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Tuesday

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Hello everyone!  I hope you all are doing well.  Seems like the week  rushes by here and I haven’t made a post.  School is going along.  Maybe even finishing a little early.  I have been watching ebay like a crazy woman getting all our books for next year.  Our science book is on the way and that finishes up all we need.  YEAH!

Our weather cooled off a bit over the weekend-redbud winter.  When the redbuds are in full bloom it always cools off some.  We have been having a fire but today has nice.  Hubby has been working on putting the vinyl siding on the new room.  I helped him some after school.  There always seems to be so much to get done in the spring.

Friday, Dave and Jess took us all out to eat to celebrate mine and Dave’s birthday.  We had planned on doing a cookout at their house but the weather was too bad.  We ate at a really cool restuarant.  I think the name was Hillbilly Hideaway (I could be wrong on the name but it was something like that).  They serve you family style.  BIG bowls and platters of food.  3 types of meat and tons of veggies.  It was really good.  Thanks, Dave and Jess. Of course, Jess couldn’t resist telling the waitresses it was our birthday celebration so they sang happy birthday to us.  It was a lot of fun.  One of the waitresses and I were talking.  She has several grandkids.  She said “I like to watch them one at a time.  I can’t handle them all at once,they wear me out, drive me crazy”.  Sam looked at me with big eyes and said, “MawMaw, are you crazy?”  I hugged him and said, “Yes, Sam, I think I am!”  I know I’m crazy for all them.  My children and my grandchildren are so important to me.  I can understand though what she was saying.  They sure do have lots more energy than I do.

Well, I guess that’s about all that’s going on here.  I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.

Merry Christmas!

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Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  We certainly did.  Saturday was a full day.  All my kids and my grandkids here at our home.  God is SO good.  We enjoyed a good meal.  We had ham, rolls, potatoes, green beans, corn and so many desserts I don’t think I could name them all.  It was such a fun day.

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We will be having our candlelight service this evening.  We all look so forward to it.  I think it is a beautiful service.  I wish I could get pictures of it but my camera doesn’t take very good night time pictures.

I pray each and every one of you have a wonderful Christmas.  God bless.

 

 

How Many Snows?

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There is an old saying that if you count the number of fogs you have in August, that’s how many snows you will have that winter.

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I’m not sure how true that is but so far this month we had have 3 mornings with fog.

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The geese don’t seem to mind though.

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The girls and I picked a bushel of corn this morning.  We put 40 ears in the freezer, keep out enough for supper, and had a few bags of corn cut off the cob for the freezer.  We also picked almost 1/2 bushel of tomatoes.  We will be using these to make spaghetti sauce one day this week.  I am also trying a recipe for sourdough bread using my bread machine to work the dough.  I’ll let you all know how it turned out.

We had a great weekend with the grandkids.  Chuck brought these scooters for everyone to ride.

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And a toy for him to play with.

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We then went for a ride in the bumpy truck.  Irma had never ridden in the back of a truck before. (I know, I just couldn’t believe it either).  Sunday we had our church breakfast at Smart View Park.  David and Jess came up.  They had Katie dressed in the little dress and hat the girls had made her.  She looked so cute in it.  Later in the afternoon, we all went for another ride in the bumpy truck.  Daniel so loves riding in “his” bumpy truck.

Well, that’s about it for now.  I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.

 

 

July 4th

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I hope you all had a great 4th of July.  This MawMaw was very happy!  For the first time, EVER, all our grandkids were here at the same time.  Chuck and his crew arrived first.

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They managed to find a few ripe blackberries.

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We did hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill and sit in the shade most of the day.

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My oldest granddaughter, Alexius.

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My youngest, Miss Katie.

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Everyone was very impressed by the little frogs that are in the “little pond”.

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Sam, just being Sam.

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The swings got lots of use.

