Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Paul's Art

Trucks and Georgia dirt.

It's in him. :)

Love you, Pauly Man. Good picture. Hugs, dahlin'!

Hope you're having a beautiful day!!


Sunday, August 26, 2012


Overwhelmed by the goodness of God today.

I'm so refreshed and amazed by the power and grace of The Holy Spirit. The Sabbath is truly a day of pure, sure delight. His Body is a joy to be a part of.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Happy Birthday to our Daddy

Happy 60th birthday, dearest Father!!
We love you more then there are words to express, Daddy.
Thank you for the way you truly reflect our Heavenly Father. That likeness has helped us to know Him better. We praise the Lord for this.
Thank you for loving us, providing for us, protecting, teaching, rebuking, comforting and leading us in the way of the Lord, and telling us of His faithfulness and that "I have never seen the righteous forsaken, nor their seed begging bread."
Thank you for singing.
We are so grateful to God for you. You are among our very, very greatest of earthly blessings.

With much love, forever, and grateful hearts,

Your family

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ariana Grace

See, isn't our newest little grand daughter a complete darling!!? We love her so, and her fluffy cheeks delight out hearts to no end. I had so much fun taking some pictures of her the other day. She has THE cutest expressions, *a lot like her Dad's. I just love it.

We love you, little girl! God's richest blessings on you...

#1 (b&w or color? Hummm....)
#4 (she looks for all the world like a baby doll at a picnic. I can't decide whether this picture is cute or disconcerting. Thoughts?)
#8 (Couldn't decide which lighting I liked best...any thoughts? 1 or 2?)

#11 (LOL, this one makes me laugh!)
#13  "Mom! Wun!! Quick! Before I cwy!"

#15 (Wouldn't it be wonderful to take such comfort in your fist? Might not be as cute, but it would be nice...)
 Ah, I LOVE this one of her and her awesome Mama...we are so blessed to have Rachel as a sister-in-love.

Which was your favorite? Any tiplings, my dears? Give me a holler!

Love you all oodles.


p.s. *btw, thanks 'allot'! ;D

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Good Morning!

And it is a beautiful one too!

How are you, dear reader? How is life?
Guess what!? We got a new camera cord and our 'net is back up (foul thing) so I can blog again! I've missed this poor, neglected web log. :)
Martha and I were sitting here laughing over our delicious breakfast (Mama's omelets are 'de best!) and antics while we pestered the little boys who are playing chess over their grits. (we would take the captive pieces and make dramatic plays with them and they would desperately call out to their warrior husbands in mournful wails and run in slow motion across the board to greet them from their prison)  Ah, I love my boys! And then I had the greatest desire to hop on here and say hey and put up a few pictures! (I have missed that dear camera so much. I was enjoying having no camera for a while (do you ever feel like that?) but then I got to missing it so bad.)
So. It is a beautiful morning.
Life is full and good, because our Lord is good, and we are learning allot. We've had rain almost every day for the past month or so it seems, and everything is green and lush. Ah. I love Georgia. It's incredibly humid here and almost unbearably hot in the afternoons, but then the Lord sends that incredible cooling rain almost every late  afternoon, and then we're shrouded in refreshing mist so it's like a bit if Ireland everyday.
The figs are ripe and smell so good from the back porch. They are the most stunning color palate of rose, purple and yellows mixed to harmony. The roses and bridal bush are blooming too! They are so beautiful. We miss Nomvula. And The D.'s. We just had the cutest little chicks come in the other day. What fluffkins!
John Man
"Just some local urchins..."  ;P Love my boys!
Observe, kind friend, this incredibly beautiful patch of mushrooms-don't they remind you of a crowd of little Oriental people with their  parasols!? My breath was really taken away by how stunning they were.
More on these intricate pieces of artwork...
I am so intrigued by mushrooms and how little I know about them.
Paul gave this poor GI Joe a very elegant parasol to protect him from the elements. 
"This is utterly ridiculous. Posing with a mushroom? When will the insanity cease? Where did they put my gun!?"
Cute guy, cute car...what's not to like!?

