Tuesday, January 17, 2012

This little light of mine....

I had the pleasure of hosting my tiny Quinn’s 2nd birthday party this weekend!

 Couldn’t wait to show you the fun we had.  I am an overflowingly proud Bebe!

She was the highness of the day, walking around seemingly more than just 2.  It is so interesting to watch a tiny girl growing in comparison to rough and tumble boys.  She was adorable to say the least.  Her beautiful Mom made her birthday frock and awesome food for all , then gave me decorating carte blanche.  Michelle was so sweet to let me gush and do, since I’ve never had the chance to pink it up before!
Dad procured a bouncy castle for all the little ones to burn off energy and God provided gorgeous weather for all to enjoy a January afternoon outside!

Love & Light  X 1000 
Children are just a reminder of God’s Love and Light.

Lately when Quinn walks in my door, she runs to me and calls my name. 
I have to admit sweeping her up in my arms is one of the best feelings ever. 
Makes me realize what God must feel when His children run to Him & call His name!  

The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.
Proverbs 18:10 NLT
Just think of it and remind yourself how much you are blessedly loved!
Shine in  His arms!
Joyfully shining, b

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christmas memories….wishing they took longer to create!

Even though I’ve been Chrismtasing since mid-November, what with the 7thJoy Trunk Show and all, I never get tired of the warmth that flows through the house and everywhere this time of year.

This year was no different than many years past.  The beautiful routine of family traditions…tree picking and decorating (our frazier fir is still thriving…can’t bear to take it down).

Christmas Eve church with family and the celebration of my beautiful Mom’s birthday.

One gift on Christmas Eve, holiday PJ’s!
Late to bed…then early Christmas morning wake-up
(teenagers can get up early when they want!).

And the best of all, newly created since the birth of grandbugs… breakfast after Santa, at Bebe’s house!!!  I love that my son and his little family live just a stone’s throw away, close enough to have time for this before we all retreat to clean up the paper and head to Nonny’s for Christmas Day festivities! 

Silly Boys....
It’s a blurry whirlwind by the time it’s all done, but a wondrous whirlwind none the less!

Again I am reminded of the blessings I hold.  A family full!  A home to warm, healthy children and family to share it with, and a God who makes it possible….it’s just too much to behold at times!

Thanking God for a blessed 2011 and wishing you all a joyfully abundant 2012!

Stepping into the new year, hoping for new thoughts worth a blog, looking for beautiful inspiration to share, celebrating my awesome graduating senior and the list just goes on and on...You see, there is always something to look forward to! 


And to start the year off right, I'm cleaning house and the shop.....
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