Monday, July 26, 2010

~Monday Blessings.....Too Many To List~

This morning, I find myself full of thanksgiving and praise. My life is so full of the Lord's blessings.

Jim surprised me with an armful of the most beautiful roses I've ever seen. 40 of them!! I have had fun giving them away: some to Mom at the nursing home, some to Aunt Grace, some to Amy for her 2 week anniversary, etc. We agreed that we're happier now than we've ever been!!

We dined outside on the water at Pickle Bill's with Tom and Amy and received a beautiful collage frame that says, "Live, Laugh, Love" with photos of all of us from the wedding. It's beautiful.

Saturday nite, our kids joined forces with the Murphys and combined with their annual Pig Roast, had a surprise 40th Anniversay Party for us. We were shocked, touched, and very grateful that there were so many people there to celebrate with us. God has been SO good to us.

My Heirloom Jewelry Collection is keeping me busier than I could ever have imagined! New designs are posted daily. I'm in the process of working on a stay tuned!!

Monday Blessings to all of you this beautiful July morning~

Friday, July 16, 2010

~Fingerprint Friday: New Beginnings and A Celebration of 40 Years~

There's a song by Stephen Curtis Chapman that goes:

I can see the fingerprints of God

When I look at you.

I can see the fingerprints of God

And I know it's true.

You're a masterpiece

That all creation quietly applauds

And you're covered with the fingerprints of God.

A beautiful day....a new chapter for both my son and new 'daughter'. A new chapter for us. As we celebrate 40 years of marriage....our two children begin the first year of their first 40 years together. Truly God's Fingerprints on these young newlyweds....and on us. None of it could have happened without Him. God is good~

Stop over at Beki's blog to read more Fingerprints~

Monday, July 12, 2010

~Monday Blessings: Married At Last and A New Daughter~

Ahhhhhh.....I waited a long time for my first 'daughter'. Jackie and Jeff have now been married 8 years and have blessed us with 3 grand-babies. And now....a second 'daughter'!!! Amy and Tom were married last weekend. They planned the entire weekend....from the Open House at their new home Friday the beautiful marriage ceremony con-celebrated by three the magical reception. Everyone said is was "the most fun wedding we've ever been to". I know I will remember every detail all the days of my life. Amy looked beautiful....Tom, so very handsome....both of them so totally in love. They have their whole lives ahead of them right now.....and Jim and I not only get to 'watch' it unfold....but we get to be a part of it. Talk about blessings!!!!

More wedding photos to come~