I think it has been a long time since I made a post but things have been kinda busy here. Jess and the boys came up on Thursday. We spent Friday doing some shopping and then Dave came up Friday evening. He and Hubby went over to our pastor’s house for a men’s shoot on Saturday. Today Dave, Jess and the boys went with us to church. It was pastor appreciation day. We had a fellowship meal after church with lots and lots of good food.
Today has been a very nice day here in Floyd. Sunshine, a slight breeze and a temperature of about 65 degrees. Very nice. I hope to get some fall pictures this week to show you all. The trees are starting to get beautiful colors here. Tomorrow the girls and I will go down to play with the boys while Jess has one last ultra sound. She only has about 3 weeks to go.
This is a picture of some flowers that are blooming beside the road on our way to church. Aren’t they pretty? Well, I have a lot of posts to read to get caught up on what has been happening in everyone else’s life. Enjoy your day and God bless.
Hello, ladies. Seems like we have been busy here for the last few days. Friday, I worked all day (in my spare time) on aprons. I managed to get two finished. I took them down to the Bread Basket for selling. She had sold all my aprons except one. YEAH! This month is our month to clean the church and mow the churchyard. We went Friday evening to do this. Grace took this picture of the sky on our way over to the church. Hubby did the mowing and weed eating while the girls and I cleaned inside. Our homecoming is tomorrow morning and then our revival starts tomorrow evening. Here is a picture of the inside of our church.
Twice a year, our church sponsors a clay shoot at the Coonhunter Club here in Floyd. Today we had about 25 shooters. The girls and I stayed for a while and then we had to go to C-burg to buy ink. Monday we will be starting school and I needed a few supplies.
I guess I better get busy. We will be having a fellowship meal following services tomorrow. Enjoy your day and God bless.
Here are a few pictures of some flowers that are blooming around our house now. I am pretty sure these are called violas. I so enjoy their tiny bright blooms. So cheerful. Purple and yellow are my favorite color combinations for flowers.
Yesterday, we made strawberry rhubarb jam. I had enough rhubarb to make a rhubard pie as well. The recipe I use is :
1 cup rhubard- finely chopped, 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 cup sugar, 2 tbsp cornstarch and 2 eggs well beaten. Combine all ingredients and pour into 1 unbaked pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees until done. It takes about 45 min in my oven. I have made this pie for about 25 years. It is a family favorite.
Today was friends day at church. We had a great day. Probably about 70 people in total. Our numbers usually run in the 40’s. We had some really good music, a good sermon from our pastor and a great fellowship meal afterward because you all know how much we like to eat. I took pinto beans, green onions and a peach sauce pie. We won’t be having evening bible study tonight so we plan on just relaxing this evening. The girls and I will be traveling down to Jessica’s tomorrow to watch the boys. She will be having an ultra sound tomorrow to (maybe) discover if she will be having a boy or girl. This all depends upon the baby’s cooperation of course.
Last night during our fellowship meal, one of the ladies told me she had something for me out in her car. She had gotten me this beautiful material. She found it a Wal-Mart. Our Wal-Mart does not sell material but they had this on clearance, probably from another store. Each bolt has 5 yards of material on it. Lots of aprons! Sometimes God amazes me, the way He leads us to encourage each other. I was feeling a little down about messing up the other material and then He surprises me through a generous friend. God is good.
Temperatures here have changed drastically from yesterday. Mid 20’s with lots and lots of cloud coverage. We are not getting any snow yet but it definitely feels like snow.
Fishing. Such great fun for two little boys on a warm Sunday afternoon. Temperatures here today are amazing. Mid 50’s. The sun is shining beautifully. The mother of these two boys had called while we were at church. She wanted to know if she could bring the boys to fish for a while. They had a great time.
I fixed a new recipe for lunch today. I got it from a blogger friend. It is called Amish 13 Bean and Sausage Chowder.
2 cups of 13 Bean Blend
1 qt. fresh water
2 tsp. butter
1 tsp. lemon juice
4 tsp chicken broth
4 cups potatoes (diced)
2 cups onions (diced)
1 1/2 cups celery (sliced with leaves)
1 can (15oz) yellow corn
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp sage
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 qt whole milk
1 cup light cream
3 Tbsp. Corn Starch
2 Tbsp. Flour
2 lbs of smoked sausage (sliced 3/8″)
1. Soak Bean in water overnight and drain.
2. Simmer the first 5 ingredients together in a heavy kettle for 30 minutes
3. Add the next 5 ingredients and cook another 15 minutes till potatoes are tender. (Do not stir much)
4. Add garlic salt, sage, black pepper & milk (Do not let boil)
5. Blend light cream, egg, corn starch & flour together in a bowl with a whip till smooth.
6. Slowly add the step #5 mixture and heat gently to thicken. Add sausage and Serve.
We liked it very much. I am taking the rest of it tonight to church for our fellowship meal. We will be having the soup, cornbread, pigs in a blanket, cake and ice cream. We have 3 more weeks after tonight on our study of II Corinthians.
