Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Four months old
Momma and Daddy have a sense of humor...
Jack really liked his box though ;-)
Rachel and Jack....he has momma's eyes
Jack discovered his tongue using it to talk up a storm....
he had us all in tears laughing ;-)
Painting pumpkins at the neighborhood pot luck.
Rich and Rachel live a block from the river.
This is taken from a park in their neighborhood...lovely.
Oh the views!
My guy....I love him so!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
If things are all messed up and you can't see a way out....
There was a time I was crippled by pain and thought my life was used up.
These are my hiking boots.....there is hope!
I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
This photo is from a website of one of my favorite garden centers to visit in Lexington, KY, Springhouse Gardens. Richard Weber is the owner, he creates magic in the garden. Richard has a blog that is informative and fun to read too. Springhouse Gardens website is full of photographs and ideas for garden planning. Visit and began dreaming.....
Monday, October 19, 2009
When Dick is really happy on the weekends he wants to eat junk. This past weekend Sonic called his name...chili-cheese tater tots. I associate Dick with Carol...child like and somewhat wild, albeit, lovable.
My point to him is...when you eat food like that, for some reason, it starts a chain reaction...chili-cheese tater tots, hot dogs, milkshakes and so on. Like lets see what can I eat next sorta thing.
If you start out the day with good food choices and end the day having made good food choices.... you feel good about yourself. This makes sense to me...I'm still trying to convince Carol, err, I mean Dick.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
and he did.
Dick and I loved this movie...we climbed right into the screen and ran with those wild things! Their dialog reminded me so much of my childhood friends and I in the 50's/60's, running in the ditches and alleys of my neighborhood.... we were wild too. "Wit-a-woo, wit-a wooo"
Don't worry if you don't have any kids to go to this movie with...if you need a good escape... seeing "Where The Wild Things Are" is a way to go back to your childhood again and play a little. It was heartfelt.
Note: This is not a movie for very young children or those that are easily scared I wouldn't think. It's about a 9 year old boy. The wild things are children with feelings....each wild thing represented a different feeling. There were a lot of teenagers in the movie theater settled in to enjoy the ride..I'm sure they had loved the book. Bottom line, only you know what is best for your child....have them watch the trailers before you go.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Jude 1: 24-25
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Every Wednesday night we look forward to going to our small group meeting. Dick and I along with four other couples from our church meet at Deborah and Tom's gorgeous home overlooking the 16th green. Their home oozes with warmth and love....it's a soft place to land each week.
Tonight though, I learned a little something scary....
(thanks Deborah ;-).. a new found love,
candy corn and peanuts..
I can see myself now, counting out a serving of peanuts and a serving of candy corn. Totally worth it!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I'm a happy girl when my granddaughters come to spend the day! How many gramma's got to hang out in a playhouse yesterday ... ;-) Leah and Kate are all over the house playing, but spend the bulk of the day in the basement where their playroom is. We do lots of projects too on that little table you see in the background. Leah is sitting on the snack table engrossed in a cartoon.
(I'm thinking I may look a bit like Alice from Adventures in Wonderland ;-)
Leah's in her element here...Wilbur and a Sprite.
Gramme Re...."I'm your granddaughter aren't I?"
Oh, yes you are and I love you so much! ***hugs all around***
During the previews at the movies if Leah is not keen on one of them showing, she always leans over to me and says...
"we will stay home for that one, okay?"
One thing is for sure....Leah is growing up so quickly!
That's a hot dog, french fries and ketchup, setting on my knees, served to me by Leah and Kate....they were extra special delicious! Pretend world is so much fun...and calorie free!
The old me would not have been capable of crawling into this playhouse. I was able to put in a full day with my girls and then go to the park and walk four miles. What more could a gramma want?
Saturday, October 10, 2009
"Therefore, everyone who hears
Friday, October 9, 2009
This song helped change my life well over 20 years ago. I was a busy mom of 3 and working as a real estate agent. A huge deal I'd worked on for over a year fell apart and so did I.... landed on the couch and literally cried for three days. Toward the very end of those three days, while watching a christian TV show, an evangelist pointed to the screen and said to me, "Jesus loves you, He really, really does!" Those words shot through me like a knife. I jumped up off that couch and landed on my knees asking God to change me, heal me and I asked Him to use me for His purpose.
In order for God to "use me", He had to help me get rid of the baggage I had been carrying around....anger, hurt, pain, shame. This song was hugely popular then. I'd pop it in the tape player and stop it right after Larnelle and Sandi sang "All I've ever done before won't matter anymore" and replay it....maybe 20 times each session until finally, finally the healing of my hurting soul began. .
Jesus loves you, He really, really does!
Psalm 62 5-6
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress,
I will not be shaken
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I took this photo of Dick and had a little too much fun...
Bless his heart, his wife is a blogger ;-)
Have some Photofun!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Oh the smells!
Glass Jewelry...she's from Signal Mountain, TN.
These guys had a sense of humor...they were selling foot long hot dogs..
Lunch...yum! A friend of a friends booth. The crab cakes were delish!
Jack is the best baby and hung out like a pro at the Art Fair.
He's 3 1/2 months and is the happiest little guy....
I believe he has his mothers eyes...
but we believe this photo shows a similarity between Jack and Pop-Pop....;-)
We had the very best weekend
Spending time with our family is pure joy!
You guys are the best and we love you all so very much!