Survival Seeds

Sunday, December 21, 2008

If you haven't been to Precious Moments in Carthage you really need to go when you are in the area. Their website is good but doesn't show you the true beauty of the place. I took my friend Jessica to see it for the first time. I really wanted her to like it and was worried. Once she saw the chapel she saw why I love them. I collect Precious Moments in every way imaginable. I cross stitch them, collect every type of figurine, I just LOVE them!!! Here are some pictures to tempt you to go and see them!!!!

These are the stained glass windows that show the beatitudes.

This is one of the groups of figurines that is in the display case in the chapel.

This is the ceiling....

One of the walls in the chapel

I could have put the picture I took of the wall in the chapel but I don't want to spoil the fun of seeing it. I love this place and I have the cross stitch patterns to do the windows, the murals on the wall, all that stuff. I have tons of the figurines and get a couple a year. If anyone is looking for a last minute Christmas gift you now have been reminded of one of my favorite things!!!
Oh yeah, I really want to start building my nativity scene soooooo...... Just Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus would be wonderful!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

finals week

This week has been finals week as well as the first real snow of the winter. So Monday night my final was cancelled.... I was hoping that the same result would happen on Tuesday. No such luck. I drove to BA and found the campus to be one solid sheet of ice. But I was there and I was going to take my finals!!! So I too, two finals in two hours ( a record time for me!!! ) and headed home. I drove much slower than normal and got home in a decent time. I am glad that I am done with finals for the next 3 1/2 weeks. I am going to read, read, read and stitch, stitch, stitch.... The first book I am going to read is "Twilight". Lets see how it goes.....


Matt's little sister was in the production of "The Nutcracker" that was put on. She was a baby angel and she was precious!!! Here are a couple pics...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Thought some might laugh at this...

You must have taken great pains, sir; you could not naturally been so very stupid.
Samuel Johnson
English author, critic, & lexicographer (1709 - 1784)

I know that we have al had days that we have thought this. Maybe not in such a "nice" way, but we have al thought it!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Labby friends

Roxy has a best friend and his name is Yogi. They have so much fun running around, playing and just being normal labs!!! After playing hard for a couple of hours they got quiet. And quiet isn't the best thing if you know how they are!!! I walked around to see what trouble they have gotten into. This is what I see....

They wore themselves out! they were laying together sleeping. This is a rare look at what a lab can look like! When the two of them get together we don't see this side of him very often!!!

Santa Claws

I saw that Santa Claws was coming to Petsmart!!! The girls HAD to go. Sasha went last year and I love the picture. Plus it goes for a good cause, $5.00 goes to a local shelter. So I decided that I would pay for both of the girls to have their pictures taken. So we go and I am taking both of the girls by myself.... It was quite interesting. Roxy has never been to Petsmart so the smells were too exciting for her. She never pulls on the leash but she did today. They were so excited to see everything, until Sasha saw Santa Claws. She started shaking and was totally freaked out. This is my girl who loves everyone was scared of Santa Claws!!! Roxy went first and was wonderful. Sasha was shaking uncontrollably. They did get a couple of good shots and the pictures turned out wonderful!

These turned out good and Roxy is always smiling in pictures! And Sasha's turned out good, especially since she was shaking like a leaf! This will be a yearly deal to help the shelters but it is also great for the girls. It is amazing how much Sasha has changed! If there is a Petsmart near you go and take those furbabies and have their picture taken. It helps the shelter and you get a picture of your baby!!!