Monday, July 21, 2014

Banana Plantation

We are having fun watching our one plant banana plantation grow.
Here it is on July 6th.
July 20th

We are also enjoying homegrown tomatoes from our 2 container plants.
Emma helping Papaw.
Ethan picked a few.  

The temperatures were fantastic last week.  Highs in the 60's & 70's, lows in the 50's.
What a treat that was.  The heat is back this week, but so far there is no mention of temps of 100. 

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Words That Inspire

The message is simple.

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit,
 but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, 
but also to the interests of others.
Philippians 2:3-4 ESV

Wishing you a week filled with opportunities to bless others . . .

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Words That Inspire

 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
 “plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
 plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

Wishing you a day filled with hope . . . 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to our son, Bobby!
Then . . .
Now . . . 
Love you so much!  

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Star Spangled Day

Our 4th of July celebration was so much fun.  
The grand kids had a blast!  
We started celebrating with our neighborhood parade.
Beauty queen, Emma, insisted on carrying this faux daisy.  So CUTE!
Ethan & teddy are ready for the parade.
Emma & Ethan's cousin, Levi, came to join in the fun.
Lunch time . . .
Water fun . . . 
Waiting for the fireworks show . . . 
Fireworks everywhere . . .
July 4, 2014 was a blast!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Words That Inspire

I am blessed!

And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19

Wishing you a day filled with gratefulness . . . 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Independence Day

Have a wonderful weekend!  

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Growing Too Fast

My grand kids are growing by leaps & bounds.  
Ethan lost his 1st tooth yesterday.
Makes me sad & happy at the same time.

The other day when Ethan was walking by the flower pots at the front door
, he paused & looked at the flowers.  He pointed out to me that the petunias were the colors of the USA.  This for sure proves he's growing up & showing what he's being taught.  So proud of this big boy!  
Love you, buddy!  

Monday, June 30, 2014

Celebrating Red, White & Blue

I've been a little slow decorating the house for July 4th.
I've already shown you my mantel.

 Red, white & blue in the dining room.
On the side table . . . 
dining table . . . 
Grandma Minnie's guilt with some new place mats from Old Time Pottery.
I'll add a few flags to this antique pitcher.
Another side table . . . 
I just love Holly Hobby! 
 When I saw this plate at my favorite antique/junkin' store I knew it had to come home with me.
 "It's a star spangled day when you share it with a friend."

My littles are coming over in a few days with their Mommy to help me finish decorating for our 4th of July celebration. They have so much fun taking items out of the storage tubs & finding places for them around the house.  I'll share pictures soon.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Words That Inspire

I learned to recite this when I was about 4 years old.  Even though I didn't fully understand the meaning of these words, over the years I have grown to love & honor what it means.
Click here for a history lesson about the pledge.
In the words of  president Theodore Roosevelt . . .
"We can have no '50-50' allegiance in this country.
 Either a man is an American and nothing else, 
or he is not an American at all."

Wishing you day of reflection . . .

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Baby Your Appliances

Today I'm sharing a great tip that I found on Pinterest.
How to shine your stainless steel appliances with baby oil - it really works!
Click on picture for instructions.

I tried it on my fridge & dishwasher this morning.
I think it looks great.  There are not streaks.
An added plus is the kitchen smells wonderful.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Words That Inspire

“The Lord is my strength and my defense;
    he has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise him,
    my father’s God, and I will exalt him."
Exodus 15:2

Wishing you a day filled with peace, love & grace . . .

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Missing My Daddy Today & Always

Happy fathers day Saying

Gerald Murray
Daddy & Bobby, 1981
Having fun on vacation, 1978

Wishing you a great day of making memories . . .

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Long May She Wave

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.

"Wherever there is a grain of loyalty 
there is a glimpse of freedom."
~Algernon Charles Swinburne

Happy Flag Day!
Long may she wave! 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Words That Inspire

There Shall Be Showers of Blessing
written by 
Daniel W. Whittle

There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.

There shall be showers of blessing,
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,
Sound of abundance of rain.

There shall be showers of blessing;
Send them upon us, O Lord;
Grant to us now a refreshing,
Come, and now honor Thy Word.

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy-drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

Wishing you a day filled with blessings . . .

Friday, June 6, 2014

A Day To Remember

D-Day June 6, 1944
70 years ago
So thankful for those who gave all on that day so long ago.
Praying today that we will never forget!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Words That Inspire

This verse from the Old Testament really speaks to my heart.
There are so many people I know who are going through tough, hard times right now.
If you read this, I hope & pray it speaks to your heart and gives you hope.

Wishing you a day filled with blessings . . .

Friday, May 30, 2014

I Love Dollar Tree

Who besides me loves $ Tree?
There are always some unexpected great deals to be found.  
This is what I found on one of my recent trips.
Storage cubes in green & white.
They're perfect for storing the grand kids' books & toys in my library corner.
I also found some great food items.
Two sizes of Hormel Pepperoni.
10 stand 'n stuff taco shells.
Lasagna (don't know why the package says Lasagne) that doesn't need to be boiled.  What a cool idea!

I also bought some greeting cards.  Did you know that $ Tree has cards 2 for a dollar & some for one dollar?  

Our grand kids love buying toys at $ Tree. 
What do you buy when you shop $ Tree.?