Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Four jobs I have had or currently have in my life:
2. Worked at a daycare.
3. Worked for a giftware company Michel & Co
4. Wife and Mother (my favorite!)
Four countries I have been to:
1. United States
4. I Want to go to Merry Old England!
Four places I’d rather be right now:
2. California (on vacation)
3. Canada (at Tim's uncles cottage)
4. Road trip with my sweetheart!
Four foods I like to eat:
1. Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich
2. grilled chicken
4. a really good salad!
Monday, July 30, 2007
So I did. The walls were also painted in between the photos being taken.
I decided to paint the inside this beautiful sage green (the same color as my hallway). I thought that my tea pots, cups and plates would stand out better than against white.
What do you think?
Friday, July 27, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
The weather is gorgeous, church was great, our son was here with his girlfriend for lunch, which we ate outside under the trees.
The girls worked the horses, and we cleaned up a bit.
This evening, my darling's brother, sister in law and girls are coming over. One daughter will spend the night with my girls. Time with them is rare as they are missionaries in Senegal, West Africa, with New Tribes Mission. You can check out the mission at www.ntm.org
Trust you are all having a wonderful day!
The Lord bless you and keep you,
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
and give you peace.
The Lord be gracious to you,
The Lord turn His face toward you,
and give you peace, forever.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
100 posts. Wow. What have I said? I hope I have been encouraging and fun, that you have found this blog a place of hospitality.
Today we went to a Steve and Barry's store. They carry a line of women's sportswear, that is very moderately priced, designed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Now you may think what I thought at first "I don't really want to see what she has designed", given her series on t.v. Miss Paula had found this store and clothing line and had good things to say about it, so we checked it out.
I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. Sarah Jessica Parker states that "a sweater shouldn't cost more than your groceries"! Amen to that! We found several cute things. First I have to say that we are pretty modest around this cottage. That being said, we purchased a cute striped t-shirt that was $7.98 and a lovely blue feminine short sleeved blouse that was $9.98! It has lovely styling along the hem that is very attractive, and small rows of ruffles, it looks great on my very non-ruffly daughter, Lindsay. I do have to say that we found that either the sizing runs SMALL or that it is meant to be very tight, we just tried things on and purchased a size up!
While at Steve and Barry's we also bought a tan cord blazer and a tan cord jean jacket style jacket for my teen girls that were $14.95 each! Where has this store been hiding? We bought 2 white blouses for $20.00 and a brown tiered skirt that was 50% off - we paid $3.99 cents for it!
We ate at my favorite fast food place, Chick-fil-A! Yum!
It was a great day!
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
We finished our school year April 30th, about 2 weeks ahead of schedule. This was because we didn't take as much time off during the school year. So we have had all of May and June off and will have all of July as well.
I am getting excited about starting. I will have a 10th grader, 8th grader, 3rd grader and Kindergartener this year! Such fun. We will be learning botany this year, world history, literature, math of course, art, music. It will be fun to see the light of understanding go on in the little ones, and the enjoyment of mastering subjects in my older ones! I feel so blessed to be able to educate my children at home.
We'll keep you posted about all we learn.
I have been looking at tropical things online, as I am involved with decorating a men and boys dinner at church. They are having a luau theme, complete with a hula contest!
The luau is August 4th, I am hoping everything comes together and that it is a great event for the men and boys!
I'll let you know how it goes!
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
It has been so wonderful to spend time with my brother and his delightful wife, and two of their children. It has been special to have Miss Paula's mother visit as well. I have known her nearly my whole life.
It is hard to say good bye, but it is made easier by the ability to keep in touch through phone calls, we all have the same cell service and can talk anytime of the day for free, and through email.
They have busy lives at home with work, and the home, but also they are busy serving the members of their church through teaching, and bible study. They are a light in their neighborhood and in their circle of friends. We are so proud of them.
Last night we all went to the nearby state park and enjoyed the beauty of the sunset from the overlook. The air was lovely and so was the company.
So farewell, beloved family! We hope to see you soon.
Friday, July 13, 2007
What is your favorite fruit? Strawberries
Who is someone you consider as a great role model? Elisabeth Elliot
If you were to spend one night anywhere within an hour of your home, where would you choose? Gettysburg
Name something you do too often. Eat
Fill in the blank: I really like _to decorate__________ because _it allows me to make my home warm and welcoming for family and friends___________.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
Meanwhile, we have had so much fun, with the 4th of July, also my nephews bday. He is now 21 years old. We tried to give him a pony ride for his birthday, but he turned us down! Can you believe it? We had good fireworks, but our neighbors' were amazing and spectacular and we got to enjoy those!
The Land of Little Horses was fun, the girls got to milk goats, and feed baby goats a bottle. Rachel wanted to bring one of the little horses home! It was a nice afternoon, and we got there in time to get in half price. That was good, full price wouldn't have been worth the admission price, but half price was.
We girls also went into a clothing shop in Gettysburg, "Abraham's Lady". This is a fabulous shop for civil war era clothing. The girls loved everything, I would have loved to let them try dresses on, but I wasn't sure if that was appropriate, so they didn't. They did try on cloaks and bonnets, though.
Saturday, Miss Paula, from Gathering of Friends, my mom, her mom, Emily and I went shopping, in the little town of Intercourse. We went to the Candle Barn, and to Immergut Pretzel, Zooks Dry Goods (wonderful fabric shop) and Nancy's Notions. These last 2 shops are Amish owned. Then we went to Blue Ball to the Flower and Craft Warehouse. You can find them at http://www.flowerandcraft.com/
Yesterday afternoon we spent in the pool, which was nice considering it was in the 90's here.
Today I have sewing to do, as my dear Sarah has a bday on Wednesday and wants a "colonial girl" dress.
I hope to be able to show you pictures soon!
Thursday, July 5, 2007
I will post either later today, the pictures from yesterday, and pictures from today.
Have a wonderful day everyone!
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
They came to visit and brought two of their kids, Evan, who turns 21 today! and Kaitlin who is 16. Also along is Miss Alice, Miss Paula's mother!
We are going to miss Jill, Ryan and Alicia, but we will manage to have a good time anyway!
I will post pictures!
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
A week ago, Sandi's oldest child, a daughter, got married. This girl was a baby at my own wedding. It seems impossible.
Sandi sent me pictures, and oh, it was sweet to look at the faces of her dear family. Her mom, whom I haven't seen in so many years, her sisters, their children, all grown up and parents now.
Sandi and I are the kind of friends who may not talk or see each other for ages, and yet pick right up where we left off. There are not too many of these kinds of friendships in the world, and I am thankful for this one.
So dear friend, congratulations, and talk to you soon. It has been too long!
Later, we took a drive to a nearby state park that overlooks a beautiful river.