Monday, July 1, 2013

Pumpkin Pie on the Fourth of July!

Glory be, it's gettin' hot out there!  I walked out to the field garden to check on the watermelons to see if we might have one ready for the Fourth.
They're close, but not quite ripe.  
However, I did find something else that may be ready for the Fourth.
Big yellow-orange pumpkins!
 Seems these guys want to join in on the celebration!
We haven't ever had much luck growing pumpkins, and I don't know a lot about them, but aren't they supposed to be ready in October?
The watermelons and cantaloupes are coming along, but these orange melons have them beat.

Oh well, we'll have pumpkin pie on the Fourth of July and maybe we'll carve a watermelon for Halloween.
Just thought I'd throw in a picture of 'Ol Blue.  She's having a little rest while my husband repairs the engine. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Happy Birthday Mom, and Happy Anniversary 
Mom and Dad.
We miss you both.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

In Everything, Give Thanks

No people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but as with the gratitude to the Giver of good who has blessed us. 
Theodore Roosevelt

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie

If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get
Frank A. Clark

Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens

In every thing give thanks:  for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
The Lord, via Paul  

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Helen, GA: Vacationing with the Granddaughters

 What a wonderful trip we had a few weeks ago with our two little granddaughters!  We went back to the cabin in Helen, GA.
Of  course we made a stop at the Cabbage Patch Hospital!

 Got coffee at the Jumpin Goat Coffee Roasters in Helen.
 Enjoyed the resort's horses.

 Went hiking,
 Horseback riding,
and just relaxed.
 We also drove up into the mountains, ending up in North Carolina.  Back in Helen, we enjoyed the quaint little town with all it's Alpine charm.  We even had a carriage ride through the town.
What a blessing to be able to vacation with our grandchildren!