Monday, March 24, 2008

Here we are, again.

Here we are at the start of a brand new work week.  I hope you enjoyed your Easter Sunday.  We spent the day with family after church, and it was wonderful.  
Cameo took this picture of Shannon and I.

Here are my beautiful children…
We went to my Mom’s to get a picture in front of a gorgeous forsythia bush, but my children take after their Mom, because the bright sunlight hurts their eyes and they couldn’t look at the camera without hiding their eyes from the sun.  So there went our family picture.
Thankfully we were able to have one made at my Mom’s.
Not the backdrop I wanted with us in our yellow and white, but… it turned out ok.
Something was said yesterday while we were getting ready for Easter Sunday service.  We had a child with a grumpy attitude and I said… "This is no ordinary day… this isEASTER!  We can have the weight of the world on us, but TODAY, Easter Sunday is for REJOICING!"  And my wonderful husband came in and said… We should feel that way EVERY day.  Because what the Lord Jesus did for us on Easter Sunday affects us every day of our lives!  
So true, so true my dear! And what a reminder to me! He rose from the grave on Easter… but, He lives in my heartevery day! I need to be more careful of my actions to show it!!!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!


Friday, March 7, 2008

The beginning of Heritage Acres Homestead

Here we go again Georgians… more rain, more cold weather on the way.  So is it around these parts, at this time of the year!
I tell you Spring Fever is in my blood right now.  I want it to warm up and dry up so I can PLANT! I am aching to spend hours outside working around the yard and in the pasture.  Speaking of, I am going to give you a virtual tour of our future farm… Heritage Acres Homestead… with our underlying Psalm 127:3 promise verse, 
 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.  
(This is the land behind our home)

This is the pasture land…

The lake 

View of behind the house, the orchard and garden spot

I want a tire swing here for the kids.

My bunch on top of the dirt mound


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Recent Sewing

Good Morning! 
Last week I did a little sewing.  I needed to make a birthday present and I joined a tote bag swap over at Rhonda Jean’sDown–to–Earth blog.
So I got inspired and made 3. The first is the one I made for my friend Lori’s birthday last week.  I thought it was very much her, and it would be useful to her as well.  I don’t think I have ever been so pleased with a new project! 

This second one is the one I will be sending in to the swap.
The fabric is not as stiff as the one above.  It is more woven and boy is it thick!  It turned out nicely also.

This last one was just for fun.  I had some vintage (old ) sheets and pillowcases I bought up while yard saleing one day and had not used them yet. So I decided to get a bit creative and use several of them at once.

I LOVE this one.  It is so me!  I have taken it with me to the farmers market and such places and I want to use it, but I am quite selective on what goes in there.  I don’t want to stain it up. I will use this one more for books, or packs of seeds… such like that! 
The inside I lined it with a blue gingham… another favorite of mine!

Living simply, it is a passion of mine.  I want my family to know that it doesn’t take much to have an abundant life.  We have air in our lungs and love in our hearts, a beautiful world that the Lord has given for us to enjoy.  We need to make the most out of everything, out of each and every day and yet not fall into the rat race that this world has to offer.  
Garden, cook from scratch every day, learn to knit or crochet, sew, make the most out of the simple things… and then teach them to your children.
Love to all!