Monday, December 19, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
We put lights up on the house again this year. More than last year, but less than years ago.
We live on a corner, so the street side of the house gets lights around each window, the side of the house which faces our side yard, Steve didn't put lights around the windows. He said he would if I wanted them, but since it was late season putting them up, I am OK without them this year.
The winds have loosened some of them along the peeks. Weather has been so weird again this year. Having 50 and 60's temps for day highs, and tonight as I type this, it's 58° outside now. I was out a bit ago, watching the clouds float across the sky. Bright white puffs on an indigo skyline.
Wish my camera would take night pictures.
Things have slowed down, with the rains that we have had. Makes for not being able to work outside. Guess spring will be our catch up time with what didn't get done.
Very much in the mood for Christmas, and spoiling all the kids with many gifts.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I talk with you often, and love the way I feel afterwards. I'm sure we laugh together, with some to the thoughts that go thru my head. Of course you know each and every one, and I pray you forgive me for many of them.
Tonight, I sit here with a heavy heart. Many prayers have gone up to you, and I hope they are continuing to be piled on your stack of prayers you receive every minute. Tonight Lord, I'd like to ask you, Would you please sit with my brother, talk to him, let him really feel your presents, enter his heart and fill him with your blessings, help heal him, and help him to come home to his family soon. He's alone there right now, just the nurses to watch over him, this would be a great time to whisper some words of love and encouragement for his ears only. Please let his stroke be a mild one, and help him to recover fast. He's always been strong for everyone he knows, and now he needs our strength, but isn't sure how to reach out to us and let us help. He's a good man, Lord, had it hard at times, pride always kept him going. Relying on you when things were tough, and you always come thru for him and his family.
I ask you tonight Dear Father, please heal him, and if it's his time to go, please don't let him suffer for long days and nights. But we would like more time with him here with us on earth, if you see fit to leave him healing. Either way, it's in your hands Lord. Please hold him tight, and make him better, whether it's here on earth or in heaven. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN
Monday, September 12, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Ending the month of August with some pictures of Kiley's 2nd birthday.
Yes the little K-ster is growing up fast.
She was the best little party person. She went around to each person, several times in fact, and talked and played with us all. She said her Thank yous, and blew out her own candle.
She loved her new table and chair set, making use of it to open her presents.
I will have to post the pictures of the race and how she graciously ended her win.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
The big day is here. Aug. 21, 2011, Kiley turns 2 years old.
She gets to celebrate with a huge party with family and friends.
There will be cake and ice cream, and many many presents to open.
She can tell you how old she is. Can't do the two fingers, she ends up just getting both hands sideways with open fingers stretched out.
So on your 2nd Birthday, May God Bless you with many many happy years, and many many birthdays to celebrate.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Dave and Kiley's first trip to St. Louis Zoo.
Took our own water.
Lunch cost $40.00 for 2 cheeseburgers, 1 chicken strip container of 3, 2 orders of cheese fries, 4 soda's.
Walked all around the zoo, no ride on the train. :(
One bite on the finger for Kiley by a duck, she grabbed Dave's hand and wouldn't let him near the fence afterwards.
Visit to the penguin house with air so cool you could see your breath was my highlight. Watching the look and joy in the eyes of granddaughter and hearing her laugh and point and tell us the sound the animal she saw makes, just priceless.
Plans are made already to visit in the late fall, coat weather, or in the winter with snow on the ground.
Total for the day, not a dollar could buy this memory from any one of us. Steve, I, Melanie, Dave and Kiley had a blast. It was hot, humid, miserable at times, but worth every pop of sweat out of our pores to spend the day at the Zoo together.
Wow, oh WOW..........July 15th was last entry. I sure have some catching up to do.
Summer is winding down, finally the heat broke, and we are now enjoying natural/normal summer temps. FINALLY
I've been blessed with a very hardy garden thru the heat wave. God saw that my vegetables continued to grow and produce. Thank You GOD!!!
I know he answered my prayers for all the hard work I put into my garden. I am grateful and have thanked him over and over.
It amazes me the people who pray for help, but then don't do their part in helping God answer those prayers.
Sorry no more soap box in this journal post.
Sadly, I only got 25 ears of sweet corn off my over 100 plants. Guess you could say, I fed the raccoons, fattening them up for winter, ya know. They had a hay day in my sweet corn patch. Glad they enjoyed it, I enjoyed the little they left for me.
As you can see, I had a table full at times, of my veggies as they ripened. They were good also as we eat them at our meals. Sure has saved $$ money on the ole' grocery bill.
Best thing is, can't beat the homegrown taste better than to harvest and eat what your own hands have tended.
My cantaloupe was/is the sweetest tasting cantaloupe I have ever had. I have many more in my garden ripening, and will ripen over the next few weeks. By the looks of the little melons growing, I should have cantaloupe til frost. Yipppeeee............
Friday, July 29, 2011
A co-worker/friend of Steve's gave us sweet corn from his field. First batch I did, I got 5 bags of corn for the freezer, plus we ate corn for supper that night.
The second batch of corn Steve went out and picked with him, I got 15 bags of corn to put in the freezer.
My corn is coming ready slowly, but the darn raccoon critters are feasting on it every night for their supper.
It's been a very hot July for most of the USA in 2011. The first half of the month, we got rain in our area, lots of rain. One storm dumped it so fast, it ran off and didn't sink in the ground, and I was able to work in the garden 2 days later.
My sunflowers make me happy as wander around the garden, they are the first things which greet me as I enter thru the gate.
Tomatoes tastes so good on BLT's fresh sliced still warm from the garden.
My pumpkins are turning orange. They are the little sugar pumpkins for making bread and pies and any other way pumpkin is enjoyed. I don't like pumpkin soups, so for our house, we will have plenty of pies and bread.
Cherry tomatoes are booming, I think I can pick them all that's ripe, and by the time I get the rest of my produce picked, the weeds hoed, and the grass pulled along the fence when needed, I can walk by those cherry tomato plants have at least another dozen ripe.
Cucumbers, tomatoes, summer squash, green peppers come home with me every visit. So the family enjoys lots of salads and summer squash cooked in different ways. Of course like many new dishes, some were a bust. lol
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I worked in the garden Friday morning for 5 hours, getting it weeded, tomatoes tied to panels, picking green beans, summer squash, cucumbers, green peppers, and tomatoes, tied sunflowers to the fence, removing broken off leaves and stems, pulling plants out of the mud, and removing corn tops out of corn rows from the wind during the storm.
I still have so much to do, grass and weeds are growing along the outer side of the fence, and I need to get them before they get too big. Seems like this year has been hard to keep up with those area's, but having a toddler around when I use the weed whacker, isn't a good thing. She tends to want to help me. I do let her work in the garden pulling weeds, til she starts on the plants too.
Kiley has this fixation on flowers. She has to pick every one she sees. I don't mind a couple, but I would like some to draw in the bee's and butterflies to my garden.
My pumpkins and cantaloupe are showing I have some work cut out for me this fall when they are ready to eat/harvest. I sure hope my family is ready for pumpkin bread, pies and cookies this fall.
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