Sunday, December 28, 2008

"Spending Christmas With Jesus Christ"

My husband and is sisters lost their mother 6 months ago,and just 10 months before that they lost their dad.So for the last two years they have had to celebrate Christmas without their parents,which is a sad thing for anyone to have to do.The first year without dad was a sad one ,but this year without mom and dad was even sadder.Your parents are a very important part of your lives and when you lose both in a little over a years time it is a hard thing to get through.We did our Christmas at my SIL 's daughter's home today and everyone did have a wonderful time,but mom and dad were truly missed by their children,daughter in law ,and son in laws,and grand children.
We all took men and women gifts to play dirty Santa,and gifts just for the kids to open,This is something we did each year with my husbands family.No buying for everyone or swapping names just playing dirty Santa and we had lots of fun playing.Well any way my sister in law brought her brother and two sisters a little gift.It was a poem framed and it was just beautiful,to help them get through Christmas without mom this year.It is a wonderful poem for anyone who is spending Christmas for the first time without someone they love and miss.I would like to share this poem with you and have you share it with someone you know that might need a lift in their spirit for having to spend Christmas without a loved one.I wish i would have had this to read the first year we spent Christmas without my older brother whom I lost 4 years ago.

My First Christmas In Heaven

I see the countless Christmas Trees around the world below,
With tiny lights,like Heaven's stars,reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular;please wipe away that tear,
for I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,
But the sounds of the music can't compare with the Christmas Choir up here.
I have no words to tell you,the joy their voices bring,
For It is beyond description to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me,I see the pain inside your heart,
But I am not so far away,We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me dear ones,You know I hold you dear
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I send you each a special gift from my Heavenly home above,
I send you each a memory of my undying love.
After all,"Love" is the gift, more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

Please love and keep each other,as my Father said to do,
For I can't count the blessings or the Love he has for each of you

So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear,
Remember, I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I am not sure where this poem was found,but I do know it made us all feel a lot better about Christmas without mom.We do miss her badly,but to think she is spending Christmas in Heaven with Jesus Christ is a wonderful thought to carry in your heart.So if you are missing a lost Love one here at Christmas Time just remember that they are in Heaven spending Christmas with Jesus Christ.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas day with their family and friends.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My Little Found Christmas Treasures

I found some nice little Christmas Treasures today on my trip to town.It was just a streak of luck because my daughter ,the grands and I were going to bank and Wal Mart only today.When we got to the bank the person we needed to see was gone to lunch,so I said let's go to Dirt Cheap and spend 30 minutes while waiting for her to get back from lunch.I am sure some of you know what Dirt Cheap is ,but for those that do not it is a store that sells things from fire and water damage stores and returns from stores.Sometimes you can find great deals and other times they might not have much.Great example is about 6 months ago I got a Bunn coffee maker for $15.00,now that was a deal.Today on our unexpected trip to Dirt Cheap I got some wonderful Christmas treasures.The ones in the pics plus a snow family,snowman standing on a snowflake,sm. snowman ornie,and another snowman and stocking figurine.All of those where taken home by my daughter who is collecting snowmen.

Tree Topper that was .50 cent Ice skate ornament that cost.10 cents
Angel Ornament,I got two of these for .15 each.

snowboard with shoes ,boots and goggles .15

Oh this is one of the snowman families my daughter got,she forgot it in the car so I did get a pic of it and the one below.This one cost .50 cents

this one here cost.30 cents

My Santa Claus that I got for .75 cents

I also got an ice crystal wreath for $2.00 ,The total of my whole little shopping spree of found Christmas treasures was a little over $9.00,so I think I did pretty well today,everything in the Christmas isles was 95% off,hope to go back after Christmas and see what else I might find.

Monday, December 22, 2008

In The Mail Today

Today I opened my mail box and there was this wonderful book full of beautiful flowers and vegetables.It was such a nice thing to see all the beauty of spring on a cold and wintery day like today.There are so many beautiful flowers and wonderful vegetable plants to choose from.I am sitting here choosing what I want to order for my Spring planting.I know it is the middle of winter but Spring will be upon us before we realize that it is here,so i am going to start making my order so I will be ready.I will order some seeds and some plants ready for planting.My perennial garden needs some new life in it this year,and there are some great perennials I would like to add.When planting perennials I like to plant the plant itself but I will buy a few different seeds to try out.So although it is winter I can picture pretty flower greenery sprouting from the ground and the beginning of new growth in my gardens.Never to early to start planning our gardens and I think I will start now.

