Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, we planted a Wild Plum Tree in the yard at home. These trees are plentiful around here. You can actually get small ones growning underneath big ones and just plant them, which is exactly what we did! They grow pretty fast and are very attractive trees. We had two in the front yard at our previous home. They are still growing strong.

And of course playing in the dirt would not be complete without running into a few worms...

If worms could speak, I bet you they would be giving us what for after disturbing their home!!!

Into the ground the little Plum Tree goes
and with a whole lot of praying
we'll watch it grow and grow

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Where does the time go?

What a difference after 4 years! My little buddy has really grown. In the first picture he was age 3 and he is currently age 7 in this next picture.

The pictures were made at Botanical Gardens in Huntsville, Alabama. Same little frog still resides there! Has the frog shrunk or has AJ grown a lot? We visited here during Spring Break in March. They have GIANT BUGS plus an area you visit where you suddenly become very small!

Friday, January 9, 2009

My Aunt Earlene loves to sing and has a beautiful voice. She is a lot of fun to be around and I love singing with her. She has four sons and all are extremely talented in music. Earlene and mom (sisters) are cancer survivors. Both have had surgery to remove masses and so far all is well. Prayer has made a difference.

Enjoy the video!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy New Year blessings! What a wonderful holiday season this has been for me. The music presentations at the hospital and church, Christmas with family, time with my friends, karaoke at the Senior Center (thanks for inviting me Meme Lorie) was so wonderful!
For the past several days, I have worked on a little home organization, including some home/office "clean up". I just love getting organized! I procrastinated for the longest until one day I said to myself, "self, don't try to tackle this all at one time - simply do a little each day". Well, that is exactly what I have been doing, and it has worked! I will continue to do a little each day, something that I feel is important for me.
Another thing that I work on when critical or negative thoughts come to my mind, is replacing them with the truth of God's love, acceptance and grace. I went through a very difficult time in my previous position (13 years in same department) at work last year and was deeply hurt. The good thing is that God brought me through it and placed me in a new position. I went from working in a department of over 200 staff, to a department secretary where I work with 4 brilliant ladies. It was evident at my interview almost 4 months ago that this department/office was unique. It took some getting use to, in a good way though. God placed me in a position where I have no stress and the work is very interesting. Thank you God for taking care of me in this situation.
Living the DASH