Looking forward to spring!
SO thankful we're going to dodge the blizzard bullet that is blanketing the areas all around us!
"Trust in the LORD, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the LORD,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart."
Monday, January 31, 2011
Looking forward to spring!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Tonight after church we had a hodge podge meal!
We will rejoice and be glad in it."
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Here we are in our Ag class shortly after we started dating.
And here we are 17 years later :)
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
"Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails."
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
This bush looked like this when I first noticed it being completely white.
Then as the day went on and the snow kept falling it looked like this:
Poor thing :)
The girls went out for a little while to feed the critters and play with Cody boy.
I usually don't complain too much about winter weather, but I sure can't wait to see this:
Bugs and all!
I wanted to say Happy Birthday my sweet sister-in-law Becky today!!! I am sure being in Texas she just enjoys seeing these snow pics and not being in it firsthand! Love you Becky!
1 Chron. 16:31
“The LORD Reigns.”
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
"Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness."
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Anna hasn't done a lot of painting lately and yesterday I asked her to paint a few cards. The one on the left is for my friend Erica, whose birthday is tomorrow. I'm exactly 20 days older than her and she has never let me live it down! The card on the right was for Nana. Her favorite color is yellow, so Anna added some yellow with her violets!
Here is a wildflower card she is also working on.
(My personal fave!)
Here are a few of her recent paintings/drawings:She did this birds of paradise flower for my niece.
And she did this giraffe for my great-nephew Aidan!
"And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us,
And establish the work of our hands for us;
Yes, establish the work of our hands."
(This is the scripture that Anna puts at the end of all of her emails:)
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Brian decided to take the veneer pieces off the doors of the hutch.
It was going to be too hard to fix and to be honest I like it better!
The girlies got to play in the snow for a little while. I looked out once and they were rolling down the little hill in our back yard!
After Sissy left I put the girls to work!
"From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things,
and the work of their hands brings them reward."
Friday, January 21, 2011
Here is Nina, Me, and do you see Sissy peeking through between us?! This was taken the summer of 2001 at Topsail Island, NC when we vacationed with Greg, Nina, Logan, & Sis. This is the same trip that I found out I was expecting Holly! :D
"The righteous should choose his friends carefully,
For the way of the wicked leads them astray."
Thursday, January 20, 2011
So, I thought I'd show a "how to" for small quilts. Not that I have any idea what I am doing or anything. Hence, the reason they are quilts for dolls :) The girls and I made these before Christmas and I meant to do a post about them before the new year, but didn't. We had also made another simple Barbie quilt that I did post about HERE.
Make sure your thread matches up with the material.
Here are the four squares all sewn with X's.
Please don't look too closely or you'll see I really have no idea what I was doing....hehe!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
I have a love/hate relationship with this fine piece of equipment. I'll do really well for several months and then something will throw off my schedule and blah, blah, blah, excuses, excuses! :)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Our hens are fairly young and they usually don't lay until they are older. It's also hard to get them to lay in the winter months. Last spring we started out with two hens and a rooster. In school we incubated 3 chicks and then one of our hens set more chicks and now we've got a total of 8 hens and 3 roosters.
How excellent is Your name in all the earth!"
Monday, January 17, 2011
"Above all else, guard your heart,
for it is the wellspring of life."