Today has been a good day here in Floyd. The girls and I decided it was definitely time to put up the Christmas tree. We had lots of fun. We put on some Christmas music and got busy. They decorated the gingerbread house. Then we put up the tree, the nativity, and a few other decorations. Simple, nothing too complex. Temperatures here have been much warmer than normal. I like that.
Our van is fixed. YEAH! Dave, Jess and the kids came up Sunday so Dave could help Hubby work on it. Thanks so much, Dave! Hubby finished getting it all put back together Monday. Monday evening we rode it to the feed store to get chicken feed and everything worked fine. Yesterday, the girls and I rode it to Sam’s. No problems!! I am so glad.
Yesterday, the boys had a terrible stomach virus. They were both very sick. Daniel was hit especially hard. He told his mom he felt like he was living in a bad dream. Today they both seem on the mend. We are all praying no one else gets it. Jess said that baby Sam was calling for his “Maw” when he was sick in the night. You know that just touches my heart. We are hoping to go down Saturday to do Christmas with them. Lots of good food planned.
Well, I guess that’s about all that has been going on here. Enjoy your day and God bless.
Jessica’s baby shower went very well. We had lots of good food.
She got lots of nice gifts.
Daniel wearing a pirate hat his Daddy made from tissue paper.
And baby Sam , well, just being baby Sam.
We have had some cooler temeperatures here this weekend. Saturday our low was 35 degrees, Sunday was 34 and this morning it was 38. I built a fire Saturday and Sunday. Last night, at church we started a new study. We will be studying Phillipians. We had lots of good food (of course). Chips and dip, cheeseball, homemade rolls, kielbasa with peppers and onions, cole slaw, salmon cakes, chicken, cookies, cake, ice cream and apple dumplings. As I said, lots of good food. Well, it’s time for school to start for us. Enjoy your day and God bless.
This is Baby Emily, David’s neice. She is a very hardy eater and seemed very content in Daddy’s arms.
Daniel and his cousin Zack riding bikes. Zack is Emily’s older brother.
And baby Sam held prisoner in his walker. We all had a lot of fun with lots of good fun. Jess had ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and banana pudding. YUM!
Yesterday we went to get the inspection sticker on my car and found out the tie rods ends were bad. We had to make a run to C-burg to get new ones. Hubby and his brother put them on yesterday evening. We went back in this morning and got the inspection sticker. Hubby still does not have his window fixed on the van. This has given him much trouble. He of course is trying to fix the old one instead of buying a new one. For some reason, the wire is not winding up on the spool correctly.
We are getting rain today. Temperatures are warm though so it will be very good for everything. The girls and I checked our seeds out yesterday underneath our greenhouse. We have a few tomatoes coming up, cucumbers and broccoli. Very exciting. Well, our lunch break is over. Time for school to start. Enjoy your day and God bless.
Daniel is doing some serious thinking about something, probably something he can get into.
Baby Sam is definitely growing. I have other pictures but for some reason I could not get them to load correctly. Hopefully, I will be able to post them tomorrow. Today is sunny here but kinda chilly. Temperature is 30 degrees. It was 18 degrees this morning when Hubby went to work. I am going to hang clothes outside in just a few minutes. I’ll need a coat and gloves though. I can’t stand for my fingers to get cold. I know I’m becoming wimpy in my old age.
We are planning to go to our friends, the Horns, after lunch. It has been too long since we got to spend time together. Supper tonight is cooked beef chunks with potatoes, pinto beans and corn bread. I already have the beef in the crockpot. Before we leave to go to the Horns, I will add the potatoes. I also have the pintos cooking in another crockpot. Hopefully all will be done when we get home except baking the corn bread.
This is part of the book shelf that sits in our dining room. Hubby transformed it from an old quilt rack into a darling bookcase several years ago. I am so blessed to have a husband who is talented in the art of carpentry. We are back from Jessica’s. We got some of the painting done. We still have to finish painting the trim. We had a great visit. The only sad thing is that baby Sam got sick with strep throat while we were there. This is his first real sickness.
