Friday, November 13, 2009

SNOW ! and we've been married 18 years !

I thought it would never come but just as I predicted it snowed this second week of November and it stuck. Then of course the rain came and took it all away lol. I've had my fill ,it can stay gone till next November. lol
Scott reached his 20 year mark with the Coast Guard today ! Woo hooo. I can't believe we've been together 20 years! I practically watched him grow up! Tomarrow the 14th is our 18 year wedding anniversay! I am so blessed to have found him ! I'd ask him how he feels but once again duty calls and has taken him away on our special day. But no worries we have plans for a nice dinner out when he gets home.

I've finally finished my crafts for the Christmas Bazzar on the 28th. I made Coffee cup sleeves and those cute braided barrettes we 80's gals made and wore.
I have 2 friends sharing the table with me. One makes handbags including the one's made form old ODU uniforms ! and Kim makes the cutiest hairclips. Here is a link to her ETSY site.
I also have some of Aunt Lori's things to sell she to has some super cute things! i've already sold some! here is her link.
Scott's done some duck hunting and some deer hunting and came home each time with meat for the freezer ! I must say we are truely blesse with a full to the brim freezer with fish and wild game. Wish you could hunt wild chickens then we woiuldn't have to buy that either lol

Thanksgiving and Christmas are just arund the corner. We have big plans for Christmas. Lots of cooking and friends houses. Sure makes being away from home a little eaiser. Wanna here something disturbing ?? I HAVE FINISHED CHRISTMAS SHOPPING ! hahahhahaha well except what i'm getting Scott.

Well that's about all I have to say now lol

here are some pics of my sewing and barrettes.


Sunday, September 27, 2009


BUURRRR Getting chilly outside and we have our first termination dust on some of the mountains. I miss seeing the changing of the trees in the Fall back home though.
Scott has been gone now for 3 weeks :( i'm missing him this trip. I guess cause i'm able to talk to him everyday and not actually see him . Just a few more weeks! I'm counting down the days. Haven't been up to much. Working on my sewing projects to sell at the Christmas Bazzars this year. I'm hoping to make some serious cash ! I need to earn money for all the things I want lol. So I'll be a busy bee until about December. Speaking of, I HAVE COMPLETED Christmas shopping except for Scott and a couple friends.

I've joined the local CG Spouses Association (again this yr) and my friend Jennifer put a book club together as one of the activities. This months reading is "Secret Life Of Bee's" I've read it but I am going to go for it again. If you haven't read the book DO SO ! It's 100 x's better than the movie.
We all had a progressive dinner last night (spouses association). In case your clueless on that one. It's where you have appitizers at one house main course at another house then dessert at another house. It was sooooooo much fun. I love all the new friends I've met. One good thing about moving all the time is you get to meet so many teriffic people from all walks of life and most remain life long friends.
One of my new friends has offered to help me with a scrap book of dad. I know we didn't really "KNOW" each other but things that have come up in conversation ....and he and I liked alot of the same things. So I think putting together this scrapbook will let me get to know the person he was outside of the person I pictured him to be. So on that note if any of you have pictures or stories you'd like to share please email them to me or send them snail mail so I can add them to my book.
I'm enjoying reconnecting with family members I have seen or spoken to in over 25 yrs.
Well that's enough rambling for one day lol. I'll be back next month !

PS. I'll share my craftyness right before the bazzar

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Tomorrow our family will lay my Dad to rest. Although we haven't spoken or written in years it was very hard to take. He passed on Aug 15 suddenly of a heart attack at the age of only 62.

From this I have learned that anger doesn't hurt anyone but yourself. For years I wanted to sit down and jot a note and never did in fear it would be ignored. Dad joined Facebook back in May and Lynn and I were told that he found us there but couldn't bring himself to contact us.

I can only imagine that he felt the same way. That it would only get ignored.

If there is one thing I have learned from this it's to tear down those walls you may have built up against a loved one. Buck up take the situation head on and if anything at least TRY.

We don't live forever on this earth and regreat is the hardest thing to deal with.
I used to wonder how it would effect me if he were to pass and now I know first hand. And to go so young is a shame.

All of this reminds me of my favorite quote from my old Pastor back in Charleston.

"You will never have to forgive someone as much as God has forgiven you"

Remember that quote rather your a believer in Christ or not. Remember that Christ forgives us all no matter what we have done.
Below is a letter that I wrote the day he passed and ask that it be read at the service.

As most of you know we weren’t close. But that doesn’t change the fact that he was my Dad. I was always reminded of that.
Although we had a rough time he was thought of often both good and bad. As I sit here and think of his passing I think of all the things that he gave me. He helped give me life, he gave me a family and he helped in making me the person I am today. I look in the mirror and I see him. I’ve always looked so much like him I even have his toes. *giggle*
I believe I get my strong will and stubbornness from him and I have a strong desire for rich foods, that’s got to be from Dad because I remember grandma making the best meals.

The last time I heard from Dad was back in 1991 he knew I was a diehard Elvis fan growing up and he sent me collectable Elvis stamps, that I still have today. I remember this silly song he’d sing when we’d take a ride to KMART and Lynn and I would just laugh and laugh. I didn’t think I had many memories but I guess I do. It’s sad that today of all days it all comes flooding back.
The pain I’m feeling today just proves that I loved him more than I was ever willing to admit and I hope he knew that he was forgiven.
Funny, just 2 weeks ago I found him on facebook and didn’t do a thing with the info and heard today that he too had found Lynn and I on facebook and couldn’t bring himself to contact us. I wish he had, I wish I had.
Perfect example of the stubbornness.

My hope is that he knew the Lord Jesus as his personal savior and that he’s gone home to be with him so that we can see each other again one day. Rest in peace daddy knowing you were loved even though it was in a strange stubborn way.

I morn both the dad I always wanted you to be and the daughter I should have been. As long as we were both here there was always the possibility and now there isn’t. But rest knowing you will not be forgotten.

I love you,

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid."John 14:27

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I'm a Slacker !

Yea yea yea I know it's been forever since I posted. Scott and I went home to SC the end of Dec till mid Jan. and had a good time. Doc hooked my up and i didn't once get sick or even have the thought of getting sick. We got to spend lots of time with both side of the family. Amelia (GRACIE) is getting so big. She sure loved her uncle Scott. As you can see he didn't mind one bit cattering to her.

It was quite cute watching the two of them. Scott also got to spend some time with Trey and teach him about his new Bow. Trey did very good remembering everything Scott was telling him.

We made a trip to Charleston to see our Very good friends Paula and Charlie. I wanted to get pictures of the new bridge but we decided to walk up the thing instead ! awesome walk. The winds were crazy at the top. We attended our old Church there too and it was great seeing everyone.

We always spend lots of money when we get off the islands lol but it's worth it in the end. Now we are home and settled again. We've gotten a pretty good amount of snow. But not enough to complain about. Winter here is mild compared to Kodiak and Petersburg, so far anyway.
We can't wait for SUMMER ! The room addition they were doing on the front of the house is complete except for the door know. It's a nice space to move some things out to and I"m going to make a little seating area since it gets lots of daylight.
Well that's about it nothing exciting. HUGZ TO ALL !