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Thursday, May 27, 2010

"Why folks, I grabbed that thare four legged critter by the horns, tossed him to the dirt and had him tied in ten seconds flat!"
This is my great grandson Kenny just before he learned to walk. He is wearing the family Cowboy boots. They were purchased in 1957 for our first baby, Patty-Jo. Her two sisters and two brothers also wore them.
Most of my grand kids and great grand kids have also had them on.
Family traditions are great fun, but the best tradition in my family is Jesus Christ.
Try Him, you'll love Him.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Here is the little gown I made for Lily's burial. I made a ruffled bonnet and flannel diaper too, and crocheted little white booties for her.
The funeral was difficult but our family is close and supportive and our Lord has held us close to His heart.
Lily's mother and my youngest daughter both had their gall bladder's removed the week after we lost Lily so it has been a very stressful May so far. I pray it calms down now.
My Beauty Bushes are beginning to bloom and look like fluffy pink clouds. I wonder why I always think of Strawberry Ice Cream when I see this bush in bloom?

I love this white Iris!!! I thought I just had one and accidentally killed it so you can imagine how happy I am to find this one showing off for me today!!! Isn't it just wonderful?

Just look at this naughty little buglet!! It went to the bathroom on my lovely lavender Iris! No manners at all!!
Enlarge the photo if you don't believe me.

Pink Columbine is lovely in the sun, especially with a blue sky.

OK!!! This is why I have had an ongoing war with the deer around here. If you enlarge this shot you will see that the tops of my Phlox have all been eaten. Yes, the deer have come and chomped off all the tops of both the pink and the Lavender Phlox as well as the Perennial baby's Breath and the heirloom rose that I started from my mothers old bush. I have used blood meal for years to repel them and am now using Irish Spring Soap chips. Unfortunately I must have some Irish deer around here!

Here's a nice shot of a little Bumble bug on my Patty Rose. He looks so furry and cute but I doubt his sting matches his looks!
Here's Pete! I have an area in one of my gardens where I have made a mossy area and placed lots of elves and the like. The kids love it. This guy feels like I do today, but I need to snap out of it and go plant some tomatoes!

I had to laugh when I saw this picture. It is actually the center of an Iris but it looks like a really mean face to me with green eyes. LOL
We never know what our pictures are going to look like until we see them on the monitor screen.

My sweet girl Patty gave me several pink Rhody's. I planted most of them last fall but her son and his friend brought me two more a few weeks ago and even planted them for me. This is what they look like. I love them! The flower petals are ruffled. I have mounds of white Candy tuft growing between them and some Stella d' Oro day lilies are budding out too. It sure makes a pretty setting. I just love this shade of pink!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Lithadora is gorgeous this year. I want to get more of it and have it everywhere. Blue is my favorite color and these little blue flowers delight me.
This Clematis is 'Paul II. I think it's just beautiful!! The flowers are about 7 inches across and my blue shed is a perfect background for them. I am fighting the deer to have these, My Pellet Gun is loaded and you better believe that any long legged critter I catch nibbling on these beauties will find out what mountain Mama's lead feels like!

The Callas are blooming now too. So far the deer have not been interested in them. I pray they never are.
I love how the flower petal wraps around, giving the impression it is a rather shy or modest flower.
My computer was down for a week after the funeral so I have lots of catching up to do.
I hope everyone is well and happy.
I'll be visiting you soon.
Thanks you again for your prayers for my family through this past few weeks. It's the prayers of saints like you that help us survive such painful ordeals.


Monday, May 03, 2010


On Friday, my little great granddaughter Lillian Isabella 'Lily Belle' was stillborn. She came two months early and has left many broken hearted family members behind.
In a world where many babies are not wanted and basically trashed, it seems so unfair that one little child so very wanted should be taken. None should perish and all should be wanted and loved.
My brain is flooded with 'why' questions and I know most will never be answered.
If there is any sort of consolation it is in knowing that our Lord and Savior is holding little Lily Belle in his arms right now. We will be with her again, and it will be for all eternity. I am so thankful for this I can't even express it.
Your prayers for my family, especially Lily's mama and daddy and grandparents are needed. Thank you
I know time does not heal, but we will learn to live with yet another deep scar. Only with the Lord's loving compassion can we survive these horrible times.
Today I am taking my youngest daughter to the hospital for gall bladder surgery. Prayers are certainly welcome here too.
I apologize that my post today is so miserable. I guess we all have these times.
Thank you all.


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