Sunday, April 28, 2013


I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.  Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together!  Psalm 34:3 ESV

by Zig Ziglar (shared from FB)

Lord help me to be that ONE today!



Thursday, April 25, 2013


This week is Spring break for some of my grandchildren. My husband and I decided to rent a cabin and a campsite, since there wouldn't be enough beds in the cabin to sleep 8 of us. We took our vintage camper for two to sleep in.   We wanted to spend a couple of days with our 3 girls and 4 of our grandchildren.  It wasn't enough time but then it never is, when you love being with those that are near and dear to you.  We made the most of the time we did have by doing different things together.

This was our cabin. A two bedroom with kitchen,living room and eating area together.  One bath for all of us. This cabin was built in the 1930's when President Franklin D. Roosevelt started the State Parks to create jobs during his term as president.  This is at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park near Pine Mountain,Georgia, my favorite State Park.  President Roosevelt visited here often when he was at the "Little White House" in Warm Springs,Ga. which is only a few miles away.

The screen porch looked out over the lake.

The  two sunsets we were blessed to see were beautiful!
This is looking through the screen on the porch. (from the rocking chairs)

Of course that's were you would find me most of the time.

Playing Phase 10 was a game that was played both nights!

The boys would play ball on the driveway!

They loved to fish and got a lot of fishing time in.  They caught 5 of them.  Papa taught them how to clean them themselves.  They were excited to learn and cooked them on the campsite fire, and then ate them.  Morgan, my 14 year old granddaughter was right there with the boys.

This was our campsite with vintage camper.

Sign my son in law made me.
The camper is a 1969 Frolic.

FDR State Park is really beautiful.  There are trails to walk along.  The trail even goes from the cabin side of the lake over a bridge on the creek side to the campsite.

It made it easy for us to go between places.

We did a lot of just sitting and enjoying the scenery!

There were beautiful wild azalea's.

On Wednesday morning before we left in the evening, there were a  papa and mama geese with their little ones feeding along the lake. I took some bread down and they let me get pretty close to them. Aren't they cute!!

Fun was had by all and we didn't want to leave.  Our days were blessed!

Hope yours are Blessed also!

Sunday, April 21, 2013


"God doesn't give us what we can handle,
He helps us handle what we've been given"
(Author unknown)


Saturday, April 20, 2013


I finally got around to buying some plants for my pots this week!  I still have a few more to plant but did get most of them in pots.

 Milo (my cat) loves to get in this concrete pot and lay, so I put some rabbits and  a candle holder in it so maybe he'll stay out and let the potato vines grow.

Need to buy more hooks to hang the baskets of geraniums.

My flowers in the ground are blooming and looking good.

I love the shade of this lavender Iris!

After a while I got tired and came inside for a break and a snack. My new Tea Time magazine had come in the mail yesterday so I thought I would look at it, to my surprise at the back of it was an article about the Madison Tea Room.  I was there this past November.  Kathi had told me it was going to be in it but she didn't know when and I had forgotten about it.


Tuesday, April 9, 2013


The temperature is in the low 80's this week.  Yesterday I had a "pitty party", only one there was my  husband and  of course myself.  I was washing and making beds and breakfast.  You get the picture, "All I do is housework" get so tired, then my loving hubby said "leave the clothes, come on we are going over to Callaway for the day."  He knows how much I love pretty flowers and landscapes that I can no longer do in my own yard without having to stay in bed the next day.  Those of you that live in Georgia knows that Callaway Gardens is a beautiful place, with acre's of Azalea's, tulips, and many other flowers and flowering trees, and many other things to enjoy. I am so blessed to live about 45 minutes away, so off goes the washer, (he didn't have to tell me twice).  We had planed to go Wednesday and now I'm glad we went Monday since the weather man says rain tomorrow.  I took 65 photo's but I'll only post a few today. Opened in 1952 Callaway Gardens is nestled in the southernmost foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Pine Mt., Ga.
In August 1930 Cason Callaway bought 2,500 acres of land in Harris Co., he eventually went on to own 40,000 Acres.  For more information search  

Entrance into the Chapel.

Bridge at the Chapel.

This is at the Azalea Bowl.

Needless to say by the time to leave (and I didn't want to!)  I was in a much better place mentally and spiritually.
I hope you have enjoyed this day with me.