Monday, August 14, 2017

This Beautiful World

With all the turmoil that is going on in the world today
one can become very discouraged and worried.
I certainly have my times of great concern, and anxiety
over events that happen.
I have reflected upon the great blessings 
I receive each day, rather than seeing the world
in such turmoil I stop and view the world
and see all the wonders and beauties.
I know my Heavenly Father loves me
And He loves all his children.
We are more alike than we are different.
I feel honored and blessed that I live at this time
here on earth. . 
 This past week end I had the opportunity to sing in my
Stake Choir, for our semi-annual Stake Conference.
(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).
The title of the song is 
My Heavenly Father Loves Me
Words and music: Clara W. McMaster

 Several phrases and lines touched my heart deeply.

He gave me my eyes that I might see

He gave the gift of touch.
That I might feel.

He gave me the ability to "feel"
with my heart.

He gave my ears that I might  hear
The magical sound of things.

He gave 
me my life, 
my mind, 
my heart

I thank him reverently
For all his creations, 
of which I’m a part.

We all live on this beautiful planet called earth.
We are part of His Garden. . . with its many colors.
and much diversity. 

I’m glad that I live in this beautiful world
Heavenly Father created for me.

I will be joining
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life

Friday, August 11, 2017

I Have Done What I Could

So much has been going on in my small part of the world.
I have missed my little blog very much.
As simple as it is, it still gives me pleasure
to post pictures and tell about my life.

There are times when "life" gets in the way of "living".
That seems to be the case for me this past month.
I have always know that life is fragile.
Things can change in seconds.
No one is immune to the bitter, but it rings true
for the sweet.  We all experience both.
How would we ever know the sweetness of life,
if we had not tasted the bitterness.

I count my blessings every day. Every hour, every minute.
I know that the trials of life are also here to be counted as
blessings. . .For everything gives us experience.  

Trials change us. . . hopefully for better. . .Nothing
goes unnoticed by our Heavenly Father and His Son
Jesus Christ.  If He cares for the little sparrow how much
more He cares for us.

I certainly have had my fair share of trials.
I have come to realize, that with my head held high
and my eyes wide open, I can face challenges and trials,
with the Grace of a Woman.
I believe God blesses us in all things.  

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy July 4th USA

  Hello Everyone! 

I am celebrating with family and friends.
Small town USA style.
Parade,  park activities, and a fun
Day barbecuing hot dogs and hamburgers.
A lot of good food made American style.
Fireworks later this evening. 
The day will be HOT over 100 drgrees.
Sunny and beautiful.  No where else I would rather be.
My home, my town, my family, my friends 
Celebrating the greatest country on this beautiful earth.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Hello July

Well, HELLO my friends,
And greetings to 
I was so busy in June
I feel like it went way too fast.

It just seems like that is the way it goes. . 
Time is flying. . is that what happens when you get older?

I hardly had time to enjoy my tiny little spot of garden
while the weather was a little cooler.
Now July is here and it is "hot as a 4th of July firecracker."
Speaking of which, it is just around the corner.
I do love July 4th. . .one of my favorite celebrations.

The Birth of A Nation!
I think another reason I like it so much is that I love
the small town celebration.  
What is more American than Small Town USA
Celebrating the 4th of July?

Right now I spend most of my time in my house.
My ALLERGIES are out of control.
The medication my doctor had me taking was working fine
but for some reason, I feel like it isn't even working.
Between allergies and being HOT, I just stay home.
If I need anything I hurry and do it in the mornings.
But the allergies are all day long.  

I mosey outside in the evenings to water my plants.
Me and the little Terrorists spend a little time enjoying 
the evening outside.
One thing for sure "this too shall pass".
I keep busy while I am inside.  I have several projects
I am working on.  I will show you when I have them completed.
Have a very enjoyable weekend. 
 Enjoy July. . 
for it too shall pass!

Monday, June 26, 2017

June Excitement

Hello Everyone!
This has been a very busy month for me.
A huge celebration!
My first Grandchild was married this month.
June 10, 2017
Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah

Joel Russell Jackson Spendlove
Lauren P. Frailey.

The beautiful couple starting their new life together
Husband and Wife 

Lauren is the beautiful bride.
Her dress is gorgeous.  
But most of all she is gorgeous both outside and in.

My daughter and son-in-law and my grandson Andrew
with Joel and Lauren.
My daughter is the happy mother of the groom!
Joel is my oldest Grandchild. . .He is such a delight.
And seeing the next generation marry is truly a blessing
I am so thankful for the blessings of wonderful
Children and Grandchildren.
The day was a beautiful June day for a wedding celebration.

And just this week, my Granddaughter
Bayli got engaged to Ryan.

Oh, dear Grandma has got to get busy!

Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Porch Sitting

I am a porch sitter, and very proud of it.  
Although my little front porch is what some would call a "Stoop."

I can still sit on it.  And I definitely decorate it.
I have a magnificent view when I sit on the front porch.

I dream of having a big porch to sit on. . ah that won't happen
Not in this lifetime.  I had three houses that had those beautiful 
big front porches.  Now I just enjoy my "stoop" and my patio.

I am content with my little "stoop" and my patio
But I still swoon over porches. . . 

I can still dream, even when I am content with my "stoop"~

 Oh, gosh I think I am in love with this turquoise one~
Ah, dream on~~

Oh, dear I guess I had better finish up here.  I must
get to my Patio so I can enjoy the coolness of the evening.
The moon, the stars are calling my name.
I hope you enjoy Porch Sitting.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

A Little Pruning and A Little Care

When I first moved to my little cottage condo about 6 years ago 
this little rose bush was pathetic.
 I wish I had a picture of it at that time. 
You can barely see it on the left of the porch.
It was nearly dead. . .there was no way I was going to lose 
that little rose bush.
So with a lot of tender loving care and of course pruning all the dead
from the bush, twice daily watering, and the right amount of
nourishment, my little rose bush started to have new little shoots.
She was experiencing new-growth
It took her a couple of years before she would bloom.

But look at her today!

Every spring when she begins to bloom, I can't help
but think I had a little part in her new growth.

I think my little Rose bush is a reminder to me
that I need tender loving care, I need
water, nourishment and sometimes the
pruning of the old is painful but it is part
of my new-growth, so that I can
bloom like my Rose.

Is she not beautiful.  Every time I look at her, 
which is often. . . .I smile!

Every now and then we all need a little pruning and cleaning up.
How can we ever grow with all that old dead "stuff" hanging onto us?