Monday, January 31, 2011


how's that for a TITLe? Wait until you see how many colors I type in?  Be sure and read this post if you missed it.
For the Random………for the life of me I do not get why anyone reads my blog.  I skip from  subject to subject, I never give you a recipe, I never show you how to paint a room or grow beautiful flowers. I could not sew anything if it depended on my life, I am not a public speaker nor do I constantly give you a Bible lesson. I am not a fitness  guru (though I sure would love to lose 20 pounds) and I am NOT a great hostess.  I am not anything that most blogs are known for.   I use run on sentences, I write exactly as I think (which is not always a good thing) BUT when I Was looking at my dashboard for something else tonight I realized between my two blogs I have over 1350 followers…and I have written 358 posts. Unbelievable!!!!!
My head ELf, Terri helped me clean out my shops, as in we spent 40 hours.  It was a job that had not been done in 11 years.
I have had a relapse from whatever I was sick with early last week…FLU I think, as in I have been in bed most of the day.
but it was very DUMB of me to take on a huge project like my shop so soon after being sick.  So because of running fever, I had to miss Jack’s party today.  SAD.
thanks so much Terri, now you need to blog
when you look at the birthday pictures below, you will see that Jack is doing  GREAT….He looks healthier every week. He is working so hard, has lost 50 pounds and all HIS blood work looks great.  17 weeks ago yesterday he was in Baylor Hospital fighting for his Life. 
The Winner of the Book UNSHAKEN is PATTY at My MOUNTAIN BLESSINGS! Hope you will stop by and visit her. 
One of my dearest and oldest Friends has started a BLOG….It would make me
so Happy if you stopped by and said HI.  Her name is Diana (Dinah) and grandmother is her passion too.  Our husbands coached together for many years.  She lives in Magnolia, Arkansas and you will love her stories.
So, What’s The Big Deal? is her BLOG. 
so many bloggers are going  through hard times right now.  Pick one special one and encourage that blogger this week….with some snail mail.
That’s my goal this week to send several little gifts to some dear friends that I have met in blog land.
Jack and I watched Secretariat this afternoon.  A great movie, but brought so many memories of my DAD.  He owned race horses all his adult life…so the track was a place I have spent some time. 
The cutest birthday pictures ever….(you can see them better on the holiday blog)well maybe I am a tad partial. I had to get someone to make them for me as I was sick…running fever and decided the best thing for me and the little's  was to stay home. Sad, but know it was the best thing.   
Sweet Grayson  and Pop

What a CUTIE
I don’t think you need any script on the pictures. As you can see in the pictures Jack (Pop) is doing good. You can also see that my adult kids are just big kids.
You can read the picture titles in their faces.  TOY STORY MANIA and Jack LOVED EVERY MINUTE of IT. 
Just came in the mail from Amanda
Jack and pillow pets
Wow do I love this BOY…..
I would really love to ask all my readers to send JoAnne and her family a card every week.  They have a long hard road. 
You can send them to her sister Kristen (who is a fab writer) at Joanne Heim c/o Kristen Haufschild, 11004 Grayledge Circle, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130.


Joyce said...

Happy Birthday to your grandboy-three is such a wonderful age.

Glad to hear your hubs is doing so well. I continue to pray for Joanne and sent a card last week. A remarkable story and woman!

Feel better soon!

Sally said...

I'm so sorry you had to miss the party, Teresa, but the photo's are awesome. So much fun going on! Your hubby does really look good; what a blessing that he's recovered so well after that life threatening stroke. God is good, & I know he had good doctors and faithful family & friends! (hugs)

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

I'm glad both your Jack's are doing well. The birthday party looked like a big success...sorry you had to miss it. Love coming by for a visit so keep on keeping on!!

Theresa said...

Oh Teresa, I sure hope you feel better! I so enjoyed Jack's Birthday party, he is PRECIOUS! That cake is just the cutest I believe I have ever seen!

Hope you have a wonderful day my friend! HUGS!

Nanato4 said...

3? That is my favorite age! My grandson (T#3) is 3 and I could just eat him up! Enjoy this wonderful time in Jack's life.

Vicki said...

Sorry to hear you've had a relapse, hope you feel better soon! Sending a card to a blogger who needs encouragement is a great idea; I'm gonna do it! Cute pictures of Jack's BD. Take care...

Kay DeWitt said...

Love, Love, Love these pictures. Looks like so much fun. Sorry you had to miss the party. Hope you feel better soon.

Gosfam said...

I have been behind in reading people's blogs, but I am so glad your hubby is doing so well. The Toy Story party looks like it was a blast, and I love the cake. So sorry you are sick. Hope you are better soon.

