Tuesday, June 21, 2011


For today...

Outside my window ~ sunny, hot, possibility of rain which we really need

I am thinking ~ about all the changes that will take place in the next 18 months in our family

I am thankful for ~ Will having the opportunity to attend Street Reach in Memphis, a youth mission trip

From the Kitchen ~ more canning today...I've got tomatoes and some blackeyed peas to pressure can

From the learning rooms ~ its summertime!  Nothing formal, lots of downtime.  Katie is studying for her Western Civilization 2 clep test

I am wearing ~ denim dress

I am creating ~ crafting chaos!  Finished 2 quilt tops yesterday.  Have smocked 2 dresses in one week...now to finish the construction. Made 2 little jumpers for my twin friends.  My "to do" pile is shrinking but my "want to do" pile is growing!

I am going ~ to enjoy each day, they fly too fast

I am reading ~ too many things at once (don't know why I do this)  Book 1 of the Freedom's Holy Light Series (I read this series about once a year), "Money Secrets of the Amish" borrowed from my friend Betsy, "Already Compromised" by Ken Ham, and the Bible

I am praying ~ for the Street Reach team, for our trip to St. Louis the beginning of July, the Haiti Mission Trip, for the Lords continued guidance in our lives & our children's lives, for an abundant harvest from our garden

I am hearing ~ kitchen sounds, cars driving up & down the road

Around the house ~ crafting, gardening, watering, cooking, reading, praying, living, loving

One of my favorite things ~ closeness in family relationshps

A few plans for the rest of the week ~ girls sleepover tonight with EL, bible study, lunch with Rie, Will gets home from Memphis, a fun weekend

A picture to share ~ 

 Jars of our Tomato/Peach Salsa from Saturday....recipe will be posted tomorrow!

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  1. sounds like you are a very busy lady! I have heard that the Money secrets of the Amish is a good book! Prayin for safe travel for you.

  2. Such productivity! My "want to do" list is always growing too : )

    I'm adding Money Secrets of the Amish to my to read list. Thanks!

    Blessings : )

    Visiting from The Simple Woman

  3. Your filled canning jars look wonderful!

  4. oh..look at all the yummy canning! you go girl!
    loved reading your journaling chickie!


Welcome to the farm ~ we are a blended family with 7 children (3 are married), 4 grandsons, 5 dogs, 3 rabbits, and 15 chickens living on 3 acres in Georgia. I love crafting, sewing, cooking & canning, recipes of all kinds, reading, playing with my little buddies, family time, travel, pinterest and most of all the Lord.