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I think the hammock was the most loved though.  They spent lots and lots of time making the hammock into a big swing.  After we ate, we all took a ride down the Parkway to Mabry Mill.  I, of course, forgot my camera but Dave took a picture of everyone there at the mill.  He is going to email it to me so if I can figure out how to transfer it over I will post it.  I so badly wanted to get a group picture but the day just sped by and it slipped my mind.  Then on up to a little place called Meadows of Dan.  We ate pizza in a little gazebo there.  Thanks Dave!  The little boys had tons of fun playing with rocks that were there.  We then came home and Dave and Chuck set off some fireworks Dave had brought with him.  The first boom sent 3 or 4 deer running out of the cornfield.  I guess they thought it was hunting season starting early.  After that it was off to “little town” to see the big fireworks display.  We all had a great day.  From about 10:30 in the morning till about 9:30 that night, my entire immediate family was together.  God is good.  Now, I wonder when we could do it again!!

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

 

New Machine

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Yesterday, I decided I just could not fix my machine.  We decided we should not be having all that trouble with a new machine so we took the machine back to Wal-Mart where we had purchased it.  As you all recall, I had not had the machine very long at all and it has always given me trouble.  Anyway, Wal-Mart took it back and we exchanged it for this machine.  As soon as I started sewing on it, it was obvious this is a better machine.  I have never used a Singer before but I definitely pray we will be getting better service from this one than from the Brother.  I finished the sewing project that I had previously started.

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This is for my little man, Daniel, who loves, loves, loves to help his mom in the kitchen.  I hope it looks like a little boy apron.  I wanted something with tractors on it but blue jean material was all I had that looked boyish.  Weather permitted they will be coming up Sunday.  Chuck and his family may come also.  This would be a first-all my grandkids in the house at the same time.  WOW!  They are calling for some snow to hit here tomorrow and Sunday so we’ll just have to wait and see.

We will be having our candlelight service at church tonight.  This is such a beautiful service.  We have these little shelves on the walls and on top of the shelves we have oil lamps.  All the oil lamps are lit and the electric lights are turned off.  It is absolutely beautiful.  We have communion and the pastor has a message.  Then we all light our individual candles, gather around in a circle and sing Christmas hymms.  It is such a special time and we all look forward to it.  I pray you will all have a wonderfully blessed Christmas Eve as well. 

Celebrate the birth of our Savior.  May He bless each of you with a special portion of His presence on this wonderful day-Christ’s birthday.   God bless.

Flowers

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I thought with winter so hard on us, we could use a little summer.  These are from my flower garden this summer and I thought they looked very cheerful.  The girls and I did something new this week.  We made butter.   This was a new experience for us.  It was a lot of fun.  We collected cream from our milk, added a little salt, put it in a quart jar and began to shake.  No we did not have a churn, but it was not necessary for the small amount we made.  We had about 1 cup of cream to begin with and ended up with about 1/2 cup of butter.  Pretty exciting stuff.  I also made a batch of laundry soap this week.  We all went yesterday and got much needed haircuts.  Gotta look good for those Christmas pictures.  The weather forecast for this weekend is snow.  Perhaps many inches of snow.  I love snow!   Hopefully we won’t have to postpone our visit with Chuck and the grandkids.  I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.  The other morning our pond was completely frozen.  A goose was walking across it.  I ran to get the camera, however by the time I got back the goose was gone.  It would have made a great picture.  It’s time for us to start working.  School and all that fun stuff.  God Bless.

Ice

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It appears as if winter might be here to stay.  We awoke this morning to ice.  Not too bad but enough to be pretty.  I would much rather have the snow from the weekend but I’ll have to take whatever God sends our way.  Not a lot happening here in Floyd.  Just winter coming on.  School as usual.  Getting ready for Christmas.  The tree and all the decorations are up.  Christmas music, which I love, playing on the radio.  Life if good!  I know I say that a lot but I really believe it.  I am so blessed.  God has given me so many blessings.  My husband, my kid, my grandkids.  I live in a beautiful home and have a wonderful church.  For me, life really is good and I am thankful to God for His blessings.  (My sermon for the day).  The ice is melting quickly and temperatures are warming up.  Our next  spell of winter mix is for Saturday.  I had hoped to go visit Jess on Saturday but I guess that might not happen.  Depends on the weather.  Well, break time is over and school time begins.  Have a wonderful day.  God Bless.