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1947 Lorena Etter, Betty Slattery, Grace Slattery
Grace Slattery was a sweet woman who attended our church and took care of children in the nursery for years.  Her daughter, Betty Slattery [Huffine] was a sweet woman that I knew all my growing up years.  In this picture you find my mother, Lorena Etter [Dayton] with Betty and Grace.  Friends...


John Hugh Dayton birthday 9 1951 nursery school

Yup, there is my brother John and his friends at his nursery school.  They were celebrating his 3rd birthday!!!


James 2:23 And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness." And he was called the friend of God.


I'm just loving this wall decor.  Maybe it is the pop of the wall color with the chicken color that boosts this to Fresh Find status!


Lorena Etter...memories...

Lorena Etter 1947 1006 Nassau Street
This is my mother, Lorena Etter [Dayton], in the late 40s.  She lived at 1006 Nassau Street in Plainview . Texas.  I'm not sure who built the house in the background, but I remember the John Thomas Boyd family living there. 

You can't tell they were poor from her neat self!  Their house was a 2 bedroom, 1 bath, little stucco job...with the wash room outside! 

We all grew up at 1006 Nassau at our Cranny & Bo's house.  What a fun neighborhood! What fun memories!!!


Today my personalized Fresh Find is just plain FUN!!! Personalized BOBBLEHEADS!!!  ROFLOL!!!


Either we do or we don't...

Either we do believe in the Bible as God's Word or we don't.  We can't pick and choose what we want to believe from it.  We can't change it in any way because if we believe it then we know it is God speaking. If we don't believe it is God speaking, then we need to pick another book to live by, say Alice in Wonderland or something!

For me I DO believe in the Bible.  I believe in God.  I believe that God loves us so much that he sent his only Son to us to save us. I believe that when we accept Jesus as our Savior that God allows us the Holy Spirit to guide us.  I believe God is a Mighty Father who disciplines and does not enable us.  Oh, how I know He loves those who walk with him!  How do I know?  The Bible tells me so!

Our forefathers placed God as the foundation of this country.  Either we do accept this or we don't.  If we do, then we are free to thrive here under His mighty hand.  If we don't, then we are free to fall down the rabbit hole into a fantasy world and move to another country. I don't think we have come this far by chance! 

In God We Still Trust!



Let's take care of what we are entrusted with! 

Here is our little precious today pulling her mommy's flowers...right daddy? LOL




Wowza!  This Fresh Find is awesome.  A portable DVD projector and boom-box all in one!  Has a great rating, too!


Magnitude to Magnificent...

Today started off with my childhood friend sending me an email.  In the email she said that I was the most spiritual person she knows and would I please pray for someone.  She proceeded to tell me whom to pray for and the circumstance. 

I cannot think of a higher compliment than for someone to think I am spiritual.  I feel far from that I can assure you!!!

After I said my prayer for this precious woman, I went to my facebook prayer warriors.  Yes, there was an instantaneous lifting of prayers for a woman that no one knows, nor do they know the circumstances, but God knows!

There is a wonderful book entitled, When I Lay My Isaac Down, that I often give.  It is the most wonderful book of hope for those who are broken.

My prayer today is that God will take a brokenness of this magnitude and make it magnificent for his glory!

I came across this song on a friend's facebook page (thanks G. C.)  It is amazing!!!


Several people have asked me about the sweet little Baltic Amber necklace that our Adelyn wears.


This is a teething necklace.  Not a teething necklace that they chew on, but one that they wear to help ease teething pain naturally.  Here is a link and another link that describes the how & why of the Baltic Amber healing qualities.  There are many places on-line to purchase these. It is my Fresh Find today.  Does it work?  We know that Adelyn has had very little visible pain in cutting all these teeth. :O)  Is it cute?  Yes!  Her Babushka loves Baltic Amber, too!



Top 10 Predictions for 2010

(via Debra)

1.   The Bible will still have all the answers.
2.   Prayer will still be the most powerful thing on Earth.
3.   The Holy Spirit will still move.
4.   God will still honor the praises of His people.
5.   There will still be God-anointed preaching.
6.   There will still be singing of praise to God.
7.   God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
8.   There will still be room at the Cross.
9.   Jesus will still love you.
10. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him.

Isn't It Great To Remember Who Is Really In Control, and that; The Word of the Lord endures forever.  1 Peter 1:25


You can make these stump stools your own self! These look all snow topped!!!



My Fresh Find  is this great butterfly tape.  Cute border, cute package wrap!



Saving CeeCee Honeycutt...

It isn't often that I rave about a book or suggest that a book be made into a movie, but Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman IS that book!


When I was reading this book the characters just came to life.  I could see the scenes unfolding before my eyes as if on the big screen.

This book was such a fun read and full of thoughts worth remembering!

This jewel of a book has just become my all time favorite happy ending book!


Here are a few sayings that I book-marked from it to share with you:


If you gotta be white here, then sit in the shade so you don't hurt my eyes.

Good friends should cherish the good and pretend not to notice the rest.

Sunflowers look like a group of ladies with their heads hung low, as if embarrassed that they'd arrived at a party wearing identical hats.

I don't mean to lie, I just remember big.

Age is inevitable, but if you nurture a childlike heart, you'll never ever grow old.

This isn't something I feel in my brain ~ it's something I feel in my heart, and there's a big difference between the two. It's our hearts that tell us the truth of things.

Ain't no sun in the kitchen without your face lookin' up at me.

It's what we believe about ourselves that determines how others see us.

Are you geographically doomed?

It's how we survive the hurts in life that brings us strength and gives us our beauty


We visited our precious Adelyn this weekend.  Her parents are doing a wonderful job raising her.  She is amazingly fun!  Her little strong will is coming out and she is crazy smart (really!) :O) Added a few pictures from our trip in Adelyn's photo album if you want to look.




My Fresh Find are these cute shoes.


Sticks and Stones...

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me!


This old nursery rhyme is one I grew up knowing well.  When you are born with red hair you learn to be tough.  Not that it was always easy, but it was definitely a good thing.  God knew what he was doing.  He was preparing me.  I just love that about him!!!  He is such an awesome, awesome God!!!


When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate. When he suffered he made no threats.  Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. 1 Peter 2:23



This little rainboshaker is my Fresh Find!  Yes, Adelyn will have it! LOL


Some signs...

Here are some possible signs of a heart attack:

chest discomfort...discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes or that comes and goes.  Can feel like pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.

upper body discomfort...pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.

shortness of breath...may occur with or without chest or upper body discomfort.

other signs...breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.


OH YES!  I found the best Fresh Findof personalization, art & reading that you will ever find!!!  Pick your books dear!!! SO COOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!


Like little girl, like doll...

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This is me at one year of age.  I think the doll and I look oddly alike!  We still have the dress I have on here.  I'm at Anners (Clariece) and DJ's house.  They lived across the street from my grandparents, Lucy & Hugh Etter on Nassau Street. 

Looks like Anners was ironing her drapes!  Look, there is my sweet Marie's picture sitting on a table in front of the mantle.  I was just riding my little horse.  How cute was that?

I must say that all my memories of spending time with Anners and DJ were good.  I had fun there. 


Need to create a closet?  I think several of this Fresh Findoughta do er! LOL