Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Finding Joy In The Everyday...

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Long time no write....

I am finding more and more Joys in my everyday.
It's been busy around here since well, forever!

I have a hard time concentrating long
 enough to get on the computer these days.

I always have more things on the top of my list each day 
and getting on the computer to do anything
 seems more like a chore.

Especially when you have a smart phone. 
It's easier to use it than it is to turn on the ol' computer!

So, instead of making this post long and boring,
I thought I'd share my Joys as of late.

My oldest son got married this March!

I am blessed to finally have
 a sweet and precious daughter!
We just adore her!

The wedding took most of my February and March up.
It was fun to plan and see how everything came together.

Now, we are all adjusting to the new changes...
We are so excited to see them growing together as One!
God sure did pick the perfect couple.

This has been one of my biggest JOYS!

My other two boys are just getting so big!
They have quite the personalities these two.
Never a dull moment and they always keep me on my toes.
I just love my boys!

They are finished with school for the Summer
and we have lots of fun things planned.
So looking forward to a long trip away!

I'm enjoying all the pretty flowers...

And taking JOY in each one that blooms...

And waiting for our Summer adventure to begin....

I find being at home very joyful this year.
I love having coffee and conversation with my mom in love.
Enjoying a visit with my mom.
Reading a good book.
Watching a movie.
Hanging out with my family.
Sunday dinners.
Working in the yard.
Spending time with my hubby.
Planning little trips here and there.
Hanging out with my son and daughter in love.
Taking a walk.
Eating popsicles under the trees.
And the list goes on and on....

What Joys have you found in your days??

I hope you all have a wonderful 
Summer full of Joy and Happiness!

Until Next Time,


Wednesday, December 19, 2018

My Joys...

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Just popping in real quick
to say Hello!

This blogging thing is getting harder and harder for me to do.
I'm not sure how much I'll get on, but you may see me more
on Instagram and Facebook these days.

Somedays, to actually sit physically at the computer, is really hard!

I have this thing called squirrel disorder and I have
 been easily distracted by many things all at once!
Watch out, it is contagious!!

Any who, with December now here, I am oh so busy,
which I'm sure you are all too!

But I am so grateful to be busy...
Yes, busy can be so overrated, but non the less I am grateful.

The Joys of the Christmas season are wonderful.
I've been blessed with many great things.
I've had many gatherings all ready with friends and family.
Lots of sweet treats made to share.
Many days of laughter and cheer.
Watched a few sappy Christmas movies.
Watched several funny Christmas movies.
Wrapped many gifts.
Reading and enjoying the day with my boys!
Going here and going there.

I am so thankful for all these Joys!

And my biggest Joy of all is the love of Jesus Christ 
and all that this holiday season stands for!

After all, Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas 
and a Happy New Year!

Thank you so much for reading my blog,
it still means the world to me!


Monday, October 15, 2018

A Little This, A Little That...

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Wow!  It feels like it's been forever since I've been on here!
And it's now Fall time.
Time flies when you're having fun, I guess...

Let's see where to start....

September was a blur!
We had so many things going on.
We finally got around to having a 
Graduation Party for my son.
That was so much fun and so much work!

Then October rolled around and
it's been pretty busy too...

We got around to purchasing and 
freezing green chilies for the year.

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I just LOVE their bright green color!

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We've been busy canning...
We made salsa!

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We also canned homemade fruit syrup
 and cherry syrup!

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We made strawberry freezer jam!
One of our favorites besides Plum Jelly...
(I'll be canning that here soon)

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We've seen some AMAZING sunsets!

And last but certainly not least...
If you follow me on Instagram,
you know we went camping this last weekend
and woke up to snow
and these AMAZINGLY beautiful frozen Aspen leaves....

I have a ton more pictures from
 our trip that I'll post next time.

Well, I've run out of things to say,
so I'll close for now...

Thanks so much for stopping by...


Monday, September 3, 2018

Seasons Changing...

Well Hello There!

How are you?  I've been here and there and everywhere!
Summer came and went so fast.
I think I just blinked and it was gone!

The boys have been doing school for a month now.
My oldest has graduated from High School
and life is moving at a fast pace!

So, I thought I'd drop in and say a quick hello
before Winter arrives!

The leaves are starting to change
and some of the high countries have seen a dusting of snow.
We've gotten a few rain showers here and there.
And any more God gives us, is always a blessing.

I'm trying to enjoy all the flowers that are hanging around.
There is a coolness in the air,
which tells me seasons are changing....

As the new season welcomes us,
 I try to take moments through the day
and just rest and enjoy the peace and tranquility around me.

So, as you go about your busy days
 just remember to stop when you 
can and enjoy the moment.
These seasons are fleeting....

This has turned out to be a very busy month for us
and it has only just begun.

Planning a late graduation party for my son.
Hunting season is here.
Lots of learning to do.
Taking part in home school activities.
Family coming for a quick visit.
Planning a few mini camping trips before the snow flies.
And many others things I'm sure will come up,
because they always do!

I hope you all have a great new season
and thank you so much for stopping by!

