Monday, April 18, 2011


Yesterday after church, my grandJOYS decorated eggs in Grandma's kitchen. Papa lent them all old shirts, then when they finished we gathered them around their little bowl of colored eggs and took their picture. What do you think? Aren't they pure cuteness?

Tuesday, April 05, 2011


Last night I received some excellent news, and that is that Tender Vow has been named a finalist in the 2011 Retailers' Choice Award, winners to be announced in Orlando later this month.

This news both thrills and astounds me. Just 10 years ago, writing, let alone publishing, was a mere dream for me. I found myself enjoying it but viewing it more as a hobby, a "gift" God had given me for my own pleasure and enjoyment. Little did I know then the plans he had for me. If there's one thing I've learned on this journey (well, maybe two) it's NEVER underestimate God's fabulous plans and purposes, and, second, God is NEVER done with the fully surrendered heart!

Keep surrendering, my friends, and then watch God work wondrous things in your life, both now and in the days to come!

May He bless you for His Kingdom!

Here's the image of Tender Vow. If you want to read the synopsis, just move over to my HOME page and scroll down till you come to the book. Click on it and it will take you to Amazon where you can read the synopsis and/or check out buying information.

I love you all!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

First off, let me clarify that my adorable husband LOVES his grandkids!!! That said, he also loves building things for them. He's built toyboxes, bookshelves, dollhouses, a rocking horse, beds with drawers underneath, and there's more! In the spring of 2009, he decided to build the growing babes a swingset. And here's a picture of it!

Nice, eh? But then, in the spring of '10 he decided it needed a little something, he added this platform/playhouse, which also has a green canvas roof that he stored in the shed for the winter. He also built a slanted walkway for the kids to climb. Here it is:

But, alas! It is now spring of '11, and he has been eyeing the playground and thinking it needs yet another addition! So, he is adding a second playhouse with a bridge leading to it, and on the other side of the second platform there is a rope climbing thingie. My hubby just delights in bringing joy to his grands. Tomorrow, cloudy or not, or even a bit drizzly, he will have them out there breaking it in. By the way, he JUST started this third addition last night and says it will be done, with the exception of the canvas roofs, by tonight. HE'S PRETTY AMAZING, DON'T YOU THINK?

Here's the rope climbing wall, which he fashioned with his own hands. How did he do that?

And I would be remiss if I didn't show you a picture of the supervisor!

Friday, April 01, 2011


I would be remiss if I didn't post a few silly jokes on April 1, wouldn't I? Okay, so they're dumb as a box of socks with rocks, but here goes anyway!!!

What do you get if you cross an elephant and a kangaroo?
Big holes all over Australia!

What do you get if you cross an insect with the Easter Bunny?
Bugs Bunny.

What do you get when you cross a stream and a brook?
Wet feet.

What do you call a pig that does karate?
A pork chop.

What do you call a song sung in an automobile?
A cartoon.

What do you call the best butter on the farm?
A goat.

What do you call a calf after it's six months old?
Seven months old.

What do you call a guy who's born in Columbus, grows up in Cleveland, and then dies in Cincinnati?

Why does the Easter Bunny have a shiny nose?
His powder puff is on the wrong end.

And last, but not least, I MUST post this very silly cartoon 'cause it plain made me laugh: