Saturday, December 29, 2007


Good Sunday Mornin' Yall,

I do hope everyone had a great Saturday and ready to start a new day. This is the last Sunday of the year.
Well, I bet yall are wondering why I called today's post Sunday Surprise. Well, just hang on and I will tell yall. LOL. Would you care for a cup of coffee before we get started? How about a Sugar Cookie or something else? Okay, okay, I will get on with it. Friday night when hubby got home, he handed me some coupons. His boss had given him $650.00 worth of coupons to the Flying J Travel Center. Flying J is a big Truck Stop and has things you can buy in the store as well. Anyway, hubby told me that we could use the coupons on their online store as well. I was the first to get to pick something out. Hubby had already knew that I had been wanting a Digital Camera so I could take better pictures with to share with yall. Well, guess what I'm going to be getting? Are you ready for this?

Well, you guess it right. I am getting a Kodak Digital Camera and it also will record as well. I was so happy. Hubby told me this was my Christmas present from him. "THANK YOU" Dear Hubby. I Love You so much and you are the best!!!! Hubby was wanting a new CB for his truck that he will be assigned to next Friday, so I picked him out a CB and antenna's for his truck. That is my Christmas present to him. Hubby also let the girls pick them out something from the online store. They both wanted some kind of Audio DVD/CD/MP3 box of some sort. That is what they are getting. We had enough coupons to get all of this and hubby still had $6.00 left in coupons. That might get him a good breakfast one morning at the Restaurant the Flying J's have. We will have to pay the shipping and handling on all of the stuff we ordered, but hey where else in the world can you get some great things for $60.00? So, we are all happy now and can't wait to get our goodies. I will have to mail the coupons and check to the place and when they receive it, they will ship it out to us. It shouldn't take no more than a month to get it. I hope not. I'm so looking forward to taking some better pictures and sharing them with you all. Of course, I will have to learn how to use it and all that stuff. Hopefully, it won't take me too long. LOL.

I would like to ask for another prayer request. Alot of yall know mailto:Susie@Susie. Her Grandpa has been ill for a while now. I was visiting her last night and she said he had fell and hit his head and wasn't eating or drinking anything. She said he sleeps most of the time. When he does wake up, he isn't aware of the surrounding. If yall have time, stop by and give Susie some Love and support and let her know you will be praying for her Grandpa and Susie and her Family as well. I know I can count on yall for this prayer request. Susie is such a sweet person. I've only known her for a few months now, and I really love her. She made me feel so welcomed when I first started blogging.

Kelli@ThereIsNoPlaceLikeHome is having some New Year's Fun. Kelli does the Show & Tell Friday as well. In this fun, you will need to go visit Kelli and sign the Mr. Linky and be sure to link back to her blog from your blog. Here is what she wants everyone to do. You go to your first post of each month and type in your very first sentence. If you have some pictures you want to share for that month you can do that too. Be sure to tell everyone so everyone can join in the fun. I haven't been blogging the whole year, but here is mine:


This is a picture of our 2 girls in a Big Rocking Chair that says "Momma Horton" at the top. They were in Mt. View, AR with my Parents and Sister earlier in the year.


This is a picture from Halloween a couple of years ago. It was made at my Sister's house in Lepanto. Our oldest Daughter is on the left side with a mask on and our youngest Daughter is on the right side. Don't you think she has one of them looks that says, "If Looks Could Kill"? LOL.


Since it was the month of Thanksgiving, I had my dear friend,mailto:Diane@Diane to fix me up a banner that I could give to all my blogging friends. I think Diane did a great job for me. "THANK YOU" again Diane for all that you have helped me with this year.


Since Christmas is in December, this is a picture of our girls standing in front of our Christmas Tree. I think I have shared this picture before, but I am showing it again todayI hope you enjoyed my New Year's Fun. If you would like to join in, please go visit Kelli@ThereIsNoPlaceLikeHome and follow the instructions. I do hope you will join in. I know I have enjoyed doing it. Maybe next year after I get my new camera, I will be able to have and show some better pictures.

Saturday morning I got up early and had some coffee. I layed back down around 9:30a.m. and hubby had gotten up later on. The girls came and woke me up around noon and said for me to get up. Hubby had done been to unload his truck across the highway here and he was needing me to follow him out to the shop where he was suppose to leave it. We did that and after we did that, we went and bought groceries. For supper tonight, I fixed the girls and hubby a couple of Frozen Pizza's and I finished eating the Fried Chicken he had brought home to us on Friday night. Hey, there ain't nuthin' better than Cold Fried Chicken. It's good enough to make you want to slap yo' mammy. ROFLMBO. I don't know what we will have for our Sunday Dinner yet. Who knows, it may be a bologna sammich, or just whatever they can find to eat. LOL. I'm sorry, but I'm preparing myself for the big cooking day. I am having Black-Eyed Peas with homemade Buttermilk Cornbread and maybe some cabbage. I'm not sure on the cabbage just yet. I have a Ham Hock that I will be putting in my Black-Eyed Peas as well.

