Monday, July 9, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

My Patio Prayer....

I am sitting on my patio, 7:01 am on Sunday morning. This is the 2nd Sunday morning in a row that I have taken that first (and 2nd) cup of  freshly brewed coffee...turned on the Pandora Instrumental Praise station...and spent time on my patio. Seems 'simple' enough, right?  Especially for a girl who LOVES all things simple...and placed that word in her blogs's title Ü 

This is my 5th summer here in Star and the very first year that my backyard is 'ready'....fencing completed, a beautiful patio table with Lazy Susan in the middle...a new 4 burner  grill...and some simple landscaping. It took this long to get 'er done...inside of house had to  be finished first.... then more time to  save up and pay for the the 'outside'.  It has been worth the wait! Friends and family have sat around the table...I'm learning to grill again..LOL...and I love looking out at it from my kitchen window.  I feel so blessed at His Goodness to give us the desires of our hearts...even if it takes a long time....and of course, we must do 'our part'.  My God has called me to 'wait' on Him throughout my entire walk with Him.  He Is Never Late.

My Prayer: Lord Jesus, as I look down upon the ever growing list of needs on the paper on this patio table, my prayer is that I would trust YOU with those I love. They are hurting in body and spirit. Some need relationship with YOU, and  we all need a deeper relationships with each other. I pray YOUR will in our lives, knowing in YOUR time,  your are faithful to complete a good work. Help us all to do 'our part'.  Love, your Daughter

  God Gave me this song the summer of '07
It is every bit as meaningful and powerful today,

It is My song...may it be ALWAYS!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!!!

Wishing  you a safe and happy holiday!

How blessed are we?

To be free...

As a country....

And free from sin through Christ Jesus!

So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.
--John 8:36, NLT

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Happy Anniversary Little Home Ü

Four years ago today I woke up in new house Ü
It was a new beginning...
my home is kinda like me...
and my walk with my Lord,
a continual 'work in progress'!
I am forever thankful
 for His Faithfullness and Goodness

Kinda fun to look back and see the 'before and after'..
The moment I took 'possession'....

And Now....

First picture I took

Which is now my office
Front Bed

Enttry way then...
And now

Where you get to sleep when you stay with me

My Lovely Room

Annnnnd my little backyard Ü

Monday, May 21, 2012

Mooooooooooooved here.....

4 years ago today!
(forgive the play-on-words)

And look at this mama and her precious babies
right across from my home!!!
What a wonderous 'Good Morning'

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The name says it all....
took a very long time,
but we finished....

don't let the name fool ya..
we were only  'half-baked'

The 37th Annual Famous Idaho Potato Race

Friday, May 18, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Everything from nails to nuts...

At the Star Mercantile
100+ years old

This is where you head at 8pm at night..
on a snowy winter's night...
cuz you need more Kahlua` for your Christmas bread..
and you tuck your PJ's in to your snow boots..
and put your winter jacket round your real tight...
and mittens on your hands...and a beanie on your head...
and you drive 1 mile down the road
to buy your prized possession...

After all, you have to make this bread, right?
and they wrap your bottle in a brown paper bag...
and as you walk out of the 'Merc'
on that winter's night..
You think to yourself..
'this must be what a bum feels like'
and you smile at your bravery...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stars in the sky...

Yup, there are still stars in sky
when I head to my gym...

My  'ME' time...
and where you can find me
most weekday mornins around 4:45am
I love it...
it's just the right size...
kinda like Star

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Star Babies

Springtime in Star....
Only my Heavenly Father knew how much joy
these precious spring babies would bring me!
All of thes lil babies are growing up around
my neighborhood..all in walking distance

Annnnd these beautiful chicks live
just across the way...provide free range eggs
to all the wonderful restaurants downtown!
They just like to free-range in my backyard Ü

Monday, May 14, 2012

If It's The Simple Life, then why don't I blog?

 So.....Heeeeeere I go......

This week in  May, 2008 I began a new journey....
And today begins 30 days  of tribute
to the place that became 'home'

 in Star, Idaho....ttha

Thursday, February 2, 2012

My Heart(s)

Birthdays.....End of January and Beginning of February
6 days are all that bridge two beautiful days...
the day my mama was born
and then my beautiful grandson came down from heaven and entered our world.

My heart is teathered to theirs...
one heart still rages with passion, even in her golden years...
the other heart is just beginning to a beautiful rythym all his own

How blessed am I to share their blood, their life...their love.

Happy 73rd Birthday Sweet Mama

Happy 4th  Birthday Bugaboo

I Love You

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful...
Thank you Lord...that you are always doing something new
That you are continually teaching me to look forward and not back.

Revelation 21:5
behold. I make all things new....