Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pumpkins and Goodies

I wanted to share with you all this beautiful goodie that I found.
It is a sampler that has been stitched and also painted. I do not know how old this is and that was not a concern for me because when I seen it I fell in love with it.
I paid $20 dollars for it at the antique store I go to.
Wht do you think?

It says..
A Friendly Welcome
Tea with you- just for two
Beside the cherry heart
A pleasant word some gossip heard
A little harmless mirth

So I decided to do a little stitching myself with also some painting.
I got this from Neenee's blog TheKrazyKraftLady's Blog
she has such wonderful ideas on her site and I am so glad I came across her blog.

And also I made some of these pumpkins. I got this tut from Char's over at THE PICKLED PEPPER PATCH
These were so easy to make! We are having a ladies retreat the first weekend of October for the ladies of our church and I was asked to come up with a craft and I believe I will be doing this one. So thanks Char!
Well, I am enjoying my time with my grandchildren and Robbie Jr. made it overseas safe. So thank you for all your prayers and please keep him in your prayers. I love you all and Have a Blessed day!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Wanting to check in!

Good Morning all!
I first wanted to Thank You all for your prayers and Please keep us in your prayers.Our son Robbie Jr. was originally supposed to leave for his deployment Thursday but at the last minute they canceled it to early Saturday morning.
Nikki and the children are here with us and I am trying to make them feel as comfortable as possible and I also don't want to mess up their routine.
We did hear from Robbie Jr. last night and he said he was about 2 hours away from his destination. He will not be able to get in touch with us probably for a couple of days so we have to wait and pray that he made it o.k.

On another note I just wanted to check in with you all and let you know that I have a couple of goodies that I need to share with you but, I am trying to get everyone settled here. So as soon as I get everything and everyone settled I will get back in the mode again.Hopefully it will be at the end of the week. I will be checking in on all of you and my forums to see what you all have been up too! In the meantime keep us in your prayers and have a blessed day!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Prayers needed

Well everyone, I come to you today asking for you to please keep my son Robbie Jr and his wife and 2 children in your prayers.
We knew for about a month now that Robbie received orders to deployment and would be leaving in the middle of August.Well, we were hit this past week that he would be leaving this coming Thursday.
Now, I know that when my son signed up for the Air Force that this is something that we have to face and I am very proud of him. But it doesn't change the fact that I am still his Mom and he is still and always will be my baby and being the mother that I am I will always be concerned for him.

I am at peace also knowing that the Lord will always be with him since he accepted him in his life 5 years ago.Robbie was called to the ministry 4 years ago and has been serving the Lord faithfully.
I do not know what the Lord has in store for him but I just pray that the Lord will keep him safe and open up that door where he can witness and be that shining light for him. I know there is nothing more powerful than the power of prayer so I do appreciate each and everyone of you and I love you all!

I will be busy this week going to Charleston and sending him off. We also will be bringing his wife and children back with us to stay while he is gone.Sorta bittersweet... I will be blessed with having my grandbabies here....but I'm having to say good-bye to my baby as he goes far away from home!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembering 9/11

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My Harvest Swap Goodies

I was so excited to participate in Chars THE PICKLED PEPPER PATCH Harvest Swap! I love doing these swaps because you get to meet new people sometimes and that is always a blessing to me! Even if I already know you it is a blessing because I get to know you even better!

So my partner for this swap was Cindy over at The Gathering room . Well I received it in the mail Friday and was so excited to see what was in it. And, I LOVE IT ALL GIRL!!! WOW!!!

Thank you so much Cindy and I had a great time putting your package together! Yours is on the way and I hope you enjoy it! And if you haven't been over to check out her blog please do so!You will thoroughly enjoy it!

Also Thank you Char for organizing these swaps. They are so much fun and I know you are extremely busy but I just wanted to take the time to say Thank You! I hope everyone has a blessed day!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day!

The Origin of Labor Day

The first Labor Day was organized by Peter J McGuire in 1882. McGuire was a carpenter and one of the leaders of the American union movement.

Over 10,000 workers marched from New York's City Hall to Union Square. After the parade they enjoyed a picnic, concert, and speeches at Reservoir Park with their families.

In many cities across America, Labor Day continues to celebrated in the very same fashion.

Different countries around the world also celebrate the holiday along with the United States.

How to Celebrate Labor Day

Generally, the main way to celebrate Labor Day is by taking the day off work and school, and enjoying the company of your family, friends, and neighbors.

Labor Day would not be possible without the help of the workers who originally fought to get the holiday recognized, so when I celebrate it with my family I try to remember those who worked long hours and in bad conditions. Without those workers, we wouldn't have the industrialized civilization that we do today.

If you're looking to go out with your friends and family on Labor Day, the best way to celebrate it in my opinion is by having a picnic or a cook out. Picnics are nice because they allow for everyone to spend time with each other, and picnics were how most laborers in the 1800's shared their breakfasts and lunches. When you go to a picnic, you usually sit on a blanket or some kind of cloth and the refreshments are shared communally. This is one traditional representation of the labor movement that has a significant place in our history, and should be celebrated by all.

No matter what your thoughts are on the labor movement in general, everyone has to work and it's sometimes nice to sit back, take a moment, and remember that labor is the backbone of our economy and life in general. After the laborers got Labor Day recognized as a national holiday, the rest became history.

This is an excerpt from Hub pages

I do appreciate the laborers of America, that goes not only for the ones who leave their home each day to support their families but also for the men and women who stay at home to raise their children or who are homemakers,our pastors,volunteers etc... I say Thank you!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A few Vacation Pictures

We had to catch a ferry to get to the island. The only means of transportation is golf carts or bikes.

This is my SIL beautiful vacation home there. And also she has what is called a "crofter" over the garage. WE call it the guest house.

A few of the local buildings,the post office,the grocery store and the church.

Our niece Jaycee with our grandson Samuel on the beach

Beautiful beach picture!

Our granddaughter Anna Rae on the beach.

Pop Pop with his pride n joy Samuel on the beach.

Our DIL Nikki with our Anna Rae

My husband and son Robbie Jr. having a blast trying to body surf the waves.

My BIL Greg and nephew Jacob playing in the sand

This was the first time our grandchildren had ever been in a pool. And they loved it. My husband is holding Samuel and my son is holding his daughter Anna Rae

The children and Nikki playing in the sand

Another beautiful picture of the island when the sun was setting

Leaving the island on the ferry.

I will be posting a few pics next time of the rest of our vacation at Dollywood. In the meantime I hope everyone has a blessed day!