So Blessed …

July 9, 2012 | Posted in: Faith, Family, God's faithfulness, Marriage, Thankful

The last several months has been a very recognizable and blessed time in my life and for our family – definitely providing reminders of how faithful God is.  A trip to the Mexican Riviera, time with my daughter as we got ready for her wedding, sweet time with our  family and then a most memorable, beautiful wedding day for Nic & Audrianna.  How God continues to show His love to me…

During the reception, I stood back and looked at the goodness God has given me – my husband of 30 1/2 years, my daughters and their husbands, my grandson, my parents and our many friends who helped us so very much…. I cannot even begin to express the overwhelming thankfulness and love I felt.

Over the next several days I will be sharing various photos from the many events that I mentioned here.  And then in August I am planning a total Blog Make-Over to keep up with my current life callings.  There have been so many changes in the past years that my current blog needs to be updated!!

Before the wedding….

A dear little Grandson celebrates his 2nd Birthday with a train cake at our house.

Nana has made each of  the brides a lovely book detailing their wedding along with her thoughts.  She and my Dad took Audrianna and I out to breakfast to present it to her.

The men now outnumber the women in our family – how did this happen??  My husband enjoys reminding us of how our family of girls now has more guys than girls!!

We were so glad that Josiah was here to make our family complete for this special celebration.

Nic &  Audrianna enjoying a their Rehearsal Dinner at a quaint Carriage House with a wonderful dinner provided by Nic’s Mom.  It was a special evening.

Jason & Alycia enjoying the evening – it seems like their wedding was just celebrated (September 2010)!

A happy little boy with his Mama.  Joey did so well the entire wedding weekend – he is such a joy to all of us!

This is our original core family.

This is our current family.  We are so BLESSED!!  I wonder how many more will be added to this family over the years.


This is the verse that I have featured on the heritage table at each of the weddings and it is perfect verse to end this post…

“For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100:5

I am a humble receiver of the saving grace that Christ provided to me through his death and resurrection. My calling is as a wife to Bill, my husband of 34 years, a mother to 3 gifted daughters & 3 fine son-in-laws, and Grammie to my very sweet grandchildren. I love living in our community, spending time with people from all walks of life (I honestly can talk to anyone about anything) , studying and discussing God’s Word and always being with my family. Life and relationships are a gift that I treasure everyday.


  1. Rebecca F
    July 9, 2012

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    Love love love this post, Sandy! What an amazing 2 years of events for one family! And I like what you said about Bill always having all girls around and now the men outnumber – good for him! Our family did that too! My dad always wanted a little boy in our family of all girls and now he has 4 little grandsons. Many more fun times ahead for the Joseph family. Miss you!! Love, Rebecca

    • sandrajo
      July 9, 2012

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      Thanks Rebecca – you have no idea how much I miss you as well. I love seeing the photos of your family – they always make me smile and give thanks for how God has blessed you and your family.

  2. Jill woods
    July 9, 2012

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    Another wonderful post, Sandra! The photos are so wonderful and we can put a face with your list of blessings.

  3. Kim Smith
    July 9, 2012

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    This is so beautiful Sandy!! God is so so awesome!!! My prayer is for my children to have that desire to know and LOVE the Lord always. I see that in you and your family. Your blog encourages me so much esp with all the blessings He has given you and your family.

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