Monday, August 31, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook- August 31,2009

Peggy over at The Simple Woman's Daybook is on a well-deserved summer vacation. Ladies who want to join in a "summer daybook" can still link up here.

For Today... August 31, 2009

Outside my window..It's a beautiful sunny day! We've had some much needed rain lately, so it's nice to see the sun. Yesterday's high temp was 67 degrees. It has been feeling like fall around here...

I am thinking... I can't believe that is the last day of August.

I am thankful for all the talented, caring, blogging, godly women out there who enrich and bless my life every day! Thank you for directing our hearts to glorify God, for giving a us a new recipe for our families, for being real when it comes to everyday life, for showing us a thrifty way to shop for our pantries and for home decor... I could go on and on. What a great community of women!

From the kitchen... need to grocery shop... don't know if that will get done today- might have to get creative for supper tonight. Also the apples on our tree are mostly red now- maybe an apple pie this week??!!

I am wearing... My usual morning uniform--pj's. And I also grabbed my daughter's robe and have it on backwards (like a Snuggie on TV:) to keep my arms warm! Yes, I am a lovely sight to behold:)

I am hoping... to get all the preparations ready for our trip to Illinois on Friday for my sister's wedding on Saturday. I am so happy for her and her great hubby-to-be!

I am hearing..The tv in the next room, morning traffic, birds chirping. I enjoyed watching a hummingbird at our feeder yesterday-- they are amazing!:)

I am praying...for a safe 6 hour trip to Illinois for everyone traveling to my sister's wedding. Yes! We have another family wedding - what a blessing!

Around the house... hmmm... wondering if rearranging the living room is a good idea??

One of my favorite things...tapioca pudding- yum.

A few plans for the rest of the week...usual chores, packing for the trip.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...*

This is Tim and Brooke doing their "happy dance" back down the aisle after being pronounced husband and wife!
This photo by Patricia Espedal who brought me a cd of her pics of the wedding. More to come... :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Hangin' With the Fam

Link up with Heather over at Simply Heathers Blog over the summer months to share you pics for Wordless Wednesday.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook- August 24,2009

Peggy over at The Simple Woman's Daybook is on a well-deserved summer vacation. Ladies who want to join in a "summer daybook" can still link up here.

For Today... August 24, 2009

Outside my window..Wow- what a gorgeous morning a beautiful day to come. This summer has been amazing here.

I am thinking... about Amanda as she is in her very first college class right now. I hope she loves college:)

I am thankful for...oh so many things- I use that word loosely. I used to have a plaque that read, "The most important things in life are not things." Those are what I am so thankful. A loving Savior, family, friends (yes you:), a godly husband...blessings that are not things.

From the kitchen... For dinner tonight, meatloaf, baked potatoes, green beans and sliced homegrown (by my mom and sister:) tomatoes.

I am wearing... pj's. Yes, I am the only one in the house- and I can if I want to:)

I am hoping... to get the downstairs "under the stairs" closet purged and organized this week.

I am hearing..a squirrel chattering up in the tree in the front yard. I noticed some dirt misplaced in one of my pots on the deck. I wonder what treasure they have buried in there for winter. One summer when I was replanting flowers in a pot, I found a big walnut.

I am praying...a good start to a new school year. Many are starting classes today.

Around the house... laundry of course. I will also be giving my kitchen a cleaning from floor to counters to cleaning out the fridge. I think those things are green enough in the back to throw them out now:)

One of my favorite supplies-- I love shopping for school and office supplies.

A few plans for the rest of the week...welcoming Tim and Brooke back home from their honeymoon. Pictures of the wedding are coming. I will be featuring a good friend's pics this week:)

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...*

This is me adoring our little granddaughter Sophia. We had met for the first time the day before when we arrived in Grand Rapids. We were all coming together for Tim and Brooke's wedding. This picture was taken at the reception. It was a hot day- you can tell that my makeup has almost melted off- and Sophie's hair was damp. But Sophie and Grammy talked and talked:) We'll see her again at Christmas.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saturday Fill In

I found this new fill in fun over at Kathy's place and thought I'd post one too:)

Saturday FillIns:)

1. I remember, I remember when we had a houseful of kids wanting to go to our town's Sweet Corn Festival-to see their friends and ride the carnival rides... Life is different now... My hubby just left to go get some delicious sweet corn for our dinner- just he and I;) and no, we won't be riding the Scrambler:)

2. Dear Kristen, Jess, Lisa and Brooke- my DILS, I want you to know that I love you and I just think you are super!

3. Is that my guest room comforter still on Amanda's bed???

4. I'm trying to resist the temptation of spending too much time watching episodes of Medium that I just found are on YouTube.

5. I'm saving a big hug -Tim and Brooke just for you. (when you return from your honeymoon)!

6. If I made a birthday list a new camera would definitely be on it.-mine is going nuts!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to eating yummy sweet corn and maybe watching a video with Lon, tomorrow my plans include going to church and then helping Amanda get ready for her first day of college classes on Monday. Where did the summer go?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hello Michigan!

I've never been to Michigan. But I am sure looking forward to going there for this weekend's events! Big doin's going on for our family!!

On Saturday our son Tim is marrying Brooke! It's finally here! Yes, we will have a new DIL! Look at those two- could those smiles be any wider? They are so cute!:)

I am so looking forward for our family and extended family being all together! And I also can't wait to meet all of Brooke's family! What a time we will have:)

Oh, and remember way back in March when a certain little girl was born way out in Pittsburgh? We will finally get to hold that sweet little granddaughter of ours- Sophia and look into her beautiful eyes, and see that smile!! And the cool part is- her other grandma and grandpa will be there too! What a time we will have!:) Did I already say that? Oh well.

Can you believe it?

And this little punkin will be there, too!
Can you stand it?

I know I can't!!:)

So, dear friends, if you have time, could you please pray for us and our families as we travel these next few days? Thanks so much! And you know I'll be back next week with pictures!:)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Sam's Little Brother-Coming in Nov.

Link up with Heather over at Simply Joyful Photos over the summer months to share you pics for Wordless Wednesday.
(I have to add that this is my 100th Post- can't think of a better way to celebrate!:)