Sunday, December 18, 2011

~~It's Sunday!!~~


I worked on a post Friday, I couldn't get xanga to upload my photo's so I quit trying.  We are in Tennessee with my husbands parents to spend a week with them during Christmas.  I'm not sure how much I'll be posting this week.  We're planning to be back home December 27th.

(a picture  f the Tennessee countryside)

Outside my window...  It was a beautiful day today.  I'm guessing it was almost 60 degrees.  We attend church with the Grandma's this morning.  This afternoon I WALKED 2 miles with my mother in law!!  Amazing

I am thinking...  I am thinking about the future, about what's in store.

I am thankful...  I am thankful for many things.  I am thankful for answered prayer.  On Tuesday, we received word from my husbands detail-er where our next duty station will be.  We are going back to San Diego, California in the summer of 2012.  I cannot even begin to tell you how excited we are.  If you remember, this was our first choice on our 'dream sheet'.  We are so excited for answered prayer and that the Lord would be so specific in answering our prayers!!  Thank you so much, dear friends in praying for my prayer requests.  I appreciate those prayers so much!

California, here we come!!

From the learning rooms... No school this next week.  We are enjoying our relaxed time without studies.

In the kitchen...  We enjoyed a pot roast dinner after church today.  I'm enjoying my mother in laws home cooking.

I am wearing...  I'm dressed down right now.  I have on a denim skirt and navy colored tee shirt.  My hair is fixed AND I have on make up!  Where is the picture of that?

I am creating...  I'm not creating anything the next couple weeks.  I may start planning a list of goals to accomplish before we move this summer.  Next week, I need to plan a menu.  I'll need to throw some more busy day casseroles in the freezer too.

I am reading/watching...  Another series, out of order.  This is a decent mystery featuring a housewife who stumbles into a family mystery.
Mint Juleps, Mayhem, and Murder cover image

and we're watching The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones and Tales of the Gold Monkey.

I am praying...  I still have a couple desires of my heart that I am praying for.  I'm praying for Lord to 'prepare' the way for our move.  That things will organize smoothly and not be stressful.  I am praying that we will be able to have a little place in the country to live. 

I am looking forward to...  I am looking forward to a day spent with @victoriantomboy tomorrow.  We driving up to her place for a visit.  Food and fellowship, I'm SUPER excited!

I am hearing...  Chritmas music with Andrea Bocelli on PBS.  I'm also hearing my #2 son playing with his remote control helicopter.

Around the house... It's not my house to critique, but it all looks great.  I helped stick dishes in the dishwasher this afternoon.  That was a good contribution!  We've got some cinnamon scented Christmas baskets lit, they're so pretty!

One of my favorite things...  We're going to smoke a turkey on Tuesday,  my mouth is already watering in anticipation of a good sandwich. 
I love to enjoy a good sandwich, with a cold glass of chocolate Ovaltine.

Throw in a handful of Tim's Cascade Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips
Life is Beautiful when these three are together!!

A few plans for the rest of the week:  A good drive and some chatting tomorrow with my sister from another mother.  Lunch at Western Sizzling Tuesday with one of my FAVORITE Uncles and Aunts this week, maybe have a rousing game of Rummykub after eating.  Enjoying the company of my family.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...  I'm sharing the pictures of our Thursday Christmas with Chris, Sharon, baby Anastasia and Bachelor David.

(this is a picture of the community Christmas tree in the next town over from us!!)

Making treats.


Banjo opening his present.

A camping kitchen for me!!

Sully is enjoying his new book with his breakfast.

He is also enjoying Banjo's new cedar scented dog bed.  He says it smells very good.

Have a great week dear friends!!


  1. San Diego???? Yay! My chances of meeting you have just gottne better! We're only a days drive away. Or a quick flightich sounds like a better idea!!! Have fun with Victoriantomboy!!!

  2. So glad He has given you your first choice.....San Diego!  Enjoy your time with family, have a wonderful Christmas and have a great time tomorrow with Victoriantomboy! 

  3. San Diego sounds wonderful! Praying for everything to click into place perfectly!Enjoy your time with April Jo and y'all be sure to post pics!    Blessings!

  4. It will be good to see you here again.

  5. Looks like you are having a wonderful time, getting together with family and friends!Wow! What a blessing to get your first choice "San Diego".  Hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!

  6. Beth!!  Yay!!!  San Diego is where Luke's doctor is!  And there is a great church right up the road from her.  About 100 -150 people, lots of military goes through there. VERY solid.  Our pastor just finished preaching a conference there.  I'll get the name for you.  Are you going to stop here on your way there?!  PLEASE?!!  What fun it would be.  Have a very merry christmas!

  7. California??? wow. sounds awesome. enjoy enjoy!! thinking of you lots w/ my little wonderfully scented it! have a merry christmas my friend~