Thursday, May 31, 2012

Update on porch again.:)


Hi my friends.:)
  Jim took today off of work as a personal day..to try to complete the porch before the rains come in this evening and this weekend.:) We have been working really hard this week and we are still going to need to paint the front door and shutters to match. Any really TALL people want that job? LOL I think we are really going to be happy with it!! We ran out of the color for the door and shutters. (they will match the darker color on the top railings). Guess that will be left for another day. Oh well..it sure looks a lot better and Jim made stairs so we can go down either way..to the stream/pond area or to the driveway. Soo COOL!! I need to clean the brick some too ..by the looks of it.:)
   Thanks so much to those of you who have stopped by and left sweet comments. You really don't know how happy that makes me.:)

Huge hugs,
Valinda

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Busy days!! :)

 Last week Jim made some drawers for our "pan cupboard". It had been getting difficult to get down on my knees and get back up after searching the back of the cupboard for "just the right pan" I was needing. I had to resort to Jim getting them for me lately. It didn't take long for him to decide I needed drawers to be able to pull them out and reach the back without him having to help me.hehe Don't get me wrong..he is always more than happy to help..but he is getting slower at the bending and reaching too.LOL  I had seen something similar in a magazine and wanted them for a while now. Jim has some project or other going ALL the time. He LOVES working with wood and building things. All I have to do is suggest something and he is already figuring out dimensions and cost on paper.:) I am extremely happy with these drawers!! ONE of the best things he has done..along with the pantry...our entertainment center in the living room..my scrapbook cabinet..what not shelves..and our cabinet where we hang coats, etc at our entry into the house. You already saw Christy's craft area. Jim and Christy made that whole thing!!! :) I am soo blessed to have a man that can do all these things while at the same time..loving me with ALL his heart!!:) P.S. He already had the materials for these drawers in his shop from previous projects..so it didn't cost a thing this time around.:)


These pics are of our new front porch. Jim and Christy are building it together. Christy knew it was needing done.( sixteen years of weather can really take it's toll on wood.) The porch was slowly falling apart and getting a bit scary. The railings were wobbly and the wood was dry and cracking.She actually PAID for the materials!!!..went with Jim to get them and bring them home..then stayed outside and helped him the whole time..except today..cause she had to work.:) I am soo PROUD of my baby girl!! She is a "giver" for sure! Thank you Lord for letting me borrow her for a while..She is yours first!!! :) We dedicated each of our children to the Lord when they were babies!!:) I couldn't ask for any better younguns!!:) Thank you Christy!!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!  Jim is down in his wood shop today making the railing etc for it. Mama offered to help paint it when it is done. SWEET!!!! :) I am truly BLESSED!!!! Thank you LORD!! :)

 If you wonder where I have been since Jim got my computer fixed..well..these pics should tell you some of it. Christy and I went shopping some when Jim was working. I helped Jimmy clean and organize his room yesterday and helped him with his laundry and three loads of Jim's and mine too..fixed breaded pork chops and cooked cabbage seasoned with bacon strips and salt...Steamed carrots in my steamer and had some wild rice to go with them. The wild rice was in a packet..already cooked and all I had to do was open the packet and microwave for 90 seconds. Everyone here loved it!! Sometimes you have to do things the quick way..especially after a LONG day of cleaning etc.:)Then I cleaned up the mess I made and QUIT for the day.hehe

  I WILL get by to see you soon. :)

Hugs,
Valinda

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Checking in again.:)

Hi friends!!:)
  Jim has my computer back up and running ...but...I am still finding things that need to be installed in order for me to use it like I did before.:)
  Life has become quite busy for us lately. We are trying to catch up on things around the house. Inside and out. I will try to post a few things off and on ..but my priority for now is to get those "to do" things crossed off of my list as soon as possible. We are doing fine..just busy.:)

   Happy Mother's Day tomorrow. Hope you and your families have a WONDERFUL weekend.:)

Huge hugs,
Valinda

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The Booth Brothers - Under God

2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.