This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.



Psalm 118:24 - BGlad!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Spaced Out

Hope everyone in the US had a relaxing long weekend.

We took a day trip on Sunday to Huntsville, Alabama, only a little more than an hours drive from us. While there we visited the US Space & Rocket Center Museum.

Quite interesting! The size of the rockets/exhibits is just mind boggling - and then to realize that someone actually knows what makes this stuff work is truly amazing!! LOL It was a bit over my head, 'cause you know, it does take a Rocket Scientist to figure that stuff out!!

Hubby and I enjoyed the trip and I came home with a head full of new ideas for cutter files.
Hope you enjoy this one!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Guatemala

Been catching up with DD after her return from Guatemala. She had a very memorable and meaningful time. She is glad to be home enjoying (and seeing with new eyes) all the conveniences we so often take for granted. Yet, she was sad to leave her new friends and carries with her the image of all the work left to be done.



While there her team laid the cinder block walls for a house for a family whose home was lost in a mudslide. The family was especially appreciative as the father suffers from epilepsy and was not able to do the building work himself. She also has many stories and memories of the children she taught, played with and came to love.



I think she has a greater understanding of how one person can really make a difference in the life of another (both physically and eternally). Since day one at college she has been encouraged to be a "world changer" and I think she now really believes that she can be! (Notice any proud parents around here? LOL)



Have a Wonder-filled Wednesday!






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QUOTES:


*A simple act of kindness can change the course of a lifetime
*Some people quietly make a difference in our lives and will always be heroes unaware ~ Flavia




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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Serendipity-do-da!

As I was sitting at the computer this morning I heard a thud at the back door.


As I peered out the window to see what may have bumped into the house to make the noise I saw two of these


So, of course, I grabbed my camera to snap a couple photos.

A light mist was falling so I tried to get some decent shots through the windows. As I glanced out the window, down by my little herb garden I saw this

So who cares about a little rain, I just had to go on outside to see what else was going on.

The turtle was pretty shy - but I was able to get a shot of him peeking out of his slightly cracked shell.




As I walked around to get a better view I surprised the bird that built a nest on the downspout of the house and she perched on the feeder and gave me a dirty look.


(I think she is a phoebe). She gets awfully upset when we startle her out of the nest, so there just may be a few eggs in there!

So I moved back around to the porch and heard a chatter and a buzz - the hummingbirds were fighting over who should get the next sip of nectar. I snapped this photo of Mr. Hummer,

then hummer #2 zipped on in for a sip. I was surprised that I was actually able to capture them both in the same shot!



What a busy morning!! I'm still not sure what made the noise that initially made me look outside, but I'm glad I didn't miss out on all this wild life! (Is it any wonder I have a hard time getting things done around here LOL!)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

On A Mission

DD#2 is currently on a 2+ week mission trip in Guatemala. I'm sure it will be quite the life changing adventure. So far they have helped with a building project - sifting dirt and moving cinder blocks and are preparing for a Bible School program for the children there. She's stretching and strengthening her body, mind and compassion all at the same time. One of the biggest adjustments has got to be learning she can actually live without her cell phone! LOL


We're grateful that she's had this opportunity and very proud that she's had the courage to "go for it".


Obviously then, this title was designed with her trip in mind, but I think it could be used for many other projects. We've all got long and short-term missions or goals we're pursuing. Have you scrapped yours lately?





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Quotes:

*Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't. ~ Richard Bach

*Make your life a mission - not an intermission.

*When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. ~ W. Clement Stone




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Friday, May 1, 2009

Enjoying Spring in Spring Hill

Today it has been raining, raining, raining. . .

Yesterday, though, while I was eating my lunch on our back patio I grabbed my camera and caught some great snaps of this little guy.






I first noticed him a couple days ago, he buzzed by me and proceeded to stick his little beak into each of the flowers on the door wreath. Unfortunately for him, silk flowers aren't very satisfying.



So on my next visit to the store I picked up a proper feeder. It didn't take him long to find it.





I was outside probably 45 minutes yesterday and he was back sipping nectar 4 to 6 times during that time - so I had several tries at getting a good photo. (I love my camera!)





While waiting for him to show up I was listening to all the different birds cawing and calling and enjoying all the fresh greens and blossoms of spring. With all the rain we received today more green days are ahead!


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Happy Weekend!!




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