Friday, August 26, 2016

Baby Has a New Headband

These pictures were taken last month, on the 6th, when Julia tried what I think is her first headband. It makes me want to go out and buy her several. I love headbands on baby girls. 

You can see her brother, Oliver in the mirror behind her. All of a sudden, he took an interest. Perhaps tomorrow, I can post a picture of him. 

I should have given you a picture of their dog, Rado, but I haven't made a layout of him since May. It is National Dog Day and we should honor him. He's a very sweet dog and he does love his sister and brothers. 

Our Maggie was lucky that National Dog Day fell on our 49th anniversary, because we were able to bring her a big steak bone from our dinner. She was quite happy to celebrate with that bone. 

I wish I would have taken a picture, but we had to leave her out in the courtyard until the bone was nearly clean...then I put her in a bathroom until it was clean enough to bring into the rest of the house.

By that time, her face was not very pretty, but rather greasy. She is ok with that though. The bone was worth it...and she is a tom boy. She doesn't really care that much.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Memories of Summer

Ashley was going  to the Parthenon  in Nashville to search  for Pokemon. It was only mid July. since then she and her brothers have started school, public school for the first time. Wow, what a big change in their lives. I imagine they are already looking forward to Christmas vacation, if not summer.

I am nodding off, so I must go. Pray for the people of our nation to pull together and strive for the good of all.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Mason's family had to stop along the road when they saw his nickname on this large sign.

I'm having trouble with this blog on my computer tonight, even though it seems fine on my iPhone. It is much more difficult to deal with it on a small screen, so I'm dropping this picture and heading to bed. I'll work on the problem tomorrow. 

By the way, has anyone had this problem?  When I click on my link to the blog on my screen, everything on the computer starts opening all over my screen. 

Monday, August 22, 2016


With my bad knee and the scorching hot weather this summer, we haven't done a lot of boating...and of course boating makes living by the lake so much more fun. I like to do it myself. It is very calming. And I love to see others who don't live on a lake themselves enjoy the water and wildlife. 

 I'm really wanting a boat ride right now...well maybe not  right  now. It is past 10:30 PM and I actually like to be home by now. But if I had my choice, I would trade in my activities tomorrow for a ride. I'm really missing it. I can see the water from here and it is beautiful. But, it is not the same as floating along with the breeze in my hair.  And it doesn't hurt to stop at the ice cream shop for cones.

Maybe it will take someone other than myself asking for a ride out on the lakes. I can't imagine Ron turning anyone down.

When you lie your head on your pillow tonight, please remember our Father in heaven and ask for deliverance from the evil one's hand. Ask him to save our nation.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Won the Gym... Pokemon

School could interfere with Pokemon. It's a tough life. But Mason and Ashley won this battle over the gym. They now own it, until someone comes along to take it away. In the meantime, they are PROUD owners of the gym.

So now I'm praying for God to help us win the battle we are in for our country. It is ours. It has been American for 300 years, but those we want to take over are 
fighting. So far, we have been standing idle and letting it happen. We've not been fighting back. We are a peace loving people, so the politicians have been running over us...putting us all into slavery, but especially those of darker color. It isn't right! We are ALL children of God and ALL should be treated as such. One segment of our society has especially been held down. They have not been educated well. They are saddled with the burden of trying to make  a living without skills.

At least now, we have one who is not beholden to the evil rich who want to take complete control. He wants to give everyone equal treatment...true equality. I pray that we wake up as a nation and demand that we are not treated unequally. Men and women should be treated as equals. Black and white should be treated as equals. Homosexuals and heterosexuals should be treated as equals under the law. Rich and poor should be equally treated. Christians and non-Christians should be thought of as equals under the law...on an on.  We are created equal and should be treated that way under the law.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Maggie Brings Joy

Maggie just got a puppy cut. Her hair is the shortest it has ever been. She really looks different from this picture taken of her in June.

But no matter how she looks, she is what makes this house a fun place to be. She brings us true joy. With her love and affection, she makes us happy to return home. She makes us look forward to bedding down at night  with her at our feet.  Now that I think about it, this layout should be bright and cheery like she it. The somber look on her face and the darkness of the background do not convey the right meanings. I see a do-over coming up really soon.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Something to Think About

If you can't read what it says...I know it is small... It says," Do you love me because I'm beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?"

That is something to contemplate. Is it that way with people? Can they seem more beautiful if you know them?  Can it be the other way around as well.

We all think our own grandchildren are beautiful. I know mine are.;)   How  does our Father in heaven look at us? Are we beautiful to him? I would guess we are, every one of us are. And which one comes first beauty or love?   Remember the old vicious circle?  I think the prettier (inside)  people are, the more you love them and the more you love them, the more beautiful they appear...and it builds from there.

Go and be beautiful, no matter how you think you look.