Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Under Construction in July

Our exterior make-over is 98% complete.

July 9th, 2013
 
July 29th, 2013

Back Patio in progress

Back Patio finished

Front door sidewalk - before

Front door sidewalk - in progress

Front door sidewalk - finished
Bay Window - before

In progress
 
New windows and shutters
 
Inside view of bay window - before (see Reilly)
 
New windows from the inside
 
The little desk is pushed against the window for Reilly.
 
Old door

New door
 
Driveway, sidewalk and apron - before
 
Driveway, sidewalk and apron - after

Front sidewalk - before
 
Front sidewalk - after


Back patio - before

Back patio - after (and my two favorite guys).

This is what was under the indoor/outdoor carpet
 
New patio

Our handprints with our birth year pennies.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

It is comforting to have God, who is as much at home on one end of the earth as the other.
Where is the end of the Earth?
To me, it may be in China or Africa;
To a Chinese or African it may be New York.
Physically, the world has no end.
But…
When I come to the end of myself, wherever I am in the world, God is there.
And from that seeming dead end He can create new life, and give new strength.
I never need fear that I have not taken him along.”
--Gladis and Gordon DePree

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Kentucky 2013

Seven of the twelve


Aunt Evia


Aunt Alice
 
Jeannette, Kayla and my adopted God-daughter, Ashley.

Beautiful girls
 
Soup Can Party

Bring a can. Pour it in. Eat out of the can.

Dessert table (my downfall)
 
Tomatoes!


Shopping or as it's called in Kentucky "Junkin"
 


 
 
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.
32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.