Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Cricut Fun

Crafter I am not but I like to try.  I purchased this cricut from a friend of my daughters over a year ago and I have just started checking it out.  I have made several cards and vinyl decals.  It looks like it will be a lot of fun.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Cleaning out my phone.

Jackson an his art mask.  He has recently decided that he likes buy these and paint them.
  One day for dessert Lindsey made Dad a cookie cake.  It was her first attempt and it turned out great.

  Dolly is being her queenie self.  She got a new bed this week and has been snuggled in with all this cold weather we have been having.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

January Reads

Hopefully I will post monthly about the books I have read and with any luck there will be more than one a month my goal is 2. 

1. "The Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey
2. "The Handmaids Tale" by Margaret Atwood (I read about 2/3 of this book and just could not finish it)
3. "Poldark: A Novel of Cornwall" book 1. By Winston Graham

All 3 books were different and I probably would have read more if I had set The Handmaids Tale down when it first bored me.  I will be starting a new book soon but I am not sure which yet. 

Happy Reading!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Merry Christmas from the Speed Family 2018

 Merry Christmas from the Speed Family!  I have added a few pictures from around our home, a couple at Grandma Marilyns house, and a couple at my Mawmaws house.  We had such a nice holiday and enjoyed lots of family time.  We hope each of you did as well.

  This is a car full of people I love on one of several trips we took over the holiday!

  I just want to share one of my favorite times with you.  On Christmas Eve night I always try to walk outside and enjoy the quiet.  Seems like that night is so calm and quiet and I just cherish those few moments.  Reminds me everytime what the holiday is for.  Yes we caught up with family, Santa came, and we ate way to much, but we try our best to keep the focus on Christ and the sacrifice in coming He made for us.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Christmas Shopping

Every year oldest daughter and I usually can be found right before the holiday hitting up the shops for last minute gifts.  It is just a fun memory and really I think we just enjoy getting out and seeing all the people. 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Cartersville First Baptist Church

We have been attending a new to us church the last several months.  They had the most beautiful Christmas Concert.  There was a full orchestra and the singing was wonderful. This is the only picture I snapped, but it just put me in the mood for the holidays!!

Merry Christmas! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

On Alert

Dolly has really enjoyed her new backyard.  However something we did not have as many of at our old house is squirrels.  Dolly has made it her job to keep them out of our yard.  I do believe these squirrels are tormenting Dolly.  I have seen them climb the trees just above where she can reach and circle the tree to make her crazy.  I can just imagine what the they are saying to each other.  The picture below is one I snapped of Dolly hiding an watching.  To keep from making too much noise she hides by the deck steps and peeks out on the yard so she can sneak up on her foes.  She stays on alert when outside to protect us from those crazy squirrels.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

New Ride

OOOH super excited for my new ride.  We realized as the kids have grown into adults and Jack who is as tall as an adult that we needed a people mover.  So my wonderful husband and I began looking for one that would fit all comfortable.  After looking at many SUV's we decided on the Ford Expedition.  This is a 2018  model with every bell and whistle you could want.  My husband graciously traded his truck in so that we could have this.  I will be driving this for years to come!!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Backyard Friend

This morning we woke up and were having a quiet breakfast when we looked up and noticed a sweet deer right at the back of our fence.  We have a small section of our yard fenced for Dolly and this brave deer came right up to it.  She was a sight to see.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Jackson turns 13

Goodness I am not sure when he grew up so much, but it seems like Jackson went from 4 to 13 overnight.  He will always be the baby.  We celebrated the day before his birthday at Fudruckers burgers with his sisters.  On his birthday November 11, we celebrated at Mawmaws house.  Jacksons birthday is the day before his Aunt Sharon and 2 weeks before his Dad so we also celebrated all their birthdays on the 11th.