Monday, April 25, 2011

She said "Yes"

Exciting news at the Philips house.  Molly is home to visit over Easter vacation.  They arrived on Friday, we hung out and had supper and when Molly was upstairs getting ready to go out, Matt asked us if he could ask Molly to marry him.  The plan was he would do it Saturday night after dinner.  She had called lost of freinds from college and high school and they were all going to hang out together.   Of course she had no idea that Matt was going to spring the question.   The ring was in a ring box tucked inside another box inside of a cake that she was supposed to cut.   When the cake wouldn't cut, Matt helped her with it and more or less was poking the cake to open the box....she still had no idea until she saw the small ring box....  the ring is beautiful and she said yes.

And now the pressure is on to lose a few pounds before I'm the mother of the bride....  she is thinking I'll have at least a year. 

Monday, April 11, 2011


It has been a long cold miserable winter but it looks like spring may actually arrive.  Today the temperature is 73.  I think I heard that it is a first since last October.  Anyhow, it is beautiful outside and over my lunch hour I picked a bunch of daffodils for my desk at my office.  I love daffodills if for no other reason than they are the first flowers to bloom that are big enough to pick and enjoy indoors!

On my way back to the office I noticed other signs of spring...a neighbor mowing her front yard and windows open at another house.  What are the signs of spring in your neck of the woods?  

It feels great outside in Central Pennsylvania today!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Blessings Journal

Each month I put together a women's ministry event at our church.  Today we made a "blessings journal".   I read devotions for the ladies about a woman who was going through some tough times in her life and someone gave her a beautiful blank journal that she used daily to write out her blessings.  I thought that was a good idea so we made an altered journal that I suggested they use as a "blessings journal" but they can use it for anything they want.  There were some cute ones, some of the ladies got creative.

The one I made I will give to a friend and hopefully this week I'll be making another one for me.