Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Blogging Break

Just bring you up to date, this has been a good year, just flew by! I can not believe it is December 1st 2015!
I see the pics on Face Book of nieces and nephews, growing up way to fast. Alexandria will go as a exchange student to Spain, yes Spain this new year, Victoria is going to Costa Rica with Journey Church in February on a mission trip, Jack is a teen now! Alicia has had her best year in Real Estate, I am so very proud of her, Bob has stepped up to the plate to fill in as mom and dad sometimes:)

They are a beautiful family.  Sean is going through a divorce, which we dread, but seems to be the way it will be, Cole is so cute and so sweet, he is so easy to keep, very sweet little boy, Sarah and Sean have done great in raising him and keeping their differences between them. Anna is 15, absolute beautiful,

Cole lost first tooth
I have seen her a lot this year, Sean moved in with us to help with Steve having surgery, he has since moved in with Jimmy Jr., but he usually is here when he has the children on his weekends. Alex and his family moved to Oklahoma City Oklahoma, so I lost my Pastor and son to a Sooner State. They have a beautiful home and have adjusted very well, he has preached at the church they have joined, would not surprise me to see him Pastor a church there, they go to a church that has a lot of out reach to the homeless, really a neat church and wonderful Pastor who Alex has as a friend now. Jill and the girls have adjusted too, she just hosted a friends giving in her home:)
Hannah is still in Van Buren, they will be country folk for the rest of their days, can not even fathom her living in the city again, they are doing great, Mark is a Post Master,
Max and Alexandria

 Mark and Hannah
Max has play foot ball and has a girlfriend:)) He is growing up was to fast, spitting image of Mark. Jared is still next door which I love, their girls are doing great, Jenn stays busy with them and the school.
April and Seth have been married fro a year, he is going to welding school and working, she is still at the Baptist hospital, no babies yet or anytime soon they say:) They just got notice to move, their land lord sold their rental, so for a few weeks till they find something they will be at his Nanny and Pops.
My Lovie dog is two years old and such a part of mine and Steve's heart!!

Real Estate has been good this year, our market is rebounding, Steve is getting more involved, we are enjoying working together.  We have had some real blows with him having hip replacement surgery
and will have knee replacement surgery in 2015, right now we are trying to just eat healthy and get some weight off and get in better shape. I have had a lot of stress this year, that has made me physically sick, which really aggravated me, to think stress can do so many things to the body is crazy!

I was surprised by Connie and Larry bringing mama to Fairfield Bay in November, I had the best time with them, learned to play Rook, and loved it!
I think we went in every little nook and cranny to shop and look around:) This is a hard time of year for them, Roy past last year this time and Tiffany past in Feb. last year, they are hanging in there, my mawmaw can run circles around most of us! 

We had a family fun filled Thanksgiving, we went to Alicia's and watch ball games, talked and ate:) then went to the movie Creed, it was good. I took all my fall things down and put up Christmas, this was the first day I got home form work early and just sat and enjoyed the tree and watched The voice, it felt good. It's colder so it feels like Christmas is in the air, my favorite time of the year.
Our company party is this week end in Eureka Springs, looking forward to that. Their Christmas parade is Friday night so I bet it will be neat, such a neat town! Then McKimmey party is Saturday for dinner, the McKimmey's go all out in their home, called the WHITE HOUSE in Eureka.  Then its back to go to Fairfield Bay for a dinner on Wednesday with the Golfer's Steve plays with, they are all so nice and I enjoy them. I love Fairfield Bay, just a step back in town.  Then Steve's family Christmas the 12th., my children' and family Christmas the 19th., so busy till then then it slows down, for Steve and I, hope to visit Derol and Ann May during that time:) We will have a family time after Christmas, still in the planning then ringing the New Year in with Steve's Sister Patsy and her husband Donald, and my BFF Sherry Maxwell. Excited what next year will bring.  Praying for the resolve between the Smith's and I, we are still at odd's. I love my sister and her family and miss them, but a hard year of missing my mother this year too.
My brother is doing well, had some scares to his health this year but he and Erma are doing great!


I am thankful for being closer to Jimmy Jr
and his son and Sherri and her family, these are my brother's children.
  God brings different people in and out of our lives, and I love them all.  I pray you find time this Christmas season to love and enjoy the people in your life, make time to see those who can not get out, go to them, life is so fragile, as I get older I realize how quick it passes and we are not promised tomorrow or know what it hold, instead of this is the first day of the rest of your life, live as this is the last day of your life, then you will make sure all know you love them:)) Hope to blog more during this Christmas Season!!
Almost went red but still gray!

