Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
The sweet potatoes are done the fresh homemade dinner rolls are finished. My dear husband all ready had a pan full of hot rolls with melted butter and jam. He was enjoying himself greatly. I made a extra pan of sweet potato last night my dh does not like sweet potato but he was enjoying the pan of them last night.
This year the sweet potato's are even more special since my 12 yr old son grew them from his Mimi's little sprouts of potato's from last year. He has nurtured them all year just for today. He had the privilege of digging them up. Jon washed them for him and then yesterday we cooked up about 8 cups worth. The boys seem to think they will get their Aunt Arla to actually try them this year. Good luck with that one, let you know if they succeed with this goal.
It is always a great feeling when everyone is happy. Just as JoyfulHomeMaker said in her post over pies. Make a pie see how happy your home becomes.
For a laugh go here to Motley Moms. I was laughing in between the uh my's. I still have know idea what hangover is..........
Enjoy and have BLESSED DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, November 24, 2008
The girls showing off their new dresses that their mommies just made. Arla made 3 of these for her girls and I made Marissa one to go with her cousins. It is fun to dress up alike.
The Collin is standing in the middle playing the viola solo with 2 others and Jon is sitting with cello in the black suit. This is my favorite picture since it has both of my boys playing. Jon has some Elvis feeling blood, he dances while playing.
This is from the back side of the house looking out to the front. This is hard to look at for me right now. I am working on what God is teaching, so I am rejoicing in having this oppurtunity to enjoy the country living, the peace, and the quite that came with it. My children will never forget what they learned. My 2nd son had his dream of owning a horse (we had 3) come true for a time. So yes lots of wonderful blessing are in this picture.
God has more wonderful blessings for us. I believe they involve family this time. We will be back down living right in with all of hubbies family. My sil Arla and I have wanted to be more like sister for years but just didn't get there. I think it is timing, GODS!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Thank you my God believing friends and family and thank you for caring for us.
Arla thank you for thinking of me and giving me so many wonderful gifts this year.
As for the what else is happening during the move. 3 of our children are preparing for their 1st violin recital on Monday. We are so excited they have really taken their music so much more serious this year.
Be glad to have this all over and get into school and a routine again. Really miss having school with my children. I have been receiving a blessing from this break. I have heard lots of things we have studied come back out. Here I was feeling they were not paying attention as they should during science. Joke is on me they were and is has been a wonderful reaffirmation that we made the right choice to homeschool.
Tomorrow is a sewing day need my skirt for the recital. Will post a picture when done with it.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The funny thing is my husband and I always forget our anniversary. No kidding both of us forget every year. Thank you to my mother in law, she always remembers. It is not something we just want to let go by so, I am real happy she remembers for us.
Happy Anniversary to my dear wonderful husband! Thanks for putting up with me all these years! It has not been easy all these years. At times I fell in love with you all over again.
Monday, November 10, 2008
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FOR TODAY November 10, 2008...
Outside my window...It is sunny, looks as it will be another beautiful day
I am thinking...how much I dislike being sick
I am thankful for...that with all the trials my family has gone thru this year. We have had a blessing to go with each trial.
From the learning rooms...more hands on then text these few weeks as we are overwhelmed with a upcoming move. It is taking most of my mental and emotional and physcical strength to deal with what is going with us, what is being sold, what is being trashed and what will we put into storage.
From the kitchen...I need to be making bread for dinner
I am wearing...my pj's there is a chill in the air and I don't want to move yet.
I am creating...this blog before my day and my husband getting moving.
I am going...to violin with my children today we look forward to Mondays and Wednesday
I am reading...ABend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks. Finially finish my last book
I am hoping...I have many especially involving all the trials we are going thru
I am hearing..my 2 of 4 children in the kitchen getting their cereal.
Around the house...a light pick up and laundry as always
One of my favorite things..reading blogs from other christian God believing women.
A few plans for the rest of the week: moving more things into Aunt Mary's since that is where we will be living for abit.
Here is picture thought I am sharing...this picture says so much to me. Reminds me of New England where I grew up. The beauty of the leaves the nature's beauty that God created for us.
