Sure I still would like to do that just so I could say I did it,...but only in my mind!!! lol :-)
   Soooo on to something different I will save the next one for a new post... :)

"Blessings on You"

Friday, January 29, 2010

Its Snowing!!!!! Happy Snow Day!

So its snowing and Im here at work! Its sooo pretty! Chris drove me to work this morning! I have such a great husband! I love him soooo much! I wish we had a little hill around here somewhere so we could go sledding! I remember being in Michigan City and sledding down the sand dunes! Oh what fun! Daddy and I would sled down and then we would climb back to the top.... well sometimes dad had to carry me! LOL Great memories!    We get to close today at noon! Im so excited! Its getting deep right now... all I hope really is that our electric doesnt go out this time! Gigi is at the vet still! (that is a post for later) I called them a couple minutes ago and she is fine so I wont pick her up until this is all over.... going to go home and make some soup!!! Yummm and maybe run through the snow a couple times! Oh and twirl around and make snow angels... oh and catch some snowflakes in my mouth!!!! Yay! ~ ~ Hmmm maybe I will catch snowflakes in my mouth...... LOL

"Blessings on You"

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Updated: as of Sunday January 31 ~ Tonya is doing much much better! The doctors know it is just the Lord that has done the work! We are looking for an even greater report! Thank you all for praying!

This is my big sissy.... who is so very sick. They do not expect her to make it more than 48 hours.. I really dont want to let her go... but I dont want to keep her from her great blessing either! I pray that sweet Jesus will comfort our family and will give us grace in this time. She is a winner either way... but if I could keep her just a little longer I would love it!

Oh my all the memories that I have... I have only known her since 2007, but I feel like I have all of my life. We have had some great times, fun times, sad times, happy times.... all of the above times! lol I remember the first time I met her... she was sooo happy that her brother found me... She introduced me and showed me off to everyone!  lol This pic was our first Christmas together! This is before she had gotten sick. We all love you tonya so much!

"Blessings on You"

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hey guys... finally am posting this... please forgive me, I promise to do better! These are the stockings I made for my sisters... from Left to Right     Jeri's, with the Zebra heel       Marys with the flip flop    and Gabbys with the Union Jack proudly displayed! I love them they turned out very nice! They were all full and I didnt have a place to hang them at moms so please forgive the pic of them laying on the table!

"Blessings on You"

Friday, January 22, 2010

We need a Miracle

God is a miracle worker! He is all Soverign and He always knows best... that is why I am asking you all to please, please pray for my sister in law Tonya. She has had pancreatic caner and sweet Jesus healed her of that... now she is dealing with cancer in her stomach... (its completely gone from her pancreas) She has not been doing good at all the last couple days and the doctor said in his opinion she has about 60 days... she is in so much pain and if God doesnt intervene it could be just any day... We have been praying and we believe that God can raise her from this sick cancer bed! We also know that she has lived way beyond what the doctors have said at the beginning... please pray for our family and for her... for whatever God sees fit.... The doctor said something yesterday that was great and actually profound... mom said that as long as there is breath there is hope... (which I have used this quote before) but he actually took it a step further... As long as there is hope.... there is a chance! So I humbly request for each one who may read this (if you are a believer in that Jesus answers prayers... that you say one for Her (Tonya Thomas) and our family)   She was heavily medicated last night and her fever was very high and we all prayed for her and when we got done she wanted to know if anyone needed the Holy Ghost because she felt the Lord so strong! She may have not been making sense with her words most of the night but here she was still wintnessing! Praise the Lord for the strength and determaination that my big sissy has! I love her soooo much!

"Blessings on You"

Moi? An 80's Child???? LOL ~ Comment with your 80's flashback!

You might be a child of the 80's if...

*You wanted to be on Star Search. (Didn't we all?)       I must confess I wanted to be on Soul Train! lol

 *You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off. Or even when he had those freaky eyes in "Thriller" at the end of the video.    Ha ha yeah, sure do!

* You wore a banana clip or one of those slap on wrist bands at some point during your youth.  Yup! I actually still have a slap bracelet.... I use it as a bookmark! lol

 * You wore French rolls on the bottom of your splatter painted jeans. French rolls yes.... splatter jeans... ummm nope

 *You had slouch socks, and puff painted your own shirt at least once.  oh yes!

 *You owned a doll with 'Xavier Roberts' signed on it's butt.   Finally got one when I was like 13! :-)  my stepdaughter has her now.

 *You knew what Willis was "talkin' 'bout."     mmmhhmmm

 *You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, Wax off."   yes daniel-son

 *You can name at least half of the members of the elite "Brat Pack."  hmm having trouble here... all I can think of is the original brat pack... but I dont think it is meaning that... does anyone know? gee I feel umm silly

 *You can remember watching Full House and Saved by the Bell for endless hours. Umm still do that! lol

 *You have seen at least 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock. Yes proudly

 *You know that another name for a keyboard is a "Synthesizer."  lol

 *You'll always hold a special place in your heart for "Back to the Future."  Ready for a sat movie pj day!

