In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets---some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage.
Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
" You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." Psalm 23:5

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


some furniture shopping I am with my sisters-in-law looking at beds. I kinda like this one but the hubby not as much so I will wait till after the holidays to purchase a new bed, this is the front runner for me. I want a four poster bed and they are really hard to find here in the midwest. The head and foot board are leather so I felt that added a masculine touch and nailhead trim too! Something for me and something for him but we will have to wait and see who wins.
We took Hunter to the grocery store for a few things

some small pumpkins

and a treat for what do I choose?

here it is grammy

chocolate chip of course...are you sure you don't want the animal cookie?

The chocolate chips ahoy won.

It is so fun to take a 2 year old into a store and let him push the cart...they don't want any help and the stuff they say in their baby voices...I had a good time and we had cookies for a treat.

Monday, October 25, 2010


My husbands sister has retired and decide to move near us from California.

We helped with the unpacking

ok... I took a lot of the pictures but I did help with boxes

All done..that wasn't so hard

She is getting all new furniture and we have been replacing most of ours since we downsized so we have been spending the weekends looking for furniture. This Sunday I found a few friends at the furniture store.

I wanted to take him home:)

They have a small cafe in this store and there was another friend to greet me.

WE had a good time but were so tired

We ended up eating dinner at FAMOUS DAVE'S bar-b-q
Next week is the garage sale and I will help with that.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


I watched Ellie on Monday to give her a day off from daycare. She has been sick almost from starting her first week there. My son and his wife, being first time parents, are rushing her off to the doctor every week. She has had some virus, a swollen wrist and a mild ear infection but has maintained a fever under 101 off and on the whole time. There were all types of tests done but nothing has been revealed. She is on her second dose of antibiotics and has now been put on a nebulizer.....I may be old school but I really think this is over kill. After they put the poor thing in a cast for a swollen wrist and then had to take it off a few days later because it was turning her fingers blue I think I would be more cautious about trusting the opinion of all these doctors. I know my son worries a great deal and I just hope the doctors are not trying to pacify him or run up the insurance for more money at the risk of my grandaughter. After going through all this with my husband parents who were sick as we cared for them in their final years I have become a little weary of doctors and not sure if their way is always the best way.
Ellie loves babies and books ...she tried to read and rock her baby in her daddys old chair

She has just started to walk
I was unable to capture a picture with her trying to carry her baby

The story was finished so out of the chair now...

First we drop the book on the floor and then we have to figure out how to hang on to the baby and get out of the chair

Grandma had a good time with her and I hope they figure out how to get her well soon. She seems very normal except for her runny nose and a small cough and she is breathing like she has a cold....maybe we need to go to the old school way of lots of vitamin c, vicks on the chest and feet at night, lots of liquids , vaporizer in her room and lots of love and tender care from grandma...opps..I mean her parents. Have a Great Weekend!