Alicia made me this and I loved it

This Christmas Season I pray you can leave a little sparkle every where you go, love to all!

Monday, July 13, 2015

My passion, my heart, my family

So much has happened since February. Not sure where to start:) There are times in the last few months I was not sure I would survive, but have, God is always faithful to us.  There have been some family issues that have broke my heart and kept me in prayer and fasting, God is answering these prayers, Jimmy Jr, My nephew live with us he came almost dead and is now living on his own, still has to have health care but is much better, I felt like The Lord said bring him in my home and He would help me care for him, I knew first hand how hard it is to do that, since mother had lived with me.  Jimmy was much easier because he had his mind and could care somewhat fur him self. Jimmy has rheumatoid arthritis and type two diabetes, he is stable now still in wheel chair but working toward walking again.  I had major dental work done and survived it, will go back the 27th, Dr Lane gives me two pills to take and I do not remember nothing...perfect for me!
Steve had hip replacement surgery and is doing well, its been 12 days and its just now getting better:) He still will have to have a complete knee replacement as soon as he can. so its a slow summer for him and it is for sure a hot one:)  I am so ready to go to the beach I can't stand it!! Alex and Jill moved to Oklahoma City, its a beautiful home with a pool, I love it, hope to go see them again in August, I miss them and Hannah and her family, not one for not having my babies close.

Our Passion is what keeps us going, and my passion is my husband and children, in loves and grand's, they make my life.  My brother and I are close and enjoy each other, I lost my sister and her family three years ago when I lost my mother. I love them dearly and miss mother all the time. Can't wait for Heavenm so our hurts we have done to each other will be resolved. I love Connie my mother's sister and miss her real bad, I know she is hurting in the loss of Tiffany and that makes my heart for her, once Steve can travel we will see her, he loves her as I do.  Miss my Mawmaw too, talk often but need their hugs.

Work is busy and it makes it hard since Steve has been so sick, Anna and Cole stayed with him, Cole fixed his lunch:)  I love having them here but it sure feels good to just sit here and be quiet:) Got four listings and wrote three offers last week:)) Thank people brought dinner to help.  It goes with out saying that The Lord is my life and hope and next breath I breath, He is my passion and I am thankful for all He has given me!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Snow Day

It has been awhile since I blogged, I have started then quit, started again then erased it, I write for me, so I would just share my thoughts then think, ooops do not need to say all that and erase it. So just gonna catch up on the past month.  January has came and went, was a tuff month, colder then normal here, I did go to court and I think that went well. It was still very hurtful.  Got a email today, my attorney has been sick and is just now sending everything to Clay's is still hard to believe we have to do this through attorney's, but it is a protection for me. It could not be done just between Kay and I, it got misstated and misunderstood, so they should  have the paper work, financials, real estate transactions, taxes from when Walt past away, 30 days to review it, decided if I committed fraud and sue me. One thing for sure, they can  rave about how well I cared for mother, so if it is not about the money as Kay states and mother is past, what is it about? Kay has stated she will put me in jail and is sorry to my child for doing that:( I have nothing to hide and they have it all so they should figure all that out. Then I pray we can somehow have the family back together again, just not sure how, but all things are possible with God.  This is why I probably do not need to blog for awhile.  I try to deal with it and the hurt but it is hard, we have really hurt each other. I would give anything had it been different. Maybe some day she can forgive me and so can Clay, I have forgiven them the best I know, that our family's forgive each other,  just ready for it to be over. On a positive note! God came through for my niece Ashlee,
she only lost one leg from the knee down and she is doing great! She thinks that leg was killing her, she could not eat, walk , was so sick.  Now she is up and going! So happy for her. Then we had another tragic death in the Simons family,
"Tiffany in blue, her son beside her daughter beside me"
my niece Tiffany took her life, this is my mother's sister Connie's daughter, I am very close to Connie, she is like a sister to me, my heart broke for her and for Tiffany's children.  Maw maw lost Roy in December then her grand daughter in February, I worry about her, she is one of the strongest woman I know.
"my Maw Maw"
Steve and I immediately went to Baton Rouge and stayed a few days. Aunt Mildred and Sharon came, Aunt Mildred really looked like mother, totally threw me a curve ball at first:(

 My heart still hurts in all this.  This was a real blow and will take time for Connie and the children to over come this, but they will over come, they are survivors! Maw maw has left that legacy to us all! 

