Sunday, December 30, 2007

Tagged 5 Times for 4 Memes

I have been very sick for the past 2 weeks and so I have been in bed or just laying around the house. I have been checking my mail but I have not had the chance to visit many blogs or leave many comments. I get on and see that I have been tagged by 5 different people for 4 different memes. I feel greatly loved by all my blogger friends. I do hope you all had a very blessed Christ+mas and are all very Happy. I am going to put all of the memes into this one post so my friends know that I have gotten their tags. Enjoy reading these because I enjoyed writing them.I am not going to tag anyone but if you see a meme that you would enjoy doing then feel free too.

1) Linky Link Tag
I got tagged twice for this meme. Once by Choc Mint Girl and then by Stacy.
This is very simple and nice one for links exchange. ;)

The rule:
When you get tagged, you have to add your name next to the person who tagged you and by doing so you are letting the list grow.







Rachel’s Soulful Thoughts

When Silence Speaks

Dancing in Midlife Tune

Underneath it All

I am Dzoi

Hobbies and Such

moms.....check nyo

Choc Mint Girl

Amel's Realm

Life Is A Roller Coaster

My Thoughts


Because I was tagged by both ladies I have placed my name in between them.

2) What Christmas Means to Me

I was tagged for this meme by Choc Mint Girl.

Make a paragraph or two regarding your personal meaning of Christmas, below the paragraph of the one who tagged you and you may put your name at the end of the paragraph linking back to your blog or right to the post of this particular tag. Then you tag as many as you can.

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Christmas for me is the ultimate reminder on how much God loves us, that He gave His only Son Jesus Christ to be our Savior. For me, its a celebration of love and a time to share our blessings to others.. a time for giving and reaching out to the less fortunate and it's also a wonderful time to be with your family. Christmas is not just all about santa claus or the gifts that you will receive or for shopping, we should always remember that Jesus is the reason for the season and let us reflect on how much God loves us. - Just Let Go/Pieces of Me

Christmas is about giving love, forgiving. This remind us how lucky and how God love us when he gave us his only son Jesus Christ. A time for sharing our blessing to our family, friends and to others. - Celebrate Life/My Journey

Christmas for me is not the new things that we have and enjoying the bounties in life but remembering that someone is born to redeem us from our sins and making sure of our salvation Teebob.

The true meaning of christmas for me is sharing, giving, expressing love to one another, and remebering that there is one person up there, who is born on the 25th of december to save us from everything . A lot of people told me that christmas is for kids. yes, it's true but I prefer to say that christmas is for everybody and sharing love to one another is the keyword remember, "you can give without loving but you can't love without giving ". Alaverde33

Christmas is an annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. The date of the celebration is traditional and is not considered to be his actual date of birth. Christmas festivities often combine the commemoration of Jesus birth with various secular customs, many of which have been influenced by earlier winter festivals.In most places around the world Christmas day happens on December 25. It's a special time of the year - a season of love and a season of giving. A time to share, to give and of course to receive a wonderful gift from beloved..Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

Christmas for is the time of the year when you don't think of your self but of the people you love. It's time for people to share even they have nothing for them selves. It's a time gift giving and usually end up emptying your pocket. But people don't think of it as much as how the satisfaction and happiness they share to everyone. Christmas is not all about gift "as mostly kids thought", its more about the love and the togetherness of family and friends. Growing up we my mother have a hard time meet our daily basic need, but she always find a way to give us a great feast every Christmas even without gift. For me that a great example of the meaning of Christmas. No gifts can ever top the satisfaction and happiness you feel in your hearts to see your family and friends happy.Of cousre it's also time for us to celebrate the birth of ur savoir and the time ofr us to thank him for everything he shared to us.. ;) ~ Liza "My so called life"

Christmas to me is one festive holiday. Growing up, I always look forward to new outfits and tons of presents from my godmothers and godfathers. I've tons of them, that's why. As a married woman, the celebration of the day itself, kind of changed a bit as most of you by now is aware that my husband does not celebrate Christmas because he practices the Jewish religion. Nevertheless, deep in my heart Christmas is still that time of year when I reflect at every blessing that came and continue to come my way. That said, it's the time of giving and the season of love and forgiveness.- My World and Juliana's Lair.

