Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!
 I'm so excited to see 2015 and what God has in store for us! It's going to be a great year!!!
God is on His way to some fantastic things for the Nojd family, I can just feel it!! It's a little scary, but God is in complete control and I'm excited to see the results!!
I can't even second guess what it will be, maybe a way for me to retire or Gordon to fully retire or maybe a fantastic trip to share the Word of God with friends. Maybe a something so simple as help to paint our house or garden this year! God is on the move for us!! What about you??? Blessings!!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Today as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, I was reading another blog and could remember those days of shuttling kids to parents homes, glad that is done!! It was fun, but we were tired and I'm sure our parents were also. All the prep going into making all the meals for days on end and all the gift giving for days on end, for what end??? As I ponder these things because I'm older and maybe a little wiser, I realize that it was being together that propelled all of the flurry of activity leading up to the visit! I'm not sure that Christ was in the center of all of it, but He is now in my heart and I do hope that is portrayed to my grandchildren. Without Christ this would be an ordinary day! The father of lies would like all of us to believe that its all about the gifts and Santa, but it's about Christ and what He did for us!! Salvation came to us in human form as a baby, to give us life and redemption! Praise His holy name!!! Emanuel, God is with us!!  Merry Christmas dear readers of this somewhat boring blog!!! Merry Christmas and blessing abound to your families!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Twas a few days before Christmas

Twas a few days before Christmas and all through the house, the packages weren't wrapped and I am quite calm. I know this doesn't rhyme, but I don't care! I finished up the fudge for the year and made 2 batches of cookies that are gone! I got Gordon's present wrapped and under the tree. I have more wrapping to do and today seems like it will work out for that, Gordon and his friend Bob Warnke, he has quite a few friends named Bob, about 5. They will be ice fishing, so I will occupy my time wisely!!! Next Saturday we will go to Kurt and Kate's to celebrate. I'm bringing cupcakes for Gordon's birthday and I don't know what else, I haven't been told yet! Erika and Trevor are coming over Christmas Eve, which is so great! I don't like the thought of being totally alone for the holiday. I remember my Mom didn't either. We didn't go to Chicago one year and it was miserable for her and Dad, then the next year she was sick/dying, so that was a bad time. But we had wonderful holidays, they made each one special, which I try to do also!! Blessings!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

more favorite things

Since the last post, I've been thinking of more of my favorite things, so here's just a few more I would add to the list:
1. Reading the Word of God! My favorite book of the Bible is Hebrews, I love the listing of all the saints and what they believed in to get them named into that book, wow!!!! My second favorite book would be Genesis, in the beginning, what a statement!
2. My crock pot. I'm pretty sure I'm getting a new one this Christmas. I really could have done without a new shiny one, but my old one is old, cracked, and old!!
3. I love cookbooks, not that I use most of them, but I love them! It's my "shoe fetish", just book style.
4. I really like/love my in laws. I love my daughter in law, she is such a great mom and wife!! She is so sweet to me.  My son in law is so good to me, he treats my daughter so well, that it makes me smile!
5. I have really great friends. I still miss having a "best" friend, but I have really close friends.
6. I love where I am right now in my life! It has taken a long time in getting here.
7. I love spring! It comes after one season I really don't like, WINTER!!! I love the newness of life, things popping out of the ground and the air smelling so fresh! The colors are so brilliant!
This is a small list of my favorite things! Give me a shout out about your list!! Blessings!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

10 of my favorite things

I was reading another blog this morning and she talked about 10 things you might not know about herself. So, I thought, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm maybe I should do something like that, I have in the past, but it's time for more, especially this time of year!!
1. I love Christmas trees! I have had 3 decorated ones and now I have one little table top tree, it looks         rather bare at the moment!
2. I hate hot cocoa! I know this is suppose to be favorite things, but there I threw this one in. I love eggnog!
3. I love driving around and looking at lights. We did it growing up and I still like today!
4. I love shiny things, more this time of year! I bought myself 2 faux Mercury glass trees just love the looks of    the antique glass, all shiny and imperfect!
5. I love making cookies, especially icebox cookies, maybe I should share my recipe at a later date??!!!
6. I love the movie "Scrooged" with Bill Murray. Also, love the some of the classics, like Home Alone 1 and     2, Love Actually with Hugh Grant, It's a Wonderful Life, and Christmas in Connecticut
7.  I love sending and receiving Christmas cards. It's probably old fashion to send out cards anymore with     ecards and such, but I love the tangible!
8. I love the smell of pine and love the candles by Febreze, the pine scented are fabulous!
9. I love good gingerbread cake. My friend Ellen makes the best, with real ginger in it, YUM!!!!
10. I love Santa! I have a few Santas hanging around my house and I love the story behind the tale!!
Well, here a few of favorite things, what are some of your favorites??? Let me know, Blessings!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thanksgiving in retrospect

We had a great Thanksgiving! It wasn't on the specific day, but we got together over the weekend and had a lot of fun! We were missing 2 people though, Alex 16(and working) and Shea(she went to a friends). But we had a good meal and lots of laughs! Talked about old times and the future. Hunting season was a bust for our guys, but that's okay!!  Erika brought desserts and I made the main meal of ham and sirloin tip roast. I took no pictures of anything that day, just didn't! Blessing beyond and back!!!


So with our 4 legged baby gone to boot camp, I decided to take a week off of work! So, today being the first day that I could sleep later th...