Friday, November 28, 2008


It's hard to believe that 22 years ago today we were at Ft. Gordon Army Base in Augusta, Georgia and you were now officially 4 HOURS old -- flash foward 22 years and you are still just as beautiful as the day you were born! You had a head full of cole black hair and your eyes were sky blue. The nurses all commented on what a beautiful baby you were - You have brought us so much joy and we are so proud of you. I cherish the past 22 years - God couldn't have given me a more precious, loving, funny, silly, tender hearted girl than I have in you. I praise him for your goodness and for giving me the ultimate gift of being your "mother"... I love you Nic with all of my heart and I hope you have a birthday that is as special as you are!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Today was such a blessing! The weather was beautiful, the food was delicious, being with my family was priceless! We had 16 loved ones here with us to eat Thanksgiving Dinner! Here is our "annual Thanksgiving photograph" The WHOLE GANG!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

9 Whole DAYS

Kapriel goes to Fayetteville Schools and they are out all this week.
When I picked her up last Friday from school she informed me that she had "9 whole days with Gigi & Pap-paw" We have had a blast - Monday & Tuesday we went "Christmas Shopping" -- we spent most of the day Monday at the mall, Tuesday we went back and finished up! She wants to get "fixed up" everytime we leave to go somewhere - we bought 2 pair of shoes on Monday, 2 outfits for church, 2 pair of pants and 2 shirts. The girl has to shop in STYLE!!! :) I love spoiling her. She is only 6 but already has a true Diva sense of fashion!
The day she was born she had a whole head of curly hair - she loves to wear it down but with it being so long and curly it tangles so easy!

Friday, November 21, 2008

24 Pages Completed @ PMS WORKSHOP

It's been a week since 4 "die-hard" scrapbookers came to the PMS Workshop! They scrapped their hearts out from 6p until midnight! They completed 24 pages and now have 1 whole year of holidays [1 holiday per month] ready for next years photos! They were all amazing. Thanks ladies for coming! I enjoyed it :)

Kyla & Ashley discovered they share the SAME birthday! Which is coming up on the 28th of this month! HAPPY BIRTHDAY EARLY GIRLS!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Simply Threads Has Been SOLD

Due to health issues, the desire to spend more time with my family and my mother who has lung cancer - I have sold "Simply Threads".

The new owner, Kim Counts will be re-locating the store to 74 & 16 Junction uner the name "The Gypsy Junction". She is very excited & I know she will do an awesome job. She will be assuming all contracts and I hope you will join me in welcoming her as she continues to consign for you.

I have enjoyed the time I had in owning Simply Threads and all the consignors and customers that came into the store.

November consignments may be picked up from Kim on December 6th.

God Bless You,

Saturday, November 8, 2008

My "Dear" Hunters

Here is a photo of my "dears" heading out to the deer woods! Run Bambi - Run!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


I just came from the Family Christian Book Store and Josh said that Fireproof will be in their store by the end of this month - if you haven't seen it-please do - it will totally rock your world! & if you are like me - I plan on getting in to watch over and over. Today I bought the "Love/Dare Book", "Fireproof your Life Book" & "Fireproof your Marriage - Couples Kit"
I think Jeff & I have a great marriage but thru God's word and this movie I realize that the devil is always out seeking to devour those who seek to honor & serve God's word - & its best not to ever be lulled into a false sense of security - but to instead always be on the look out & to keep God at the heart & soul of your marriage. Jeff & I can only be stronger by reading these books and using the couples kit.
I have been looking for Christmas cards the past few weeks but just couldn't find the "right" ones - today I found them and totally love the verse to them & I was blessed by getting them at 25% off! How awesome is that!!!
Kyla is coming over this afternoon to help me get the paper & kits put together for the PMS ]pajamas,munchies & scrapbooking] workshop next Friday! I am super excited about this. I really think it is going to be alot of fun!
Leave me a comment so I know you have been here! Thanks :)

Monday, November 3, 2008


For over a year I have been trying to find a "chow" puppy to buy for Jeff --

Our new "baby daughter" was born 2 weeks ago and will be coming home to meet her new daddy as a Christmas present next month. I can not wait to see his face -

I am gonna have to go shopping for this little diva - I am thinking that it is a must she have all the latest fashions from Target & of course some pink toe nail polish for those paws..

BUT please remember --- IT IS A SURPRISE!!! so don't tell!!! Merry CHRISTmas Jeff!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Jeff & I have been married for 22 years and I still can't believe that out of all the women in the world he could have chosen to be his wife - HE CHOSE ME!
The day we were married I honestly didn't think I could ever love him anymore than I did that day BUT I was so wrong. Thru the years I have been blessed over and over again by this man by his strength, his desire to live a Christian life and lead his family in the same direction, his patience, the way his eyes light up when I walk into the room and that smile that lets me know that no matter how many times I do something crazy he still loves me. I can't imagine my life without him and I praise God everyday for placing us in the same path and for the precious life that we share!
So, To you my hottie as we are quickly approaching 23 years as Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Graves - I thank you for all the laughter, the love and the little things that you do for me on a daily basics.