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{I Am Retired Y'all!}

  It sure is a bittersweet time but I am surely looking forward to my adventure with the Lord. I wanted to share a few pictures with my friends. I have received so many phone calls, texts, cards and gifts this week that have just brought tears and joy.  Turning in my office keys of many years was hard! But, Jeremiah 29:11 is surely reminder that God has set the plans for my life and that I will trust.  I only had the blessing of serving alongside Pastor Scott for nearly a year and I pray God's blessings upon him and his family as his journey continues. However, he is a quick learner and learned that I was the BOSS! LOL! The former pastor and his wife that hired me 22 plus years ago even tuned in to the recognition with a video. It melted my heart. I will never forget interviewing with Bro. Edsel in his office and then I was interviewed by the personnel team.  Lastly, Bro. Edsel's wife Judy interviewed me at a luncheon. Bro. Edsel trusted her discernment of me totally. However,

{Thrifting and Partying}

Done a little thrifting after getting a bunch of sugars off this sweet girl..... I only went to a couple of places but did find a few things I liked. Isn't she just lovely?    What was REALLY lovely was the price! I got this sweet thing for $1.99.  Ooh...I grabbed this little cabbage teapot up faster than you could blink! I spotted it at a distance and darn near ran over two old women and one man to get to it! And....for $2.99 it became mine!  Cute purse for $3.   Yes, I'm a sucker for baskets and any kind especially one this size and well made for $2. And talk about partying...We just had a little family birthday party for my oldest grand that turned 12! Every grand gets to pick what they want for their birthday luncheon and my girl wanted Nana's sausage and potato soup and turkey and ham subs! Now you can't go wrong with soup and sandwiches!    Subway has nothing on me !!!  Birthday girl was happy!  YEP...that

{Oreo Cream Cheese Chocolate Cake} and MORE!

WOW...our sweet grandgirl is already over a week old! Of course she was a week early so maybe to her she is "right on time" right about now huh?  She had her first little private outing to visit with Papa and Nana on her week old birthday. I think she was ready to see us...I mean it had only been one day since I had seen her! LOL!  Bright eyed for sure! My oldest grandgirl turned 12 this past Saturday too! It was like yesterday to me that she was just a little newborn baby....Time surely needs to slow down. My grandbabies are just too sweet. All 5 of them! Speaking of sweet I want to share a recipe with you for a cake I made. If you like chocolate, cream cheese and Oreo's then you are sure to love this! I actually baked four 8 inch round cakes. I used 3 of the layers and then I had one layer left that I used for another gathering. So for this recipe I doubled it for 4 layers. If you are making a double layer cake then follow this recipe .  Preheat o

{She Is Here!!!}

YEEKS.....We are so excited and thankful for our newest addition to our family! She arrived on April 9th at 10:11 a.m. weighing 6 lbs 5 oz. and needless to say we are all GIDDY over her!  Yes, yes and yes and I could just kiss her whole face 1000 times and more!  This sweet girl has so much sugar that it is dripping off!  Needless to say we are proud grandparents. . Great Grandfather was basking in a little glory too! Needless to say...Daddy is love struck! H er hair i n the back is longer than mi ne! So precious.........   God was so good at how He answered our prayers. Short labor...easy delivery, healthy baby and mama. Praise His Holy Name! And....the winner of the cake platter and server is............. My friend from Jacksonville, Fl.... Connie Royals . I know I said the winner would be someone that guessed the weight without going over and that didn't happen. Connie was surely the clo

{Thursday Tidbits and a GIVEWAWAY}

Well, no baby yet but I am anticipating a call anytime!!! My daughter is actually due on April 16th, which just happens to be my oldest granddaughter's birthday. Now the 4 D sonogram said April 14th. To me...that's just 2 days earlier but to an EXPECTING, back hurting, le g hurting, no sleeping at night mama ...that's music to her ears, right?  She is a school teacher and since Spri ng Break in our county is over with she went back to work on Monday. I sent her this saying and told her she might want to put this on her desk at school....  Web image     We did go this past weekend and get pe di's done. It was fu n and most relaxing for me whet her it was for the Pregnan t lady or not! LOL!  I love this place we have in our county. Jasmine's is what I call a higher CLASS of style but in my range of price! Now you can't beat th at can you ?  When first entering the shop here sits these beautiful shoes!    BE STILL M Y HEART! Of course any