Saturday, July 4, 2015

Ready To Celebrate

Happy 4th of July!
We're ready to celebrate!
Our subdivision parade is this morning.
Our grand kids always enjoy being in the parade.
We'll grill hamburgers for our celebration meal with homemade ice cream for dessert.
This is always a special day. 
I love making memories with my family.
We'll set up our little pool for the kiddos to enjoy.
Looking forward to watching fireworks tonight.
God Bless America!!!
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea, 
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free, 
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, 
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.  

God Bless America, 
Land that I love. 
Stand beside her, and guide her 
Thru the night with a light from above. 
From the mountains, to the prairies, 
To the oceans, white with foam 
God bless America, My home sweet home.
Irving Berlin

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Words That Inspire


In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 
And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
Romans 8:26-27

Wishing you peace that can only come from Him . . . 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Front Yard Tour

Welcome to our front yard!
Banana Plant
We found this beauty at Lowe's a few weeks ago.
It has doubled in size.  It must like all the rain & humidity.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day

Remembering my wonderful Daddy today.  
Happy Father's Day, Daddy.
Love & miss you so much . . .

Happy Father's Day to these special guys.
My husband.  He is a loving Dad & Papaw.
Our son.  He's a great Daddy to Emma & Ethan.
Love you both so much!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Words That Inspire

The first flag day was June 14, 1777.  It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. 

Wishing you a beautiful day for flying our flag . . . 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Words That Inspire


Wishing you a day of peace and hope . . . 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Words That Inspire

I was inspired this morning when I looked out the kitchen window and saw a pair of cardinals on the fence.  

The rain finally stopped yesterday.  No rain in the forecast for the next week.  Now we're waiting on the clouds to leave and the sun to make an appearance.
Praying for all the folks affected by flooding in our state & Texas.  

Wishing you a blessed day . . . 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Words That Inspire

Lest we forget . . . 

Wishing you a safe Memorial Day . . . 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Words That Inspire

What a reasurrance this is.  

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, 
what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. 
Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns,
 and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. 
Are you not much more valuable than they?” 
Matthew 6:25-26 (NIV) 

Wishing you all a restful day . . . 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day Memories

I have special memories of Mother's Day while I was growing up.
On Mother's Day morning before church my
Daddy would go outside to cut a red rose for each of us to wear.
A red rose meant your Mother was still alive.
I think this tradition faded away about 30 years ago.
A white rose meant your mother had passed away.
I remember seeing the people at church wearing a white rose or beautiful white carnation corsage and thinking how sad it must be to not have your Mother with you to celebrate the day.
My dear, sweet Mother, Helen, passed away 17 years ago one month before Mother's Day. That first Mother's Day without her was very difficult. All of the holidays were difficult that first year.
I cherish the memories of Mother. Her love, kindness, beautiful singing voice, & generous heart are a legacy of love to her family. She loved the Lord. I find sweet comfort in knowing that I will see her again in heaven. I thank God for my wonderful mother.
Mothers hold their children's
hands for a short while,
but their hearts forever.
Wishing each of you a wonderful Mother's Day . . . 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Pansy Art

Emma visited for a few hours today while her brother was at school & mommy had some errands to do.  
It was the perfect time to do a fun art project.
We clipped a few pansy blooms.
Using a hammer we "printed" the pretty colors on a piece of construction paper.  
I helped a little by using a larger hammer.
We made a Mother's Day card for her mommy.  

I love making memories with my grandkids!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Words That Inspire

Permanence, perseverance, and persistence in spite of all obstacles,
 discouragements, and impossibilities:
It is this that in all things distinguishes
the strong soul from the weak.
Sir Francis Drake

Blessed is the man who keeps on
going when times are hard.
James 1:12

Wishing you a day of sunshine . . . 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Words That Inspire


“You are the light of the world.
 A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 
Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket,
 but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.
 In the same way, let your light shine before others,
 so that they may see your good works and
 give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 5:14-16 ESV

Wishing you light & love . . . 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Words That Inspire

20 years ago.
April 19, 1995
9:02 am
We will never forget.
 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; 
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
 I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Praying for those who suffered loss 20 years ago.

Blessings . . . 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spring Happenings

It's a beautiful day here in our city.
A couple of weeks ago we found these beauties at our favorite landscape & nursery, Southwood.
While we were there we noticed the wisteria were almost in bloom.
A few days later they posted this picture on Facebook.
Our red bud tree was lovely this year.
The kids came over for Easter dinner.
It was raining so the egg hunt would happen indoors.
Soon after dinner Ethan started running a fever & felt miserable.
After a few hours he was taken to pediatric urgent care.  Poor little guy had strep throat.  By the time they came back to our house Emma was running a fever.  The next morning she went to the doctor.  She also had strep.  Bummer!  

 I will be blogging more so check back soon.
Thank you for stopping by today.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Words That Inspire

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good.
 His love endures forever.
Psalm 136:1

Wishing you a beautiful day . . . 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Words That Inspire


 He is not here: for he is risen , as he said .
 Come , see the place where the Lord lay.
Matthew 28:6 

Wishing you a day of rejoicing & praising 
our risen Lord . . .

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Girl Time

Tuesday was a fun time with Emma. 
 So, while her brother was at school we enjoyed a little "Girl Time".
She had fun painting this little bunny that I found at Target several weeks ago.
The 'baby' paint brush was thoroughly washed between paint color changes.

When I told her that her daddy was coming for lunch she said, "When daddy's here we'll have "Girl Time" and "Boy Time".  She's so sweet. 
We even made up a song about "Girl Time'.  She wanted us to sing it for her mommy when she picked her up.  

What a special time we had!  

Monday, March 30, 2015

Boston Fern Inspiration

Hello, friends! Happy Monday to you all!
 I have only been doing a blog post on Sundays.  Yes, I've been a blog slacker.  I was inspired this morning to start posting more frequently.
These beautiful ferns on our deck were my inspiration.
They are so green & lush. 
We always hang Boston Ferns on our deck.  It's one of the first signs of spring in our outdoor spaces. 
We found these at Sam's for $12.96.  A good deal in my opinion.

Question, what is one of the first things you add to your outdoor spaces when spring arrives?