Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Friend Rebecca's Blog page

My friend Rebecca over at "A Gathering Place" is showcasing this beautiful sachet she has up on her blog is her new "giveaway" for Nov. She hosts these from time to time. Isn't it beautiful? Would love to be the lucky winner!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

~~Brennen's Special Day~~

April was a time of celebration...Brennen, our oldest grandson turned 8. In addition to the celebration of his birth, he also was able to be baptised. In addition to us, his local family, his grandparents from out of state came for his special weekend. His baptism day was just for him. He received both talks on baptism and the holy ghost...then he was baptised. He has such a sweet spirit...he got tears in his eyes and gave us all his testimony of Jesus Christ in his life.

Picture afterwards of him and his Dad.

Part of our "local" family including his Mom & Dad and sisters, with my husband & I (in black) and Great Grandma and Great Aunt Charlotte on the left.

It was a fabulous day Brennen had been looking forward to. We are so proud of him and love him very much.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

~~Mimi's Flower Garden~~

April was such a busy month for our family...birthdays, baptism and our anniversary...I will post some pictures of that later....

We also have been working in our flower garden...It has been so beautiful here and here are some of the plants we have growing and how they are bursting with colors....I love this time of year!!!!

I love foxglove and also the mix of lavender, stock and the delicate white geranium

This beautiful red "Lily of the Nile" is bursting out in the was one of a few bulbs my mother brought with her when she moved from our family home and gave to me...It usually always blooms right around her birthday, which is special.
The next barrel of beauty is spanish primrose which I just threw in this barrel last will be in full bloom for most of the summer.
Then my lovely pink jasmine decided to really "flower" out for me this year and the fragrance is wonderful....this is just one side of it, you can see all the buds on the right just about ready to pop!
The last barrel is full this year with pink and white ruffled geranium...the colors are beautiful.

Our little flower garden area has brought me so much joy and I love to look at it.
We have another area with yellow honeysuckle and star jasmine....all the fragrances mingled together are wonderful!!!~~hope you enjoy!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

~~Happy Easter~~

HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYONE!!...I'm happy to report things are starting to get a little better for us. My hubby is starting to get stronger. Will try and post a little outting we took to look at our countryside's "wildflowers" this coming week.
We all have our "ups and downs" and I sure know's the emotional drain that sometimes "does me in". We will be spending a wonderful day with our daughters and their families on Easter Sunday. Many blessings to each of you and time spent with your loved ones as our hearts draw toward the atoning sacrifice Jesus made for us.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy St. Patty's Week to all!!!

I was browsing through my small stash of Ellen Clappsaddle postcards and came upon this little beauty to share...I know I am past the day, but wanted to just pause on this little beauty of nostalgia.
I'm sorry I have not been more available to blog...what can I say, my life these past few months have been so different. The experiences that I have had to go through are some in life I never wanted to. Didn't know grieving could be so complicated and with so much family drama. Then if that wasn't enough, my dear husband had a spell in the hospital with an inflammed pancreas. Sooo...I have been in "survival" mode mentally and physically. He is getting better and so far it is treatable, thank God. I found solace in all of your experiences in your blogs and really yearn for organization in my life. Hope I'm not sounding like a "downer", contrary, I am trying to stay uplifted and know that brighter skies are on the horizon. Thank you all for your prayers and support..Love each one and hope to share better, uplifting things with you soon. Really enjoy your comments and friendship. They keep me going.

Friday, February 12, 2010

~~Happy Valentine's Day~~

I want to wish you all a wonderful Valentine's weekend, spending time with the one's you love.
Planning a wonderful evening with dinner out for us tonight to celebrate our love for each other. Tomorrow evening, caring for our little cherubs while our daughter and husband have a quiet evening shared celebrating their love for each other. Church on the 14th proclaiming our love for the Saviour! Our weekend will be "full of love"!! Hoping and praying for a wonderful weekend spent for each of you with your loved ones!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

~~Happy February!!!~~

I love this most dreamy, romantic, happy time of year!!
I have missed you!!! Like most of you, I get side tracked and started on other things...mostly family these days. My beloved and I just returned from a trip to visit and celebrate my Great Auntie's Birthday in New Mexico.
She turned 100!!! Not the best time to travel, but we couldn't disappoint her.
Have enjoyed many of your blog postings during the absence of mine. You all inspire me so much. The end of the year and beginning of a new year has been very busy...I am thankful for what God always provides for me, but I have to admit I was ready to let go of 2009 and promptly move into a new year and decade...Happy 2010!! Health, happiness and tidyness (lol) in this New Year!!
Love to all...what a blessing to know all of you. You bless me daily!