(BTW, we had a fabulous time driving C&L's car when they were on vacation-they said we could drive around in it and we had a total blast and felt 100 % vintage!)
Home, the most beautiful spot on earth to me. 
This statue of  a Grecian beauty atop Mother's urn welcomes you as you enter the villa.
The perennial sunflower Noah gave to Dorothy when he came down to court her is still coming up and blooming every year! I always think of their beautiful love for each other and Christ when I pick them...
I LOVE sun rays so bad...this picture looks nothing like the real thing, of course, but it was truly stunning!
Hello, people dear!
Daddy's fabulous peas.
Zinnias! Aren't they gorgeous!?
 Only they all come up pink. I like pink, but...
Mr. Burpee and me both thought they were all different colors in those packages...bright yellows, fuchia, soft white, blood red and popping oranges...alas. :) Maybe next year.
The afore mentioned fowl.
Aren't 'dey pwet'ious?
The most beautiful eggplant I've ever seen in my life!! Daddy is an incredible husbandman, and God sure made some striking vegetables. Just look at those colors He used...
Okra out...
...okra in...
Cleve and Lise Marie finished their fountain next door! It is so beautiful and the sound is just so peaceful.
The bees love it too.
Wesley's fantastic play fort he built totally from scratch for his little boys! (he is amazing!)
For memories-the Rodeo.  Dear old beast.
The Suburban. Ditto the beast part.
Only this one has had a beautiful new paint job and allot of really well done repairs. (Our big brother is awesome!)
Wind coming through and blowing the curtains...there is almost nothing like it. And I just love all the men in those pictures...
His love and hunger for the Lord is beautiful.
I've been gluing a little furniture of late. Isn't this table a beauty? I just love it to pieces!! (no pun intended, hon...LOL) Especially the green cameo. Ah. It is just oddles of fun fixing up furniture for some reason.
"The Libr'y. These are mostly foreign."

:) Marmie dear has entered the depths of The Shelves and has attacked our library upstairs! There were lots of books to sort...
...clean and categorize, and these were taken in the midst of the onslaught. Now she has it all looking fabulous and never in Mortondom history has it  been easier to find a book. Thank you Mama!! So much. :)
Martha and me...
...both discovered old, new books we wanted to read. Thus the books!
Hum. We neaties need to clean off our bed-side table. (You know, that's a good question. I don't know why I keep that spray paint by my bed side...one never knows when one might need the stuff!)
"It's a collection of-of, a, villages."
Hey Andrew!
The Cute Car again.
Pauly bringing in the most fabulous tomatoes you ever tasted.
Andrew holding all the furniture down and shelling peas. Good man!
My Father in his sanctuary.
Paul playing with his little army guys.

"Wait!!!! Bill!!!! Cooommme back!!! Don't shoooooot!!! Attack!!!!! Fire!!!! Hold Fiiiiire!!! Retreeeat!!! Advance!!!"

Sargent Bobby Smith died of acute lung fatigue after 5 minutes of 
intense fighting.
 I need to work on my dinner presentation when we eat al fresco. :)

 And service!

"Dinner's ready! The corn is over there and the rest of supper is on your plate!"
Oh, y'all, check this out!! There was literally a stripe in the sky that evening. This picture is totally unedited and was really quite amazing. God is so huge and awesome!!!
"Potatoes-that's all I'm carrin'. Would you like 'em wit' salt ore' peppa'?"

John weighs potatoes for our vegetable CSA. He does a fabulous job.
Me, true blue summer afternoon. (Love the hair!)
 My Mom, rocking her 3rd granddaughter on the porch swing.
She is the woman who I want to be like. 
Who I want to honor more and more everyday, for she is worthy of it. 
I am blessed.

I hope your day is wonderful. May you know the love of Jesus today. Isn't it wonderful to belong to Him?

Peace to you!

Adeline Grace