Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
but I didn't tell you about him.
He is a Florida soft shell turtle, and his home is
primarily the water.
#2 daughter Mallory (23 yo) found him on our
property line on a 98 degree day. She said we needed
to "rescue" him and take him to the water. I felt sure
he could find his own way since the water is just up
the street from our house, but she insisted that we
must SAVE him! I simply couldn't pass up this
opportunity to indulge my daughter's sense of
responsibility for protecting this interesting
So...we discussed how to make this rescue happen!
We decided to put water in the cooler, turn it on it's
side and surely he would crawl right in, right??
This guy's neck when stretched out is about 8 inches
long so there was no way we were going to pick him
up and get bit!!
Much to our amazement...the plan worked.
We got him into the cooler, put the cooler on
a towel in the back seat of my car, and drove
around the corner to the lake so we could
Of course we had to snap a shot
of the rescue team in their moment of glory!!
Willy headed for the water immediately!!!
And returned to the surface briefly to show his
gratitude (I missed his head popping up,
but you can see the little ripples just above the
center of the pic) Quit laughing...this is serious
stuff here!! ;o)
So there you have it in case you missed it on the
WILLY IS FREE!!
Have a great day!!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
with the creme de la creme of bloggy friends!
friends who commented, and lifted us up
machines, and we bought one that was on sale
at Lowe's. We are in a time crunch, so it gave us
taken care of! Thank You Lord!!
what the problem is.
The bulk of it is solved for now! Our #1 daughter
will be using our #3 daughter's Scion for the trip!
Britt was so sweet and just offered the use of it!!
What a blessing to a mom's heart!
of your lives and for being such a lovely part
You touched God's heart and mine!!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
your money just kept flying right out of your
checking account?? $100, $200 or more at a
That is what is happening here!!
We have had more expenses recently than I
care to number, and my car, which our daughter
is suppose to be using for an upcoming trip is
ill and $260 later, is still not fixed,
Our washing machine just went caput!!
God is in control...this we know...
And are extremely grateful for!!
I covet your prayers for the repair of
my car, a great deal on a good washing
machine, new or used, and that the end of
this redistribution of our resources
would soon come!!
Ya'll are the best!!
Love and Hugs,
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
old or dead and it had a huge
added sod, shrubs, grasses, palms, and red lava
rock instead of mulch. We still have a bit more rock
to put in around the bay window area, and I want to add
(which you can't see clearly in this photo)
All the plantings are really beginning to mature
this summer and we are thrilled with how it looks!
I drive into the neighborhood, I thank God for
His love and care for the details of our lives!
Monday, July 13, 2009
God all that the week may hold!
OK, well I couldn't resist this box with
adorable little Mary Lou Retton on it!!
Remember how she dazzled us all
back in the day?? All right...let's
get to the real deal!!
There is just nothing like sitting down with
my morning coffee and just gobbling up God's Word!
In Jeremiah 15:10 this is what he says when he
That you have borne me
A man of strife and a man of contention
to the whole earth!
So in his agony what did Jeremiah do?
We find it down a few verses:
Your words were found,
and I ate them,
And Your word was to me
the joy and rejoicing of my heart,
For I am called by Your name,
O Lord God of hosts.
Is God's Word "joy and rejoicing"
to your heart?
If not, it can be!!
Too often we get busy with life, and don't
"eat" His Word daily. Then some crisis
comes and we find ourselves desperately
Well, I prefer plan A!! Begin each day
feasting on God's Word and with
JOY and REJOICING!!
He is already wherever our day will take us,
and will prepare us for what it holds!
DOES IT GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT????
I don't think so!!!
It says in 2Timothy 3:17 that His Word
completes the man of God, and thoroughly
equips him for every good work.
Be sure to eat the breakfast of champions
(champions of God, that is) each day
and enjoy the sweet victory over all the
things in this life that can so easily
We need our spiritual food as much as we
need our physical food!!
May your week be full of
JOY AND REJOICING!!
Love and hugs,
Monday, July 6, 2009
I am continually amazed by the
Ever stop to think
taking place in your body as
you are sitting sipping your
morning coffee or tea?
the trees one at a time, giving each
We can sure enjoy them!!
all our loving God has created
Friday, July 3, 2009
Whatcha been up to today??
the street, loaded and unloaded at the dump
another 1/2 ton of overgrowth from two wooded
corners of our back yard!!! That makes a grand
total of 1 ton that we have hauled away
Wherever you see sand...there were palmetto bushes
vines, and lot and lots of leaves and sticks.
It really was nice to look at, but will be even
nicer when we're done with it!!
This is a pic of the right side. We still have some
a little bit of fence repair, and a couple of small trees
we will be taking down,
then I can begin designing the landscaping!!
YES!!! My favorite part!!!
All the brown stuff in the tree is dead vine!!
We have an additional 25 ft. of property behind
the fence that is designated as a conservation area.
This next picture shows the vine growth on the
trees behind the fence (that we aren't allowed to
maintain) and which consequently ends up in the
trees on the inside of the fence!!
So there you have it. After doing major laps in the
pool, and 35 minutes of intense leg and
arm exercises yesterday...
I did this today, and now you know why
I CAN BARELY MOVE TONIGHT!!
CHILLIN' AND GRILLIN'!!
What about you???
HAVE A VERY HAPPY
4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION!!