Everyone needs something to make them smile everyday and today for me it is a wonderful book full of flowers and vegetables to shop through.What has put a smile on your face today?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Well I have almost missed Snowy Sunday,all though my pictures are of the snow we had a few weeks ago I am hoping you will enjoy them.My grands had a ball playing in the snow.We are hoping that snow may pay us another visit during Christmas break,but I am sure it will not happen but it would be nice.

To see more Snowy Sunday pictures go to Laurie and Chris and see more beautiful snow pictures

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas From The Robbins Nest

I have not posted pics of my Christmas trees till now,because the Christmas feeling has not been in my heart.It has just been a little hard to get in the spirit ,work has been short and we were not sure how we were going to get presents for our grandchildren.When you are not to sure how things are going to be financially you worry a lot.I did not put up all my decorations this year,but the trees went up for the babies,they do not understand if you do not put up the trees at least.So I did put all my trees up and a few other things
Today we got a little extra money,we found that husbands check had been shorted a couple of loads,he is a truck driver and when they did his check they shorted him,well we got that money today and it was enough to buy all but two presents for grandchildren and I will get those two this weekend.So it made me feel more in the Christmas Spirit to see their presents get bought,now I will get them wrapped and under the tree.
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and I have hated feeling so down,so I want to share my trees with everyone.They are not fancy themed trees just a tree with ornaments collected over the years,a small tree with swapped ornaments from friends I have meet online,and a small set of prim trees.I love prim ornaments and they are not just Christmas ornaments on them they are all different kind on there.
So as we start to celebrate our Lords birthday I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season,and remember God can make all things better if you just have faith and believe. This little tree is just small ornaments that I have received in swaps with friends,they are not fancy ,but they mean a lot because they came from ladies I have met online and became friends with.
This is not a great picture but this is my prim trees,I just love the prim look.

This is a cabinet under my window,that I decorated,you can not tell with the light on but that is a light with a carving of God bearing the cross inside the light.My mother in law gave all of us one of these lights for Christmas about three years ago and I love this light.

My Christmas tree,full of ornaments collected over the years,I now have more ornaments than tree is able to hold.I told my husband we would need a bigger tree next year.I buy a new ornament ever year.This year I did not have money to buy one so I made a couple of new ones.I think from now on I will start making them instead of buying them.They mean so much more.

I want to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Oh Yhea!!!! It has snowed in Mississippi

Well it is looking alot more like Christmas in Mississippi.We got 5 inches of snow yesterday.It was the most beautiful snowfall we have ever saw.That is because snow in Mississippi is far and in between.We did get a small snow last year about 1 inch,but to Mississippi 5 inches is almost a blizzard.We are accustom to very dry, humid Summers and cool, mild Winters,so snow is a real treat for us.It can be a bad thing in away because people do not know how to drive in the snow so there are alot of people who sit in ditches and else where til some one can come and pull them out. Limbs heavy with snow breaking and bringing down power lines,there were quite a few with loss of electricty.We were lucky we did not lose ours,but my sister has been without lights for two days,hope she gets them back tonight.The children enjoy the snow ,my grands have been out playing and eating snow for two days now.My daughter,the kids and I rode around to look at our community and take pictures and we saw some beautiful sites.It is amazing how beautiful the woods are when they have snow hanging from the trees and all over the ground underneath them.God can create some amazing wonders for us to see in our lives and the snow is one of his finest wonders,the whole world seem to be brighter with all the fresh snow yesterday.We probably will not see another snow this winter ,even though one on Christmas Day would be wonderful.I am just glad that my grandkids have gotten to see just how beautiful the world can be with a fresh snow everywhere.The snow just made it feel more like winter and Christmas time.You see we are use to it being in the 60's on Christmas and Christmas should be cold and white. The frist four pictures are bfrom our driveI have about 100 more

