Thursday, March 19, 2015

Starting Over

It has been so long since my last post that I can no longer call myself a blogger. I enjoyed it so much a few years ago, but once again life gets in the way. So much has happened that I could not attempt to catch up, so I will jump in where I am.

 

Last weekend we went camping at St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park. I cannot believe that for 28 years we have lived so close (2 hours), and never visited this beautiful park.

The pristine white sandy beach was almost deserted. It was so quiet and peaceful.

I spent every evening watching the sun go down, and then sat by the fire listening to the water and the birds, and the crackling of the fire. It was a great mini vacation.

Walking along the sand and enjoying God's creation is my kind of get away.

The weather was great and the campsites were level, we stayed in site#15, but will try to get site 50 or51 next time. They are a little bigger and closer to the beach.

 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

He Is Risen!

Today at River of Life Church in Medart, FL, we had a marvelous celebration of the resurrection power of God as our pastor reminded us that the same power that raised Christ Jesus from the dead lives in all those who believe.

This cross has been hanging on my door for the month of March and I have been reminded each day as enter my home of the sacrifice that Jesus made for me. But today as there was such joyous celebration of His resurrection, I was reminded of the empty tomb, and the blessed hope that is to come.

My son and DIL came for lunch and the joy on the faces of my grandchildren as they hunted the eggs that we had prepared and hidden for them to find, brought such lightness to my heart. It was a wonderful day, and I thank God for the blessings that He has given me. For my husband, my home, my children and their children, for my church family that loves me with His love, a good job, and so much more that if I named them all you would go on to the next blog, because I would bore you, I thank you God. But most of all I thank you for sending Your Son Jesus to die for me.

He is risen indeed!

Happy Easter!

 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Getting Prepared

Today I am going to plant most of my garden. I picked up the potting mix, and a number of plants yesterday on my way home.

 

I used to think I had a black thumb, but then after a few years of struggling with a garden, I realized that I can grow things I just have to pay attention. I am a mom for heaven sake. If I can raise 3 boys and manage 13 grandchildren, I can tend to a few tomato plants. All the dead house plants over the years gave me a little bit of pause, But then I realized that if I pay attention the plants tell you what they need. So after a few years of hit and miss, I have consistently gotten some results. Last year we did not buy any tomatoes during growing season. I was able to produce all we needed to consume and even give away a few. I am hoping to be at least that successful this year, and maybe get a few strawberries and some squash as well.

Here goes nothing? everything? Well maybe somewhere in between that. I will keep you posted on my progress.

 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

I Knew I Hated Soccer

My grandson Easton and granddaughter Kyla spent the night with us last night. I had to take Easton to soccer this morning. He has to be there at 8:15 to have his pictures taken. I am a Florida girl all the way and you are suppose to stay inside when it is below 40 degrees. But a grandmother's work is never done so we were out at the field at 8:15. His team won and I got a little sewing done. That metal bench was cold.