Saturday, August 25, 2012

Katch-Up Saturday...

Wow, has it been a busy month. Lot's to share, I'll try to keep it brief.. 

August Now ~Wedding wow
Grandkids come ~ back is numb
moving stuff ~ more then enough

look through collection ~ Work election 
Buying Wood ~ New floor looks good

Grandkids back home ~ We feel alone
Ky. Family comes to call ~ a wonderful time is had by all

Soon back to work and to the sorting ~ Axillary night I am reporting
Packing Boxes for a Troop ~ Yes I love our wonderful group

Fought some bees they were tough ~ But our friend John had poison stuff

Bees are dead and dying still ~ stomping them gives me a thrill
Hoarder Sale at this week's end ~ Please stop and buy a lot  my friends.. 

*** a side note for any bee lovers. 
There were thousands of these bees. When they made their way into the house, they had to go.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Gong To Chapel, And She's Gonna Get Married...

Oh my goodness.. Today is your Wedding Day.. Funny how quickly the time passed. It seems like only yesterday when I drove in your Granny's driveway and I could hear you yelling.. "She's here, she's here, Aunt Karen is here"...  That was the very moment I knew you were something special. It was our first meeting. My first meeting with the whole family. I had just found you all and was so excited. (Birth family)
I'll never forget how you hugged me and hugged me.

I remember the first Christmas you and your sister Savanah came to Celebrate with us. Your cousin Kindra was there too. It was wonderful.. I loved the times when I came and spent the night. You were always so excited to have me staying with you.

I remember that every time I came to visit it was a celebration. There were special events like your prom, the "Little Miss Bath" competition, Which you won of course.. :-)   and your graduation open house.

So many times I have thought of you and considered what I would tell you on the day you married. Today is that day.

Be good to each other. Be kind. Always do the little extra things that show Nick how special he is to you. 
Every day won't be great, but as long as you love each other it won't matter. I've seen your love grow from the fuzzy, fufu kind of love to a deeper love. It will continue to grow and mature. There will be days when you will wonder how you could have ever married him, and after a bit you will realize that you really couldn't live without him. 

I can't wait to see what new paths your life takes. I can't tell you the Joy that fills my heart knowing you have found THE ONE to journey with you....  

I Pray for you;  Love that knows no bounds, Love that knows no end, Love that is faithful, Love that is kind, Love that will give all it has, Love that is constant. I pray that you will face your future hand in hand trusting in God to lead the way. 

I want to remind you that I love you..  May your special day be perfect.....  Hugs 

 Update:  Your day was perfect.. here you are with your Uncle Steve at the Reception.. What a lovely bride you made. What a Beautiful Person you have become.. So Blessed to have you in our family... hugs..

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I Am Determined...

  I have spent the past 3yrs. trying to get my back porch cleaned off, Sell off a bunch of that junk back there, and to get the rest of the floor over the 2 1/2 foot drop finished..

I am determined to get it done. I have faced obstacle after obstacle. Three knee surgeries, bad knees, heat, rain, painful knees, and realizing I just can't do it by myself anymore.

I am determined to get that porch cleaned off, the floor put in, and hopefully sell a bunch of that stuff back there, or at least make a dent in it..

I have gotten lazy the past 3 yrs. I just don't push myself to hard. I'll admit it's because of fear. Fear that I'll injure my knees again, and the thought of any more knee surgery is unacceptable. Totally, No Way, Absolutely refuse.

I'm corralling grandkids, well any that are available, and I'm also asking a kid at Church. Alex just got his driver's licence so I'm really hoping he'd like to earn a little gas money..

I know we all have goals we set. I have many I accomplish, but this one just seems to constantly elude me. I actually have been planning it for the past 5+ years.. Shhhh that's our little secret.. So for now I'm ready. I know it won't be easy, but I know if I can have some help, and if hubby can get the floor put in. I will have met a huge goal. I can then spend the rest of the fall arranging and storing things out there where I can find them easier. Put up shelving units. Have a place for my pots, pans, baking dishes, and the assorted kitchen appliances that I need to use, but don't want to store in the leaky damp basement.

I won't even talk about my next goal of getting everything out of the basement and organized out on that back porch.. I'm kind of afraid that I will have a full porch even with the shuffling around , selling and re-arranging.. For now, one goal at a time. If you just happen to to be free next week and are bored and would like to build up your arm and leg muscles: I have a few things you could carry off an old back porch.