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Hello everyone.  I thought I would share a few garden pictures today.  I took most of these pictures sitting in this bench George made for us several years ago.  It is one of my favorite sitting places.  Of course, I have MANY favorite sitting places.
I want to get an apple tree to put next to it. That way we would have shade and fruit. I like that idea.
The girls and I have been working hard at trying to make the garden look cute and be productive at the same time.  We built 5 raised beds and added them to the upper garden.  We added an arch for cantelope and watermelon to run on.  We are hoping that by keeping them off the ground maybe the bugs won’t eat them up.  We also put several trellises in the beds for things like beans and cucumbers to run up.  We are trying to take advantage of all our space.

Just another garden picture.  The lower garden has no beds in it yet.  We planted beans and corn in it.  
These are scarlet runner beans.  I have never planted them before but the blooms are very pretty.
Our tomatoes.  We love using these cattle panels. 

Our row of flowers at the edge of the garden. They seem to be growing nicely. I can’t wait until they start blooming. Hopefully they will be pretty.  
I took these pictures this morning when I went up to pick these.  We will be having blueberry cobbler with supper.  

That’s it for now.  I hope you have nice day and God bless.

I’m Back

Hello everyone!  I’m back to blogging.  I am very happy.  Dave taught me how to make posts and put pictures  on from my phone. 

I took this picture at the top of the hill above our house.  We have been enjoying cooler temperatures here and I love it.  It makes for really nice sleeping.  

Well that’s all for my first post.  I hope you all have a great night and God bless.

Spring is Coming

20160404_112015Look how pretty our rhubarb is!  Soon we will be having rhubarb dumplings.  Maybe next week, Jess?

20160404_111946This is our early spring bed.  Everything is coming along nicely.  Soon we will be enjoying fresh greens.  I love it!

20160403_120322Pictures of chalk art from church yesterday.

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Colts Foot

20160228_131240Our first colts foot that we have spotted for the year.  Isn’t it beautiful?  These cheerful little blooms will soon be everywhere.

Today has been absolutely wonderful.  The temperature was low 60’s, tons of sunshine.  We enjoyed a cookout at Jessica’s.  Our first one at their new home.  We had chicken on the grill, corn on the cob, macaroni salad and homemade bread.  Fun times!!

I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

Another Beach Picture

IMG_1834I will be posting a lot of these beach pictures.  As I am sure you all can guess, I have quite a few of them.  In this picture, Grace is working on taking a picture of a bug.  I just can’t tell you all how much we really enjoyed that trip.  We are SO looking forward to going back soon.

Hubby is starting a new round of chemo, a totally different type for us.  He is seriously broken out with a rash which we thought was not good.  Yesterday at the doctor’s office though she practically did a happy dance when she saw him.  She said the more severe the rash, the better the medicine is working.  Who knew!  I think Hubby wishes it would really work without the having the rash but it is what it is.

Tomorrow is church day and I hope you all have blessed Sunday.

Jekyll Island-Oct. 2015

IMG_1811IMG_1854The girls and I took a vacation trip last October.  Dave, Jess and kids went too.  It was an AWESOME time!!  Hubby stayed home as he thought it might be too much for him.  We stayed a week at Jekyll Island GA.  Here are two of my favorite pictures.  If you look closely, you can see Daniel in the water behind Julie.  David and Jess pulled their camper down and left it in a little town close to Jekyll.  The camper is just too big to pull back and forth and besides it is much easier to go for a visit if the camper is already down there.

That’s all for today.  I hope to share more beach pictures tomorrow.  Enjoy your day and God bless.


IMG_1900It has been a really long time since I have made a post.  I am trying to learn how to transfer pictures from my phone to this blog as most pictures I take now are with my phone (thanks to Jess).  Anyway, this is just a short post to hopefully get me back in the habit of blogging.  This is a picture of our amaryllis.  The bulb was given to us as a Christmas gift.  I have never had one before but I most definitely love them.  Anyone familar with them?  Not sure what I do with it after the bloom is gone.  I guess I’ll have to research it.

We have had our first major snow of 2016.  I think we had probably 15 in. with drifts much deeper.  Anyway, we have enjoyed 4 days of being snuggled in.  My last day out was Thursday.  George had a chemo treatment on that day.    Well, I hope everyone has a great day and God bless.

Peach Salsa

IMG_1739Hello everyone!  I hope you are all having a great day.  We are trying something new here today.  We are making peach salsa.  I got the recipe from here.  Ours looks a little different from hers as  we are using white peaches.  They were given to us by Tom and Sally.  You all remember them.  He was our previous pastor before Shannon.  Jess was the one who gave us the idea of making peach salsa.  She was supposed to help make it however she has been very sick.  We spent many hours in the emergency room with her.  I think they have come to the conclusion she has Lyme disease.  This is so bad here in Floyd.  So many people have gotten it.  You all probably remember Grace had it last summer.    Speaking of Grace, she had a great time at camp and is already looking forward to going again next year.

This new chemo has been a little harder on Hubby than the other one was.  The doctor wants him to stay on it for 3 months and then she will run another scan to see how the cancer is responding to it.  Your prayers are as always so appreciated.

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Veggies and Stuff

IMG_1715Hello everyone!  Lots of things have been going on here in Floyd.  For one, the garden is producing very well.  I am trying something different for us this year in the garden.  We have tried planting all our crops in 2-3 week intervals.  My thinking is to have fresh produce all summer long.  Example, we just finished one section of green beans and corn and another section is ready to start picking.  No huge amounts at one time-just enough to can and eat.  It is keeping us busy but not overwhelming.  I like that.  With all we have going on right now it is working really well for us.

Hubby is scheduled to begin a new round of chemo next week.  This is a different type of chemo than what he has taken before with different side effects.  We are praying it will not be too hard on him.

IMG_1714Grace on her way to camp for the first time.  Both Julie and Grace have volunteered at this camp for a couple of years now but this time Grace will be a camper.  She was SO excited!

11390016_935083396543911_7320861737145804896_nJulie has a part time job at The Bread Basket here in Floyd.  She loves it.  My girls are growing up!

Enjoy your day and God bless.



IMG_1613Last Sunday afternoon, we made a trip down the Parkway to have a little relaxation time.  It was hard but I got this group to be still for just a moment while I took a picture.  From left to right, Grace, Zeke, Logan, Julie and Josiah.   Zeke and Si are two of our pastors sons and Logan is in our youth group at church.

IMG_1615We spent the afternoon listening to this group-Pike City.   The boy playing the banjo is our pastors oldest son, Zeb, and the one playing the guitar is next in age.  His name is Tony and the girl is Karissa (Tony’s girlfriend).  They are very talented and are always a joy to listen to.  The weather as you can see was beautiful.

Enjoy your day and God bless.