Monday, May 8, 2017

Sorry for the delay in posts.  I am still working out how to use the new device.  I have some more pictures to share.  We have been photographing the fruit trees because they have all bloomed and it is early for this.  It is still pretty and we want to capture it, especially to make sure we have some nice pictures to share when we put the house on the market.  God willing it will be by the middle of May, at least that is my goal.
So enjoy some nice pictures of fruit trees.  I will try to label them so you know what a pear, peach, cherry and apple tree in bloom look like.
Larry and the boys have been diligently working on getting other work done around the home in preparation for selling it.  The boys helped put in the new back deck and a new counter top in the kitchen.  They are learning all types of useful skills. I apparently at this time cannot load pictures.  I will continue to figure that out.

Hope all is going well for everyone.

God Bless,

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Sorry for the silence.  Recently purchased a tablet so that access to internet is a little easier.  MK and DH planted bulbs last fall and they are popping up all over.  It is really great!
These are only the ones I could get to upload for today.  Enjoy!  Hope to be back soon. I found a really good Lace knitting book that I want to share.

Thanks for stopping by!

God Bless,

Saturday, December 10, 2016

New Job and Internet silence

Happy Advent!

Sorry to have been so silent.  I changed jobs and have been internet less for quite some time.  I tried going to the local library but the branch library didn't have enough band width and I kept getting booted off.

So I am finally able to get back on and thought I would let you know that I am still around.

I hope that your advent is productive.  We are enjoying our move to St. Anne's in Livonia.  MK is in the choir and the youngest has already served twice.

The people are friendly and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Plus it's the whole enchilada.

I probably won't be here again for quite a while again.  I am hoping to have some time to post all my Christmas projects.  I have actually been quite prolific this year, but it still doesn't seem like enough.

Take care!

Your friend in Christ,

Friday, July 29, 2016

Some more {Happy & Pretty}

My dh has been really working hard on fixing up things around the house.  He power washed the back deck and then the front porch in preparation of re-staining and doing some painting too.

This is our front porch in process.  That greenery you see are some grape vines and bamboo.

Our peaches are doing well too. Can't wait to harvest them!

This next picture is a project that has been in the process for a while.  It is still not quite finished but it is really beautiful.  My dh made it from some oak we had.  It is really pretty.  He plans to put padding on the pre dieu and upholster it too.

Thanks for stopping by!  What are you up to this summer?

God Bless

Friday, July 8, 2016

Knit and Read

joining with small things

Catching up on my Church History and trying to finish a socks

So some of my children have read this books in their studies and I wanted to firm up my knowledge of church history and since I am a History major it is no hardship.  I am finding quite interesting.  I started a notebook to answer the questions because that is how I retain information.  The socks....they are another story.

So these are socks I started in January I think.  I got a great book for Christmas ~ A Sock Knitter's Guide to yarn.  It is really interesting and informative.  It also talks about using the yarn you have to make strong socks.  So I thought I would give it a try and then ran into some snags along the way so it was put down for quite some time.  I have picked it back up and pushing through.  I told my daughter these were going to be eclectic socks because I keep changing how I am knitting the leg.

I will try to remember to post and link up when they are finally done.  I am itching to move on to something else so I am using that as a motivator to get these done!

Have a wonderful weekend!  And thanks for stopping by.

God Bless,


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real


I have a daughter who loves to arrange flowers.  She is working on learning more about how to do this.  She maintains flowers on our Marian altar as well.  This is a mix of shasta daisys that grow wild here and tickseed which we planted from a purchased plant last year and seems to really love it here.

This is the tickseed in the raised garden bed we put in this year.  We are working on coming up with a different name for it as no one in the family really likes the word tick and what it congers up for us...nasty parasitic insect....but the flowers are pretty.


Homemade Strawerry jam!  We have not been able to do this in years!  It turned out great and I wish we could make more but it is not in the budget this year.  We will have to be stingy and make sure we are eating other jams too.  MK and I worked on this together last Saturday.  We make a pretty good team. We canned 9 pints and had one left over to eat right away.  It is almost gone!


No funnies that I could find this week to capture on "film".  We do enjoy much laughter in the evenings though.  With no television to entrance, we usually have time after praying the rosary to joke around, play cards or board games. It is really great to listen to your children develop a sense of humor.  Some of the jokes are real groaners...but some surprise and are spot on.  


So I walked around the farm this week and snapped pictures on works in progress.  We are clearing out brush and things that did not produce what we had hoped.  This has been a LONG time coming.  DH has finally enough energy and good sized help to tackle this job and he is going at it with a vengence. So while you are not going to see before pictures, I wanted to post some after so as things progress I can see the changes.  Plus some pictures of our garden.
cleared fence and usable gate!

a view opened back up

from across the yard clear sailing!

Stubborn green ash tree ~ gone!

Teaching boys how to repair a hydrant...more easily watering the garden now

it is very dry here this year

garlic looking good!


new hydrant in action watering garden

Thanks for tagging along I am hooking up with Like Mother Like Daughter

Thursday, June 23, 2016

My Capture of Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

So at the moment the pretty is still on the camera.  I will download it tomorrow.  My daughter MK is trying hard to grow cut flowers so that we can have flowers in the house even those most of us have allergies.  She cut some shasta daisies and another flower I don't recall it's name and set them on our dining table.  It was a very cheerful thing to see when I got home.


This tub is clean a few times a year.  We don't really use it anymore so it collects dust and many other things it shouldn't.  I made the effort this week to clean it up some and looking at the whiteness of it when I come into the bathroom just makes me happy.  


Due to looking through a bunch of pictures for my daughter's graduation party, I realized that this young man has a plethora of silly pictures.  He is the one in most pictures who is doing something silly just as you snap the picture.  He makes me laugh and I thought I would share that with you today.  I admit this picture may be a little scary but he also does a very good twitchy eye Dryfus from the Pink Panther movies.


My family is very happy to be able to share another Father's day with this great Dad!  My husband has been through much and still smiles big!

I am hooking up today with the link-up at Like Mother, Like Daughter head on over and check out what others have captured this week.
God Bless!