This is a working grain mill from 1830 in Tennesse. We have been eating flour from this mill my mother in law brought back from here trip.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
I do really like the dissapearing 9 nine patch pattern. Today I am finishing up the edges and then head to the store for the batting and backing. It will be awhile for the actual quilting to begin since I am already lap quilting another one at the moment... Thought of trying the machine quilting just not sure yet.
I didn't get a picture of it, wish I had. This week she made the fruits of the spirit, out of pictures of her children! How awesome! Maybe after the move and we are living around the corner I can convince her to help do one of my children.
Arla's talents are endless and it will be real nice to have her help me.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Can I see God daily? Yes.
I have to make it a point to see him and the blessings that have come in this storm. Have blessing come with this trial? YES!
Does it make all the pain stop? No.
I keep telling myself God has shown to many times to me that he does not quite on me. So I am not going to quite on him now. Trials always have a end. The lesson in this one just doesn't stop.
I don't want to deal with anything anymore. I am trying to surround myself with happy, postive, God loving thoughts. I am wiped out emotionly.
Last night it was confirmed we are on the court record for forclosure. The wheels are in motion finially. The wheels my husband and I knew were going to happen couple months ago. We have been just in a holding pattern and prayer. What the time frame is now? I don't know. What we do know is it is getting closer and harder. We are loosing our dream, along with the rest of America.
I am not trying to have a pity party, I am just hurting. Very badly today. I can't pretend everything is great I believe in God he will take care of me.
I hurt right now!!!!!!!!!!
Tomorrow I may have my head up again, maybe.
Praise God through it all, I am trying too.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I so badly want to win, this quilt is the most beautiful quilt I have seen. So, wish I was that good at quilting. You can go to her site and read the story that goes along with the quilt giveaway. Very touching and thoughtful story of everyone involved.
If you would like a chance to win. Go to her site leave a comment for 1 chance to win then if you blog about it and put it in your side bar you are entered to win even more. Good luck winning.
With the weather cold and warm every couple of days the children have started the season off with colds. So the fresh air is definitly needed to air the house out.
I am almost done then I will be back to the quilt. The strips are sewn and cut. It is sitting waiting for me to sew the squares together for the 9 block then cut again. I am really enjoying the making of this quilt. I may go out and sit on the deck later with the other quilt that am in the process of actually hand quilting each square.
Finally finished reading the book "The Rescue" by Nicholas Sparks. Awesome book the last 3-4 chapter had me crying and stomach all leaping. I know it is only a story book but at times I could really feel what she felt. Those kind of books that can draw you in like that are the best. Just love Nicholas Sparks writing. Next on the list is "A Bend in the Road".
I will try to post some pictures of the quilt in the making, later.
Monday, November 3, 2008
FOR TODAY NOVEMBER 5, 2008
Outside My Window... IT IS SUNNY THE WINDOWS ARE OPEN FRESH AIR IS COMING IN THE SOUNDS ARE QUITE (HOW I WILL MISS THE PEACE WHEN WE MUST MOVE).
I am thinking... OF THE SCHOOL WORK AHEAD FOR TODAY
I am thankful for...WE ARE ABLE TO GET UP AND PRAISE OUR GOD
From the learning rooms...WE ARE REVEIWING OUR MATH AND LLATL TO BEGIN THE DAY
From the kitchen... WE HAVE CANDY APPLES.
I am wearing... STILL IN A NIGHTGOWN I MADE LAST NIGHT, IT IS SO COMFORTABLE I WANT TO SPEND THE DAY IN IT.
I am creating... A QUILT
I am hoping... TO HAVE A PRODUCTIVE DAY IN THE CLASSROOM
I am hearing... HEARING THE NOISES OF CHILDREN NOT ON THEIR TASKS SINCE MOM IS AT THE COMPUTER.
Around the house... CHORES ARE MOSTLY DONE AND SMELLS OF FALL
A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week: SCHOOL, SCHOOL AND SEW
Here is picture thought I am sharing...