Monday, February 1, 2016

Monday's Musings

I missed posting last Monday as Hubby and I were in route home from Oklahoma where we had been to see our daughter and her family.  
We were so surprised at how Coleman had changed since Thanksgiving.  He's so responsive, laughs and is such a happy little fella.  I love the way he is looking at his Poppa in the above pictures. And, there's not much sweeter than a baby straight out of the bath tub.
Our main reason for going last weekend was to attend Clancy's baptism on Sunday morning. 
 We had a little celebration with a cake and some gifts to commemorate this most special time in his life. 
 Clancy was beside himself with excitement on Sunday morning as we were getting ready to go to church.  The pastor told us after church that he wasn't sure who was going to baptize who when they got in the baptistry because of Clancy's excitement. ~so cute~ It was definitely worth the 8 hour drive to attend this special event.
Last Thursday evening I had the privilege of hosting my small group from our SS Class. We have a rather large class and we felt like to better minister to the needs of the class that it would be good to have  small groups within the class. So, we started this at the beginning of this church year last Sept.   I believe we have 4 groups with about 8-9 in each group.  Each group tries to meet every quarter and we will rotate groups at the end of the church year.
Since it is near Valentine's Day and I happen to love Valentine's Day I decided to make each lady in my group a chocolate fudge heart.  I packaged them in a red box with pink ribbon and I made a cute sticker to finish it off.
I carried the Valentine theme over to the table scape.  Now, I'm no flower arranger but I did the best I could and I thought they turned out real cute. And, the white plates on the red chargers added a real "pop". The menu for the evening was cheesy chicken spaghetti, cole slaw, french bread and a Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake.  If you want the recipe for this cake click here. I mean, what's not to like about a mixture of lemon and blueberry.
It was an evening of sweet fellowship and getting to know one another on another level.  Most of us just see each other at SS and there is limited fellowship so this gives us that time outside of SS.
Clancy had his 100th day of school this past Friday and was a wee bit excited.  This child can make normal everyday happenings explode with excitement.  He's such a fun child!
I came home with the beginnings of a cold bug and that bug had hit me pretty hard by Thursday.  But, since I had committed to hosting the gathering here I trudged forth and made it through.  I knew after the gathering that I was sinking fast and would more than likely need to see my Dr. on Friday and that I did.  It's just a nasty head cold but it knocked me down for sure.  My throat was so sore from drainage and my head was so congested.  But, he gave me a couple of meds and by Sat. I was definitely better and am continuing to feel more human everyday.  I do not know when I have been sick.  I am so blessed with good health and this little episode just reminded me, once again, how thankful I am for my good health.


  1. Good morning! I can't believe how quick these babies grow! He is just adorable and I see a definite resemblance to Clancy. And congratulations to Clancy! What a special, special moment in his life. Soo glad you were there to be part of it! Looks like a wonderful party at your house for the ladies. Sorry to hear you've been under the weather. The viruses going around this year are soo nasty. Hope your back to your old self soon. Have a good week'!

  2. Loved your V-Day happies! The boxes turned out so cute! I know your heart was beaming with joy over Clancy's baptism.

  3. Beautiful grandchildren, Lea. I just want to pinch that sweet baby's cheeks. Enjoy your week.

  4. Your grandchildren are just the sweetest, Lea! I know you're heart is FULL! How wonderful that Clancy got baptized! Isn't that what we hope for most with our children and grandchildren...that they will ask Jesus to be their Lord and Savior? Your gathering sounds like such did a great job!

  5. Lea,

    Looks like y'all had a wonderful time with your grandchildren. Your tablescape looks lovely and your menu sounds delicious.

    Prayers that you feel better soon,

  6. Thanks for the tip on 3-Minute Devotions for boys. I have not seen that before.

  7. What a special event in your grandson's life! I appreciate that you shared the 3-Minute Devotions for little guys. Thanks!

    As for the Valentine gifts you shared with your friends, well, I think they are blessed to have you in their lives. What a thoughtful thing to do!


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