Saturday, October 31, 2009

Loving the Fall..

It was another Indian Summer Day today, and so we took the opportunity to pick up some of the leaves. In a way I hate to do it for they are so lovely. Biddy especially loves this task, she is just like a child and can be found diving into the pile and just laying in them. She's just so sweet, and too cute. I cannot believe we have her 9 years this November. She is every bit as much a puppy now as she was when we brought her home.

I was raking and turned to find her here
of her own volition!

This is the tree where those
bugger squirrels live! LOL!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Birthday ...

My little man is 4 today
one of the greatest blessings
God has ever bestowed on me.

Bernard Paul Fryer

or as I like to call him, Nona's boy!

with his favorite little people!
Seamus, Braidon, Declan and "the Connor Man"

There has been a discovery...

of who our new little baby will be!
It's Grady Benjamin!

Congrat's & belssings Keriannn & Casey,
we can't wait for March to meet him!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

My favorite time of year, good company, and good conversation,,,

It was a beautiful fall day today. I took these from
the front porch. Biddy just makes everything a picture :)))

It was so warm today, yet it rained most of the day. Then it stopped and the sun came out in all of it's glory. Not to much later, more clouds and more rain. I loved it all. I was talking to Katie about how much I enjoyed the day (she worked all day). I was sharing with her the changes in the weather. It occured to me that no matter what the appearance of a day is the condition of our heart is the deciding factor. A brilliant sunny day can't cheer a sad heart, and even a gray day is special to a glad, and grateful heart. I loved today, she did too (apart from the tremendous humidity;)) We had a nice afternoon together, and she made a lovely dinner.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Can't wait to see this!

We were out shopping today and found
this little number for the Zoe girl. I'll hang onto it until she's 2.5. What fun is this going to be =)))))

The wings on the back just kill me! Now we have to get her wand, and some pink ostrich feathers, and maybe some ballet slippers with sparkles and pink tights !

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Last night I deactivated my facebook account. I had been thinking about it for some time, actually. It is part of a turning around for me, and starting a walk back, to which point I am not sure. The page was fun at times, a nice way to keep in touch with people, but a distraction of sorts. Will I ever pick up with it again? I don't think so. It is a definite wash.

What about my blog, will it endure...hmmmm, it also is hard to say. I enjoy it much more than fb. There was something very busy about fb to me.

So, a little more time for other things, less distraction, and a step back. I want very much to de-clutter my life, and I have often times asked myself what the Lord thinks of all of these things we pile into ourselves. Mental wool that just takes up space.
I intend to invest more time in reading, and more productive activities. Set my face more toward Him, He's worthy of all the little "extra" bits of time I have!

Monday, October 19, 2009

My Pumpkins...

While we were away my two "Pumpkins" painted these masterpieces and left them behind, so sweet.

Friday, October 16, 2009

I love this little dog...

All dogs are good,

any terrier is better....

Scottish Terriers are best!

~William Haynes

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This is God's way.

In the darkest hours of the night, His tread draws near across the billows (Matt 14:25). As the day of execution is breaking, the angel comes to Peter's cell (Acts 12:7) When the scaffolding for Mordecai is complete, the royal sleeplessness leads to reaction in favor of the favored race (Esther 6).

Ah, soul it may have to come to the worst with thee before thou art delivered! God may keep thee waiting, but He will be ever mindful of His covenant, and will appear to fulfill His inviolable Word. ~ F.B. Meyer

There is simplicity about God in working out His plans, yet a resourcefulness equal to any difficulty, and an unswerving faithfulness to His trusting child, and an unforgetting steadiness to His purpose. Through a fellow-prisoner, then a dream, He lifts Joseph from a prison to a premiership. And the length of the stay in prison prevents dizziness in the premier. It is safe to trust God's methods and go by His clock. ~S.D. Gordon

Providence hath a thousand sundry doors for the deliverance of His own, when it is even come to a desperate case. Let us be faithful; and care for our own part which is to suffer for Him, and lay Christ's part on Himself, and leave it there. ~ George McDonald.

Difficulty is the very atmosphere of miracle - it is miracle in the first stage. If it is to be a great miracle, the condition is not difficulty but impossibility.

The clinging hand of His child makes a desperate situation a delight to Him.
~Streams in the Desert

In reading the above I couldn't help think of this photo I had taken. Sometimes all we can see is what we are wading through at present, and forget to raise our eyes to what lies in front of us, and remember Who the God of that great expanse of ocean is, the One Who knows if even a sparrow falls to the ground. He commands the proud waves and sets their boundaries for them, (Job 38:11) can He not also direct and glorify Himself in our situation, which seemeth right to Him to allow? (I Sam. 3:18b) is good, very good for me to remember always, how much I need You, and how Great you are. There is no better place for me to be then helpless before my God, for that has always been the place of greatest blessing in my life. You've never missed an appointment with me when I have found myself there, and we both have been nothing more at that time than who we really are...dust, and the Creator.

Friday, October 9, 2009

He giveth sight to the blind...

Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 8

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Saying good-bye to Sea-Pines
Hilton Head
I'm going to miss this gate, maybe I
could get Frankie to stop me at the corner
down the street and ask for my pass. LOL!

Well we left for home at about 10 that morning. It was sad to go but I am so thankful for the wonderful time the Lord gave us. Our last evening we went down to Harbor Town to watch the sun set. After dark we went back to the beach, there was a full moon and a crisp clear sky, it was just breath taking. In the morning Frank and I woke up just before dawn, and saw the sun come up over the golf course through the patio doors in our bedroom, Shortly after the sun arose the sprinklers at the course popped on and they were like beautiful fountains. All of these sights were completely enchanting, such beauty given by our great God and Creator.

Frank and Frankie went out for one last bike ride before we headed out, and Katie and I had a little time to pray for safety for our trip.

I don't know that I am ready to go into cooler weather after sunning on the beach but Fall is my favorite time of the year, so I'm sure it will be a blessing.

Overall I am very thankful for this week, and look forward to the beautiful Fall we always enjoy in Pennsylvania.

Below are pics from our last evening and day...

The sunrise over the golf course

Out for a last ride

Could you imagine!

Harbor Town 5 minutes on bike

The playground and Cafe

waiting for us to get back...

What a pair!

It was fun to watch children play in
these small "pools" of crystal clear bath like water
that were created and left behind by the high tides.
Seamus, Declan and Zoe would love them!

Below are shots of South Beach
The Salty Dog & Shops

A fair well to our "Gate" at
the entrance to the community

Frank with his sisters sunglasses =)
What a nut! After 10 hrs. in the
car you get a little punchy!

We saw these cute carnival rides , wish I caught the
front they were adorable