Monday, August 31, 2015

Anniversary Celebration

Recently we celebrated our wedding anniversary. It's a beautiful time of reflection and happy memories. Even through trials and some sad times, we choose to remember the good times and celebrate our love story.

I don't use my wedding china very often, but I still think they are so elegant.

My sweet hubby sent this bouquet of flowers. Aren't they beautiful! I think he went down to the florist and picked them out himself.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Friday, August 28, 2015

Unaging Youth

For over 30 years, I looked forward to the start of school.

Whenever school supplies started showing up at the stores, a little thrill of excitement quivered through my body.

 New pens and pencils.
The smell of glue and the hunt for the right pair of paper scissors.
Crayons and colored pencils in every hue of color. With new ones appearing every so often.
 Paper, paper, paper.
And of course a new bag to carry every little thing.

The school year marks the progression of time. We grow older and we leave behind the things of our youth. We learn and move onward towards being an adult. Making our way in this thing we call life.

Yet spiritually, we never grow old. Even with the passing of years we hover in un-aging youth. Totally opposite of natural life. If we study God's word, seeking to be more Christlike, we become more like a little child. Simple. Childlike. Trust. Inevitably, we grow younger instead of older.  Revelation 22:13 states, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last."  When we trust Jesus with child-like faith, we begin the journey of eternal childhood. It is my desire to lean on my heavenly Father with the faith of a child. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Lost in DC

 This is what it looks like when you miss your turn and you end up in the DC traffic.

 Isn't that the Pentagon?
 And the Washington monument?
We were heading for New Jersey, but missed an exit and ended up dodging traffic and circling around DC. Not an easy thing to do when you are pulling a 30 foot travel trailer.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Nothing but Roses

Roses are Red my love....

Royal Patrician teacup - Staffordshire (England)

Niagara Parks Bone China teacup (England)

Redoute Rose China by Roy Kirkham (Made in England)

I love to sit out on our patio and listen to the water flowing over the fountain.

Sugar and Creamer - Forget Me Not Roses - Royal Albert (England)

I found the Teapot at Home Goods several years ago. David Michael China for Staffordshire (Made in England)

May your day be as lovely as the beauty of the Rose.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Time to celebrate

Birthdays can be fun...

Happy Birthday to the best hubby in the whole world!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Outdoor Wednesday

Metropolis, Illinois. Home of Superman.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Afternoon Tea

I'm so excited. You see my BFF is coming for a quick visit. Only for a couple of days, but it will be filled with fun, conversation and TEA!
I love my red china.  It makes for such a festive table any time of the year.

Is there no better way to enjoy the companionship of a friend than over tea?

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.  ~Henry James