Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Grand Canyon

So today, we spent all day at the Grand Canyon and boy was it amazing!!! It was beautiful! I took over 300pics today. I am so happy we got the opportunity to go. I have now seen the big trees in Cali and the Grand Canyon.... Hmmm What will be next????

Other than the Grand canyon, there was lots of snow everywhere which  of course, being Floridians, we had to stop and play in.  Our puppies were funny in the snow, they couldn't decide what to do. They ate it and then played in it. It was really funny in one of the places we stopped to play in the snow, they sunk all the way in the snow. I wish they would have stayed still long enough for a picture but oh well. LOL!

 The above are just a few of the picture we took today. :)

Looking at the Grand Canyon made me meditate on God and his greatness. Seeing the "Grand" Canyon made me think about how big or GRAND my God is... I mean, he is bigger than the grand canyon which is HUGE!!!!!Sitting here writing this brings tears to my eyes. So many times I put God in a box, meaning God is somewhat smaller and can only affect somethings. He controls everything and is way bigger than any problem I have! Sometimes, that is hard to remember... How Great is our God? Greater than we will ever know or understand!!!!
Now I will leave you with a youtube video of the song "How Great is Our God" by Chris Tomlin. Pay attention to the lyrics. :)

Happy New Year from me!

Not posting

Hi, so I know I haven't posted recently, but the holidays have made me upset and very busy.

Currently the hubby, puppies and I are at a hotel close to the Grand Canyon. Tomorrow we go there.

Our Christmas was great, but sad because we were all alone. I missed my family a whole lot! We go to FL a week from Monday. :) I can't wait! I miss everyone!

We got to go look at our future home yesterday. I can't wait to move into a house!!!

Sorry there are no pics in this post, as I am using my phone.. I hope you had an amazing Christmas! I would love to hear about it so please comment. :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

no bacvk space :(

so I was going to do wednesday hodgepodege today, yes i know i have extra letter s back there. my backspace button will not work. :( so, i am not going n to pa rticipate in wednesday hodegepodge today. :( its driving me crazy athat i cant edict this post. <-_ i mean look at what i am having to leave... ugh!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Photo Challenge Dec 19th: Toys in Every Store

Today's photo challenge is toys in every store. On Saturday I went to the mall, specifically JCP and Dillard's. Here are some pics of toys. :)

JCP had a lot of toys!!!!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Photo Challenge Dec 18th: A cup of cheer

Today's Photo Challenge is a cup of cheer. So I took pics of hot chocolate which both the hubby and I love especially on a cold wet day like today! I however, have to drink diet swiss miss. I bet you can guess from the pics which is diet and which isnt. :)

Which one do you think is diet???

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I forgot to do todays Photo Challenge Dec 17th

So I totally forgot to do today's Photo Challenge under the mistletoe.. ooops... But on another note, I have been having fun with my camera. I also have been working on a baby quilt for my future nephew, Colton. My sister-in-law Jen is due in February. All I have left of the quilt is to do the binding aka the siding. Here is a pic of the front and back and maybe some other pics of random things. But first, the latest picture of Colton. :)
~Colton Clay~ My Nephew


Trying to take a photo of the sky while riding in the car

Trying to take a photo of the sky while riding in the car
Mountains in the background
Mountains in the background on base. :)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Photo Challenge Dec 16th: A Hippopotumus

 Hippopotamus is today's Photo Challenge. Here is my hippo. :)

This hippo sang the song "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas". Below is a youtube video of the song.

Here is a photo of a carnation taken today. :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I got an EARLY Christmas present

I got an early Christmas present from my hubby. Isn't it awesome? My old camera I have had for 6 years now, and is a 6mega pix camera. The new one has 24x zoom and is a 14megapix camera. :)

Here are some pictures of flowers that I took and a pic of the hubby and I using the tripod.

Photo Challenge Dec 15th: Silver Bells

Ok, so today's Photo Challenge is silver bells. The only silver bells I had that I could take pics of are my earrings. Here are pics of my two pairs of bell earings. Silver bells, and jingle bells. :) 

So this photo prompt made me think of a hymn that I think is called "Ring the Bells". But I am not sure, because I have been trying to find it for the last 30min and cannot find it. So I must have the wrong name. :/ Oh well, sorry no youtube video.

New Template

Ok, so I have changed the template for my blog like 20 times today. What do you think of this one?? Its m.y fave

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Photo Challenge Dec 14th- A Decked Hall

Well, I couldn't exactly find a decked hall, but I took pictures of our living room. :D

100th Post and Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Do you put Christmas decorations in every room of your house? If not every room, what rooms do you decorate?

My family always decorated at least the living room. Now that I am married and on my own, I decorated all but the bedrooms. Even the bathroom has Christmas rubber duckies.

2. If you could visit one of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden) which one would you choose and why?

Ummmmm…. I am not sure. I think It would be fun to visit them all!

3. What does the word faith mean to you?

Faith is believing without seeing. Faith without works is dead.

4. You can go back to your childhood for one day...what day and age would you choose?

I think I would go back to the day my baby brother was born. I was 11. 

5. When did you last have 'punch'? If it's not too much trouble share your favorite punch recipe.

My wedding day. May 14th of this year. We used Hawaiian punch (the blue kind), sherbet and ginger ale. I am not sure of the exact mixture I would have to ask the friend who made it for us. It was amazing although I could only have a little taste due to it having so much sugar. 

6. Do you fill stockings at your house? Are stockings opened before or after the bigger gifts?

In my family, we always opened our presents before Christmas. Starting the week of Christmas we would begin opening them. By the time Christmas day was here all we had left was our huge stockings full of a great mixture of things. This year however, since it’s just me and the hubby, there are going to be no stockings unless you count my pets stockings. LOL!

7. What takes your breath away?

Standing on the top of a mountain and looking down and seeing all that God created. 

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

This is my 100th post. :) YAY!!! LOL! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Photo Challenge Dec 12th & 13th: Something Sticky/Reindeer

For yesterday and today's Photo Challenge:

Something Sticky peanut butter cookie batter and a candy cane:

Ok, so I know my reindeer isn't exactly a reindeer. But I figured a monkey dressed as one would count right?? LOL!

Hear it on Sunday use it on Monday: How Many Kings



I have been thinking of this song a lot lately. Focus on the chorus:
How many kings step down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
And how many gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that is torn all apart
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?

Only  ONE one did: Jesus Christ.