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hot… cold… hot… cold…


second-guessing the weather!

Just a few weeks ago, we had a some pretty warm days…


2 days later it snowed — a lot! I’m talking 8-9 inches of snow! Enough to close the state offices, which almost never happens.


The next week, all the snow melted and the temps stayed in the 60s…

Yesterday when I left work it was 84 degrees…
this morning it was 40 degrees…

How’s a person supposed to know what to wear?

How’s a person supposed to get used to it?

Crazy? …that’s Tennessee weather.

At least the work week is half over…


God bless you!


Copyright © 2013-2015 DJ Mynatt


Heading towards the snow…


Heading towards the snow!

We’re getting ready to head towards Huntsville… this week they received nine inches of snow (and ice). But that’s where we’re going.

Crazy? …probably.

Scared? …definitely.

Still going? …yup.


If we make it back, I’ll let you know.

God bless you!


Copyright © 2013-2015 donnasfamilylife.

Tribute to my friend…




I met Carolyn Lewis and her husband Fred at a Shoney’s Restaurant in Knoxville in 2009… I was dating Fred’s cousin Dan at the time and we all met — unexpectedly — when Fred and Carolyn passed through Knoxville on their travels…

I know they did volunteer work, helping to build churches, but they also took time to enjoy South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and many other states while traveling in their big motorhome.

Carolyn and I became friends, and we corresponded about many things — family, life, church, grandchildren, books, blogs, surgeries!

She has been such a huge source of encouragement to me — I hope she received as much from our friendship as I did.

After a surgery last September, she shared with me that they had found cancer. I won’t go into any other details, except to say that God called her home yesterday, January 29, 2014.


I’m going to miss her SO MUCH. But I know that I’ll see her again — a grand reunion in the sky.

Until then, I ask for your prayers…

God bless you!


Copyright © 2013-2015 donnasfamilylife.

snow… what snow?


Where’s the snow!


Yesterday it began to snow… some weather reports stated we were in for a blizzard! They were even calling it the blizzard of 2015!
This is what we expected…
We would have loved this…
But nope. nada. nothing.

I guess it’s just not meant to be — at least in Middle Tennessee.
God bless you!


Copyright © 2013-2015 donnasfamilylife.

survival of the fittest…


Everyone survived!


We’ve visited our favorite bookstores… and it’s time to head back home.

I’m not sure why it always seems much closer driving back home — it used to seem farther when we first moved away for some strange reason, but now it seems to take less and less time. The fact that we’re heading back on a Friday night — and in the past it was usually around midnight when we got home… just might have something to do with it. Tonight we made it back before 11pm.


And too often we are usually involved in one or more traffic jams — tonight it was rare to even have to cancel the cruise control but for a few, short times!

My daughter’s visit went great. She came through like a trooper.

Dr. Haws is the best dentist I’ve found in 50 years… and a great blessing to our family!

…by the way, the homemade pumpkin bread was a huge crowd pleaser!

God bless you!


© Donna J. Mynatt 2015

who’s afraid of the big bad… dentist?


FUN times planned for tomorrow…


Actually we LIKE our dentist! He’s really good and we don’t get upset when it’s time for our next visit.

…except for the 3-hour drive back to Knoxville.

At least it’s another day spent with my family — those are always a blessing.

It is Rachel’s turn — again. She’ll be seeing the dentist once a month for a few months, until she’s caught up on some necessary work.

…and she’s taking them some of her homemade pumpkin bread (do I smell a bribe?)

God bless you!


© Donna J. Mynatt 2015

cabin fever…


Home Sweet Home…

I think the kiddies are getting a bit of cabin fever…

They haven’t been anywhere since Sunday. Oh, they’ve been outside to play with Sophie (the cat) but we just haven’t needed to go anywhere. And they’re getting a little restless.

So… tomorrow we’re planning a trip to the mall. I’m certain this will cheer them up, as they both have Build-a-Bear gift cards to spend!


God bless you!


© Donna J. Mynatt 2015

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