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Garden Enjoyment


I thought I would post a few pictures of things that are growing in our garden. 


Green beans starting to set on the vine.  I will soon be able to pick some of these and enjoy them.


Our hot peppers.  They will taste so good in our homemade salsa.


Sweet banana peppers.  YUM!  Hubby and I have had to start watering our garden.  It is so dry here.  Forecast is calling for a chance of rain over the weekend.  We really need it.  Seems like no matter how much you water, it never does the garden as much good as rain from God does.  I think I forgot to tell everyone what a nice weekend we had here-very cool temperatures.  Two mornings when we got up the temperature was 43 degrees- then up to the lower 50’s, upper 50’s and today mid 60’s.  Daytime temperatures over the weekend were great-low to mid 70’s.  Starting Monday though its been back up to HOT-not near as hot as some places but hot for us.  96 degrees yesterday when Hubby came through Christiansburg.  Upper 80’s here on the farm. 

Last nights supper was grilled chicken, green beans, pasta salad and rolls.  I fixed everything on the grill so as not to heat the house up any more than it already was.  We ate outside at the picnic table.  It was really nice.  A little breeze was blowing which helped a lot .  Yesterday I got a recipe from my friend Vicki-applesauce pie.  I made it and thought it was really good.  I wanted to share it with you all.

2 eggs, 1 cup sugar, 2 tbsp flour, 1 tsp.ground nutmeg, 1 stick melted butter, 1 cup applesauce, 1 tsp vanilla.  Combine sugar, flour, and nutmeg.(You can use cinnamon instead or a little of both).  Beat eggs, add eggs to dry ingredients.    Gently combine butter applesauce and vanilla until mixed.  Pour into pie shell.  Bake at 350 for 45 min or until golden brown.   (I would recommend if your applesauce is sweet to cut down some on the sugar, I didn’t but Hubby thought it was a little too sweet.  I thought it was just fine.)

Enjoy your day and God bless.




My girls.  Ain’t they beautiful!  The recital was Sunday and went very well.  Call me impartial, but I think my girls were the BEST.  It was great fun.  Dave,  Jess, and Daniel came up.  Jess is responsible for “dolling” them up every year.  She does a great job.  They looked so grown up.  It is hard for me to believe how fast they are becoming young ladies.  I love you, girls (all 3). Can you believe this is the same girls that just the day before were fishing and catching lizards? 


We also got a nice picture of Jess, David, and Daniel.  It was such a nice weekend. We enjoyed chicken on the grill Saturday evening which we ate outside at the picnic table.  We had planned to do a campfire but it was too windy.  Hopefully next time.  Our time together extended on to Monday.  We went down with Jess on Sunday evening so I could go with her for her ultra sound on Monday.  It was amazing!  I actually got to see little Samuel blink his eyes.  I could not believe it.  Ulta sounds have really come a long way.   It is cold here today, very windy.  Snow flurries .  Typical March weather.  We saw lots of trees and flowers blooming this weekend though.  Signs of encouragement for those of us who are soooooo ready for spring.  Well, I better work on school.  We’re learning about prepositions this week.  What fun!!!  Take care and God bless.

New Life


The field above our house has come to life.  Several new calves have been born.  They run and jump through the new grass.  They have so much fun and are such a joy to watch.  Today we worked outside most of the day,  picking up in the yard, getting the garden ready.  David, Jess, and Daniel came this afternoon.  We had hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill.  Ate them outside at the picnic table.  The sun was shining brightly.  A beautiful day.  100_2987


The girls enjoyed some fishing time.  It was one of those days that I just thank the Lord I live where I do.  Clothes blowing dry in the wind.  The birds are singing so  beautiful.  Frogs peeping.  It makes me want to do all my work outside.  I even open my window just a little bit at night so the frogs can sing me to sleep.   Wonderful time of the year in Floyd.  It’s been a really hard winter but spring in sweet.  Just like life.   Sometimes life is hard but the Lord is good and brings us through to spring.  Well, I must go.  My baby boy is here.  Take care and God bless.

Spring will come!!


Maple tree with buds on it!100_2887

Easter lilies popping up!

Okay, so these pictures were taken at Jessica’s house and not mine, but aren’t they beautiful.  My easter lilies may be popping up, who knows,  they’re still buried under a foot of snow.  It is melting some and I’m glad.  The only thing about melting snow is it is no longer pretty, its just dirty and muddy.  Our trip was great.  We extended it longer than we had planned which suited me just fine.  The temperature there was in the lower 60’s on Sunday.  We grilled out and ate our meal at the picnic table.  Wonderful!  Things are taking shape at their new home.  They purchased a new bed over the weekend which means we get their old one-no more air mattress for us when we visit!  Hopefully we will get to visit more often now that spring is close.  Time for school.  Take care and God bless.

Good Morning


Wow!  Didn’t God put on a show this morning?  We awakened to see this glorious sunrise, hurried with our coffe to the picnic table and just sat and enjoyed the moment.  When I see something like this, I think God just wanted me to feel like His special daughter today.   A special gift just for me.  I know others saw it too but thats the thing about God.  He is God of the whole world but He knows and loves me personally. I hope that makes sense to everyone.  He is a God for all but He’s also just for me.  How could anyone look upon a sunrise like that and doubt there is a God and He is in control?  May your day be blessed and even if you didn’t see a sunrise this morning, feel free to enjoy mine.  God Bless.