Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy birthday, Madison!

It's hard to believe that our oldest daughter has turned 11 today.


I am understanding the phrase, "Don't blink," more and more each day.


I love this sweet girl, and the beautiful young lady she is becoming.


Happy birthday, Madison!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Burn

This time of year, with the weather getting warmer and the wind just right, my husband always gets the itch to burn.

No, not that kind of itch and burn.


The itch to burn dead undergrowth in the acres of trees. Or the pasture. Or the yard around our house.



Yes, that last one ALWAYS makes me nervous.


One year, after we had moved back to Florida, he decided to burn the undergrowth in the pines around where we were living. Then he had a meeting to get to and left the girls in charge of watching it so it didn't get too close to the house. A little tidbit of information I did not know until later that afternoon.

To the girls credit, they did watch it. They watched it cross the line it wasn't supposed to, but all is well that ends well and that's all I'll say about that.


So this past weekend, I went to visit my Grandmother who has been ill. I was gone for about an hour. Then I headed home and as I'm topping the little ridge before our house, I see smoke. Hmm, I didn't remember anything smoking before I left. And as I got closer I realized the yard was on fire.



The yard. Around our house.

And there was my dear husband with a huge grin on his face and water hose in hand.


When I parked and got out of the van, I didn't even have to say, "What in the world are you doing!" He just smiled and said, "I've got it under control."


What's a wife to say except, "I know you do."


And then pray....

He always tells me that it makes the grass come back greener. Today it hit me why - anything would look greener when it's surrounded by charred earth.


Then I prayed again...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Freeze Frame

Spring fever has hit.
Can you guess what we are getting ready to do?









That's right, it's garden time!
I can't wait to enjoy all the fresh veggies and spend time in my kitchen canning.
Barefoot living at its best.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Freeze Frame

The weather lately has been reflective of my mood.

Cloudy....

Tired...

Gray...

Somber...
 

Even though it has been reflective of that. It also reminds me of this - light shining.

Bright and lovely.

I am thankful in the stormy times.
I am thankful when the sun is shining.
I will give thanks for each day.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Freeze Frame

For every picture like this...

There are at least 10 like this... One slouching, one smooching and one pouting.

And like this...One got it right, one's eyes are closed and one still pouting.

Then daddy starts doing his famous dance and this happens...

Then the, "I can't believe he's doing that! Daddy please stop! I can't watch!" look....

To finally get this...
All 3 smiling and looking at the camera.

Thank you, Lord, for digital cameras, goofy faces and dancing daddy's!