Friday, July 16, 2010
I intended to just take few weeks off from blogging, but then our family went through another really trying, hard time. It was an external circumstance, beyond our control. As a family, we were okay, but the situation was really tough and hard to handle, lasting most of the winter. In all honesty, it was hard to come "here" and post nice, sweet creative posts, when my world was turning upside down. And to play the politics of blogging, which I had grown really tired of, was just not in me. At that point in my life, I couldn't handle the added stress!
Had it not been that many of my posts were "memories" of my family, ...children and home, I would have deleted this blog many months ago. That was one of my primary objectives I began this blog, an avenue to preserve family milestones and events. But somewhere along the way, blogging lost it's zeal for me. I started blogging what I thought others would like or want to see. It became a burden. And when, if I found myself snubbed by any other blogger, for whatever reason, I took it to heart. ...especially those who were friends before their blogs became the big, popular blogs.
Many of you did became real, dear friends to me over the last couple of years. I apologize for the worry I've caused any of you! :) Thank you for being a part of my life, and for letting me be a part of yours! I have missed that!
So, with all that being said, I have started another blog. I don't blog that often. Time just doesn't permit it. And I blog only for myself, as an online diary. What inspires me, my faith, (which, btw, is what got me through these last months), and my family memories. Probably not very interesting for the average person. If you would like to come by and see me there, I'd love for you to! http://ramblingssg.blogspot.com/. You might even recognize a post copied from here, from time to time! :) ~Rhonda
Friday, February 12, 2010
By Joanna Fuchs
Linking post to
Laurie's Valentine Party, at Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Foodie Friday, at Designs by Gollum.
Monday, February 8, 2010
A Second Time Around, at A picture is worth a thousand Words
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Everything came in the sweet little box below.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him. Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself from the elements, and to store his few possessions. One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky. He felt the worst had happened, and everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger. He cried out, 'God! How could you do this to me?'
Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching the island! It had come to rescue him! 'How did you know I was here?' asked the weary man of his rescuers. 'We saw your smoke signal,' they replied.
The Moral of This Story: It's easy to get discouraged when things are going bad, but we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of our pain and suffering. Remember that the next time your little hut seems to be burning to the ground. It just may be a smoke signal that summons the Grace of God.
P.S. You may want to consider passing this on, because you never know who feels as if their hut is on fire today.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Ashley's features a beautiful handle, while David's is plain and more masculine.
The children's initials are engraved on the fronts.
Below, is a video clip of the Homecoming Floor Cheers and Dance the Cheer leading Squad performed. Ashley is the captain, and with the help of another girl, choreographed the routine.