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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,

{Family Beach Vacation}

Our family beach vacation surely went by too quick. We had such a great time. I could so be a beach bum. It must be in my blood because I can sit on the beach all day long. Give me a chair, water, a few snacks and a good book and well...time somehow just manages to slip by me.  Nothing like the sound of the ocean. From day one I piled up in my chair and read. I read off and on the whole week. Went through two books.  I have other readers in my family too. Makes me happy they love to read. We spent lots of time on the beach. We only had one day that we had to hurry and pack up as a wind storm came through as well as the rain. One day we packed up too soon as it looked like a storm was brewing but it passed us by. So we headed to the pool. We entertained ourselves. We played games and cards.  Never a dull moment with my crew.  Even the youngest grandbaby loved the beach.  Marty wanted to buy a kite for the

{Fun in the Country and Beach Time is a Comin'}

Nothing like walking outside your home and picking beautiful flowers! But oh has this heat been a killer on my pretties. At least I have been able to enjoy a few pretty blooms.  Me and this sweet girl made  cookie dough chocolate chip cupcake brownies together. Of course licking the bowl was her favorite part! She and her older sister stay with me one night and one day each week through the summer and we have had so much fun.  And I am sure you know by now that we do lots of baking at Nana's house. We went straight to baking with our hair a mess and no makeup on but who cares, right? Well my 14 year old granddaughter might care when she realizes nana posted this picture huh?  Our Jacksonville Baptist Association was having a banquet at our church so this grandgirl and I made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing with a blueberry on top for their event. And of course licking the beaters is the favorite part!  She may need a hair cut before long.

Low Key Holiday and The Birthday Girl

I hope that you all had a great 4th of July. We enjoyed our youngest daughter and her family spending the day with us.  Good old fashion hamburgers and hot dogs went on the grill and then we fried potatoes! You just beat good old french fries! My daughter made this cute dessert. And she was dressed very patriotic as well as her two kiddos. Oh I could just eat these girls up!  I didn't decorate too much at all for the 4th but did manage to do a little patriotic tablescape.  This child is the sweetest ever. We call her our Joy baby and a joy she is.   And don't ya just love my patriotic shoes?  We celebrated my middle daughter's birthday too. (Melissa)   We had a low country boil and made homemade ice cream. YUM! Water fun, blowing bubbles, eating peaches off the tree, fishing and lots of talking. My bunch does that well....TALK! Being a mom of three daughters has been a trip and a half.  There was never a dull