Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I'm still here

Isn't this beautiful. It is a frost on the flowers.
I didn't know if I could get it but it turned out beautiful
This was taken of our front drive a week or two ago!

I know it has been a while and I was being pretty faithful with my blog but then life gets in the way. Oh well. We did some more work around our property on Saturday and Ben got some more trees cut out front. It is going to look real nice once it is all finished. Oh and I didn't have to work Saturday! I was so glad, but it was pretty full.
Ben is off hunting and will be returning this evening. I hope he had a good time. He was off hunting yesterday and today. He needed the break from work.
I am trying to get the house finished. My family is all coming tomorrow! I am so excited. Steve is coming from Cincinnati as well. Except for my mom and Aimee, they haven't seen our house after we fixed it all up and were settled in. I have even done some more organizing and decorating since even my mom saw it. It seems to take a while to really settle into a place, or maybe at least for me. I finally got my den cleaned out, still some stuff in the closet but it looks like a room now!! (now to just organize the shed LOL) Anyways I still have a few odds n ends to finish as well as some baking before tomorrow evening so I must depart here. I hope everyone has a blessed thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Check out my friend Tricia's blog and the video from Mike Huckabee. Very Good. I had thoughts of the like to post on my blog but why say it when someone else already has.
Our God is in control. The king's heart is in His hands and he can turn it whichever way he wants to. He has put who he wants in charge of our country and I will trust in him, just like we should be always.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Weekend

This past weekend I went to Cincinnati to see my brother, Steve. It worked out that some other people I knew were going up so I hitched a ride. We had a great time. Steve is on the computer staff at GBS. I love his 22" screen.
Friday I arrived and he showed me where he works, went out for Chinese and talked till 2 in the morning. :)
On Saturday we went up in Carew tower, downtown Cincinnati, 49 stories up. It was neat looking out over the city. Even though I had lived there close to 5 years, I had never went up there. I was also able to spend a little time with one of my friends Liz as well as my brother's fiancee Korin.

Korin Steve and I.

Liz and I
One of the views

Later on we out to my favorite place, Chipotle, a mexican place and had my steak burrito. Then we went to a book store and relaxed.

Well and had some fun too!!

I gave them an engagement ornament. Very Cute Pic guys!

When I arrived home late Sunday night( monday morning), I found this note and box awaiting me. Santa had heard me and came early. LOL I have been wanting a new camera beacuse the one I have has not been working right. (see post car that doesn't like me) Ben was so sweet and found one and left it out for me to find when I arrived home! Thank you!
I love it and it takes awesome pictures. I will post some I took of fall later.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I hope everyone exercised their right and duty to vote today! In AL the polls are open 7-7 so Ben had to go before work and was still running a little behind. He usually works late on Tuesdays so he knew he couldn't go afterward. (As a side note I really wish all states would have same voting times so it would be more feasible to vote as well as more fair. See in NY state you can vote from 6-9 so people there have more of a opportunity to vote than here. Anyways)
We arrived at the voting place...fire house... about 10 min before they opened. (Remember this is a little country voting precinct) We were 37 and 38 in line. By the time the doors opened there was more than 50. The line was about the same length when we walked out about 7:20.
We will see the outcome tonight. I am anxious and prayerful. God is still in control and always will be! He knows.

Sunday- Western Program and Cook-out

Saturday evening we had our Kids for Christ program. We have had a western theme so everything was western. Afterwards we had bonfire and had dinner. It was a fun time. We didn't have many parents show up, which was disappointing but God is still working and planting seeds.

The kids had fun being pulled around on the wagon ! What a huge wagon!!!! For some kids it might have been the first time they had had a wiener roast on a fire! They sure loved it as well as the marshmallows to follow.

All of the kids singing during the program. We had a pretty good crowd.

Poor Anita, She was freezing but thanks to Ben's sleeping bag, she warmed right up!
Doesn't she look cute! LOL

Tallassee, AL

We drove down near Montgomery to stay at a friends house on Friday, so we would be close for the reenactment on Saturday. Ben and I went out to eat at a cool little place and then went to the Bass Pro shop there. Ben was in his glory!!! Now he really can't wait for the one to open here. Saturday we went to Tallassee, Al for the reenactment of the battle for the Armory. It is fought on an old Plantation, one of the houses there, they are restoring. There is so much history...I love it. We had a great time.

The Old House..kinda sad..if only houses could talk!

My Soldier Boy!

Patrick loves Uncle Ben...and of course Uncle Ben adores him as well!

Ben and his company in line

Picture during battle of unknown soldiers. :)

Ladies in our Reenactment group