I love puzzles, my husband loves puzzles, and my kids love puzzles. They love to open up a box and find all the pieces and see the final outcome. Well, we started doing them again about 2 months ago because to be honest we got bored with what we saw on tv. We cracked open some of the old puzzles we had and have bought some since and are working on them. I thought I’d share some of the puzzles we completed so far. Unfortunately some of the first puzzles we started were missing a few pieces because they had been tossed and moved around so much. But we completed them to the best that we could. these are the puzzles we have completed since we started:


Pumpkin Patch:


Sunset on a Busy Day:



Peacock Feather:


Yosemite at Dusk:


I’m going to make this a regular posting. It might not be every week but there will be one regularly as we get each done. Hope you enjoy seeing them as much as we do putting them together 🙂

Family Time…Happy Thanksgiving


As we set our tables for another beautiful Thanksgiving, I want to share what I am grateful for. I am grateful for all of my family. I am thankful that I am able to have a wonderful day with all of my family. I appreciate everything that this closeness to my family brings. I am fortunate to be able to be near my family and be able see them everyday. I am thankful I have a roof over my head. I am glad I have a job that I am able to bring extra money into our home. I am glad we are able to put extra money towards paying our house off (approx 6 1/2 years left).  I am happy that I have found everyone here on WordPress. Most of all I am thankful I can wake up every morning (even if it is at 3:45) next to the man who has given me two amazing kids and loves me just for me.


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Hello and Happiness


I was reading a post earlier from one of my favorite bloggers A Momma’s View and it really got me thinking. I am normally a high energy person and when I’m up in the morning, I’m up. Out of my day I can honestly say I stay happy and energetic. That’s not to say I don’t have my down days because I do. I mean there are times I don’t feel good or have had a bad day….I am human 🙂  If I am having a down day I do everything I can to pull myself up and make it as great as I can. But what really got me thinking when I read the above post was how they always greet each other whether it be someone they know or are complete strangers. I had a boss tell me once that if you smile when you talk to a customer (I work phone help desk) it will come out in your voice. That is so true!! It also works when you greet people, whether you know them or not. I make a habit to say hello or at least give a smile and acknowledge someone is there because you never know, they might actually need that. It does not have to be a drawn out introduction or obviously going out of your way to say it. It could just be a simple wave, smile, or hello. It is infectious once you start. Try it! It will make you feel great and you might make someone’s day!!