11.17.2010

Lately...

...as in what have we been doing over the past few weeks or at least while I was MIA from the blogging world.Admiring how gorgeous the cotton fields have been this fall. It looks like a blanket of Southern snow on the land.Soaking up the gorgeous fall weather we have been having down in South Georgia on our farm!I despise the fact that the sun is now setting at 5:30pm. But, I love how beautiful they are when they come. I also love that you can see the little crescent moon in the sky above the trees in this picture. It's God's thumbnail! :)Burning off the remaining timber off the land to make pastures by our house. I don't enjoy the smoke nor the smell, but it does make neat pictures.Our pond is always so pretty and picturesque. Even though it hasn't rained in eons (except a little yesterday) down here it stays full somehow. The three dogs on one of our daily walks around the farm. Tails up!When we had our cold snap last week Brandon split firewood and built fires for us. So thankful he enjoys splitting wood and building a fire because if I were alone I would probably just freeze to death. Brandon got bit by a German Shepard. Pictures make the bite look much better than it actually is. Pretty good considering his last bite occurred when he worked as a vet tech while in undergrad before vet school.
No-this isn't a yard sale! I spent 4 hours ironing Brandon's jeans, pants, and shirts one afternoon. It was so nice outside that I decided to set up the ironing board outside on our porch. It was completely dark by the time I finished. I ironed a total of 16 pairs of jeans/pants, one Carhartt vest, and 7 shirts. Can't wait until I have to do this again! A dear sweet lady who lives near us in Daisy, Mrs. Lynn, was so thoughtful and made homemade chicken soup, cheese biscuits, and a key lime pie for Brandon while I was in Athens for my JL meeting and he saved some for me, too. Everything was divine and we are so grateful to her for her kindness and generosity! That was probably one of the very best key lime pies I have ever eaten. Seriously!I have also been reading this book. I highly recommend it. Regardless of your political affiliation you should read this book so that you can understand why he made the decisions that he made. I personally love George W. and am proud to say that I voted for him twice. I may lose some readers after stating that, but oh well. Read his book and then judge me-and him for that matter. "When I put my hand on the Bible, I will swear to not only uphold the laws of our land, I will swear to uphold the honor and dignity of the office to which I have been elected, so help me God." ..... "Ultimately faith is a walk-a journey toward greater understanding. It is not possible to prove God's existence, but that cannot be the standard for belief. After all, it is equally impossible to prove He doesn't exist. In the end, whether you believe or don't believe, your position is based on faith. That realization freed me to recognize signs of God's presence. I saw the beauty of nature, the wonder of my little girls, the abiding love of Laura and my parents, and the freedom that comes with forgiveness-all what the preacher Timothy Kellar calls "clues of God." I moved ahead and more confidently on my walk. Prayer was the nourishment that sustained me. As I deepened my understanding of Christ, I came closer to my original goal of being a better person-not because I was racking up points on the positive side of the heavenly ledger, but because I was moved by God's love." -George W. Bush

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures as always!

    All that food your sweet friend made looked delicious :)

    My hubby has been wanting to read that book...glad you're enjoying it!

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  2. Your pictures are beautiful!! and I will definitely be looking into that book!


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  3. Great pictures!! I am your newest follower!! I look forward to learning more about you!!

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  4. The pictures are amazing!! so beautiful!

    Hope you are having a great night!

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  5. Absolutely LOVE your pictures. How gorgeous! And I Love me some GWB!!!

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  6. Nice blog I live here in Atlanta too! Stop by sometimes! xoxo

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