This quiz says…

…”I’m a Thanksgiving!” I guess I can live with that…As long as you don’t call me “Turkey!” ;-) I found this fun little quiz over at Gina’s. When I took it, I got the same results:

You Are Thanksgiving
You are a bit of a homebody who enjoys being in the company of people you love. It doesn’t take a lot to make you happy. You’re enjoying life as it is. You have many blessings in your life, and you are grateful for each one. You believe that life is about what you *do* have. You feel like you have enough of the good stuff. What makes you celebrate: Family, friends, and the changing of the seasons. At holiday get togethers, you do best as: The host of the party On a holiday, you’re the one most likely to: Spend so much energy preparing that it’s a full time job
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Marriage Takes Three

A friend gave me a plaque that hangs on the wall, in the same place it’s been for a decade. I pass it several times daily, as I scurry around the house trying to get things done. This wonderful reminder is a poem about the key to a good marriage…

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(By: Beth Stuckwisch)

Marriage takes three to be complete;
It’s not enough for two to meet.
They must be united in love
By love’s Creator, God above.
Then their love will be firm and strong;
Able to last when things go wrong,
Because they’ve felt God’s love and know
He’s always there, He’ll never go.
And they have both loved Him in kind
With all the heart and soul and mind
And in that love they’ve found the way
To love each other every day.
A marriage that follows God’s plan
Takes more than a woman and a man.
It needs a oneness that can be
Only from Christ-
Marriage takes three.

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Well, speaking of marriage, this Sunday (Nov. 23rd), Scott and I will be married 12 years. I thank the Lord that He gave me Scott. I also thank God for keeping us close to each other and close to Him…

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*P.S. For those of you who don’t know… Yes, the pic above is of Scott and me. This photo is of us cutting the cake on our wedding day, November 23rd, 1996.

Gotta Love Those Eagles…

…but so much more the One who made them!!
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I’ve been tired…oh, so very tired…and weary. I don’t like to get this exhausted…but then, who does?! Well, I know that God never promised us that we wouldn’t get tired, but I sure am glad He gave us this reassuring scripture:

Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.Isaiah 40:28-31


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I tell you, now that is some GOOD STUFF to me!! I don’t care how many times I’ve heard or read that scripture, it still speaks volumes to my soul! When I truly meditate on those verses, I start to get excited! Our God is an AWESOME God!!

These Crack Me Up…

…and yes, I’m easily amused. -D Hey, who can’t use a laugh, anyway? How ’bout you? Just take a look for yourself:

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**I especially love the last one. Doesn’t he look like an old tough guy on a cop show? O.k., um, maybe it’s just me… (Hee, Hee, Hee!) Uh, hmm, anyway

Even if you don’t find these funny…SMILE, it’s FRIDAY! Woo-Hoo! -D

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**For more funny dog pics, visit: ihasahotdog.com.

“Beauty and the Beast”

I thought I would share some Halloween fun with you all. This is a series of pics I like to call “Beauty and the Beast.” Hope you enjoy these photos of the kids’ costumes. )

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Below is “Beauty.” Sarah dressed as a princess this Halloween. Whenever anyone would see Sarah in her costume, she would tell them that her name matches her costume. She would explain how the name “Sarah” means “princess.” This is true, by the way. (Oh, also you may notice some changes since Sarah’s last photos. She’s had another hair-cut, and she’s lost both front teeth!)

Here’s a closeup of “Beauty”:

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Here’s my “Beauty,” posing for the camera:

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Below is “Beast.” Kerry went as the Incredible Hulk for Halloween this year. I didn’t want the kids to dress as anything scary, gruesome, ghoulish, devilish, or demonic, etc. Well, Kerry likes the Hulk, partially because he’s tough and a little scary. (However, I chuckle to myself, since it’s very difficult for my Kerry to look scary! He’s just TOO cute! -D ) Of course, in addition, Kerry LOVES all the superheroes, and at least the Hulk IS really a good guy too!

Here’s Hulk showing off his huge muscles:

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Here’s the “Beast” from the side. (I think he’s getting ready to punch a bad guy or something.)

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I just LOVE this last photo. This one is from a few photos of the kids pretending to dance. These make me think of “Beauty and the Beast” in the movie, as they’re dancing. Of course, in this photo, the Hulk certainly doesn’t look very “beast-like!” The mask has come off, and the true “cutie-pie” has been revealed! ;-)

Aren’t they both darling?

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Hope you all had a Happy Halloween! Don’t eat too much leftover candy! -D

**P.S. Oh, by the way, Scott and I learned an important tip for the adults. If you don’t want to put on extra pounds at Halloween, buy candy that you don’t really like! -D