Wednesday, September 19, 2018


I painted a sweet canvas with my rendition of my daughter when she was a little girl. I call it "Freckles". Since she was little, every Summer she would be kissed with freckles on her nose. She was such a happy child...this piece brings me some warm and fuzzy feelings. I did this piece for an upcoming fundraiser through the YMCA. I am sorry to have to let this one go...I fell in love with it as I was painting her, but can't keep it since it was already commissioned for this fundraiser event. I guess I will have to paint more.....I am pretty proud of this!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Peaches For Free

Last week we were given A bushel (over 50 lbs) of New Haven peaches from Michigan. I had to work fast since they were pretty ripe. I was able to can peach and basil jam, peach jam, peach butter,peach syrup and sliced peaches. Took me three days to get through them and only ended up throwing out a handful that were too ripe. Everything turned out delicious. We will see if it even lasts past Winter! But, oooh! The taste of Summer in the next couple of seasons get me really excited!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Bumble Bri & Her Hunny

It has been a joy watching these two grow closer together over the last year. From friendship to something a lot more serious. They complete each other and compliment each other so well. Their plans for the future are definitely on the path to marriage and family. We couldn't be more happy that they found each other and that this young man loves our daughter as she in return loves him. I am a sucker for a good love story and this one is a sweet story indeed. 

I pray for them daily and love them both...I already consider him like a son. He may not totally know that but I do. He has brought so much joy to my daughters life and treats her like a princess. He's sweet, kind, genuine, respectful and loyal, loves the Lord and leads her with grace. I couldn't ask for anything more for my daughter. They are two peas in a pod. We are delighted and looking forward to seeing how God grows them and what is in store for their future.