Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Come back SOON!

LOVE friendships
care for them
enjoy the friends you have
they are a blessing from heaven

these gals enjoyed the chickens
they enjoyed the ducks

I think they were perhaps..
at JUST how fun these creatures can BE!

So thankful to the Lord for the beautiful time we had
with Preacherman's family…
Joy & Sunny
are a delight!
here's to hoping they come back…

Fishing hole...

it was on our heart…
that before these beautiful souls went out
back into the land in which they came..
That they would see some things..
The night before this,
we laid out under the stars..
so they could REALLY see the..
but the moon decided to be SO bright
it was Actually funny,
we couldn't see more!
and we also wanted to bring them to our little Fishing Hole

Miss Joy, is ACTUALLY Preacherman's Wife..
and she is LOVING this..
and snapping LOTS of photos..
so we can get Preacherman up here!

LOVE this spot…
just across the water 
is our bike path...

and sisters in Christ

loving the view

loving more
these young ladies!
and the fine women they are becoming..
thankful it's not happening faster
than it might like

fishing holes are special places…
quiet places…
places where folks speak in hushed tones,
nods and smiles

it's a great place to say goodbye
see ya later
thanks for coming
so glad you could make it up

it's a great place to feel like you mattered
because you did
and you do 
every little bit of you
in someway..
to someone…
have you told anyone
how much they matter to you?

because you might just make their day…
forge a tighter friendship…
ease strain or stress that you didn't know was there…
but incase you haven't heard it lately..
you are loved
The Creator of the Universe
loves you SO much
He sent His Son
to rescue and redeem you
so never doubt that you are loved..
just ask yourself..
how well do you know the ones 
that love you?

Bit of Sun and Sand

Sandles and sand just GO together
and SW Wisconsin is NO stranger to beaches

we all grabbed some toys,
and towels and HIT the beach
with our friends!

Blue water
Blue skies
who could ask for more?

Especially when THIS Mama came loaded 
with extra fun stuff
to play with!

Later the big kids wanted to go to see the
and hang out in the lagoon like area

Buddy was LESS thrilled,
as he noticed some bees…
he's allergic to bees
so he's got this SEMI smile..
YES I am SO SO SO happy to be here at the beach
I am sort of ……
because there are
these bees
and I don't want to get SO wrapped up in playing
that I forget about them
and walk into their nest…

but the girlies LOVED it!
and gave me some grief about getting any good shots of them!

C.S. hung out with Little Man..
which thrills Little Man to NO end..
and then we headed back to the beach..

I want to hold your hand!!!

and off they big ones go

It's fun to be with a friend 
to fellowship with her
pray with her
and enjoy our children 
and our day together..

Little Man remains in Bliss

and we EVEN got them to strike a pose!

When it was time to go..
Sunny & Joy noticed CS's shoe..
this is them putting THEIR feet next to it..
too fun!

Sunny with a chance of Joy

THEY arrived.. 
safe and sound
making the LONG trip up from the wiles
of Illinois
Joy with her daughter Sunny
(names changed to protect the innocent
and to better describe who they are)

here they are…
in the lounge…
looking over BlessingsFarm's book
which is all about the first year or so of it's being.
They were excited by all that has been done!

But we had to take them out,
first to get a bit of the lay of the land…
So off for cheese and chocolate,
I think..
They were surprised by it

Then they got a bit of the tour of the actual property..

on one of our walks
little Poirot decided to follow..
and we walked!
and really WALKED…
he was steadfast, and faithful.. 
loyal and loving..
He just kept right on going
where EVER it was, that WE were going

It was nice to share the beauty of the forest 
with a friend..

like I said..
we went..

this time he went ahead and waited..

are a blessing..
we have so many things all about our lives..
sometimes it is very hard
to carve out the time to just
with someone else..
spend it ON someone else…
our time being our MOST valuable currency…
but spending it with the right folks..
folks who soak it in,
who pour into you
as you pour into them..
it's the best way
to spend 
any day

Monday, July 29, 2013

finally … it's GONE.. but ugh..look what it left

finally they came to take away all that construction 

say goodbye to the dumpster that was in front 
of the house!

and hello
to the damage
the truck did



you bet we called…
waiting to hear
what they'll be doing to fix it

this is NOT a favorite thing

it is small.

I am still not a fan

any serpent..
just the whole
"God put enmity between"
really fits with them and me..
thanks for ALWAYS 
sharing with your Mama
you are SO thoughtful..
I will be able to lay under the stars on the grass…
and sleep at night..
and walk 
(with muck boots on)
silly boy…
thankful for  the aging process..
because this too I will forget