I haven’t posted in quite some time. There’s a reason – I’m exhausted. All the time. I hardly get free time to myself and when I do, I end up dozing on my couch in front of the television until bedtime. How exciting!

A lot has happened since the last time I wrote a single thing! Let’s have an update, shall we?

My husband and I bought our first house: in fact we closed on it eight years to the day that we started dating – November 17th. It’s a beautiful 5 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom row home. Our neighbors are all very nice and quiet, which is a plus. Our dogs and cat are having a blast, and we are very excited and happy.

Thanksgiving was spent at my new house 🤗, I cooked all the fixings and it was a good time.

My husband got baptized on November 26th (a day after my birthday). I surprised him by having my parents, his mom, sister, our niece and nephew, our best friends from North Carolina, and several other friends show up for his big day. It was a wonderful celebration of his love and acceptance of Jesus and we both couldn’t be more grateful or blessed.

December was a whirlwind of getting ready for Christmas – and I cannot believe Christmas is over! We went to Christmas Eve service at our church (Calvary Church in Lancaster) and I have to say – it was delightful. If you’ve never been to our church, it’s one of those that spreads the message in a modern way, using Christian music from the radio, video taping messages so people who cannot attend can watch them at home, etc. So, they did a recap of the 2017 year at Calvary – and my hubby was featured getting baptized! It was a surprise and honor. Our pastor was so happy and several members of staff came up to Ian afterward and told him how happy they are with him. It was wonderful.

So everything has been hectic, joyous, and very exhausting these past couple of months. We have accomplished so many things this year and we are proud of ourselves!

We are truly Blessed and pray that 2018 will bring us and our family and friends many more blessings!

Happy New Year!!

Click to experience our Christmas Eve Service



There are certain things that I do not tolerate. One of these things is generalizing people. Yes, we all have the urge to generalize, but we must fight it. Why? Well, we have to fight it because if we do not, we regress in thought processes. With all the political nonsense at this time, we have to remember that people are people. We have to remember that whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent, etc., it doesn’t matter! We all have our own opinions and views on things and what one person of the same party believes may not be what the other does. It’s so asinine to lump everyone into one generalized group. I recently (very recently) got into it with an ex-friend (not my choice) who completely grouped everyone together. I explained to her – nicely – that generalizing people is neither correct, nor intelligent. She kept coming at me about how then no one should generalize her and her people then. Fair point, however, fighting fire with fire doesn’t work and nobody wins. Needless to say, she didn’t like that I am a stickler for not generalizing and all and apparently, we are no longer friends. That’s okay. We all make choices in our life, and for her, being right was more important than being my friend.