Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Happy Anniversary!!

 
 
I had an awesome time in Atlanta at the Thirty-One National Conference.  I got to meet my wonderful director and several girls from my team.  We had lots of good training and some fun too. 
 
 
 
It is the 10th anniversary of Thirty-One and they celebrated by giving US gifts!!!

 
 


 
Here is one of them.  The Vary You backpack purse in grey quilted circles.  The straps can be adjusted to wear it four different ways.
 
 
When we got home from Atlanta, it was time to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary.  My Dear hubby treated me to my favorite yellow roses and we had a great dinner at the Spaghetti Factory.
 
 
Tina

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Baby Days

Well, if you have been wondering where I have been lately, here are a few pictures to fill you in. 
 
 
This is grandbaby # 13, born in November

These are #14 born in December, along with #13


Here is #12, born in October
 
And here is a better picture of #14
 
Here is #11, she turned 1 in November
 
 
 
So, to recap... Three little baby girls in three months plus a 1st birthday has been keeping this grandma busy.  Sadly only one lives close enough to see frequently.  But I keep up with the others by text and facebook and see them as often as I can.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter Break

Finally, it has arrived.  Nine glorious days of no school (work).  This week I have two Tupperware parties to attend, a day out with grandkids scheduled, a visit to the littlest granddaughter, a doctor visit, and a cookout on Easter Sunday.

I have already weeded two flower beds and plan to do some research on how to take care of Hostas.  There are three in my yard and two of them look like they might need some TLC.

The big plan of the week is to go through two large boxes that contain many memories, treasures and some junk.  When I got ready to move (six years ago!!) I threw anything that might appear to belong in a scrapbook or memory box into two boxes and tape them shut.  Two weeks ago, on the spur of the moment I decided to look for a scrapbook on the eve of a family event.  I searched, high and low, and did not find that silly scrapbook anywhere.  In my mind I have a picture of exactly what that book looks like.  In hindsight, I think that the execution of the scrapbook never got of the ground and that it exists only in my mind.  BUT! It is a stupendous idea and I just might make it happen someday. ha ha

Anyway, getting back on topic.  In the mad search for things unfound, I have now ripped the tape off of the two boxes from the basement and was eager to see what treasures they behold.  A trip to WalMart yielded some sturdier containers and I am now organizing things into memory boxes for each of the kids.  They will be happy I am sure to find many report cards (some years better than others), certificates from bible school and sports, scout badges, drawings, letters, newspaper clippings and other miscellaneous items that moms keep.

The kids' stuff fit in their boxes pretty well but now I still have a big pile of other stuff I have kept to go back through and make tough decisions on.

I guess I had better get back to work.  Hopefully there will be more updates as the week goes on.

Tina

Thursday, March 1, 2012

WWW Wednesday (on Thursday)

OK, I know, I know, it is actually Thursday.  But I found this prompt at Should be Reading and wanted play so here goes.....

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…


• What are you currently reading?

• What did you recently finish reading?

• What do you think you’ll read next?

I am currently reading:  A Stolen Life, a Memoir by Jaycee Dugard

Description from Amazon
In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen.

For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse.
For eighteen years I was not allowed to speak my own name. I became a mother and was forced to be a sister. For eighteen years I survived an impossible situation.

On August 26, 2009, I took my name back. My name is Jaycee Lee Dugard. I don’t think of myself as a victim. I survived.

A Stolen Life is my story—in my own words, in my own way, exactly as I remember it.

I recently finished reading The Starry Child by Lynn Hanna

Description from Amazon
THE STARRY CHILD is a spell-binding, unforgettable story of a star-crossed love that survives through the ages, a tale as timeless as the mystic Scottish legends and forbidden lovers among the heather of long ago. Yet it is as vibrant and alive in the present day as those whose fates now hang in the balance. It's the story of a young mother who learns that her own destiny is forever tied to a man she hardly knows, a man of the Highlands. Yet in her heart, she realizes that he's someone she has always known. And at the center of it all lies an undying love held in secret by a little girl.

This book was awesome.  I could not put it down.  It was hard to go to work a couple of days because I wanted to stay home and read.  Which brings me to the next question....

What I think I will read next is the next book in the Starry Child series: Circle of Time by Lynn Hanna

Description from Amazon
The magic of Scotland... A love story that crosses the centuries... Another magnificent, award-winning time-travel romance from the author of The Starry Child


With The Starry Child, author Lynn Hanna created a unique contemporary novel based on the legends, lore, and love of Scotland. Now Ms. Hanna returns to this enchanting world--where the sole survivor of a plane crash on the rocky coast of Scotland discovers the key to his wife's forgotten past, his daughters' dreams, and his own heart...

I hope the second book is just as great as the first.

Tina

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Done Being Friends



Done Being Friends by Trisha Grace
From Amazon:
Faith and Zac grew up together. Faith grew up in a supportive and loving family while Zac’s family was basically non-existence. Both have the money and looks, and they could not be more suited for each other. They have been friends for their whole life. Best friends. A line that neither dared to cross. But when Faith’s father collapsed and was sent to the hospital, her perfect little world was turned upside down. When Zac saw Faith in the arms of another, he saw the real possibility of losing her and decided to step up. But not everyone is happy about the change and amidst the chaos, more trouble awaits.
 
My Thoughts:
 
I do not recommend this book.  I bought the book for free for my Kindle.  The book was very poorly written and had many, many typos and other editing mistakes. It was very hard to follow in the beginning and I had lots of trouble keeping the characters straight. I thought it was very predictable and kind of boring. I have a problem where I have to finish what I start or I probably would have put it down after the first few chapters. 
 
Tina