Saturday, January 24, 2009

Top Of The Stairs - Lookout Point

Here is everyones request for what is up at the top of the stairs. It is a very beautiful view!!
During the summertime Alton will hold outside concerts at the Gazebo - I haven't been to one in years though!!


These Chipped stairs lead to a very cool lookout point that is on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River in Alton,IL

Friday, January 23, 2009

Sky View

This is a picture my Hubs took while he was working on a roof top. I love this picture!
So many items to find off in the Horizons.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My First Award

I was given my very first bloggy award by my very blogilicious friend: Bee and Rose @ Thank You!!!

And she has been waiting so patiently for me to accept- Thank you again -Please stop by her site and smell the roses just be careful of the Bee - LOL
The rules for the Honest Scrap award:
The honorees are to:
A) List 10 honest things about yourself -
and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep!
B) pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap

1) I love country music & My favorite clothing is a pair of blue jeans, cotton shirt & my cowboy boots!! My favorite singer is George Strait and my favorite no #1 song of all time is "The Chair" by - you guessed it George Strait.
2) I perform better under pressure. I do procrastinate sometimes to the last minute because I can!!! If I have all day to do something and start it early than it seems as though I cannot get "into" it until the last few minutes.

3) I was once a few years back in a local commercial. I was a Real Estate Agent and my partner at that time and I done a "Charlies Angels" theme commercial for our Real Estate business. It was very funny and we did not let it run for very long. Hopefully it will never show up on You Tube!!
4) I went to the same small town elementary school from kindergarden to 6th grade & graduated with about 20 of the same kids I went to kindergarden with. My graduation class was aprox 630 students. I now don't live that far from where I grew up at (aprox 20 miles) and I have never ran into any of these people. I often wonder where they are all at!!!
5) I graduated from Cosmetology school - Real Estate & took Accounting in college and I don't do any of these professions anymore.

6) I also took a dream Psychology class in college. I think it is amazing what our dreams can tell us about ourselves and sometimes others. I pay attention to my dreams because they have helped me figure out a lot about myself or what I am going to have to face.

7) I don't like to be in big crowds. I can socialize one on one or with a few but I don't like speaking to a large group, or even talking around a large group. I will listen and love to watch people but in a large group setting I am usually part of the kitchen detail or clean up crew.
8) I do not like roller coasters!! I don't like anything that goes fast or takes my breath away.
Not much of a risk taker I guess.

9) My favorite store to go to is the book store. I will sit in the aisle and read several different books until I find the perfect one. I have spent 4-5 hrs inside these stores before and way too much money a couple of times.

10) I Love my husband, and children with all my heart and always will!! I have been blessed with a wonderful family!!! This includes my parents-inlaws-siblings-aunts-cousins-grndparents-ect... I thank God for the wonderful people that he has placed in my life. I know the times have not always been easy or great - but I thank God for never giving up on me!!! I also know that I am not perfect in any way shape or form and have made several mistakes - Thank God for forgiving.

Wow I am glad there was only 10 because I am a very boring person and I don't think I could tell anything more. I know I am suppose to pass this on to 7 more wonderful blogs but I have decided that if anyone wants this award they are more than welcome to take it. Please just leave me a comment that you have taken it so I can check out your truths.

Oh and one more thing I forgot to mention - I don't always follow all the rules- I do tend to do my own thing - (just ask my Hubs)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The true Yah-Yah Sisterhood Hats.
The identities have been blackened out to protect the innocent!! (innocent??)
My Aunts made these hats for us - I feel very lucky to be part of their sisterhood!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Photo Tag

Ok I have been tagged by to do this:
(Please stop by and check out her project 365!!)

1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer

2) Select the 4th picture in the folder

3) Explain the picture

4) Tag 4 people to do the same

So this is my picture:

This was taken at Lake Kincaid in Ava, IL - We have a little camp site there that we spend every weekend that we can during the summer. I sure wish the weather would get warmer so we could go now!! This is our "Get Away" & I can't wait for Summer!!

And now I tag:

JyLnC at She has an awesome recipe for Cinnamon Delights and pictures that make your mouth water.

Alicia aka "Yaya" at - She has the most awesome orange site that will surely brighten your day!! :)

Tara Bennett at This lady & her beautiful daughter offer so much encouragement that they make you feel like you could conquer any mountain!!

Carla at - She has some awesome pictures to enjoy!!

Thanks ladies for all the fun - Sunshine - Encouragement & Sharing that you bring!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Birthday with friends

We celebrated my daughters 20th birthday this Friday by going out to dinner with a couple of her best friends.
You would not believe what all they have in their purses!! Looks like they are going somewhere for the weekend to me. JK!! JK!!

Ohhh to be young again!!! My daughter made everyone the beaded bracelets for christmas - Aren't they cute??

Saturday, January 10, 2009


A puddle is a FUN aftermath of a rain storm!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I am very Thankful for my 3lb bundle of Joy!!
I would like for everyone to meet my baby: Oliver Bitz
He is a little bitz!!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Good ole Boys

Two of the modern day Robin Hoods

This is dedicated to my Hubs and his best friend. They have been friends for a lot of years and now days a true friend is very hard to find.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

David Bowman's Precious Prints

Please check out these prints!!! I so wish I had this wonderful gift - But since I don't that is why I take pictures. David Bowman has a wonderful gift - He actually captures the love of Christ so much you can feel it in his prints. If you copy the following and post it - You can also have a free 8x10 print of your own.

Here is what to do to get your free signed 8x10 print:*This offer expires Monday Jan. 5th at noon!!*Copy and post on your blog or website all the items below....Also send an invite to everyone you know to do to the same for them to get a free print. Ask them to come see David's work and website! You can add your own personal touches if you'd like :)Then after you post make sure and send David an e-mail at: so he knows you posted to get your print.From here on is what to copy and post on your website or blog....I wanted to share these beautiful pictures and what the artist has to say about each one of them! You can ALL win a FREE signed 8x10 print of your choice (out of the three prints), by copying and posting to your blog or website this whole post! After you post then send an e-mail to David ( with your website or blog address telling him you posted it and that you read about this offer on my blog. Also send him your name and mailing address and he will send your signed 8x10 print of your choice :) Hurry because...*This offer expires Monday Jan. 5th at noon!!*David Bowman: has had a passion for art ever since he could pick up a pencil. He loves creating images of the Savior that inspire and uplift. Along with his Christian fine art, David has also written and illustrated a series of scripture storybooks for children titled "Who's Your Hero". Check out his website at to see more of his precious art."David Bowman Print Giveaway...

Saturday, January 3, 2009


This weeks PhotoHunt is Hope-
My hope is for everyone to

Friday, January 2, 2009

Shadow boxes made with Love

Was packing my christmas items and wanted to share the snowmen one. My mom makes these and here are a couple more she has made for us. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Thanks mom - Love You!!