Friday, December 31, 2010

My word for 2011 is peace. I yearn for peace in this fast paced order to get peace I really need to dwell in the presence of my Saviour much more. So my main goal is to spend more time with God, by reading His precious word, talking to Him and listening quietly and patiently. I get too busy to do that at times....listening. I really need to stop and just listen....quietly and patiently.
My desire is to give my family more peace when they enter our that home can truly become a sanctuary of love and acceptance and mercy. A place that they can close the door to the stress filled, worrisome world. Our lives can be so easily overrun with stress and worry and demands from the world that we do need a place to go to where we can relax and find God in and let him refresh us, refill us with hope, soothe our souls from the harshness of the world.
So I fondly look back at my year.....remembering the thrill and joy of watching my first granddaughter being born....such happiness and wonder! God is sooooo good! The highlight of our year was welcoming Sophie into our hearts. Sorrow, yes we did have sorrow and trials but God is so faithful to be there with us and as hard as it was to go through some of these moments, it did reaffirm our faith in Him and it made us grow.
A new year is quickly coming upon us......I am ready, are you?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

T is For Tennessee! Outdoors

Beautiful scenery!

T is For Tennessee! The Cabin!

One of the big cabins on our lil mountain.
Precious Moments, our lil home for a few much fun to get the Yukon into the little itty bitty parking spot.
Our room : )
Kitchen pretties
My favorite saying in the cabin.
Cozy fireplace
Bears are the thing!
We rarely sat here!
Going down to the girls room.....bears everywhere.
Girls on their bed with their teddy bears....aka Kyle and Eli.
Jacuzzi in the room!
Our view from the back door, love those trees!
My morning devotion spot, it was so peaceful here!
Trees in our background
Front door view.
Road heading down from the cabin.
Reminders of our God!

T is For Tennessee! Pigeon Forge

We decided to take the girls out for a ride.........on a chopper! As in helicopter! They were a bit excited about it!
Us : )
One of the helicopters
Important to read the rules!
Waiting and waiting
Almost there!
Holly ready to fly!
Views from the sky

Coming in to land
Onto lunch now!
Us while waiting to eat at The Old Mill, great food and even greater pottery!