"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future! "
Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

What A View


~Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey~

 Very soon this will be the view from our kitchen window.  The Lord has provided us a home that I have been praying about for years.  Well, not this home in particular, but an old farm house.   You see it has been a dream of  mine since I was a little girl, and my husband's, 
to live in a farm house and the good Lord has seen fit to bless us with the 
desires of our hearts.  

We had a large list of things we wanted in the next house we moved to.  My sister said there was no way we were ever going to find a house that checked all the boxes on our list and that we should take some things off, compromise.  I said that we wouldn't because we were not going to put God in a box and that if He wanted us to have those things, He would provide them.  And guess what.....HE DID! 


Monday, May 22, 2017

Sun & Surf

My great-nephew (L) and my son enjoying the sand and surf on the Jersey Shore in Ocean Grove where my husband grew up! I love these boys! ❤

Friday, May 19, 2017

Hydrate, HyDrAtE, HYDRATE

Staying hydrated is very important, not just during the summer but all year round. They say we need to drink half our body weight in ounces each day. I love water so it's not hard for me to do, although I have to admit I don't always remember how many bottles I have already had. lol

 I found this idea on pinterest and I LOVE IT. With this size bottle, I have to drink 4 each day, so I would put four rubber bands at the bottom. Each time I finish a bottle, I move a rubber band up to the top. When I have all four at the top, I am good for the day. The number of bands depends on amount of water you need an the size of your water bottle!

Stay cool....Be safe....And STAY HYDRATED!!! 

Monday, January 30, 2017

A Planner & Creamy Spinach Artichoke Soup

I have been keeping a Happy Planner since the end of last year, trying to keep myself and our home organized.  It has really been helpful in different areas of my life. I love that I can decorate it how I want, using graphics of things I love. I had never done this before and I have to warn you....IT IS ADDICTING!!

I have also started making meal plans on Mondays again and the stress of  "What am I going to make for dinner tonight?" has been removed like a heavy weight off my shoulders.  I have been using pinterest to find different recipe.  You can find almost EVERYTHING there. The other day I found this recipe for  Creamy Spinach Artichoke Soup. OMGOODNESS.....it is DELICIOUS!!!  I knew I was in for trouble with that very first bite.  MMMM!!!  What a great meal on a cold, winter evening!

For the complete recipe, please visit Ginnie over at HELLO LITTLE HOME!

365 Photo Challenge Day 30

After days in bed and on the couch, it was nice to actually get up and play a game of UNO with Kiddo. He didn't like the fact that I won both games we played! lolol

Sunday, January 29, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 29

I have a very bad sinus infection which ended up with me at Urgent Care this morning. My Skippy Man has been such a good sport and has taken such good care of me today. He made me soup, brought me tissues and bought me cough drops and a Vick's Inhaler. Before he went to bed, he made sure I had a cup of hot tea with lemon and the tv remote. What a sweetheart! Thank you, sweetie!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 28

I just LOVE these two and miss them very much, but I am so happy for them and the opportunity they have to pursue their dreams......TOGETHER!!

Friday, January 27, 2017

365 Photo ChallengeDay 27

Mouse decides on the warmest day we'd had in a couple of weeks that she wanted pink spawkwy ear muffs. Oh, that smile!!! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 25

I LOVE to stop on the side of the road and take pictures. Sometimes what you end up shooting is not what you stopped for in the first place!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 24

This is Groucho. He was born on our front porch 4 years ago. He is a sweet boy who loves to have fun. My heart is sad though......he has been missing for days!

Monday, January 23, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 23

My post from yesterday was our cat getting in my way while trying to get some nature shots. When I looked more closely at the picture I was struck by what I saw and it made me cry!

 Do you see what I see?

Sunday, January 22, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 22

I was outside trying to get some nature shots but someone insists on getting in my way. As you can see by my posts, I love my furbabies.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 19

FAITH F - Funny A - Amazing I - Imaginative T - Theatrical H - Hilarious and so many other beautiful things! I love you, Boog!!



Dear Jesus,

I am sitting here writing this letter with a heart full of thanksgiving, and praise for You, and a desire to tell You and the rest of the world, just how much I LOVE YOU!!!

*I LOVE YOU because You have been with me my entire life, through good times and bad.
*I LOVE YOU because You have comforted me in times of great sorrow when I thought I would never be happy again.
*I LOVE YOU because You have encouraged me in times when I have been down and felt that things couldn't possibly get any worse.
*I LOVE YOU because You have filled my heart with joy by blessing me with a wonderful family.
*I LOVE YOU because You have made me smile by sending MY CRAZY FRIENDS into my life!
*I LOVE YOU because You have given me a Godly husband who loves You, and his family with all of himself.
*I LOVE YOU because You have shown Your trust in me by loaning us three beautiful children, 2 sons-in-law and 2 grandchildren.
*I LOVE YOU because You loved me UNCONDITIONALLY even when I didn't love myself.
*I LOVE YOU because You are a merciful and forgiving God and even though we may stray from our walk with You, You patiently wait for us to return. And when we do, You are there with Your loving arms outstretched, waiting to embrace us and welcome us back.
*I LOVE YOU because YOU LOVED US so much, that you willingly gave Your precious life on the cross for us!

Thank you, FATHER, for all that You have done for me!! I LOVE YOU!

Your Daughter,

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 18

Spending Wednesday evenings in The Boiler making smoothies, hot chocolate and iced coffee for the Youth.....PRICELESS!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 17

Oh, what a tangled mess your necklaces can make when you sneeze and drop your jewelry bar before hanging it back up!

Monday, January 16, 2017

365 Photo Challenge Day 16

I used to look at my dog and think, "If you were a little smarter you could tell me what you were thinking!" and she would look at me like she was saying, "If you were smarter, I wouldn't have to!" ~Fred Jungclaus