Thursday, January 15, 2015

Lazy Life Lately . . . :O)


One of the Christmas presents I bought Rexy was a new golfers hat . . . I took a guess and got lucky with his head size.  Last Sunday we met up with his bike club and had breakfast with them all . . . took this pic of Rexy out in the parking lot, always too much fun and lots of laughs.  Looking forward to another bike trip (3 days) in March, desert riding again  . . . bought some ear warmers when we rode to Arizona last October, definitely will be wearing them again this time.


Just had to post this funny pic of Rexy and I, Rexy looks sort of scary and my nose looks huge . . LOL!  We have been watching lots of movies lately . . . went to the theater to see a couple of movies, "Exodus : Gods and Kings", "Taken 3".  Cassandra joined us for one of them.  The three of us went to "The Hat" for dinner that night, they're known for their pastrami . . . delic!  


Having alot of nice dinners too at Rexy's place  . . . He made a pretty good desert the other night :O)



Looks like I've been eating too much  . . . better start cutting back again  . . or I won't be able to get on that motorcycle again  . . . LOL! xo

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy 2015 . . . A new year with a fresh start!





FAITH IS HAVING THE COURAGE TO LET GOD HAVE CONTROL


2014 was an awesome year for me  . . . very liberating to say the least.  I started to share my life with someone special and oh my I had no idea how much my life was going to change for the better.  This man, Rexy has brought so much adventure into my life, has showed me places and things that I have never experienced before.  I really thought after Mr. Grumpy passed away unexpectantly in 2010 that it was over, said and done for me in this life.  God has a way of surprising us in life and showing us that he is never really finish with us just yet.  In life I feel we are really here to learn and teach one another.  It's really not about "us" plan but God's plan.  Letting go in my life and allowing God to guide me was the very best thing I did . . . getting to that point was extremely difficult, unfortunately the only way to get there is going "through the valley", nobody likes to go there.  Its dark, not comfortable, lonely and isolating and sometimes you lose everything.  You feel like you will never be happy or enjoy life again. While in trial you learn alot about yourself, God is doing a work in you, he's actually changing you for the better.  Better equipped to be of help or a learning lesson for someone else.  As a Christian we call this servanthood and that's what we are created to do.  

I'm looking forward to 2015 and I will continue to trust God and let him guide me where he wants me to go . . . I promise it will be better than you could ever imagine.

Blessings to all of my friends and family in 2015 :O) xo




Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Eve Memories


We started the evening off with dinner at one of our favorite dining spots . . . Al's Palace in Costa Mesa.  Truly great chinese food.  We spent the rest of the evening at Eagle Hills in Brea.  The Christmas lights are absolutely stunning.  Certainly got a good walk in after all the chinese food we ate. Definitely recommend seeing it if you haven't yet.



Davey (Mr Scrooge), my oldest son chose not to go with us to Eagle Hills to see the Christmas lights . . . you missed out Davey.  We came back home and I made some hot cocoa for all of us, shared it along with a box of See's candy.  I'm staying away from the scale for awhile . . LOL!



Christmas Eve night was just beautiful  . . .  especially being with all my kids :O) xo

Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas . . . . xo



You know he's the one behind all this  . . . a special kind of love for sure, Blessings!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Celebration . . . Eastside Church





What a wonderful evening it was last night at Eastside Church . . . "Journey to Christmas".  Rexy, Cassandra and I attended this event and had such a nice time.  Eastside really goes all the way out to celebrate the Christmas season.  The pics are sort of hard to see because of the lighting, the beautiful colors and graphic displays along with some beautiful voices . .  definitely felt like we were in a Winter wonderland.  This pic of Cassandra looks like she has something on her nose, but its the reflection of all the colorful light displays.


The Senior Pastor, Gene Appel always has such a positive message along with his normal humorous ways . . . you can always count on a little laughter too.






Afterwards, we went out for chinese food and then went to pick up the Christmas tree.  We picked a different kind of tree this year, a "Fraser Fir", it cost a little bit more than our normal pick, a "Noble Fir", the Fraser Fir is a very pretty tree with a strong pine citrus smell, making the homestead smell wonderful.  Again a change for the positive . . . so looking forward to this Christmas celebration.  Blessings :O) xo


Monday, December 15, 2014

Changes . . . Christmas Time


I'm sure enjoying this Christmas holiday . . . its funny how much we can change over the years.  Years earlier I used to put so much stuff (decorations) out for the holiday season.  I don't put as much stuff out as I used to.  I like to put just a little out here and there around the homestead.  Really just my most favorite things.  Seems like I'm so busy lately, my daughter Cassandra and I still have to get the Christmas tree before the boys come home next week.  Looking so forward to having both of my boys home :O).  This year I started wrapping a little bit early.  I used to wrap everything on Christmas Eve, getting too old for that now, trying to do it the smart way.


The last couple of years, I sure got back into cross stitching and have really enjoyed making some holiday pieces..


I haven't really found any new Santa's this holiday for my collection . . . it seems like there's not a whole lot out there, as far as anything unique or different, thats really what I look for.  


Most of all . . . what's most important this Christmas is the birth of Christ . . . that is something that will never change and I'll never stop celebrating everyday and not just at Christmas.

God is good . . . isn't he?



Luke 2:1-40  "The Birth of Jesus"

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Something Handmade . . .


I'm little bit too busy working this Christmas season to really make any presents this year . . . but I had a chance to cross stitch a couple of projects  . . . just completed this beautiful angel from Praire Schooler.  I thought I would put her next to my nativity.  I found the perfect frame for her last night while Christmas shopping with my daughter Cassandra,  hope you are all enjoying this beautiful season . . xo