Learning…

It is hubby’s and my anniversary today 🙂 I was thinking back on when we first met and each year since. As the years pass I realize each year I learn something new about and from hubby and we grow into a new stage with each other. It is like each time you go to the library you learn something new and grow…

It is the same with a relationship if it is healthy and growing. I am glad God has been with us and helped us though some difficult times and continues to be with us though our current disappointments. Happy Anniversary Hubby… I love you 😉

Union…

While visiting Ft. Monroe many weeks back we got to see many things including a gun demonstration…

The fort provided some nice photo spots…

I also enjoyed the buildings. Old building are so cool as there is not usually two alike…

Hubby just loves history and I enjoy learning and going to these places right along side of him. 🙂 Have a blessed and happy weekend 🙂

 

For the Love of Dogs…

I love my dogs…

I just needed to say that.

I can not imagine how people can harm an animal that has done nothing to provoke it. I may get upset when my boys act up or don’t listen, I may use a firm tone to correct behavior… but all they want is love and that is what I give them… lots of hugs, kisses, treats, walks, and love… Baxter and Chase I love you boys 🙂

Sundays List…

Today I had a long list of things to do and like all lists I only got a few of them done. Each activity I attempted took longer then expected and my migraine did not help. So today’s list has become Sunday’s list. I am going to the early church service tomorrow which will give me some time to do more on my list before hubby gets home and we do some more Christmas shopping (yes I know it is only September, but hubby an I like to have it all done by Thanksgiving and wrapped by the weekend after). I got my jalapeno peppers caned and right after the neighbor brought more (now more to do tomorrow). Piece of advice…. when working with hot peppers of any kind don’t forget your gloves. I did as I was rushing today and I am paying… (if you know how to get the hot sting off your hands let me know… I have tried soap, lemon, milk, sugar, heavy-duty de-greaser hand cleaner, orange).

It was a beautiful day today… perfect temperature, light wind, sunny, clear sky… I kept the windows open all day to air out the house and make things smell fresh. What a lovely day 🙂

I Can… Can Jam

I finally got around to making my grape jam…

I only got these five jam jars after it cooked down, but that’s okay. I only had a pot of grapes and just added sugar and pectin. I hope they taste as good as they smelled. I had to keep hubby and his brother from sticking their fingers in the pot for a taste.

Luckey the jam was too hot so they didn’t have much of a chance to put their fingers in. I don’t use tools from the store. I got most of mine from yard sales or are things I already had in my kitchen…

My tools

They still work well… Happy canning 🙂

Prayers

Sorry I haven’t posted much this week. Hubby had a death in the family earlier this week and we have been busy helping out family and working as the funeral is today and we had to be off. Hubbys brother is staying with us for the funural. If you could keep his family in your prayers we would appreciate it.

Hope you all are having a good week. Hopefully I will have more to post about soon.

Improvements…

We have been painting some areas of the house as we noticed now that when we moved in we had not seen that there were 5 different yellow paints in two rooms and a hallway of the house. In an effort to be more uniform we have painted the hallway a new yellow color, the living room all the same yellow, and now we need to get the kitchen walls finished as they are all the same except 3 behind the fridge and beside the doorway out. We never noticed it as it was the same color as the hallway, but now it is noticeable as the hallway is a different yellow. I do not know what the woman was thinking when she had it painted this way, but it is more uniform now and a fresh coat of paint does the soul of a house good.

Chase helped us with some of the work. He inspected the painters tape…

Then watched and supervised as mommy and daddy painted…

At least now the hallway is one color, the living room one color, and the kitchen will be one color. All yellow, all different, but all the same in the same space 😉 My OCD brain feels much better 🙂

Weekend words…

Coleus

This weekend has been a busy one as predicted. During my cleaning this morning for the elderly couple I got a bushel of apples and a bag of pears from their trees. So my next project is canning applesauce, pears, and making jelly from the grapes I peeled and got the seeds out of the other day. I get so excited to try something new with canning (I know I am weird). My venture into canning has been fun so far and I am looking forward to do more 🙂 Tomorrow I am off to church and then the 1st birthday of my friends little boy… I get to take the photos of this blessed event… he is a cutie 🙂

Keeping busy…

The weekend is here and I have a busy one planed…

Today and tomorrow I am helping a friend (a cousin of hubbys) move into their new place. I am so excited to have a friend closer and I adore her kids (they have been featured in my posts before). Saturday morning before I go to help her finish unpacking I have to clean for the elderly couple I help once a month. Sunday it is church then to my friends to help set up for her one year olds birthday party (and to help put away any last-minute things from the move). I volunteered to take pictures at the party so she could enjoy this time with her little boy.

Next week is going to be a long and stressful one, but I will make it though… I have faith. Hope you all have a blessed weekend. 🙂

Get along…

I thought I would share this photo of the boys from last Christmas. One of the moment’s they share and get along. Not that it is unusual, but I usually can’t catch it 😉 Hope you have had a good week so far and have a good next two days.. the weekend is almost here 🙂

Previous Older Entries