Sunday, July 12, 2015

What A Busy Life!

Hello, Dear Ones! Yes, my life has been so busy but I have loved it.
Been with our precious grandchildren. We went out for pancakes. Yummy!
 Played a lot.
 Went swimming.
 Don't know what's wrong with my family - everybody is a runner but me! :) Daughter and Daddy showing off before their run.
Then a little photo bomber. He was going to stay home with his grandmother, me, and do a little gardening.
Then Sunday, little Campie was dedicated to the Lord. We were here for Carter's dedication when she was two years old and we never had a clue that we would end up living here! What a beautiful day! The dedication service is a public declaration the parents make before God, the church and our family that little Campie is a gift from God and with His help and wisdom that they can set a spiritual example as they raise him.

Again, can I tell you how blessed I feel? Just celebrating life!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Blessed Be Your Name

 Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

Blessed Be Your name
When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's 'all as it should be'
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name


~ sung by Matt Redman



37 comments:

  1. Hi Shelia, what a special family time with the dedication of your grandson. God Bless him always. It is wonderful that you live near your loved ones now and share in these memories. Loved the pics. Daddy and daughter runners look ready to go.
    Sweet pics of the little ones chowing down!
    Blessings to you and your wonderful family.
    Enjoy you beautiful busy life!
    Hugs,cm
    p.s. Thank you for stopping by and your visit to my creative space. Your sweet comment was so kind!

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  2. I know exactly how you feel. We had a special day at church welcoming a new pastor and a church wide lunch that was full of love and excitement! You have a blessed family, and receiving God's gifts feels GREAT!
    . . . and the pancakes look delicious!

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  3. May God continue to bless your entire beautiful family!

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  4. Oh Shelia, they are beautiful; children and you are so lucky to live close by and watch them grow up.
    The pictures are wonderful.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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  5. What great times you are having ,Shelia! Family does that. Those kids are precious---bless them! :) And thanks for your get well wishes on the broken arm...you are so kind.

    Jane

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  6. So heartwarming to see a loving family and God bless you, Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathleen! Have a blessed week.

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  7. Looks like so many fun times with your family. Sweet ceremony to dedicate the little one.

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  8. Beautiful!! You have a lot to celebrate!! Many blessings to you.......xoxoxo

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  9. What a very special day for all of you with the dedication of Campie to the Lord. So very happy for you!

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  10. I'm so happy for you Shelia. That move you made was huge and it was so worth it! You never know what life holds but you and your husband have definitely made the right choices. Just think of all that you might have missed out on!!

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  11. Good morning dear Shelia, I am so happy to have time to visit you this morning. Carter and Campie are so darling. Your move to NY was the best thing for you to do. We lived close to 6 of our grands when they were small and babies and it is a blessing for sure. They grow up so fast. Now they are all in college except the youngest and he is a senior this year.

    Thank you for your well wishes for Bill. It is almost a month now and he is doing so well. I have missed you.

    Have a wonderful week.
    Love, Jeanne

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  12. What a wonderful and full life you have my friend! God is so good isn't He? Sweet baby being dedicated to the Lord is such a blessing. RUN???? Only if someone were to chase me then I am afraid I would just give up. LOL! Two of my daughters run and I high five them for it. Beautiful grandbabies. Thanks for taking time to stop and see me. It is always a joy to see your post. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  13. What an amazing life you have, Shelia! I know how it is to be amazed at how much our lives can change! Unlike you - I need to look a little harder to see the GOOD in the changes...but I do see them!

    I won't be tackling the garden until mid-week - have to groom the Pups today and do laundry {an all-day thing you know}...and Wednesday, the 3 Pups see the Vet for their annual checkup. After that, I have alot on my schedule to do!!

    Hugs,
    Jan ♥

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  14. Such a joyful busy life you have! So happy for you my friend!!

    Linda

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  15. How wonderful! They are growing up so fast! I am so glad you are there to see it all! Have fun!

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  16. What amazing blessings Shelia, and to be so close to your family to enjoy them all together. I love the song you left for us today! Blessings to you!

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  17. Sheila, me gusta mucho ver como disfrutan de la vida, con sencillez y esas caras tan sonrientes y felices lo expresan todo. Disfrutar en familia es lo mejor, linda familia. Saludos y abrasos

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  18. What a Busy and HAPPY Life you have! Glad your enjoying the summer dear!

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  19. Aren't times with family the BEST!!!??? Our family vacation was so wonderful, I tried to soak up every moment. Love the idea of a dedication ceremony. I am so happy for you that you live close by now and can be a part of all the FUN times!!!!

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  20. Thanks for sharing those sweet grandbabies with us! They adorable! Nothing better than time with grandchildren!

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  21. Thanks for stopping by Nanaland Shelia!! It looks like we enjoy many of the same things!! I love your song at the end of each post!!

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  22. Shelia,
    Thank you for sharing your lovely family with us, dear friend!!!
    Carter is growing up w a y to quickly. . .don't you agree!!!
    Loved seeing a photo of Campie's dedication ceremony!!!
    God is good. . .All the Time!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  23. You are so very blessed to have your loved ones near now. Those apples didn't fall far from the tree.♥

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  24. Only one word for this post: Adorable!

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  25. A lovely family time at the dedication - a wonderful ceremony to be able to take part in.
    Your little grandchildren are growing so fast and are real cuties.

    Diana

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  26. It's wonderful that you are able to live near your beautiful family now. Enjoy every minute of them!

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  27. What a darling family you are blessed with! I love visiting and seeing family photos...I know the dedication must have been lovely and so meaningful...thank you for sharing Shelia! The baby names are too, too sweet! Love it!

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  28. Fun time with the grand kids! They are both so cute. I'm just back from spending time with my two and let me tell you it was hard to leave since I won't be seeing them again until end of September :-(
    Have a great day
    Jeannette

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    1. Glad you had such a good time with your little ones! I remember how hard it was to leave so that's why we're here now! ;) Thanks for popping in to see me.

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  29. Isn't life with grandkids wonderful, Shelia? We both moved because of them and such a great choice. That's a lot of pancakes!...Christine

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  30. Such great family times Sheila!

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  31. I always love seeing your family. What a sweet blessing to be with them for Camp's dedication. We've been at the dedication of most of our grandchildren - those who were dedicated. Such a sweet part of our lives as we watch them grow up.
    ~Adrienne~

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  32. I love seeing your life, so full, so blessed and with beautiful grandchildren, they are the best!
    Hugs,
    Jemma

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  33. Sounds like you have been busy. :) Enjoy your beautiful family! xoxo Maria

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  34. Looks like you're busy but very blessed! This is my first seeing all of your beautiful grandchildren... they are precious! :)

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)