Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Year Has Flown!

I had no intention of letting a year pass without posting. 
It has been a busy year for sure, but I won't bore you with all the details.  :) 

We enjoyed wonderful family time over Thanksgiving Holiday with the kids.  They came from KY, Johnson City and Face-timed from El Paso, Texas.  We laughed, cooked, ate, and thoroughly enjoyed this very special time.  I am blessed!
The hit of the Thanksgiving meal was the blackberry cobbler the girls made.  It was so tasty I still wish I had a piece.  It was so much fun having all the laughter and silliness as I watched them make memories in the kitchen. 

We enjoyed spending time with Charlie and Lacey.  Lacey took every step I took.  She was focused the entire time.  Oh, how I would love to get that type of attention when the lesson title is " Major Expenditures".    Teenagers won't give me that undivided attention.  lol

We took time to take a few family photos.  We will be having a wedding in March, 2014!  I can't wait!  The wedding is just the formality.  He is already a member of our family.  

Our family is growing/spreading their wings in directions that God has planned for them.  One son went to Malaysia in October on a mission trip.  We are so proud of the minister he is becoming and how God is using he and his wife in children's ministry.  They are called to walk the walk of Faith and I am so very blessed to be a part of their journey.

As I mentioned, our family is growing.  Our grandson was born in El Paso, Texas this summer!  June 28, 2013! Words can't even begin to describe the love I feel for this little boy!  His parents are doing an incredible job. Some changes in their future for sure, but the details are not all worked out.  Stay tuned.  :)

I thank God for modern technology and face-time, otherwise I would be terribly frustrated.  I am counting down the days until Christmas!  His mother is so sweet to send me a photo every afternoon, usually during my 5th period class - my students will ask me if I've gotten the new photo of Reagan yet.  It is a best part of my day!  Oh how I love this baby! 

We will celebrate 35 years of marriage this January 1, 2014.  It doesn't seem possible!  We have grown up together for sure!  I wouldn't have changed thing!  I love him more today and look forward to many more years!
Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!

We made a quick to trip Kentucky over the last weekend of 2012.
We drove through a snow storm, while nerve wrecking, allowed for beautiful photography.

We spent a little time with these folks.
We had a blast, acting silly!

Due to location/army limitations, we were able to include all family members through the use of technology!
The couple living in Texas won the "Ugly Wrapping Contest"!
It was really ugly!
The trophy is on it's way!

The little ones are growing up!  New family members will be added to our family this year.
We are blessed!

The new year brings resolutions, dreams and goals.  I pray God blesses you in 2013!
From July 29, 2011

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas!
A time for change.  Our family is no longer within driving distance of each other.  We made the best of the situation.  Using modern technology, we were all able to be in the same room, at the same time, while in different locations.
It felt odd at first, but within a few minutes we were talking, acting silly, and being our typical "Burton" bunch selves!  This is Lacey, she traveled from KY.  She's a little shy, but very loveable.

We enjoyed opening gifts, playing games, talking, laughing and mostly, just being with each other.

Due to all the different schedules, we were able to celebrate Christmas over several days.

No one was left out, and we were all relaxed.

We aren't finished, we still have a little more celebrating, with other family members.

We enjoyed a joyous Christmas Eve service at church.  It set the tone for remembering the true meaning of Christmas.o

For unto us a son is given, unto us a child is born!
Jesus, was the perfect gift that first Christmas morn!

From July 29, 2011

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving!
I pray you had a wonderful, thankful weekend!

I spent time with very special people.

The puppies made the trip from Kentucky and seemed to enjoy their time in Tennessee. 

We had good food, and an opportunity to relax around football/basketball games.
We also spent a lot of time on the phone with those that weren't able to make it home.  :)

Yes, I had a bountiful Thanksgiving. 
you God, for blessing me.

From July 29, 2011

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fall is Here!

I didn't intend to take such a long  break from this blog, but... days flew by and before I knew it, two months were gone!  School is back into session, actually, almost 1/4 of the school year is almost finished.  :)

In September we celebrate several birthdays and decorate for fall.  

I had planned on doing a post of the changes in the dining room.  It was painted back in February and I love it!  The color is called "moonshine". 
This beautiful young woman celebrated her birthday this week.

Red Velvet cake - her favorite!  It tasted as good as it looked!

New cell phone was on the birthday "wish" list.  Unfortunately, it is on a back order list.  Hopefully, it will arrive in a few days.

There was another, "on it's way" gift.  She had been looking at a monogram necklace and I found one, again, didn't arrive in time.  She was good natured about it. 
I personally am thrilled fall is here!  I love fall, cool weather and colorful trees.
From July 29, 2011