Saturday, March 28, 2015

Camping, Packing, and Relaxing

We are at Joe Pool Lake this weekend. What a difference in the camping weather this weekend! It is absolutely beautiful. The sun is out, and the lake is up from all the rain. We love this place!

We are here to help Jared and Jenna move out of their house. They got an offer within 12 hours of the house being on the market. So everything was put in high gear. The last two nights we have had fast food picnics on their living room floor. Today brings another beautiful day. We will be taking things to storage and to Jared's mom's house. Tonight, we are planning a nice dinner somewhere and a bit of relaxation.

(All this packing makes me a little dizzy thinking about how much stuff Rick and I have. Sure glad we aren't the ones having to pack it all up!)

Thursday, March 26, 2015


 Here’s a great quote from last week’s lesson out of Priscilla Shirer’s study called “Breathe” regarding clutter.

“The Sabbath principle is not limited to our calendars and schedules. It also applies to the spaces in which we live, work and play. Our tendency toward too-full lives often expresses itself most tangibly in our over-crowded closets, unmanageable table surfaces and cluttered desks as we cram them full of far more than we need. Even our children fall prey to the chaos of overcrowded living as their toy boxes and bookshelves overflow with more than they could ever manage. In the meantime they sit, chin in hand, complaining of their boredom.”

I have been working on this idea of clutter in my house now for some time. It may not actually be too noticeable to my family YET. But one day it will!

One day......

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


These are in my front and side flower beds. Jerry planted them in November. I love them. They just seem to smile at everyone as they drive in!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Living Large in Small Spaces

Rick and I have been at Lake Ray Roberts in the 5th wheel since Thursday. Although it's been cloudy the whole time, it certainly hasn't been bothering us. I've been catching up on some magazine reading while he has been watching some movie classics. We have to go home today. But our good news is we are back in it again this Thursday.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Sound of Music

This week I watched Diane Sawyer's special on the 50th anniversary of the Sound of Music.

I remember when our brother (who was no longer at home) called Mother and told her she had to take Marilyn and me to see it. So Mother and Aunt Bonnie took us to Dallas to see it.

I can't even begin to guess how many times I have watched this movie throughout the years.

I will admit I cried tonight as Diane Sawyer and the 20/20 staff recreated the wedding scene in the church with Julie Andrews. That music and the walk down the aisle gets me every time!!

Several good points to remember from the movie:

1. Listen to what God puts in my heart.
2. Climb every mountain.
3. Count my blessings (my favorite things!)
4. Music is a gift.

Bless my homeland forever!