Friday, July 13, 2012

Oh my goodness! Where has the time gone? It's been almost three years since I posted on this blog. Naturally I can't recall all the events that have taken place during this time. So here we go... On Sept. 28th, 2009 we had loaded up the U-haul to move our son, Kyle, and his family back to Arkansas. I was so excited that our two little granddaughters would be living so close to us. So close that they just live out our backdoor and down the hill a lil' ways. I can't begin to describe the immense pleasure those two lil' girls have brought us! And they are different as night and day. Raylynne is 7 now and Kialey will be 4 in August. Right now they are in Georgia for a month visiting their Meme and Papa. We can't wait til they come home in another week!! Our 9 yr old grandson, Ethan, is visiting from Alabama. He will be leaving on Wednesday to head home. He is growing up to be such a sweet young man. He loves sports and is very active playing football and baseball. He enjoys swimming too. I'm gonna miss his hugs ALOT!! On a less joyful aspect, a business that we spent 2 years constructing and the last 2 years trying to make a success, has failed. While it has been a disheartening adventure I think we are both ready to get it behind us and move on to the next phase of life. Which is quite scary actually, and yet hopeful. After all, Life is made of.......

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Winner is.....

The winner is....Linda of Linda's Patchwork Quilt!
And I didn't even need to use for this giveaway.

Congratulations Linda, I hope you enjoy The Hinsons CD "Favor". Thank you for commenting.

It has been a very hectic week around here. Trying to get things ready for Kyle and his family to move in. We will be leaving tomorrow night headed to Georgia to bring them all home. We are soooo excited!!

We didn't get as much accomplished as we had hoped to in preparation for their arrival. We'll somehow manage though. I sure have realized how old I'm getting. I just can't do things like I use to.

But I'll post more later on about all thats been going on this week. For now, I'm going to retire for the night.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Has anyone tried the Renuzit Pearl Scents room fresheners?

I purchased the "Pure Breeze" scent a few weeks ago and have fell in love with it. They are not only an attractive addition to a room, they smell wonderful.

The "Pure Breeze" color also goes along with my Bath & Body Works Foam Soap which I also love. This scent is "Dancing Waters" which is described as "reminiscent of cool water flowing through a field of flowers, the fresh scent of clear, sparkling waters has been enhanced by master perfumers with notes of water lily, Asian pear drops, crushed basil leaves and white musk". In other words its a "clean" smell.

I currently have the "Wild Honeysuckle" at my kitchen sink. Since I was a little girl I have loved the smell of honeysuckle, so this is definitely a favorite of mine.

Since it is smelling so good around my house I think I'll have a giveway.

Several weeks ago I ordered the latest CD of The Hinsons which is "FAVOR". I purchased this CD because of the song "The Potter's Wheel"(.....well...and because I like The Hinsons). The words of this song are so meaningful to me. I am different today than I was before because of His grace! I desire to be molded as clay by Him and to be all that He wants me to be.

Yet, O LORD, you are our Father.
We are the clay, you are the potter;
we are all the work of your hand.

Isaiah 64:8

Anyways...I had received the CD about 3 weeks ago. However, about a week ago I received another "FAVOR" CD. I was a little puzzled really. So I got on-line and emailed their Office Manager, Bobby Wheeling and explained what had happened. He replied and thanked me for being honest and told me to give it to someone that I thought it might bless.

Well who better than the blogging community? Yay!!!

So if you will leave a comment and tell me how you "saw God today". I will use to select the winner. I am going to accept comments for this drawing from now until Wednesday, September 23rd at 8:00 pm.

I've only recently gotten back to blogging so I don't have many (ok, I have zilch) commentors, so please let your friends know so I will at least have more than two people to select from.

Have a Blessed Day!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Last year I bought me a Blackberry cell phone.

I can't tell you how much I have come to rely on the "Calendar" feature of this phone. After all I'm over 50 and I have a tendency to forget things. So I am constantly making myself "reminders", as I call them, on my phone. I use this to remind myself to make certain phone calls, when a doctors appt. is, when to pay certain bills, oil change appointments, etc.

