Monday, August 31, 2009

Shopping Trip

I really have not been shopping much at all this summer but last week I decided to hit up Oops and The Gift House. Here are my finds:

A cute pink picture frame waiting until I get my pictures of Reese developed. I'm thinking the one with the pink flower in her hair will look so cute in here. I found this at Oops for $6.25.

This was my biggest splurge at The Gift House. I won't tell you how much it was just in case my husband gets a wild hair and decides to look at my blog. ;) In my defense I did have a gift certificate that paid for about 1/4 of it. :)

I love these little characters! I got this one at The Gift House too. I usually buy one or two every year for Halloween and Christmas.

Can you have too much ribbon? I found these at Oops. The Halloween ribbon (which my mom will not like) and the red striped ribbon were $2.00 for 10 yards and the red velvet was $5 for 10 yards. I couldn't pass up those deals!

I love this red coke crate. It was $8.95 and I have been looking for one for a long time. We are always taking dinners to couples in our small group that are having babies and I wanted something like this to carry it all in. The pans are usually hot so it makes transportation tricky. I think this will be the perfect solution.

It is kind of hard to tell but these have kind of a shiny metallic finish. They were $1.65 each at Oops.

These paper plates and napkins will probably be used for Family Night's and just for fun. The pumpkins were .40 cents each and the turkeys were .60 each per package.



I saw a lot of these trees in blogland around Christmas last year. A lot of you had them in apothecary jars or used in little displays. I thought they were so cute. This one was .65 cents.

Can you tell I am getting excited about fall?

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday Song

Standing on the Promises
R. Kelso Carter

Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Thro' eternal ages Let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior.
Standing, standing,
I'm standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises That cannot fail,
When the howling storms Of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior.
Standing, standing,
I'm standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises Of Christ the Lord,
Bound to Him eternally By love's strong cord,
Overcoming daily with The Spirit's sword,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior.
Standing, standing,
I'm standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I cannot fall,
List'ning every moment To the Spirit's call,
Resting in my Savior, As my all in all,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Savior.
Standing, standing,
I'm standing on the promises of God.

Russell Kelso Carter was born in 1849 in Baltimore. He was surrounded my Christian influences but strayed from his faith until he was fifteen. He then accepted Christ as his Savior but still lived just as he had been living. It wasn't until the summer of 1879, when he almost died due to his diseased heart, that he made the life changing decision to follow Christ. It was real to him then and he was completely healed by the power of God alone.

*Hymn history taken from Then Sings My Soul by Robert J. Morgan.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thank You and Backyard Project

First of all I cannot tell you how much your prayers and words of encouragement have meant to me and my family. Thank you so much! God has been good and given so much peace. If you haven't been over to Katie's blog to read the words Katie spoke at Reese's Memorial then you need to. You will have to scroll down a bit. Also, do not miss the slideshow of beautiful Reese.

I hope to get back in the flow of blogging again soon. I have missed it and have missed you! I may not be posting three times a week like I was but hopefully it will be on a more regular basis. This summer Cody and I took on a big project. We decided to landscape our backyard. It was hard to get a good picture of the whole project because the fence is so long.

I didn't take a before picture but just imagine a fence with no landscaping. With his parent's help, we planted several varieties of low maintence plants including domestic nandinas, witch hazel, lantana, a butterfly bush and one crepe myrtle.

I hope to find a bench at the local craft fairs this fall to go where the board is laying. These plants will fill in and some of them could get as high as the fence.

Next spring I will fill in the blank spaces with some plants too. It was just too late in the season to plant them now.

This is an older picture of our cannas because now they are as tall as the rail and some are even taller. My parents brought these up from their yard and we planted them about two months ago. They were probably 8-12" then. They grow so fast!

My favorite part of our project are the three rose bushes we planted. I have a light pink one, dark pink one and white one. I told Cody to plant the white one in the middle but somehow that got lost in translation. ;)

I love the iron piece Jason and Katie got me for my birthday too. The roses are already about up to the middle of it. I have been able to keep about 3-4 roses in a vase all summer long.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Reese Catherine

To see pictures of my new niece you can go to Katie's Blog.
She is absolutely beautiful.
Thank you so much for all of your prayers for Jason and Katie.