Monday, December 27, 2010
This year it was a different kind of Christmas . . much more meaningful than ever before. We all knew and felt that Dave aka Mr. Grumpy was missing . . but at the same time you could feel him all around us. It wasn't so much about the presents but more about just being with one another . . we ate so much and even laugh alot too. My kids are the best . . so loving and kind . . and so good about all the changes that have taken place within our own family this past year. I feel so blessed to have these kids of mine . . they are truly presents to me. The picture above is from Christmas morning . . peanut brittle from See's has been a Christmas staple around here since they were little.
One of the gifts Cassandra gave me was a beautiful heart shaped ornament with pink rinestones all over it . . I just love my "old-lady" pajama bottoms . . don't you?
We went to my dear friend Jennifer's Christmas day party and had such a good time, that's Davey and Jennifer being silly.
Cassandra and Brian enjoying the party too . . boy did we eat this holiday season and constantly.
That's my Dad, he's been battling cancer the last two years and is beating it . . . Thank you God for all your goodness . . my Dad has been blessed and we are all so grateful.
That's me and Jennifer . . love this picture :O)
Christmas Eve was at my home this year . . that's my Mom and my nephew Angel . . this picture is so sweet. Lots of love there . . .
That's Cassandra and Angel . . these two cousins are six months apart . . these two are the babies of the all the grandchildren for my Mom and Dad.
Posted by Sandy, Sisters of Season at 6:17 PM
Monday, December 20, 2010
let us remember that You are the true reason for Christmas.
Let every sparkling light remind us how You illuminate our lives,
a shining beacon to guide us in our thoughts and actions each day,
and how You light us from within
in the knowledge of Your love and truth.
Let the Christmas trees, standing straight, tall, unbowed,
remind us of Your uprightness, Your goodness, Your perfection,
and Your refusal to bow to worldly temptations,
no matter how great the challenge or trouble.
Lord, as we feast on Christmas treats,
let us remember that You are the sole provider
of everything worth having, that all good things come from You.
And as we enjoy our gifts, let us never forget
that You are the greatest gift of all--our wonderful Savior,
Counselor, Giver of an eternal life whose wonders we cannot imagine.
So as we delight in Christmas, the happiest and brightest of holidays,
let us remember there would be no Christmas without You, Lord,
and let us our hearts be filled with joy, and love
and thankfulness, this Christmas and all the ones to come.
In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
Posted by Sandy, Sisters of Season at 6:00 PM
Monday, December 13, 2010
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I thought I would share a little bit of my Christmas decorations . . . my Nativity Set was a Christmas gift I received from my brother Junior about 24 years ago. This nativity set is made out of terracotta clay. It is truly one of my favorite holiday decorations. I found the manger believe or not at "Pic & Sav" for 7.99 years ago, it is made out of natural twig branches painted a muted green color. It goes so well with this nativity set. I also have a beautiful angel that stands 17" tall behind the manger, as if she is guarding and looking over it.
My Mom gave her to me for Christmas a few years and I absolutely adore her. She is made out of paper mache with metal wings and a wired circle halo on the back of her head. There is something peaceful about her, I leave her out all year long.
Sorry about the flash in the pic below . . .
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Sunday, November 28, 2010
I give you peace, the kind of peace that only I can give. It isn't like the peace that this world can give. John 14:27
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Friday, November 26, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Mom and I hit the "Speckled Hen" again, Saturday morning and I found this cutie-pie statue . . .
Posted by Sandy, Sisters of Season at 6:48 AM
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Happy Birthday Debbie . . . YOU ARE A WONDERFUL SISTER!
Debbie and I are 17 months apart, of course Debbie is the older sister (ha ha Deb!). We have been through thick and thin with each other. Growing up as sisters we were always and still are competitive in sports. Who can hit harder, run faster and "now" walk longer. We have had alot of fun over the years and have been fortunate to be in good health together. I'm so grateful to have a sister like Debbie.
The night Dave passed away, Debbie slept right next to me in my bed that night, that's the kind of sister Debbie is. When my daughter had a horrible car accident back in 2009, Debbie was standing right next to me at the scene of the accident and at the hospital. When I was working and my daughter Cassandra fell off her razor and split her knee open and required stitches, Debbie was there at the hospital when I couldn't get there fast enough. When I've been a dollar shy or two, Debbie was there with an able wallet. That's the kind of sister Debbie has been and I am forever grateful for that.
Life is a journey full of lots of stops and detours and God sometimes gives us someone to hold us up and encourage us to keep on going and don't give up . . . Thank you Debbie :O)
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Sunday, November 21, 2010
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Saturday, November 6, 2010
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Monday, November 1, 2010
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:11-12
Posted by Sandy, Sisters of Season at 10:38 PM
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Hope you're all enjoying the Halloween season . . our home church's annual Fall festival is coming up next weekend. It's an old-fashioned simple kind of festival, but always fun to catch up with old friends and eat plenty of goodies while you're at it.
Posted by Sandy, Sisters of Season at 9:29 PM
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
I love to celebrate the Halloween season. I have a vintage Halloween collection. I've collected it for many years, since my kids were little. It brings back so many wonderful memories with my family. Halloween memories to me are making costumes for my kids and sometimes their friends too, not just when they were little, but even as they got older, and still now. Going to our "home" church's October Festival and trick or treating. Dave aka Mr. Grumpy loved Halloween. He always wanted to "scare" the kids with the yard decorations, especially when they would come to the door for candy. He would love to play the "spooky music in the background and wear a monster mask. I'm sure going to miss that this year. Decorating the house this year felt a little different . . not so much fun, but I'm learning to make new memories now . . wow, life is a journey, that's for sure.
Posted by Sandy, Sisters of Season at 5:31 PM
Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
As you all know, on Saturdays, Moma and I get up early and go to yard sales . . . this morning we had a change of heart, stopped at the "Speckled Hen" in Old Upland Village and I fell in love with this mixed media piece by Kelly Rae Roberts. With everything that has happened in this life of mine lately, this message says it all, "Tell your story, believe in healing, honor your intuition, take the journey back to your self, wear more skirts . . . begin today" This message rings so true in my heart.
Love you Moma . . .
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