Monday, October 31, 2016


For the VERY FIRST TIME, in my whole entire life, I made it to the top of the mountain hiking!!! It took me two hours to hike up and two hours back down, and 30 minutes to chill and take pictures on top!!! So it was a grand total of 5 hours up and down!!! I know that hiking to the top of a mountain may not seem like a big deal, buuuuuut FOR ME, its a HUGE DEAL!!! There is NO way I could have done this hike without these two sticks to dig in and keep my balance, there were some parts that were soooo steep I had NO idea how to go accept almost sit down and slide...This is BY FAR, THE HARDEST THING I HAVE EVER PHYSICALLY ACCOMPLISHED IN MY LIFE!!!
The moment you decide that TODAY IS THE DAY,
you will climb to the top of that mountain!!!
On my way up!!!
Taking a little rest!!!
Annnnnd I KEEP GOING!!!

You guys have NO IDEA, how many times I ALMOST turned around!!!

Buuuuuuuuuuuuut I kept going!!!
Annnnnnnnnnd FINALLY you see the peak, ONE LAST, BIG CLIMB!!!
I know that doesn't look like anything more than a little hill, buuuuut it really was BIG and steep, the picture really couldn't capture that!!!!

Annnnnnnnnnd then THE MOMENT YOU DO IT...
your standing on the peak!!!
You guys have NO IDEA how happy I was when I reached the top and was standing on that peak!!! I felt such exileration!!! I was like shouting out, JESUS!!! Thank you Jesus!!! Annnnnnnd just to be honest with you all, it turned into a little worship service up there on that mountain peak!!!
I was just chilling and worshipping God up there!!!
I really thought I was all alone, just ME and Jesus!!! Buuuuuuuuuuuut I guess you could say that THE NEXT HIKER up the mountain got a LITTLE more than he anticipated when he got to the top as well with my worshipping God up there!!! Hee, hee!!!
Annnnnnnnnnd this is me, HI!!! This is my FIRST TIME hiking to the top!!!!
Heres a few scenic pictures!!!
The view truly was BEAUTIFUL!!!
The pictures really don't give the view justice!!!
It was awesome!!!
Sooooooooo cool being that high up

Annnnnnnnnnnnd knowing you were that high, BECAUSE YOU CLIMBED IT!!!

Paradise Valley!!!
The sunset was BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Something I always wanted to do was read my Bible at the top, it was so cool just sitting there reading on top of that peak!!! You all have gotta do that some time!!!
Sunset behind me...

Weeeeeeeeeeeeellllll I better start heading back!!!

That moment in your hike back down when you realize that you probably should have started back sooner!!!

You'd be surprised how much light the moon actually puts out tho...I MADE IT BACK by 8!!! Soooooooooooo I probably won't be doing the whole hike up to often right now, considering that it took me 5 hours up and down, buuuuuuuuuut I WILL do it again!!! For now I'll probably just hike up for 30-45 minutes and then head back down, thatll be at least an hour of exercise!!!
Buuuuuuuuuuuuut I DID IT YOU GUYS,
I DID IT!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Happy Sunday!!!

Catch Up with Jesus | Blessed from My Head To-Ma-Toes | Granted, this Kerusso Christian t-shirt is a touch goofy, but it is sure to get conversations started wherever you go. There's nothing like a no
Talking to a little lady in our church this morning, she's 81, she looks like she's in her 60's, but she was telling me, I'm 81 years old and I didn't want to get up this morning, MY body said NO, buuuuuuuut THE HOLY GHOST said, "GET UP!!!" LOL It's ALWAYS worth it going to church!!! We'll be blessed from THE TOP OF OUR HEADS, TO-MA-TOES!!! AHAHA!!!
"I was glad when they said unto me: Let us go into the house of the Lord!" (Psalm 122:1)
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, October 28, 2016


