Monday, May 24, 2010

"You get a line and I'll get a pole . . . . "

"Hey, all my Grammie's bloggy friends, we're going fishin'.
Wanna come?"
" Yeah, we're goin' fish'n! Come with us!"

"Let's go, brother. "

"First thing . . . we need bait . . . how about some worms?""I need just a few more. . . . I've got big plans!"

"Next, a quick lesson on how to get this thing ready for fish'n!
Thanks Dad!"
"That dern tree!! @#%#!!"

"PaPa, watch me cast! "

"How'd ya like that cast?
All set! Come oooon fish! "

"I gotta be patient."

"Did I get something?"

"Nope, you didn't.
I'm getting tired of this so I'm gonna try something else."

"Net fishing! What fun!"
"Yuck! Pond scum!"

"A reading break. I've had a great time.
If you don't believe me, just take a look at my 'clean' legs!!!!! "

It was a beautiful evening.
A view across the pond -- so peaceful.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Marketplace

This morning Hubs suggested that we have brunch at a newly opened restaurant in our tiny little town. They serve breakfast/brunch only and the hours of operation are 6:30 - 11:00 a.m. This place is very unique. As you walk up to the front door, it's your first clue that this is going to be a different experience -- again, considering we are in such a small town.

The restaurant used to be a warehouse and boasts a series of rooms. Each one has it's one style and personality. As you enter, you step into what feels like a coffee/soda shop in colors of red, black and white. It's very quaint and inviting. Walking through we found 3 more large rooms to explore. Along the way you can shop for decor items, baby items and other miscellaneous items.

I took some pictures to put on my blog to share this experience with you. The first one is the entrance. There's more to see than is in the picture. There's a ledge up at the top of the porch and there's decor with lights that look really cool.
This is the room where we ate. I'm standing beside a fountain which gives you an idea of how large everything is.

Here's close up of the fountain. It's made from a large stock tank with a smaller one inside.

A shot even a little closer. The sound of the trinkling water is so calming and restful.

Another shot of the room. There's actually two of the column units.

Here's another room. I took a quite picture on the way out. There were people eating nearby and so I didn't take very much time to get everything in the pic.

Many of the rooms have scripture verses on the them.
Here is an example of them.

Oh, yes. The food is absolutely great and inexpensive! I can definitely recommend The Marketplace! Hope you've had a wondeful evening!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Scripture Memorization

I'm late in posting the scriptures that I am memorizing for the month of May. As I have shared before, I am memorizing the first chapter of the book of James. Here are the verses for May:

"And hose who are rich should boast that
God has humbled them.
They will fade away like a little
flower in the field.
The hot sun rises and and grass withers;
the little flower droops and falls
and it's beauty fades away.
In the same way, the rich will fade away
with all of their achievements.
God blesses those who
patiently endure testing and temptation.
Afterward they will rceive a crown of life
that God promised to those who love him."
James 1:10 - 12 NLT

I love the promises of God! I so enjoy memorizing scripture. God is so faithful to bring the memorized verses to mind when I need them. Last year I memorized Psalm 139, and I have been greatly surprized at how many times I have used it in sharing with others, in Bible study and in teaching my Sunday School class. God's Word never gets old, is never out-of-date and has the answers to life's questions. All we have to do is utilize it!


Monday, May 17, 2010

Memorable Days

Last week was special for our family. Hubs and I spent a wonderful week in the Ozark mountains. We left Sunday afternoon. However . . . it was also the week that our precious granddaughter graduated from Kindergarten. We certainly would not miss that, so, we made the 5 hour trip back home just for this major event in her little life.

The night before had been full of storms, tornadoes and power loss. Fortunately, the power was still on at our house. Since my son and DIL's house was without power, the graduation party was moved to our house. We arrived early in the afternoon to help wherever needed. About 4:30 p.m. my son arrived with the little ones so that they could be bathed and get ready for the big night of graduation. My DIL followed close behind carrying bags of decorations and drinks and supplies. I got out a tablecloth and she knew where everything else was and we began getting the table ready. My son dressed our grandson and I was privilege to dress my granddaughter and do her hair while my DIL took her shower and got dressed, too. Before long we were all set to go

Here's our little graduate after she was all ready to go.
She is a sweetheart!

Receiving her diploma!

Another pic of her receiving her diploma.

With her teacher.

Another pic with her teacher. It was her teacher's first year of teaching.

Her cake.
I did not make the cake because we were out of town.This is not the cake that was ordered. The store that was to make her cake lost power and a cake sale due to the storms. She was very fortunate to even have a cake. It was a last hour attempt -- but it worked out!!

Her "fun" pose with the cake.

With one of her classmates.

Her best "bud".

It was a wonderful evening, She does have girlfriends but she also has NO problem with the boys. :)

At 8:00 p.m. we turned the house over to our kids (they stayed there until their electricity came back on). We went back to Ozarks and finished out the week with friends.

On Friday, our friends had to leave to go to their grandson's high school graduation, so the cabin had an empty bedroom. We called our son and DIL and invited them to come and stay until Sunday. So, Friday night they arrived. I don't know who was more excited -- all of them or us!!

We spent Saturday at Silver Dollar City. Everyone had a great time. The little ones were absolutely awesome! They were so good and cooperative -- even our little guy that's almost two :) Hubs and I left late Saturday evening to be back in time for church. The kids stayed until Sunday morning and had a nice time. It was the first time they had been able to come to the cabin. They really enjoyed their time away -- even if it was kind of short. It was spur-of-the-moment plans, but sometimes the unexpected can be the most fun!

We are thanking the Lord that all of our church members, friends and family's homes were unharmed in the many storms that came through here last week and over the weekend. Many homes, cars and properties were damaged. Hailstones were anywhere from baseball size to dime size!!! God is good -- always!


P.S . Blogger has gone looney so . . I apologize for the crazy font size! I tried to edit the Html but it didn't work as it should have.