Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Memories

For some reason, this morning I have memories washing over me. I can just see my daddy's car pulling in the driveway. I can see him getting out of the car, going to the trunk to get his suitcase out. Hear that suitcase roll up the ramp, and see him roll it over the threshold of the door. Hear him say, with that big smile on his face, "Randy Morris! I'm moving in!"


I don't know why my heart is just so full of memories this morning. I expect it on special days, like the anniversary of his death, burial, Father's Day, or birthday. But today is no such day... today is just a day that I am missing my daddy. 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Duck Ride Tragedy

So very sorry for the tragedy that occurred on Table Rock Lake this week. My heart goes out to the friends and family of all who were lost or hurt. I will be keeping you in my prayers. 

I know what it is to lose people you love in a tragedy that just seems so pointless and you just keep thinking about all the "what if's". 

Just couldn't let the week end without letting you know that I will be thinking about you all, and praying for God's comfort for you. 

God Bless You!!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Cinnamon Crumble Banana Bread

I made some very yummy banana bread. I was looking for The 31 days to a clutter free life challenge, and I found it on TheLatinaHomemaker.com . But while I was there I saw a wonderful looking recipe   For the banana bread. I just had to try it, and I’m glad I did! I have a new favorite website to keep an eye on. 😊.
Before going in the oven

 Fresh out of the oven!  😋
                         

 Here is the link for the recipe if you want to try it Cinnamon crumble banana bread

Also, we had a bull calf born on the farm, he has been named Samson, because he’s a big little guy!


Mama Spot with her new baby Samson
Now sitting down to try the first watermelon picked from this years garden! Mmmm sweet and cold! Just the ticket for the hot day we have had today. I think the heat index got up to 110 !


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Blackberry Cobbler

A few days ago my husband walked into the house and said "Surprise! I found a bunch of blackberries!" Now we could have just eaten them right then and there, because they were so yummy, but I was in the mood to bake. Honey said he wanted a cobbler, so now we know the real reason for the "surprise". ;-)
I have never been a cobbler maker, but my mama sure was. I started looking for a recipe, and of course one of the first ones to pop up was from one of my favorite bloggers, The Pioneer Woman. She had two versions, which she named Blackberry Cobbler #1 and Blackberry Cobbler #2. I chose #2, here is the link Blackberry Cobbler #2 . I always have fun following along with her,  and being able to compare her pictures with what mine looks like.
Here are a few pictures of mine...



 









So Yummy!!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Three Free Patterns

New Free Patterns on Expression Fiber Arts Website. They will only be free for a limited time.

First up is the Peach Sorbet Crochet Tee


Peach Sorbet Crochet Tee

Next up... The Hadi Tee



The Hadi Tee

And last but not least The Barristan Beanie Pattern



The Barristan Beanie

Enjoy these for a limited time only.



Nice Hot Summer

Well hello there to all! I hope you are somehow able to stay cool this summer, it's a sizzling hot one!
Randy is out in the hay field while I'm writing this. Bless his heart. He is on a tractor out in the heat, while I'm in my nice air-conditioned house.  I'm trying not to feel guilty right now.

There is a lot going on this time of year. Our garden is in full swing, the cows are calving, the pigs are snorting and mud bathing and the chickens are complaining about the heat while laying tons of eggs.




 


Then we just had our 4th of July celebration here as well. We missed Daddy and Jeannette, but it was good to be together as a family. That's what Dad loved more than anything on this earth, was being with friends and family - he was definitely a people person. We want to carry that tradition on as well.
 










How is your summer going so far?

Monday, April 2, 2018

He Is Risen

Yesterday we celebrated the fact that our Lord and Savior rose from the grave, after giving Himself up to be crucified for you and me. It's hard to imagine that GOD, the creator of ALL things loved us so much that He would do that. But it is true. I'm thankful today, yesterday, tomorrow and forever!!

We had a beautiful service at Hope Center Church Mountain Home. There were songs of worship and praise, a powerful drama, powerful preaching, and best of all the spirit of God was there. If you didn't get to come, you can watch the entire service online via Facebook. Just search for Hope Center Church Mountain Home AR, and you can watch the service there. It will be worth your time, I promise.

After church, we went to my sister's and had a wonderful meal that was prepared by many of us. Ham, meatloaf, twice baked potato's, mashed potato's, green's, green beans, squash casserole, and cabbage with sausages. For desert there was a scrumptious lemon cake that Stephanie made, frosted brownies, fruit salad and donuts. Am I making anyone hungry??

Of course, to me anyway, the best part was being together with family. We sat around talking about God, and of course the conversation got around to how much everyone misses Dad and Jeannette. Dad was always present at any family get together if he could at all. Family was very important to him, and he (and Mom) instilled that in all of their children. I think us children have done a pretty good of instilling it into our children as well.

















So how did you all celebrate your weekend?





Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wednesday March 28, 2018

Today, dawn brought another soggy, rainy day. But then I got a text from my sister, asking me go out and have lunch with her, and things got brighter. 😁 Today is the birthday of a dear sister in the Lord, and new friend as well, Maranda Mize. We made the drive from Mountain Home to Whispering Woods Grill past Norfork Dam. It’s a quaint little restaurant with good food and friendly service. The drive there is beautiful. The grass is really starting to green up, and the trees have beautiful blossoms in white, pink, purple and yellow.

We had a great time visiting and eating great food. Happy Birthday Maranda! I love you and I’m so thankful for you!


Then tonight at church, Jeff and Brenda Mallory came to preach. They are missionaries to the Philippines. Bro. Mallory has been through several bouts of sickness and a battle with an incurable cancer. God saw them through it all, and they are back in the Philippines doing God's work there. While looking at the pictures he brought, and as he was telling the story of these people, my heart ached for them. So many families living in abject poverty, and so many orphans that are homeless.  But these people having hungry souls, they hunger for God, and He is filling them up.

Seeing them makes me know how blessed I am, and makes me feel so spoiled. God help me find a way to help, even a little. 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Our Hope

This is part of a devotional that I just finished. It’s about Hope. When I want to really absorb something, I write it down. Thought I would share what I felt worthy to be written down, in the “hope” that it might bless someone else, the way it blessed me. 😃







Memories

For some reason, this morning I have memories washing over me. I can just see my daddy's car pulling in the driveway. I can see him gett...