I JUST WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU THE VIEW FROM MY BICYCLE THIS MORNING. I AM FILLED WITH GRATITUDE AT THIS BEAUTIFUL WORLD WE LIVE IN AND FROM TIME TO TIME I JUST LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO MY HEAVENLY FATHER, CREATOR OF SUCH BEAUTY. THIS MORNING I TOOK THE BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS VERY, VERY PERSONALLY. I HOPE YOU DID TOO! TAKE IT PERSONALLY....IT’S FOR YOU!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I MISS MY GRANDMA THOMPSON. SHE WAS SUCH A GREAT PART OF MY GROWING UP YEARS. I WAS REMINDED OF HER TODAY AS I WAS WATCHING A SESSION OF GENERAL CONFERENCE. PRESIDENT UCHTDORF WAS SPEAKING, GIVING A GREAT MESSAGE OF HOPE AND HE SAID “TODAY IS NOT THE WAY THAT IT WILL ALWAYS BE.” I REMEMBERED MY SISTER TELLING ME THAT OUR COUSIN HAD RECENTLY REMINDED HER OF A SAYING OF GRANDMA THOMPSON. “TODAY IS NOT ALWAYS”. AS I REMEMBERED HER WORDS I FELT HER CLOSE AROUND ME. IT WAS AS IF SHE WAS PATTING MY BACK AND SAYING HANG IN THERE, THINGS MAY LOOK A LITTLE BLEAK TODAY BUT JUST REMEMBER NOW IS NOT ALWAYS. AS PRES UCHTDORF CONTINUED TO SPEAK I HAD A VISION IN MY MIND OF HOW THINGS MIGHT LOOK IN THE FUTURE, A HOUSE FILLED WITH MARRIED KIDS AND GRANDKIDS ALL COMING TOGETHER TO ENJOY EACH OTHERS COMPANY. MANY HAPPY DAYS OF FAMILY AND FUN ARE SITTING ON MY HORIZON. I NEED TO REMEMBER “TODAY IS NOT ALWAYS” AND THE CARES OF TODAY WILL SOMEDAY BE TRANSFORMED INTO A GLORIOUS, WONDERFUL FUTURE. GOOD TO KNOW GRANDMA....THANKS FOR THE PEP TALK TODAY. LOVE YOU
Posted by Karen Beagles at 9:19 PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
|I got blackberry pie!|
|I got a darling new basket for my bike!|
|Breakfast on a tray made by Mackay!|
|Such cute birthday balloons!|
|Lunch with my sisters!|
I found a list the other day. It is something I wrote on my 50th birthday. I wanted to put down some of the things I loved about turning 50! A whole year has come and gone and I am now officially in my fifties as I turn 51 this year. I kicked off my birthday week by having my first ever colonoscopy and then went and had a mammogram just for fun! Hah! See how I laugh in the face of danger? Truthfully, not always so fun as the years keep climbing but I'm thinking I am doing pretty good for my age and so here's that list....with a few additions as I brave my way through the fifty something years.
1. The grey streaks in my hair.....if the truth be told I can't wait for a whole head full of beautiful grey hair.
2. I'm stronger and more flexible than I was in my thirties! (Thank you Yoga!)
3. I hear 50 is the new 30!
4. The laugh lines around my eyes.
5. When someone older says, "You're just a BaBy!"
6. That I don't feel 50! (Or 51)
7. When someone acts surprised that I'm actually 51. (Even if they are faking it!)
8. That I have had the opportunity to see 18,615 sunrises and sunsets.
9. I'm officially old enough to be a Grandma! (Sadly no grandkids yet!)
10. Living on this beautiful planet for 51 years.....sharing all the laughter and tears with my lovely friends and family.
Linked up to The Top Ten Tuesday at Oh Amanda
Saturday, October 1, 2011
I LOVE MY BLOG BECAUSE IT IS MINE, ALLLLL MINE AND I CAN BLOG ABOUT ANYTHING I WANT. AT LEAST SO FAR I HAVE NOT BEEN PULLED OVER BY THE BLOGGY POLICE OR SENT A LETTER FROM THE BFDA TELLING ME TO CEASE AND DESIST. EVEN MY CHILDREN NEVER COMPLAIN ABOUT BEING WRITTEN ABOUT IN MY BLOG....CAUSE MOSTLY THEY NEVER READ IT...UNLESS I CAPTURE THEM AND PULL THEM OVER TO THE COMPUTER AND MAKE THEM READ IT.....EVEN THEN I DON’T THINK THEY ACTUALLY READ IT. BUT I DON’T CARE! I LOVE MY BLOG AND THAT IS ALL THAT COUNTS!
THAT BRINGS ME TO THE SUBJECT OF THE DAY. MY CUTE SON MACKAY. I LOVE HIM SO, SO MUCH! OF LATE HE HAS BEEN GROWING OUT HIS HAIR AND AS MUCH AS I LOVE HIS THICK CURLY HAIR I AM SO READY FOR HIM TO CUT IT. SO TODAY I THOUGHT I WOULD POST PICTURES OF MY CUTE MACKAY WITH DARLING SHORT HAIR AND AT THE VERY LEAST IT WILL GIVE ME A MOMENT OR TWO TO REST MY EYES FROM HIS STYLISH NEW KRAMER LOOK. UGH!
Posted by Karen Beagles at 9:44 PM