Time, as always, continues to whip by it seems and here it is Thankful Thursday again. My heart is full of joy this morning, even though my knees (and my back..sigh) are bringing me quite a bit of pain. This arthritis has truly slowed me down and yet I honestly have found the Lord using them in my life to teach me a few things I might not have learned otherwise. But I will save that for another post. This morning I am thankful for kids and the laughter, joy, and love they bring into our world. I have just always enjoyed them. Some of my best memories included hours spent with kids. Not just mine own of course, but the school I worked at for several years as an aide. I remember some truly special little ones and wonder often what became of some of them. They just say the sweetest, most innocent things sometimes. I think it is why I soo enjoy reading all the blogs from the young mama's out there in blogland and there are just soo many of you with such cute kids. I have had my granddaughter Lindsey here for the last few days and how I enjoyed her. Soo much energy. haha She was helpful and busy and just good company. My niece Katie joined us for some of the time and together the girls (who are only a year apart) giggled and chattered their way through our time. I enjoyed just watching them. We went to the local 3 dollar movie theater and saw Marmaduke. It was really a cute little movie and we all enjoyed it while we munched on our popcorn. After the movie we went to the grocery story and walked the aisles looking for something yummy for dinner. We settled on chicken (cold) and a nice pasta salad. We added on tiny blueberry muffins and fresh cantaloupe ~ soo good, and they decided on making brownies for dessert. What a good time they had making those. After dinner we settled down and watched and cried our way through Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea...how I love these movies. Melody and I read the series of books together years ago, and then enjoyed the movies together MANY times. I never grow tired of them. The girls finished the night off with a LONG walk with Elvis and Grandpa and managed to see several little bunnies that were enjoying the night as well. This park just seems to be full of them for some reason. Soo cute. Yesterday, after French toast and sausage for breakfast (good thing I don't cook for little ones anymore I have a feeling my weight would be even more of an issue, haha) we headed out to do a little shopping. Now my knees don't allow me to walk those malls the way I use to, but I did get around some for sure. Lindsey settled on a new pair of "skinny" jeans and a cute little tee shirt for school. I do try to help out some with back to school clothes and shoes, but all of our extra expenses with moving and all has kept me from doing as much as I would like to this year. After we finished with shopping, I took Lindsey home. Katie's mama had joined us for lunch and a little shopping too, so she headed home as well with her. When I got home last night around dinner time, the house seemed pretty quiet, and I was wondering how long it might be to settle back into that. About then the mailman came and brought a little package for me from my friend Jennifer at Trading Ashes for Beauty. It just made my day and filled my heart with joy...what an unexpected pleasure. It was a PERFECT little picture (I just LOVED it Jennifer) and a darling little birdie magnet for my refrigerator with the sweetest little note. I just can't express enough how wonderful it has been getting to know her and so many others of you out there in blogland.
Ready to start
Ready to bake!
Katie & Lindsey
All ready for shopping
My new treasures....how darling are these? Thank you soo much Jennifer. I will find a spot for the pic. soon. I have a couple of places in mind.. Love you!
Newly painted pots....not quite the color of red I was thinking, though I do like this alot. Don't think I see the front door this shade however, and now a red like I was thinking of might clash with the pots. Soo now I am thinking maybe black? Or maybe it should just stay white. I will dwell for a while but would welcome any suggestions or thoughts. And yes Jennifer these pots do stay out year round in California. I moved all of these from my old house where they sat around our pool. I've had the Sega palms for years. They were tiny when I first got them. They grow VERY slowly. My fig tree at one point was HUGE...I trimmed it back last Fall and it's not nearly as large. It has not been getting enough water, and thus it's sorry look. I am hoping to get it to come back nice again. Anything that flowers (that I have here anyway) does not last year round and I only sit them out in Sprintime and nurse them along through the Fall. Winter time I don't bother.
Pro 17:6 Children's children are the crown of old men, And the glory of children is their father.
Psa 113:9 ..... Like a joyful mother of children. Praise the LORD!
Pro 31:28 Her children rise up and call her blessed....
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