afternoon of life, holidays, thankfulness



It was a different kind of Thanksgiving this year.  My two daughters are out of state and my son went to have Thanksgiving dinner with his in-laws so Michael and I were on our own.  So breaking from our tradition of having a meal at home, we went out to dinner with friends.  It was the first time we’ve ever done that and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.  I didn’t think the food would be as good as mine.  🙂  But it was very good!!

God gives good gifts and even though the season of my life is changing and will continue to change, I can rejoice in those good gifts.

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  (Psalm 118:24)

holidays, recipes

Happy Independence Day!!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and are thankful for the freedoms we have in this country.  I’m not sure how much longer we’ll have them!  I’m even more thankful for my freedom in Christ.  I am no longer a slave to sin!  “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36)

We are having our annual cookout and then heading to the local baseball park to watch the game and enjoy the fireworks.  Every 4th of July we treat several families to the game and cookout; it’s been a lot of fun over the years. As usual I’m making my mom’s potato salad.  We will also have the great American food of hamburgers and hot dogs. My holiday menu has been the same for many years.  It makes it simple!

The heat index is supposed to be 100 today.  Lord willing, it will cool down a little before the game begins!

faith life, holidays, thankfulness

A Month of Thanksgiving

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe.  (Hebrews 12:28)
I have much to be thankful for and want to spend the month in acknowledging that gratitude to the Lord for all He has done.
Today, on the first of November, I want to thank Him for saving me.  He gave me the free gift of eternal life.  He rescued me from my sin.  When I was running away from Him, He gave me the faith to believe.
Thank You, Lord, for your saving grace and for your great mercy!
daily life, holidays, nature study, simple living, vacation

July in Pictures

Fourth of July Fireworks!

Jessica and Anthony

Morgan and Julianne, Jessica

Michael and Me

Flowers by my mailbox

Beach Trip

Our new grill
Jared back from his 3-week trip to Colorado Springs.  He was training servers at the new Bonefish restaurant.

Mollie and Alex, friends of Juianne.  It was Mollie’s singing debut!

I love this picture of Morgan and Julianne

I didn’t take this but this is a picture of a huge storm cloud coming our way!  This was taken just up the road from us.

Brooke and Richard, who came to the 4th of July baseball game with us