Thursday, February 17, 2011

This Morning I want to say THANK YOU

        This morning I want to take a moment to thank my BEST FRIEND was a little over a year ago in October. My daughter surprised me on my birthday with a trip to see my best friend in California. We had not seen one another in many years, since I live on the East Coast, she on the West. This gift not only gave me time with J but also introduced me to a new world.  J was the first person to ever talk to me about the world of "blogging"  Asking me if I had ever been on line to visit different blogs. I asked "What's a blog" We got on her computer right away so she could show me . It was fascinating.  I  didn't have a computer at this time. I was able to get a little Net Book a few month's later. I let J know about my computer. She encouraged me by phone to begin visiting the blogs she had shown  me during our visit. Every time we talked I was a little more familiar with my net book, J was consistently telling me to think about starting my own blog. Enthusiastically telling me what a good time I would have, how nice it would be to have an outlet like blogging. Every time we talked I was left with a smile, wondering "Could I do it ? could I start my own blog?..

I created "A Loblolly Life" Feb 4th. So J allow me to say your an amazing woman  I am so blessed to have you in my life. Much love and thanks to you friend.....I know the Lord has his hand on this, sometimes as we walk the road the Lord has set before us, our "faces" the voices of our friends and family are the tools God uses to set us on the right path, as we begin a new journey. I am reminded again today how much our heavenly Father loves us. How wonderful life is,  how full of surprises ......I am so blessed.

I hope all of you are blessed today...I want to leave you with this  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."


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Front Porch Sittin One of my favorite Things

This is a picture of our front porch last spring. I sure am getting excited for mother nature to start waking up! We have moved from this sweet cottage since this picture was taken. We've started a new adventure in another ADORABLE home we have named "Our Pine Cone Cottage". We are blessed to have Loblolly Pines in our new yard that drop, bounce, and sometimes fling pine cones all over our roof and yard. We have spent hours  on this porch during the 8 years we lived there. It warms my heart to share this photo and remember all the wonderful moments hubby and I shared creating this
piece of heaven. I am still trying to learn how to download new pictures off my phone camera . I need to replace my little digital. Until I do I am  limited to the pictures I can share with you. It's okay ....building this blog is sort of like creating your home...I am happy to take it one step at a time. I'll keep learning and hopefully you all will stop by for the journey. Blessings to you today !! Karena

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

So Blessed

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day. I  was so blessed to have my hubby home for the day. We spent the day together escaping, wandering, laughing , remembering the story of "Us". So much fun to just be together. I was reminded as we took on the day how powerful "appreciating" this life the Lord has so generously given us is. It flavors everything we do when we appreciate the journey. For today's back to reality. So much to do around the house. Laundry, dusting, rearranging some of winter to prepare for spring. It's okay with me...I got to play yesterday....thankful to have a to do list today. Have a joyful Tues everyone. Blessings to you !!! Karena