11 May 2015

This and that

Washi Tape Love.... Why do I love this tape? I don't know but I can't refuse buying one or three when I see them. 

I started this plant from a Jade leaf as you can see. It's taking a long time to look different than this. I took this picture back in March and it still looks the same.

28 December 2013

23 March 2013

Another Walk

Some things do last!

We all love street appeal! Lovely!

Old sturdy walls that keep the creek contained during a flood.
The grate in the creek is a bore hole which relieves the water in the old coal mines so we don't get water in our basements. It's not one that discharges water constantly. I've never seen any evidence that is discharges large amounts of minerals. The creek coloring is normal to other run offs and creeks.

21 March 2013

19 March 2013

Out for a walk

Pretty lamps by a local church.

New train station, well not really new.

Remanence of what the city looked like a century ago.
I finally got a new camera!

19 February 2013


Over the weekend my youngest and I gave Geocaching try. it was fun! My daughter is a bit of a treasure hunter so this was really fun. We live in a small town and there are about 20 cache right within city limits!

28 January 2013

Very winter!

We had delicious snow followed by yummy bits of ice today.

 Bad weather gives me such a strong desire to stay home and cook and bake and do crafts all day! I had a bad case of it today!

13 October 2012

Transitions and Progress or the lack there of...

I recently found this beautiful blog called Out of the Ordinary. The link is the latest post about her son who is off to college once again and she reflects on her younger children who are in middle and high school.

I can really relate with my oldest in college for the 2nd year and my baby in middle school. A year ago when it was very hard for me with Cayla leaving home and going to college, it happened that I needed to go back to work. I went back to being a bank teller, (after 19 years). I had to work harder to get to my devotionals which I needed more than ever and to make time to read to my youngest who I wasn't home schooling any longer. Lizzy going back to public school presented new challenges for her that were never there before.

Things that are very helpful is  being in a sound church and being a part of that church, really. I mean being that church for Christ when no one is looking. Am I doing that? By trusting in God's word and sovereignty for the future and for the now, for that matter is what has made a difference in my life. Reminding my very forgetful mind regularly by reading the bible has renewed my mind, a greater help has been in memorization.... then when I hear something at work or at the grocery store or on the phone with a friend and there is bad news I can have hope with the heaviness instead of it just feeling despair.

Transitions are hard at times and joyous at others. I want always be there for my girls and husband, as long as God gives me breath to do so. My own progress or regression always seems to be up to me even though, the ugly side of me wants to blame others. Thank God we have a choice and have people in our lives to point that out. Its not what happens, it how we respond to what happens.

Eph 4:25 - 31
25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. 26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 28 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. 29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

25 August 2012

School Poster Project

 I helped Lizzy to make a poster for "The Good Dog" project for school.

 The inspiration for this part of the project is from The Artist Woman's blog: How To Make an Acrostic Book We used Tempra paint for the back ground and cut out the "dog" letters with card stock quality paper. The small word cut outs are an idea from her blog as well.
We were inspired by The Mellow Miller's craft project Wall art Dog Collage for Lizzy's malamute centerpiece. We used construction paper and lined filler paper. The blue of the eyes are tempra paint as well over black construction paper. We covered her malamute with clear contact paper because I thought the filler paper was weak in comparison and was concerned about the eyes, nose and mouth being picked off at school by other children if the corners lifted because we used elmers glue.


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