Wednesday, May 25, 2011

So long 30's...Hellooooo 40's!!


I posted this pic on facebook and a dear friend asked if I was a beautiful magnolia or a majestic oak. I thought about that and laughed.  I think more like the cyprus trees back home with their knotty  trunks (reminds me of the veins in my legs. ha!)

 I spent alot of my thirty's as a "weeping willow'...this decade brought many tearful memories and milestones. I lost my brother, Greg, who sadly never got to experience turning 40. I miss him.  The Lord moved us on from a ministry we had been a part of for 7 years. Watched two of my girls graduate from high school. Had to watch one fly away from my nest as she walked down the aisle and marry the man of her dreams.  I wept with joy as I was privileged to be in the delivery room when my first grand baby entered the room and then wept some more when her sister made her debut....

Yep. I definitely was a weeping willow.  I know this decade will have just as many milestones, surprises and even tragedies.  That is what life is all about.  Whatever kind of tree I am,whether its a beautiful southern magnolia or a solid majestic oak, I know one thing...I want to be the kind whose roots are anchored deep in the Lord. So whatever He has designed for my 40's, I will stand tall. ..Maybe lose a few leaves and limbs through the storms but still standing with the Him when the winds of life subside.... and still bearing fruit in my "old age".
"...his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall proper. "  psalm 1:2-3
 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What's been cooking at the Honey Pot..















It's the little things...

These made me smile and my heart flutter.
  1. Because my best friend gave them to me.
  2. Because he thought enough of me to pull over to the side of the road, brave the snakes that he hates, and hand pick these just for me.
  3. Because they are beautiful.
  4. Because he knows I love wildflowers and he loves to love me.





Monday, May 23, 2011

Countdown to 40!...continued!

It just keeps getting better and better! 
Walked outside this morning to enjoy my second cup of coffee outside...


Ain't that a pretty little sight?
Opened up the card from  Ilona, the birthday fairy, and this is what I found..


And here it is....

Yes people. That is correct. A belly dancing scarf.  I now own my very own.
Don't be jealous!  
My mom is a hoot!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Countdown to 40!...continued!

Its been a crazy yet wonderful last couple of days. My family is THE best. period. Can't wait to share the pics from my SURPRISE PARTY!!  But for now I'll share what the little birthday fairy named Ilona has left for me lately. (did i mention turning 40 totally rocks!!)


Day #3

The card says, "This little glass is cherry and bright what else can I say?..Hope it makes your day".
It did Mom!! Thanks :)

This monster cup will do the job at the beach in the mornings when I want to drink my coffee with my toes in the sand! Won't have to wish I had my second cup...this big boy can handle both cups at once!! Woo Hoo!


Me enjoying my new favorite cup!
(notice my "zing ring" from day #2)



Day #4
"Whether you Zumba or walk a country mile, You can do it in style.
With this new outfit you won't want to sit.
And I hope it fits."
(me too mom. me too.)
Won't I be something in this! ;)


Well there it is! The birthday fairy has been busy! 
;) 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Countdown to 40!

Yesterday was exactly one week before my birthday.  On Wednesday I will turn 40. I'm actually pretty excited about it.  I'm hoping I have some time this week to share some of my thoughts about that.  For now I just wanted to share how awesome my amazing Momma is and how she made sure she celebrates this milestone with me even though she lives five hours away.


Yesterday I was really pooped and was quite excited about crawling into bed early. ( Early for us is before midnight) Anyhoo, this is what I discovered on my pillow...
(I love that its in her own handwriting)

Her note reads "Lordy Lordy look whose forty is how the jingle goes,
But whatever age, you'll be the rage with these flip flops on your toes!"


Isn't she awesome?! She did this when I turned 30 too but I had totally forgotten about it. My favorite birthday happy from my 30th birthday celebration week was a a sunshine mirror I got on one day and then a moon mirror I got on the next day with a note letting me know that I may have the moon and the sun but that I was her "Star"! I love that and I love her. 

Well, needless to say...as excited as I was before about turning 40, now I'm really excited to see what little sweet thing she has picked out for me each day leading up to the big 4-0!

That was last night. Found this waiting for me this morning in my chair where I drink my coffee.
(obviously she has enlisted some birthday elves to help her since she lives 5 hours away! lol)

Birthday Week Surprise #2:


The note says "Everyone needs a little "bling",
So here's a ring with lots of zing!
Def has ZING! Aint it cu-et?!


Can't wait to see what the rest of the week has in store for me.  Whatever it is, I already love it, because it means my mom was thinking of me. That's the best
 I love you Momma! 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Things are looking brighter!

Ok. So I'm starting to figure this blog template-design-headache stuff out... a little. Creative I am. Computer savvy I am not. That's what I have a awesome son-in-law for.  He's in charge of all the hi-tech stuff in the family.




On another note. I made an awesome score at Hudsons.... Paid $.25 a piece for these scarves. That's cheaper than the remnants at  JoAnn's Fabrics!!!  Cha-ching!




SOOO......I made these tonight while watching American Idol :)  I think I'm gonna make some headbands for Jules with a few of these...Too be continued.



And I made this for Lauren to give as a graduation gift. 
 Think I might be making one for the Holden household too :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Too pooped to post!

Well, I had great plans to post something awesome but after spending four hours sitting at this computer trying to make my blog "pretty" only to find out everything I tried wouldn't work, this is all I have left in me.  Lord help me if this is just a taste of my future blogging "career"! lol

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I am blessed to have THE cutest model to show off my flower clips :)
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