Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hello, Dearies! -or- 'Tis late January...

Ah-what a wonderful happy day this is!! What a merciful, loving Lord we serve...we just got home from such an encouraging Church meeting, and an afternoon of sweet fellowship with the Saints...Praise the Lord!! We are fixing to go get pizza and watch A Man Called Peter...goodie!! Daddy dear-ieo thinks of the funnest plans! :)

Farewell, everyone! Love to all!

For the family,

AdelineJanuary has been going by peacefully, new schedules, chore changes, new and wonderful weather, projects...each passing day making me realize even more how good and patient the Lord is with His Child. He is so merciful!

Ah! Observe, above, the luscious use of the clothes line! :) What delicious, comforting, spring-y weather we have been reveling in!! Simply glorious. I know whenever we can start using the clothes line, the sheets will once again have that crisp, clean smell of air and grass and sky-and that the Cold Winter is soon to go away. John has been working on a wonderful project of late-he's making beautiful flags with the Fruits of the Spirit written out on them-he's almost done, and it's so encouraging and uplifting to look at them! (and to watch him make them) Looking wonderful, dear little brother!JOY!Mama and Sam go over studies...
Sam's saddle horn picture...lovely...Aww. Our poor orange tree. 'Tis the frost, hon, the frost that did this. A few weeks back we had the coldest cold snap we've had in like, five years in our part of the country, and it killed tons of things-field and fields of produce is ruined, our garden pretty much decimated, and, our orange trees. Alas. They were wild, but they were still pretty. :D
Granddaddy darling came down a few days ago, and we got to have him over for dinner! (We missed seeing you, Nana dear!) How I love our Granddaddy-he is so wonderful!!"Daddy wit' him's Carlo..."Dorothy and WilliamDee's current (?) bushes are budding...wonderful, sista!My valiant Sir SteadsterPaul helping Dee in her flower beds. :)Double Faces...pretty cool! :)MoiAh, we've had tons and tons of rain this past weekend (we've had about every weather extreme in the past month you can have except snow Hot one day, deluges the next and killing frost between. :) Today the menu is extra windy, with a sprinkling of rain, and two slices of sunshine be'twix.

Anyway, above is some of the precious fam returning from an observation excursion, mudding trip (some of them) and a canoe ride in the woods. :) I love Paul's life jacket, LOL. We're land people, I'm afraid, forever and always!! Rains a foot or two and we hop in life jackets and go canoing in our pasture. :)Tom after his mudding, ready to go ride the horse...A look into the family room one night-the married kids were over, the two babies were sleeping, and these three were playing in there-so cute to watch them! Ze Critter gives his diplomatic smile for the camera...
And Carlo gazing at one of his favorite things, LOL. I think he's going to be real good with electronics and gadgets and such.
Joe says "Pow-pow!"
Dorothy's broccoli seedlings are looking wonderful!
Swiss Chard (?) Sprout

OK, I'm going to run, y'all...

'Till later!


Mrs.Rabe said...

I love to see posts of everyday family life! Thanks for sharing!

The Campana Family said...

Such Lovely photography!
Miss ya'll!

Mariah Campana

SmithFamily said...

Aww, That picture of Joey with his pow-pow is so cute! Hims Aunties miss him!!
What a lovely post dear Poog, makes me miss y'all dreadfully! hope we can see you soon.