Well, guess I'll go for now. I am doing this a bit different today. Actually I'm posting this on Saturday night. So for all of my "Weather Fans", LOL, that is why I haven't given a temperature. I can tell you right now that it is 31 degrees here with no windchill at 7:40p.m. on this Saturday evening. Sorry, no coffee for me tonight. I'll just have some here when I get up in the morning. Yall take care my friends and have a great Sunday. May God Bless You and Yours.


P.S. Yall don't mind the picture down below. I have no idea how it got on here. It is an Award that I had Diane to make for me to give to Pea for her Halloween Bash this past October. Oh well, I will learn one of these days how to get it off of hear. LOL.


Diane J. said...

Congratulations, Karen! I hope you love your new camera! Mine is beginning to show its age and has some quirks so I'll be looking for a new one soon...

Have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year, my friend! ;o)

Love and hugs,


Hope said...

Ok, I'm here. Pour that coffee and pass me that plate of sugar cookies! WOOO HOOO, KAREN!!! I am so happy for you!! A NEW CAMERA!! WOOO HOOO. Can you tell I'm happy? I know you are! Now we can see what's going on in your little corner of the world!! I'm excited!!!! I can't believe ya'll are having Christmas all over again!!!

I really enjoyed looking back with you through your blog. Your girls look so cute!! They look so grown up in the last pic. What a fun post!

What time is Sunday dinner?? I hope you don't change your mind about the cabbage. I love that stuff about any way it's fixed and cornbread.....umm ummm can't get enough!! Even when it gets cold, just crumble it up in some buttermilk and chow down. Oh goodness, my mouth is watering!! LOL Gotta go find something to eat...


Hootin' Anni said...

Wow.....what a wonderful thing for receiving during the holidays! Now you have a new camera coming your way....super!!!!!

Sounds like one terrific weekend for you. And the 'sammich' sounds like my hubby, he always calls them sammiches! LOL

[to get rid of the image at the bottom, go to your login, then dashboard, then edit posts, find your Sunday post, open your Sunday post...scroll down until you find the img src code for the one you want taken off....use your mouse and drag [highlight] the entire image source code and then right click on the highlighted line.....once you right click you'll see "cut, copy, paste and delete" on delete and then republish 'publish post' your post!!! Done!!!!

Jackie said...

Good morning Karen. You got some nice gifts with the coupons your hubby brought home. Congratulations.

It is 6:45 here and the temperature is -20 C so about -10 F, a bit of a nip in the air with the little bit of wind we are getting today.

Brenda said...

You're gonna love your new camera and will have so much fun taking photos!

Have a wonderful Sunday Miz Karen!

Maggie R said...
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Maggie R said...

Maggie R said...
Hi Karen,
Congratulations on getting a new camera..How exciting is that!!!!! Digital is soooooo easy and fast!!! you will enjoy having one.
I will send prayers out for Susan's Grampa. Hope he will be fine soon.
I loved my journey through all your special times. I love the big rocking chair picture. I have one of me sitting in one just like it when we were in Branson Missouri....Had my picture taken with Santa too!! That was a fun mall... It was kind of an all year Xmas Mall if I remeber!!I should find that picture and post it... Maybe in the New Year when life is at a slower pace!!!
Meanwhile I send blessings of the season and a Very Happy and prosperous New year to you and Yours.

December 30, 2007 9:36 AM

bj said...

WOW...what a nice boss to give your hubby the coupons that have brought your entire family so much pleasure and fun! I am so impressed with those kind of gifts. Doesn't it just blow your mind the way our GOD works to bring us joy? HE is so awesome and works in ways that delight us and make us so humble.
I can't wait for you to get all your "stuff"...the cameras are soooo easy to work now so you won't have a bit of trouble getting it figured out!
I am so happy for all of you.
I really enjoyed your New Year posting, too.
hugs, bj

Nan said...

Hooray on your new camera. Now you'll be able to post a lot of great stuff. Stop by when you get a chance, 'cause there's a birthday party getting ready to start.

Betty said...

Wow, Karen, Christmas just keeps on coming for your and your family. That's great. I'm so happy that you are getting a new camera. How exciting!!

I enjoyed the pictures. You have two pretty daughters.

NeereAnDear said...

