Scriptured Walls

I wanted something special, meaningful for our home. A home, whether new or old, is a place of comfort and joy. A place to make memories and cherish family.

I wrote scripture on these walls. I want our home to be blessed with life and love! Even trial and tribulations. I know that is crazy, but in order to experience love and grow in faith we must walk the winding road of ups and downs. Like every student you are tested and tested again. I want to grow stronger in my faith and relationship with God. And I know life is not all sunshine and roses. Of course we all wish it was.

So I wrote scripture on the walls asking for blessing and guidance as we live this life in this home. Prayers meaningful to us and all that enter. I find comfort placing my hand on a wall knowing there is a bible verse or a prayer under the sheetrock reminding me whom I need most in each breath I take. God is my center, my life, and prayer is key!

Our front door was my main focus. So many enter and exit through it.

” Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. ” Deuteronomy28:6

I was so excited when Jason and I were walking through Hobby Lobby the other day and we came upon this sign. We both instantly knew we had to have this to hang over our front door. To find the same scripture I had written so many months earlier on the header for our front door, in a lovely sign. So no matter where life leads us we will always have this sign to move with us and the memories it holds.

I find happiness these days in the little things and look for something positive in every day. Not all days are easy, but I have comfort knowing God is there holding my hand and praying for me everyday. He loves me, even with all my flaws, He loves me!

Gingerbread House

The grandson and I picked up a gingerbread house kit while in town today. We had bought one last year that Cameron took to Aunt Kelsies to do with her, but I have actually never done one before.

So Cameron and I had a good evening building and decorating our gingerbread house. Thanks to another blogger for the idea. This may be a new tradition in our house šŸ™‚

Boxes Galore!

As I set here this morning enjoying hot cocoa I wonder if all the boxes will ever get unpacked! I have a path through the garage and one storage unit left to empty…

Today I am going to get some things on the walls, mainly the master bedroom. I have been anxiously waiting to hang up our slate art from New Orleans above each door. I know one day we will travel back down South to get some more artwork from the French Quarter, we love that city.

Of course the grandkids and I got the Christmas tree up and decorated and the front porch as well. We seem to be missing a box of Christmas decor because my tree topper is nowhere to be found. Hope to find it…

This is my favorite time of year. Family comes together, I enjoy visiting with everyone. My little cousin has moved closer to Branson for a paramedic job and will be down on the 22nd. And I am always hopeful our oldest daughter will be able to head home from Denver. And of course any excuse to bake all day long brings me lots of joy!

Last night I enjoyed just relaxing on the sofa with the grandkids and good conversation with my hubby. And my sister in law Becky’s peanut butter balls. They are the best.

Now I must get back to the boxes! They don’t unpack their selves unfortunately šŸ˜‚

Autumn Days & Nights…

Sunday I set in my living room watching the autumn leaves fall from the trees as the cold front was moving in. The sound of the wind and the leaves blowing was peaceful.

Jason and I enjoyed this fall, the temperatures a bit lower than usual but we recall we did not have much of spring temps either. 2018 brought long winter and summer and short spring and autumn. We have already enjoyed our first snowfall before thanksgiving. I am hoping we get a very snowy winter. Cameron will sure enjoy it!

Cameron was a ninja this year for Halloween and our granddaughter Kenleigh was a purple monster. We had a great time taking her with us to his school parade and halloween party. Then met up with our grandbabies parents that night at the mall for trick or treating. This halloween it was freezing and rainy out so we were grateful for the mall.

As our kids took their kids trick or treating Jason and I snuck off for a quick coffee date… Quality time together to laugh and talk just the two of us is always appreciated. Love my husband so…

We did make it to the pumpkin patch and corn maze this year on the last day they were open, lol… with both grandkids! We have been quite busy this fall

Kenleigh loved the pumpkins that were as big as her. We got them all carved and enjoyed them glowing at night. Camerons favorite part

Also this fall we took our annual road trip through the Boston Mountains in Arkansas. This year Jasons brother and his wife Marjorie joined us. We have the best time with them.

We finally stopped at Grandmas House Cafe along the scenic route. Place was packed but the fried chicken was wonderful. We will definitely stop in again, maybe not when the leaves are changing because everyone had the same idea that day. Worth the wait though.

We stopped again this year at the dinosaur park. Always a good time!

Then we traveled further down to Alma Arkansas to the A to Z store! I had never been and we are already planning a trip back soon. Furniture to clothing to home decor, they have it all. It was a long full day with great company. As always I look forward to that drive again next year.

Jason and I ended this last part of Autumn with family over for Thanksgiving being grateful for them all. Missing our oldest daughter Kirsten in Denver.

We also had a memorable date night, lol. One that will make us laugh every time we see our selfie at dinner. Laughter is the best part of life. And I enjoy it everyday with this man of mine.

I have started gathering my Christmas decor together and I am looking forward to the Journey to Bethlehem at the end of the week.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Autumn šŸ‚ winter is upon us ā„ļø

Together = One

Jason and I recently celebrated another year of marriage. 16 to be exact! Where has the time gone? It seems just like yesterday we met for the first time. We both knew instantly that we were going to marry. He proposed a few months later, and after almost a three year engagement we were married.

Through the good and bad times we continue to grow stronger and closer together. We have always said since the day we married we became one. It is important to us. Together = One! We both know we would be lost without the other. Our beliefs in marriage run strong with the same views. And our faith in God holds us together tighter than ever.

We laugh and cry together, finish each others sentences, think of the same things at the same time, dream together, work together and continue to grow together in life and love.

Everyday I am thankful for this man of mine. And our marriage.

Looking forward to making many more wonderful memories with him…

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Summer coming to an end…

Summer is almost over, where did it go? School has been back in for almost a month now, and since then the days have just been flying by!

A dear friend of ours opened a cafe ( his life long dream to do so ). The No Wake Cafe right on the lake. So of course we had to make the drive down to try it out!

Our youngest daughter Kelsie and her family drive down also. The fish and chips were wonderful. We had a great day and look forward to getting back next week before Jeff closes the cafe for the season.

A few days later I was watching our granddaughter Kenleigh Maye while her momma was working, she was a bit fussy and napped a lot all day. Sure enough her very first tooth came in! She was 6 months old. Look at her cuteness when I asked her to show me ā¤ļø

Then just the very next day after Kenleigh got her first tooth our grandson Cameron lost his very first tooth! Lol… He was so excited and had to call and tell everyone šŸ˜‚

One evening while Jason and my father in law were at a football game I got to enjoy the evening out with my youngest Kelsie and both my grandbabies. Dinner at Chatters in Pittsburgh.

Love my time with her and hope to one day have that time with our oldest Kirsten. She is now living in Denver, Colorado.

One morning I was able to enjoy my coffee and watch the beautiful sun rise…

Let’s see, another evening we drove down to another lake ( we have several big lakes less than couple hours away ) where my in laws were camping to stop in for a quick visit. I love the evening drives around a lake. Beautiful and peaceful.

And of course we enjoyed watching Cameron on the playground! He is such a happy boy. He blesses our hearts every second.

So just a few short weeks left of summer and then fall will be here.

I am looking forward to our upcoming anniversary next month and our annual drive through the Boston Mountains. But of course every day is a good day when I’m enjoying a drive with my husband.

So grateful for a full fun adventurous summer…

” you observe days and months and seasons and years”

Galatians 4:10