Monday, September 29, 2008

Back Home

The kids and I just got back from a trip to New Jersey.  I had to go for a conference for our business.  We were able to go visit hubby (Superman) after the conference since he is also in New Jersey, just outside of NYC for work.

We spent two days in Cape May, two days in Clifton, and one day in New York City.  It was a great time and we really hated to leave Superman to come back home.  Of course, once we got home, we were happy to be here too.  

Here's a picture that I took in Times Square.  Have a great day!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Invitation ~ Sunday Scribblings

This week's writing prompt from Sunday Scribblings is "Invitation".

Just two words.  Two words that can make you feel a part of something!  Two words that can take you from the outside looking in to the center of the action.  These two powerful words?

You're Invited.

When you receive a wedding invitation, the couple is saying "you're invited" to witness our vows to one another.  When your Mother gave birth to you, she said "you're invited" - come into the world!  When your significant other proposed, or said yes to a proposal, they were saying "you're invited" to go on this journey of life with me as my partner!  When Yeshua gave His life on Calvary, He said "you're invited" to have everlasting life if you just believe in Me.  

Just two simple words can make a huge difference in the life of somebody else.  From an invitation to a special event to an alter call, the words "You're Invited" are some of the most heart warming, welcoming words one can possibly hear.

So, be sure to R.S.V.P. and join the celebrations!  An invitation is a precious gift to receive, and to give.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Coffee? Sunday Scribblings

This week's writing prompt is coffee.  Yuck!  Since I hate coffee (it does smell divine), I thought I'd write about my favorite, can't live without, must have, beverage - iced tea!

I was born and raised in Virginia.  For some people, just hearing the word Virginia makes them think of the country for some weird reason.  I grew up in Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach is far from "country" and is actually the largest resort city in the world. Growing up, the population was probably around 200,000 or so.  Now, there are about 450,000+ and it still seems to be growing!!

My point is, I grew up in the south, but in a very "non-southern" town.  However, I do love traditional southern sweet iced tea.  I make a gallon of fresh brewed iced tea at least every other day.  It is the first thing I drink in the morning, and the last thing I drink at night.  Everybody who comes to my house, knows that I will always have cold, sweet iced tea in the fridge.  Always.

In the summer, neighborhood children come to our house and claim that they are so thirsty they cannot possibly make the trip back to their own houses (across the street or next door) and please oh please can they have some tea?  Of course, I pour the tea freely and they always come back for more.  To me, iced tea is the essence of southern hospitality.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Thanksgiving Is Almost Here...

Today, my husband and I were talking in my office.  We both noticed something moving in the front yard.  Much to our surprise, we saw a big group of wild turkeys!  It appeared to be a couple of Moms and their babies.

We live in a subdivision surrounded by a nature preserve and forest so I guess we shouldn't be that surprised. However, it was a first for us.  We called the kids to come take a look and I got a few pictures.  

May I help you?

Super Man and I at Jamestown Island


Our 2 Giant Schnauzers and our Mini Schnauzer (Smokie) hanging out in my office. Notice Smokie rules over the big ones.