This blog is simply the story about my little life
with my sweet family that the Lord has blessed me with
and the day in, day out things that we do.
It basically is my online diary/photo album of our life.
I'm glad you're here!
~~~o0o~~~

Saturday, March 26, 2016

He has risen!










Jesus not only died for me and gave me new life, He is with me all the time. He guides me, directs me, helps me, convicts my heart when I sin, forgives me of my sins, protects me, walks with me, talks with me. I am so thankful for my Father in heaven, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Because He lives, I live.

If you have never asked Jesus to come into your life, I pray that you will do that today. Just talk to Him. Acknowledge that He is the only begotten son of God and that He has shed His blood for you on the cross for your sins and He rose again. Ask Him to come into your heart and guide you in your life, admit to Him you are a sinner and ask Him to please forgive you. Accept Him into your life and you will be saved!

Happy Easter!

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession  is made unto salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Lion's adventure...

 When your grandson comes to visit and...
 ...leaves his favorite "yion" at Grammie's....
...this is what grammie's do.

It was so heartbreaking when I was driving Ridley home from my house to meet mommy and I realized we forgot his lion at my house. I told sweet Ridley the sad news and he burst into tears. I'm not exaggerating, he burst into tears. I felt horrible. I calmed him down by telling him that Lion was going to spend the night at Grammie's and have fun and actually sleep in Grammie's bed and Grammie would send a picture. So that is what I did. I texted a picture to Mommy and she showed it to Ridley and this made him smile. Mr. Yion really did sleep in my bed too. Ridley and Yion were reunited in two days and all was well with the world.

"The righteous are bold as a lion." Proverbs 28:18

Friday, March 18, 2016

Last year's St. Patty feast and planning this year's

I have been heartbroken with the recent loss of both of my parents and I have been feeling like a slug and don't want to do anything, which is really out of character for me. I have been trying hard to get back to normal and I know it's going to take time. While I am grieving, I am happy St. Patrick's day is coming up and I already made plans with the kids to come over for our annual feast. It's so nice to have something to look forward to.

I'm starting to think about how I want to decorate the house, so I was looking in my photos to see how I did it last year and decided I would post last year's decorations and feast. It feels good to be inspired to blog and decorate and get back to my life even though I feel like laying down and bawling.
Last year I made this really fun leprechaun village in our centerpiece box on the farm table.
I found a bunch of moss covered sticks and twigs out in the yard. I put them in a big grocery bag and placed them in the freezer overnight to kill any bugs that might be lurking inside!
Then I placed the sticks in my cool wooden box my husband made for me a few years ago out of old fence boards that we found on our property.
I placed a few of my cute little leprechauns around the scene to make this magical vignette.
I found these cool mushrooms at Hobby Lobby.
I love how it turned out and it delighted my grandson!
I hung these cute lad and lassie vintage die cuts on my little green china hutch.
Here's the pie safe.
I placed a silver tray filled with fun Irish themed items.
We are not Irish, but we have always celebrated St. Patrick's day! It started with putting green food coloring in the eggs for breakfast and grew from there.
This ceramic lad is almost creepy/scary, but he has a certain charm about him.
Love these two little Hallmark figurines.
I found this old, old, old four leaf clover in an old book at my parent's attic when we cleaned it out. I framed it to display it and protect it.
This fun violin bottle was a new addition to my display. I found it at a garage sale for 50 cents. My grandmother had a brown one. They are quite collectible.
A mischievous leprechaun die cut greets me every morning in my windowsill.
"Top o' the mornin' to ya!"
A cute little display in the powder room.
I set the table with a mixed variety of green dishes and stemware.
I love these new to me Majolica dragon fly dishes. I found four of them at Goodwill for $1.99 each!
We had green appetizers!
I served stuffed cabbage and my daughter-in-laws brought Irish rolls, green salad and Irish pound cake.
Even little mister got his very own green plate. :)
The cake was so moist and delicious! We had such a fun St. Patty feast and I'm excited to plan this year's event. I have been so sad with the loss of my dear mother and father, so I am happy to have our St. Patty feast to look forward to. 
And there's our rainbow, hope there's a pot of gold at the end!

"You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land He has given you." Deuteronomy 28:6-8

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Our cows have come home!

 
Here they come!
 Our cows are here!
 Hi you two! Don't be scared, you will be in your new home soon!
Our neighbor Teresa (whom we got them from) loaded our twin boys up in her trailer and drove them across the street to us. We were surprised at how quickly they excited the trailer at our house.
 I thought they might be scared and not want to come out of the trailer, but nope, they just jumped right out.
 They promptly went out into the middle of our field and started grazing! We were so amazed and so happy that they seemed to feel right at home here!
They were a bit timid and found comfort down by our antique tractor. They can see their old field with all their old cow friends across the street, which is probably comforting to them.
 Aren't they handsome!
They look good in front of our house!
 It's amazing to me how tame and sweet they are.  I offered them some hay and...
 ...they came right too me!
I can't believe I'm feeding my own cows in my own front yard!
This is awesome!
They are truly gentle giants!
They are so beautiful.
 Now when I walk by the front window and look out, I see my beautiful cows!
 Now when I open the front door I see my beautiful cows!
 Now when we come home from church...
.....we see two beautiful cows in our front field!
We both are so excited to have cows and to observe them every day. It is a little disheartening to know the real reason we have them. I am worried I'm going to fall in love with them and come butchering season next fall I won't want it to happen, but this is part of life and I do feel really good that while they are alive they are living a very happy life.
We are now officially real ranchers!
Oh you beautiful babies!

"And God made the beast of the earth after its kind and cattle after its kind and every thing that moves upon the earth after its kind; and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25
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