Archive for December, 2009

The big reveal

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Ta da—I finally got the photos edited. There are a ton. I couldn’t get one good photo of the whole room so I just went around taking shots of everything. For those of you who have had the privilege of using my old ugly bathroom, you wouldn’t recognize the place. I don’t have any good […]

THIS is why I read Money Saving Mom

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Well, lots of reasons. I read her blogs before she started Money Saving Mom so I just followed her. She’s been a behind the scenes encourager to me for a long time and I just appreciate how sweet she is. I totally love all the deals and coupons she posts and here’s the purpose of […]

Happy New Year Survey

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

I saw this on The Common Room’s blog and thought I’d give it a try. 1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before? I learned to make soap. I enjoy it and I love the homemade soap. I don’t think it’s going to be the craft that takes over my life. […]


Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

I mentioned yesterday that we enjoyed our quiet Christmas. We definitely did. Thursday, Lee and I spent some time together. Friday it was just James and I. I just didn’t think about Lee not being home. This is the first Christmas he’s been “out” in 4 years I think. So that was a wonderful bonus […]

Works of God

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Did you enjoy any blessings over this past week? I missed being with my extended family this year, but I was so happy to enjoy time with James and time with Lee. They are my favorite people. James is a precious kid! He was happy about everything he got. Lee worked a lot of extra […]

Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Enjoy this beautiful carol today. I pray each of you will have a Christmas full of the love and peace which only comes from knowing Christ. In the bleak midwinter, frost wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, In the bleak […]

Lee’s Boss

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Lee’s job has been going well. At first his boss favored him and treated him nicer than the other guys. That quickly wore off. Lee said his boss’ moods swing wildly. He’s all smiles, then he’s yelling and furious and then back to Mr. Nice Guy. Lee pretty much ignores his moods and goes about […]

Christmas Eve at the Prison~Repost

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

I went to visit Lee on Christmas Eve. The visiting room was decorated. A tree stood in the corner its lights twinkling brightly. A toy train chugged around the base,happily unaware of its location. The air was full of the sounds of people in a festive mood. Lots of loud talking, laughter, and smiles. There […]

Prison Ministry at Christmas

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Robin at Pensieve shared her thoughts after ministering at a prison during Christmas. I wanted to point you to her posts again. I appreciated her thoughts. Reality Check part 1 part 2 part 3

Guess What I Finally Finished?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

I made them a little bigger than I probably should have. Next time I’ll follow the pattern better! Aren’t they so cute? The color is a bit off because I took them at night but you can get the idea. I am so proud of my new sock knitting skill! I did decide that it’s […]