Saturday, September 15, 2012

Birthday Party

It's a BIRTHDAY Party!
 
Spencer's birthday is tomorrow and he is headed out of town to go to the Panther's game, so we celebrated tonight. Kynn cooked! We ate ribs, hamburgers, sausage, sweet potato fries, mushrooms, rice and hash, corn on the cob, broccoli, venison hash and rice and strawberry short cake. We are stuffed to say the least.
 
 
 
 
Yummy Ribs
 
Birthday basket with favorite treats.
 
 
I made him take this picture. Can you tell he was thrilled? It is the "you are special" plate.
Christopher wanted his picture taken with his plate too! Funny guy! :)
 
 
One year at Christmas, I gave Spencer a nutcracker. It was not his favorite gift. We laughed about the gift and Aunt Cynthia and Uncle Earl have given Spencer many nutcrackers over the years. It has become a fun tradition. He has a nice collection of nutcrackers that we all enjoy over the Christmas holidays. He also gets a little money to go along with his nutcracker. :)
 
This is our Daisy girl. She does not have much energy these days, but she does love Spencer and wishes his a very happy birthday.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Spencer

We have a birthday boy this week. I guess I should not say boy, because he has definitely grown into a fine young man. Spencer Lee is 25 this week. He was born September 16th,  on a Wednesday at 6:40 pm weighing in at a big 8lbs. and 11oz. He did not have much hair, but the little bit that was on his sweet head was curling. The first thing I said to Kynn about our sweet baby was, "He has your hair." We were totally amazed that as soon as Kynn started talking to Spencer, he turned his head towards his voice. He recognized his daddy's voice.

We are proud to call Spencer our son.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Fall is in the Air

Today, my sister, Beckie, came to Columbia to spend the day. We enjoyed our time together and had a craft day and went for lunch with our other sister, Cynthia. Beckie has blogged about our day. Please visit her blog to see our project.
http://becsblurb.blogspot.com/

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Turkey Hunting

 More pictures from the weekend Turkey Hunt. The guys had a blast. When they got home I heard all the stories from the hunts. There was much laughter and fun memories have been made. We also have turkey in the freezer.







Christopher got one too.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Christmas Gift

This past Christmas, Spencer, Christopher and Jamie, gave Kynn the gift of a "Turkey Hunt". (Jamie was not able to go with them because he is taking finals today. Boo, No Good!) :(   He will go on the next one for sure. And, from what Kynn said to me on the phone this morning, I think I will be going too. He wants me to see. He said it is awesome! :)

They are about to take a quick nap and head back out in a little while. From what I hear, they got up very early.

Hopefully, they will get another on their next time out. By the way, that's an 18 pounder from what I've been told.

I think the best part about this whole gift is that my guys are hanging out together, making memories. That makes my heart happy.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

First Baptist Church

Today, April 22, 2012, First Baptist Church in Darlington SC, celebrated 100 years. It was such a wonderful day and we were all able to be there to celebrate with momma. ( My brother Jim, my sisters, Beckie and Cynthia) We missed Daddy so badly. He would have LOVED to be a part of this celebration. There were many pictures of him and he was even mentioned in the service. (That brought a tear or two, but we loved having him a part.)

I have pictures that I want to upload in the next few days. It was wonderful to see so many lovely people who have had a positive influence on my life. My heart was full today. Praise to the Lord.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Oh! the Places You'll Go!

Today is Dr. Seuss's birthday. One of my all time favorite books is Oh, the Places You'll Go! Kynn and I gave all three of our boys this book when they graduated from high school. There are so many lines in this book that are true to this journey of life that we are on. Have you ever found yourself in one of the places mentioned in this book? I know Kynn and I have been in most of these places from one time or another. I hope you enjoy reading the words of this book. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

 

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

And you may not find any
you'll want to go down.
In that case, of course,
you'll head straight out of town.

It's opener there
in the wide open air.

Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen,
don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll start happening too.

OH!
THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!

You'll be on your way up!
You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers
who soar to high heights.

You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed.
You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead.
Wherever you fly, you'll be the best of the best.
Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

Except when you don' t
Because, sometimes, you won't.