 *You know where to go if you "wanna go where everybody knows your name."  Funny... chris was humming that the other day!

 *You thought Molly Ringwald was REALLY cool. (Was there an 80's movie she WASN'T in?)  eh... she was okay

 *You know what "psych" means. Im really old arent I???

 *You fell victim to 80's fashion: big hair, crimped, combed over to the side, and you wore spandex pants. Yes and my sisters still laugh at the pics!

 *You wanted to be a Goonie ("Goonies never say die.")  (memories)

 *You knew "The Artist" when he was humbly called "Prince."  lol yup

 *You ever wore fluorescent—neon if you will—clothing...  moi??? surely not.... lol

 *You could breakdance, or wished you could.  still wish I could! lol

 *You know who Max Headroom is. haha

 *You know, by heart, the words to any "Weird" Al Yankovic song.  does amish paradise count??? lol

 *You remember when ATARI was a state-of-the-art video gaming system. yes, and my cousin and I had to fight grandma over it!

 *You own any cassettes or albums. still have cassettes

 *You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living on the moon.  Yes I really did! and have flying cars! come on... I rememeber the Jetsons! totally thought we would... (sigh)

 *You remember and/or own any of the Care Bear glass collection from Pizza Hut. I do remember them

 *"Poltergeist" totally freaked you out. still havent seen it for that very reason!

 *You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins or an ET lunchbox. no mine was way cooler though!

 *You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf. yes, does anyone know why?

 *You wanted to communicate with Synergy, or you wanted green hair like that lead singer of the Misfits. See Jem.  mmhhmm

 *You inserted the word "like" into, like, every sentence.  Like OMG! I still do! lol

 *You know what a Doozer is. See Fraggle Rock.   yup! just looked it up! I love google!

 *You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish.  WhatEVER I was stylish!

 *You ever had a Swatch Watch.  I dont remember if I had one but I know what they are...does that count?

 *You actually spent countless hours trying to perfect the care-bear stare. my eyes are still dry over that one!

 *You had a crush on one of the Coreys (Haim or Feldman). I can say umm no not really to this one! Now Kirk Cameron is another story!

 *You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny. Yes!

 *You had Wonder Woman or Superman Underoos. ha ha... dont think I did!

 *You have worn a Banana Clip, or knew someone who did.  I dont want to admit this one! How hideous!

 *You actually thought "Dirty Dancing" was a REALLY good movie. No Not me... I actually do not like that movie... but didnt see it until I was in my 20's so maybe that is why

 *You have heard of "Garbage Pail Kids" (and perhaps still have a collection of them).  my cousin used to collect them

 *Extra point  ~ You have seen the Garbage Pail Kids TV show. (Only one episode was aired.) actually I remember it being on.. but I dont remember watching it

 *You had a crush on Bo Derek. eww

 *Punks actually "shocked" people. Oh yes! and I have a vivid memory of that!

 *You wanted to be The Hulk or Rainbow Brite for Halloween. I still want to be Rainbow Brite... lol

 *You believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!"  Ha ha He Man!

 *You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye. they still are.. havent you seen the movie???

 *You know what a "Whammy" is. ("No Whammy, no whammy, stop!")  ?

 *Partying "like it's 1999" seemed SO far away. Yes! Then it got here... and ummm now its gone!

 *Songs by Debbie Gibson still haunt you to this day.   (smacking head) stop it! stop it! stop the music!

 *3 words: "Atari" "IntelliVision" and "Coleco". Sound familiar?  so whats the point??? Im really old! okay okay

 *You remember the days that hooking your computer into your TV wasn't an expensive option that required gadgets - it was the ONLY WAY to use your computer!  Ha ha,... us pentecostals still do this to watch our dvd's!  ( okay well the ones that have a desktop and monitor do... )

 *You remember "Friday Night Videos" before the days of MTV.     lol wasnt that like last year??  jk

 *You ever owned a pair of "Pop-Wheels"—that handy little combination of shoe and roller skate that lasted about a year on the open market.    Yes I did! and I loved them!

 *You're PO'd that you couldn't really participate in the 60's, pissed that you were a part of the 70's, think you wasted too much time doing stupid, meaningless things in the 80's, and still have no clue what the 90's are all about.   no, not me

 *While in high school, you and all your friends discussed elaborate plans to get together again at the end of the century and play "1999" by Prince over and over again.  no, I had converted to christian music by then!

