Everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Snapshots

I have recently been accused of allowing "cobwebs" to collect on my blog, and I do apologize. But...it's not my fault, really! It's internet troubles again. I've been trying to add new posts, but like I told Tim,"Life is too short to sit around waiting on the internet." Well, I finally had the time to run up to the office and post a few pics for you.

We had such a wonderful Christmas week! No less than eight (yes, I said eight) separate get-togethers in 7 days. For those of you trying to do the math, that averages out to more than one "par-TAY" a day. No wonder I am so tired! I could try to tell you about them all, but I'm sure you would get tired of reading. So here is a little Christmas "album" for you to check out. Hope you enjoy!

And here is Lucy's 5 month picture...now that she is closer to 6 months.....It sure was hard trying to keep that doll out of her mouth long enough to snap a picture.

Oh yeah, Ty killed another deer! On Christmas Day, right in my Dad's back yard.

We had so many things going on last month. I wish I could have talked about each individually, but to try to sit down now and go through them all would take the whole day. Things are finally getting back to routine around here this week. We started school again, Tim is back at the office :-( and No more "functions" to attend for a while! Unless of course you count my birthday Friday!!! (I accept cash, check, credit card, etc. Ha Ha!)

Monday, December 21, 2009

This Little Piggy Found Her Piggies

After mastering her hands and fingers, Lucy has moved on to bigger and better things...TOES! Yep. She found them, and she can't get enough. Actually she found them about a month ago, but with all the technical difficulties I've had recently, I'm just getting around to publishing these pictures. Now the poor baby is fighting RSV. Thankfully it seems the worst is behind us now. I hate to see her feeling so poorly. She is usually all smiles, and I think this illness has taught me that I shouldn't take that for granted.

Check out the rolls on those legs. Doesn't that just make you want to pinch an inch?

Biedenharn Photos

Tim and I have been wanting to learn how to better use our camera. We've read books and searched online, but the only way to really learn is by doing. So we took the monkeys to the Biedenharn Gardens Saturday hoping to get some good Christmas photos and to try out some of the stuff we've been reading. Ha! The monkeys had other plans! It was all we could do to get them to look at the camera at the same time. Needless to say we didn't get to play around with the camera like we were hoping. After we left, Ty summed up our experience: "We wore Daddy and Mama out." Bingo!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fall Gardening

A friend recently divided some flowers in her yard and graciously gave some to us. We actually had a hard time trying to find a place to plant them all. Some daisies went into the beds around our house, the gladiolas found a spot in front of our new shed, and the irises were planted around the steeple in our garden. I know, I know...a steeple in the garden, but the Tool Man is a church builder after all, and I do like finding new uses for old items. Anyway as you can see we had a beautiful sunflower voluntarily come up this fall. Right as I snapped this shot the Tool Man jumped right in it. He couldn't have timed it any better. Now that all the flowers have been planted, the waiting begins. That's the hardest part for me. I want instant results.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Hey ya'll. Don't miss the new post about our Thanksgiving. For some reason it was published under the wrong date, and it is a little further down the page. Just noticed that, sorry. At least the internet is back up and running, and I will try to do better about adding new posts. Also Tim noticed that you will be able to enlarge my pictures by clicking on them again. I don't know why, but that stopped working for a while. Now you can get an up-close look at my two monkeys.

Redneck Initiation

Well...I'm about 3 weeks behind, but Ty killed his 1st deer November 25. And I'm pretty sure his Daddy was more excited about it than he was. After they tracked down the deer, Tim bloodied Ty's face. I guess this means my child is officially a redneck! Ty wasn't so sure about all the blood at first, but once he got used to the idea he didn't want to wash his face. I guess I will let the boys do their thing though, and while they are off doing whatever it is they do, Lucy and I can do fun stuff like hair and nails and sewing and shopping.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mad Hatter

I'm so excited...Patti recently gave Lucy some of Anna Michael's hats. Now, when I say "some" I mean GOBS! I doubt she will get a chance to wear all of them, but we will try. So far Lucy does not mind wearing hats which is good because she is soooo cute in them. I wanted to get a picture of her in as many of them as possible, but this was all I could get before she'd had enough of the fashion show. Maybe we will try again later.