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NaBloPoMo 2012-Day 30

NaBloPoMo 2012 – Day 30

Okay, do you see that? Day 30?  I have blogged for 30 (thirty) days in a row.  I am really amazed that I stuck with it so long.  I know that there were some days you shouldn’t have read what I wrote, but all in all, I am feeling accomplished.

So I am still frustrated at my photos not uploading, and will continue to work on those.  But, December is a very busy month for me (and I am sure, lots of you as well), starting with Stephen’s birthday on the 2nd.

But, I plan to blog more because this showed me I could do it and you are reading what I write.  That part scares me a little. ha.

Okay….so thank you for a great November!

Have a great day.
Blessings – always.
Jerry Ann

Bible · Day 28 · friends · gifts · NaBloPoMo 2012 · old · past


NaBloPoMo2012 – Day 28

My favorite Bible is a leather bound, NKJV, Women’s Study Bible that I have had since August 22, 2001.  It was given to me by precious friends.  Inside the front cover they have signed it with their favorite verses.

Several of the verses come from Philippians 4.  And they are my two favorite verses.

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!  Phil. 4:4

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil. 4:13

I have had a hard time finding a new Bible.  Mainly this one has sad memories associated with it.  My first husband didn’t see the need in purchasing much for anyone but him.  My friends knew that I had purchased this Bible for me (in hard cover), and had to return it.  So for my birthday they had purchased it and inscribed it with my name.

So every time I see my name I remember that.  They purchased something so beautiful for me to study.  I still use it daily.  It is my favorite with the added features for women.

Carmen and I were shopping on Friday after Thanksgiving, and we went into the Lifeway store.  My only reason to go in there was to purchase a gift card, but it never works out that way.  I have been wanting to update Carmen’s Bible as well, since hers was a teenage Bible.  So after finding several things for purchase, I went over to see if she had found one that she liked.  She had, and we purchased it.  But in the process of looking at the Bibles, I saw one.  A new Women’s Study Bible in the New King James Version (my favorite), and leather bound.  I purchased it, and will have it inscribed with my name.

I will treasure my old Bible, but it was time to put the past away and move forward.  The new Bible will be wrapped and placed under the tree for me from the kids.  I will treasure it.

Jerry Ann

Day 27 · NaBloPoMo 2012 · Santa · traditions


NaBloPoMo 2012, Day 27

When did you stop believing in Santa?  Did some other kid tell you, and then you paid attention at Christmas? Or did you question all the time?

My kids found out about when Carmen was 10-ish.  A friend told her. Same for the tooth fairy and Easter bunny. She came home and asked me.  I told her the truth by saying this:

If you don’t believe in Santa, he stops coming.

Hmmm…she is about to be 20 years old, and says she still believes.  Ha!

Do you do any type of traditions like the Elf on the Shelf?  I think that is a cute idea.  Great marketing for the company.  We have a simple cloth advent calendar.  The kids fight over who does what day.  It has hung in my house since Carmen was born.  My mother had one at her house (just in case the kids were there), that is now in storage.  It will go with one of the kids (whoever has children first), and then mine will go with the other.  Passing it along.

And, so the Christmas season has begun at our house.

Still trying to get photos to upload correctly. Yes, I am still frustrated.

Jerry Ann

Day 26 · family · frustration · NaBloPoMo 2012 · pictures

Ugh – Frustrated

NaBloPoMo 2012 – Day 26

I have been trying most of today to upload and post pictures. I choose my files and they look great. I upload them, and Blogger turns them. So when I try to post them they are turned sideways.  FRUSTRATED!

Carmen’s expression is how I feel right now.

So tomorrow is another day.
So sorry.
Jerry Ann

Day 25 · letting go · NaBloPoMo 2012 · Philippians 3:13-14

Philippians 3:13-14

NaBloPoMo 2012, Day 25

Today is Sunday.  Today I went to church.  Hugged sweet friends, sang, worshiped.  Todays sermon was about letting the past go.  I have, and today was evident of me letting my past go.

It was good to be in church, and not worry what was or was not being done.  I didn’t have to think or concern myself with any of it.  It was good to finally let go.

Hope your Sunday is going well.

Jerry Ann

Philippians 3:13-14

Blogging · Day 24 · NaBloPoMo 2012 · Posts

200 Posts

NaBloPoMo 2012 – Day 24

This is my 201 post.  I am in awe that I have this much to say.  Okay, I haven’t always had to say something, but I always do.

So…have you gotten your Christmas decorating done?  We have.  Well, with the exception of the outside, but we rarely do anything outside.

Missing my love.

Happy Saturday.
Jerry Ann

band · Choctawhatchee High School Style Marchers · Day 23 · family · NaBloPoMo 2012

State Trip

NaBloPoMo 2012 – Day 23

Stephen had his State Band competition in Tampa last weekend.  The band ended up third, which was disappointing, but they did their best.

Choctawhatchee High School Band  This is their YouTube of their full performance. Their official name is the Style Marchers.  They do have style!  They had to cut it to 6 minutes for the competition, but it is a very impressive show.

 Me, Beth and Julie – we call ourselves “the Besties.”
This is at the Tropicana Field in Tampa after a all day outside field semi-finals.  My hair!
Me, Stephen and Carmen
We were so very proud of him, and his band.
Well, I am off for a shopping day…but wanted to post a small bit about last weekend.  There is more.  Much more.

Jerry Ann
Day 22 · NaBloPoMo 2012 · thankful · Thanksgiving

Colossians 3:15 NKJV

NaBloPoMo 2012 – Day 22

Happy Thanksgiving.

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.” Colossians 3:15 NKJV

Today I am so very thankful for my home, family, friends, and well, everything.   

I wish you the happiest day, one without calories, and many pies. ha.

Blessings always,
Jerry Ann

Day 21 · NaBloPoMo 2012 · resting · stuff


NaBloPoMo 2012 – Day 21

Okay…I have to share a secret.  I posted the last 7 days in advance so that we could watch our son’s band compete in the state competition in Tampa this past Saturday, and then we traveled to some fun places.

It was great.  I am exhausted…but why will come in the next few days of posting.  I just needed to post something today. 

So this is it.

Resting today. 

Jerry Ann