Sooooooooooo this morning was my two month after surgery check in with the surgeon annnnnnd I carfully picked out what I was going to wear, I wanted to show off to my doctor just how good I was know, help him to really know that I was doing a good job and all that JAZZ!!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllll, he was SUPERRRRR impressed with my blood pressure, 120 over 77, he said that was PERFECT...buuuuuuuuuuut NOT quite as impressed with my REALLY, REALLY, REALLY CUUUUUTE OUTFIT!!!   Said I need to trade out my flip-flops for running shoes!!!! I'm like, duuuuude the wear sneakers every day of the week, besides Sundays, the ONE TIME I DONT... BOO!!!
Doc didn't care about how good I thought I was looking, buuuuuuuuut you guys wanna see right????
I've lost 42 pounds so far!!!
Woooooooooohooooooooooooo!!!! about 100ish to go!!!! The average weight loss is about 3-5 pounds a week and then there's several days of the last two days...grrrrrrrrr!!! I didn't want to bore everyone to death by continually talking about weight loss but a lot of people of been asking me and wanting to see pics...that's just ONE, trust me, there's A LOT MORE...heh, heh,  if you want MORE, email me!!!! AHAHAHA!!! Weeeeeellll I promise to eventually write more about this whole process on my weight loss blog, before and after pics, etc...buuuuut enjoy that for now!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

IF I were a...

knock knock
Seriosley, we ALL have our CAREER LIMITATIONS, thankfully to YOU ALL, I do know mine!!!! You all remember my WALMART CASHIER incident eh?!?! (Actually can't remember if I blogged about that...hmmmm!!!) AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! cracked me up tho!!! Hee, hee!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Soooooooooo when we're in NYC my sis buys one of these hot pink fluff balls from one of the street vendors in China Town. She says as an after thought that she is going to put it on her work bag! Later on she's like, I don't know if I'm going to use it! I'm like, WHY??? She's like, I mean, don't you think i'm kind of OLD to be walking around with that on my bag??? I'm like, IDK, I shrug my shoulders, is there a limit on how long you can have CUUUUTE STUFF???
She's like, I don't know...I'm like, THERESA, I have tons of them, I wear them ALL THE TIME!!! She's like, I KNOW,

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll, GUESS WHO is NOW the proud owner of a NEW HOT PINK FLUFF BALL??????
YES, your's TRUELY!!! Hee, hee!!!
P.S. I just want to thank God for this NEW fashion of fluff balls that is sweeping the nation, its SUCH a MARYISH trend!!! I LOOOOOOOVE FLUFFY!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, October 24, 2016

Happy Monday!!!

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"This is the day which the Lord hath made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!" (Psalm 118:24)
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. And maybe some glitter!!! ;))))

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Happy Sunday!!!

A Sunday well spent brings a week of content. See more Gap-isms.:
♪All day long, I've been with Jesus, it has been a GLORIOUS DAY!!! ♪♫♪
It's gonna be a GOOOOOD WEEK IN JESUS NAME!!! :)))))
"I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord!" (Psalm 122:1)
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Your name might be MARY IF...

If you turn your brother's
Uhaul moving truck into a...
 Fashion runway!!!
While helping move him and his wife!!! Hee, hee!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

They don't need desserts, BECAUSE...

So the other day, Betty gave me some REAL coffee beans her and her aunt brought back from Ethiopia...Still gotta figure out where to grind these
I was telling Hanna about it and then I was like, You know, I was researching Ethiopian food on the internet and you guys have NO DESSERT of your own, I thought that was kind of odd!!! The paraphrasion of our convo went something like this, I mean, they say you can get dessert in Ethiopia, BUUUUT it's NOT an Ethiopian dessert, they're all European desserts. So Hanna was like, yeah I know, I don't know why we don't have any of our own desserts, So i'm like, yeah, I mean, can't someone do something sweet with the injera or something??? So then Hanna's like, but you know what, WE DON"T NEED TO HAVE OUR OWN DESSERT...
The birthplace of coffee! My afrochic home would HAVE to honor the blessing of coffee by image, smell, taste and color.:
that was our contribution to the world!
I'm like, Weeeeeeeeeeeeelllll that's really can't argue with that!!! Hee, hee!!!
Yes, it's true people, ETHIOPIANS were the FIRST, {that we know of}, to discover COFFEE!!! It is a well known fact by coffee addicts that COFFEE is NATIVE ONLY TO THE COUNTRY OF ETHIOPIA!!! You can read more about it HERE!!!
Coffee Humor | From Funny Technology - Google+ via Peter Angerani:
Next time you wake up early, and your struggling to that cup of coffee, as you take that FIRST, glorious sip, YOU KNOW LONGER have to wonder WHO you should thank for the invention of coffee...
Better yet, JUST THANK...

HANNA!!! :))))
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Mirror, Mirror!!!

Sooooooo a couple of weeks ago  I was looking at myself in the mirror in the foyer while we were all sitting around talking and stuff...Weeeeeellll someone caught me checking myself out...LOL... annnnnd they're like all joking with me, "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?" Without thinking twice about it, annnnd I was totally JOKING when I said it, buuuut I'm all like,
 Psssssshhhhh...I don't NEED to ask THE MIRROR NOTHING...
Everyone's like WOW MARY, WOW!!! I was laughing TO HARD at the moment to even TRY to defend my statement...that's the thing with ME... I say something that sounds conceited...then I end up laughing HYSTERICALLY...
gonna tell ME,
 weather or not

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Because I was single!

I remember after my mom died, I was slightly offended at God for taking her from me, while I was still single. I had always plannned that when I got married, my dad would be on one side of me and my mom would be on the other side of me to walk me down the aisle when I got married. When she couldn't walk anymore, I even talked to her about it, we had made plans that my brother would wheel her and I could still hold her hand as I walked down that aisle, and NOW, that dream died, she would NEVERRRR walk with me down the aisle. When My mom died, that part of my dream went with her. I would ask God, WHY couldn't I have gotten married sooner OR WHY couldn't you have just kept her a little longer??? You coulda done it God, YOUR GOD, You can do ANYTHING!!!! It took me some time to work out my hurt with God.
Sometimes Being single, especially the older you get, there are often so many things that you'll think, IF ONLY I was married. Buuuuuut one of the things I realized the other day that has really helped me is that what God actually DID was sooooo MUCH GREATER than what I had planned!!! I realized the other day,
BECAUSE I WAS SINGLE with no kids,
I WAS THE ONE that got to spend the nights with my mom in the hospital with her til she died. BECAUSE I WAS SINGLE, I was the one that was with my mom the night she had her vision of heaven. I'll never forget the absolute awe she was in after seeing what she saw or the longing she had to go...heaven became a little realer to me!!! WHAT a blessing that was to me in my life!!! We had so many heart-to-heart talks, I'll NEVERRRR regret one moment I spent with my mom...ALL BECAUSE I WAS SINGLE!!!
I Remember one night while we laid there trying to fall asleep, my mom thanked me for always staying with her. She said I know it may feel like your not really doing anything being here, but knowing that your here with me when I fall asleep at night makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!!!
Because I WAS SINGLE, I could bring comfort to my mom at the end of her life. BECAUSE I WAS SINGLE, I was there when she had her vision of heaven. I'll NEVER FORGET the awe in what she saw. Truly God's plan is greater than on our own plans, for I finally realize the other day, BECAUSE I WAS SINGLE, she will never hold my hand when I walk down the aisle to get married, BUT I got to hold her hand, AS SHE CROSSED OVER TO GLORY...All BECAUSE I WAS SINGLE!!! surely we serve a God who's plans are ALWAYS THE BEST!!!
"...who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”   (Esther 4:14) 
Don't let your singleness get you down, for you NEVERRR know what God is planning...God may just happen to have a mighty plan for your life, ALL BECAUSE YOU ARE SINGLE!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Happy Monday!!!

"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it" (Psalm 118:24)
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Happy Sunday!!!

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" I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord." (Psalm 122:1)
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, October 15, 2016