Friday, August 28, 2009

Fingerprint Friday - All together!

My BIG Fingerprint today that I am so thankful for is my wonderful family! Since my three sons live in different cities and states, it's not often that we are together in one place. The last time was two years ago for my son Kipp's wedding.

Last weekend my son Jeff had his 20 year high school class reunion here, so everyone came for the weekend, to my delight! We had a great time. Here are my three sons, with their wives, and my six grandkids who range in age from 12 to 5.



Scott and Wendy


Jeff and Heather


Kipp and Rebecca


Rebecca


Kipp


Stewart (12)


Cousins Jocie and Meg (both 7)


Calvin and Stewart with their cousin Paige (5)


Calvin (11)


My husband Mike with Meg


Me with Jocie


Happy Grandma!
From left, Jocie, Meg, Calvin, Ty, Stewart and Paige.
Stewart, Calvin and Jocie are Jeff and Heather's children, and Ty, Meg and Paige are Scott and Wendy's.



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There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

Where do you see God's fingerprints? In nature? kids? animals? They are all around us!

Thank you to Pampering Beki for hosting this each week! Everyone is welcome to join. To see how to join, as well as find links to other Fingerprint Friday posts, visit Pampering Beki's blog.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Peek in the Garden

Here are some eggplant and tomatoes growing in the garden at work outside the cafeteria. I greatly admire our food services director who has a green thumb. :)

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Fingerprint Friday - God's beauty in the woods




We live on 13 acres of beautiful land in the mountains of Western North Carolina ... bought by my husband's parents about 30 years ago. I have the joy and privilege of being able to go for walks in the woods often, and I love everything in bloom this time of year. Here's a sampling of God's beauty we get to see this time of year.












Little critters are also a lot of fun to watch. Here is Liz the Lizard who hangs out on the wall of our house sometimes. My son got this great shot of her the other day.



Happy Fingerprint Friday!

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There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

Where do you see God's fingerprints? In nature? kids? animals? They are all around us!

Thank you to Pampering Beki for hosting this each week! Everyone is welcome to join. To see how to join, as well as find links to other Fingerprint Friday posts, visit Pampering Beki's blog.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New in my shop

I've been having fun with beads lately and have some new bracelets available in my etsy shop.

Here's one that looks like colors of the beach and ocean...
Sand and Sea Bracelet



It looks really pretty with this...
Tapestry Heart Brooch



If your favorite color is purple, you'll adore this one...
Purple Lover's Bracelet



It looks really cool with this...
Conversation Piece Face Pendant

Monday, August 17, 2009

Such beautiful flowers

Our neighbors down the road have these gorgeous flowers, along both sides of their driveway. I wish I could get a "bird's eye view" photo that would do them justice, but here's an idea of what they look like.





I sure do love this time of year!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fingerprint Friday - Magnificent Clouds

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We've been having some magnificent clouds lately. Part of the days are sunny, with intermittent showers so we get skies full of blue, sun, white clouds and dark clouds all mixed together. Quite awesome!

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

Where do you see God's fingerprints? In nature? kids? animals? They are all around us!

Thank you to Pampering Beki for hosting this each week! Everyone is welcome to join. To see how to join, as well as find links to other Fingerprint Friday posts, visit Pampering Beki's blog.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Featured Etsy Seller - ladybugholmes

Maria Holmes Garcia of Sante Fe has been an online friend of mine for several years through Ebay. She has just opened her Etsy shop with gorgeous one-of-a-kind jewelry that she designs and creates. Click on any photo to visit her shop!

Friday, August 07, 2009

Fingerprint Friday - Beautiful Blossoms

Isn't it amazing that God created so many different types of trees, plants, bushes and flowers? These gorgeous trees are called Crepe Myrtle and are in full bloom right now in our area. These beauties are growing by the side of the road near where I live. I am having fun this year learning names of trees and plants that I never knew before! The lady I carpool with knows them all. :)





~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:

I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

Where do you see God's fingerprints? In nature? kids? animals? They are all around us!

Thank you to Pampering Beki for hosting this each week! Everyone is welcome to join. To see how to join, as well as find links to other Fingerprint Friday posts, visit Pampering Beki's blog.