Friday, February 25, 2011

So Many Blessings

Our home has been quite full of many happenings and blessings lately.

The Bookworm has once again started back into his Archery, their first Competition will be soon, which will be the SC State Competition. If they place they will once again go to Nationals in Louisville,KY. The Bookworm also got selected for The United States Achievement Academy: Who's Who Among Honor Students. We are very, very proud of him! Plus, he also got an invitation to join the National Beta Club. His induction will be at his school in April. SO VERY PROUD OF HIM!!!

The Princess has been very busy as well. She just returned on Monday evening from Disney World in Florida. She along with the Band, were invited to march in the Disney parade. What an honor! She had a wonderful time despite that two of their three band buses had blow-outs going and coming home! A month ago, the Princess auditioned for the State of SC Region Band and she made 8th chair flute! Today she has practice up North all day until tonight. Tomorrow she will also have practice until mid afternoon, we will meet her up there and listen to her Region Band Concert. SO VERY PROUD OF HER!!!

The Major gave the Sunday sermon at our Church on Sunday. After he preached our Church voted and he is now Licensed to preach. He was so excited about preaching Sunday morning, I thought that he was going to float away! I would have been so nervous, I told him that he is definately called by God to go into the Ministry since he wasn't nervous!

As for me, I contine to Mom and Wife. The weather has been very nice here since this past weekend, and if you know me, you know that I have been outside as much as possible! Warm weather is my best friend and I love to get outside whenever I can! I have really been doing a lot in the yards.....I went to my parent's house and my Mom and I dug up tons of monkey grass and trees for me to plant at my house.(thank Mama, I had a fun time!) I planted monkey grass up our sidewalk out front and I planted a few trees in the front as well. I also painted our mailbox/post, it looks awesome! In the back the Major plowed my garden for me, tomorrow morning we plan on getting the posts the rest of the way in the ground so that I can plant! Also in the back I dug up all the grass along the back of the house and made a flower bed on both sides. I added monkey grass and pine straw, WOW, what a huge difference it made out back! I also planted a TON of trees and bushes that I got at my Mom's, they look great and really added to the back yard. My fruit trees are already blooming: cherry trees, pears, plums and peaches! I was also told by our neighbor, Farmer Joe, that there are also red raspberries planted too. He showed me where they should come up at, I can't wait to see them! I am anxiously waiting for my asparagus to start sprouting, should be any day now(there is TONS of asparagus). It is raining here right now, but as soon as it clears, you'll find me out in the dirt!

It is a wonderful feeling to have our own house once again. It's an even nicer feeling to have everything in the inside done and finish, and now be able to be outside. Of course there are a few things that will have to wait to be done when it is alittle warmer such as; pressure washing the house and shed, and painting the white trim on the porch and back porch.

Lord thank you for your blessings.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Let the "Son" Shine

I am sitting here in my living room looking out my window seeing the beauty of the sun rise which makes me thank the Son, our Heavenly Father, for allowing me to see the beauty of the sun shine today. Thank you Lord!

It's suppose to be in the 70's here for the next couple of days. I believe that I will venture outside in a few minutes and start tilling up my plots for my garden. I need to get the soil ready so that I can plant in a few weeks. I am so excited about being able to plant in my own back yard this year! Can't wait to see how the garden will turn out. I would rather spend my time outside than inside any day. I love to garden and spend time outside with the dirt!

Give God praise today for allowing you to see another day and the "son"shine!

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Dinner Table

Our family eats dinner together everynight around our dining room table. It's a time when we not only eat together, but we talk about how our day was. We each give an up and down for the day. It's interesting to see how everyone's day was. Dinner time is our time to talk, encourage, and listen to one another while enjoying a wonderful meal together, be it one that I fixed or take-out or something that the Major grilled. Lately, we've been letting the kids take a turn once a week and cook. They get to choose want they each want to cook, and then they gives Mom a break and they have fun.

What really amazes me is the number of families that do not eat dinner together. They eat going throught the drive-thru or they just fix dinner and everyone eats where-ever they want or they eat at different times. I sad! Where is the family time!

Our family enjoys spending time together we not only eat dinner together but we love to play board games together. It's not hard to spend quality time together(away from the TV which we do not watch a lot of). We also love to go to our local Yogurt shop in our Town and get yogurt together. We also like to walk around our neighborhood or hang outside together. Lately we have been spending a lot of time together as we try to finish moving into our new house. It's been fun working together arranging the rooms.

Think about it: what you do as a family is what your children are going to do when they have their own family one day, so make a great impression now because later it too late!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Wear Red

February is the National Awareness month for Women's heart disease and today is wear RED Friday. I am wearing RED today in honor of my daughter. It was 13 years ago that The Princess had open-heart surgery to prepare a VSD that she had in her heart. She was just 18 months old. Praise the Lord that she has had no complications and does not or has never had to be on medicine. Her heart is healthy and she is healthy. She can do whatever she wants to do without any limitations who-so-ever.

So go RED today, and the rest of the month to support Women's heart disease.