Tuesday, September 30, 2008

oh baby, baby, baby

We went to see the babies!

3 # 15 oz.

3# 6 oz.


3 # 1/2 oz.

Mommy and Daddy

My heart is blessed

to see my son

soo tender and devoted...

All are doing well

It's just a ...

Friday, September 26, 2008

puttin' up...

One of our little family traditions

Everyone is called in to help Even Ian
We just love the home-canned peaches

up, mama
my 3 girls

6 boxes of peaches

5 1/2 hours

65 Qts

Bushels of

family memories!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


It's looking like today is the day for our babies.
Please keep them in prayer as you think of it...
they are still so tiny.
UPDATE: We have our 3 new Little grandbabies!
They are doing well
and so is Mama.
I'll get photos posted soon-
We haven't seen them yet
we have the stomach flu at our house!
Thank you soo much for praying!





Brogan is 4 months old already
such a delight.
I am soo blessed to have my grown children
and grandchildren
living near by.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Mama is officially at 32 weeks~
we are starting
to be

Miss Gracie's and Friends Sale

I am soo humbled and honored

to see my guests come

One of my favorite pieces

that was finished just in time!

This is one display that I had a blast doing-

I was up at 6 AM (the morning of the sale)

to get that music paper put in

My primitive corner

One of my "friends" space

Over all the sale was good,

but it is soo much work

and hard on my family.

I never am prepared

or get to display the way I want to.

but, oh well,

maybe next year?

Talk to your soon,


Saturday, September 20, 2008

seeking peace and quiet...

I'm back!
I spent the week trying to get back on track,
resting and re-grouping,
dishes and laundry.

The fall day called my name

"Come outside...
be still...

Teach us to number our days aright,
that we may gain a heart of WISDOM.
psalm 91:12

Thanks to all of you who checked in on me.
I'll be posting again and getting around to visit you all .
Take care,

Monday, September 15, 2008

the party's over...

and we survived!

Now on to *real* life...

...dirty dishes and sticky floors.
I'll try to post pictures
of the sale.
Thanks for checking in on me!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Beautiful Girlhood

Have you ever watched the development of a rose

from a tiny bud to the open flower?

The bud holds more promise of beauty

than the foliage about it;

but day by day it grows

until it is full and round.

You look upon the bursting bud

with admiration and delight,

though yet you do not see

the rose in its full size and beauty.

Girlhood is the opening flower of womanhood.
The wonderful change from child to woman,
the marvelous blossoming
of young, healthy girlhood will ever be
God's great miracle in life's garden.

Girlhood days are happy days,
the blush of youth is on your cheeks,
and the rich, red blood of youth is in your veins,
while the cares of life have not yet settled upon your heart.

I would not chill

the warmth and aniamation of happy girlhood.

If I could see the clouds and storms of life just ahead,

the cares that would bend your back

and break your heart,

would they be any less painful or difficult if you knew?

Laugh and play now, for this is your day.

Dream your bright and happy dreams,

and aspire to your lofty heights.

Girlhood is a time of making ready.

In a few short years, oh! so few you will step

into the full care and responsibility of womanhood.

So laugh and play and rejoice in your youth,
dream your glorious daydreams,
sip the honey and nectar from every passing hour:

but guard well your feet
that they do not slip
into one of the snares and pitfalls along the way.

Be pure,

be true,

be sincere,

be earnest

and life will bring you peace and happiness.

*She's changing before my very eyes*

Beautiful girlhood
M. Hale
revised by Karen Andreola

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

This is what I've been up to...Hopefully,
I can get back later
with photos
of the process.