Friday, October 25, 2013

Going to Grandma's house! :D

It seems like lately, I haven't seen my Grandma. Except for "Hi and Byes". And I missed her... so, we planned day together. Dad and my brother dropped me off on the way to their work and we began the day! :) We started the day by making breakfast. Sausage and crepes.. and boy were they wonderful! :) We had originally planned to make it a sewing day.. I would crochet, and she would quilt. Well... we didn't really do that very long.... She did a little quilting.. and I did a little crocheting... Though we mostly jabbed and went to town on a little Shopko shopping spree. :)

When we came back, we sat down and she fixed my coat sleeves. They were ripped and the buckle that was on them came off. She made it look SO SUPERB, just like her! :D

At first we were going to put buttons on the sleeves to cover up some of the puckering. Gramma dumped the buttons on the tray, we found some, and then, do you know what she made me do?! She made me, ME! pick up the buttons SHE dumped! As if she could ever have dared! Ah! Shame... :D
(For those of you who don't know me well, I am just teasing. But she did make me pick up the buttons. :})
We later found that we didn't need to put the buttons on the seam, because the seam was on the inside of my arm. 

I was able to finish a crochet shower puff. But that's really all I did.  

Funnies of that Day:
Papa came home for lunch.  We had soup and Gramma asked him if  he wanted "any crackers in his soup".
When he said something about his tractor business back, Gramma looked at him puzzled, and said: "I asked you if you wanted any crackers in your soup, Bill."
Papa: "OH! I thought you said: 'Did you sell any tractors'! 
We all had a good laugh and now we have an inside joke about the Turkey Gobbler that Gobbles up words before they reach the other persons ears.. :P

The next person to get the Gobbler was me. :P Papa asked if I could get him a small glass of tea. Well. I didn't here the 'small' part. So, I got him a big glass. When I handed it to him, he said: "Wow! That's a big glass of tea!"
Me: "oh, I'm sorry. Did you say small?"
Papa: "Yes, but that's ok." A second later he says, "Looks like the Gobbler got to your ear too!" :P

After lunch, Grandma and I went on a golf cart ride through the woods and we got covered in stickers. Gramma started picking them off my skirt, and throwing them down. Well she didn't pay attention to where she was throwing them and when she got done, she realized that she had thrown them all over HER jeans! :P :D It was comical!

It was a grand time! I am so glad I got to be there! :)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

All My Life I've Been Loved

When I was younger, there were a lot of things in my home that I resented and hated. Ungrateful, discontent, wanting to be in "such in so's" family because their life was so much better than ours. My Parents didn't let me do a lot of things growing up. They wouldn't let me be a cheer leader, actress, or ballerina.. All my friends were. Why couldn't I be? I am now about 9 years older then when I had had these thought - I see what kind of  people come out of those places. They have lots of problems. Spiritually and physically. My Parents were wise. They knew, that by doing those things, I would lose sight of the gospel and the ultimate sacrifice of Christ. I look back now, wiser than I was. Christ has shown me the terrible things that I had thought and how wrong I was. He made me realize how blessed and protected I was. I learned more and more about how evil the world was. I was protected. But most of all, I was loved. Everything my parents protected me from and corrected me on, was out of love. They wanted me to be a Christ follower and family lover. Not a self absorbed ballerina, cheerleader, or actress. By God's grace, I was taken out of that bitterness, I have learned, and I am still learning that this IS where God has placed me. I don't see the big picture. I don't know what today will bring, but I do know that I am in a family that loves me, protects me, and cares about my well being.
Read About Davion Here 
This morning, He is still teaching me. I read about an Orphan. His name is Davion. He never knew his mother. He grew up in foster homes his whole life. He wants a family and love before the orphanage throws him out, because he is old enough to take care of himself. I can't imagine his life. I can't imagine living without family love. Thanks be to Christ, he is a believer. He has Christs love, yet he still needs a family. A family that will help him grow in Christ. My heart goes out to Davion. I don't have a clue about what it's like to live in Foster care. But I do know that the Lord has made me even more grateful for my family. And I know, that Davion will be in my prayers. I ask that you too, would  pray for him. That God would give him Courage, Hope, and strength. But mostly, that he would be loved by a family, as he is by the Almighty God. May God teach us all to love and be grateful. 

Owl We Did Was Draw

It was a few weeks ago now... it was a boring day and we needed something to do. And thanks to Pinterest, I found a tutorial on how to draw owls. And  so..I demonstrated to the boys,  on how it was done. And they drew along with me. :)
This is how we started off.

Then we filled it in.

Emma tried very hard. :) 

They all did. :)

The boys did a wonderful job on their owls!