Monday, January 24, 2011

My gratefulness list continues.......

#5 Holding my beloved's hands while we both enter into worship

#6 A moment of shared tears and love between my daughter and me......suddenly 8 months seems
too little.....too little time left before my daughter ventures into her own home......

#7 A healthy family : )

#8 Laughter shared with Mom during our phone conversations

#9 The power, hope and comfort of prayer

#10 An afternoon spent with dear friends

#11 Laughter

#12 The gentle knock from my grown son at my checking in. I love his beautiful smile.

#13 The beauty of nature, God's creations blanketed with beautiful snow as hubby and I had a small Sunday drive.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesdays Yarn Along : )

I am participating in a yarn along! I am joining in on Ginny's yarn along at I encourage you to join us on Wednesdays for some sharing of knitting/crocheting and reading!I am currently reading up on the makings of kombucha, anyone out there drink this? Quite a few health benefits and if it's healthy for me I will try it : )
My projects this week are a scarf for my dear daughter made out of a sz 10 classic cotton thread and sz 10 crochet hook....basically a ton of hexagons that will be sewn together into a very pretty scarf.
My other project is a special blanket for my granddaughter.....the pattern is called Dear Heart...the pink are heart and there will be colors surrounding the heart in blue, yellow, green and white. It is soooo pretty and I have been hanging on to the pattern for quite a while now.
I am using Patons Beehive Baby Sport yarn and a H hook. I really love the feel of this yarn as I am working on soft!
Well thats it for now : )

Big Time News

This beautiful girl who has enriched our lives with much love and laughter has some big time news! She is engaged!!!!!!!! My oh my where did that lil babe go that used to cuddle in her mommas arms? The lil babe who would scream if one dared to take her away from her momma.....she has always been one to call the "shots" so to speak and when she was not ready for something she let you know she was not pleased!
This time....someone came along and took her from my arms.....and she balking.....crying or screaming involved ; )

She met the man of her dreams and my prayers.....yes, I have been praying for her husband since the day I knew I had a wee lil one in my body.
This is who has stolen her heart, well not completely since God has her whole heart but I would say Kyle has a huge part of it too. God chose the perfect fit for our daughter and we are excited, sad, happy, and looking forward to watching this young couple begin their journey of love, commitment and ministry......where God leads them...we do not know, but we will continue to pray for them and be there to encourage them along : )

Proud Daddy and his girls.....letting his baby girl go will be one of the hardest things this dad will have to endure....I see many many tears!
My two beautiful girls! Ok, so one of those lovelies I have to share with another momma but I love her much!
My busy bee
My fun loving gal...
My love!

Monday, January 10, 2011

My list of gifts : ) I encourage you all to take part in will be a blessing to you and to others.

Gifts #1-10

Warm sunshine gently brushing my cheeks

Aroma of bread baking

Love of a sister

The love my daughter exudes when chatting about her beau

The smile from my son when his beloved's name is spoken

Gentle yet strong arms that hold me....bliss

Hum of my sewing machine

Squirrels hopping around in my yard

Soft glow of a candle


Sunday, January 9, 2011

So A new year is upon us and I am back to getting the week in pics started! I did forget to take my camera along on the road a few times....need to get back into the habit of snapping pictures everywhere : ) Our first week of the year has been a quiet one.....trying to get life back to normal, household back to normal.
I am working hard on updating my household binder, journals, and getting some rooms organised. Busy work but work I love doing as I am happiest when I am home!

Cilantro and the colors and the smells for these two items! These two are a must have for the dish below!
Ok, one of our yearly have to make dishes is Menudo. I will spare you the details of what it is but you do need to acquire a taste for it if you haven't had it before....but it is delish! ; ) Hubby makes it every year! We really miss our eating pal Talma during this time of year, this is one of her favs!
My beautiful daughter working on her scarf....can you see it on the table? Have to pause for the ever present text coming in on her phone! : )
Trees across the street from was a rather gray cold day.
Our two babies, the lil bit of plaid is my leg on the side of the bed and the lump on the other side is hubby under the covers.....these two pups think it's their bed!
My sister gifted this container to me when she was here this past summer, she found it at one of our local antique shops. I love holding my stitchery in it : ) One of my favorite things to do in the evening is sit and listen to the radio or watch a video and do my handwork and sip my tea.....oh can ya'll see the lil bit of chocolate wrapping in the back? Lol, didn't hide it well enough did I? : )
A very special friend and her hubby gifted us with this deliciousness.....I did enjoy a few handfuls before hubby took it to work with him for his snack!
Pleasures of winter...scraping the windows! My dear daughter getting ready to go shopping.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wrinkles Away

Today is laundry day and having a banker as a son and a husband who wears a uniform.....means there is lots of ironing to be done.
My kids make fun of my ancient ironing board.....yes it is very old and heavy! But it still has lots of good in it. It isn't the prettiest thing but it does a great job in standing up to my weekly ironing.
I do intend to hang on to it until it can no longer stand on it's four legs.
This got me thinking.....why do we feel like it is of dire importance to get rid of something old and worn for something new and shiny, even if the old item is still doing it's job?
There is beauty in the old and worn.....memories....I love and appreciate the old and worn....