Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Cards

 Last year was the first year that we did photo Christmas cards, and we really enjoyed them and loved being able to send them out to our friends and family, which they loved very much too!   This year I have been looking through the Christmas Card selection at TinyPrints     and  They have a very nice selection of cards to choose from!!   I have posted a few I like below but they have many more great cards to choose from so you can go to Tiny Prints and check them out for yourself!!


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jeep Adventures...

 Lately we have been blessed to have some really nice spring like days, while others have been typical February cold days.  Monday was a lovely day so with both hubby and I being off we decided to enjoy it.  So we borrowed my dad's Jeep and we went driving in the mountains...we ended up in Highlands,NC which is a really cute place.. we ate at "The Pizza Place"  and got a pizza to share... it was delicious! There was an ice cream place we were told was the best... but it was closed for the winter we walked around the town.. and then went to check out some of the local  water falls!

So first we came to  "Bridal Veil Falls"   which was very cool to see it was right on the side of the road... you can even drive underneath the falls, but due to the snow pile they had road blocks on both sides of the fall... but it was was still cool! 

 Next was "Dry Falls"  I know kinda ironic name for a water fall... but very pretty!  They also had a path where you could walk down to the fall and behind it... but that path was also closed... due to "Ice"  but I was still able to manage a photo from a viewing spot. 

The next fall was not "photoed"  but did have a rather funny name " Bust your Butt Falls"   so as we continued down the curvy mountain roads...
We came to Cullasaja Falls... which was amazing!!  So worth finding a small place to stand behind the guard rail to take the photo... Its very tricky to get a shot of this water fall because as you see above... its a curvy mountain road...not much room for a pull off area... there was a tiny strip of asphalt that barely fits a jeep..and very very uneven pavement... but my awesome amazing hubby managed to stop for me...Thank goodness we were in a jeep!!! 

We stopped at this place it had a cute mountain view...

but it was a lovely day and we had a wonderful time... I recommend going to Highlands and also checking out the cool waterfalls (they are all very close to town... 2-9miles away) 

Anyways Thanks for reading!! 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Back to the daily

 It has been awhile since I have felt like myself... I was sick with the flu...and it made me feel like a zombie  (I am sure I didn't look much like a human either... good thing I stayed inside..someone may have gotten scared and tried to give me the double tap)  but now I am feeling much better, still not 100% myself yet...seems I am getting back to myself again ... Thankfully!!

 This weekend we had some very nice weather... and it felt so great outside... very spring like feel... my husband and I went on a long drive just to get out and enjoy the nice weather ... it was lovely. 

This past Sunday I was reminded of how easy it is forget about God and what He has done and is doing and can do... in my life.. one example I seen this weekend was ...It can be as simple as having a bad day instead of talking to God about it... we long to talk to our loved ones.. people who we are close to... its like we forget how we can talk with God and He will always listen... He always has the time to stop and listen...  How many times do we feel ignored by our loved ones because they aren't listening or they rushing through the conversation because they have other things that need to get done and God is not like that He always has the time for us.. how awesome is that!

God does not want to be forgotten! I have been reading in Deuteronomy lately.  Moses is giving a farewell address to the people before they enter the promise land....the main thing he keeps reminding the people not to forget God.. his comandments, laws, and decrees... Not to forget what God had done for them.. and is doing for them.. 

Its hard to believe that we put God in a box... we like to think we do not do such things... why would we do that to God?  but we do it... and alot of times it is so very easy to do so...


Monday, January 10, 2011

White Monday

Snow...that fluffy white powdery stuff...the icy cold stuff snow people are made of ... it was there when I woke up this morning early at 6:30am all 8in and I think its about 10in now?  I usually am such a kid when it comes to snow... I really do enjoy it but today all I wanted was more sleep...but hubby insisted that I wanted to get up early with him and drink coffee and so I did.. but today I was not happy about the snow.. I had to go to work while it seemed like everyone else got to stay home and sleep or go play in the snow... and the crazy part is my truck driver who delievers the mail to the post office couldn't make it there was no mail to work...and really no point of me  being here...


Monday, January 3, 2011

Reflecting on the year past...

Its hard to put a year worth's of stories, memories that occurred in the year 2010 ... like any year and downs occur but its been a year of learning to be content even when your going through something hard... because God will get you through it... and I have learned a lot about how God provides for my needs... and while I am still learning and growing in Christ.. in the year 2010 I have done lots of awesome eye opening things like I went to feed the homeless, help repair some one's home,  worked at Pizza Inn for a night to get money for the Kentucky Mission trip (where we spent a week in the rain and sunshine putting new roofs on 2 houses)  a lot of those eye opening things happened because of getting involved with my church group... stepping out of my comfort zone is really hard... and I am so glad that did I am still learning to step out of my comfort zone but this past year I also went on my very first women's retreat with the ladies from my church... it was a great experience... one thing I took away from it was that I learned that one of my spiritual gifts is encouragement... and while I was at the women's retreat I met a lady who God put it on my heart to encourage her as she went through this hard time and I got her address and have wrote her a few times.  and I even started to send messages of encouragement to others, something I need to work on this year too though...

This past year my husband and I have got to do lots of fun house projects... we put up a chain link fence for our dogs and we also built them a dog house (I admit my husband did a lot more of the work ...but I contributed too!)  we finally got around to putting down a new floor in our living room, and we also had to get a new furnace which was not the best experience but the outcome is far we are staying warm this winter!  I am very greatful for having heat it really is a blessing.  We also have new electrical in the house thanks to my awesome Hubby :)

Also this past year I started back working out, Thanks to my friend who made me lots and lots of new work out routines...I really enjoyed working out and it also helped me face another goal.. of drinking more water... I started off slow ....since I didn't drink much water and really didn't care for the taste of it... but now I have got where I drink a soda or tea or something like that every now in again but mainly stick to water... I am still working on my diet (Thanksgiving and Christmas did not help with that haha!)
Also I started reading my bible beginning to End... still working on that though so this will carry on in 2011 but I am really enjoying reading it from beginning to end..
I also learned to knit (well still learning...) but I have made few scarfs and I must say I am really loving seemed so difficult in years past but I tried it and now I love it...  I really want to make hats so that is a 2011 goal.
I also made my first sock monkey for my husband, but I admit its became ours and we named him Paul.
another first for me was I went indoor rock climbing and it was fun and a little tough but something I want to do again ...
plus lots of new food experimenting went on this year ... so many new favorites!
and this past year was my first year with my new camera which has been lots of fun and I have learned alot about photography and different techniques... I am still growing and improving but I dream of quitting the postal world some day and just take photos all day long...

This past year I had enjoyed doing fun things around the Holidays that I haven't in along time.. like carving pumpkins with my sisters.. that was so much fun and they turned out so well...  and This year my husband and I went to a Christmas tree farm and picked our own Christmas tree...and of course the tree we got was on top of the hill haha!  It was a fun experience was snowing when we went to get our tree ... and its so fun to have a real tree again... the house smells amazing (still)

Anyways... bloggy friends those are just some of my reflections of the year 2010...  What are some that stand out to you and your 2010 year?