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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gratitude Journal Entry #4

I have much to be grateful for this morning as I reflect on the events of yesterday.  Yesterday morning I went to the Y to teach my two water aerobics classes that I normally teach once or twice each week.  But yesterday's classes were nowhere near "normal."  During the deep water class, one of the participants blacked out and went face down in the water.  Though she is a woman of a mature age, she is probably the best swimmer in the class.    Fortunately, the woman next her (who was a retired nursing home nurse) saw what was happening and quickly, with the help of some others pulled her to the deck where the lifeguard and I lifted her on to the deck.

Today I am thankful, firstly, that God was watching over us.  I'm thankful for those who acted quickly.  And I'm very thankful that my friend (at last check) was doing well.


I'm also thankful for the rain shower we had yesterday.  Much needed.  And today the whole earth rejoices!

Blessings to you all.........I'm off to spend the day with my favorite little red head, for which I'm also grateful !!!!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Carlisle Cooks: Jalapeno Poppers

Here's a post from my cooking blog- Enjoy!

Carlisle Cooks: Jalapeno Poppers: "It's that time of year again when the garden is in full swing. And that means hours in the kitchen putting food by for the coming year. Th..."

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Scrappy Saturday

With temps hitting 100
I thought it would be fun to 
look at scrap pages from 
colder days!

(Don't forget to click to enlarge)

Jacks first Snow

Friday, July 22, 2011

Foto Friday- Canna Lilly

Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?    ~Jesus

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gratitude Journal Entry # 3-AC!

Today I am soooo grateful for 

Oh how I 


Stay cool my friends!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Scrappy Saturday-Chickens

These first 3 scrap pages were created a few years ago when we began raising chickens. Initially, we purchased some chicks as well as hatched  some from eggs we received from a friend.  

Please click on the pic to get a better look!

These were the chicks we purchased from the local farm store

Friday, July 8, 2011

Foto Friday-Flowers and bees

T'is the season for

or just

I hope you are enjoying the beauties of summer!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Scrappy Saturday-Happy 4th of July

These digital scrapbook pages are from a July 4th family celebration in 2009.This year, our family will be once again getting together for a family picnic.  I hope you and yours will enjoy your 4th with family and/or friends to celebrate the birthday of this GREAT NATION!  

Click on photos to enlarge

I used the pictures from our picnic and those in my archives to create a page dedicated to my mom and my sweet Great Aunt Rhea!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Foto Friday- Frick and Frack

I captured this photo of our turkeys the other evening as the sun was going down, and
 "Frick and Frack"
 were settling down for the evening.



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