Well, we came back home yesterday evening and I did remember to bring the camera. The problem is the camera card is in Jessica’s pocket book. So still no pictures. Anyway, we have got a lot done. All the walls and ceiling is finished. Dave and Jess are painting it this weekend while we are home. She decided to paint the room a light blue, the official name is icy blue. It sounds really pretty. We are staying here until Monday morning then going back down to work some more. We will be coming back home Tuesday evening as Hubby has some work coming up this week. He still has to lay the tile on the floor and do some more to the electrical. We will be starting our revival at church tomorrow. I am really looking forward to hearing the preacher who is bringing the message. I have never heard him before but others that have say he does a really good job. The youth from his church will be doing the music. We will be having a fellowship meal tomorrow following the service (of course), you know we gotta eat. I think I will take potato soup and salisbury steak with gravy. I’m not sure if I’ll have time to make a dessert or not but there usually is an abundance of desserts.
Temperatures here are cool-mid 50’s. It has been raining most of the day. It is also pretty foggy. I think it will be a nice sleeping night. I just made some blueberry muffins and they are ready to eat. I think I’ll see if they are good. Enjoy your day and God bless.
Sam really loves his swing. He does not however like his car seat. He was sooooooo ready to be home Saturday after shopping. He wanted his swing and some sleep. Us girls got up early and went blueberry picking. We picked 2 gallon-1 for us and 1 for Jess. We came home just before the rain started. Good timing. It rained most of the day there.
Afterward, we all went out to eat at Golden Corral. Then we went to look around at Lifeway. I purchased a new bible study. It is Ruth by Kelly Minter. I think this will be our next Friday Ladies Study. It looks very interesting. I saw so many new studies that I want to do. We even picked out one for the girls to do for their bible class this coming year. It was a great day. We all had lots of fun.
We are getting some much needed rain today. Temperatures are cooler too. 74 degrees right now. I like that. Did you all notice my drying log on the right. My darling baby girl, Grace, did that for me. She told me she watched David put the others on. I was very impressed with her knowledge as I have no idea how to do any of that. Thanks Grace.
Church was very nice yesterday. Our pastor’s sermon was on what it takes to make a man. It was a very good sermon. Then we had communion, followed by a fellowship meal. LOTS o f good food. Then we had more good food last night with our Sunday Evening Study. All in all it was a really good day. I better get busy. Take care and God bless.
I took these pictures this afternoon after church. This road connects to our road. About 3 weeks ago when the first drifts came, they cleared this road. I was told it took 12 hours to clear it. I can only imagine how tall the snow was then, if it still looks like this 3 weeks later. Church today was very good, communion with a fellowship meal, then a business meeting. I went alone as Julie is still sick. Hubby volunteered to stay home with them. I very seldom go anywhere alone, so it felt very strange. Julie is feeling some better though so I pray she is on the mend. The young pup Jasper seems to be on the mend too. Take care and God bless.
Happy Birthday to my sweet baby girl!! Yesterday was party day. Best Friends celebrating together. Life is good. Yellow cake with chocolate icing and only a few sprinkles (just the way she likes it). Yesterday, Hubby and his brother went out to cut more wood and today he is going with our friend from church. Hopefully lots to split and stack. He is deer hunting this morning , something he truly enjoys, and something we all truly enjoy eating. Good Luck, hon. I’m not sure what the girls and I will get into yet. There is always something to do around here. Tomorrow we hear another trial sermon from the candidate for pastor. We will have another fellowship meal after church. We also start our new study on Revelation from John MacArthur tomorrow. I think the book of Revelation is one of the hardest books in the bible to understand and probably the most misunderstood. Hopefully, I will know a little more about it when this study is finished. Next Sunday we will vote on the pastor. I’m still not sure how to vote Yes. or NO. I’m still praying. I think this is a very BIG decision and I want to make sure I’m on the same page as God. Pray that all will go well and that we, as a church, will vote according to God’s will. Well, better get busy. God Bless.
This is our kitty. You know, the one Mom said would never be in the house. Rule #1 Never say Never. The girls begged for an inside cat and finally we gave in. So now this furball is part of our life. She does occasionally have her good moments. However the girls love her dearly so I guess she stays. Thanks Grace for the picture. Today has been cool and overcast. Fog is, thankfully, gone. Hubby had a great time shooting yesterday. He hopes to go again soon. We have been without a pastor for several months. Today we heard a trial sermon from a prospective pastor, with a fellowship meal following the sermon. (Gotta have our food). He will preach again next Sunday. Then the church will vote. I’m not sure my feelings on this yet. I’m still praying. Tonight we will hear Mike Wingfield preach at a neighboring church. I’m sure it will be interesting. Gotta Go. God Bless.