Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Springtime Scenes

I've been enjoying the cheerful colors of springtime. The goldfinches are a brighter yellow now and we've had quite a few here. I just need to keep the thistle seed coming for them!

The beautiful bluebirds getting ready to nest and the blooming trees are spectacular.

P.S. The bird photos I found on Google images.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Tree Swallows

I'm always thrilled when the swallows return! Well, today the tree swallows returned and were checking out one of the nesting boxes! (Unfortunately, it's a bluebird house and the bluebirds want it too).
I find the tree swallows so beautiful! Their color is an iridescent midnight blue with white on the chest. They nest in holes in trees and in bird houses.

Yes, the sparrow has found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God. Psalm 84:3

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Nursing Home Performance


Rebecca and Julia had some more Irish Dance performances. This time we went to 2 nursing homes and brought some joy to the people there. The residents loved seeing the children, the dances and listening to the music.

We curled Julia's hair and Becca just had her natural curls. We all had a great time!
Many thanks to their teacher, Jessica!

Friday, March 20, 2009


Happy 1st day of Spring to all! The sun was out here but the temp. is only 50.
I'm enjoying the sunshine and the crocuses in my garden.
Jonathan took some pics of Mikey on the trampoline. This one he did on photo shop.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

St. Patrick's Day

We had a fun St.Patrick's celebration at the college. The girls did an Irish dance performance. They were amazing! I hope to figure out how to upload a video of the dancing!
The girls enjoyed having all those bouncy curls :) Can you tell?

The girls will be dancing at 2 nursing homes next week.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


On Thursday night I received a call telling me that my daughter had been in a car accident. We started praying right away and little did I know how serious it was. All four of my daughters were in our family car which went off the road and hit two trees.
Mrs. Conley and I prayed all night. Two of the passengers in the car went to hospital (one was airlifted) and all my girls were okay. When you see the totalled car, you see what a miracle it was that everyone survived the crash. Thank you, Lord, for life. May I be ever more appreciative of the precious children you have given us.

Monday, March 9, 2009

New Friend


We have a new tenant at our house. Her name is Mrs. Conley. She is 79 and is slowing down and her memory is failing but we appreciate her so much. She often helps me with the dishes which is a big help for me! She says that this is one busy cafeteria :)

She adds a special touch to our family that only someone of her age can offer. She is a woman of Christian faith and we share the love of Jesus and the love of old hymns. We both love the hymn Sweet Hour of Prayer and I Need Thee Every Hour, etc.

She is a retired high school English teacher and loves to hear the younger children read aloud to her. I love her attitude toward children. She very tolerant of them and she believes in encouraging them.

I feel blessed to have her here and it feels like we have (almost) all the stages of life under our roof!