Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tired but still blessed . . . yawn

Had a busy day at work. Year end is crazy. So grateful for my job of 20 years. Yes hard to believe. I just celebrated my 20 year award.

I started consistently riding my exercise bike. It is helping me to lose those extra pounds. As much as I hate to admit it - exercise does work and make you feel better. Okay Lord, I get it. LOL

Looking forward to the New Year. I love fresh starts. I went through my desk at work and did a spring cleaning of sorts. Oh how nice it is.

This year my new years resolution is to "watch my tongue" Yes easier said than done sadly. I don't want anything unpleasing to the Lord to come out of my mouth. Probably could do a lot better if I gave up my drivers license. hah

I want to honor God in my words and deeds this new year. I desire to delight His heart in this way. I know it will make me a better wife, employee, daughter, friend, and certainly will improve my walk.

I will commit to pray each morning before my feet hit the floor, Lord please put a guard over my mouth this day. AMEN

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

White Christmas Broadway

My mother-in-law bought us tickets to see White Christmas on Broadway NYC. We went on Sunday. It was wonderful. Loved the play. So much music and dancing. My favorite was the costumes. Those dresses and white muffs. Loved it.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas 2009

Had a wonderful day. Started the day with a wonderful breakfast made by hubby. He can make some killer french toast ! (I managed to cook the bacon- maybe there is hope for me after all hah) Then we opened our gifts. Hubby got me a new cherrywood desk chair. It is so nice. Then my biggest surprise I am typing on right now. A PINK laptop - DELL. I love my DELL ! He also got me a PINK wireless mouse of course. hah
I am so blessed. We had a lovely dinner at my Aunt's house. Two much food of course. hah My cousin is the cook and she does a great job.

Of course we know the best gift of all this day is JESUS.
God coming to earth. Emanual. God is with us.

P.S. hoping to be able to post more photo's soon. Having some frustrating problems with my new camara. My gosh the batteries don't last at all ? Now it won't load to my computer. I am going to buy a cardreader because they say it will save the battery. We'll see.
Oh for the days of my little throw away camara. hah

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Snow day Dec 2009

Here's some photos from our recent snow storm. Hubby cleaning off our car, my doggie just loving the snow and our street. WOW it is beautiful and deep. . . Also my doggie with his "baby" his duck - it's the love of his life :)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy 101 Award

I was selected for an award from my dear blog friend Veronica over at I'm still new at blogging so forgive me if I am not
posting this correctly.

Like all other blog awards, there are rules. Here they are for the Happy 101 Award:List 10 things that make you happy, try to do at least one of them today, and tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day. For those 10 bloggers who get the award, you then link back to my blog and create your makes you happy list.

1) Having Jesus as my Savior and friend
2) My husband Gary
3) Being woken up every morning by my doggie Solomon wanting his cookie
(yikes sometimes it is 3 am morning hah)
4) Being blessed that we both still have jobs
5) Going to our church
6) Eating at our favorite Vietnamese restaurant in NYC
7) Getting my nails done... it makes me happy, relaxing, something just for me
8) Hearing my husband laugh so hard he cries at The Big Bang Theory every Monday night
9) my family
10) Being married after soooo many single years of waiting on the Lord

I am giving this award to:

Meredith @
I love Meredith's blog. She is a precious women.
I love how much she loves her family and sister.

Whitney @
I enjoy Whitney's blog so much. Her children are
more than adorable. She has a beautiful Godly family.
I love learning and reading about Texas.

Such an honest blog. A young wife and mom trying to faithfully
walk with the Lord. Just a huge encouragement.

Thank you Veronica for thinking of me . . .

First Attempt at Photos from my new camara

Well, I successfully loaded two photos from my new camara. This is my Christmas tree from this year and my nativity scene from Peanuts !

My Review of RV

Originally submitted at

Lookout America, here we come! This gas-guzzling RV is a perfect personalized Christmas ornament for the traveling family. Just make sure to hold off admiring this ornament while on the road!
4.5"" tall x 2"" wide. Made from resin.

