Saturday, June 25, 2011

a sky most


beautiful
lasting
rising
setting
loved
satisfying
dark
light
bright
subdued
wished upon
shared
intriguing
breathtaking
designed by the Designer
coveted
relaxing
calming
bringing
lovely
inspiring

Thursday, June 16, 2011

little wreath on my door


it had been a red berry wreath far too long.
so now, after i de-berried it,
wrapped it in the muslin strips,
added some embellishments,
stenciled a little banner,
it's on our door.
"HOME"
subtle, and not too showy.
i have to say-
i really REALLY like it,
it's one of the few crafty things i've done lately!




Wednesday, June 15, 2011

my dad, a father's day tribute


he's there behind you.
backing you up. he'll listen. pray. give advice. a smile.
a hug.
never a cross word.
that's my dad.
that's my children's Grandpa.
if there ever was someone who could be counted on...
it's him, my DAD.
he's always working, reading, tending the fire, hiking, enjoying nature, doing, or resting like he's supposed too.
he's never trying to be in the spotlight.
he's back. helping you get up if you fall. encouraging. being THERE.
that's my dad. my DAD. and we love him. we're proud of him.
most of all, we are thankful for him.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

if an ice cream truck is heard....




the russell children are there. this time we


happened to be at their Grandma Sheryl's one Sunday.


i love how they are lined up in age and order.


will david behind buddy, buddy behind ella, ella choosing first.

and like always, Georgie (as in Curious George) is there to enjoy the treat as well, thanks to WD.


sponge bob for wd.

and that's like the ONLY sponge bob thing he will ever have.



that's just me and my personal tastes of shows. lol.



same thing for buddy!


i can't really recall what this particular thing was. maybe dora? anyways

doesn't she look like the HAPPIEST person ever? and



all because of the ice cream truck!



simple pleasures of summer!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Spring for Susannah, a review



Spring for Susannah



by Catherine Richmond






I was delighted, once again, to be able to review another work of historical fiction. I would give this one FIVE STARS, no doubt. Catherine Richmond, author, has a gift for giving detail that draws you into her story, her characters. Susannah, who has come to Dakota Territory as a paid bride to a Mr. Jesse Mason, is not prepared at first for the definite lack of even basic pleasantries as she was used to in Detroit. She has always felt plain, and shy, and was even more a strange woman because she enjoyed what her father did- being a veterinarian.






Her husband is a man who has a steady faith. It shows. To those around him and most importantly to his wife, Susannah. What struck me most about Jesse was how much he talked about his faith. It was touching, and certainly helped Susannah in changing her heart towards the Lord.






Also, the newly married couple (married by proxy) deal with judging upon appearances, although they make good attempts to understand each other.






The author created several situations throughout this novel that helped Susannah grow a backbone, so to speak. She began to endure, and thrive. She began to actually carry on a conversation with her husband, and learned more of her own personality that she hadn't let shine through.






I don't desire to give any more details about this story. It was extremely entertaining, and one I shall reread shortly!






All comments are of my own, and I was not paid for this review. Thank you to BookSneeze for the opportunity!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sunday is upon us...

and it's my pleasure to share another recent photo. hope you enjoy it. been trying out some different things, with my photos. i have etsy on my mind again, but probably shouldn't try it anymore. the ship sailed. these photos will probably just be on here, after all. oh by the way, most of the up close, floral photos are taken at my mother-in-law's house several weeks ago.







Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson