Friday, March 11, 2011

Winter Wonderland March 11, 2011

We got yet another Snow Storm and there is no school today.  But it is beautiful to look at!!

another 8 inches and 4 more expected today my backyard

my front yard, my apple tree

off of front my front porch

All though our weather today may be beautiful my heart is very saddened and in prayer for the rest of the world.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Sweetybird09's Blog Spot: Twitter Tree Friday 2/25/11

I Belong to a wonderful group Called the Twitter Tree!!  It is a place to make friends and to Have your listings Tweeted and Tweet for Others.  It was Started by Chrstie Cottage and is Hosted by a different Blog every Business day of the week.  Sweetybird09 is the Hostess Today.  Stop on over and Check it out.

Sweetybird09's Blog Spot: Twitter Tree Friday 2/25/11


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Josh Wilson Before the Morning

I discovered this song in the summer and I fell in love with it.  I shared it with the ladies in the bible study I helped lead.  I am sharing it again now because my heart and mind are in deep prayer for a close friend.  I think the words to this song are perfect. The Joy that the Lord Jesus can bring to our lives is so great sometimes it is overwhelming for our human minds to even comprehend and understand.  Would you Dare? Would you dare to believe? That is the first step to the Joy the Lord Promises to us in his Word.  No matter how great our pain our JOY in the LORD is GREATER.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Peanut Butter Crazy!

WOW!!  I am probably the only person who would blog about Peanut Butter but It is just to GOOD not to share!!  My Friend turned me on to this Peanut Butter and I have been hooked ever since!  It is all Natural and it is like eating a Reese's out of a jar!! OK OK so you wanna know what it is called Right??  It is By Peanut Butter & Co and is Dark Chocolate Dreams.  It is Peanut Butter Blended with Rich Dark Chocolate.

This Peanut butter is Gluten Free and is Certified Vegan. No I am not a Vegan but for those of you who are that stop by my blog just a little factoid for you.  This company actually makes several peanut butters that I discovered as I was reading about the company.  I think the next one I am going to hunt down is their Cinnamon Raisin Swirl. Peanut Butter & Co is actually a New York Sandwich Shop.  You can click on their name and link to the website.

Thanks for stopping by and reading about my new Favorite item in my pantry!!  I am off to Walmart(the only place I can find it) to get some more because now my 9 year old has discovered it and between the 2 of us this jar is about gone!! 

I really feel bad for those you have an allergy to Peanuts because this is out of this world good!!  I think even Elvis would have approved!  You knew I had to sneak that in there!  LOL 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bible Study

I wanted to share about my Bible Study that I am doing.  I have been going to a  group at a local church in my area every Tuesday morning.  It is called TLC (Tuesday Ladies Connection)  It is an absolutely amazing group of Godly woman.  I would say on an average there is about 100 there every Tuesday.  We enjoy Worship and a devotion together then we break off into our small groups and this is what I want to share.

Our small group is doing a Beth Moore Study and it is all the Lords Handy work.  We were not suppose to be doing this study we were originally doing a different book but the program directors decided to save that book until the next semester because it was to long to fit in this half of our current semester.  So This is the book they chose for us.  Beth Moores' When Godly People Do unGodly Things.  Beth just has a true gift of opening ones eyes and looking at things in a whole new light or perspective you may not have seen before. It is like she speaks right to your heart.   I have loved every minute of this study.  It also has video sessions that go along with it that just glues it all together.

If you have not done this study may I suggest that one day when you feel lead to pick this study up and give it a try.  I think you will find that you will love it just as much as I do.

Well on a different note.  I was having a rough afternoon with the kids yesterday.  You know how sometimes just everything goes wrong??  Well for me sometimes we have days like that.  Just the small stuff starts to get on your nerves and I really have to pray and ask the Lord to give me the patience to deal.  I can't find something that I know is always in the same spot, I can't find my Keys, I always loose my phone, the Children are in an uproar, you have to get dinner ready because you have to run out the door for Awanas..... I could go on and on...anyways as we were driving to Church last night the Lord gave me this song on the radio and I just really related.  Take a listen....maybe you have heard it already but it just spoke and calmed me as I was driving.

Francesca Battistelli
I lost my keys 
In the great unknown 
And call me please 
'Cause I can't find my phone 

This is the stuff that drives me crazy. 
This is the stuff that's getting to me lately. 
In the middle of my little mess 
I forget how big I'm blessed 

This is the stuff that gets under my skin 
But I've got to trust You know exactly what You're doing 
Might not be what I might choose 
But this is the stuff you use 

45 in a 35 
Sirens and fines 
While I'm running behind 

This is the stuff that drives me crazy 
This is the stuff that's getting to me lately 
In the middle of my little mess 
I forget how big I'm blessed 

This is the stuff that gets under my skin 
But I've gotta trust You know exactly what You're doing 
Might not be what I might choose but this is the stuff You use 

So break me of impatience 
Conquer my frustrations 
I've got a new appreciation 
It's not the end of the world 

This is the stuff that drives me crazy. 
This is the stuff 
Someone save me 
In the middle of little my mess 
I forget how big I'm blessed 

This is the stuff that gets under my skin 
And I've gotta trust you know exactly what You're doing 
Might not be what I would choose but this is the stuff You use 

This is the stuff You use

Always remember how much you are Blessed!!  That is my Goal for this week when I am caught up in my craziness to just stop and breath and remember how much I am Blessed.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Valentine poem

Valentine’s Day With Jesus

Jesus does not send perfume
To linger in the air
Instead He sends salvation, sweet
To show how much He cares.

He doesn’t bring me candy hearts
In boxes of delight
Instead He always lets me know
I’m precious in His sight.

He doesn’t send out pretty cards
Trimmed in shades of red
Instead He gave His life for me
His precious blood was shed.

He doesn’t hand out fancy gifts
Like we would send to mother
Instead He sends a message clear
To always love each other.

He doesn’t give me teddy bears
That whimper, "please be mine"
Instead He gave His heart to me
I wear it all the time.

He doesn’t give me roses, pink
For all the world to see
Instead He gave eternal life
That’s good enough for me!

Happy Valentines Day!!

Happy Valentines Day!!  This is the Day the Lord has made Let us REJOICE  and be GLAD in it!!  Have a Blessed day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Lost Video

I was going through some old stuff today and found this video of Sissy!!  It is so hard for me to remember this age.  It was like a Blessing from the Lord today when I discovered this!!  She was such a peanut!  I don't think she was even a year old here!!

Sissy Today

She is so Beautiful and Precious to us!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Another Year has gone by!!

It is so hard to believe another year has gone by and CJ is 2!!  He is a complete joy in our lives.  I am so THANKFUL  and GRATEFUL that the Lord chose us to be his parents.

We had just a little family party for him on the day of his actual birthday and we are planning a bigger celebration for later this month.

This year you decided your favorite food is Pizza!!  So Pizza it was!!

This cracks me up!!!

I don't know what you decided here??  I guess you were making more room for your Pizza by laying down!! LOL

One year ago you fell asleep in your birthday cake!!  Now sometime I wish you would just sleep to give me a break!!  Yes this was the year you gave up on naps!

Your Favorite thing to do is play "B" Ball with Daddy!

Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Mommy and Daddy can not wait to see how your life will unfold.  Our Prayer for you is that we will be able to train you up to be a loving servant of the Lord.  That your Faith will never cease and you will share the Love of Jesus Christ with others.  

The Lord knew you before he even decided to give you to us and knows everything about you.  You are a very special child CJ.  We Love you very much!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Please Keep The Rice Family in Prayer

My heart has been very heavy and in Prayer for a very dear Family this week.  This is an amazing family that has walked a storm for the past 79 days.  Their love and Faith in the Lord is a true testament.  This is not the first time but the third time they have gone done this path with our Almighty Father.  Each time all the Glory has been given and Lives have been changed.  Our Human minds can not comprehend why such a precious little life would be take so earlier but that is not for us to know only He knows the plans he has for our lives.   What we do know is through this little babies life literally thousands have be praying and many have come to the knowledge and saving Grace of Salvation and will one day live in Glory with Jesus Christ. All because one family did not loose their Faith and Trust in our Lord when they were given a storm.  Please take a moment and lift this family to the Throne of our Maker and Saviour.

