Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Hope and Sunset

Our hope is to be able to end each day in a beautiful way with a Grateful Heart. At the end of the day all we need is Hope, and strength to prepare for the upcoming day or week. Rainbow is a symbol of hope.

A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. 

A sunset symbolizes the completion of a day's work and shows the passage of time. There are three phases of sunset; Civil twilight, Nautical twilight and the Astronomical twilight. Amazing!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Gulf Beaches

Gulf State Park is a public recreation area on the Gulf of Mexico. Rangers providing around-the-clock security and enforcing anti-littering regulations. In addition to the beaches, the park includes marshland, boggy tea colored streams, pine forest, three spring fed, fresh water lakes: Lake Shelby, Middle Lake and Little lake.
The beach at Gulf shores was so peaceful on this beautiful, cool, briski day in February.
Gorgeous white powdered sand and soft blue colored water. A great family vacation in the near future. Many restaurants and shopping for the whole family.

A beautiful sun set by the bay

Monday, April 15, 2019

Spring Has Sprung

What a beautiful day today with some gorgeous sunshine and a cool breeze. Flowers are beginning to bloom, trees and fields are getting that lush green color to them. Lots of planting to be done and getting ready for the Humming Birds as they make their way to the feeders. We have already had a few drop by to enjoy the food we prepare for them. Planting some Firecracker bushes this year. They are supposed to be great for Humming Birds and Butterflies so we were told. New to us, but it's worth a try just to be able to see the beauty of the flower.....

Strawberries are ready.
Time to get into high gear and get your strawberries for you jam and syrup. We love to make the frozen strawberry jam. It is delicious on toast, biscuits and makes a great topping for ice-cream.


6 cups strawberries (can use frozen, but thaw in ref for 4 hours)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 (1.59-oz) envelope freezer jam pectin

Pulse in processor, keeping it a little chunky. Place in bowl; stir in sugar.
Let stand for 15 minutes

Gradually stir in pectin.Stir for 3 minutes, and let stand for 30 minutes.

You may use freezer bags or small jars. Make sure jars have been washed and dried well.
Ready to freeze and eat immediately....ENJOY

Saturday, December 1, 2018

December Birthdays

Happy Birthday to all December folks. 

A special Happy Birthday to our son Robbie on December 17th.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Fall Rainy Days

Rainy day and no where to go....take that opportunity to sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, read a book or just snuggle on the couch with a great movie. I love to just sit and watch the rain coming down on the trees, flowers and leaves. 

Tonight will be soup night for our family.

Easy Potato Soup

Dice 4 medium potatoes
add: 4 cups of chicken broth
One medium onion diced
boil for 20 minutes 
One cup of shredded carrots
(adding salt and pepper to taste)
One cup of heavy cream
One stick of Butter (use real butter)
Simmer for 20 minutes

Saturday, November 3, 2018


Oh my, where did October go? Halloween and all the festivities at home, school and church. Loads of candy and "special" treats galore.

Now it's time to settle into our next Holiday which is Thanksgiving. So many things to be thankful  appreciative for. Such a joy and so thankful for my family and friends most of all and the many things that we share through the year. All the baking and preparation for such goodies to enjoy with the family on that special day. As a family we share the cooking and we enjoy the tasting of great dishes from each one of our children. Enjoy your family time and share the memories.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

September Birthdays

To all who have had Birthday's this month!! Our family has had several and we have been celebrating all month. Just to share a few of ours.....

Our great granddaughter Gracie....precious!

My husband Charles on the 19th as well as my brother Johnny.

 Our son Chuck,  September 23

Our granddaughter Kheri and grandson Adam both on the 16th

 Gracie our great granddaughter 

Hope and Sunset

Our hope is to be able to end each day in a beautiful way with a Grateful Heart. At the end of the day all we need is Hope, and strength to...