I'm sorry to say so
but, sadly, it's true
and Hang-ups
and bang-ups
can happen to you.

You can get all hung up
in a prickle-ly perch.
And your gang will fly on.
You'll be left in a Lurch.

You'll come down from the Lurch
with an unpleasant bump.
And the chances are, then,
that you'll be in a Slump.

And when you're in a Slump,
you're not in for much fun.
Un-slumping yourself
is not easily done.

You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're darked.
A place you could sprain both you elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?

And IF you go in, should you turn left or right...
or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?
Or go around back and sneak in from behind?
Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find,
for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

You can get so confused
that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place...

...for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a sting of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.

NO!
That's not for you!

Somehow you'll escape
all that waiting and staying.
You'll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing.

With banner flip-flapping,
once more you'll ride high!
Ready for anything under the sky.
Ready because you're that kind of a guy!

Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored. there are games to be won.
And the magical things you can do with that ball
will make you the winning-est winner of all.
Fame! You'll be famous as famous can be,
with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.

Except when they don't.
Because, sometimes, they won't.

I'm afraid that some times
you'll play lonely games too.
Games you can't win
'cause you'll play against you.

All Alone!
Whether you like it or not,
Alone will be something
you'll be quite a lot.

And when you're alone, there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.

But on you will go
though the weather be foul
On you will go
though your enemies prowl
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.

On and on you will hike
and I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.

You'll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You'll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3 / 4 percent guaranteed.)

KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!

So...
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!

Monday, February 27, 2012

No secrets in the medicine cabinet



Hey everyone!

My sister, Beckie, has a wonderful post on her blog. I know you will enjoy reading it and it just might speak to your heart as well.Click  here to read her post. Enjoy!

Lorie

Monday, February 20, 2012

Oh so good!


Pinterest! Yes, another great recipe from Pinterest. I do enjoy looking at all the wonderful things on that website. This is called the 14 layer cake. I have had a piece of a cake like this a while ago and I wanted to see if I could make it. Kynn helped me make this for annual Superbowl party we attend at the McFall's house.
The bananas just happened to be on the counter. They are not an ingredient in this yummy cake. :)


Christopher helped cut the parchment paper for the pans. It was a big help.


Using these aluminum pans saves time. No washing and waiting for the pans to cool for more batter.









Making this cake takes a long time, but I must say, it did taste really good. Let me know if you want the recipe.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I want to blog!

Just stopping by to say hello. I have a lot to blog about but time has not allowed me to stop and write. On Jan. 17th, I began a new job and I have been B U S Y! I am working for Family Service Center with the Midlands Eye Care Clinic. This is a new clinic for the residents of Richland and Fairfield Counties. This clinic is a result of the Medical Mission Fair that took place last summer. There were many people who were not able to be seen during the mission so Palmetto Health, United Way, SCOPA and Family Service Center partnered together to form an Eye Care Clinic.  As this clinic began, I walked into a space that did not have even one paper clip. A lot has been accomplished in four weeks, and we had the first clinic on Feb. 7th. Much more needs to be done to get everything up and running. Please pray for me as I continue this new adventure. I know many of you have been lifting me up to God and I appreciate you so much. Please don't stop.  I will update more later.

PS.  Sweet Marlene volunteered for the first clinic. She is indeed, THE BEST. I love her dearly.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Top Ten predictions for 2012

My friend, Tammy Williamson, emailed this to me. I liked it so I will share it with you. I particularly liked the last sentence.


TOP TEN PREDICTIONS FOR  2012

With all the problems the World is facing, it can be unsettling to  the mind.


>>> 1. The Bible will still have all the answers.

>>> 2. Prayer will still be the most powerful thing on Earth..

>>> 3. The Holy Spirit will still move.

>>> 4. God will still honor the praises of His people.

>>> 5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.

>>> 6. There will still be singing of praise to God.

>>> 7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.

>>> 8. There will still be room at the Cross.

>>> 9. Jesus will still love you.

>>> 10. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him.


>>> Isn't it great To Remember Who Is Really In Control, and that;  "the Word of
 the Lord endures forever." ( 1 Peter 1:25 )

>>> Sometimes we need the reminder of just "WHO" is really in  control.....

>>> Till the nets are full, keep on fishing.