Tuesday, May 24, 2011

we love you Emma and Olivia!

i am so proud of my best friend Deidre girls.
        i just had to post about them.
they are so sweet and such a joy to be around.

i have the link so you can read all about it , but just had to place the sweet speech about Emma and the sweet picture of Olivia for you to see here as well.

Emma as she received her character award at school

we love you Emma and Olivia
and we are so very proud of both of you!

Olivia with my Dale after she was baptized on Sunday night.


Monday, May 23, 2011

birds and squirrels

everyday we feed our little squirrel that comes on our deck.
i think karlie and the "squirrely" are friends..
she gets sooooooo excited..
take a look...

 we also feed the birds that come to our deck
                     we love all of God's creatures

Saturday, May 21, 2011

the nest

about a month or more ago
 we had a bird to build a nest in one of our "bird feeders"
                                - kinda odd i know

the feeder is at the door that we have trained karlie to go to when she needs to potty, so we have been able to watch the nest on a daily basis.

so one day when we noticed there were about five eggs in the nest.
 everyday we would watch for the little birds to hatch, and then watch them as they grew.

 last saturday i was very upset because  i realized i had not been seeing the   mother coming to feed the babies.
so we decided that we would
                dig for worms and feed them.
we dug at four different areas in the woods and could not find one single    
 so off we go to the marina to "buy" worms.

we get home and cut the worm up into "tiny" pieces [very gross] and tried to drop the worms into the little birds mouth- they knew that "dale" wasn't their mama, and they refused to open their mouths.
 i was so upset - i just knew they weren't gonna make it.

then as we were walking home from church on sunday - we saw the mama fly off the nest.. whewwwwwww!
   she is BACCKKK... i was so excited - i knew they would be fine now.
     i should know that- Our Heavenly Father takes care of all his creatures

     and today - they FLEW!
         so sweet
i have tried to take pictures of the process of it all.
     [well all except the worm thing]

    "Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not,
neither do they reap, nor gather into barns;
yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.
Are ye not much better than they? "
                                                   Matthew 6:26

Friday, May 20, 2011


i have been blessed this week to spend some special times with friends.
   the funny thing is .. it always seems to involve "eating"

    my friend Deidre and I enjoyed eating lunch outside

don't this sandwich look great!..
     well this picture isn't the REAL picture -
  the REAL picture is of her taking a bite of the BIG sandwich, but i was threatened with my life if i put that picture on here.. and because i love her dearly- i didn't 
[so in your own mind picture her taking a bite ...very BIG bite ]:D

    my friends.. Deah.. Brenda.. and Michelle enjoyed dinner together and then a movie; while our husbands were at a NRA event..

              this has been a special "fun" week

                                     i love you all!
                                            let's do it all again

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Karlie :D

we LOVE our little Karlie girl!
   ... and she LOVES dale
         take a look

I am so thankful she gets to go to work with me everyday!
here she is enjoying her surprise that was waiting for her in the car this morning!

Monday, May 16, 2011

scripture memory

every since i started with the scripture memory, i've tried to choose those that reminded me of God's greatness, and the fact that HE is ALWAYS with me.
my life verse is a minute by minute reminder that HE is just that.
so all the verses below is also a comfort...

Hebrews 13:5b
"for i will Never leave thee, nor forsake thee"

this is the verse i have chosen for this time:

Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things.
                                              Joel 2:21

These are the others that i have chosen..
                          such a comfort...

“For with God nothing shall be impossible”. :D

                             Luke 1:37
“When thou passeth thru the waters, I will be with thee,
     and the rivers they shall not over take thee,
When thou walkest thru the fire thou shalt not be burned
       neither the flame kindle upon thee”
                           Isaiah 43:2

“In thee oh Lord do I put my trust, let me never be put to confusion”.
                        Psalm 71:1
“Now therefore our God we thank thee and praise thy glorious name.”
                        I Chronicles 29:13

“Call upon me and I will show you great and mighty things
                 which thou knowest not’.
                                          Jeremiah 33:3

“I will open rivers in high places and fountains in the midst of the valley,
and make the wilderness a pool of water and the dry lands springs of water.”
                                        Isaiah 41:18
“Fear thou not, for I am with thee, be not dismayed for I am thy God
I will strengthen thee, yea I will help thee, yea I will uphold thee with
                the right hand of thy righteousness”.
                                              Isaiah 41:10

“ Be still and know that I am God”
                                           Psalm 46:10

“Now unto him who is able to do exceeding, abundantly above all that we ask or think
according to the power that worketh in us”.
                                         Ephesians 3:20

Saturday, May 14, 2011

its been a while

hello all

it's been a while since my last post ... i have really been slack.
so let me quickly fill you in...

Mothers Day...
 was a great one!.. i have the best husband, son, daughter, and son in law EVER!
       we have all been so very blessed!

Weight in...
    lost 1 lb....  [you thought i had quit..didnt you?]

Fun Stuff...
  i have been making strawberry freezer jam.. yummy!
     the cute flower necklaces.
My Garden...  
   i am so excited ... i  planted tomatoes
.. and some white cucumbers [my favorite]
    the cucumbers were from seed that i saved a couple of years ago, and they are already coming up...... yeah! [ i was afraid since it had been awhile they may not do so well - but they are.
 gotta go ...  i'll take some pics and have them for my next post...

Monday, May 2, 2011

..just wanted to share

i love spring and all of the beautiful flowers!
i don't do alot of planting in the ground
..but i love my potted ones

 oh... and i had to share this with you.
    this is the bear that we have been waiting on...
       dale killed during bear season 2009....
                we are just now getting it back.

now i know that you would probalby rather see the flowers...
              but i have to show off ...
                    it was a very proud moment.
                                  ...well... and i really like it  :D