Monday, June 30, 2008

Through the Bible week 3

Mon: Gen. 43-45, 2 Sam. 7-12, Mk 15-16, Lk 1

Tues: Gen. 46-48, 2 Sam. 13-18, Lk 2-4

Wed: Gen 49-50, Ex 1, 2 Sam 19-24, Lk 5-7

Thur: Ex 2-4, 1 Kings 1-6, Lk 8-10

Fri: Ex 5-7, 1 Kings 7-12, Lk 11-13

Sat: Ex 8-10, 1 Kings 13-18, Lk 14-16

Sun: Ex 11-13, 1 Kings 19-22, 2 Kings 1-2, Lk 17-19

Saturday, June 28, 2008


Go to the ant. . . consider her ways and be wise! Proverbs 6:6

Have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Fifteen months

It just gets better and better!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Bible reading

Last week two of my dear friends and I embarked on a spiritual journey together. Desiring a jump start (read kick in the pants for me) to a more fulfilling personal quiet time, we decided to read the Bible through in ninety days. 
Here is the schedule we are following from last week and this. I've been in the sun scorched land too long and am longing to be in the well watered garden.

Week 1

M:Gen. 1-3
Joshua 1-6
Matt. 1-3

T:Gen. 4-6
Joshua 7-12
Matt. 4-6

W:Gen. 7-9
Joshua 13-18

Th:Gen. 10-12
Joshua 19-24
Matt. 10-12

F: Gen. 13-15
Judges 1-6
Matt. 13-15

S: Gen. 16-18
Judges 7-12
Matt. 16-18

Su: Gen. 19-21
Judges 13-18
Matt. 19-21

Week 2

M: Gen. 22-24
Judges 19-21
Ruth 1-4
Matt. 22-24

T: Gen. 25-27
1 Sam. 1-6
Matt. 25-27

W: Gen. 28-30
1 Sam. 7-12
Matt. 28
Mark 1-2

Th: Gen. 31-33
1 Sam. 13-18
Mark 3-5

F: Gen. 34-36
1 Sam. 19-24
Mark 6-8

S: Gen. 37-39
1 Sam. 25-31
Mark 9-11

Su: Gen. 40-42
2 Sam. 1-6
Mark 12-14

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Japanese Honeysuckle

So lovely and fragrant. It's impossible to believe that this innocent vine could be an unwelcome trespasser in one's garden. I refuse to believe it and encourage it's growth. However, this summer I am finding it is getting around! I think it would be the perfect vine to grow on my pergola. Now I just need a pergola.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Black and White textures

Just felt like shooting in black and white.

Friday, June 20, 2008

A new corner

Golden mound juniper
Rosy something
Golden Privet
and rocks found in a corn field a few springs before

Tiger lilies - these were here when we got here, but they have doubled for the last 3 years.

Parthenocissus Quinquefolia
Virginia Creeper
Vitaceae (Grape family)
Native to U.S.

I love creepers

First day of summer

I've had a few suggestions for ways we can celebrate the first day of summer. We'll see how the day unfolds. What are your plans for this beautiful day?

Thursday, June 19, 2008


We spent the afternoon and evening at Christine's, the children exploring outside with wagon rides, climbing trees and playing with the little critters. What a glorious day! 

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Delicious fresh picked and fresh from the market strawberries say summer is here!

my anniversary roses

the jewel red throw over my piano

a splash of red on the couch
red runner and yummy red candle

a red square in the Tiffany glass lampshade

a crimson bow

red squares in Noah's baby quilt handmade by Jayme

This gardener's best friend

My poor front porch. The badly chipping paint will be repainted this summer, but sadly will be red no more.

cheery red geraniums

blushing barberry bush

brick turned flag (ish)

All right my lovelies. Today's color challenge is red. Accept the challenge by posting a comment!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Now and then

Annabelle - June 17, 2007   Father's Day - 3 months old

Annabelle -  June 15, 2008  Father's Day - almost 15 months old

Her dress was given by my dear friend Lisa and I am tickled that she gets to wear it again this summer!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Details of a happy day

Here Noah waits for his cousins. He cannot wait to show them something new in Papa's garden.

Four generations: my brother John age 32, my Grandpa John age 91, my Dad age 58 and my son Noah age 6 1/2. Christine did a great job editing this picture. (I hope you don't mind I grabbed it from your post!)

Noah reads his card to Grandpa.

A couple of pieces of hail from the storm that passed through in the late afternoon.

My love's family from left to right: his sister Christine, Dad, brother Matt and Josh.


My but you've become a great man! Happy Father's day My Love.

My Dad

Love you Daddy!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Flag Day

Poster commemorating the 140th flag day on February 15, 1917 
How to observe Flag Day: The week of June 14 is designated as National Flag . During the week, the President will issue a proclamation urging U.S. citizens to fly the American flag for the duration of week. The flag should also be displayed on all government buildings. Some organizations hold parades and events in celebration of America's national flag and all that it represents.

I think we'll have a parade.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Too cute not to post

Her new teeth make her look so much older!