Hi everyone. I’m sorry about no pictures lately but I have been having trouble with my computer. Hopefully all is fixed now. Saturday, Dave, Jess and kids came up for a visit. Dave and Hubby went to Pastor Tom’s shoot. They had a great time. Then on Saturday afternoon, Chuck and his kids came over too. I was one happy mawmaw. All my grandbabies here at one time. I hope this becomes a habit. We all went to cut wood. I so wish I had taken my camera. It was so cute seeing them all carrying wood to load in the truck. Everyone went. We even had Katie and Sam in the stroller, which did not make Sam happy. He kept saying, “I wanna help PawPaw too.” We thought Sam might be a little too much “help.”
We had a great supper of pork, pintos, mashed potatoes, rolls, peaches and pears. After cutting, loading and unloading two truck loads of wood, everyone was hungry. As they were leaving, I gave them all an apple for the road. Alexius was getting in the car and got her finger shut in the car door. Chuck asked her how she managed to do that and she said, “I was trying to hold my apple and I wanted to give MawMaw another hug”. I felt so sorry for her.
I have been helping Hubby all this week with a bathroom remodel. We finished it today. Tomorrow, he will start installing the cabinets at the old farmhouse he has been working on. We plan on going with the Horn’s this Saturday to Grayson Highlands for their fall festival. We are looking forward to it. It sounds like lots of fun. Well, I think that’s about all that is happening around here. I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.
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.
They managed to find a few ripe blackberries.
We did hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill and sit in the shade most of the day.
My oldest granddaughter, Alexius.
My youngest, Miss Katie.
Everyone was very impressed by the little frogs that are in the “little pond”.
Sam, just being Sam.
The swings got lots of use.
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!!
Sorry, I have no picture to share today. We went down to Jessica’s yesterday for Daniel’s birthday party and I forgot to put the card in the camera, so no pictures. He had a great party though. At this point, pirates are very big in his world so he had a pirate party. Now I’m getting ready to tell you what was (in my opinion) the best part of the party. Jess had bought “pirate sword and shields” for all the kids at the party. There was about 8 kids there. They are all playing pirate and here comes Daniel with a sword and a shield for MawMaw. “Come on, MawMaw, we got pirates to get”. So here we go around the house with our swords and shields ready. I am sneak attacked by a pirate. I said to Daniel, “help, I’m under attack!” Here he comes, so serious. “Don’t worry, MawMaw. I’ll save you”. Now how cool is that. All those kids to play with and he wanted to play with MawMaw. God is so good. Enjoy your day and God bless.
Happy birthday to my baby boy!!! MawMaw loves you so very much. You will never know the joy you have brought into all our lives. I pray for you every day. There are no words to describe how happy my heart is when you look at me and say those magic words “I love you, MawMaw!”
We are getting snow today. I am hoping it doesn’t accumulate too much. Dave, Jess and boys are supposed to come up today for a day visit. If they get to come, Daniel will have his first sledding experience. He will have so much fun playing in the snow.
The girls are outside now playing in the snow. It is a very pretty snow that hopefully is not sticking to the road. Can you tell this MawMaw wants to see her boy play in the snow!
We start them working young around here. Daniel was a big helper Friday as PawPaw, MawMaw and Daddy worked cutting wood. He rode in the “bumpy truck”. He was a very tired, very dirty, little boy at days end but definitely a very HAPPY little boy. He had so much fun and I considered myself blessed to be part of his fun day.
They have been visiting since Thursday and we had a wonderful visit. Dave and Hubby went to shoot sporting clays Thursday and Saturday. We worked on the wood Friday. David will need to go back to work tomorrow to rest. We have been having beautiful weather here in Floyd. Friday, when we were cutting the wood, we worked in short sleeves most of the day. Temperature was in the mid 50’s. Unbelievable but great. Temperature today is 40 degrees. It is a little overcast with some sun and a slight breeze. So much better than last week (in my opinion).
I think I will go enjoy some of that sunshine. Take care and God bless.
Yesterday was such a fun day for us. We decided to take the girls to the movies as part of their Christmas gift. As we very seldom go to the movies, this was a big treat. We found (thanks to our friends, the Horns) a movie theater that is affordable and family friendly. We watched The Chronicles of Narnia-Voyage of the Dawn Treader. It was a very good movie and we all had a great time. Grace has read the book and Julie is in process now of reading it.
Also, as my aprons are now being sold in a local store, I thought it would be nice to try out some different patterns. I had been told it would be nice if I could do matching aprons. One for Mom (or MawMaw)and one for a little girl. I found a pattern I like pretty well. Here is a picture of it.
Not exactly what I was looking for but a good place to start.
This is the material I picked out. The floral will be the main material and the striped will be the contrasting material. What do you all think? I am having difficulties with my sewing maching, so pray I can get it up and running soon. (Could be the operator, who knows!) Anyway, I am excited to start a new project and upping my abilities. I have not made many things from a real pattern. Usually, its something I just figure out on my own or I alter the pattern so that it fits my abilities. Sally, our pastor’s wife, has agreed to help me if I get in over my head. I don’t think I will though. It looks pretty easy on paper. I will show you the finished results when done.
I think I’ll go check out my machine. Take care and God bless.
This MawMaw’s heart is full to overflowing. I have had lots of MawMaw time this weekend. Thank you Lord! First, a picture of Sam. It will not be long until this swing is too small for him but he sure does enjoy it.
Daniel and Gilbert taking a small rest. Gilbert is Daniel’s kittie, an early Christmas gift. He loves Gilbert very much-sometimes maybe a little too much. Gilbert is a very good kittie though and takes it all in stride.
Alexius and Branson. Playing with kitties. Kittens and kids just go so well together.
Landon-wearing PawPaw’s hat. We went down to Jessica’s for Thanksgiving. She had a wonderful meal. Turkey with all the trimmings. Of course, we all ate too much. Then we did a little shopping on Friday. When we came home Friday evening it was very cold here. A huge change in temperature. At her house it was fairly warm but not here. The wind was fierce with gusts of about 40 mph. Inside our house it was very cold, 56 degrees. Needless to say, we hurried up and built a fire.
Yesterday when we came back from practicing at church, we had a message on our machine. Chuck was coming for a visit! He lives in West Virginia so we do not get to see him or his babies very often. It was such a nice visit. We had canned deer, mashed potatoes, green beans, blackberry cobbler and homemade rolls.
Today, we will be doing the music at church. The girls will be playing a congregational each and each will be doing one special. Hubby and I will-with 3 others- will be doing 2 specials. Pray that all goes well. I hope you all enjoy your Sunday and God bless.
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.
Okay, so our visit went by much too quick. Monday evening when they first arrived it seemed like such a long time, but now it is Thursday and they are gone. I miss them already. We had so much fun. We went to a park here in town. When the girls were little they called it “the colored swings.” We, of course, still call them that. Tuesday was a beautiful day, we packed a picnic lunch and headed into town. We had a great time. Wednesday was cool here. Not much outside activity. Today however is gorgeous. Nice and warm with lots of sunshine.
Doesn’t he look like he is having fun!
The girls had a great time keeping up with him. Well, maybe not a great time but they did have fun.
No fear-no gain. Tuesday evening while we were outside burning off the garden, Daniel had lots of fun playing Superman. As I have said before he is all boy. Time for me to start supper. I think tonight’s menu will be sloppy joes and fries. Something easy. MawMaw needs to rest. (Just kidding) I don’t think anything makes me feel any younger than being around small children. They love so freely and completely. No wonder Christ said for us to come to Him as a little child. Take care and God bless.