Thursday, November 26, 2009


As I sit in my kitchen preparing a wonderful meal for my family, I can't help thinking about what I am most Thankful for this year!

I am very Thankful that my family and myself are healthy this year. No hospitalizations or broken bones this year(all that flag football).

I am so Thankful that my mom was able to take her yearly trip, made it to her destination safely and will have a safe trip home.

I am so Thankful that I started researching my family history. I have met so many wonderful and kind people. I love reading all the Blogs and hearing about all new discoveries or connection that someone has made. I have discovered that I have a second family that understand me and share in my passion for history. We all have so much in common that we have truly become sister, brother, cousins, etc...

Although we have so much to be Thankful for, I can't help think about those that might be homeless, sick, or in the military and can't share with their families today! As we sit down to eat with our families, laugh, and share stories, lets say a special prayer for those that can't!


Saturday, November 14, 2009


Thank you Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories for nominating my blog. This award is very important to me. It lets me know my hard work is recongnized! Now I'm supposed to tell 7 things about me, then nominate seven blogs. Here goes:

1). As I stated in my profile, I love spending time with my family. My mom and my boys are the most important things in my life. When we get together we always laugh(at each other). Thats so important, sometimes we all need a good laugh.

2). I love genealogy, researching my family has been top priority for me. There is so much that I don't know. I have always been interested in the past and the where, when, how, and why are really what i'm after. I know I might not never find out everything, but to get close is good enough for me.

3).I love to read!! Before my research began, I use to read all the time. I still read, but it is for a different reason. I need to get back into it and will. Mysteries are my favorite and Walter Mosley is one of my favorite authors.

4). I love to cook! While I am researching I am watching the cooking channel at the same time.The Neelys and Paula Deen are my favorites(love Sunny too). The Neelys made some Pasta Lemon Chicken(you have to try this, you can get the recipe online). Wow my boys just love this dish. I like to bake also. Really like trying different recipes and cooking dishes that are sometime way beyond my reach.

5). I plan to get back into my travels. My mom plans a trip every year and this is the 3rd year in a row that I have not went with her. She will be in GREECE for Thanksgiving and I will miss her dearly as always. Last trip we took together was BERMUDA. Had a ball. Miss spending time with my mom. As we all know those memories can be very important!!

6). I do plan to to broaden my horizon within the next year. I have met my limit at my current employment and might really need to do something about that soon.

7). I really love Tweeting with my Genealogy Family!! I have really met some really nice People that have guided me and taught me to follow the SPIRITS of the Ancestors!

I nominate these Blogs for the Kreativ Award:

1. I Never Knew My Faather
2. Family Stories                               
3. KinFolk News
4. Find Your folks
5. Herstoryan
6. Spence-Lowrey Family History
7. Little Bytes of Life

Thanks Again for the nomination, and I hope you learned something about me that you did not know!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


In Honor of my Grandfather ROBERT LEE SMITH served in the UNITED STATES ARMY in World War II from 1942-1946.

Not quite sure of what his duties were, but from what mom said-He did serve overseas and did see some action.

Now I know some of us think WAR is wrong, but I am ever so THANKFUL for those MEN and WOMEN who fought for our FREEDOM and SAFETY!!

I also want to honor my brother whom still is in the service.
I love you ARMY DRILL SGT GREGORY ALLEN MATHIS. Thank you so much for protecting OUR Families.

To all the VETERANS all over the WORLD-I SALUTE YOU!!