"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

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Choose Life

No matter how good or bad your choices have been in your life, there is really just one choice that matters:  where you will spend eternity.

God has given you a free will, and He expects you to use it. You must choose Him-consciously; intentionally choose Him or you will be making a choice by default, a choice against Him.

The Bible says it's a life and death matter. Your free will is His gift to you-SO USE IT!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

28th Anniversary Weekend Getaway

Skippy took me away for a couple of days for our 28th anniversary, of which the location was unknown to me.  But before we could go, he made me play Hang Man.  If I guessed it right, I got to go.  If I guessed wrong.....Skippy was going without me! lol

As we approached the driveway, Skippy made me close my eyes.  When I opened them, I was taken aback by the absolute beauty of our surroundings.  The pictures do not do our little hideaway justice!





 



Hamlet at Frenchman's Pond
Wood burning stove in the stone room :D
Sofa bed
Getting in and sitting in the hot jacuzzi was 
WONDERFUL.....
getting out, well......mmmm....not so much! 
lol



We made our own meals.......
We had Ruebens.....
 
 with seasoned sweet potato fries
 A pork roast with T.O.E. Jam Marmalade
(tangerine, orange and elderberry)
 And fruit to snack on 
(the watermelon was in the fridge)
and other delicious meals
We pulled the mattress off the sofa bed and 
slept in front of the fire.  
AHHHH..............HEAVEN!!!

My favorite place to be
Hot tea and coffee by the fire or down by the pond.
The magical hour - I absolutely LOVE the way 
everything looks at that time - the sun is starting to set
 
 We sat in the rockers and gazed out on the pond

 The reflection in the pond
was AMAZING!

  And walked around it. 
 I LOVED THIS BRIDGE
 We had a picnic of mixed nuts and apples with
caramel dip down along the bank.
YUMM!!!

After our picnic, we tried out the self-timer on my camera.  
Skippy was such a good sport!
lol





I love this picture of Skippy.
He was so relaxed there
Just relaxing in the rockers

The temperature got up to 72* while we were there.
It's hard to believe two days later we had 7 1/2 inches of snow!  

 I loved our cabin in the woods and didn't want to come back. 
Goodbye, Hamlet at Frenchman's Pond.........
until next year!