Thursday, December 6, 2012

Real Reason

I found this and had to share;

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:16-17).

With the busyness of the holiday rush and the constant bombardment of commercialism at this time of the year, it becomes easy to lose focus on what is truly important. Put things in proper perspective with this lighthearted look at the real reason for the season.

Why Jesus Is Better Than Santa Claus - Author Unknown

    • Santa lives at the North Pole, but Jesus is everywhere.
    • Santa rides in a sleigh, but Jesus rides on the wind and walks on the water.
    • Santa comes once a year, but Jesus is an ever present help.
    • Santa fills your stockings with goodies, but Jesus supplies all your needs.
    • Santa comes down your chimney uninvited, but Jesus stands at your door and knocks.
    • You have to wait in line to see Santa, but Jesus is as close as the mention of His name.
    • Santa lets you sit on his lap, but Jesus lets you rest in His arms.
    • Santa doesn't know your name, but Jesus knew our name before we did.
    • Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly, but Jesus has a heart full of love.
    • All Santa can offer is "HO HO HO," but Jesus offers health, help, and hope.
    • Santa says, "You better not cry," but Jesus says, "Cast all your cares on me."
    • Santa's little helpers make toys, but Jesus makes new life and mends wounded hearts.
    • Santa may make you chuckle, but Jesus gives you joy that is your strength.
    • While Santa puts gifts under your tree, Jesus became our gift and died on a tree.
You can come up with some of your own truths and add if you would like.
Have A Blessed and Merry Christmas, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

It's About Time

Hi Everyone, Wow I can't believe how much time goes by,
I have been so caught in the daily doings of my life that I don't get to come by much anymore.
I want to try to get back more often though. Just to catch you up a bit, We are having a new arrival this month. In fact it could be any day now. My daughter is about to let go of my fourth grandchild. And she is so ready.
I have been making blankets and cootie covers and sister gifts and bibs, and, and and......I am tired.
I am still homeschooling my Punkin and we are learning so much. This year is going pretty smooth so far, with mom covering every once in awhile.
I am still making wallets that we are selling on our etsy shop
and I have been training my new baby who is so lovable and growing.

Well I just wanted to stop by with a quick update and hope I can again sooner than later with more. Thanks for stopping by, and happy blogging,


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Things that have been Happening -7/4/2012

Some things that have been happening since my last post....
Lets see where to start and it won't be in chronological  order by any means cause to much has happened.
So, the new garden is in and growing beautifully, Thank the Lord.
We have finished another year in our home school adventure. Amazing that we are both still breathing, and wanting to give it another try for another year. I do say that with some hesitation, but have purchased new curriculum for the coming year.
We had to say go bye to a real love in our family. Tasha was 13 1/2 years old. She went deaf last summer and she was slowing down to the point where she didn't want to get up due to pain in her joints. She was sick but the quality of life was gone and summer was her hardest time since she was so full of thick hair. We didn't want her to suffer the last days of her life so we laid her to rest in March.
In April we brought home a new family member and she is a real treat as well as beautiful.
She is going to be a real asset to this ranch.
She is a Rhodesian Ridgeback. And OH MY GOODNESS, I love her.
I have been working on the same quilt since early January and am having a real struggle keeping it going.
I have gone back to work on Saturdays just to add more to the daily things to have to do, but I Thank God for that too. It has helped in these times of struggle with the cost of Everything continuing to go up.
I did get to go to Quilt in a Day in May.
I purchased enough fabric to build a quilt to cover a king sized bed and more. I just need to get busy with doing it though.
Like I told Angie over at A Quilting Reader's Garden, I keep having to do things like can tomatoes.
I have been learning a lot more about nutrition these last few months and I would like to fire my doctor.
But that is not up for discussion.
I have been making wallets to sell on HopeNMotion on Etsy lately. Another blessing.
So with all that said on this Cool July 4th, 2012, I guess that is all for now.

Zucchini needs something done with it, more bread maybe.

Monday, February 13, 2012

One More Thing....

Just wanted to say "Thank you" for checking out my blog, but I have got sooooo much going on in my life with not enough plates to hold them all. So I will be having to put this blog on the farthest back burner as of now. I may resume when time permits, but I just have to rest knowing that this blog was another adventure that I took for a time. The journey was a fun ride and I have learned so much, but I need to get back to the more important things in my life. The stuff that has kept me from blogging for almost two months. The stuff that makes me tick. Writing really is not one of them. So Again, Thank you, for stopping by when you have and reading some of what I had to say and share. HAPPY BLOGGING.

Monday, January 2, 2012

It Is a New Year

I cannot believe so much time has gone by since I last posted.
I have had some ups and downs like no one's business.
I had a working vacation, because my daughter and her husband bought a home. Yes a real fixer upper. But when it is complete to their liking, it will not even look the same inside. But a lot of work. Even outside, with all the brush that my husband and my son- in- law has cut back/ out, is just amazing. It seems to never stop.
The floors have all had to be pulled up due to being ruined by other owners. All the walls have been painted with KILZ  all. The bathrooms have been scrubbed until the fingers hurt, and then some more.
But it is coming together and it will be a great first home.
I have also went back to working on Saturdays, so even though we were out on Christmas break, I was working. Either at home, my daughters home or at work. And today was our first day back to school.
So because most of everyone in other schools were still out, we had school out- side.
We played hop-scotch while we did our math flash cards. We did our practice spelling test in chalk on the side walk. (The dirt just didn't cut it out back around the pool).
We also had visiter's if you can call mommy a visiter.
Since Punkin was at daddy's house the second part of the break, we didn't get to see her so today was a treat to all be together out in the 89* sunshine. The ground was cool and so was the house so outside was where it was at. Loved it.
So I have managed to get a little sewing done and a little quilt making going, but not like I was hoping for.
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 I started a Eleanor Burns pattern called Summer Porch, but I am doing it in Moda, Fig Tree Quilts, Cornucopia.
It will end up a fall bed quilt since it is going to be a king size. I seem to make either laps or kings and no in betweens.
We had a very nice Christmas with all here to celebrate. It was a great time having all the girls home with their guys tagging along. This was one of the best in a very long time.
So with all this said and really there is so much more that could be said but won't be, I will say I hope you all have a great year ahead, and may the Good LORD be with you and guide you and Bless you abundantly.

all the girls

Merry Christmas 2011
         Happy New Year and God Bless you all.