We were taking bluebonnet pictures and this field full of yellow flowers was behind us and he spontaneously took off running and dancing thru the beauty of it. I pray this dude soars on wings as eagles, walks and does not grow weary and reaches all his dreams and aspirations and knows the presence of God profoundly.
He's such a great guy but I hope he doesn't walk in my shadows. You know...the places I've been that I don't want my kids to ever tread. He wears his heart on his sleeve like me...I hope he'll learn to tuck it in better and let the Lord have his hurts.
I'm hopeful for him! I'm prayerful for him! He inspires me to be better, live fuller and get over myself.
Here's hoping you are off to a terrific weekend of Joy. xox!
This is the breakfast table when I was decorating for Fall several weeks ago. It was fun getting it all out and then separating it into different areas of my home.
There is a little Red in there.
I took this shot during our Labor Day trip at a mall across town. I asked to take a picture and was too embarrassed to take 2 or 3 shots. There were racks in front of this full of apples. I'm dreaming of making caramel apples for our Halloween block party Saturday. I'm trying to work up the nerve to do it. Look at these beauties!!
Have a happy Rednesday and go see what Sue Loves Cherries and gang have on display today. xox!
I wanted to show these 2 plates today, even though they are hanging to prove to us that we never have put the molding up near the ceiling to finish our cabinets. :) These belong to a set of 8 dessert plates that my Grandmother gave me. They all feature different fruit, and not the prettiest ever but oh, so sentimental. They are Blue Ridge Southern Potteries. Is that funny or what? Ya'll know I'm a southern gal but my G'ma is anything but...she resides in Massachusetts and has her whole life. I had the rest displayed in my dining room until I moved that antique wardrobe you can see thru the door. It now lives in the dining room to hold dish collections. I'll showcase my dining room for ya'll as it comes back together.
Hello Pink Saturday ladies.I hope you are all having a fabulous Fall season.
Is this so funny? My son and his buddy found my Muffy VanderBear stash of bears and accessories.
They had scenes all over the livingroom for hours.
There is a lot of burgandy in this shot. But also lots of pink flowers in the pots on the print. I just love this shot of the doorway. I imagine a huge courtyard on the other side with a water fountain and bricked path. Also, the little pink home-made sign in my flower pot is a scripture I love that reads, "Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise, give thanks to him and praise his name." Psalm 100:4
This is a painting my girlfriend gave me from an Estate sale. It is in my dining room that is in transition right now. I love her. I love the colors. I'm not sure how I missed having the whole thing in my shot?
Searched my archive photos and found some trucks. We went to a local showing to meet a friend that then went to the Truck Rally. It was hot, hot, hot. It was summer '08...the boys look like babies. :0)
I'll leave you with Batman and the Red, White and Blue waving byebye to ya.
Have a terrific Blue Monday and have fun looking thru the other entries at Smiling Sally.
Hello Gang. I hope it is a lovely day wherever you are today. It is the Lord's day today and I'm tagging in to Spiritual Sunday with Charlotte and Ginger.
I received a word from the Lord this week and it surprised me.
1. to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement;
2. to persist in speech, interrogation, argument, etc.; insist.
3. to bolster, sustain, or uphold: unflagging faith that had persevered him.
Why am I surprised? Because after 2 years of intense illness...I'm not healed and I may not be healed tomorrow when I wake up...He is asking me to persevere thru it. He is not gonna move the mountain.
Kinda like this shot my hubby thought was hysterical of me having a cup of coffee and hammerin' away at the tack strip that held our old carpet down and was in the way of our new beautiful flooring. God loving on us is kinda like when we work on our home...does it really ever end? 1 project leads to another and next thing we know we have to not only have the floor in the living room but the closet, front 3 rooms. Everything ends up all a mess before it looks beautiful again.
Hence, the name of my blog...Bloomin'
Lord, I'm still bloomin' right here where you planted me and I'll persevere until I've run the race
1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2
I won the book Blogging for Bliss from Joan at Anything Goes Here, check out her awesome blog. I just saw today that she is about to hit her 100th post and 500th follower...that means another giveaway coming soon.
I'll try to share some cool stuff I learn from this book. She also sent some really cool bug tags that I may use on my Boo grams. (see yesterday's post)
I'm getting my Boo grams together anyway because I gotta be the 1st to attack, right. I have buckets from the $1 store that look like ghosts. I have bags that are pumpkin or black that I've saved. I also have those take out boxes and mine have bats on them. I let the boys pick a friend or 2 each. You should start with 3 to get it going, but there is no rule.
I've collected halloween socks, hair bows, candy, Peep marshmallow pumpkins. You can get stuff everywhere. Wal-mart, $Dollar Tree, drug store, grocery items.
I had a friend give apple cider that had a halloween theme with cookies before to her neighbor.
Give a decoration they can use or vampire teeth or gummy worms or eyeball gumballs.
I cannot find my camera. So, here is a draft I never posted.
A little corner of my kitchen cabinet. I got the bread cross-stitch at the resale shop for $1 on 1/2 price day.
I got that creamer for $2 or $3 bucks somewhere. The little iron was from my g'ma in Oklahoma. :0)
I love this funky scale. I found it at a general store in Weldon, North Carolina near the MIL's farm.
I usually have a bowl filled with apples up there.
This is our fun marina themed bathroom for my boys. Yes, that is a bright color and it is on the walls and ceiling too. There is white beadboard all around the bottom of the room. This funky sign is above their window. I got it from a junk guy that thrifts in from the beach at Eastern Shore, VA while fishing and beach bummin'. I also got a bouy from him...I guess I forgot to get a pic of it.