Happy Birthday Jet…

Today is our little crazy, stinky breath, lazy, energetic, long eared Basset Hound’s birthday!

Loads of Information...When he was just a little pup!

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Currently he is spending his birthday with my grandparents in Minnesota and is probably being fed many treats for his celebration. He usually is put on a diet after spending several weeks there due to being spoiled!

Happy Birthday Jetty Boy!

Picture of the Day: 365 Days

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you were all able to see the ball drop and celebrate the good things to come in 2014. Unfortunately, I would love to say that I was wake at midnight to ring in the new year but I can’t! My excuse is: you know when you go out for a lovely supper, eat too much, feel bloated, and all you want to do is put on comfy clothes and watch a movie. Raise your hand if you know what I’m talking about! Well that happened too me. When I put on a movie, it’s not called movie time where I will stay awake and watch the whole movie. It’s call sleep time, where I watch about a quarter of the movie, fall asleep and wake up to see the ending. So I can honestly say that I made it until 9:30-10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

On New Year’s Eve, I wrote a post on resolutions. Well I thought something fun this year since there are many things happening in our lives, would be to start a Picture of the Day. I will post a picture each day of something fun, unique, personal, etc.

Here is how you can check out each photo:

1. On the homepage of my blog, at the top there are several categories. Place your cursor over “Picture of the Day: 365 Days”.

2. Choose what month you want to see. Obviously since I just started, you can only see photos in the month of January.

3. Enjoy!

Merry Christmas…

Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus! A child that was born in the manager and later died for us. Christmas can be a time for healing and renewed strength. A time families can join together and be in each others company. The one thing about any holiday is the family traditions.

When I was a growing child, my family and I would attend the annual Christmas Eve service. There was something so special about attending. I don’t know if it was the adorable Christmas outfit I wore that my mom picked out, the decorated church, the special music played by congregational members, or the candlelight service. Whatever it was, I was not going to miss that Christmas Eve service.

Now times have changed. I’m married. I live in a different state. And, I have another family to think about. Last night, I attended my in-laws church for their annual service. It was just like what I grew up with.

While I sat in church I sang many of my favorite Christmas songs, absorbed God’s word, and said my prayers. This year has been a year of cheer and sorrow. Today, I’m going to take time to say a few blessings that has paved a new road for my husband and I.

1. I’m blessed to have a caring and loving families, along with a phenomenal husband.
2. I’m blessed to have a guardian angel (Grandma Ann, Grandpa Alexius, Grandma Viola, Uncle John, and Uncle Kevin) watching over me.
3. I’m blessed to have a great role model like Aunt Betty to show us never to give up. You are a warrior!
4. I’m blessed to have great friendships especially one with Jason Nordmann who is away from his family this year while serving overseas to continue to fight for freedom. Thank you for all you do!
5. I’m blessed for great health and love.

So set aside any difference that you may have, gather with your families and be blessed for one another’s company. There is a Christmas spirit but you may just have to take some time and believe!

Merry Christmas to your family from ours!