Sunday, April 27, 2014

Another busy weekend. AND A New Blogger!!!

ANOTHER very busy weekend for the Mister and I.
We can barely keep our eyes open for the pictures at Zoey's 1st Communion on Saturday.
My hair looks like I just crawled off the inflatable mattress we slept on the night before.....blah.
We were proud of Zoey.
She volunteered to do one of the readings for the service that morning.
My daughters are Christian women.
They attend different denominations, that all love Jesus Christ.

This is Sadie Grace.  Zoey's little sister.
Sadie loves to sing....no matter where she is.  That includes the bathroom....while doing her business.
Wearing a tutu is a MUST!!!  If her skirt doesn't flair when she twirls, it isn't worth putting on.

Right after Zoey's 1st Communion Celebration at the church,  we had to get back to their house to get them ready for the dress rehearsal for the dance recital.
My poor, frazzled daughter, Erin had a full day yesterday.
So did my SIL Tony.

After the rehearsal, we had to get back for the Communion party.
It wasn't long after setting out the food, that guests started arriving for Zoey's party.

We stayed and visited with everyone, ate, and watched as Zoey opened her gifts.
Then the Mister, and I headed home on our two and a half hour trip north.
It's nice to be home on a Sunday......I'm back to painting the sun room, and the Mister is working his shift at Home Depot.
Home sweet Home.

Before I go, I'd like to introduce you to a new blogger.
Her name is Gisele.
She just started blogging recently.
Gisele is an old friend of mine.....not old as in age.....old as in dear.
We've know each other since our kids were young.
We attended the same church years ago. Our kids went to the same school. We hung around in the same circle of friends. We even had a small business together.
Gisele has had a rough road that she has traveled for a lot of years.
She has struggled with issues in her life that might have pushed others over the edge.....and at times I think Gisele might have slipped over once or twice....but she hung on, sometimes by her fingernails!!! 
Crying out to God! Longing for the answers she needed to survive the painful circumstances that hit her, seemingly, from all sides.

I've read Gisele's first three posts. They have been open...raw.... testaments of her feelings.  She is honest about where she's been emotionally, and spiritually...and where God has taken her, and how He's gotten her to where she is now.
Gisele is a gifted writer. I believe she has a ministry to help women that are in need of encouragement, and healing.  "Healing of the heart".
She's a remarkable woman.
I have put a link to her blog on my sidebar:  Grapevines of the Heart.
Please go over and visit her, and welcome Gisele to the blogging community.
Thank you!
God Bless~
Debbie
xo

18 comments:

  1. Debbie, you have a beautiful family. It looked like a lovely weekend too.

    I'll go check out your girlfriends blog.

    Happy painting! xo

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  2. Debbie, We love those family function too....but those long rides home just about kill me any more. Glad you had a good family time. I'll check your friend 's blog out. Hope you have a safe and fun week. xoxo,Susie

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful weekend Debbie! I know you're glad you're close enough to travel and be a part of the girls lives. And your hair looked fine! I look forward to visiting your friend. Hope you have a great week!

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  4. Deb, my God sent angel, forever you and I will be heart partners. Your teachings in the beginning of our friendship has been the saving grace in my life that has gotten me this far. You introduced and invited me to the Love of my Life, Jesus Christ. Rough roads that led to the cliffs were the way of life for me and the road is still bumpy with inclines and declines but no more cliffs, for I've learned my lesson. Now I have learned to see why God and you loved me and I think, "you know, I'm not so bad after all and yes, yes, I am beautiful for I reflect my Father God." And with this blog post you reinforced what God had told me about a few weeks back when I started the blog, Grapevines of The Heart. So thank you for your lovely words and for all the new friends I can wait to meet and make. And I too will be visiting all your sites for I have lots of room now for a whole new pack of friends. Love all around. Gisele

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  5. First off those kiddos are just adorable. Love the first communion pictures and the dance recital ones,too. Your Sadie MIGHT be related to our SweetCheeks. She's a bathroom singer, too! lol

    I will certainly go find your friend. Any friend of yours is a friend of mine...usually!:>) xo Diana

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  6. ps. Finally figured out how to follow- The follow button doesn't work but those two little squares on the side will let you sign up -to the right of the follower button.

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  7. Wow, you had a busy weekend, Debbie! Your grand daughters are so cute, bet you are so proud of them! I'll visit your friend at her new blog for sure. Have a great week!

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  8. Debbie, I really love this post...family is everything to me and I see it is for you as well. Well, actually I've always known that. Congratulations to Zoey!! She is precious, as is her sister Sadie Grace (love those names!)

    And you my dear, look wonderful in that picture. I love your long hair and you have such a pretty, happy face. Hubby is quite handsome, too! Love seeing more pictures on your blog.

    Gisele sounds like a beautiful woman...you both are lucky to have each other after all of these years!

    Much love,

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. Hi Debbie, You sure had a busy weekend and so many wonderful memories with the little ones. How darling they all are. Love the first communion pics and the dress recital. Your pic with the Mister is so pretty. You look gorgeous in that blue color.
    I will go visit your friend next. So nice of you to introduce us to her.
    Wishing you a great week filled with blessings!
    Hugs

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  10. You look great in that picture and the girl's photos are adorable. I'll go visit your friend : )

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  11. Good Morning Debbie. You look great in your picture and your granddaughters pictures are adorable. I will visit your friend's blog. Have a great start to the week.
    Kris

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  12. What a special time with family! The girls are adorable! :)
    Susan

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  13. What gorgeous granddaughters you have! Such a blessing:) I love the name Sadie, that was one of my girl names but I ended up with all boys so maybe if they have daughters someday, I can talk one of them into using that name for her:)

    I will certainly stop by your friends blog, so nice of you to share. Have a wonderful week Debbie!

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  14. P.S. Nana Diane's tip worked, I'm now able to follow you:)

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  15. Debbie, what a sweet and precious family! I'll be dropping in on your friend soon. Have a great and happy day!
    Nancy

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  16. Good Morning, I am having my hot tea and I am going to do my precious time with the Lord. But I wanted to check on you! Firstly our inheritance in our grandchildren is a gift from the Lord. But I can attest to blow up beds and futons. If that doesn't show are dedication...
    Matters of the heart is what really matters! I did much praying and asking WHY so many woman blog? He did reveal to me why we have this need to write and share. It is one of my moat favorite post recently.
    Your friend sounds, like a Woman running hard after the Lord HE loves that!!
    Blessings to you and I hope we can be close, because I want these kinds of other bloggers in my life!
    I am having my very first Link Up tomorrow (Wednesday's) I would love for you to come. The one on the glass box would be so powerful to share. I just wanted to invite you. Sometimes I don't want to do things, but I still feel blessed when someone at least invites me!
    Blessings, Roxy

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  17. I will go meet this woman friend of yours. She must be amazing.

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  18. Seems you have had a busy time and the girls are beautiful, like their grandma! I really love this blog. Keep it going. You are needed here in blogland.

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