I thought I would share a few pictures with you all of what it looks like here this morning. We had some snow fall during the night and then the ice came. We have some wind and lots of trees are down because of the ice. So far, we still have power but I’m sure lots of people do not. We have water collected in buckets for just in case. When the power is out, our pump doesn’t work.
These two pictures were taken looking out from the dining room window.
We are snuggled in for the day, staying warm and having fun.
Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a great week. Things have been nice here. Warm temperatures and sunshine. I LOVE it! I know it won’t last but it sure is nice for now. We did build a fire yesterday and I already have one going this morning but it is December, right. I thought I would share with you all a fun craft we did at church Saturday.
But, of course, we had to eat first. Can you see the red striped dish in this picture? I would have never guess what that is. It is turnips!! I have never seen turnips that look like that. They were really good though. I would like to find out the name of them. That would be the type I would like to have next year. The lady who brought them didn’t know anything about them. She had bought them at a local store. If any of you know the name of them, I would appreciate you letting me know.
A lady from our church had all these little terra cotta pots. She painted them for us. Actually she did all the prep work for the craft day. All we had to do was put everything together. I wanted to get detailed pictures for you all but once we started on them, everything went too fast. Anyway, here is the finished product.
Aren’t they cute! I made the red one, Grace made the purple, Julie’s is next and we all worked on the pink one. It is for Jess. I think they are adorable. They are supposed to be ornaments but we don’t have our tree up yet. As of now, they are brightening up our dining room window sill.
Well, time for us to get started on school. I hope you all have a great day and God bless.
Hubby is almost finished with the farmhouse he has been working on. I thought I would show you all a few before and after pictures. Here is a picture of the stairway before.
And here are a few after pictures.
Here is the livingroom before.
Dining room-kitchen area before.
Okay, so this area still looks really cluttered but I am hoping you can see the floors enough to tell how nice they look.
Of course, being an old farmhouse, none of the bedrooms had closets. He built closets in all three bedrooms.
Last is the bathroom. I could not find my before picture of it but this is the after.
The house is so DRAMTICALLY changed. It really looks like a new house inside, which I guess in a way it is. Everything was torn out except the outside walls. He did a great job. It was such a blessing to get this house remodel. Thank you, Lord! (Oh, by the way Lord, another one like this sure would be great!).
I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. We went down to Dave and Jessica’s. It was a good day, full of good food and lots of grandbaby time. God sure is good to me.
We are warm here-low 50’s- with lots of sunshine. A beautiful day. Another blessing from the Lord. I hope you all have a great day and God bless.
I’m not too sure about the color though. It was paint left over from Jessica’s bed so we thought we would use it on this prototype. What color do you ladies think I should paint them. I wanted to paint them red but I know it would look terrible in my dining room. We have a large brick chimney in the room and our floors are mahogany.
Here’s a picture of the brick chimney.
The table I want to use the chairs with (until I talk him into building a new one). Please let me know your ideas as I am not very good at decorating but I really would like to brighten it up some.
Here is a picture of the color I think I would like. I have always liked the idea of red chairs. I’m not sure where this picture came from, maybe Lowes.com. Well, while I’m at all this table and chair stuff, I might as well show you all the table I think I would like. Notice all the ‘I think’.
I got this picture from www.soulemama.com I think it would look good in my dining room, don’t you all. Well, it’s almost time to get ready for church. Tonight’s menu is baked spaghetti, slaw, green beans, homemade rolls and dessert. Dessert is unknown as Mrs. Sally said “I’ll bring some kind of dessert”. I love surprises! Enjoy your evening and God bless.
I thought I would show you all a few pictures of around our house. This picture is one of the old walnut trees that is in the yard. The faithful horse you see has survived Julie and Grace and is now being enjoyed by grandchildren.
This picture is looking out my dining room window.
As you come down our driveway, this is one of the first things you see. Hubby built the bench a few years ago. The swing was one purchased from Wal-Mart. When the cloth seats gave out, Hubby made a wood swing to hang on the frame. Can you tell we love to sit outside here?
This picture looks up into the field from the side yard. You can see our grapevine and garden. Well, I have a few more pictures but they will have to wait for another day. Time for us to leave for church. Tonight’s menu is meatloaf, mac & cheese, corn, rolls, cole slaw, cooked apples and watermelon. Enjoy your day and God bless.
Our dogwood tree in bloom. This one is located just outside the dining room window.
Our lilac bush. I love just walking around the house and smelling the sweet smell. They make the entire yard smell so good.
Coming around the house from the kitchen door, looking at the bushes. The smaller bush is our gooseberry bush.
Care to rest, anyone? This is a beautiful sitting spot. We will be going to Jessica’s to celebrate Easter with them. I pray you all have a wonderfully, blessed Easter filled with the presence of our Lord.
Every year at Easter and Christmas, I make pickled eggs as a special treat for my Hubby. He and David both like them so I will be taking them down with me for our Easter dinner. Don’t they look so colorful in the jar?
Yesterday we had some pretty hard wind. Our plastic is still on our greenhouse, YEAH. I had clothes on the line drying and looked out our dining room window and a pair of Hubby’s jeans had blown off the line and into the dogwood tree. I should have taken a picture of them hanging from the limb but I didn’t think of it in time. Anyway, the wind is not as bad today. Our clothes are all still on the line. Hubby and his brother are working on the van window. Hopefully, they will be able to fix it. It has been more difficult than he first thought it would be.
Well, time for us to start back on school. Enjoy your day and God bless.
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.
Our apple tree is blooming. Isn’t it pretty! We are not sure what type of apples these are. The tree was here when we came. However they are very good apples. The tree blooms very early though and usually gets caught in the frost. I fear this will happen this year. Temperatures tonight will be in the upper 20’s. We have had a very hard wind for 2 days now so of course it feels much colder. Temperature now is about 50 with a wind chill of about 40. YUCK! I guess this is what we call “dogwood winter” as the dogwoods are blooming now. Warmer temps are on the way though. Yeah!
Dogwood in bloom outside our dining room window.
My bouquet of flowers for the ladies today. I love to have fresh flowers out when they come. Makes the room look so much more cheerful. We all enjoyed these today. Forsythia and spirea. Class went very well. Two ladies could not come. We missed you, Wanda and Vicki. I know I have said this many times, but this really is a good study. She takes it nice and slow so you get to just let it all sink in. I like that. I better get started on supper. Take care and God bless.