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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Six...Things for which I am grateful!



Another beautiful week with spring in the air and blessings galore. And once again I pause to say thank you to a faithful, loving God for ALL things. But here are six to share...

1-My friend Nancy and I met went out for lunch and had such a fun time! We have a new shopping and eating area at our mall and it is just gorgeous. It feels like downtown disney with cute little streets and darling shops. T town is so grown up now. We have a Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, and Sephora. We had such a good time eating outside,chatting and then window shopping the afternoon away. Celebrating her birthday was overdue but worth the wait! Lets go again soon.

2-I have been overwhelmed with gratitude for Steve lately. I always appreciate him, but I realize it more and more. Through all the changes , the passing of my parents, the kids growing up and moving away,and the natural ebb and flow of life. There is one constant and it's him. I know the Lord is truly the only keeper of my heart, but here on earth He blessed me with the best companion and friend ever. The empty nest has always been hard for me to adjust to but thankfully I have a super fun roommate!

3-Another fun surprise from David. That silly boy spends too much time and money sending his sista little love gifts. (but I love it) We were reminiscing about a BBQ place that our Dad would always take us too. And we would be so excited to pick a soda bottle from the chest filled with ice. Soda was such a special treat to us! So Dave sent me a bottle of "Bubble Up" and a Chico Stick. Two of my favorite things when I a little girl. How sweet is he?? In the words of my YaYa who spoke very little english but she always said to him, "Davey you are such a goody boythy"

4-The 'Chateau Le Carter' is shaping up for our guests. Steve and I have been busy getting things ready. With Chad gone we now have two guest rooms. (although one is much cuter than the other) They have fresh sheets and towels, water bottles and mints on the beds, and fun little lotions and soaps. Saturday I will get fresh flowers, and a good magazine and we will be open for business! Dave Sandy and Sara arrive Monday and we are just a wee bit excited!


5-The honesty of good friends. When Brian was here he mentioned how cute the house looked, and said "with all the crown molding and nice updating you've done I cant believe you still have that same old ugly kitchen light" Now seriously I love when people say things like that. That darn light has bugged me for so long but I never could find one that I liked to replace it. Well you can bet after he left it became priority one. So Steve installed a pretty new one and I wonder why I lived with that ugly one for so long.

6-As I was writing the sixth thing that I am grateful for,I deleted it and changed it to this! Kenny and Lindsay called and are on their way out. So I am going to make a pot of lentil soup, some fresh bread, and a nice salad. Guess our chores on the house can wait a bit....
This will be way more fun!

Wishing you all a week full of love and giggles. Kisses Karen~

7 comments:

Abby said...

Hope your guest loved your dinner! :-D

Love and miss you. I think we need to get lunch some weekend!

Cougarnana said...

As always, I enjoyed reading your Sunday Six Sophia! Oh my gosh, I haven't thought about Bubble Up in years, it was my very favorite! Your brother is such a crack-up! OK, so I thought the Ritz was the place to stay in California but I've been proven wrong (once again), your new guest rooms sound so darling! You know, I bet I wouldn't even recognize Temecula these days. I loved it years ago and I know I would really love it now because I really go for all that shopping and eating and people-watching stuff! There's nothing better than a good husband, I'm glad you have one!!

Ashlyn Carter said...

loved each and every one of them. missing you guys SO much....and can't wait to see you soon!!! Easter is almost here and so is your long awaited wedding video :)

Anonymous said...

Wow Tietta you make a mean Lentil soup! It was the best! Thank You for all the Love you and Mr. Carter are always giving out! We love you both more than Life! Love the Lamp and I cannot wait to see the new goodies for the living room!!!

Love Linds

G & H said...

I ordered a bunch of her books from Amazon and also have CD's of Saturdays message so if you'd like I'd be more than happy to send them your way when I'm done with them! I love buying books and passing them along and then you can pass them to someone you think use them and so on! That way books live a long happy life :)

russhydefamily said...

I absolutely LOVE your new background. It is the CUTEST one I have ever seen!!! I also love reading your Sunday Six every week. You are so positive and help me feel so uplifted. Thanks for your posts.

Ellsworth Party of Four said...

I also LOVE the new background!! How happy, cheerful and SPRINGY! And of course I loved the Six...like always! I am so thrilled to be connected through blogs...what has my life been without THIA KAREN all these years??