Friday, July 13, 2012

Jumping For Joy

Good morning and come on in Through My Back Door, where the coffee is waiting. I haven't unloaded the dishwasher from yesterday, but go ahead and help yourself to a mug. Yes, it is the Bunn, haven't had time to take the Keurig back. The Bunn was a little strange the day I couldn't get the Keurig to Any way I am happy to see you this morning. We have had two days of a good gentle rain and we needed it. Dodd came up anyway and power washed the trailer and my porch. On my property is a double wide trailer and it looked pretty bad when you turned into the lower driveway. Not anymore. I couldn't believe he worked in the rain, but he did. Renda came along and got my computer back in shape. Deb came up and had lunch, so yesterday was a wonderful day for me. I jump with joy when my kids are here or I am with them.
Another reason I am jumping for joy is my friend Jody, from the TPP & TGR forums is coming to visit. Her job is taking her within an hour from me, so she is coming here for the weekend. Oh yes, there will be pictures. She is so funny and I am truly looking forward to her visit.
Another reason I am jumping for joy is Disney Memories. What fun we had. Magic Kingdom was open to 2 or 2:30 am(can't remember which) while we were there and the kids went back. Deb, Michael, and I stayed in and kept Mollie and Andrew. Anyway, Beth requested that Amanda jump up in front of the Castle and shout,"I kicked cancer's butt". So jump she did. The Castle was green until she jumped and then it turned, you got it, pink.
 Amanda is truly jumping for joy. We all are.
A few more Disney pictures.
The last one is not a Disney, but I love it.
I am going to leave you with just a few of my favorite things. I hope you enjoy.

Thank you for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: Each of you who prayed so hard for Amanda has a part in this leaping for joy. Thank you
PSS:It was with sadness I read Linda Rudmans, blog last night,Behind My Red door, to learn it was her last one. Linda was the first blog I ever read.As a matter of fact I had no idea what a blog was until her article in CS. She will be on FB, but her blog will be missed. Like each of us her life has gone in a different direction. As the Bible says,"There is a time......". 
PSSS: Thanks to each of you who have coffee with me and let me ramble. I am eternally thankful for each of you and the friendships we have developed. Joy from Calif, the Olde Farmhouse, sent me a plant holder, that makes it easy to pull down and water. I haven't gotten a picture yet, but will. Thanks Joy I certainly enjoyed our phone visit. Blogging is such a wonderful experience, I encourage you to start one if you don't have one.


  1. Wonderful shot of Amanda in front of the castle...Disney is truly a magical place. Sounds like "Life is Good"

  2. Pat is right ... life is good for you : ) Love the photo of Amanda with the children sitting in front of the fence! The items in your home are beautiful : )

  3. I just love the pic. of Amanda and the castle turning pink. How special. I know you enjoyed the time with you family. Hope we can meet again soon!

  4. I got chills when you said the castle turned pink when Amanda jumped in front!! Magical!! TFS!!!!

  5. So thankful for Amanda, for her healing, have been praying for her all along, even this week. Sorry to hear Linda is closing her door. I loved her blog too. Blessings to you & yours.

  6. Very thrilling on all the good news!
    Enjoy your visit with your friend!
    p.s. I am sad Linda is no longer blogging too :0(

  7. What a wonderful post, so many things to be really grateful for !! Fantastic to hear Amanda is doing great !!
    Hope you'll have a wonderful weekend.

  8. So happy for Amanda. Love the pictures. Thanks for sharing Betty.


  9. Ooh I got goose bumps at the thought of the castle turning pink when Amanda jumped for Joy! God has brought her through so much! I'm so glad you all were able to enjoy this vacation time together! I loved seeing the pics and loved the pic of Amanda and her babies. :)

    I'm practically begging Linda to keep her blog and just do a post a month.....I will miss her dearly!

    Have a great weekend! Gonna email you about something.


  10. I am so glad you had such a nice trip with the family and loved the pictures!

  11. Love the pictures, especially the one of Amanda's victory jump! Have a great time with Jody. I know you will. Can't wait to see the pictures.

  12. Oh do I need that cup of coffee with you today! I am dragging a little after vacation. Your posts are always uplifting to me. So great to see the joy in your family, especially Amanda! Thank you Lord.I am right there with you as far as knowing what blogging was and Linda's blog.She was an inspiration to many.I love your favorite things. Thanks for sharing. Blessings ~Sara

  13. WOnderful visit as always my Friend!
    Everytime I see the beautiful picture of Amanda I get teared up. But they are not tears but true JOY!
    God is soo good.
    Love all the photos. Have a wonderful weekend.

  14. What a wonderful shot of Amanda in front of the castle...what perfect timing! Pictures are are lucky to have so many. That's what I miss the most from our house fire. We did salvage more than I thought we would. I am so sad about Linda's blog, too. She has been an inspiration to us all. I do understand what she is going through. Her plate is running over right now. I hope you had a wonderful weekend with Jody. You are lucky to have met so many wonderful blog friends. Loved your favorite things...always enjoy my visit and the coffee.

    Have a great week ahead!


  15. Betty, I LOVE Amanda's jumping for joy photo - she is truly a miracle and an answer to prayer. I'm so glad you enjoyed your Disney trip. We were in North Carolina while y'all were here.
    Have a blessed week,


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