I have almost always had my phone set to vibrate rather than have a ringtone. Jim sometimes gets a little aggravated because I do receive a lot of texts and to him it is always when he has asked me to sit down and watch a TV show with him, or we are eating, or having a conversation, etc. But a lot of the time it vibrates because of a reminder.

He called me this morning and in such a cute way he said "I had a reminder just come up on my phone (which he doesn't cause he barely knows how to retrieve a text) and it was to remind me to call you and tell you that I Love You". (not that he has to remind hisself to do that, he tells me that all the time) Awwww. Isn't that just so sweet....or as Chondra Pierce would say "isn't he just precious".

Monday, September 14, 2009

They've Closed!

The house closing went well today. It's really official now.

Kyle has been busy today scheduling a U-Haul truck, packing some more, taking care of utilities, etc.

Kyle has worked for this company for about 6 years this time. He also worked for them before during the summers before Leslie and him got married. It's a nationwide company that does Commercial Heat and Air.

So Kyle gave his two-week notice today . When he spoke to David, the Vice-President over the location he is at, he inquired as to what Kyle was going to do. Kyle exlained that he had sold his home and was returning back to Arkansas where his family lived. David told Kyle how he really hated to lose him, that he had been there a long time, and talked about how he was in their system and everything. He asked Kyle "don't we have some places there, like Little Rock or somewhere?" Kyle told him Little Rock was several hours away. But he went on to say that he hadn't really known the chain of command concerning transferring so he had already called another location but was told they weren't hiring. David then said "let me pass the word down and see if we can't find you a job there, then we can keep you in our system".

This would truly be a God-send for them. They wouldn't lose any of their insurance benefits, etc. Leslie is a diabetic and using an insulin pump. Not to mention having two young children under the age of 5. Insurance is important.

So please be in prayer regarding this job opportunity. As I mentioned before we totally feel this has been the Lord's will and we are trusting in Him knowing then everything will work out for the best. I might also add that if this door closes we know another will open. It is God's plan that they desire, not theirs.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Answered Prayers

I cannot tell you how excited I am.

Kyle and Leslie sold their house!!!!!!
(In case your wondering, that is not there house)

Thank you Jesus for an answered prayer!

Ok, maybe you do know just how excited I am.

They are suppose to close on Monday and they will need to vacate by the end of the month. We all have a lot of work ahead. They will be living in a house here on the farm. However, this house is not livable as it is. It's really a newly constructed house but it has never been completely finished. So we are going to revert our den back into an apartment again and they will stay there for a month or so.

Meanwhile Leslie and him are readily packing, having a yard sale and giving stuff away. We have to get the den emptied out which basically requires moving the TV in our living room and store the rest of the den furniture. Then we need to make room in our old music studio for some of their furniture.

This may sound rather simple. However, currently we have stored some of the theater seats, sound equipment, curtains, etc. in the studio. Not to mention the accumulation of household items that were already stored in there.

Believe me, this is not going to be an easy task. I'm up for volunteers!!

Oh I'm just so happy I could cry!!

As Paul Overstreet sings -

God is good all the time
He put a song of praise
In this heart of mine
God is good all the time
Through the darkest night
His light will shine
God is good
God is good all the time

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Trusting in Him

This morning I received a phone call from my daughter-in-law, Leslie. I could tell from her voice that while she was excited, she also had apprehension, fears and anxiety.

You see about a year and half ago Kyle and Leslie had put their home up for sale. During that time there were several interested prospects but they never materialized. So after almost a year of disappointment they took the sign down.

She proceeded to tell me they had put the "For Sale" sign back out yesterday. It was her neighbor that had come over and was inquiring about it. He mentioned that his dad was going to buy him a place and wanted to look at theirs. He further explained that they had been looking for a while and couldn't find exactly what they were wanting or they were too expensive. He then spoke to his dad and the dad was going to come look at it tomorrow morning. This is the reason for her feelings of apprehension. Trying not to get her hopes up but wanting it to sell.

Please be in prayer concerning the sale of their home. They have been wanting to move back here for a while now. I know they have been praying about it and trying to follow the Lord' will. Also being accepting of the fact that it may be His will for them to remain where they are.