We had our Awards Banquet last Saturday, it was Denim and Diamonds Theme.

  We had a good time, but home by 10:00.  This was the first year since 2002 for me not to plan our pre and after party for our company,  or help with the banquet, it was always a big undertaking, so it was nice just showing up.  Beverly Carter's family was there,
they are such a wonderful family, she did good with her boys:)  We will always mourn her death and change the way we do Real Estate.  

Now it is snowing again, and 23 degrees so we are snowed in for today and tomorrow it looks like, schools shut down, sales meeting called off, office closed, streets are unsafe to drive on, they have about a inch of ice then snow.

Made fudge for snow day

Peanut Butter fudge:)
but I am cool with that, been working from home, just can't show property yet.  My friend gave me some little shirts for Lovie

 This one is with Alex and Jill's girl, Amelia and Sydney and Lovie walking:)
 Lovie loves them, she gets cold, so she loves to wear them, so funny! All is well here with the kids,  Hannah's family is fine, they have a new baby goat. April and Seth are doing great, they love their home and being married. Jared and his family are good, I need to get the girls and build a snow man, just 23 degrees outside keeps me inside:( Alex and his family are good, he is a very anointed preacher, I do not know how he does all he does but he does:) Sean and his family are good, they are still trying to find a home to buy in Carlisle, we saw one yesterday that may work. Alicia and her family is good, she stays busy with work and babies, Alexandria is in her second year of college hard to believe!
I cooked for her friends and her, today I made peanut butter fudge and chocolate fudge with pecans....SNOW DAYS!!!!  I did get Valentine up and Easter out:)
  Love decorating for Holidays!  I hope it is warm Easter, nothing I would like more then to plan Easter at Burns Park Pavilion. Will have to watch the weather:)

 Journey Church is growing, we have had a lot of new people coming, I totally love it so no doubt God will bring people in and make us share it with others:)))

Well going to work on Real Estate and call seller's and buyers to stir up business, it will sun shine soon...I hope.  Keep our family in your prayers, now to enjoy the snow and movies, I can not fathom the people in Boston with eight feet or more of snow.....I am thankful for a little snow:))) Hugs and stay in if your getting snow and enjoy your time to chill!

Saturday, January 24, 2015


Well January is almost over, so hard to believe! I had a fun time in Jonesboro  with Alexandria, as she gave up her title and crowned a New Miss ASU.  It's just fun and exciting to watch these young ladies work hard and then to see who wins, I always make my own Judging sheet, I did not pick the winner that night but had the others:) Then to drive back home and have that special time with Alicia and Victoria, it was making such good memories! 

Steve and I have been busy with work, which I am thankful for, November and December were slow. The weather is suppose to be great this week,  I am tired of cold and dreary and wet! I had rather have snow:) Today Steve and I were looking for some paper work we could not find and went to the storage building, found the sleds, so hope we get to use them:)

Alex and some of our church members are on a mission trip in Costa Rica, please keep them in your prayers.  Please pray for Kay, Clay and I in our court hearing this Thursday. This is very painful for us all, so pray God's will be done. I will be thankful when that hearing is over. My niece Ashlee, Steve's sister's daughter will be having both lower parts of her legs removed Feb. 10th, she is in her 30ths., I am praying for a pulse in her legs and God to heal her, we plan to be there for her and Patsy as she has surgery.

I am really missing Connie and want to go visit so bad, but have to focus on work, then I can play later.  Ready for the beach!  Mama is doing ok, Connie and Tiffany are with her a lot to help her in her grief of Roy's death. Mama is a strong woman, and God is her strength. Pray for her.

This has been a week of missing mother, going through all her things for this court hearing has let me go back though a lot of paper work, which is bittersweet, but it has helped me let tears and grief out:) SO it is good.  Well all my family are doing well, Hannah's goat had a baby:) April and Seth are loving married life, Alexandria made the Chancellor's list!! Victoria has said she wants to go to ASU too! They are all growing up way to fast!  Just hard to believe!

Well hope your week will go good and I pray the Lord blesses and Keeps you in perfect peace! Hugs and night