Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spring Planting

I've never really been what you'd call an avid gardener.

Don't get me wrong. I want a beautiful yard with lots of trees, shrubs, and flowers however when it comes to actually doing the digging, well, let's just say that I don't really DIG it.

I've been known to do it and at times....semi-enjoy it, but I'm not usually rushing out the door with my gloves & hat to play amongst the worms & bees, however.......

this Spring seems to be a little different. I'm not sure if it's because this yard is still new to me or if it's just been a really long winter but guess what we've been doing.......

That's right. G and I headed out to the local garden center and came back with three of my favorite bushes - hydrangea's.

Here are some pics of the little beauties after we got them in the ground. I can't wait for them to get big & bushy.

Take a look:

They've already turned a deeper bluish-purple. I love how they do that.

We also moved several hosta plants that were kind of spread out around the porch so that they could have a nice home underneath my crepe myrtle's by the driveway. (Sorry, no picture of those but they're doing well in their new home.)

So, have you been doing any Spring planting?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ballpark Fun

We've been watching a lot of this guy playing his favorite game lately and I don't mind at all.

I actually love spending a pretty Saturday at the ballfield, chatting with new found friends, eating sunflower seeds and watching my little guy learn so much more than just baseball.

They had a game tonight and it was a game of many firsts.

It was B's first time pitching......ever.
(He did ok, especially since he was put in with the bases loaded and NO outs.)

One of his teammates hit his first Grand Slam. So fun to watch.

And, B's sister actually sat and watched part of the game. Not only did she watch but she actually cheered him on. (This, my friends, is progress.)

Great job, Braves! Your parents and coaches are proud of your hard work and great sportsmanship. Keep it up this Saturday.

Update on Granddaddy:

We went up to NC to check on him this past Sunday. He was still in the hospital but doing much better so they decided to let him go home on Monday. The kids & I stayed until today and I'm glad we did since he had a fall during the night. He didn't get hurt, he just has a hard time with his legs supporting him sometimes. We were able to get him back into bed and this morning he headed off for a dialysis treatment.
Please continue to pray for him but please also pray for my mom as she has a hard job ahead of her.

Hope you're all having a good week and I'll be by to say hello soon.

Friday, April 17, 2009

You should be worried.

Take a look at the following pictures:

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter 2009 & Prayer request

Sorry I'm a little late with the Easter pics, we've had a lot going on.

We had a nice visit with my sister's and their families (no pics of them - sorry). My mom had fixed a wonderful lunch complete with ham, potato salad, garden fresh beans and corn, deviled eggs, yeast rolls and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Yuuummmy.

We also got to attend Easter service at our old church. We miss that church family so much and enjoyed seeing old friends - well, they're not really old but you know what I mean.

While in town, we got to spend some time at the hospital with Jack (my step-dad) and he looked good & was laughing with everyone. It was a nice visit but since we've been
back home & he's started his dialysis treatments, things have gotten worse.

The Dr. thinks he may be having mini-strokes. We'll get the test results tomorrow but he's been moved back into CCU. He's also been hallucinating & talking weird.
I'm not sure what all of this means - it's in the Lord's hands.
If it is his time, please pray that it's peaceful and pray for comfort for
the grandchildren and all of his family.
We've known for a while that his health was slowly deteriorating so this doesn't come as a shock, but it's still difficult to go through.
I'll keep you posted as I can and thanks in advance for the prayers.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It's TEA Time!

April 15th 2009
Taxed Enough Already??

Go to one of your local TEA Parties and say "enough is enough".
Let's party like it's 1773!
Let your voice be heard.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Price He Paid

As we all gather with family and friends around our tables, and as we listen to all of the beautiful music during the church services that we'll attend.....let's be sure to remember the price He paid for sinners like you and like me.

It's because He is such a loving Father that He sacrificed His own Son so that we might have life everlasting with Him in Heaven.

As we celebrate this time of rememberance, I pray that you all have your own personal relationship with God. If not, please ask Him to open your heart and your mind to His wonderful ways. You can always trust and depend on him - in good times and bad. He will NEVER foresake you.

Just remember to come to the cross.

May you all have a blessed Easter weekend.

On a different note:
We will be taking a quick trip to my parent's house for Easter this weekend. We can't leave until after B's baseball game (which they may or may not cancel due to last night rain - I really need to know that now people.)
Please be in prayer for us as we do a lot of traveling in a short amount of time and also for my step-dad who has been in the hospital for over a week. This is not anything new, he has a weak heart since his heart-attack six years ago, but it's just getting weaker and he had kidney damage from the same attack and they are betraying him now as well. The function of one depends on the function of the other & the tests are showing that he had another small heart attack last week.
We're going up to check on him and my mom and enjoy time with my sisters and their families as well.
Again, I hope all of you have a wonderful Easter celebration & I'll check back in with you next week.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Who you calling old?

This is Murphy.

She's 15.

In cat years, that's old.
I think her motto is: "You're only as old as you feel." because she is still just as playful as a kitten (sometimes).

This is what I caught her doing the other day.

Uh oh. That silly kitty.

Fifteen years later and I'm still cleaning up after her, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.

She's the best cat ever.

We love ya Murphy.