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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Apples, Apples, and more Apples mixed with a little fun too!

I have so much to blog about to get caught up with all the pictures I have been taking. This day my sister-in-law Yolonda and my brother had come to spend the week with us and we decided to take a day and can some apples. So I called my friend Kimi who also had apples to do and said lets make a day of it. Oh my what a day of fun we had; Everything we made that day was so great. After all the labor and hard work we thought the men should do the cooking for supper so they grilled and then we played games. It truly was a profitable day that we will continue to enjoy this winter. Here are some snap shots of the progress throughout the day.

Here are some of the apples we needed to get put up. Mm mm mm Macintosh apples, my husbands favorite.

Yolanda is busy here peeling and coring the apples all at the same time. That little machine has been well worth the $25. Kimi is also pictured lending a helping hand and a big smile as well.

Here are the apples cooking on the stove after peeling, coring, and cutting.

Well the apples do need to be stirred you don't have to use this expression shown above unless you are just having that much fun. Well of course she is having that much fun because she's with me. Ha Ha Ha.

See she is having that much fun. We always have such a great time together.

Well here is some of the finished product ready to be tasted!

Well now it's time for games. Catch phrase anyone?? Boy David must have a hard word because Jeff sure is thinking hard.

Here is Grant trying to describe the word without saying it. What a blast we had that day and we hope to be able to get back together soon.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Every Day I'm still Amazed by God!

Today, I awoke very early and thought I will just get up and get my day started.Of course JJ our baby (our dachshund) had to go out so I grabbed my cup of coffee and headed out the door with him. As I was sitting on the front porch I began to watch a Squirrel and he was making a nest for winter. I watched as he took each branch and chose it so carefully and if it wasn't what he wanted, he would just let it fall to the ground and would get the next one. I just began to think how God takes care of all his creation. He gives us everything we need to live but it is up to us to use our resources. I'm so thankful that my God always supplies our needs. We know this by what Matthew recorded Jesus saying in Matthew chapter 6 verse 26-33 "Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
Mat 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
Mat 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
Mat 6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Mat 6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Mat 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
Mat 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Sometimes we just need a reminder when things aren't going as we think they should he is always in control. God Bless and may everyone one have and a blessed weekend!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Our Mini Labor Day Getaway!

Well were back from our mini getaway at my mom's house. We had such a great time filled with lots of laughs and lots of rest. My husband helped fix my nannies roof and went fishing while I learned about quilting. My Nannie has been trying to teach me how to quilt for some time now, and I think I finally have the hang of it. The one time we did leave the house we took the boys shopping to the mall in Tenn. and Tanner of course needed everything. Tanner has this thing with shoes......i.e. he never has enough of them. Then Jody of course didn't need anything as he is perfectly content with what he has. After we left my moms on Monday we drove to the Wisener's home for Labor Day brunch. We had pancakes, eggs, and hash browns which were all absolutely delicious. Then the men played a game of football while the ladies talked. We then decided to get out the fall items from storage and put them out. This was very exciting for us ladies but not for the men, so they decided to go target shooting ( you know getting ready for deer season). Thanks you guys for having us because we had a great time and we always love the company. Then it was time to go home to prepare for the rest of the week, but before we got started with all that we had to grill of course, I mean it was Labor Day you know, and grilling is required. With school starting we are still trying to get into the routine, and the older I get the longer it seems to take me. I have included some of the pictures of us at the Wiseners below . God Bless

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Where Does The Time Go?

Where does the time go? We are doing so many different things now, I always feel like there is just not enough time in the day. We are going to be going on a short vacation, my husband and I could really use the time away. I will be posting pics. from our vacation so check often and see what we are up to. I have been thinking a lot here lately about who God really is and what he means to me personally. God truly is my best friend and knows every need I have and even though we may go through some things in our lives he showed me again tonight that he is always with us. I thank God every day for his mercy and that is what I have been praying for. I want to have mercy and compassion for those around me. I don't want to be so busy that I forget to check on a neighbor or send a card to the sick. Jesus is about mercy, grace, and forgiveness and I am so thankful he forgave me and saved me from a life of sin. God Bless and may everyone have a safe holiday weekend.