13 Things I’ve Learned From Posting 1000 Posts!!!!!!!!!

I have reached a milestone!!! Today I’m posting my

1000th post!

Here are 13 things I’ve learned from posting 1000 posts!!!!!

1-It’s ok to be yourself. 

I have learned that even though I’m not perfect, I am lovable.


2-It’s a great way to tell your story. 

I love to read over my stories and relive my experiences.

3-I love to talk about my family, and their history.

I have wonderful children! My grand baby is adorable! My ancestors are the bomb! We are all basically pretty great people!!!


4-It’s actually very fun to have a blog.

It’s a happy, fun, exciting place to share my life!

5-I have lots of heroes, friends, and memories.

My heroes are the good examples in my life. I try to emulate their lives. My friends are golden and I wouldn’t trade them for anything. Well, my memory may go, but I’ll still have my blog.

6-Funny things happen in life.

Laughter really is the best medicine. I wrote a post once about laughing at inappropriate times, and yes I have been known to do that. I just innocently try to live my life and funny stuff just happens. I start to giggle and it’s all over. Next thing you know I have a stomach cramp, and tears are streaming down my face. I am thankful that I laugh easily. Life is too short to not laugh hysterically when the opportunity presents it’s self.

7-There are some wonderful movies and TV shows out there.

Dory: “Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming….what do we do we swim, swim!”

I need that reminder a lot.

8-Sometimes I don’t Have anything to say, believe it or not. And that’s ok.

I have been amazed at the lack of things to say, or when I can’t think of anything to post. I never thought I’d see the day. I am very social, I can talk to anyone, but I do like to be by myself and just sit still and read or relax sometimes.

9-Life is busy!

Life is busier than ever before. We’re all busy. It makes living adventurous! Sometimes finding time to do a blog post is very difficult, but I’m always glad when I do.

10-I really love Sunday’s the Best!


Peaceful, inspirational, and spiritual! Spending the day thinking about God and His precious gifts, and looking for ways to bless others lives!

11-The world is full of Beautiful Places!


Always focus on the beauty in this world. We are so blessed by Father above to live in such a beautiful place. Look for the beauty!

12-I have learned lot’s of lesson’s. 

I’m so glad I’ve written them down. I love to learn and I’m glad that challenges are not wasted by having to repeat difficult times. I so appreciate the lessons!

13-It takes a long time to write 1000 posts. 

Who knew it would take almost 5 years of blogging to reach 1000 posts, but I did it!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!

Family History Friday: A Good Place to Start!

If you are just a beginner at doing Family History it can be very overwhelming.

A great place to start is at the National Archives website.

You can find it here! It has a tab for how to:

Start Your Family Research,

also how to Explore your Resources, also it gives you help with Tools. 

And I can’t forget the tabs for Researching the Records.

It’s a great place to get help and do research!

Go check it out!

Happy Family History Friday! Love, Joy

*Family Words*

Puvis  [puh-vis]

Once while my sister-in-law and family were watching a movie, when our nephew Sean was quite young, he got up to get something. As he got up, someone in the room asked him to get an item for them, then someone else asked him to get something for them. Finally, Sean said very firmly, “I’m not the puvis!” 

Well, the family decided that he must have thought that it meant that he was not the slave. So ever since then, when someone asks too much of another person in our family, it’s not uncommon to hear the person say, “I’m not the puvis!”

*Family Words*

Psychico  [ˈsīkeeko]

One day Flexy came home from school, he was in 1st grade at the time, and was telling me all about his day. He said they had fun at recess, but that the 1st grade girls kept chasing them and kissing them. That’s when he said, “Those girls are psychico! They’re crazy, and they know where your going!” That explanation floored me. “They are crazy (psycho), and they know where you’re going (psychic).” This is coming from a six year old. Wow!
We still use the word psychico in our home all the time. Funny!
What a cute Flexy!

*Family Words*

I don’t know about you, but at our home we have some words that are completely our own. The reason why they are our own is that we made them up.

One day Kelsey was trying to help Emily work through something that she was upset about. I asked her “What’s the problem?” Kelsey said “I’m just trying to consooth Emily.” In case you wondered, that is “console” and “sooth” together. What a darling little girl!! When I am struggling, I love it when I get “consoothed.” It really helps me feel better.

Remember that word. You have our permission to use it!!