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Friday, November 5, 2010

My Nephew Christopher's Wedding

This is my nephew Christopher, my sister Tammy's oldest son. I have known this young man since he was born! He has always been a joy to me and I am so happy he has found the woman of his dreams! I will be praying for many, many years of joy and happiness for both of you! I love you Christopher and Lynette!
What a beautiful location!

Thank you so much for including your mom and dad in your amazing day!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Screen Capture Software 3.7.51533

I have been fortunate to use Screen Capture Software for approximately one year at my work location. The neatest part is that you can completely manipulate anything you can capture on your computer screen! As a matter of fact, I copied a beautiful map, but didn't want the "close" box to show in the photo. You simply "cut" the verbiage out of the picture! It was amazing!

You can also place creative borders on your photos by an easy touch of a button!

I can't say enough about this software - you should check it out at the link provided below!

Screen Capture Software

Thankful Thursday - Post 2 - I'm behind on posts!

So, this is Jan (on the left). She is my bestest friend at work! Not only has this amazing lady taught me everything I know about FECA (Federal Workers' Compensation), but she takes care of me like a mother! Every day she is helpful to me (with work issues AND friend issues). She has been a blessing to my life for three years and I look forward to many, many more!

Thankful Thursday

It's funny, I haven't been posting "Thankful Thursday" posts for long (and haven't written them EVERY Thursday as I initially hoped I would), but I can't remember what/who I've written about! I am going to credit old age for that gift - and if I re-post something, hope you will forgive me!

Today, I HAVE to post about my son, Peter! There are no words to describe how much I adore this young man! For many years, I credited him for my existence! He was my world and a tremendous blessing to me! As a matter of fact, he still is! Whenever something breaks, I call Peter (and he ALWAYS comes running!). Whenever we go out of town, I call Peter and he takes excellent care of our pets (and I have a feeling he loves on them just like I do!).

As a parent, at times you are forced to stand-by and watch (and pray every moment of every day) and allow your children to make decisions on their own (even if you think they're the wrong decisions). As they grow older, circumstances in life can be difficult or wonderful (as it is for all of us). Sometimes they create the circumstances, sometimes they don't! But I LOVE it when things work out for my children! There is no greater joy in life (except your personal walk with the Lord)!

After many obstacles, my son's life now seems to be on the most amazing path! Not only am I proud of him and the choices he is making, but I'm impressed with the man he has become! He has the kindest Spirit of anyone I know; he stops to help everyone he sees on the side of the road (or in parking lots - I witnessed that one myself!). He is extremely intelligent (I can't take any credit for that one!), has a beautiful singing voice (I may have played a part in that one!), is REALLY great looking (I AM taking partial credit for that one - just kidding, he looks just like his dad!), and an all around great person! He loves the Lord and lives a life that shows it!

Today, and every day, I am grateful for his life and the powerful way he has (and continues to) impacted mine!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Call Me Kate Meeting the Molly Maguires by Molly Roe

Often times, children are not able to grasp historical events because they lose focus trying to read history books that don’t capture their attention. Call Me Kate is a well-written book that will teach children about the civil war era in a way they will never forget. As sad as prejudice is, it is part of our country’s history and it can’t (and mustn’t) be ignored. It must be discussed, analyzed and changed; strategies must be implemented to change the future of this great nation.
Although extremely sad, this story reveals that life doesn’t always go as planned; some times we are forced to reach deep within, to a place we didn’t know existed, to walk from day to day. It is through the trials that courage and character are born (not when life is simple and care-free).
I recently became a fan of historical fiction, due to the mix of story and educational facts from the past. If you are a young teen, struggling with the civil war era, I would challenge you to pick up a copy of this book. Learning can be fun when told in story-form.