All Good Things…

This part of my devotions felt especially personal to me this evening so I thought I would share…

” Remember that all good tings – your possessions, your family and friends, your health and talents, even your time – are gifts from God.  Thank God for the good things He has given you, but do not cling to them.  Be willing to let go of anything He takes from you, including your plans.  But do not ever let go of His hand.”

—–The LORD gave me what I had, and the LORD has taken it away.  Praise the name of the LORD! —- Job 1:21

(My devotions are from the book Jesus Calling – Devotions for Kids.  This is the book we are supposed to read before each school day.  However, I had not read from it in almost 2 weeks because I was running late or some other excuse.  I MUST remember that all time is a gift from God and I must choose HIM above all other things.)

Hello Tuesday AND Girls are Like Apples

It’s been a crazy week or so around here.  We spent a lot of time last week getting our ducks in a row for the beginning of our homeschool year which is set to begin next Monday, August 22.   Last Friday, my favorite great uncle passed away.  I think Dale was everybody’s favorite.  He was just that kind of guy.  Anyway, we are preparing to head down to the Branson, MO area for his funeral tomorrow.  We’ll be taking a van full – all of our household + my mom + my gram + my aunt Sherry.  So…the last few days have been busy trying to get everything necessary washed & packed & put away in addition to making arrangements for the dog and paper route (thanks again, BFF Sherry & family!).

Anyway, since I haven’t had the time to craft or create, I thought I’d share a little something I made a few weeks back.  I found this poem on Pinterest (yes, again Pinterest!) and wanted to recreate it in order to print it out sometime.  So here it is…girls are like apples

Feel free to copy it and use as you see fit.  Again, I am not the author or original creator of this poem or its format – I would like to give proper credit and would do so if I could locate the original source.  So, with that being said, please use my version for personal use and do not sell it or attempt to profit from it.  Thanks!

We are leaving about 10am tomorrow and should return sometime Friday evening.  Thanks to friends & family that are helping us by watching the pet & house. 🙂

Can it be?

My FANTASTIC friend, Sherry, just called to share what could be a life altering recipe with me.  I don’t want to post it until I’ve had a chance to test it out, but it sounds INCREDIBLE and way, way, way too easy.  Stay Tuned! 🙂

Super Cute Treat Pedestal…NOT!

I had great hopes of sharing a tutorial on the super cute little treat pedestals I have been working on.  Unfortunately, due to poor planning and 105 degree temps, they are not ready. 😦  Hopefully the parts will dry overnight and I can assemble and photograph everything and share the details tomorrow.

On a totally different subject, I made the most magnificent tilapia for supper tonight!  Only 1 of the 9 of us didn’t love it – that’s pretty good! 🙂  I’ll be sure to add it to the recipes that I’ll be sharing in the coming weeks.


Quick Bit

Jensen spent yesterday and today with her friend Lizzie.  A few of the other kiddos were pretty jealous – that is until Jen got home today and told them all about her experience with leeches in the pond they were playing in.  EW!  I’ve never even seen a leech and then she goes on to talk about a big one that she had to pull out from between her toes.  DOUBLE EW!  Combine that experience with the sunburn she is currently sporting and those that had been jealous of her earlier are now feeling a bit better about having to stay at home. 🙂

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