One happy hubby

By Maryellen abundantly blessed from Red Bank NJ on 12/19/2009


5out of 5

Pros: Unique, Attractive Design, One Of A Kind, Good Value, Great Quality

Best Uses: Gift For Adult, Holiday Gift, Special Occasion

Describe Yourself: Quality Driven, Bargain Hunter

I purchased this because my husband loves to travel and I was hoping he would think it was fun and clever. He loved the RV. He thought it was really neat. I was so happy with the quality. The photo's don't do them justice. Very fast delivery.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New Camara

I bought a new camara with a gift card from my mother-in-law. I had been using those "throw-away" camaras but I find it is getting harder and harder to get them developed and the cost keeps going up. My new camara is digital and bright red ! wow I love it. Only problem I have to read the directions and learn how to work it. I can learn my computer pretty well I can put anything together if I have directions, but for some reason camara's puzzle me. LOL I swear I've read the directions 100 times but it doesn't sink in. I want to focus and shoot and have a photo. Well we'll see how it goes . . . hopefully I'll be adding more photo's to my blog soon . . .

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Brunch, Movie, Shopping, Dinner

We had a full day ! It was a blessing. Met my mother-in-law and sister-in-law in NYC to celebrate sister-in-law Linda's birthday. First stop was Lusky's a great place for brunch. Then we headed off to the IMAX theater to see Jim Carey in Christmas Carol. Okay I get bad motion sickness so I wasn't sure how I would do. I didn't realize that if you don't wear the 3-D glasses at IMAX you can't really see the movie it is blurry. So I had to leave them on the whole time. I did okay but I was a bit nauseous. LOL I had to close my eyes a few times or my "brunch" would have appeared. yikes too much information. I guess I learned I can't do 3-D movies. Enjoyed the movie inspite of my crazy motion sickness. Then hubby and I headed to Columbus Circle for some Kiosk shopping - I had a special gift to buy (if you read my blog today you know who you are :) Then it was dinner time so we visited our favorite Vietnamese restaurant Saigon Grille. We get the same exact thing every time. Afraid to branch out, but I do really love what I get. And I am proud of myself today. I actually ate 1/2 and will have some for dinner tomorrow. My hubby is very good and always has bring home - not me I usually eat it all LOL But today, I am learning . . .

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Relaxing Sunday

Having a relaxing Sunday. I like those. Went to church. I love each week when we light the Advent candle as Christmas grows closer. We sang all Christmas carole's this week and it was great. Did some grocery shopping and picked up a gift for my hubby. But other then that it has been relax, computer, tv and fun. I did spend extra time outside with Solomon. Living in an apartment and not having a fenced in yard I think he sometimes gets cabin fever. Poor guy. So I took him for a longer walk and sat out on our front porch steps. This is one of his favorite things. He watches the cars go bye and just eats it up. Also it is Mom's attention 100%, I'm sure that makes it even more fun. Brought him in and played a little ball with him. Being 12 1/2 years old he runs after the ball about 4 times then it is OVER. hah Now he is dead asleep in his bed. Wonder if any good movies are on Lifetime tonight? I just love some of these corney cheesey Christmas Lifetime movies. My favorite is Three Days with Kristen Davis.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Date Night

Had a blessed afternoon and evening with my hubby. We went to see The Blind Side. My gosh after reading everyone's blog who had already seen it I just had to get with it. Everyone was right. It was a great movie. So inspiring, eye-opening, moving. My husband really enjoyed it also and he is not a sports fan. When we went into the movie at 3:30 it was pouring rain in NJ. Coming out of the movie 5:30 it was snowing . . . big huge beautiful snowflakes. Just so pretty. The ground was so wet from all the rain all day it was not sticking.

We headed off to dinner. Our favorite Mexican restaurant Janita's. Just love those Faitias and the black bean soup wow! After dinner we went out to our car it was once again raining. No more snow . . . :(

After seeing the movie, I just want to count my blessings even more . . .
thank you Lord <><

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Tree & Village ho ho ho

I wanted to join in the fun and share our little tree and Christmas village. This tree was our first tree when we got married in 2007. I don't have a photo of our current tree and by the time I get my film developed it will be New Year hah

I like country decorations and old tin ornaments. The sign at the top reads: COUNTRY CHRISTMAS We laugh because I live in a very busy NJ right on a highway but I decorate like I live out in the country somewhere. Hey a girl can dream right !

I love the village. After Christmas I buy one new house and a few of the people each year. I especially love the little people making snow angels on the right side.

The reindeer behind the tree on the bottom right was my grandmothers. We always had this out under the tree every Christmas. It is very, very old. I love it.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Doggie in control ?

I got a real kick out of this photo. My dog is still trying to adjust to me having a husband. I think he thought he was my husband all these 8 years prior to my meeting my husband. hah

In this photo he just placed himself in my husbands spot as if to say "okay when do we eat and where is "he" going to sit?"