Thursday, July 30, 2015

Summer Fun

I have even started a second planting! 

And look at those Peaches!
Almost ready.

Lulu is taking Ila May for a swinging.
They each hang onto the middle swing.
Lulu gets them both going.
No pushing involved.
They were swinging pretty high.
 After nap treat!

 One day, we had all four of our grandchildren over.
One of the activities was to draw
in their own square.


"God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this;
it is a gift from god. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it."

Ephesians 2:8-9

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Oh Boy Grapes!

(I thought we moved to Idaho
not Texas!)

Friday, July 24, 2015

What's Happening?

I made a "phone purse" 
so I can keep track of my steps
via my phone, when I don't have a pocket.

I made more Blessing Baskets.
(click here for the post on these bags)

We had a visit from a "real Princess".
Ila May came for the afternoon.
Of course a Tea Party was in order!


Flowers from Ila May

"Be on guard; stand firm in the faith;
be of courage; be strong."

1 Corinthians 16;13 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New Favorite:

Pan Fried Peanut-butter and Jam Sandwiches

This is not for dieters!

We took breakfast over to our grand-kids the other day.
(One of the many benefits of living so close.
Pinch me!) 

click here

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"But no one changes the 
Living God. He changes us."

Isaiah 64:8

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Tom and I are still getting use to the
 fact that we live in a rural area. 

The other night we went for a drive after a coffee date.
It is so beautiful here!

But then.....
 (click on the words to enlarge picture)

There are some really funny 
moments around here.
You can be driving and enjoying
 the most beautiful
scenery and all of a sudden, 
STOP the car!

 This was a rustic, old fashion, town, 
scene in someone's front yard.
Mannikins and all!
I just had to blog about this!

 After I got my breath and composure back, from laughing and running around, 
I click away at the breath-taking
fields that we drove by.
 If you look closely,
these two pictures are fields next to each other.
Hint: same clouds!


(Harvested Thornless blackberries and
 Sweet One Hundred tomatoes.
More to come!)

"For by Him all things were created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, weather (they be) thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created for him and by him:"
Colossians 1:16  

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Yeehaw! It's Rodeo Time!

Living in Idaho, you have to go to at
 least one Rodeo.
All over our town were signs of
 the upcoming rodeo.
The town was celebrating 100 years
 of this tradition.
It's one of the top twelve professional rodeos.

We had to go!
We had great seats and sat next to a
volunteer, who was doing statistics for the show.
He was our own personal translator
and gave us the "play by play" of all the action.

click here for more about this rodeo

The opening ceremony was patriotic
 and very spiritual. 
There were Cowboys and Cowgirls everywhere.
I've never seen so many cowboy
 hats in one day and in one place.

This little guy is four years old!
He flew down the center of the arena,
 jumped off his horse and flung the goat to the ground.
You should of heard the cheers!

Each event is scored by rider and animal.
There are big $$ bucks $$, riding on each event.

We saw 
Mutton Busting- children ride sheep similar to a bronc 
Bareback Bronc Riding- where the horse attempts to throw the rider off
Steer Wrestling- the rider drops from his horse and wrestles the steer to the ground.
Team Roping- two riders lasso a steer, one around the head, the other around the feet
Saddle Bronc Riding- where the horse attempts to throw the rider off 
Tie Down Roping-one rider tries to rope a steer to the ground
Barrel Racing- horse and rider try to complete a pattern around barrels 
Bull Riding- rider attempts to stay on a bucking bull for 8 seconds, one handed

 ~The One Armed Bandit~

John Payne is the One Armed Bandit and
 he put on a show at half time
  (at least that's what I called it)
Those are two huge American buffaloes.

He was incredible!!
click here for more info about him.

Tom and I learned a lot about Rodeos
and we had so much fun.

Next time I'm wearing a cowboy hat!
A pink one!


"For God gave us a spirit not of fear
but of power and love and
self control."

2 Timothy 1:7

Monday, July 13, 2015

Real Quick,

We saw two funnies this week
and I just had to share them with you.

Driving out in the middle of "no where" 
we came across this couch 
sitting out in the field.

Then I spotted this sign.
It's funny to me because everyone keeps
telling us that the heat (106 at times),
 isn't that bad because 
"it's a dry heat".

It's HOT!!!


Driving home after a family visit,
this was left on our windshield!
Thank you Lulu!

"We live by faith not by sight."

2 Corinthians 5:7

Sunday, July 12, 2015


This picture is from the 4th of July.
We watched the fireworks from our backyard.
If you look closely, you can see 
Snowball. We were taking care
of the bunny, while our grand daughter
was on vacation.

Our First Overnight Guest
from back home!
A little bit of "home" came to town.
We did some sightseeing, croquet, laughing and 
some plain, old fashion fun!

Look before you cross the road!


This is a bouquet Lulu, my grand daughter, made for me. 

"Two are better than one, because they have good return for their work, If one falls down, his friend can he;p him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!"

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Finding More Signs

I don't understand my attractions 
to unusual signs 
but everywhere I go, 
there they are.

We almost drove off the road when
 I spotted this one.

Tom circled back and
 I took the picture. 

I wonder if other people slow down
to take a picture, too?

This is our backyard at sun rise.
If you look closely you can see the 
sign on the back fence.
But it's hard to see.

I've had this sign for years.
I thought it was really funny.
It's first home, was along the fence of our cottage,  back in the city.
It was funny. There definitely weren't 
any cows for miles and miles.

But now that we live in the country,
it's not AS funny.

It's very real!!


"This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, "Rabbi, we know you are a  teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him."
John 3:2

Saturday, July 4, 2015


Happy 4th of July!

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