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Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Year in Review.........

This past year I experienced so many wonderful blessings. 
It was a year for new jobs,
new ministries,
the loss of someone close,
a new home and lots of new challenges.

We bought our "new-old house" and quickly began to work, work, work, work!

 We still have lots to do.  It may not be much but it is ours.

Inside our new home................

Our "new-old home" is closer to all of our children.
 Which means we had lots of fun with the Grand kids this past year. 
At times we were exhausted with all the fun.......
 It was such a blessing having them closer.

  Our "new-old home" sits on a very large lot. 
So I planted a garden that included veggies and flowers.
Some day maybe I will have some chickens.......

I turned 50..........

Lots of bike rides for me and Poppy and lots of short rides for the Grand kids........

Lots of celebrating birthdays and holidays with lots of good food which graciously gave me a few extra pounds....but it was all sooooo good!

This year has come and gone.
I look back and have to wonder.........
 did I do enough for the kingdom of God.
Did others see Jesus in me as I went about my daily activities.
I feel I slacked on my prayer life and my Bible study.
Looking at the pictures everything looks great,
but there was so much I did not do.
I want this upcoming year to be one of sharing.
Sharing the Love of Jesus.
Sharing my time and means to those in need.
Sharing my faith to the lost.
I want to be faithful in the things that make a difference.

May the upcoming year be one of peace and joy to all!
A heartful thanks to all who stopped by my blog
and to those who follow along.
It was greatly appreciated.

Blessings to all!
Happy New Year!



  1. So glad you had a Blessed 2011, we did as well. Thank you for your kind prayers. A few weeks back, I took a job because I needed one, I knew I wouldn't like it, I only worked a couple of weeks and decided it wasn't worth the stress, but, today I started a new job with a local non profit orginization, today went great, and I think I will really like this one. I love having a job where I can serve others. God Bless You, and Your Family.

  2. My exact wishes for 2012. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

  3. I saw Jesus in you.
    Have a blessed New Year!

  4. I enjoyed your post about looking back. Peace and Joy to you and your family. Wishing all of us the best in 2012!


  5. Oh Patty, you have been such an inspiration to me and I know to others as well. I love,love your home. It is just beautiful as are your grands. I have so enjoyed our friendship this year. May you have a blessed New Year.

  6. Hi Patty,
    Thanks for such a wonderful post. You remind me to stop and count my many blessings.

    hugs and Happy New Year.


  7. I enjoyed your post! Isn't it great to be close to the grands? Wishing you a blessed and Happy New Year!

  8. Hi Patty, thanks for following. I see you love the Lord and I do too, so there is an instant connection. I enjoy my grandchildren a lot too...the two that live close enough to hug on pretty often and the 9 in California that I miss so much.
    I'll be following along. I love your old bungalow!

  9. Hello ... it's nice to meet and follow you.
    stop by sometime.

    ciao bella
    Creative Carmelina

  10. Hi Patty! Just wanted to thank you for your sweet comments on my blog and for stopping by! You had an eventful year too and I'd never have guessed you were 50!! You look awesome! Take care!

  11. Patty, It is so nice to meet you. I will be happy to follow your beautiful blog. It's always a pleasure to get acquainted with another believer!...........Denise

  12. Patty, I just went to my s-i-l Nancy's blog to look at her photos again and saw that you follow her blog. I am so enjoying seeing the new place she and Rich bought. Their woods is breathtaking and I hope we can see them in their new home sometime..........Denise

  13. oh....there's not much better than your own home!!! sounds like a great year!! i think 2012 will be even better for us all! =)

    God bless~

  14. Your home looks very pretty, what you have done has really made a difference!


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