Archive for November, 2008

One year ago today, I started blogging.  It’s seems odd to be posting about this since I haven’t been blogging much lately, but it is a milestone of sorts I suppose.   

I would post more but it’s past my bedtime, so I think I’ll just say goodnight and try to post something worthwhile tomorrow evening!

Have a great night!

Love, Velvia


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Thank you God for all the wonderful blessings you have bestowed upon me, I am truly grateful.  Thank you for all the difficult things I’ve experienced in my life, they’ve drawn me closer to you.  Thank you for the challenges I’ve faced, You’ve used them to make me stronger.  Thank you for the times I’ve failed, they’ve humbled me and made me realize that I am nothing without You.  Thank you for the times when things haven’t turned out the way I’d hoped, it makes me know You have a better plan.

Thank you for loving me just as I am, and loving me so much that You won’t let me stay that way!

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I don’t have much time to blog tonight, I’m working on our homeschool lesson plans, so I decided to post a few recent photos of my sweet little munchkins.  Since this is Thanksgiving month I’m going to focus most, if not all my posts on things I’m grateful for, so here are four of my most precious blessings!

                   Blue Eyes – Cheese!

This photo was taken a couple of weeks ago when Cupcake and Blue Eyes stayed with us for several days while Natalie and Joey took the girls in their care camping.   Isn’t he sweet?  I love the way the sun is reflecting off his blond hair, it makes him look angelic (which he is— most of the time).

            Cupcake – Too cute for words!

Another one of the photos I took during their visit.  I  think she looks more like Natalie the older she gets, she has Joey’s coloring and his disposition, but she reminds me so much of Natalie when I look in those big brown eyes.   I think the expression on her face is so precious!

          Ladybug – I stuck my finger in a light socket!

I took this photo of Ladybug last week while she was jumping on the trampoline, the static electricity had her hair standing on end!  I love this picture, but the sad part was every time I touched her I shocked her and she looked at me as if to say “Nana, why did you do that?”  She’s such a little doll!

           Spiderman – You’re the Man!!

What a cute little guy!  If you look at his neck you’ll see his vein popping out, when he’s angry or upset it looks like it will pop right out of his skin.  My son Phillip and I share this trait with Spiderman so I guess it’s genetic, although I don’t think ours is quite as pronounced as Spiderman’s. 

Well, that’s my post for this evening, I’m off to finish lesson plans and to prepare for this week of homeschool.  I hope everyone has a great week this week.  Don’t forget to vote!!

Love, Velvia

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It’s really hard to believe that November has arrived, what happened to September and October?  They flew by in a blur, as most months seem to do now.  I guess it’s because I’m getting older but the weeks fly by like days, and months like weeks.  Ah well, another Halloween has come and gone and before you know it we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving.  I love this time of year, the cooler weather, the beautiful colors that God has painted the landscape with, and the anticipation of the holidays.  I have so much to be thankful for, God has been so good to us and I’m grateful for the opportunity to express my gratefulness always but especially during this month.

I want to share three of my most precious blessings, Spiderman, Ladybug, and Drama Queen all decked out for trick or treating last night.  We had pizza together before Ashley and Drama Queen, and Phillip, Beth, and the little ones went around the neighborhood to get candy.  I stayed home to pass out the candy to the kids that came to our house.  I think everyone had a great time, the kids got lots of chocolate so the adults get to share in the loot!

   Ladybug and Spiderman ready to go!

They looked so cute and were so excited about going out to get candy.  Little Miss Ladybug got tired so Beth brought her back to the house and the others went back out to finish up.  Spiderman told Beth “I’m ready for the next level of trick or treating”, meaning he’s big enough to go to more houses now.

                     Too cute!!

                Tough Guy!!

Well fiddledeedee! (Our own Scarlet O’Hara)

Drama Queen changed her mind yesterday afternoon about what costume she wanted to wear.  I had put together a scarecrow costume for her to wear at her request, but at the last minute (almost!), she decided to wear her Scarlet O’Hara costume from two years ago.  Thankfully, it still fit, all I had to do was let the hem out.  To her credit she did wear the scarecrow costume to the Girl Scout party earlier in the week, so my effort wasn’t in vain.

The only thing that would have made the evening better is if Natalie, Joey, Cupcake, and Blue Eyes had been here with us.  Natalie is going to email me pictures of their little ones dressed up, so I’ll post those as soon as she sends them.

Well, I’m off to iron our clothes for church tomorrow, have a wonderful Sunday!

Love, Velvia

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