In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Path to My Blog....

. . .is paved with good intentions.
I know you have heard all the excuses before,
 so I won't bore you with all the details.
Suffice it to say that
 the pictures that follow are just a sample
 of all the goings on  around here.
There were also several things 
that I didn't remember to photograph!

The above is the "Blessing Tree"
that hubby and I made for the big
50th Anniversary shindig
Bishop & his lovely Wife.

 This is a picture of the honored couple
& the fruits of 50 years of commitment.

Since we didn't want to hang around for hurricane Isaac
we took the opportunity to go on a little trip.

I will be posting about the recovery 
in neighboring Braithwaite in a later post.
I do not want to gloss over it.
I feel like it would get lost in this mix 
of random reverie.

My latest kitchen adventure:
 Griddle style corn cakes & greens,
topped with a
Tomato & grilled ham salad 
Buttermilk Vinaigrette

 This picture is long over due!
Eloise is opening a package
 from our dear sweet blog friends
 over at B-skep Chronicles.

 This little ray of sunshine 
now comes to my house 5 days a week
while mommy works.
Her daddy is a Marine,
 so he is working very hard too.

 These three children were guests in my home 
 For Approx. 3 weeks.
 Keep them in your prayers.

The Biggest News:
Eloise is officially in the youth group 
and sporting braces.

Not pictured:
the 5 yr. old I watch on weekends
the 4 kids (ages 5-14)
that I tutor in order to finance 
the aforementioned braces.

We have also been sorting through
 and getting rid of a lot of clutter.
After much prayer and family discussion,
we have decided to downsize.
Come this spring we will be putting our
"Way Too Big for Three people"
home up for sale.
This is not an emergency or sad event.
It is a choice we are making,
that will possibly get us to the 
"debt free" status quickly.

Maybe with less debt & clutter
I might have more time 
to keep my blog up to date....

....don't hold your breath!




Jennifer said...

That Blessing Tree was amazing! Awesome work & as far as the weight loss, awesome job!

Jessica said...

You look GREAT! ;)