To me, Christmas means my mom happily cooking to celebrate Jesus Christ's birth. She always sets up a tree, and her eyes shine as she does it - it is quite a treat for any daughter to witness: I love you mom! - MAX

Christ, the Saviour was bornHoly Night to celebrate and cherish with beautiful Christmas hymnsRejoice for the season of love and glory, full of lights and decorationsIt is the time of sharing and giving, writing cards and wrapping up presentsSpending special and precious moments with my beloved family and friendsThanking God and reflect on the priceless lessons that God has given meMagical moments that I will always treasureAnd, of courseSanta Claus is coming to town!!!-These are what Christmas means to me...Crystal @ Choc Mint Girl-

To me Christ+mas is love. The ultamite show of love. The grandest gift, Jesus Christ. The love of family and friends. The showing of that love for each other. Showing it by giving a gift or just a hug. The one time a year when people come together to show their love for one another. I pray that we can hold that love in our hearts all year long and not just at Christ+mas.- Sindi of Life is A Roller Coaster

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3) Interview Meme

Amel has tagged me to do this one.

Remove 1 question from below, and add in your personal question, make it a total of 20 questions, then tag 8 people in your list, list them out at the end of this post. Notify them in their chat box that he/she has been tagged. Whoever does the tag will have blessings from all.

1. At what age do you wish to marry?
Already Married

2. Sindi's question- If you had to pay a high price to save a friend, would you?
Yes, no price is to high for a true friend, even my life.

3. If you were to be stranded on a desert island, who are the 3 blog buddies you would take with you? Why?
Cliff of Seek Him first because I think he would be interesting conversation, Stacy of My Thoughts because she makes me laugh, and I can't choose a third because there are so many I would want to be stranded with.

4. Where is the place that you want to go the most? Right now?

5. If you can have 1 dream to come true, what would it be?
To have the big house in the country with about 10-15 foster kids.

6. Amel's question: What's the best compliment you've ever received? (Or you can list some of the memorable ones if it's too hard to pick one).
A man at a bar came up to me and told me that I looked like Carney Willson. I replied by saying Thank you but she is beautiful and I am not. He then smiled and said you are cute and he walked away. I have never been complimented by a man before, that was sweet and it made me feel good.

7. What are you afraid to lose the most?

8. If you win $1 million, what would you do?
I have already thought this one out over a million times. I would pick 10 churches in my area that I feel would use the money for a great cause and donate $5,000 to each one( annoymously). I would then buy each one of my family and friends a new house but all close by so we can visit. I would then buy me a house and new furniture. I really don't need anything else so I would put some into savings so my son could go to collage.

9. If you meet someone that you love, would you confess to him/her? Or would you keep it to yourself and observe from afar?
I have met someone like that and I keep it to myself. He is one of my closest friends but I would rather have him as my friend then run the risk of losing him. I will keep my love for him to myself forever.

10. List out 3 good points of the person who tagged you.
Amel is smart and she is honost and very cheerful and funny. She always brings a smile to my face.

11. What are the requirements that you wish from your other half?
Trust, Love, and Understanding

12. Which type of person do you hate the most?
People who only think of themselves

13. What is your ambition?
To walk out my front door,get into a car and drive away. I want to get a job and work and stand on my own 2 feet.

14. What is the thing that will make you think he/she is bad?
Not trusting me( which he already doesn't trust me)

15. Christmas is coming, who do you like to celebrate with?
Family and Friends

16. What do you think is the most important thing in your life?
My Family, friends and the Lord Jesus Christ

17. Are you a shopaholic or no?
Yes, but only if there are great deals.

18. Which actress or actor would you like to be?
Mellissa Gilbert- plays Laura Ingalls on Little House on The Prairie.

19. It would be 2008 in a few days, do you have a new year’s resolution?
Yes, to complain less,pray more and to be happy with what I have.

