"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015ish in Review



It's that time of year again. A time to look back over the year and reminiscence about events that happened.  I have captured a few photos from over the years-that came from the month listed to share the year.


January
Bill and Fourth looking well hat-tacular! 

February
Love notes-quite typical for the farmer and his wife.

March

Yep.  March...
April



 
And April...

May
 June
Best b-day cake ever!

July
Exact location of the Double Nickel. 

August 


Marriage

27 years and counting
September


Character is from the inside.

October
 
I have no words...but the snake count this year was 
ughhhhhhh!
November 
 
 8 of the 9 in the ever expanding goof troop!


December
Fashion is still very important to me.





Now I must confess that 2015 was an incredible year.  It was like 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014... all because these years passed by with my best friend, my handsome goof, the father of my children, and my love Bill~
but 2015 did drastically change how I see life~


All because of two grandsons.






Life is different and I am not sure if I can put it in words what I mean.
In a corny way, I feel as though my parents live on through the grandsons.  I feel
as though my dad lives on even though he never even saw me as a baby.  For me, I
am overwhelmed with an emotion I cannot describe.  I will close with this, I am thankful for
2015 because Bill and I are sharing a new stage of our lives.  I am a happy Gigi(my grandma name-combing maiden name and married name initials- GG) and love the life I have thus far
lived.

May 2016 be a year where we walk in the ways our Creator wants us to and love like our
life may end in a moment.  May 2016 be a year where we grant forgiveness as much as when we accept compliments.   May 2016 be a year of awakening and of awareness of the Hope that Our Saviour has granted.

Happy 2016 to all!


Saturday, December 26, 2015

December 26, 2015

Writing on this blog has been sparse.  I confess I will write a post then save it to drafts~not sure why I don't publish.  This post is for someone that visited me the other day and we made salsa.  This person made note of my lack of blogging and made me aware of how important it is to jot things down here.

Okey doke-I will do an update post~

*Grandbaby #1 is now sitting up on his own and saying many words momma and dadda are clear and he seems to know that they are for momma and dadda.  Second, his wife and grand #1 went to Texas for a week. 

* Grandbaby#2 is now smiling and gibber-jabbering too. He is so very happy and has blue eyes!  His momma and daddy came to the house yesterday for time with Bill as it was his birthday!

*Fourth is doing fantastic and was promoted in her job.  She went to El Paso with Bill and I Wednesday and we had a great time!  She came to the house yesterday as well.  We also went to movies the other day and she and I had a gamenight. It is crazy how much fun I have with her!

*First is also doing wonderful. He and his sweetie came out on the 24th to drop off a gift for Bill's birthday. It was lovely to see how thoughtful they both are.  First made Chicken mole' and rice, and his sweetie put together two music CD's.  First also came over yesterday and we played UNO. 

Bill is working at the same place but in an additional capacity and that is interesting for him.  We are still slowly working on the house and finally he is my age once again (Yesterday) and for six months I am free of hearing that I am the old one! Then for six months I hear I robbed the cradle and the likes.  He does like to milk that I am six months older a good deal!

I am still me.  I love my kids and their families so much.  I am amazed at how thankful that I am that they are all here in the area and that I see them often.  I love that my kids seem to enjoy each others company as well, even if we are all lawyers when we get together.  I love that they all hug me and love me.  I love that they love Bill too.

I am typing this praying that the snowstorm expected isn't as bad as anticipated as loved ones are traveling today and I pray for their safe travels.  To my blogity friends, forgive my delay in blogging this year, next year I am returning full force to this blog! 
Hugs xxoxoo
Jennifer