 *You remember when music that was labeled "alternative" really was.  yes actually I do remember this one

 *You were shocked and horrified at the Challenger explosion (which you were probably watching in school at the time).   (tear) Yes I was and I still remember where I was and standing at the time

 *You watched HR Puffenstuff as a child, but now that you're older, you really understand that it would have been much better had you known about drugs at the time. I dont remember this

 *You've recently horrified yourself by using any one of the following phrases:
  • "When I was younger"
  • "When I was your age"
  • "You know, back when..."
  • "Because I SAID so, that's why"
  • "What the HECK is this noise on the radio?"
  • "Just can't (fill in the blank) like I used to"
*You can't remember a time when "going out for coffee" DIDN'T involve 49,000 selections to choose from. cant say I do

 *Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you actually learned the English language. umm nope

 *You ever dressed to emulate a person you saw in either a Duran Duran, Madonna, or Cyndi Lauper video. only at Halloween when my mom would let me!

 *At one point during your teenage years, you walked with a noticeable tilt to one side due to the number of plastic rings on that arm. thats funny

 *"Celebration" by Kool and the Gang was one of the hot new songs when you first heard it at a school dance.  WhatEver.... You guys should see what was planned by My husband and Nephew for our wedding reception... good thing they forgot to pack the fro's before time! Its hilarious! ***we had a 80's music fest at our reception!)

 *The first time you ever kissed someone at a dance fell during "Crazy for You" by Madonna. nope

 *There were at least three people in your school that voluntarily went by the names of "Skip" "Buffy" "Muffy" or "Dexter." ha ha nope

 *You ever owned one of those embarrassing crimping irons. Yes and my barbies hair matched mine!

 *You used to hold in your head the thought that all those gold chains on Mr. T actually looked kinda cool and the thought that Mr. T made millions seemed rational to you at the time. lol yes actually

 *You remember with pain the sad day when the Green Machine hit the streets and made your old big wheel quite obsolete. We actually were talking about that last weekend!

 *You've gotten this far on the list and aren't totally confused. Im going to the corner now........

 *The phrase "Where's the beef?" still doubles you over with laughter.  Ha ha ha ha.... like it totally just did!

 *You read the "Hot Video Games Player's Secrets" guide for Mortal Kombat just so you could find the hidden screen, and play Pong again for old time's sake hmmmmm

 *You're starting to believe that maybe 30 isn't so old after all, and it's those people over 40 you have to look out for. AMEN... (sorry if you are that old!) juuuuuusssst Kidding!

 *Your hair, at some point in time in the 80's, became something which can only be described by the phrase "I was experimenting."    Ha Ha oh yes! ( Not with color... but with styles yes!)

 *You've ever shopped at a Banana Republic or Benetton, but not in the last five years, okay? Eww No

 *You ever wanted to be gagged with a spoon. Like Yes!!! To the point of my mom almost doing just that! ha

 *When someone mentions two consecutive days of the week, the Happy Days theme is stuck in your head for hours on end. No cant say that it has...

 *You remember "Hey, let's be careful out there."  No whats this from?

 *You're parents wanted you to attend medical school, but you decided it was pointless since Quincy got all the babes, anyway. lol dad wanted me to be a rocket scientist!! lol

 *You had a crush on Jon Bon Jovi, or knew someone who did. Had??? still think hes cute! lol

 *You thought eating Reese's Pieces would attract your own Alien. and its HASNT yet!!!! False advertisement!!! (still trying though)

 *Your name is Jennifer, Jason, Shannon or Michael  hmmmmmmm no comment

*You have ever called 867-5309. dont think I have

 *You had a poster of Rob Lowe, Kirk Cameron, or Michael J. Fox on your wall.  not that I remember

 *You held the top score on Pac-Man.  I think for like a day or so!

 *You owned a t-shirt that said, "I shot J.R." or know someone who did. no

 *This rings a bell: "and my name, is Charlie. They work for me."  ?

 *You HAD to have your MTV   nah

 *You know what a "burnout" is. ?

 *You owned a Jordache anything, or you remember when Jordache jeans were cool. Arent they still??? Wouldnt that be considered as vintage??? lol (kidding)

 *You remember when Madonna was just hitting the scene.  Yes

 *You remember the original version of Windows: Macintosh.  sorta

 *You thought "Weird Science" was a masterpiece. hmmmm

 *You remember any or all of the following: Echo & the Bunnymen, Cutting Crew, Scritti Politti, or Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark.     no

 *Chevy Chase was really funny in those vacation movies.    He still is!

 *You actually know who Rick Springfield is  Yes (although I dont know why I even admitted it!)

 *You remember when film critics raved that no movie could ever possibly get better special effects than those in the movie TRON.   Eh... no I never really liked that movie..... Now Star Wars.... That was the best!

 *You jammed to the Miami Vice theme and thought Jan Hammer was cool. ha ha

 *Guys: You remember when a guy piercing his ear was radical to the max, but did it anyhow.
"Blessings on You"