Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Blue Skies And Home

Blue skies lookin' at me...nothin' but blue skies do I see! The skies of East Tawas, Michigan.

This ol' grammy has been one busy chick these past few days! Unloading the trailer, vacuuming a bucket of sand from it's floors, stripping the beds both from the trailer and the house. The trailer, is once again ready for it's stay in the country. Hunting Season is just around the corner!
Today, I am laundrocizing and repacking our bags...tomorrow Tomer and I leave for my favorite place on the birthplace...Tennessee! I can't wait to feel Mama's arms around my neck and enjoy nice long conversations with my brother Bobby! Life is good!
Our oldest grandbaby Maddy Beth is in Delaware spending time with Aunt Meagan, Uncle Tony and Luca. Yesterday, she texted photo's of the Ocean. She was thrilled to see it for the first time. Papa and I, kept trying to talk her out of going...LOL. But she is an 8th grader after all and growing up way too quickly...sigh.
Em and Xavie are now at war! There is much yelling and flailing about...ugh.
I had best go break it up! Where's that wooden spoon of mine!? LOL.
Catch ya'll later!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Am Not Dismayed

The weather is cold and dreary but not so my heart. It is filled with the warmth and love of a Saviour, who is faithful and always carries us through lifes trials.
Church is an important part of our lives. We are active members, doers of the Word. Believing that each of us is born with awesome gifts from God that should be used for His glory and not wasted.
We have experienced some trials these past weeks...some rough and raging seas have made the place that is our Sanctuary, confusing and frankly disappointing.
But, I am not dismayed! I, do not follow man nor give account to any...I follow Jesus Christ and because of Him I walk in faith and victory today.
Leaving past things behind and going forward, knowing that God is moving and only He is in control.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Home Away From Home

We are home after a wonderful time of family fun in the sun. The weather was perfect, the view magnificent and the grandbabies were happy and busy.
Watching them is such a joy.

This is our home away from home. We didn't have to spend much time indoors since the temps were in the mid 70's and there was a nice breeze off Lake Huron. I have fallen in love with the Eastern Coast of our great state. I will post pics of the fiery glow of the sunsets later on.

Our bedroom. When the grandbabies needed a rest they would pile up in our bed and watch old videos. There is absolutely no television reception and we didn't miss it a bit. And we are surely not going to get a satellite for the camper like most, not gonna do it.

Now, here is the first place we head to when in town. The Village Chocolatier.
If you love chocolate this is the place for you! My Tomer and son-in-law David do not like chocolate...can you even imagine!? But, they enjoyed pretzel rods dipped in caramel and peanuts...yummy.

Strolling down the streets of East Tawas before making our way home yesterday.
Another, family vacation over...filled with food, fun and those you love. Life just doesn't get any better than this! Taste and see that the Lord is good...He is, all the time!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

On The Road Again

It has been a busy week for this ol' grammy! Vacation starts tomorrow after Church...Hallelujah! The above photo is part of the campground in Tawas where we will be. It is our favorite spot on Lake Huron.
The Camper has been scrubbed to perfection. (Hunters aren't very good housekeepers!)
The fridge is on and somewhat stocked, along with other groceries, bottled water and lots of powerade. Clothes packed and bikes on the bike rack. Myself, I have several books stored away, that I will read while the others hit the beach...sigh.
Never fear, my camera is in my purse and I will take lots of pictures. Especially, of the"Chocolatier." A store with so many chocolates and scrumptious chocolate covered yummies that we walk around drooling...Mmmm.
Well, I am one tired chick so I will sign off for now.
Catch ya'll later.

Friday, August 13, 2010


“We should always remember that our strength still lies in our faith in the good sense of the American people. And that the climate in Washington is still opposed to those enduring values, those 'permanent things' that we've always believed in. ... Washington is a place of fads and one-week stories. It's also a company town, and the company's name is government, big government. ... In the discussion of federal spending, the time has come to put to rest the sob sister attempts to portray our desire to get government spending under control as a hard-hearted attack on the poor people of America. ”
—Ronald Reagan

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Forestville, Michigan is located in what is known as the Thumb Area of our State.

I am home and to say that we had a wonderful time, is an understatement! Just look at God's glorious sunrise over Lake Huron. How peaceful to sip coffee on the porch and watch this sight together. Sheila's summer home is absolutely beautiful and I didn't take one single photo of the house...duh.

We didn't do any swimming but having your own beach is mighty fine. The peace and quiet brings healing to the bones. With NO television, we did much laughing, telling of stories and catching up...believe me, we did not miss the boob tube one lick.

Just travel down the porch steps and you are on the beach. Gorgeous! Sheila's gardens, are just part of the natural landscape and attract so many butterflies and birds that I sat for hours just taking it all in.

I leave you with this parting shot from the living room window. Sure is dark out there in the country. Good night all!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Just Us Gals

I am going on a road trip and I love me a road trip! My cousins Sandi and Cindy and I, leave in the morning...Yee Haw! We, will pick up our friend Sheila whom we haven't seen for years and head up north to her Summer home. Yep...we have made some of our favorite dishes so that there will be no big time cooking! Sandi requested my chicken salad on croissants, so that's what I did this afternoon. Now, I am baking a batch of Amish breakfast bars. No fuss, no muss...Just catching up, relaxing and enjoying some girl time.
Blessings...Catch ya'll next week!