Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thank You Thursday-Happy

Today I became ONE year older and WISER too. Thank you to my sweet family and friends for all the well wishes. It was such a fun day!

I got this card in the mail from Mack and Cheryl. It cracks me up. I love it so much! Thanks guys♥

I took a nice long bubble bath in the morning
 with this....thanks mom!

and then Mark and I headed off to Costco so I could renew our membership. When we got home Scott and Hope had decorated the kitchen

and baked a birthday cake.

Yum!  It was delicious. Good job Hope.

We had a family birthday dinner at Vida Loca Mexican Grill

Mom's Birthday 2009 from Mike Freeman on Vimeo.

My sweet mom and I
The food was wonderful but being with the fam was the best!

(I miss Cheryl and Mack already :( )

It is almost here....

my wish for you...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Clever Martha

Have you put away your Christmas decorations yet?  I usually have by now but won't even be able to get to it for a couple more days.  I need another ornament box....problem solved!

Martha's Organization Tip for Today:
Keep your treasured ornaments safe and sound until next year with this surefire way of packing them away.

Safe Ornament Storage

Protect your dearest ornaments from damage as you pack up after the holiday this year. Cut a piece of corrugated cardboard to line the bottom of a plastic storage bin.

Then use a hot-glue gun to attach paper cups to the cardboard. Wrap ornaments in tissue paper, and place in cups. Then stack cardboard-and-cup flats inside the container. Store smaller ornaments in egg cartons.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Time for a Change

Remember these

Miss Hope informed me that  "it was about time we updated our stockings". (I will keep those heirloom stockings until someday when someone wants them.)
Hope was right, the time had come for a change and I had a lot of fun making some new ones.

Our New Christmas Stockings:

 I wanted to make them all a little different. So I used different fabrics and cut out different shapes for each stocking. I set out bunches of fabrics and let Scott and Hope pick the material and embroidery font they wanted.

I'll tell you a little secret.    .......     This one is my favorite

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Thank You Thursday-Mrs. Miner

 There's a NEW Mrs. Miner!

Saturday our oldest Son married his soul mate, Cheryl Joy Whitley. Cheryl said God made them for each other and I believe that to be true.  Honestly, I could not imagine Mack with anyone else!

 Mark and Cheryl Joy's Wedding Day
 November 28, 2009

As guests arrived there was a check in with a security guard.  The girls just had to get a picture with him.

The wedding took place at Alpine Groves Park.
I loved  this  two-story farmhouse. It was built in the early 1900s and moved to the park to represent the history of St. Johns County's citrus industry.

Cheryl and her sisters, Carla and Cristin
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The Wedding Party just before
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(Ella and Addie -sweet little Flower Girls)
Cheryl made their cute baskets.

Meet Talan
(Cheryl and Mack's best friend's little boy)
Cutest Ring Bearer Ever

 Cheryl and her adorable dad.
(I wish I had a picture of the expression on Mack's face as he watched her walking towards him with her dad.

No doubt about it, he is soooo in love with that girl)


The ceremony took place at sunset.

(holding back the tears....kinda)

getting ready

such a cute picture ... but missing little Addie
 Cheryl's Family

Our Family

Mack and Cheryl's families and friends

Happy Newly Weds

 Happy "in-laws"

The Dinner Reception
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Everything was beautiful!
Cheryl's mom and dad greeting everyone

 Cute Preston

 Mack and Cheryl with their best friends.

There was a fireplace in the back patio with all the fixings for S'mores.
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 Addie and Ella were in heaven.
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 Cheryl  framed pictures of their parents and grandparent's weddings
and placed them on the fireplace mantle.
"The Girls"
Marci, Cheryl, Kayley and Hope

Our nephew, George with Mack
Our nephews Mick and Andy with Scott
My brother, Kirk with Mack and Cheryl
 Our nephew, Jack and Preston
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 Marci and Hope (silly sisters)
My adorable parents
The Wedding Cake

The Patio
Our Family in front of the fireplace
Mr. and Mrs. Miner

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