Friday, December 27, 2013

An End of Another Year.

 
Here we are again, taking on a new year. What it brings is always a question that holds us in suspense.  But what I am hoping is another year with the best man God could have given me.
A man who has changes so much and helped me to change in ways that I cannot explain.

More peace has come our way in 2013, and excepted what we cannot change and change what
we could. Our love for our family has grown with every visit and call we've made.  It also helps
to get older and realize what is important. 

May God Bless you and yours.
Carol

Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Family Blessed

I don't know why I was so blessed to have a great family.  I wish everyone could have experienced the love and acceptance we felt.  The six brothers and my sister didn't have everything we wanted but now we know that wasn't important. Dad and Mom's influence in value and love was enough for us. 

As I spend time with each family member I realize I couldn't have dreamed this or written it in a fiction novel.  Don't get me wrong, we are different in many ways, but what mom and dad gave us was the ability to accept the difference and look deep into each souls. It was the best gift ever, something money could never buy.


This picture is the last group photo before my brother died many years later. Roger is the
brother in the light blue suit.  We miss him so much. But he is with mom & dad and we know
that makes his loving family happy.

God Bless those who travel through my little blog.
Carol

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday America!

As the rain falls and the world around me is quiet, it gives me time to think about the real meaning of the 4th of July

I enjoy the freedoms as our for fathers planned.  As always the nation is in flux, that was part of the plan. Ideas come and ideas go with little fanfare.  However, the great ideas grow and expand with great anticipation.  We are a nation of many cultures making everything possible. 

With respect to all, and a giving heart, America is still wonderful. This was all made possible for those who have fallen, injured and those who come home with the fight in their mind and heart.  To those we give thanks.  With the right to speak what we believe and to respect those we don't agree with is what our nation is built on.  I remember my parents say..."We agree to disagree"  this is a great way to accept those with different opinions.  It's ok to disagree. 

Again this is what our nation was built on.  Keep your hearts open and mind active at all times.  You are part of our nation, you are part of the success. 

God bless you if you visit my little world.
Carol

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Who's idea was this?

When looking at blueprints there is always an area you feel unsure about.  Often we look over it, but when the house is built it sticks out.  When we walked out the front door, this area gave us a chill. 
February 2013
Why didn't the just extend the deck, or maybe just build it up with soil.  Oh well, it was ours now.  They had planted a bush, however it never grew.  We took out that bush and the ones in front of it. 

What we decided to do is put in levels with plants that didn't need much attention. 

This is what we started with  it looked better without the bush and debris. 



June 2013
This is what we decided to do. The retaining wall material was taken from all parts of our yard.  Didn't like the color but was usable for this wall.

We planted mongo in the back row. These need very little work and stay green all year round.  Annuals in the front two rows.  We will plant pansies and other winter plants to continue color all year round.

This was truely a problem area and we made it beautiful.  This is what keeps you going.  Turning something into something special. 

I hoped you enjoyed the story
God Bless those who travel through my little blog.
Carol


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Don't fence me in...forget that.

This is house looked a month ago.  We finished the fencing and moved on to flowers.  However, as you can see that's a picture for the next post.  Nature makes changes so fast that it's hard to keep up with the change.

You've heard people say that they can sit on the porch and watching the grass grow. That's how fast plants grow  with love and fertilizer.  We are in love with every day and every change.  Nature is wonderful and I thank God for giving me the life I live and the talents to make our world so colorful. Tomorrow I will show you a challenge we pondered over for a long time. 

God Bless those who follow my little blog. 
Carol

Late May