Monday, September 17, 2012

It's a shower!

Yesterday afternoon, we had a bridal shower for my dear, dear, dear, DEAR cousin, Katy Brown (Isaacs)!  It was a special time with our great-aunts from our MaMaw's side of the family. 
Here are the details...
(Warning...lots of pics!) :)
The front of our invitation...
(Please excuse the red and blue lines...this was a screen shot before we ordered them!)
Flower Pom-Poms

Sewing the Garland

The Table


Katy's Corsage...Made by Momma and Me

The Lovely Mrs. Isaacs-to-Be

Katy with her Grandmothers

A Beautiful Group of Special Ladies

Kandace and Leah

Oh...I love the punch! :)

Opening Gifts

The Four of Us, Girls
Pillow Covers for Katy...Made by Me

The wedding will be here, before we know it!  I am so excited for Katy and Josh...I know the Lord will bless them for honoring Him in every aspect of their relationship and future marriage.
Katy (and Josh), I love you, dearly!!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Goodbye to the Garden

A very blessed September 1st to you! 
Today we got the garden cleaned out.  (Whew, it was humid!)  I love the garden, but am always glad to have all the dead vines and plants out.  There were several times this year that we thought it wouldn't make it, but it did and we were blessed with a great harvest! 

We will be wanting those bright red tomatoes in January...I guess that's what the canned ones are for!
Tomatoes to be wonderful Momma worked hard on canning this year!  We (Leah and I) helped when we could, but she did a lot while we were doing school.
Now for some odds and ends:
A "C" pillow for some dear latest sewing project.  :)

Oh-so-good!  A new favorite in the Church household...chocolatey-peanut buttery-oreo goodness.
A year ago, today, we had a major storm come through and some trees to fall...looking back is a great reminder of the Lord's protection!  You can read about it here.
Well, that was a scattered blog post!  It has been a busy, hot month...I am ready for FALL!  Pretty leaves, cooler weather, pumpkin spice candles, here I come!  :)
Many blessings and much love!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Gardening Goodies

It has been a while since I have posted on the blog!  Life is busy, but good.  Our summer has been full of picking, canning, school, a few sewing projects, and just living life!

Here are some pictures of our gardening goodies:

Wild blackberries ready to be washed and turned into 15 pints of blackberry jam!
(Late June)

Green beans to be strung and broken...
(Early July)

Celebrating Leah's birthday!
(End of July)

Sweet Million tomatoes for salsa!

Lots going on...a (very, very, very special) wedding in November :), ministry things to do, CLEP's to be taken, sewing projects to finish, and the other joys of life!  Such an exciting time, to see how the Lord is blessing! 

Much love,

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Craft Exchange-2012

Yippee!  I can, finally, tell you about my latest craftiness!  My little package has made it's way to Sleepy Eye, Minnesota!  But wait...I am getting ahead of myself.  :)

This was my second time participating in the Craft Exchange.  (Here is my post from last November.)  I was excited to join the fun, again!  I was paired up with Mrs. Alyssa ( all the way from Minnesota!  I had a hard time deciding what to I just glued a little, beaded a little, and sewed a little.  :)  My package included: rosette hair pins, bead-balls, and a tangerine-scented rice pack with a baggie to match.

Click here to see pictures of how I wear my bead-balls (you'll have to scroll down)...

This smells so good!!!

Acts 20:35b is very true when it says, "...and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive."

I am so glad you liked your gift, Mrs. Alyssa!  It was a pleasure making it for you!

Many blessings,

handmade gift exchange

Linking up with...
Made By You Monday ~ I Should Be Mopping the Floor ~ Homemaker on a Dime ~ Tip Junkie-(Tip Me Tuesday)

*I may or may not agree with all the views expressed in these blogs...I am just linking to the craft linky parties.*

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

An Anniversary...

I wanted to wish, publicly, my dear Daddy and Momma a happy 20th wedding anniversary, tomorrow!  Twenty years of marital bliss and I have been around for 17 of it.  :)

My Daddy and Momma are such godly examples and I am proud to claim them.  Their dedication to the Lord and their striving to follow His teachings is so admirable.  They have taught me so many things and led by example in so many areas.  Their Christ-centered instruction and counter-cultural convictions are a blessing in this dark world!  I am thankful for their godly wisdom which I, hopefully, will use in my own marriage, in the future.  I know that they would be the first to admit that marriage is not always easy...but I can hear Daddy, as he preaches on the family, "If I am under the headship of the Lord Jesus and I put her needs before my needs and she puts my needs before her's heaven on earth!"  :)  Can you tell I love my Daddy and Momma?  Happy Anniversary!  I love you!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Everyday Blessings


That is my reaction, tonight!  It has been a wonderful day.  We spent the day as a family and just did some special things.  We simply enjoyed being together.  Tonight, we all went outside and did some odd-jobs around the house.  I know, years from now, I will cherish these days.  (Well, I do, now!)  I love the enveloping coolness of the evening after a warm day, the fresh scent of the earth as we pull weeds or plant flowers, the trickling of the hose as we water the garden, the sheer beauty of creation as it comes to the day's close, and the joy of just being together as a family.  "Ahhhhhh!"  I love days like this!  Life's special moments...such a blessing.  The Lord always knows what we need!

Garden Views

Leah's Blueberries

Thank you, Lord, for all your blessings!

Remaining in Him,