With God at the center of our lives, even the simplest of things are infused with peace and joy!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

365 Photo A Day Challenge Day 240

Windows went down and wouldn't come back up so I 
had to take the old girl into be fixed. 
Just another day in the life of poor Hopper! ๐Ÿš— ☹

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

365 Photo A Day Challenge Day 239

We have a VERY busy day and food options won't be the best so I made sure I prepped ahead for a day of success!!! ๐Ÿ˜

Monday, August 26, 2019

365 Photo A Day Challenge Day 238

Kiddo just had to try FLOTZIE'S, our local ice cream stand's, flavor of the week, Teaberry. 
He LOVED it! ๐Ÿ˜ 
Myself..... I'm not a fan!  ๐Ÿคฎ

Happy Anniversary!!

Today would have been our parents 68th wedding anniversary. Oh, how I wish they were here so we could celebrate it with them.


Weathering Any Storm

This photo is of two of my dearest friends taken down by the lake near their home several years ago. When I was editing this shot, something made me put it in black and white, add some highlights, high definition and an ominous sky. I wondered for a good while why I had felt the need to do that. Then I saw it. These two have weathered through many a storm together, but their strong faith and love of God has brought them through each and every one, safely to the other side. They know that with putting Him first in their lives and marriage, there is NOTHING they can't get through or accomplish together! ๐Ÿ’•

 "A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken!" 
~Ecclesiastes 4:12~

Love you both to God and back! ❤ 

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Evening Walks

Gorgeous night - beautiful weather! ๐Ÿ’•

 I am so grateful for the cooler temps!

365 Photo A Day Challenge Day 237


I'm not quite sure why I put these two oils together,
but I'm so glad that I did!
Aahhh! ๐Ÿ˜

Saturday, August 24, 2019

365 Photo A Day Challange Day 236

Today was a busy day.  I went to a Mary & Martha party given by two of my dear friends, picked up Skippy up at Bean's house after a week of grandpuppy sitting and then to Lowe's to look for flooring, as well as a few other things. We enjoyed the day and took advantage of this GORGEOUS weather and dined alfresco at CHECKER'S.   
I am so thankful to have been able to spend most of today with these two amazing men. 
 Lunch date with my guys!

Friday, August 23, 2019

365 Photo A Day Challenge Day 235

"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, 
and my thoughts than your thoughts!" 
~Isaiah 55:9~ 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Finding God In The Simple Things

On a morning I get to have some coffee, I like to pick a special mug. Sometimes there's no rhyme or reason as to which one I pick, however, this morning I picked a mug my sister Cathy recently gave me.

I was extremely tired so I picked this one, which seemed fitting at the time. As I was making my coffee, that scene from FINDING NEMO kept playing over in my head. After putting my creamer in, I clutched my coffee and literally said out loud, MINE!!! MINE!!! MINE!!! That's how I felt about my coffee today.....don't anyone touch it, it's MINE!!! Scary thing is, I was alone.

I don't know about you, but in the total business of life and all that goes on, some days I really wonder who I am and what my purpose is. I know I'm a daughter, a wife, Mom, Nana, etc, but sometimes I feel like I should be more, like I'm not enough. Have you ever felt that way?

As I sat there this morning looking at my mug, I couldn't figure out why those words, MINE!!! MINE!!! MINE!!! kept tugging at my heart. Then a scripture I have heard so many times, resonated so deeply with me......Isaiah 43:1

"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are 
MINE!" .....MINE!! MINE!!
 I love it how God can show us Himself and how He much 
He loves us through such simple things!

365 Photo A Day Challenge Day 233

Tonight we had Crockpot Honey Garlic Chicken.  This recipe was very easy to make. However, next time I will make sure to add more honey to or a little bit of brown sugar!

Monday, August 19, 2019

A Beautiful Life

If someone would ask me what a beautiful life means, I would lean my head on your shoulder and answer with a smile.......like this! 
 (photo taken in 2005 at Hamlet At Frenchmen's Pond 
- our first time using a remote)

Saturday, August 17, 2019


Starting to decorate for fall.
 Flowers - Dollar Tree
Pitcher - Mary & Martha

365 Photo A Day Challenge Day 229

Homemade taco/fajita seasoning!


DO NOT put your lids on too tight. The air cannot easily escape so it forces its way out,
deforming or "buckling" the lid.
Lesson learned! ☹

Friday, August 16, 2019

An Evening Constitutional

Time to get my evening walk in! ๐Ÿšถ‍♀️

We are so BLESSED to be able to live in such a beautiful place!

365 Photo A Day Challenge Day 228

First homegrown tomato sandwich of the season! ๐Ÿ’• 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Eggplant Pizza

Eggplant pizza in the making! 
  UPDATE: Pizza slices were a fail so I improvised and we had eggplant on low carb 647 hot dog rolls! ๐Ÿ˜