As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The end is near.......

I have been absent from blog land for several days.... My daughter has been busy writing her final portfolio paper this week. It is a research paper on Georgia. She has worked so hard and it has consumed us for days!!! She is now upstairs writing the final draft!!! whoo hooo!!! I think I am more excited than her to have this years portfolio papers DONE!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!!! It is finally sunny and warmer today!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

18 and counting !!!

No, I am not talking about kids! I am talking about 18 wonderful years being married to my sweet husband!

Sunday will be our 18th wedding anniversary! It is so hard to believe that it has been 18 years. The past 3 have been the biggest blur.... when we left SC it was like our hearts and life stopped. We really didn't want to move but knew that was what God wanted us to do. We are finally feeling better about where we are....we are slow people!!!

We have known each other for 25 years and he still gives my butterflies:) He is my best friend and the love of my life!!

I love you, honey!
Thank you for being my rock and for loving me all these years! I thank God every day for you!
Happy Anniversary!

If you would like to read about our exciting love story visit here!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!! Enjoy the beautiful weather :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I love Publix!

It has been a while since I have posted any deals I find with coupons. This week at Publix is awesome!

Here is the loot...
(my darling assistant took the picture for me :) )

total = $61.61

less vendor coupons= $6.05

less store coupons = $4.55

less special price savings = $24.72
Total savings = 35.32

Total OOP= $26.29

How great is that!!! I found some more coupons after I got home so I will be returning later this week!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

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Don't forget to wear green!!!!
Have a great Wednesday!


Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Funnies~ I have a clean Cat!

Time for Friday Funnies again with Kim at Homesteader's Heart!

How To Give a Cat a Bath Joke

1. Put both lids up and add 1/8 cup of pet shampoo to the water.

2. Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom.

3. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close both lids. You may need to stand on the lid.

4. The cat will self agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the loud noises, the cat is actually enjoying this.

5. Flush three or four times. This provides a "power-wash" and rinse".

6. Have someone open the front door of your home. Be sure that there are no people between the here and the front door.

7. Standing behind as far as you can, and quickly lift both lids.

8. The cat will rocket out out, streak through the room and run outside where he will dry himself off.

9. Both the commode and the cat will be sparkling clean.


The Dog

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Today is my Mother-in-law's birthday! When you look up the word sweet in the dictionary, you will find her picture beside it!
Happy Birthday, Maw Maw..... I love you !

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hidden Treasure

This week in the Scarbary house it is eat out of the freezer/pantry week. This morning I did the dreaded "see what is in the freezer" trek. It was amazing what was hidden! We will be eating amazingly well this week :) The hubs will be excited :) I found pork chops, chicken wings, chicken tenders, tilapia, pork ribs, vegetable stir fry, tea biscuits, yeast rolls, garlic bread, and lots of diff. veggies that had fallen behind stuff. I know some of these things were in there but a few were surprises! My son saw what I was doing and asked if there was anything in there from when we moved in... gotta love him! No son,,,, I am not that bad :) I haven't tackled the outside freezer yet. It is an chest style.... I think I will wait for hubby to help me.... I am afraid I might fall in :)
It feels wonderful to have a organized if I can keep the hubs out of it! He is one of those open the door, throw it in, close the door very quickly before it falls out kind of guy!
Have you cleaned out your freezer lately? You might be surprise what you might find!

Have a great Tuesday!

Friday, March 5, 2010

It's time for......

One day, a little boy opened the big family Bible and was fingering through it. As he turned the page, out fell a leaf which had been pressed in it. He picked up the leaf and ran to his mother. "Mom," he said. "Look what I found. I think it's Adams underwear!"

A Sunday School teacher asked her class if they though Noah did a lot of fishing while he was on the ark.
"Of course not," said one little boy. "How could he? He only had two worms!"

After church one day, a mother asked her daughter what the Sunday School lesson was about. The daughter replied, "Don’t' be scared, you'll get your quilt." The mother was perplexed and couldn't figure out what her daughter could be referring to. So she called the teacher and asked her what the lesson was. The teacher said, "Be not afraid, your Comforter will come."

On Easter Sunday, the minister was giving the children's sermon. He reached into a bag and pulled out an egg. He asked the children if they knew what was inside.
"I know," said one boy. "Panty hose!"

Please visit Kim at Homesteader's Heart for more Friday Funnies!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Writing dest.... DONE!

The 5th grade writing test of 2010 is officially over! Thank you all so much for your prayers!

Everything ran smoothly yesterday morning.... I could definitely feel God's presence. I told Annalee about each one of you that said you would pray for her.... her response.... WOW!

I map quested the directions earlier in the week and it said it would take us 48 minutes to get to the testing location. It took us 25 min.! I had already allowed some extra time so when we arrived, we were 45 minutes early! I really think this helped because the test sight was at a library and she was able to look around for some books, one of her favorite things to do!

The topic she was given was perfect for her! She was to write a narrative paper based on the following.....

Some Scientist have developed an underwater city. You were able to spend one day in the city. Write a paper describing your adventure.

I know that this was definitely an answered prayer! This is her favorite style of paper to write! I know it was not a coincidence! It was the precious grace of God and your prayers!

She felt very confident when I picked her up. She was able to finish in the 2 hour time frame and with the 2 page limit!

It will be several weeks before we get her results....I will let you know how she did as soon as I know!

Again, thank you all so much for all of your prayers on Annalee's behalf~ She says "Thank you" also!

I love and appreciate you all!

Happy Thursday friends :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Thank you :)

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments and esp. for the prayers for my DD! We will be leaving in a few minutes for the test. Please keep praying :)


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Prayer Request :)

I love knowing that there are a few people that read my blog and leave me sweet comments. I refer to yall as my blog friends to my hubby and appreciate each one of you.
I wanted to ask for prayer for my DD tomorrow. She will be taking a mandatory state writing test. She is a wonderful writer but she is soooo nervous. She is to report at 10:30a.m. and be given either a persuasive, narrative or informative paper. She will not know which paper or topic until she opens her test booklet.

Please pray the she will not be nervous and for her to do her best! I know she can but I also know what it is like to be nervous about something.

Thanks so much in advance for you prayers.... I appreciate each one of you :)

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, March 1, 2010


This morning when I came downstairs to start school, I looked up at the calendar and it hit is March 1st? Already? It honestly seems like it was just Christmas time!

I love March. Whenever March arrives I can feel Spring in the air. I love Spring. I feel like I am beginning to awake from my slumber and be alive again! March is also our anniversary month, so it is extra special to me! This year we will be married 18 years! I can't believe he has put up with me that long!!

Speaking of my better half...... I woke up Saturday morning to my hubby, on his hands and knees, cleaning my kitchen floor! I am embarrassed to say that I do no know when the last time that floor has been mopped....I know ......gross! Thankfully we have a floor that doesn't show dirt! Maybe not thankfully after you saw the towel he used! You can imagine my excitement when I saw him slaving away for me! I guess in all honesty.... for him to think that he needed to get on his hands and knees to clean a kitchen floor... it must have been realllllyyyyy baaaaddd! I told him that would be awesome to find him doing the same thing every Saturday morning! Don't you agree? Yea, I thought so!

BTW, We use this to clean our kitchen floor, we use the purple. It is called fabuloso it is smells awesome. We went out Saturday afternoon and when we came back that night the smell was wonderful! Nothing like the smell of a clean house! :)

How was your weekend? I hope it was rest full and wonderful!

Happy Monday friends and Happy March!!!

Bring on Spring~ :)