These are of the kids playing in the snow at my house,our pond out back,and one of my flower beds.I have about 100 of pics from the house too.Just had to pic a few to show,wish I could show you all of them.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Getting Grand Daughter in Christmas Parade

This weekend my grand daughter was in the Christmas Parade.She won Overall Most Beautiful in the Pageant now she goes to the State Pageant to represent the county we live in.So she got a place in the parade. We had a lot of things to do to get ready for her to be in the parade.We had to get her suit to wear made(by MOMO) her grand paws big truck had to be washed and shining,wreath for truck,signs for truck doors and decorate truck.It was so cold that day that we almost froze out there doing the truck.The night before her mom and I did the wreath and the signs,I had so much glitter in my floors I thought I would never get it up.I still see a little glittering here and there every once in awhile.Dad and Paw Paw got up early Saturday morning in the cold and got the truck washed and shined up.The Parade was at 5:30 p.m. Saturday night,we had to be in town lined up and decorating the truck at 2:00 so we would have it done and ready to go by 5:30.There were 63 cars and trucks in the parade that does not count floats ,the fire dept. and Santa Claus.My daughter and I had to walk beside the truck through the parade because there had to be someone on each side of the truck since she was so high off the ground.She was truly a little beauty,and people just yelled at her and could not believe she was riding up there so high off the ground.Her Paw Paw was a really proud Paw Paw getting to ride his little angel in the parade.These are some pictures we took before we got things together and after with her on the truck.I did not get them in the right order so you will be going backwards.Miss Carrie Alexis Reid Young Miss Lawrence County Overall Most Beautiful.

Another picture of Miss Reid sitting on the truck,and the big large wreath we made.

Glittering snow flakes hanging from the sleeper of the truck.We took plastic snow flakes and glued glitter all over them.

This is one of the two signs that caused me to have a glittered house,we had to have one for each side of the truck.

Here is our large wreath in the process of being created,I took two rows of green garland twisted lights in them and then formed the circle to make the wreath then we added decorations to the wreath.

The eighteen wheeler being washed that morning before the parade,this is her dad and little brother working hard.

Her red velvet suit I made for her to wear,it was a knee length top with pants to go with it.We decided to make pants since the weather was so cold.It had white boa around the neck,sleeves,and bottom of the pants.

Snow flakes that we glittered hanging to dry.

Those glittery signs we made,it was a choir trying to get all that wrote on a piece of poster board and it all be the same size writing and in straight lines.I am not a straight line person and my daughter thought I needed to be the one to do the writing.
So now we are reading ourselves and her for our trip to the State Pageant to try and win Little Miss Mississippi.We have until July to find a dress which in her age group is Sunday dress only,we really like that.She also has to have a casual wear suit,I will make that around June when we see what the style is for that time next year.

Blooming Tuesday

Today is blooming Tuesday at MsGreen Thumbs Jeans,

I am going to show some pictures I took earlier in the year of flowers and butterflies since there are no blooms for me to take pictures of right now.The only thing trying to bloom here are a thunder storm and tornado watches blowing in a cold front.So I hope you enjoy the beautiful butterflies and blooms I choose to post.

To see more beautiful blooms go to MsGreen Thumbs Jeans and you can go visits other blooming Tuesday post to see what others have blooming this time of the year.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

One Flaw In Women

I read this on another blog today and it was so wonderful I thought I would share it.It has so much truth in it and it is a wonderful thought towards women.And please go to
And check out her blog she has a wonderful blog there.

Women have strengths that amaze men. They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy.
They smile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry. They cry when they are happy. and laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in. They stand up to injustice. They don't take 'no' for an answer when they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have. They go to the doctor with a frightened friend. They love unconditionally. They cry when their children excel and cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about a birth or a wedding. Their hearts break when a friend dies. They grieve at the loss of a family member, yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.
They know that a hug and a kiss can heal a broken heart. Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors. They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you to show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning. They bring joy, hope and love. They have compassion and ideas. They give moral support to their family and friends.
Women have vital things to say and everything to give.
Please pass this along to all your women friends and relatives to remind them just how amazing they are. I just did.