Exciting News

Our first grandchild, a girl, was born almost a month ago. ¬†We are thankful to the Lord for her safe delivery. ¬†She is a tiny little thing, weighing in at 5.15 lbs. ¬†Michael and I call her “The Bean”. ¬†Ever since we saw the first ultrasound that has been her name. ¬† Michael is Grandpa and I am Grammie. ¬†I don’t know if those names will stick or if she will choose something of her own. ¬†I’m fine either way.

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I’m thankful that she is close by! ¬†My daughter-in-law is very sweet and sends me pictures several times a day. ¬†I can’t get enough of that lovely face and I look forward to every visit I have with her. ¬†It has been fun to see my son in the role of “dad”. ¬†He is very gentle and loving with her as I knew he would be.

In other news, I’ve decided to bring this blog back to life as it first started out: ¬†a journal of my life here at home. ¬†When I first started, I was a stay-at-home homeschooling mom. ¬†Now I’m a stay-at-home wife…and now a Grammie! ¬†I’m no longer homeschooling but my days are full, although much quieter.

I hope you’ll join me as I try to be more consistent here. ¬†I do miss writing and I feel like Facebook has really taken away a lot of what I used to do here. ¬†So, Lord willing, I hope to visit here more often!

 

ESG: My favourite picture of the month December

Below are my favorite pictures for the month of December.

The first is my husband and me on a mini-vacation in Sandbridge, VA.
Second is a shot from the movie “La La Land”. ¬†Easily my favorite movie of 2016.
Next is the prediction of snow that is happening right now. ¬†We are up to 6″ and still have a few hours to go!
The last 3 pictures were taken while on that mini-vacation.  The condo where we stay faces the west so we are able to get some really nice sunset pictures.  I always look forward to seeing how the day will end.  While sunsets with clouds are spectacular, the ones without clouds can be beautiful, too.

Enjoy!

ESG: My Favourite Picture of the Month October

These are my favorite pictures for the month of October.

This is from the 29th and it was the evening that my youngest daughter was leaving to drive across country to live in Colorado.  Lots of smiles but also some tears thrown in.  I already miss her very much!!img_9325

Random cloud picture.  I love taking pictures of clouds.  They are always beautiful.img_9293

This is from our annual ladies’ retreat. ¬†These ladies are my sisters in Christ and I love them dearly! ¬†I love forward to this retreat every year. ¬†Good fellowship, good teaching, good food and great friends!dsc_1127-1

ESG: My favourite picture of the month September

I’m doing my Swap this month as a blog post. ¬†My favorite picture of the month is actually a series of pictures. ¬†One evening when I was leaving a nearby craft store (where else??), I stepped out into the parking lot and was greeted with this magnificent sunset. ¬†I stood in the parking lot and took this series. ¬†There was another person taking pictures also but there were also many who were not even looking up!

These were taken with my phone and I have not edited them in any way. ¬†I think this is one of those “once in a lifetime” moments and I’m glad I was able to witness it.

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork–Psalm 19:1¬†

One Another

I spent the afternoon at a friend’s house learning to make pot stickers. ¬†It was much easier than I thought and they turned out delicious. ¬†We had them for dinner tonight. ¬†It will now be in the regular rotation of my menu plan.

It was nice spending time working on something together while talking about parenting, politics, and discussing the Word and how it relates to those subjects and more. ¬†I’m thankful that my days are free and that I’m able to have time to invest in others’ lives. ¬†And that they are able to invest in mine. ¬†It’s what “one anothering” is all about.

Love one another. ¬†Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. ¬†Honor one another above yourselves. ¬†Serve one another. ¬†Encourage one another. ¬†Spur one another on to love and good works. ¬†That only happens when we step out of our own little world and spend time with together. ¬†I’m glad I was able to “one another” today.

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