This is just a blog about my thoughts, my family, my everyday life. Because I am a Christian and have ups and downs like everyone else, I hope it will encourage others to either turn to Christ for the first time, or lean on Him when times are rough. Often life is just random and funny. I started this blog after many years of writing to my church about our vacations. They began to encourage me to blog and finally I am. Thanks for reading.

"Behold, upon the mountains, the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace!" Nahum 1:15

God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. John Piper

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In Pajamas and Costumes

My family meets at our house twice a month for Bible Study.  We have not been able to meet this month until we made it pj night and/or costume night. I made some beef stew and apple cider and everyone contributed yummies.  I am not sure who had more fun - adults or kids, but seeing my mom and Tommy's mom come in wearing their jammies was worth it all.
Laurette and grandson Oliver


Cherith and Holden - big buds

Hey Spidey

Bella fairy

Emma, the wandering gypsy.


Guess who has their attention?

Yep.  Uncle Owen telling tales.

Mimi...happy to be ready for bed when she gets home.

Mom and Tamrynn

Shannon hiding her desire to kill me for taking her pix.  She is lovely.

Tommy and Oliver...  Look in the background at those munchkins. No, not the big one behind him.

My brother Owen spinning yarns.

Uncle Owen is attempting to tell Emma a he often does.  This one is about gypsies.
Emma is getting the full scoop.

Will she swallow his story?

Looking skeptical.

Ivy listens closeby to his malarky.

Empty shoes and lost wings at the end of the day.
We love these nights with family!
I have been left in charge of Fred.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Deer Hunting by Phone

I was having a conversation with a friend in my living room yesterday when my brother Owen called.
"I am going deer hunting," he said."Where should I go?" 
"Umm.  Go where the deer are," I answered...rather cleverly.
"Feeder or logging (something - trail?)" He asked very seriously.
"Really Owen, why are you asking me these things? You know I know nothing about deer hunting!"
He said he needed some direction because what he was doing wasn't working.
"Feeder," I said. "Is this really why you called?"
"Yes.  Go where the deer are.  Feeder.  Got it." He repeated my directions as if they really mattered.
"Ok, well have fun," I replied as we hung up.
I then looked at my friend and said, "This time I will get the blame if he doesn't come home with a deer."

Would everyone please ask God to help him kill a deer...on my behalf?
And have a good day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fall Festival 2014

Saturday evening was our annual Fall Festival.  It is actually a Thanksgiving feast on the lawn of the Fleming Farm in Santa Fe.  The pictures tell a better story than I could describe.  I think it was our biggest ever.

Scott boys




I took lots of pix of the tug of war.  It was so much fun!

Sharon and Merle

Leonard and Glenn

Kimberly and Kasie....see the cup?

McClanahan men

Clint Jackson and little June Aston

Shikinah with a message

Girl fun!

Kayla finding a quiet place to eat in the tree house

John and Anthony

Molly and Holden

Cutie pie girls

Jason, Gina, Szilvia

Amy and Sherly

Fuzzy Clint, Jeremy the farm owner, and Sly 

Brennan, Jesse, Ethan, Hank

Szilvia Argylen and Oliver Fett

Scripture alone, by Grace alone, through Faith alone, in Christ alone, to the glory of God alone.

Fuzzy Aubrey Fleming with daughter Abigail

The Jasso kids

Karen and her famous apples!

Bruce, Susan, Diane, Kristen (and baby Callen), Kristin

Ava, 'nailing' 95 theses to the wall.

My friend, Jessica

John, Robert, Andy

And a selfie of us.  Happy Fall!!