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Merry Christmas


“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” 
Luke 2:1-14
Thank you Father for sending your only Son to pay my sin debt.
Only by Your grace and mercy am I forgiven.
Your grateful daughter,
“That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:15-18
Have a blessed Christmas with family and friends! 




I have so many blessings that I’m thankful for. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for me. Do you know Him? I’m also so very thankful for my wonderful husband Rudy, my amazing daughter Audrey, our pets, my Mom & Dad, Mitzi & Mark, Tony & Bridget, all of my nieces and nephews and my great-nieces and nephews. My aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors, online friends, blogging friends, a roof over my head, food on my tablend my list could go on and on!

How about you?

Thanks is Just Not Enough!


by Brittany Vigoreaux
American soldiers sacrifice so much,
All for the freedom of our country.
Leaving their families and heading off to war,
Not knowing what the future holds.
Working day and night
Determined to stay strong.
Watching friends be killed every day
Letters from home inspiring them to keep fighting
So little is given to them
Although there is little to do,
For those who have died in war
We can still remember
Remember all the men who have died.
Remember all the battles fought
Remember all the tears families cried
Remember it was freedom the soldiers brought
To this very day soldiers are under-appreciated
Veterans Day is the day
For the dead, living, and fighting soldiers
To be remembered
Enjoy Your Freedom
God Bless Our Troops
A very special thanks to my dear husband Rudy for his service in the Navy, my uncles Joe, Hubert, Arnold, Curtis and Estes (whom I never met, he gave his life on Tuesday, July 25, 1944. He was buried during WWII in Normandy American Cemetery; Colleville-sur-Mer, France), my cousins Kevin, Brenda, Sandi, Jerry, Glen & Katie, my father-in-law Lawrence “Bolts” Kilgore, my brother-in-law Jeffrey & my nephew-in-law Keith.

Happy Labor Day!



Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Our Fourth Celebration!

Our big celebration every year since 1998 (Audrey was one year old) has been the three of us and our four-legged children having a day of fun, sun, lounging in the Step 2 kiddie pool, grilling corn on the cob, garlic potatoes & onions in foil and porterhouse steak! Well this year was no different! Brought some snacks, my phone, regular digital camera and my little pocket one too (in the purple case), and my inhaler incase my asthma acts up!

Got he necessities ready!
Got he necessities ready!

Audrey brought a stack of books! Dressed in heels of course!

Audrey kicked back reading & relaxing!
Audrey kicked back reading & relaxing!

However this next picture is really the only picture I’m suppose to post of her… her hands. Really, that’s it, she’s 17! Those with teenagers or has had teenagers need no further explanation, right? To help you that haven’t been there yet… I was “informed” (picture me doing quotie marks) that I can’t post any pictures of her, ever, on my blog. When I asked “but I’d like to include you when you’re with us too!” She replied “Okay then, just my hands” so seriously. So here she is! Isn’t she cute!

Audrey's hands
Audrey’s hands

A lot of my pictures have Audrey (the girl that shall not be photoed) in them, but here are a few random ones that don’t! Lily

Log in the yard.
Log in the yard.
One of our many lawn decor pieces!
One of our many lawn decor pieces!

On this next photo pay close attention to the 4 stems sticking straight up with NOTHING on them (oh and there’s more than 4)! They were sunflowers! That’s right, we should be enjoying big beautiful yellow flowers (Audrey’s favorite)! Guess what happened? It was a deer buffet! They just strolled right down the line biting the flowers off! The first year that happened!

Deer's buffet line.
Deer’s buffet line.

Audrey of course had this close by! Do you know what the quote on her case is from? It’s a TV show! (I’ll tell you in the comments)

Audrey's necessity!
Audrey’s necessity!
Potatoes, onions, salt, garlic powder and a little cubed butter on top in a foil pouch.
Potatoes, onions, salt, garlic powder and a little cubed butter on top in a foil pouch.
Ears of corn soaking in water before the grill!
Ears of corn soaking in water before the grill!

The stars Audrey and I found several years ago and we each have a set to put on our steak for pictures. Silly Great tradition!

Steaks on the table!
Steaks on the table!

Here’s the silly hubby…

Rudy being silly!
Rudy being silly!

Who is also a very loving hubby and daddy!

and Rudy's loving side!
and Rudy’s loving side!