Saturday, August 22, 2009

Beach Trip

Robby and I had the pleasure of spending a few wonderful days with my sister and her family at the beach. Here are a few pictures for you all to enjoy! What a special blessing this time was, we are so grateful to the Lord for providing it for us all.

Playing with my sweet niece Abigail in the water. She just delighted in the whole experience!

Abigail and I enjoying the ocean!

I love my Man! Can you tell! :)

Robby the baby and I at the beach!

Enjoying some very special sister time.

My beautiful sister and I

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Fullness of Joy

( a Hydrangea flower in my Daddy's garden)

Psalm 16

1Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

2O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

3But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

4Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

5The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

6The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

7I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

8I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

10For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

11Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

How sweet is the presence of our Lord and the fellowship that we have in Him through the reading of His Word.

Let us be faithful to seek out time with Him daily for the glory of His name and to equip us to walk worthy before Him.

Drink in His Word and let it transform you to be more like Him.

Abide in Him and rest in His presence.

Friday, August 7, 2009

My garden

This is my flower bed that is a gift from my husband and his dear family who worked for hours to help me put it in.

(A Zinnia flower with a beautiful Gulf Fritillary butterfly)

Look Laura! I am growing Sunflowers! :)

An Echinacea flower with a Gulf Fritillary butterfly

Pregnancy Pictures

Here I am in the backyard by my flower garden! See how my baby grows. :)

I decided to sit down in the shade of a tree for a while. The grass was cool and refreshing.

Humm... I didn't know that Robby took this one. :)

I have been so blessed that I am feeling so much better recently. I even worked outside for a long time this morning. What a sweet joy this is to me, I no longer take my health for granted. Thank you Lord for these happy healthy days!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Fresh Garden Salsa!

I have been making a lot of fresh salsa from the yummy veggies in my garden. I have been blessed with some juicy ripe tomatoes and crunchy sweet bell peppers which reminded me of home and my daddy's garden and of all the days spent making salsa with my mom and sisters during the summer months. If you have fresh veggies in your garden try making some salsa today!

Fresh Garden Salsa
(My own recipe that changes all the time.)

2 tomatoes - finely chopped
1 sweet bell pepper - finely chopped
1/2 onion - very finely minced
1/4 cup cilantro - minced
1 jalapeno - seeded and finely minced (opt.)
salt, pepper, and lemon/lime juice to taste

Mix all ingredients and chill before serving.

Enjoy the fresh bounty that God blesses us with. This salsa is a feast for the eyes as well as for the tummy!