20. Do you have any plans for tomorrow?
Just want to catch up with Blogger friends

4) 7 Weird Things Meme

I was tagged by Colin of Life

Here are the rules:
Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog. Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself. Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a notification on their blog.

Here are my 7

1. I love to read poems any kind but I can never remember who wrote the ones I love the most.

2.I don't like to tell friends when I am sad. I would rather sit alone and cry then bring them down.

3.I like to poke people in the belly and giggle. :)

4.I can sit for hours just looking at the sky and dreaming about what others may be doing at just that moment.

5.I love to collect frogs, not real life looking frogs but funny looking frogs with big grins on their faces.

6. I feel like a child in a world of adults and I am never going to be treated or seen as an adult. I am always made to feel like I am inmature. Well, thats cool because while everyone else is growing up I will stay forever young:)I like to put on music and dance around the house and just be free. I like to watch cartoons and sing stupid little songs. I can an adult when I need to be but why be one all of the time. :) HE HE HE HE

7.I collect nativity scenes. I like big ones , small ones and I don't believe that they should only be placed out at Christ+mas. I have ones I take out just for Christ+mas then I have the ones I keep out all year round.So far this one has become my favorite. I bought it at a yard sale for $5.00. The angle is missing her hands and some of the pieces are cracked but I find it to be a thing of pure beauty.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Frosty The Snowman :-D

Frosty the snowman is known by lots of children. As adults we tend to forget the joys of just being a kid and playing around. Some have grown to old to build snowmen. I think more adults need to get in touch with their inner child and just go out and build a snowman. The reason I am writing all this is because of a couple adults in my town. They were just being kids one night and this is what they made. A 13 foot Frosty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just think it is the greatest snowman I have ever seen. He is soooooooooo cute:)

The news crews even came out to photo the giant Frosty. My brother works with the people who built it and said that they had a blast making it. They were cold and tired but they had a good time. They made it to look like a fellow employee.He is carrying a tray with food and a drink in one hand and a coke in the other hand. There has a to go bag hanging from his arm and is wearing an apron. They even made him a company pin with his name on it. Frosty will serve you just like they do.
My mother even had her picture taken with it.
Around Christ+mas time people get so caught up in presents and stressing over parties that they tend to forget that it is all about being Happy, enjoying ourselves, and rejoicing over the one great gift. I know that Frosty will melt away but I hope the fun that those people had that night will forever stay in their memories. Merry Christ+mas Everyone!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Words From Your Heavenly Father

This was given to me and it touched me greatly. I read it as a letter. A letter from our heavenly Father. I think a lot of you will enjoy reading this. I hope it touches you like it touched me. This is what we should remember at Christ+mas time. The Greatest Christ+mas Gift Ever Given :)

Words From Your Heavenly Father

You may not know me, but I know everything about you…….. Psalms 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up……………... Psalms 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways………………………………. Psalms 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered………………. Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image………………………………. Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being………………… Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring………………………………………. Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived………………….. Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation…………………………... Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book..... Psalms 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live ..... Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made……………………… Psalms 139:14

I knit you together in your mother’s womb…………………… Psalms 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born…………….. Psalms 71:6

I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me……. John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love...... 1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you simply because you are my child and I am your

father…………………………….. 1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could………….. Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father…………………………………….. Matthew 5:48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand……….. James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs …………….. Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope…….. Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love…………………… Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore..... Psalms 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing……………………………… Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you……………………………… Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession…………………………….. Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul………. Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things…………….. Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me……………. Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart……... Psalms 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires…………………………… Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine….. Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager…………………….................. 2 Thessalonians2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles……... 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you………………… Psalms 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart..... Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes and will take away all the pain you have

suffered on this earth……………….. Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus…… John 17:23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed………………………… John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being………………………. Hebrews 1:3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you……… Romans 8: 31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins…………………. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled………………… 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you………. 1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love………… Romans 8: 31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me…………. 1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you from my love again………… Romans 8: 38-39

Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen ..... Luke 15:7

I have always been Father, and will always be Father…………… Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is…Will you be my child?......................................... John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you……………………………………………...
Luke 15:11-32

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Prayer For The New Millennium

I have been very busy for the past couple of days. I have been writing up Christ+mas cards, about 70 of them. I have been wrapping presents, who knows how many. While I have been working on my many different projects, I keep thinking to myself, What can I write a post about. It came to me that I should post things that inspire me or just make me sit up and take notice. I liked what was said here so I would like to share it. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

Prayer For The New Millennium

Thought you might enjoy this interesting prayer given in Kansas at the opening of their Senate. It seems that prayer still upsets some people. When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this it what they heard:

“Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask Your forgiveness and to seek Your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says,” Woe to those who call evil good” but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

We confess that we have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it Pluralism.

We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism;

We have endorsed perversion and called it alternative lifestyle;

We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery;

We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare;

We have killed our unborn and called it choice;

We have shot abortionists and called it justified;

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem;

We have abused power and called it politics;

We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition;

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression;

We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our fathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent to direct us to the center of Your will, we ask it in the name of Your Son, the living Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen”

The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest. In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. The church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer from India, Africa, and Korea. Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on “The Rest of the Story” on the radio and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired. With the Lord’s help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called one nation under God.

Monday, December 10, 2007

You are Thanksgiving

You Are Thanksgiving

You are a bit of a homebody who enjoys being in the company of people you love.
It doesn't take a lot to make you happy. You're enjoying life as it is.
You have many blessings in your life, and you are grateful for each one.
You believe that life is about what you *do* have. You feel like you have enough of the good stuff.

What makes you celebrate: Family, friends, and the changing of the seasons.

At holiday get togethers, you do best as: The host of the party

On a holiday, you're the one most likely to: Spend so much energy preparing that it's a full time job

Which Of Santa's Reindeer Are You

You Are Comet

A total daredevil, you're the reindeer with an edge!

Why You're Naughty: You almost gave Santa a heart attack when you took him sky diving

Why You're Nice: You always make sure the sleigh is going warp speed

More Wonderful Awards

I am enjoying all the wonderful awards I am getting. This award was given to me by my friend Kathy. Kathy was my first Blogger friend. I have greatly enjoyed her friendship.Thank you Kat for the great award! :)I would like to give this award to Kelcey, Mint Girl, Stacy and RandyI was given this award by Choc Mint Girl. Mint has been coming to visit my blog for a while now. She has been so kind and patient because I don't get to visit her blog as much as she does mine. Mint Girl I want you to know that I really appreciate your kindness.Thank you so much for this award.:) I would like to give this award to Kathy, Cliff , Mel and Amel.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Stacy Wacy Day:)

Every Wednesday I go running around town with my friend Stacy. It is one of the ideas she came up with to get me out of the house more. She was always taking her husband lunch because Wednesdays are payday, so she asked me to come along. I have to say I enjoy it even though we don't really do a lot.

Our usual day starts with her coming to pick me up. We sit and have a glass of my tea and then go pee so we can head out the door to go pick up his check. We go all the way to the south end of town to pick it up then we have to run all the way back north to their bank so we can cash it. Then we run to somewhere in the middle of town to pick him up some lunch. He never picks the same thing every week so we go to a different restaurant every time.

This week Steven was working to far out of town for us to bring him lunch. Stacy decided that we would go to Marshall to a place called Mill Creek. Mill Creek is a park and camping grounds area on a creek. Stacy's parents like to camp and fish there all summer. Stacy had come up with the idea to get each of her parents a gift certificate for Mill Creek. Stacy's parents are very hard to buy for because they have everything they want. They are also the type of people that just go out and get what they want, but they don't really want much. You never hear them talk about what they want but boy do they talk about what they want to get for their grand kids. They are the perfect set of grandparents.

