Thursday, July 25, 2013

Simple Blessings Thursday...Produce!

One great benefit or shall I say "BLESSING" in living in the rural area is the bounty of produce. I suppose you can get this anywhere, but here people are begging you to take it off their hands. We usually come home every week from church with a bag of fresh veggies.
It also isn't uncommon for someone to randomly stop by the Pastor's Home to drop off their veggies. *Smiles*!

We love it. Tomorrow, I am putting corn up in the freezer and I am going to make a dish with the squash and try to figure out what to do with the tomatoes and cucumbers.

I plan to hit the Farmer's Market, Saturday.  I want to at least put up 3 months of green beans, corn, squash, zucchini. These are our staple vegetables. My friend shared with me her tip of putting up 52 cans or bags of a vegetable because she knows she is going to at least eat one of those items a week. She makes the best pickles. EVER!!!!

Starting this Thursday, I will be sharing a Simple Blessing from the week! If you would like to join me next Thursday, please link up!

Mrs. Chrissy T

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Little Bit of Summer (2013)

I don't know about you but we are having a super busy flying summer. It has been really fast. We will be gearing down here to start homeschool here in a month. We are switching to a year round schedule. We are trying it out anyway!
Here is a Little Bit of Summer in our home......

 The church ladies surprised me for my 33rd birthday at Olive Garden!
 Hiking Day with new friends. We had a lovely day at Ferne Cliff Park!
                        Hannah started her dream of Horseback riding lessons.

                                                            Park fun!

                        Visiting with PawPaw big truck, cousins, and horses!

         My husband's first time preaching Father's Day at our new church!
                        We are missing kid here!!! He was with Nana!

 Played around making Deco Mesh Wreaths this summer. Here is the 4th of July one I made for my mom.
       Nature walk and Nature Center tour. It was HOT!  I got sun BURNED!!

              Hannah and I had a girl day getting our tootsies pampered!

                       Kyle had his 6th birthday and it was all LEGOS!!!

 I made a Balloon Wreath for their birthdays. I'll bring it out every birthday!

 Here is a 4th of July Snap shot. A couple of friends hosted a party. It was wonderful.
 This is my husband and I heading to our Summer Family Camp Minister and Wife Dinner!
                                         Chuckee Cheese with Friends!

                                             Lego time with daddy!

                                      Normal duties...Grocery shopping!

                                          Slip n Slide fun with Bubbe!

                       Our new Homeschool Group Summer Family Picnic!
                                                     More water fun!

                                        A peek at our beautiful flowers!!

                      My Summer Deco Mesh Wreath I made for the front door!

I know this was a photo overloaded post. But long overdue!!!  I am sure there will be more. As we are still having Summer Filled Days!

Love you all dear readers!!!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pumped UP

I have such a joy in my heart.  The Lord has been really been pouring out the Oil of Joy. dear friends there is a Oil of Joy.  All you do is put on those Garments of Praise and I promise you sweet ladies that oil will pour out all over you!!

I have quite a busy day planned ahead of me.  Here is my goals.

Shampoo couches
make menu & shop list
print some homeschool materials
plan children church lesson

I pray you have a great day where the oil of joy saturates you.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Pop In


I am alive and well. It has been a super summer filled with many trips, bumps, turns, and refreshing!  I never intended on life stepping in and filling all my time to where even getting on the computer was just not a need. I have missed you all so much. I was just building some blogging relationships right before my hiatus. So, I have a lot to catch up on here and also on my blog reading list.

Things that has happen thus far this summer...

Passing of my precious memaw (1st of June)
Church Camps
Started a Children Church on Wednesday for Community
We had a wonderful revival where 8 people got saved (filled with the Holy Spirit) and 9 baptized.
Starting a Discipleship class for new babes in Christ
Community Picnics to feed the low income area
Basic life- yard work, homemaking, and kid training
My birthday and My Little Son's
Made a couple of Mesh Wreaths for the first time!
4th of July celebration
Found a Homeschool Group I am soooo excited about

What is going on now.....

Planning for our 2013-2014 Homeschool Year
Doing some deep cleaning before school starts
Do a couple of kid activities before kids start school

What is going on with you all?