Hi there Karen,

I was on my way to your blog... I have been trying to catch up on my posting as there are so many people to reach out to... might have to do a couple a day as I need to start getting product in place for the new year...

thank you for the nice things you said on my blog... you are a sweet heart..

Sounds like you and your family had a great second Christmas

I wish you the best and that you and yours have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


PEA said...

Hello dearest Karen:-)

I've spent the morning taking down some Christmas decorations but I'm now taking a break and doing some visits! Woohoooooo I'm SO very excited for you, getting a new digital camera!!!! Doing the happy dance for you:-) You will just love it and don't worry, they're not that hard to learn how to use so you'll do just fine. That truly was wonderful of your hubby's boss to give him all those coupons!!

My heart goes out to Susie, it's truly been a long road watching her Grandpa get worse and worse. My prayers are certainly with her!!

I didn't even get a chance to do a post today...Corey was leaving this morning so I made a nice breakfast for us and then after he left I had my usual cry. Always hard having to say goodbye:-( I then started taking down the decorations...much more fun putting them UP than DOWN! lol

Take care my friend and hope your day is going well:-) xoxo

Sandra said...

Great Post :) I love the camera, I have one similar and it goes with me everywhere :)

Happy new Year!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Came by to wish you a Happiest of Happy New Years!
Lucky you to have a new camera for the new year!

Hootin' Anni said...

Karen: When you're in editing to get the image off your blog, you must be in the "edit html" tab not the 'compose' tab [on the right hand top corner of the edit window] ---then, you should see the img src code. [I did when I did a 'view source' of your blog]

Lib said...

Hi Miz. Karen,
Thought I'd try again to leave a message. Don't know what happened.
You'll Love your camera.I am Sooooo Happy for you!What a sweet DH you have there.:o)
I Love the pic. of the girls in the big rocker.
Have a great evening .
Love&Hugs, Lib

Anonymous said...

A new digital camera - great gift!!

Wishing you and your family a great new year.

dabrah said...

Karen, you'll enjoy having a digital camera. It took me quite a while to finally decide to get one, but I haven't looked back since. It makes life so much easier. You can check straight away to see if the picture is good, and if it isn't you can delete and try again. Happy New Year. I hope you and your family have a great 2008.

Leeann said...

Oh, you will love your new's so nice! What a wonderful gift your hubby's boss gave y'all. I also loved your trip down memory lane in pictures. Isn't it fun to look back at old photos of our family?

It's cold and rainy here today and I'm loving it! I have a pot of taco soup on the stove and am about to make some cornbread to go with it. I also baked a Sock It To Me cake for dessert. Sam and I are going to try to start eating healthier next year but seeing that it's still 2007, we're having cake!!
Enjoy your Sunday night, dear friend, and I'll holler at you later!

Lib said...

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Lib said...

Hi, I am so happy for you!! WOW! I am so glad you get to get a new camera! How neat is this!! and the family get what they will like too! You are blessed!! I want some of your cornbread!! it sounds soooo good! Love and Hugs Grams

Shelley said...

Hi Karen, I will have some coffee and maybe a sugar cookie as well, thank you so much! So happy for you and the family , getting some neat things and that camera will really come in handy for posting lots of pictures here on your blog. I bet you will master it in no time.
I wanted to thank you for going over to read my aol journal. Did you scroll down and read the post for Saturday, titled Homekeepers? That is the one I really wanted everyone to read. I so enjoy sharing my faith with my blogging friends and hope that others will be blessed by what I feel led to post.
You are such a special person!
I feel this through the words you share here on your blog and the sweet comments you leave others.
I know you have a heart for God, your family and others.
I am wishing you and yours a Happy New Year~


Angela said...

Good Evening Karen,

Congratulations on getting a digital camera. What a wonderful surprise!

Thanks for sharing with us about Susie's Grandpa and her family's need for prayer.

Have restful night and a great Monday...New Year's Eve.

May your family be blessed each day of the New Year.

Love and Hugs

Cecil said...

Hey Karen! Congrats on your new goodie! You will have loads of fun! Hope you had a good weekend.. we did... Hugs to you... Cecil

Grandy said...

Yeah Karen!!! You got a new camera too!! We can learn all this together!! What a glorious gift to receive indeed. I didn't even realize that Flying J had an online store!!

Shari said...

Wow. Cool. Your hubby has a very generous boss. :) Wonderful to get all those Christmas wishes off your family's wishlist. Reminded me of one of my dad's clients. He got a gift certificate at a jewelery store his client owned and he liked to buy all of us presents with it. One year I got all my bridesmaids their attendent's gifts with it. That was nice.

Sounds like a wonderful Christmas, Karen. Thanks for sharing. :)

Kelli said...

Thank you so much for joining in the fun, Karen! Happy New Year to you and your family!