"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes."
Winnie the Pooh

Thursday, August 26, 2010


There are lots and lots of
to find in the blogs
that are playing
along today.

Make sure that you don't
miss any fun!

I just can't stop myself
from using the farmer's market for
Friday Pretties!

I think that God makes the
Prettiest Pretties!

Would you agree?

Mmmmmmm, Mmmmmmm...

I hope that you have a
wonderful, wonderful
Enjoy every minute!

Miss you all,
but am so happy to see you on
Love, Joyce
Don't forget about
Friday Pretties
Link up on my sidebar,
then, on Friday,
post a pretty on your blog.
If you reference my blog
other bloggers can hop around
with us and not miss any

I have missed you all!
I can't wait to visit
each one of you, and enjoy all of the
unique and pretty things on you blogs!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hello Lovely & Sweet
Blogger Friends!
I have decided,
because of some kind of crazy family situations,
to cut Wayyyyy back on my blogging.

I am only going to do
Friday Pretties.
It is just too much fun to give up.

When life settles back into it's regular routine,
I will go back to blogging a little more.

So, if you start to wonder where I am,
please think back on this post

See you on

Love you all!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Friday Pretties!!!

Welcome To
Friday Pretties!!!

Make sure that you visit all of the
who linked up for
Friday Pretties!

Thanks for the visit...
Junie loves it when Friends stop by...
She's a People Person
or should I say
A People Pup.

Also, another reminder about my Sister's new blog address.
She is now at:
(instead of .net)
If you follower her at her old address, you have to un-follower her there and re-follower her at the .com address.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

White Wednesdays at Faded Charm

Today I am joining Kathleen at
Faded Charm

Be sure and hop over to
There are many, many
Beautiful blogs to visit.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My First "Baby's" Birthday

Several weeks ago my First Baby Boy,
had a significant birthday.
He turned 21 years old!
Here he is with Daddy in the hospital,
safe and sound after a very
difficult labor and delivery,
which ended up being a C- Section.

He has been a strong-willed little fighter
from the beginning!

Named by his Poppy,
"The Gusto Kid"
My Boy never just walked-
He ran, and ran, and ran...

A curious and very smart little guy,
always asking
He still does...

First Birthday Fun!

First hair cut.
It hurt my heart so much
to cut off his little baby curls in the back. :(
Following Daddy,
As little boys will do.

I love this Amazing Young Man so much!

So, here is my moment to talk about
my child, as only a Mommy can.

Yep, this is my day that I am going to go on and on...

My First Boy is-
A Hugger
(I LOVE that!)
Loves his brothers so much,
A loving Son
Brother, Grandson,
Nephew,Cousin, Friend,
Boyfriend to Jessica :)
He always thinks out of the box,
Very Unique,
Enthusiastic about things he loves,
He is kind,
He is a Blessing to our family!!!

I Love You Hoon!!!

My greatest hope, desire and prayer,
for all three of my boys,
is not wealth or fame,
but that they
Love & Follow The Lord.

"I will instruct you and teach you
in the way you should go.
I will guild you with My eye."
Psalm 32:8

Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy, Happy Monday!!!

There are a lot of people
who don't care for Mondays.
I, personally, really like Mondays.
It is the "Fresh Start" feeling
that I like.

Anyone else out there, besides me, a fan of

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Streams in the Desert...

"If you aspire to be a person of consolation,
if you want to share
the priestly gift of sympathy,
if you desire to go beyond
giving commonplace comfort
to a heart that is tempted,
and if you long to go through
the daily exchanges of life with
the kind of tact that never inflicts pain,
then you must be prepared
to pay the price for a costly education-
for like Christ,
you must suffer."

Frederick William Robertson

We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God.
Acts 14:22

This is from a devotional called,
that a dear friend just sent to me
because our family is going through
some hard physical challenges.
Thank you Nancy.

It is the small, personal acts of kindness
that warm my heart!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pretty, Pretty Fabric on Friday Pretties

One afternoon,
perusing the on-line fabric stores,
I came across a sale.
Oh Yey!!!
So, I put a couple of items in my cart.
It was a better deal to buy a certain amount-
you know that Free Shipping amount?
Fabric is on its way!
Oh, the Thrill when it arrives!!!
I really do believe two things-

1. Presentation matters

2. It's the little things that matter,
like a sweet Thank you.

The fabric is
Sandi Henderson's
Meadowsweet Designer Surprise
Amy Butler's Daisy Chain

Next are a couple of things
that I picked up when I was visiting my Sis.
She has so many cute, little, amazing shops
in her little town.
This is some wonderful vintage fabric
that I had bought before and was almost out of.
I was so happy to find some more.

In the same shop were
these vintage pom-poms and fringe.
So Mine!!!

And this little 70's beauty
is a big round table cloth.
How cute will that be outside?
Make sure that you hop around
to all of the wonderful Blogs that are part of
Friday Pretties!!!

Another Pretty that is worth taking a look at is
She writes about a beautiful
experience that happen to her.
It just touched my heart.

Junie was just wondering...
Have you linked up for
Friday Pretties

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

26 Years And Counting...

My Mom and I before the wedding.

Some of the most amazing women in my life!
Read about them Here
From right to left:
My cousins Becky and Kelly, Aunt Karen, Sister Sher, My Mom, Me, Cousins Julie (in back) Lainey, Mindy and little Missy in the front. On far right my wonderful Aunt Joyce, who is my Mom's sister and whom I am named after.

Vows & Promises
To Love and Cherish



To Leave & Cleave
Our Parents

My Family

Jerry's Family

Our Wonderful Wedding Party

Jer and I
Husband & Wife

Jerry is in there somewhere...

Twenty-six years ago today
two very young kids got married.

Those young kids,
who thought that they were Very grow-up,
were Big Jer and I.

We were 21 and 22.
Some would say that that is not so young...
We were!

And, now that I have a 21 year old
I really know how young that is.

We stood before friends, family
and most importantly, before God.
and vowed to
Love and Honor
each other.
We promised to be married until

Do 21 year old "Kids" really understand
"Until death do us part."

Well, through all of these years together,
all of our big and small events,
all of our unbelievable joys
and some heartbreaking trials,
we have,
By The Grace Of God,
stood the test of time.

We do not take any of these years for granted.
We are thankful, every day,
for August 11, 1984 until today.

We are even thankful for those heartbreaks,
because through adversity
strength is truly born.


Thank you for our life together!
I love you more now than I ever have before.

has been,
through the last couple of hard years,
a steady and compassionate
He has thought of me above himself
during several trials this year.
Trials that I could have easily drown in
if he had not been holding me up.

That is True Love.

At 21 you think that you understand love-
I say Ha Ha.

True, long-lasting enduring love takes

Thank you for all of this
Life is very good with You!

I Love You,
Here is a song someone suggested.
So sweet!

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