We haven’t done very much today. We ran a few errands and visited some with the Horn’s. It had been a long time since we visited with them. We just wished it could have been a little longer visit. We got a little snow over night but it is almost all gone now. Temperature, though, was very cold this morning about 15 degrees with wind chills down around zero. I think I would like some warm weather now.
I am going to watch a movie I ordered from netflix. It is called Sarah’s Choice. I think it will be very good. I saw the preview of it on the inspiration channel. Enjoy your day and God bless.
Baby Sam LOVES food. Yesterday, he discovered blackberries. This boy loves every type of food he has sampled so far. Brother Daniel, however, is a totally different subject. Whereas Sam eats and loves everything, to Daniel almost everything is YUCKY. Jess has to disquise all the fruit he eats. They eat a lot of “purple snack” (blueberries combined with other fruit and pureed into total smoothness). He can’t even suspect he is eating fruit.
Today temperature is not near as nice as yesterday. Wind chills around zero this morning when we go up. It has warmed up some though-mid 20’s with wind chill around 10 degrees. Needless to say, I did not hang clothes on the line outside today. We are doing school as usual, working on history now. They are learning about Egypt. Tonight’s menu is undetermined at this time. I know, though, it will revolve around a deer roast, which is cooking on the wood stove as I type.
Baby Sam. I think I see a little mischievousness in his eyes, don’t you?
Little Daniel. What could be better than sitting in Dad’s lap, doing big boy stuff (watching the clay shoot) and drinking a coke.
I consider, after my salvation, my family to be my greatest gift from God.
Today has been a nice day here in Floyd. Rather warm for this time of year. Mid 80’s. Beautiful sunshine. One of those days that I just love. I have clothes on the line drying, school has went very well and my house is ”relatively” clean. (okay, so we’re still working on the house part) Overall, just a wonderful day. Thank you, Jesus!
Yesterday was a fun day. Baby Sam came to MawMaw’s house for the very first time.
He seemed to enjoy himself. I know MawMaw and PawPaw certainly did enjoy it.
Sam investigating the world from PawPaw’s shoulder.
Just one more picture. Don’t he look content and happy.
Daniel had a great time with a bottle sprayer filled with water. All MawMaw’s plants needed a drink and he had a great time giving it to them.
I think this is my favorite picture of the day. Ain’t he soooooo cute?
What do you think they are looking at?
A frog of course.
My Julie. The gift my Lord surprised me with at 40.
At 41 my Lord gave me another gift. Grace. I never imagined the Lord had more babies for me. My daughters(all 3) have taught me so much about life and love. I am such a blessed woman. Such joy He has given me. My family is so important to me and I cannot never thank the Lord enough for allowing me to be part of their lives. God is so good. Enjoy your day and God bless.
This lily has had a rough beginning. In early spring, it was trampled and broken by a big footed pup. It seems to have survived nicely though. I have waited all spring to see what it would look like. I think it looks pretty next to the purple flowers. I most definitely will have to separate some of these flowers next year. The bed is extremely crowded. Yesterday was a busy day. The girls and I cleaned out both of the big freezers-making room for this year’s harvest. This took a major portion of the day. Then I helped Hubby by mowing some before he came in from work. For supper, I used some of the pork tenderloin I had cooked the day before. I like to cook a large amount of meat at one time and then use it in different dishes for another meal. So I put the tenderloin in the oven with some potatoes and roasted them. We also had corn on the cob from our freezer, biscuits with butter and homemade blackberry jam for dessert. Today is starting out to be a beautiful day here is Floyd. Lots of sunshine. Tomorrow our church is doing a horseshoe tournament down by the river. We will play horseshoes, eat lots of good food, listen to good music and in general have a great time. It amazes me some people think Christian life is boring. We have a blast at my church! We are small in number but we do lots of things together. We are family. I will try to get some pictures to post of our activities. This is the first year we have done this and we are hoping many will come. Baby Sam and Mom are still doing good. Daniel says he loves his baby brother. Thanks so much for your prayers. I hope to go down to see them soon and get more pictures. Take care and God bless.