Monday, December 22, 2008

FUN STUFF - Friends, Family, Blessings

When we returned from Oklahoma City on Friday one of our friends had been trying for two days to reach us. Glad she finely did because she & her husband invited us, and another couple from our Church over for dinner Friday night. We had such a grand time. I forgot to take my camera.....drats....you'll just have to take my word for everything. Kathy's home was decorated so lovely for Christmas, both outside and in. It is just always such a joy to spend time with like minded believers who love the Lord and this was what this evening was about. Pure joy & fun!!!

Then Saturday my oldest daughter, Suzette, treated me to a manicure, a pedicure and lunch to celebrate my birthday 5 days early. After lunch she had a little shopping to do, and after I left her I bought my final gift for Mickey (I'll share that with you later....shhhhh). Suzette & I had such a good time and what a treat. Thank you, honey.

Sunday, after church, we meet Marc, Oksana & Aric for lunch at St*eak & Sh*ake. That is always good and a treat.

Just lots of fun times with those we love and cherish as we finish up the final touches for Christmas day. It is C-O-L-D here!!!!! We don't have all the snow so many of you are suffering with but we sure have the bitter cold and Low temperatures. Sure glad for our nice warm home and Mickey & I are just staying in today. Hope all is well with you and yours.

Today the post man brought a lovely Birthday Card from my forever friend, Joan, and a packages of sweetness and joy from Double Nickle Farm & Jen & Family. I was so touched by both. It also brought the sad news, from the daughter of some friends from Illinois that we meet in Alaska in 1998, that her mother had passed away in September. Boy, that brought the reality of how fragile our lives are and how we must enjoy those we are blessed to have in our lives. I truly believe God brings the friends He chooses into our lives for HIS purposes. My prayer is that I always life up to His plans & purposes in my life.

Remember to Celebrate JESUS

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13 comments:

Humble wife said...

I am so sorry to read of the loss of your friend. I am happy that you are the type that many feel a closeness as it makes all the difference.

May you have a happy birthday from the Double Nickel. I am so so happy that your box felt the need to go to the coast and still make it safely!!!!

Merry Christmas
Love the G~family

It's All Good! said...

So you were a Christmas baby! Happy Birthday, early. Sounds like your daughter spoiled you on Sat. What fun!
Merry Christmas

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Still pretty cold here. It's 16 degrees right now.

Sounds like you've been having loads of fun :)

the voice of melody said...

It looks like your birthday celebration is off to a good start! Enjoy your special day! :)

Becky said...

Happy Birthday (early) to you Susan. It sounds like everyone is helping you to celebrate the way you deserve. Good for you!

Tina said...

send some of that cold air here!!! It's going to be 80 on Christmas Day!!

Vanessa Cole said...

Merry Christmas!

I am finally back in Blogland and you will find me at "In Search Of..."

Good to visit with you again.

Vanessa

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Susan, I wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY and take as many days as you like, I always do. When we get to be our age, I think we need the extra days. Life is so wonderful and we are so thankful for each day.

I am sorry about your friend. But what you said is true, it makes us consider how short life is and we should not waste a moment.

We wish you and you DH a Merry Christmas. connie

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Susan, I hope you have a wonderful Birthday! Sounds like it is off to a great start! I enjoyed and appreciated your post below! :)

Hope you and your family have a Blessed and Merry Christmas! ~hugs, Rhonda

Meredith Teagarden said...

Dear Susan,

Somehow we connected in Blogville and you have continued to be a blessing and encouragement to me. I believe we have been writing eachother for over a year? Thank you for your visits! Truly!

Merry Christmas!

Meredith Teagarden said...

Happy Birthday!

Tina said...

Oh yes, have a HAPPY HAPPY birthday Susan!!! Christmas is my MIL's b-day too! We always go to IHOP to breakfast and this year it is Denny's because we have a coupon. :):)

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday!

annie said...

Merry Christmas & Happy Birthday and lots of love and hugs to you and Mickey!!!