Until next time,


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Carrying On...

Hello!  It's been awhile and I thought to myself
I have a minute to share
 something quick with you all.

It's been one crazy busy summer.

Going here and there and filling our
 days with lots of activities.

Hanging out with friends & family

The one and only thing I can truly say about this summer is
 that I am so OVER this heat!
And this humidity has been awful.
You have to remember we live in this desert place 
where high humidity is very uncommon.

But, we carry on. 
 Cause in Reality, there is nothing we 
can do about the heat or humidity.

I woke up this morning with hardly a voice
and I thought what the heck!

Oh well...guess I'm meant to stay quiet today.
And that's okay, I'm carrying on..

Some things are completely out of our control
and we need to accept the things we can not change.

We need to Carry On...

We need to Carry On and ask God to handle the things 
that we simply can not do ourselves.

So many people are struggling with all sorts of things,
health, bills, worries, fears, anxiety,uncertainties of the future
and the list goes on...

I'm telling you, we still have to Carry On with our days.

God has got all these things covered.
Trust Him,
 Lay them down and Carry On!

Don't let the struggles of yesterday, your past, 
today, the week, the month
heck even the years to come 
Define You!

God is defining you, let Him do His job and

Okay I feel better now....

I hope this post encourages you and inspires you.
Sometimes we all need a little reminder
that God is in control of all things!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Until next time.....



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Busy, Busy...

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I'm Here! I'm Here!

Just thought I would pop in real quick and say HELLO!

May is a very busy month for us.

School is coming to a close and the little boys have 2 weeks left,
big boy is done with college classes until this Fall.

We are getting things ready for our
 annual friends and family camping trip.
Memorial weekend fun!!

Every day I try to get things put in the camper, 
so it's not so overwhelming before we go.

My hubby planted grass seed, 
so I've been watering morning and night.
Plus, there's all the other things that need tending to.

We have had family home and that was
 busy, busy for about 10 days.
We miss them all ready!

Mother's Day Barbecue and a relaxing day!

Vet appointment for our Daisy Girl.

Lots of errands have been ran and 
many more to follow I'm sure. HA!

We have been praying daily as we are in a drought
 and we are now inundated with grasshoppers!

Grasshoppers will eat and destroy anything in their paths.
So, as my mom in law was praying she asked for flocks of birds
to come in and eat the grasshoppers!
Guess what?  The birds have come!!
We've never seen so many birds on our property!
Thank you Jesus!

We are continuing to pray for these birds and for rain!!

The month of June is gonna be just as Busy, busy!

We are taking a family camping trip for over 10 days!!
We are gonna go exploring....
And we are so excited!!

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Thank you for stopping by!!!

Until next time....

Hugs and Blessings,


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Homemade Is Better...

Well Hello There!

Is it April all ready?  How can that be? It was just March.

Spring is here, or so they say.  How's that saying go
April showers bring May flowers?
I sure hope so!
We've gotten a few rain showers, 
enough to keep the dust at bay for another day.
(Wink! Wink!)

The weather has been so unpredictable! 
One days it's very warm,
the next day it's very cold.  
I think it's confused!

We want Spring!! 
And with Spring brings color and 
warmth in the days and showers!

How has the weather been in your neck of the woods?

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Any who... 
I thought I would share a 
yummy scone recipe.

As all of you know, I love scones. 
They are so easy to make and
you can add just about any flavors
 together to create a yummy treat.

They can be made gluten free or not.
As sweet as you want them or 
with very little sweetness too.

Really....the possibilities are endless.

I've posted many scone recipes on my blog over the years
and today this one is just as good as the others.
Probably one of MY favorites!!

I mean who doesn't love 
Fresh Cranberries and Oranges??

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Orange Cranberry Scones

2 Cups Flour (Gluten Free Flours work good too)
1/3 Cup Sugar
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Stick Butter, cubed
1/3 Cup Sour Cream
1/3 Cup Orange Juice
1 Egg
Zest of 1 orange
1/4 Cup frozen Cranberries, chopped

Preheat oven 400 degrees.
With a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour,
 baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
With a pastry cutter or your fingers cut in the butter
with the flour mixture until it resembles crumbs. 
Add in the zest of the orange and then make a well at the
center of the mixture and add the orange juice.
Then add the egg and the sour cream, mixing together with a fork.
 Stir in the chopped cranberries until combined.

Place the dough out onto a floured surface and form a round ball.
 Cut in half. Take one of the half pieces of dough,
 form a ball and roll it into a 3/4-inch thickness.
 Cut each ball of dough into eight triangular slices.
Place triangles on the prepared baking pan.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
Drizzle with a simple frosting if desired.

Makes 16 scones

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Personally homemade treats are better,
wouldn't you agree?

Plus when you make them, 
you know what goes into them.
And you can pronounce all the ingredients!!
Now who doesn't love that?!

Wholesome yummy treats for your
 friends and family to enjoy.

Well, I've rambled on long enough...
I should go find something to do
 outside while it's warm out.

Until next time,
I hope you all have a great week!



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