Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Praying for our Nation

Some of you may know that this is my *happy* place.  Now that spring has sprung its beginning to come alive again.

I'm often sitting on my little bench of stone and praying for my family, friends and my state of Virginia.

Tomorrow is our #NationalDayOfPrayer and I plan to be praying for our Nation.

I don't take it lightly and I pray for our President, leaders, those who serve and have served our great Nation in every capacity, and I pray for all of our citizens.

Prayer is a privilege I hold dear and I only wish God's will and His best.

If you live in this great Nation, won't you join me?  ;)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Easter! ;)

   This is my kitchen table last Sunday as I was setting up for our lunch.  I was in charge of desserts, Vegetables with ranch dip and some of the chicken.
   I made strawberry shortcake trifle.  I also set up a triple layer of butterfly cakes and cookies.  We had sour and regular jelly beans, with dark and peanut m&m's.
   In addition to Christmas, this is the Holiday I like to go way out and spoil those I love with food pleasing to the eye as well as the palette.
   Several of us serve in some capacity on Easter Sunday with our Churches, so we started celebrating Easter on Palm Sunday.
   I also enjoy the *quality* time I have with my children and grandchildren on this day.
   We enjoyed a chicken dinner with all the fixins, as we say in Southwest Virginia.
   The children enjoyed an Easter Egg hunt in our backyard.  It turned out to be a beautiful sunny day.
   Some of our Sons-in-love got a little creative when it came to hiding, but it made it all the more fun for the children.
   We usually play board games in the afternoon, but this time we just enjoyed visiting with one another.  My husband and I enjoyed loving on all those grandchildren!
   I hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter celebration this weekend!  ;)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Happy Spring! ;)

We've had one of the coldest winters here in the Blue Ridge since my husband and I moved to Virginia in 1995.

It's so good to feel the warm sun again and my little African Violet plant is happy to see it too!

I'm enjoying wearing sandals again and my spring clothing.

We usually don't have Rhododendron blooming until the first part of May as well as Dogwoods.  I'm hoping for an earlier bloom this year.

I hope your enjoying spring or whatever new season in your part of the world!  ;)