Monday, January 24, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I just had to share my new favorite make-up product...it rated 4 out of 5 stars on the L'Oreal website www.lorealparisusa.com and I have to agree. L'oreal states..."Discover the secret to perfect skin texture....Get the perfect skin texture instantly and all day. The silky lightweight formula glides onto skin and and minimizes the look of pores and fine lines. Skin looks and feels smooth and resurfaced. The result--a unified matte finish that's flawless."
The PROS: It visibly makes my pores appear smaller and my lines ARE much much less noticeable. I apply it after my moisturizer, and it gives my skin a smooth, airbrushed look even when used under my foundation, stays on all day and controls oil while I'm wearing it. The only thing it doesn't do is correct color imperfections, so you will still need concealer for those problem areas. I loved it the minute I put it on.
The CONS: If you use too much, your skin will look powdery and it would be better if they would package it in a tube for easier application.
I've noticed the older my skin gets, the less face powders do their job...powder is NOT my friend anymore, they just seem to settle in my lines, but with the new Studio Secrets Face Primer, I get a smooth finish without the need for face powders to set my make-up.
My daughter tried it and had to stop at Wally world on the way home to pick up one for herself (guess she liked it too). And no, this is NOT a paid advertisement, I just like passing on my favorite things.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
As of right now (Lord willing that we won't have to move), we live close to them, so I am of course hoping to be able to do lots and lots of babysitting!!!
The way they announced it, was at Christmas, we were all given what we thought was a Christmas card in an envelope, but inside was a poem, and here is what ours said...
I do not have a face to see,
Or put inside a frame.
I do not have soft cheeks to kiss,
I don't yet have a name. (It was at this point it hit me)
You can't yet hold my tiny hands, 'nor whisper in my ear.
It's still to soon to sing a song, or cuddle me so near.
But all will change come fall time,
That's when they say I'm due.
I'll be your second grandchild;I can't wait till I meet you.
All I ask between now and then is your patience while I grow.
I promise I'll be worth the wait, because of all the love we'll know.
So have a Merry Christmas
A wish to you from me.
I cannot wait to be a part
Of this great family!
Can you imagine the tears of joy!
My daughter has always been baby/kid crazy, she started babysitting after taking a class at the local hospital at the age of eleven. She and our new son have been married a little over a year now and I'm surprised she was able to wait as long as she has.
I have already been looking at nursery decor, baby knit and crochet patterns, and searching for the best "baby" websites on the net, so if you find any, please let me know.
Enough for now, I'm sure I'll be posting more about this in the future and I just may have to start a blog for the new addition, how fun would it be to keep track of everyone's thoughts and joy, pics, information and give to him/her in a book when he/she is old enough to appreciate it!
I was asked what I'd like to be called and as I said with Jonah, they can call me anything they want....How does Granny M sound?
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
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pendant from etsy seller lisahopkins
#1 What were the challenges of 2010?
2010 was chock full of challenges so this one is easy.... The only problem is in chosing which ones to highlight here. I'm a true believer in that God allows challenges in our lives right at the time when we need to grow more spiritually. (And boy, He must've thought we needed to do some MAJOR growing!)
In March, Hubby lost his job...9 days later, my ankle and the outside of my foot was kicked by a horse (long story) so I ended up on the couch for 8 weeks, unable to work or help around the house. This was a problem as we needed to get the house ready to sell since we might be moving. Thank Heavens for my mom-in-law, who was there with cleaning and packing help, not to mention bringing meals! Yay for Joy, she's amazing. And also my own mother who doesn't live close was also able to come help out a couple of days. Yay Mom!
You find out real quick who's there for you when you are really down and in need of help. So, of course, MOMS to the rescue! Aren't mothers amazing? Okay that's a blog subject all it's own, so we'll shelve that for later...
Also because of the broken foot and ankle, I was unable to exercize, help train or compete on the horses, so our daughter and new son-in-law to the rescue there...our daughter Miranda, working full-time as a nurse, as well as fostering too young and too sick puppies for the local animal shelter, still managed to show up nearly every day after work to help her dad with the horses, and spent nearly every weekend at competitions with us. She was truly indispensible to us. As a parent, I spend a lot of time feeling guilty and wishing I could have a re-do of certain parenting mistakes, but when your child steps up like ours did, you realize, maybe I didn't do such a bad job after all, had to do something right to end up with such an amazing woman for a daughter.
My challenging list could go on, but I think that's enough, and what I learned is really too many things to list, but probably the biggy is that if you constantly dwell (moan and groan and whine and oh, poor me) on the past, you get stuck. Very hard to move forward once you get stuck, but it can be done...lots of prayers and learning to just let go and give it to God. Not just give it to Him, but really learn to TRUST Him and have faith that things are going to work out exactly as he planned all along!