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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter

George and I just wanted to wish all of our Blog Friends a very Blessed and Happy Easter.   Alleluia!  Christ is Risen!   Christ is Risen INDEED!  Share the JOY.

God Bless ALL of You,

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day 2016

Hope all of you blog friends are having a GREAT Valentine's Day/Weekend.... Just remember that Valentine Celebrations are all about LOVE ---and we all need to keep the love going not just today,  but all of the time.





The weather has changed our celebration plans this week.  First of all,  we had a short trip planned ---which we had to cancel due to the weather...  Then today we were going down to Cookeville to have a fancy-dancy Valentines Dinner... BUT---with snow/sleet/ice all around us today,  we decided not to head down the mountain...

SO--what did we do to celebrate??????  WELL---we did something we had never done on Valentine's Day before:  we went to a local Mexican Restaurant near us here and had Fajitas for TWO.  Even though it wasn't 'fancy' --and we didn't dress up for a special occasion,  the food was GREAT.   We both enjoyed it ---and after getting home,  we enjoyed cuddling on the sofa by the fireplace --watching the snow come down (and being happy we were HOME).





The biggest surprise and JOY of the celebration weekend was getting a package from FedEx.... Guess what it was?   My middle son (Mark) and his wonderful girlfriend (Debbie) sent me a huge bunch of gorgeous ROSES from 1-800-Flowers....   The pink and red roses are so beautiful --and will only get prettier with each passing day as they open... 

Adult children may not always realize how special it is for a parent to hear from them.  This Mama CRIED with so much love and joy inside of herself.   Mark and Debbie will NEVER know how much this gesture of love means to me....





Finally and most importantly,  this is for my wonderful husband, George.   Thank YOU for the gorgeous card ---and for always being there for me... I love you to the moon and back FOREVER.... Don't ever forget that....

Well Friends---as you can tell,  even though it wasn't what we first expected,  we did have a wonderful weekend... As my Facebook friends tell me,  just being with George is enough for me!!!!!!  SO TRUE..  

God Bless You ---and remember to keep the LOVE going all year long.

Hugs,

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving

Hello Blog Friends,   Sorry I haven't been around much lately --but I did want to take a minute and say "Happy Thanksgiving" to all of you who are celebrating this special holiday this week...  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays when families can take a few minutes to enjoy one another,  enjoy some fantastic food,  and just share the love and memories... God Bless All of YOU.

Hugs,

Friday, July 3, 2015

Celebrating America's Birthday

Happy 4th of July to YOU.... As you enjoy fun times with lots of great food and fellowship,  please take a minute to thank God for our country and the freedoms we celebrate.  We also need to pray for our country and its future...

Today,  in honor of America's Birthday and our flag,  I am celebrating with you by showing you some of the RED, WHITE and BLUE flowers we have, and have had this year in our yard.

The photo above is Peppermint Splash Rose from our yard (5/27).   It reminds me of fireworks---so I'll begin with it...  Click on the photos for enlargements.


Bama Bound DayLily  (6/21/15)



Mt Hood Daffodil (3/28/15)



Electric Shock Irises (5/09/15)



  Another Combo:  Lollypop Lilies (5/20/15)



Crimson Pixie Lilies (5/20/15)



Lady Elizabeth DayLily (6/24/15)



Blue Periwinkle (Vinca Minor) Groundcover in our Yard  (3/25/15)



Another Combo:  Ronald Reagan Rose  (6/12/15)



Red Dynasty Tulip  (4/03/15)



Sweet Freedom Rose  (5/25/15)



Sweet little BLUE Pansy (4/21/15)



Finally,  here is one of my all-time favorite Roses... I like Double Delight so much that I used it for my header on my other blog post  (Betsy's Photo Blog)....  But since it is SO pretty,  I'll also include it today on this post...

Hope you enjoyed this little variety showing some of our many flowers ---and I hope that you have a happy and SAFE holiday!

Hugs,

Monday, March 9, 2015

Happy Birthday to my Wonderful Husband, George

The Birthday Boy (born 3/9/42) --Photo taken on 2/13/15,  at Greenbriar in the Smokies
Please take a few minutes and go to George's blog  (click HERE)  and wish him a Happy 73rd Birthday...  You all know how much I truly ADORE this man.  God put us together---and  with God at the center of our lives,  we have a wonderful life together.  I especially feel SO blessed to have this fantastic man in my life...

I will share some pictures I took of George during our Valentine's Trip to the Smoky Mountains on Feb. 12-13.   Please click on the photos for enlargements.


The first place we stopped on 2/12  was the Foothills Parkway.  The photographer was busy taking a picture of the little bit of blue sky we saw on that trip!



The wind was COLD up there on that mountain on 2/12,  along the Foothills Parkway. George seldom gets cold --but it was definitely VERY COLD that day, even to him.



Next,  after leaving the Foothills Parkway,  we drove on the Wears Valley Road (near Sevierville) in order to check out a group of waterfalls and cascades that we love to see and photograph.  George --as you know--LOVES to take fancy water photos.  This is a perfect place (although, as I said,  it was a very very cold day --and snowing a little)... Photo was taken on 2/12/15;



We did get a little snow as we drove along Little River Road (toward Gatlinburg).  We walked down the hill to check out  Mannis Branch Falls.  I like this picture of George  (on 2/12)  on his knee getting the perfect picture. 



My Sweetie will climb all around the rocks and boulders to get some good pictures.  This picture was taken on 2/13 at Greenbriar in the Smokies.



Photo taken at Greenbriar in the Smokies on 2/13/15;  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture of my Sweetie.



Us on a COLD COLD day in the Smokies (photo taken on 2/12/15)
I'll close with a picture of us:  two people very much in LOVE.... To the Love of my Life:  "HAPPY BIRTHDAY....  Hope you enjoy your birthday celebration this year."

Have a great week, my Friends.  Be sure and wish George a Happy Birthday!!!!

Hugs,