Friday, December 25, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
ABove--Rhianwen has a little Cinderella dress she puts on over her clothes. Here she is dancing to Christmas music. Her little brother joined in as well, but I didn't post a pic of him in the dancing.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
This is my granddaughter standing in the rain, about to pick out a tree. I love the quote of the week from her. After seeing the Disney movie on Cinderella she said, at some point,
"Princes don't wear pacifiers". She was especially referring to her one year old bro who has been using one to help with some teething issues. I love this quote and please remember to tell all your princes this fashion of the week statement.
Monday, December 7, 2009
I like what John Owen says in his book called, "the Glory of Christ":
"Christ is the meat, the bread, the food provided by God for your soul. And there is no higher spiritual nourishment in Christ than his mediatory love, and this you should always desire. In his love, Christ is glorious. No creatures, angels or men could have the least idea of it before it was revealed by Christ. And after it was seen in this world, it is still absolutely incomprehensible."
I like the focus of this time of the year--such a demonstration, such a revealing of Christ's nature.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I love this picture of my granddaughter. Notice the tea cup and the sippy cup!! I had to laugh. I think it was peppermint tea. She had her special finger toast and granola. The hat she wears every day ever since she watched Marry Poppins---she likes the Character called Burt (not sure how you spell it!!) . She always makes me laugh---I love this kid!! We spent time with them since our plane was leaving from their local airport when we went on our Seattle trip.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This is a cool bridge--you get better pics in the day when the lights are not on--it has a cathedral like effect
On the top of the bridge the Christmas lights are on!
The above home is a Bed and Breakfast at the Marina. There is something peaceful about walking in the evening!
I give thanks for the Beauty of all seasons and times.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I am thankful for how the Lord has helped my youngest son. I have written about this on my cottage blog. He didn't graduate from college this past spring because of one required course which he could not pass. He flunked it 3 times (with low 20's). We felt he ,therefore, would not graduate after putting so much time and effort into his college years! It was a very low point for us all! God used it immensely in my son's life to teach him humility, courage, dependency on God and so many other things.
His commander in ROTC told him he needed to make another try. We were against this---it didn't seem to make sence. However since ROTC had paid for much of his schooling ,we needed to follow his commander's advice. The college required him to take this course at their school. So since August he has been commuting 5 hours round trip, 3 times a week. (During the summer we sent him to spend a month with his older brother who works for Microsoft--this made sence since the course he was flunking was a difficult computer course ---his brother tutored him in the off hours. Since his brother is 3,000 miles away he has continued to help him online). We have been so blessed by all of this. He is averaging an A!!! We are all in shock.....but Lord willing, he will get his degree in December and his Second Lieutenant (gold bars).
It is amazing the kinds of lessons we as parents learn from our children. My youngest son has had difficulty all through his school years, but he has always pressed on and worked so diligently and has accomplished so many things that we really thought were impossible. I am thankful for the ways God has always opened doors for him and lead him step by step. All of this has tought me and continued to teach me much. I give thanks for God's patience and direction, His strength, and his provision with us all.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
This is a pic of my tree last year. But this year I hope to do it in red and white. (my hubby is at a local football game with his Dad and my son. I am watching a Clemson game on tv and doing some blogging--it is a gray windy day so I am glad I chose to remain here!!).
Anyways I would like to have a tree in both of my living rooms. But I only have one fake tree. I wish I had snuck (is that a word? ) another fake tree in my closet this year....but my hubby doesn't want all the clutter. I wish there was a free way to have a second tree--I keep thinking , thinking. When we lived up North I could go to the woods and find and cut one for free (in VT). But here there are just not Christmas trees in the wild. I live near the coast and swamps. I have thought of getting bare branches and painting them white and doing a weird thingy. Does anyone have any free ideas for making a tree. (now not many read this blog here of mine so I am not expecting a response!! Perhaps I will have to go ask at other blogs!!)
Sunday, November 8, 2009
It is Spiritual Sunday here . Click on the "here" to see what others have shared.
I have been so full of thankfulness lately. I am especially thankful for the eagerness to better know the Lord that has been exhibited by my two sons and daughter . I am so thankful for their love for the Lord and for their desire to study his Word and to engage in this study with fellow believers. It is great to see them excited about God, His Word, and what God is doing in their own lives. This has been so refreshing! It is a blessing because they are in the twenty and early thirty bracket where so many are not attending church etc. I am thankful for the ways God has chosen to work in each of their lives to bring them to this point.
I am so thankful for God's grace, mercy and forgiveness. I am thankful for his intimacy and His presence. I am also thankful for those times where, during the day, I can just stop, slow down a moment and enjoy His good gifts of family, nature, and beauty. His ways are sometimes not what I have expected, but there is always good that he blesses me with in the different situations if I just listen and look for Him.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Yes , I am being literal here!! I have been waiting and waiting for the nuts!! They finally are here!! I like these for a snack--just a few a day!! I think I will share this for show and tell at
Saturday, October 31, 2009
My poor hubby is standing outside giving treats to the 200-300 kids we get each year!! He gave up sitting inside!! But it is a balmy night in the 70's!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
It even had some old tapes in it (which I threw out---to my kids--don't worry it was not the old Christmas music).
On the other side I organized the round tablecloths, and pillow cases on the top, and the place mats on the bottom. Any clothes and other stuff I put where they belong!
I feel much better and now I have room if I need to add!! So thanks gang, for the inspiration to do this!!