I am noticing that weeks are going by faster as the end of the year nears. I can believe two weeks have gone by since I last posted. Time to catch up. . . .
Sunday 16 September 2012
We had the annual Gass Family today. This is my mother-in-law's mother's (husband's grandma) side of the family. My husband's grandma came from a large family, so his mom had a lot of first cousins. The ones that are still living get together every year in September. There are some of my husband's generation there too & what kids we can bring along. On our way to Trenton, we saw this long horn cow & I had to get a picture. Get a load of the size of those horns. My husband said he would hate to try to load that cow up in a trailer, how would it fit, too wide.
Monday 17 September 2012
Women on Mission meeting & this morning we put together shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. If you don't know what this is, this is part of Samaritan's Purse which is own by Franklin Graham, Billy Graham's son. You get these shoe boxes for free from them, fill them up with small toys, toothbrush, toothpaste, wash clothes, soap, books, etc. for kids then send them back with to Samaritan's Purse. They ship they worldwide at Christmas to kids who would not get anything. Some even stay in the US. Our family has been doing this for years & when my boys were little they loved taking the shoe box to Walmart & see what all they could put into the box knowing it would bless a little boy who had nothing. Great family project.
Tuesday - Wednesday 18-19 September 2012
No picture, major allergy attack these past two days didn't do anything but sneeze, blow my nose & stay indoors
Thursday 20 September 2012
Okay tried a new recipe - you are looking at fresh onions, chopped artichoke hearts, fresh mushrooms & shrimp being saute in Italian dressing. This was then serve on top of linguine noodles. I liked it but my husband didn't. One he doesn't like artichoke hearts or Italian dressing. I have been able to cook with Italian dressing & he has like the food, but this time he could taste it. I was hoping the other foods would cover up the artichoke flavor, but nope he tasted those too. Oh well, after 23yrs & 9 months of cooking for him this is recipe #5 he didn't like in that time period.
Friday 21 September 2012
Saturday 22 September 2012
The guys are not hunting, boys back at college & hubby working so we can put corn back in the feeder. I love these two pictures from the deer cam because of the sunlight & rainbow. By the way, this is one of the cute fawns with the spots, almost grown up. You can just barely make out her spots on the front & back shoulders. Also no momma anymore they have pulled off & are on their own.
Sunday 23 September, 2012
No picture, but our church voted in a new pastor YEAH!!!!
Monday 24 September 2012
Turkeys at the feeder. This one has an itch.
Tuesday 25 September 2012
As I pulled into my driveway this little squirrel was sitting on a post eating what is left of an apple that had fallen from the tree. As I reach to get my camera ready, he jumped down & started running towards my jeep with the apple in his mouth. Then he realized that I was in the jeep snapping picture & he scurried up the tree by our driveway.
This is him, sneaking a peak at me & notice no apple, he dropped it while going up the tree.
Wednesday 26 September 2012
See You At The Pole (SYATP) was today. This is a national event where public school kids can gather around the their school flag pole & pray for their school & community. It must be student led, but adults can be in the audience. For the past three years our church has helped encourage this & served donuts & juice at the event. This year another church joined our to help with the serving of breakfast as the kids came off the bus
The is Cole Ellis a 6th grader at my church. He was the leader this year at this event. He talk to the kids about Christ & gave a simple understanding of the plan of salvation. Then he asked if anyone wanted to pray
This little boy in the blue baseball hat; who was a 2nd or 3rd grader volunteered to pray, then Cole closed with prayer
Thursday 27 September 2012
I went to get the mail & notice our small tree by the mailbox was putting out flowers, so I had to grab my camera & get a picture. I have never seen this tree put out flowers in the fall.
Friday 28 September 2012
Fall is here. The trees are starting to turn. I love fall
Saturday 29 September 2012
My husband & I went to go sit on our new couch tonight to watch a little TV & this is what we found...
no room for mom & dad, the kids are taking up the couch for a bed.