Saturday, January 31, 2009

Happy Birthday, Baby!

Happy Birthday Wishes to My Beloved
The Love of My Life!

Happy Birthday from your four daughters

The following was written by our oldest grandson, Jared. (don't miss #14)

Reasons Why I Love My Pop-Pop

  1. he takes me frogging
  2. he watches movies with me
  3. he teaches me golf
  4. he loves me
  5. his catch phrase is holy mackerel
  6. he always thinks of fun things for me to do when I come over
  7. he loves to take me fishing at Strawbridge Lake
  8. he loves anything I get him as long as it comes from the heart
  9. everything he does he makes me laugh
  10. the way he likes to do a little something for me
  11. the way he changes words around
  12. he supports me in everything I do
  13. he trusts me
  14. he saved me from choking when I was eating Aunt Jamie's hard candy by doing the Heimlich remover
  15. every time I want to show him something he stops what he is doing and lets me show him unless he is on an important call which I can understand
  16. he tries to solve problems in his own little way
  17. I love the way he prays
  18. he always surprises people
  19. and he is a good debater
  20. he always works so hard for his family
  21. he does really good quoting people
  22. he likes the word flabbergasted
  23. and he make big deals about a lot
  24. he loves telling stories
  25. he over stuffs his sentences and answers
  26. I love his Analogies and metaphors
  27. He loves his job
  28. I love his big round glasses
  29. I love his laugh
  30. I love his comments like when he say she flew the coop
  31. I love when he builds fires
  32. I also like his goofy little owfits
  33. he picks me up from school every Fri.
  34. When you say somethings wrong he always accuses you like when I fell under my dresser he thought that I did it on purpose
  35. I love his coats there so funny looking
  36. he laughs at physical comedy
  37. In everything he does he just loves to add a little something special
  38. I love how he shares my love for popcorn
  39. I love how he just loves you to pieces and you can't return his love
  40. I love his facial expressions like when he looks confused
  41. I love how when he does a job he sticks to it like when he is doing the dishes he asks people to eat what they Left on there plate
  42. I love you pop-pop

    Jared

Happy Birthday to you...

Friday, January 30, 2009

Another Tag ~ My Memories From 2008

I was tagged today by my dear friend, Miss Jen. If you would like to meet a delightful young lady so full of joy and enthusiasm, visit her splendid blog at Blessed Femina.


Here is my list of
My Memories From 2008
~A Good Book I Read~
A Bend In The Road: Experiencing God When Your World Caves In
by David Jeremiah
Book Description: Drawing on his insightful sermon series, renowned pastor/teacher David Jeremiah shares the comfort and hope of the Psalms and how these truths can guide believer's through life's greatest challenges. He includes inspiring real-life stories of people who have struggled with terminal illness, the loss of a child, or imprisonment of a spouse. Jeremiah interweaves his own journal entries, revealing his battle with cancer and how the Psalms helped to sustain him during the fight of his life. A Bend in the Road is an invaluable source of help and encouragement for people facing major obstacles in life.

~A Great Film/Movie I Watched~ I don't watch very many movies but I did receive from my daughter Jill, a Chris Tomlin DVD called see the morning. It included A Talk from Louie Giglio titled How Great is Our God.
It is awe inspiring!
You can watch it on YouTube. The first part is almost ten minutes long but more than worth your time watching it.
You Will Be Amazed by...
How Great is Our God
~ A New Place I Visited~
York PA. I discovered through my genealogy research that my paternal ancestors lived here for many generations.
~ An Inspiring Verse or Quote I Read ~
It is not under the sharpest, but the longest trials, that we are most in danger of fainting.
~Andrew Fuller~
~ A Discovery I Made ~
After much searching, we discovered at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Germantown, PA, a journal listing the 1856 marriage record of Johann and Catherina H. This single entry, copied by the pastor who officiated the marriage, included the town (Leutkirch im Allgau Germany) in Germany where the couple were born. Knowing this town/village now opens the door to research across the ocean.
~ A New Skill I Acquired ~
How to make folded German Paper Stars (also called Moravian Stars)

~ A Lesson Learned ~
To trust God more completely... haven't learned this lesson to the fullest, but learning more and more.

