Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tell Me About My Grandson Contest/Giveaway...

The prize for this weekend is a Disney "Cars" stamper set that includes 3 stampers, a stamp pad, printed paper, and some stickers. Also included is a Disney "Cars" chalkboard with chalk and a car shaped eraser. These activity sets are just right for that "Cars" fan in your family.

All that you need to do for a chance to win this double activity set is tell me one thing about little my grandson. You can check old posts for all kinds of information about him. Just leave me one fact about him in the form of a comment, but please make sure your comment is different than everyone else's!

I will choose a winner via on Monday morning. Good luck, and thanks for stopping by...Kathy

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words...

What can I say about this photograph? Just that this little trash can has been loved and played with for about four years now. First, the twins that I was a nanny for played with it, then Madison did the same thing. I am sure Cade will get around to putting it on his head sooner or later...Will post a photograph when it happens...Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Enjoying Simple Good Times...

My father-in-law planted some pecan trees beside our dirt lane many years ago. The trees have finally gotten large enough to produce a large amount of pecans. Each year our family picks up the pecans, sells most of them, and uses the money for Christmas or to help pay the taxes on the land. It's a gift that keeps on giving. I am glad that Ed's father planted those trees--it's as if a little bit of him is still here with us.

Today Madison and I went down the lane and picked up some of those pecans. She amused herself with sticks, pecans, and various other treasures that she found on and around the lane. I watched her play and listened to her sing and talk to herself. It reminded me of old times when I was small. I could find the simplest things to amuse myself with.

After a while I took Madison back home and came to my home to rest a bit. Later I returned to the pecan trees alone. Madison must have heard me leave because later her mama caught her at the door with the pair of binoculars trying to see where I went! That was so funny! In a little while I looked down the lane and saw Madison and her mama walking toward me. Madison wanted to come and play in the lane some more! Oh the joys of childhood...enjoy it while you can, Madison.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Not Me Monday...The Thankful Edition

If you are looking for a normal, typical Not Me, Monday won't find it here. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I feel the need to write Not Me Monday...The Thankful Edition

As I sat in my kitchen on Saturday night, with all of my family gathered around the kitchen table--so many of us that the table over-flowed--all of them healthy, happy, employed, and with loved ones of their own, I realized how blessed I am. I do not deserve all of these blessings, Not Me, but I thank you, Lord, for your bountiful blessings on our family.

As I sat in church yesterday with two of my three grown children and their families, I thought how fortunate and blessed I am. I have all three of my grown children living within 1/2 of a mile of me...I know that this is a rare phenomenon and I know that I am extremely blessed...I do not deserve these blessings, Not Me, but the Lord has blessed me so! Thank you, Lord, for letting our family stay close together.

All three of my grown children still worship and serve at the same church that they grew up in. So many of the young people who grew up in our church have now moved away...I do not deserve these blessings, Not Me, but praise the Lord, He has given them to me. Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to be abe to share worship with my children as they raise their families.

As I sat in church watching Madison sing with the small group of children at the front of the church, I thought how blessed I was to be able to sit and watch her sing in front of the church for the very first time. I do not deserve these blessings, Not Me, but praise the Lord, He has blessed me so, and I am so grateful.

As I sat in church holding Cade while he peacefully slept on my shoulder during the sermon, I thought again how blessed I was to be experiencing the feeling of holding a baby against my chest in church again. I do not deserve these blessings, Not Me, but praise the Lord, He has given them to me. Thank you, Lord, for giving me the opportuntiy to experience being a Christian grandmother.

And if everything changed tomorrow, and any or all of these blessings were no more...I would say thank you Lord for being merciful to me a sinner, who deserves nothing, but who has been blessed with so much...
Eternally grateful, Kathy