LORDSTOWN – Josie Grace Rice, 2 months, entered into the presence of our Lord at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Akron Children’s Hospital from complications of pulmonary hypertension.
Josie was born on Nov. 10, 2010, in Youngstown, the daughter of Lee and Melissa (Webster) Rice.
Besides her parents of Lordstown, Josie is survived by two sisters, Lindsay and Bethany Rice, both at home; paternal grandparents Larry and Joann Rice; maternal grandparents Les and Nancy Webster, all of Lordstown; a step great-grandmother, Kari Rice of Yorkville, Ill.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Josie was preceded in death and now resides in heaven with her two toddler brothers, Jesse Lee and Toby Lee Rice.

This is what They posted on their Facebook today Very AMAZING!!

One week ago, I was sitting in the hospital wondering what the week would bring. I can honestly tell you, God has been so good to us. While some may wonder how I can say that, it is true. Please read the first comment for more.
    • God IS good. He has given us so many blessings. He allowed us to hold Josie one more time. He provided many friends to sit with us while God took her Home. We prayed that God would heal her tiny heart and He DID! It was not the way we wanted, but God DID heal her. She is not suffering or in any pain. Yes, I would rather she was here with me, but I know my Lord did HIS perfect will. I may not understand, but one day I WILL! I can't wait for that wonderful reunion with my children, when they run into my arms and we are never separated again! Oh what a day that will be! So you see, God is good. Lamentations 3:21-23 "This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassion's FAIL NOT. They are new EVERY morning: Great is The FAITHFULNESS!"

      Please take a moment and watch this memorial video that was played at Josie's Services.  As you do just Pray for continued strength for this family.    

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Sunday, January 9, 2011


Well I am a day late.  I wanted to post this yesterday but we had such a busy day with the start of Upward Basketball at our church and a game night at our house last night that I am just getting to it now.  So Happy Birthday to Elvis and Yes, I did Celebrate his Birthday with Peanut Butter and Bananas(his favorite sandwich)!!!

I have had a Love for Elvis Presley since I was a very young girl.  I am not sure were the fascination came from but I always joke that I was born in the wrong era.  As a teen girl when everyone had Ralph Macchio hanging in their rooms I had Elvis!!  ELVIS, ELVIS, ELVIS was everywhere in my room.  From Elvis Dolls, to posters and puzzles.  Yes, I am a nut!!

Well This summer my Dear and Sweet Friend Tiffany and her Family moved away from me in Ohio and to the Great Southern State of Mississippi....TEAR :-( sniff sniff  Tissue Please......But My family got to go down and visit them and see their new home.  YEAH!!!!!

Tiffany and I... her Last Sunday at Church before the big move to Mississippi
Tiffany Knows my love for Elvis and the Week that we were there was Elvis Week at Graceland.  Now I had never been to Graceland and it has always been a dream of mine to go.  So our Sweet Husbands kept all 5 kids and allowed us to go on a Girls Day to GRACELAND!!!! 

Well let me just tell you we were like to giddy teenage girls again!!  We had so much fun and it was just so absolutely amazing to share my First trip to Graceland with one of my dearest and closest friends.  It will be a memory I will forever cherish!!

Now I took Hundreds and I mean Hundreds of Pictures!!!  So this is just a quick snippet in Pictures of our Trip to Graceland!!  Thank you Tiffany for Taking me and sharing one of my Dreams with me.  I love you Girl!!

The Jungle Room!
Elvis Arron Presley

AHHHH Elvis!!

Isn't she so Cute!!

an awesome impersonator

a young impersonator we stopped to have a photo opp!

Lisa Marie and Percilla

I thought this room was so cool!!

My souvenirs

Friday, January 7, 2011

QT Pie Products

It has been a long time since I have posted.  Life just caught up with me and just haven't found the time to sit down and blog.

I am very excited about my new adventure.  I have done everything under the sun from working in the Dental Field to being a Car Driving Mary Kay Director.  But my true dream is to have my own business with my very own crafted creations.

I started QT Pie Products back in 2001 and was very successful with it for several years.  Then I had two babies back to back and had no time at all!!  You know how that is right moms??

So I decided 2011 was going to be a new start for my dream and I!!  With a few different twists in the products I am offering to Launching on Etsy it's a whole new QT Pie Products.

QT Pie will be offering Boutique style items from Hair Accessories to Tutu's you are sure to find something for your QT Pie!!

I am very excited for the year ahead and building up my business and inventory.  Please visit me and stop back often.  I create items on a daily basis!

 sorry i couldn't figure out how to turn the picture!!  LOL