Hello World!

Dear Friends, how are you? I hope life has been good to you!

I’ve had a relaxing break, accomplished some tasks on a to-do list, and have enjoyed time away from the computer. I confess to have returned to Facebook earlier than blogland, simply because I haven’t been writing. I think my muse started her holiday vacation early and I just hope she comes back soon! 

I couldn’t wait to return until after the holidays, as I’ve missed you all, but it’ll be a slow process. I don’t even have a poem for this post, but rather a photo of what I’m beginning to do for this time of year!
Take one if you’d like. 🙂

Christmas cookies 2014

And so I need to start traveling around the land of blogs now, but I leave you with a holiday quote:

“Christmas isn’t so much about opening presents, but about opening our hearts.”

Sending you all virtual hugs and wishing you much Love, Peace and Happiness throughout this holiday season.

See you soon! Lauren

 

Time to put my feet up

Hi All,

It’s that time again…time to put my feet up
or I should say “recess from social media.”
All is fine, but I need a breather from the computer.
I’ve taken a few in the past and I know most of us come
to the same conclusion at some time in our “blogging careers.” 🙂

I’m not sure how long, but it could last through the holidays
where I’d return in January 2015. So if that happens,
I send wishes for a Happy Halloween,
many blessings at Thanksgiving,
a wonderful holiday season, Merry Christmas
and a Happy and Safe New Year!

But before I go, I just want to thank you all again
for your wonderful visits and feedback,
for your continued support that
encourages me to keep writing from the heart.
I will always remain humble and appreciative.

With much love and virtual hugs and Cheers!

Lauren ♥

glasses

See you next year! ♥

Dear Friends,

It’s been a busy time now with our daughter home from college for the holidays and hubby and I are enjoying our full house again with her and our son! So I haven’t been online as much and I’m sorry for missing your wonderful posts. I always feel really bad when I can’t stay caught up. Anyway, this will be the last one for me for 2013. However, I’ll still try to visit blogs when I can..
I won’t completely fall off the radar! 🙂

I wish you an abundance of love, peace, laughter and many new wonderful memories during this holiday season. And a big “Thank You” for your visits, as well as, for supporting the arrival of my debut poetry book. I appreciate all of you!  Sending many hugs, much love and I wish you a safe and Happy New Year, too!
I’ll see you in 2014! ♥

copper by fireplace at Xmas

May this holiday find you smiling
Enjoying priceless times with loved ones
Rejoicing in the birth of our Dear Savior
Realizing your blessings and finding peace
Yearning for the Holy birthday of the year
Caring for others who need their spirits lifted
Hosting family and friends in cozy get-togethers
Remembering, any act of kindness is truly a gift
Imagining the festive spirit throughout the New Year
Seeing the delight and wonder through a child’s eyes
Taking time and letting God’s loving light shine through you
Making magical moments that will turn into precious memories
Allowing yourself tranquility in the midst of the seasonal chaos
Silently saying a prayer for those who are in need of God’s healing grace

Lauren Scott © 2011 (re-post)
Photo: Our Lovable Lab, Copper,
enjoying the warmth of the fire…♥

Waiting for Santa

Christmas tree Michael took

 

Magic fills the air tonight; Rudolph leads the way
as they’ll land on the roof in the big, glorious sleigh

Her enthusiasm is charming; she’s bursting with glee
making cookies for Santa to set by the tree

It sparkles with colors, all shiny and bright
with tinsel and popcorn and lights of white

She sets the cookies where he won’t miss them
with a bowl of carrots so the reindeer can have some

As darkness arrives, her bedtime is near
inside her heart, she’s holding great cheer

With one eye open, she’s too excited to sleep
but slumber prevails so she hears not a peep

She rises with the sun, joyfully wiggling
waking her parents with constant giggling

They enter the room to find many surprises,
gifts hugging their tree in all different sizes

She was thrilled to see only cookie crumbs lie
and the carrots were eaten by reindeer in the sky

Their tree was so pretty, standing tall and proud
She hugged Mommy and Daddy and thanked Santa out loud

May we all experience the magic of this Holiday Season
with childlike excitement~

Lauren Scott © 2013
(revised from 2011)
Photo credit to my son

Sending Warm Holiday Wishes ♥

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

It’s been three months since I’ve blogged
and I’ve missed you all! 
This acrostic poem is from last year,
but the meaning is just as sincere.
Some of you know why I’ve been absent and for now,
things are stable, but I’m still unsure about returning
to blogland. However, I couldn’t let this year end
without sending my sincere holiday wishes.
So, I wish for you Love, Peace, Hope and Miracles
this Christmas season and not only in the New Year to come,
but for forever~

Hugs and Blessings,
Lauren

May this holiday find you smiling

Enjoying priceless times with loved ones

Rejoicing in the birth of our Dear Savior

Realizing your blessings and finding peace

Yearning for the Holy birthday of the year

Caring for others who need their spirits lifted

Hosting family and friends in cozy gatherings

Remembering, a small act of kindness is a big gift

Imagining the festive spirit throughout the New Year

Seeing the delight and wonder through a child’s eyes

Taking time and letting God’s loving light shine through you

Making magical moments that will turn into precious memories

Allowing yourself tranquility in the midst of the seasonal chaos

Silently saying a prayer for those who are in need of God’s healing grace

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

© LScott 2011

Father’s Day Haiku ♥

 

For your nurturing

and laying the foundation

We celebrate You!

Happy Father’s Day to
my Dad (we know Mom’s watching over you),
my Father-in-Law,
my Husband and the many
“fathers” in my family.

I love you all more than words can say~
and to all the Father’s around the globe,
may you all have a wonderful day!

Photo credit: Google.com

MEMORIAL DAY MEMORIES AND WISHES XO

Hello Everyone,

I’ll be away this weekend spending
time with my Dad and Sisters,
so I’ll lose blogging momentum,
once again.
If I’m unable to catch up,
I hope your understanding continues
and I’ll see you next week.

Additionally, along with all
the bbqs, gatherings with family
and friends, I sincerley hope
we all remember what this
holiday is genuinely all about…

“OUR MILITARY GAVE UP THEIR TOMORROWS
SO WE COULD HAVE OURS”

It is the 
VETERAN
,
 not the preacher,
 who has given us freedom of religion.

  
It is
the
VETERAN,
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

   

It is
the
 VETERAN,
 
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

  It is
the
VETERAN,
 not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the
VETERAN
who
salutes the Flag,
 


 
It is
the

VETERAN
who serves
under the Flag,
 

 

ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD,

AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM~

“THESE ARE TRUE AMERICAN IDOLS

BLESSINGS FOR A SAFE AND COMPASSIONATE

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND~

Lauren xo




FREEWAY MADNESS HOLIDAY HAIKU TRILOGY

These were written for fun, but, honestly,
holiday travel can be a bit daunting,
even though we love road trips!
Hope you enjoy! 🙂

I. OBSERVATION

Driving or flying?
Benefit of tailgating?
Reckless road traveled

II. CONSTRUCTIVE CHANGES

More Innovation
Eco friendly progression
Helping Mother Earth

III. NIGHT ROLLING

Black sky surrounding
Red eyes watching us closely
Keeping our distance

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