Linda said...

I am sorry you have had a relapse. I have heard of that happening around here too. People can't seem to kick this stuff! Hope you will be good~as~new... very soon!

Little Jack had a great birthday party I see. He is a doll I loved that cake!

Big Jack is looking good and I thank God for the miracles He has done for your hubby!

Have a good week girlfriend.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Debby said...

He is so cute. I love how he likes Woody and is always in costume and in character. My granddaughter likes Jessie. I think kids like this are so special when they have such great imaginations. That cake is something else. I bet it killed you to miss that party. But, so nice of you not to spread germs. Hope you feel better.

ShirleyC said...

Well, I made it to the bottom. LOL I'm so sorry you couldn't make it to the party. Please write and tell me who made that cake. That is so cute! Jack is adorable, as always, and so is Grayson!

Gram said...

Glad you are feeling better, sorry you had to miss the party. Your husband and JoAnne continue to be in my prayers.

Love Being A Nonny said...

Happy Birthday to Jack Woody Buzz Strother! That cake is amazing and those boys are too! Happy Birthday to one of your precious littles!

Lynn said...

Great pictures, they do tell the story with no words at all!!

gayle said...

Hope you are feeling better! The pictures are awesome! 3 is a fun age!

Glad your husband is doing so well!

Tanya said...

So sorry to hear that you are back under the weather and had to miss little Jack's birthday. I'm sure you hated that! Thanks for sharing the great pics. That is one party I wish I could have gone to! HA!
Love your random posts the best! It's how my brain works as well so I can relate!
Would love to be entered in your giveaway! :0)
My son trains race horses and they are gearing up for Spring season. I'll bet that was fun growing up around the biz all those years! He generally goes to Des Moines, IA and Tulsa, OK areas.
Take care and rest up!
Big Jack is looking awesome! THAT is one true miracle man!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Oh, wow! What precious babies you have!!! I have a son who eats, sleeps and breathes Mario. I wish It was Toy Story.

Thanks for sharing your grandson's birthday with us. You sound like you write like me. I love a good run-on sentence!

Courtney said...

So sorry that you had to miss the party. I almost had to miss my nieces 1st birthday due to the flu but I managed to recover. Looks like a fun party full of lots of Toy Story.

Mammy said...

Oh wow! What a great party! What a great cake!! What a cute little boy!!! So glad things are looking up for your family!

debi said...

The reason I read your blog is because you write what you think, feel and love.
You may not teach decor, cooking or health tips......but you do share that of everyday life, that we all experience on one level or another. It comforts others as we related to you or allows us to offer encouragement.
Often when I'm having a bad day and read a blog friends story, it takes my mind off of me !

Keep sharing, I love it!


Janet said...

Thanks so much for visiting and leaving sweet comments! You have such a nice family! The font is new, as blogger just added a lot of new ones recently. Just go to template designer, then to advanced and then body text, you'll find it there. It's called Coming Soon! I'm your newest follower!

Patty Sumner said...


I am so excited about the book. I cannot wait to get it. Thank you for your generosity and willingness to give it away. I will be watching for it. Again thanks and blessings..

Jennifer said...

Thanks for your compliment on my Blog nice to read. I am going to spend some time reading over your all your photos!! Blessings!

Deidra said...

This post made me smile. That's why people read your blog. You make us smile. :)

Jenny said...

Awww looks like a really fun party. His hat is so cute and that cake is awesome.

I hope you feel better soon.

Mandy from Burkett Blessings said...

Well, I for one LOVE your blog! I enjoy the closeness of your family. I can relate to that and it makes me smile. We are both so blessed! You have such a generous heart for people, too. That's a special gift.

I hope you feel better. The party looked FABULOUS!!! Little Jack is a doll!!! :-)

skoots1mom said...

what cuties...loved all the party much fun!
like your new blog look ;)

Sue said...

Hi Teresa
First of all, let me wish your cute little grandson a very happy 3!!! His cake is adorable and I have 2 little boys that would love to help him eat it.

Thank you for your blog visits, I was going to tell you to stop by and see some pictures of the Mouse, but you beat me to it. We sure had the best time.

Check back for some more pics.

Have a great day.

Nezzy said...

A very happy birthday to you sweet little 'Woody'. The pictures are just priceless sweetie!!!

Take care and have a beautifully blessed day sweetie!!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Teresa! Love those sweet birthday pictures and those little guys are adorable!
Congrats on so many followers! I love your randomness! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bouncin' Barb said...

Hi Teresa...I'm so honored you found and liked my blog enough to follow. Thank you very much. I'm behind on reading my blog list but will get familiar with yours ASAP. Grandkids we have in common. That's for sure.