Tuesday, November 26, 2013


I am thankful for a lot of things this year....first and foremost....I thank God  that I am still here, relatively healthy and happy. I am thankful Amy and Maggie had their children and all is well with Mamas and babies. . I am thankful for all that I have as I am so blessed where many are not. I am thankful for my family and friends and my Facebook and Blogger friends too. So happy that I still have all of you in my life  I am especially thankful for my kitty cats that keep me motivated to exercise and thankful for their companionship. I am also very thankful that I could keep a promise that I made 26 years ago to retire with my boss....we did this on October 31st.  That is when we closed the office and today we will totally finish with the last of the loose ends of complete shut down. It is bittersweet, but we are both happy now that we are both completely retired!Yes, I have so very much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! Here are a couple of pages I did of my great nieces and nephews that I am so very, very thankful for!

My sister Penny's 2nd granddaughter, sweet, sweet Annabeth in a freebie QP by pdw and alpha by Avezuir   and the photo is by Lindsey Singletary.
A QP by Creative Elegance shows off 2 of my sister Penny's grandbabies, Calvin and Hayden...both photos by Maggie.
Another QP by Creative Elegance holds my sister Kathy's grandbabies....Jade, Ruby and Jayson...all photos Christina took and I copied from her Facebook account.
And last, but certainly not least, my fur babies (Tiny, MzKitty, Pumpkin & Oreo) in a Latte BB page by Sweet Pea Designs. Here are some snapshots of my 3 feral back yard kitties too.
Pretty Miss Patches...this I took this morning...she was waiting for her treats!
Sweet and so loveable Buddy....he is the largest of the three, but the biggest baby, he loves to be held and played with.
And gorgeous Shadow...he is finally coming around with being friendly, he now allows me to pet him, but not to pick him up...not yet!
Well, I am off here to go finish up the last loose ends of the office. I wish all of you the Happiest of Thanksgivings and pray you will find lots to be THANKFUL for as you spend time with family and friends making lots of memories to share. Love all of you, chat more next time! Hugs, Mat


  1. Sometimes we forget about all small things that make our life worth living, and when we really sit down to think about it, we have still so much to be thankful for, despite of the troubles we encounter on our way of life.
    Lovely layouts you did, and I love your kitties in the backyard, They look gorgeous.
    Now it's time for you to think of other things than work to keep busy with, but.......I don;t think you will have a problem with that LOL!
    Wishing you a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving

  2. I agree, I am thankful for all the wonderful things and people that He has blessed me with. Your layouts are beautiful, and I love the photos of the kitties. They are just gorgeous. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day my friend. Hugs, Edna B.

  3. Good afternoon dear friend Mat! I prayed for a bit to come here for lack of time. Your blog and your text are beautiful! Christmas is approaching and I get melancholy this time, I remember the smell of the pine Christmas tree, remember my parents and brothers and joy of the family together ... I feel so nostalgic ... My friend, thank you for your visit and beautiful words! I hope your Sunday is lovely to be a day of great peace and joy! A big hug from his girlfriend Neli. : D