~ A Moment I Will Always Remember ~
In August we hosted the first ever family reunion for my husbands side of the family. A truly wonderful time of meeting new people and developing new friendships.
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These are some of my 2008 Recollections... Now, I tag these dear ladies to play along:
* Please Disregard if you do not like Tags*

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Show and Tell Friday

This little Nipper dog belonged to my husband's mother. She worked 40 years for RCA from the mid 1940's until her retirement in the 1980's.
Here are a few pictures I found on the net and links to where I found them:
The above picture was taken from the parking lot.
Click here for more Information regarding RCA History. Above is a picture of RCA Building 17 in Camden NJ which was converted to luxury apartments in 2003, and is one of the few remaining buildings that once housed the vast RCA Victor Complex.

This stained glass remains illuminated atop the "Nipper Tower" in the former Building 17. This photograph was taken from the inside of the "Nipper Tower"

As were many of this era, my mother-in-law was totally fascinated by the NASA Space Program and collected these patches. Here is a link to an article from Wikipedia on the Apollo Program.


~o0O0o~

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Show and Tell

Warm-Hearted Snowmen

Could there be a happier cookie? As you can see, I could not stop taking pictures of these smiling confections. Sure to bring smiles to grandchildren arriving from NY this afternoon.



I am so sorry I cannot remember where I got the idea for these ~ if I can find the link I will post it.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I've been Tagged

I've been tagged by my talented friend Diane of Diane Knott's Musings to play a "get to know one another". She's asked me to post 7 wonderful, weird, whimsical or serious things about myself.


Well, here goes...


1. I am having the best time blogging and meeting the sweetest, most creative and encouraging friends.

2. I am a very organized person (my kids think this is weird)

3. I am a List maker and couldn't function very well without them (umm.. wonder if that would make a worthwhile post)

4. I would love to learn German (maybe someday when I have the time to commit)

5. Okay, here's one for really weird: when I am very tired and someone asks me a question, I feel a strong urge to giggle and laugh. Guess it's easier to laugh than to think.

6. I watch very little TV or movies

7. I have a fascination with hummingbirds and have filled my yard with plants that attract them.

Instead of tagging 7 others, I will leave it up to you if you would like to participate. If you do, let me know as I would love to see your post.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Scherenschnitte and 52Q ~ Week 4

I made this cutting from a Claudia Hopf design I picked up at a craft store recently. It is the first time I colored a cutting. The directions said to paint with watercolors before cutting. If I hadn't read the directions I would have painted after cutting. I will continue to practice making cuttings and hope to learn to design a pattern for an idea that has been on my heart for a long time. Problem is, I don't have a clue how to go about it.~~~o0O0o~~~

I also completed my Week 4 52Q Art Journal page.
To see more 52Q Art Journal Mini Art click here.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Wait

Wait
By Russell Kelfer
November 14, 1933 – February 3, 2000

Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried;
Quietly, patiently, lovingly, God replied.
I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate…
and the Master so gently said, “Wait.”

“Wait? You say wait?” my indignant reply.
“Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!
Is Your hand shortened? Or have You not heard?
By faith I have asked, and I’m claiming Your word.

My future and all to which I relate
hangs in the balance and You tell me to “Wait?”
I’m needing a ‘yes’, a go-ahead sign.
Or even a ‘no’, to which I’ll resign.

You promised, dear Lord, that if we believe,
We need but to ask, and we shall receive.
Lord, I’ve been asking, and this is my cry:
I’m weary of asking! I need a reply.

Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate
as my Master replied again, “Wait.”
So I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut,
and grumbled to God, “So, I’m waiting…for what?”

He seemed then to kneel, and His eyes met with mine…
and He tenderly said, “I could give you a sign.
I could shake the heavens and darken the sun.
I could raise the dead and cause mountains to run.

I could give all you seek and pleased you would be.
You’d have what you want, but you wouldn’t know Me.
You’d not know the depth of My love for each saint.
You’d not know the Power that I give to the faint.

You’d not learn to see through the clouds of despair;
you’d not learn to trust just by knowing I’m there.
You’d not know the joy of resting in Me
when darkness and silence are all you can see.

You’d never experience the fullness of love
when the peace of My spirit descends like a dove.
You would know that I give, and I save, for a start,
but you’d not know the depth of the beat of My heart.

The glow of My comfort late into the night,
the faith that I give when you walk without sight.
The depth that’s beyond getting just what you ask
from an infinite God who makes what you have last.

You’d never know should your pain quickly flee,
what it means that My grace is sufficient for thee.
Yes, your dearest dreams overnight would come true,
but oh, the loss, if you missed what I’m doing in you.

So, be silent, my child, and in time you will see
that the greatest of gifts is to truly know Me.
And though oft My answers seem terribly late,
My most precious answer of all is still ‘WAIT’.”

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