Thursday, August 19, 2010

SOME SPECIAL BLESSINGS

Psa 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.

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


Soo fun!



Yummm


Lindsey's turn


Ready to bake!


Best part...


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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30 comments:

  1. So glad the package arrived - albeit a bit slow but I'm glad its there:) The pots look great...but I'm with you - not sure that is a front door color..and oddly it reminds me of my current front door color??? Now you know why I would like to change it. Black on the front door would pop just as well - and make the door decorations a bit easier to choose:)


    I showed my hubbie your gorgeous plants - he was stunned (like I was) and reminded me our porch certainly could not handle pots like that!!:) What was he suggesting??

    When the kiddies leave - the quiet can be "so loud"!!:) Glad you girls are had such a great time. I so wish I had more opportunity to see my Miss Riley - so far away from her Mimi!!

    Hugs my friend!! Jennifer

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  2. What a lovely post. My most precious memories of childhood are those with my Nanny!!

    Love and blessings to you!!

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  3. How special to get to bake together as a family. It looks like you all had fun. There's nothing like little ones to keep you hopping. I'm loving your new place Deb.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  4. Hey Debbie! Looks like you and the girls had a ball together. I love to have my little ones help me in the kitchen. If and when I ever get my cooking classes up and running, I will be doing a class for kids!!! Where oh where has your sister been? Tell her I miss her and her blog!!!
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  5. Hi dear friend, So glad you had such lovely girls over to spend time with you....don't the grands just bring joy to life. Love all the photos and of course your goodies were so cute. I'm in the same place about front doors-we just painted our blue(which I love)but our daughter gave us a white country style screen door-which I'd love to put up but it would hide the front door color.
    You relax now that the youngins are gone.
    Have a great evening.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  6. How fun! Love this post and your pics. :)

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  7. What a lovely post! Makes me reminisce about my childhood days again especially the baking part :-) Many blessings to you!

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  8. Stone, Sparrow and CROW??? Oh my goodness. I better not even get started......

    How wonderful that you and your sweetie have regular date night:) My daughter and her hubbie (the ones in Florida) LOVE their standing date night on Saturdays - and so does the gramma down there who gets Riley to herself each week!...not that I'm jealous, mind you:) - but we don't have a regular date night. Hmmmmmm...

    Did you see the adorably sweet video over at Joyfull?? A love like that no doubt comes from a lot of fun-filled, love filled planned dates together:)

    Enjoy your date tonight - and the whole weekend! Talk to you Monday morning....

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  9. Dear Debbie, read your comment at Lisa's this morning and can sure identify with the big bad knees story. Lisa has been such an inspiration to so many of us, just wanted to let you know I have walked the path of the BBK. I am 72 now and 5 years ago had bilateral knee replacements. I had gotten to where I could not go shopping at Christmas or any other time. I waited til the time was right. What a blessing has come to me with new knees and the ability to travel again. I hear you waiting, patiently for your day. God bless you as you journey to that time. Blessings
    QMM

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  10. What precious time with the little girls..what a joy!!!

    Your gift is just great and I know you will find a wonderful place for it..thanks for sharing.

    Love your porch...well you will find the right color to welcome all your guest into your wonderful home!!!

    Enjoyed your joys!!! Glad you are enjoying that new home!!!

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  11. I LOVE that my kids get to enjoy special time with you! Katie had such a good time, and Lindsey being there too was the icing on the cake. They look so darling baking together, I am so glad they get along so well, who would of thought my "little" nephew Joey and I would have kids that so love playing etc. with each other! Thanks again for everything! Katie & Blake really do have " Wonder" Aunts. Love and Hugs to you Twist! Spin

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