PINK PAINTED LADY~"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass~it's about learning to dance in the rain"
PINK PAINTED LADY~
"I can do all things through Christ,who strengthens me"
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Some Christmas thoughts and pics~
I must admit that I'm not as excited about Christmas this year as I usually am,not to be a downer but there have been so many trials this past year that I guess maybe I just feel a bit worn down. I've been reading my bible alot lately,especially in the mornings.It's comforting and brings me some peace in this crazy thing that is my life. I truly love Christmas and I'm trying to be festive,really I am!I know the kids are super excited and putting up the tree,decorating it and making the cookies have been so much fun. My youngest is almost 4 so needless to say he is really into it this year and even got into the cookie making. I am blessed and I know it,even through the hardest times I know things could be so much worse. I'm going to brave some stores and try to get the last of my shopping done today,I think that entails a trip to Starbucks for that yummy peppermint mocha! Here are some pics I've taken over the last week or so,putting up the tree,making cookies,etc~
2 little ones helping put the tree up
5 of my kids in front of the tree(and Bella)
My middle son My youngest girlie The tree The tree and mantle,I arranged it nicely but the kids keep "rearranging" it! My youngest rolling cookie dough(all that rolling play do came in handy!) making cookies My middle daughter and Bella
I'm a stay at home Christian mom of 7 kids ranging in age from 19 down to 6. I am truly a country girl at heart and hope to someday move to a small farm out in nowhere :) I love my family and my husband,I love to cook and try new recipes~mostly down home style food I ate growing up.
If you want a glimpse of Southern life,Come close and walk with me;I'll tell you all the simple things,That you are sure to see.You'll see mockingbirds and bumblebees,Magnolia blossoms and dogwood trees;
Caterpillars on the step,Wooden porches cleanly swept;Watermelons on the vine, Strong majestic Georgia pines Rocking chairs and front yard swingsJunebugs flying on a stringTurnip greens and hotcornbread,Coleslaw and barbecueFried okra, fried corn,fried green tomatoes,Fried pies and pickles too.
There's ice cold tea that 's syrupy sweet,And cool, green grass beneath your feet;Catfish nipping in the lake,And fresh young boys on the make.You'll see all these thingsAnd much, much more,In a way of life, that I adore.
Copyright 2008 Patricia Neely-Dorsey
When you've lost everything else, that's when you find yourself.
My family My friends cooking cupcakes w/buttercream mocha lattes tea(sweet!) pink lace candles purses vanilla lavendar spices fall spring victorian homes the victorian era the mountains Christmas shabby chic quilts toile porches weeping willows roses red wine Rick Springfield David Cook 80s music Paula Deen food network angels pregnancy childbirth the south southern cooking old china hugs from my kids romantic comedies 1st snow a big soft bed bubble baths fireflies the moonlight soft rain roosters