I am such a bad friend, Stacy will tell you different, but I am. I went with her to keep her company on the long drive up there. I fell asleep before we ever left town. HE HE HE HE I only slept for about 10 maybe 15 minutes but I felt bad about it. I woke up to her little squeal because the wind was blowing so hard that it felt like we would be blown off the road.The rest of the trip there was pretty nice. The clouds were low in the sky and the sky was such a beautiful shade of blue.

We get there and, while we are waiting for the nice lady to copy off the certificates, I notice a paper on the bulletin board. There was a picture of a wood caving. I show it to Stacy and the lady at the counter tells us that there are 4 wood carvings in the park. Stacy asks the lady if we could go see them, because the park is closed in winter, and she tells us that it would be OK.Here are the pictures of the wood carvings.



Dog Chasing Raccoon

Stacy wanted her picture taken with the doggie so here is a picture of her and then one of me. We froze our butts off standing out there taking pictures. We had a really good time that day. I know that I want to go back there next summer to camp and maybe start going there for picnics. I think Kevin, Shawn, and I could use some R&R.

Friday, December 7, 2007

It Snowed! ! ! ! !

It snowed last night! It was so great to see all those snow flakes coming down. I went outside and took some pictures.I noticed the nice white snow was piling up on my porch so I just had to draw a happy face. Isn't he cute? It was about midnight when I had went out to play around by myself. I left a couple of friends in the house playing on the computer. My Mother came home from work and as she walked up the drive way to go over home I hollered to her. She says really loud" What?". I tell her to come over and when she does I snap her picture. She says to me" Is that all you wanted ?", I grinned and said" yes!". She went home after she laughed at me.I got cold and came back in but I did have fun in the snow.I showed my friends the pictures so they wanted to go play too. I made a collage of the pictures they took so I hope you can see them.I just love all the snow!! :)

Thursday, December 6, 2007


I was given this award by Michelle. Michelle has been a life long friend. I wanted to tell her thank you so much. My mom liked it because it has elephants (her favorite animal) on it.
I was given this award by Daszzle.Daszzle made this award and gave it to everyone who wanted it. I think you did a great job Daszzle, I love smileys:) If you would like to add Daszzle great award to your blog then click Here.

I was awarded this great award by Amel. Amel has blessed me with her friendship and many awards. Thank you so much Amel for the award and your friendship. I Love Christ-mas and this award is awesome.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Getting Ready for Christmas:)

I have been so busy that I have not had a chance to visit any one's blog. I wanted to say I am sorry if I hurt anyone feelings but I have been very, very busy. I have been spending my time decorating the inside of my house for Christmas. Christmas time is my favorite time of year. If you click on the small pictures you will be able to see them close up. This is a picture of my Tree. It may not look like much but it has a lot of meaning for me. I have made a lot of the ornaments over the past 5 to 6 years. Here are some close up shots of the ornaments so you can see them.They are cross stitch and I make any where from 5-8 a year. I have more but I didn't want to bore you with to many.

This is a Santa sign I made a few years ago. I made it out of plastic canvas. I have to put them high on a shelf because people like to throw the blocks around like they are play toys. The big problem is not the kids but the adults. I hang around some real immature people. HE HE HE
I spent a lot of time cleaning off the entertainment center so I could put up all the Christmas decorations.

My 2 favorite decorations are my nativity scenes. The one on the right is my most favorite because baby Jesus has the cutest grin on his face.

Later that day Stacy and Michelle stopped by for a visit. Michelle brought her daughter faith with her. Stacy and I both had a picture taken with her. That gave me the break I needed so I could finish decorating the house.
My cheeks were so red that day I looked like I could have led the sleigh without Rudolph.HE HE HE HE :)
I did finally get all the decorating done. I just love Christmas! Merry Christmas everybody:)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Scorpio-The Addict

This sounds just like me :) HE HE HE HE