Pics above - compliments of Aunt Joanie's Christmas decor
"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." ~ Colassians 3:12-14

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, December 29, 2011

ready for a New Year!

Christmas Eve breakfast at The Colleges

Christmas Eve at Gramee and Papa's

2nd Christmas Eve at The Meeks'

Christmas morning at home...

This past year has brought on some heart ache...some disappointments and discouragements.
It has brought on some battling in my mind and testing of my faith. God has shown me things that...I hope...has helped me become a better person. He has taught me more about...TRUE love...TRUE forgiveness and TRUE thankfulness. I am thankful that...only because of my Lord...I have persevered...WE have persevered! My prayer for this next year is to trust more in what my God can do and what I now know he can bring us through.  

This past year has also brought along one of the biggest blessings in my life. Before she was born I could have NEVER even dreamed of how much I would love her. Greenlee is so different from E in so many ways. She is VERY independent...extremely determined and funny when she's not even trying to be. On the other hand she is easy going and calm like our little Easy. She's my girl and I can't imagine life without her!

Only God knows what this next year holds for us, but I am going to do what I can...what I know I have to do...because He promises me He will take care of the rest. I also pray that I won't forget everything he has taught me in 2011.

love the lyrics in this song called, Dirty Dishes. I challenge everyone this coming year...including try to find happiness and thankfulness in things that would normally stress you out or upset you. I am thankful that I don't live a perfect or fairy tale life...that I live a real life!


I am starting a new blog for the new year and the Perdue's aren't really that new anymore. It is under construction at the moment, but please go here to see my next post. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

let your heart be light...

Nana's Christmas 2011
I just wanted to share a little something with everyone. I am in amazement AGAIN this year at my Nana's house. Not only am I amazed at how beautiful it is, but that she is 77 years old and does it ALL BY HERSELF!!! Christmas is such a special holiday to I'm sure it is to many. Not only because it is the birthday of my Lord and Savior, but each Christmas brings back wonderful memories of the last. Hope everyone enjoys the pictures...I'm sure you will.

this is a tree with all her grandkids and great-grandkids names on it 

just want to remind you...she does this all by herself...inside and out 

the kids love it! 

entertainment center decor 


Nana has collected these Annalee dolls since I can remember... 

Not sure how she got this up there...Nana, you better not be on a ladder that high!!! 

I can kids love going to Nana and Papa's just as much as I did when I was little...and still do today. It's always a treat!!!

 Here's a few pics of our tree this year. Last Christmas is one very near and dear to my heart. I got to decorate Debbie's tree for her. I remember where she was sitting...what she was wearing and the blanket she had on her lap. I can honestly say...from the bottom of my heart...this is one of the few times in my life that I enjoyed being bossed around :). I always thought her tree looked beautiful every year and now I know why. She was so detailed and particular with the way she fluffed the tree after taking it out of the box and the placement of each ornament.  The fact that I get to use her tree this year is not taken lightly...I feel very blessed that it's apart of our Christmas this year!

My prayer for my family and yours this Christmas is PEACE! I pray that HIS presence and HIS peace overwhelm each and every one of you. Merry Christmas!!!