Monday, August 12, 2019

It's that time of year!!!


It's canning time!!!!!!
So far I've made and canned: Dill Pickles, Hot Dill Pickles, Plum Juice, and Blackberry Jam!!!


The cucumbers came from our garden, the plums from our son's garden and the blackberrys from the neighbors in the back who refuse to prune and remove the blackberry briars.




Hopefully there will be many more jars of pickles. I only have 3 vines, so not a big producer but should be enough for us.

Take care and enjoy this beautiful earth God gave us!!! Martha

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Girls With Curls

 I did not know that dippity-do was still manufactued. I used this stuff when I was like in Junior High!! And that was a LONG TIME AGO!!!

Well they do and I love it.

I am working on growing this hair out and learning how to work with my curly hair instead of fighting it. So with the dippity-do, I first put the gellee on and then follow with the mousse. I like the results a lot.


Another product I found online is the Briogeo gel. It works nicely also!!!

I am amazed at all the really fabulous products that are being made with curlies in mind!! Where were they when I was growing up and straight hair was the thing???????!!!!


 This photo was taken on June 22nd. I have not cut it but do need a little trim to just shape my hair. I hope to do that sometime in August.

I will keep you up on my curly hair journey if you are at all interested!!!

Enjoy the earth my friends, Marthađź’–

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Paint Night

 I went to a paint night with my daughter in law
 The money raised went to a local dance team for their trip to Disneyland
 It was fun!! I am def not a painter
 but that's OK!!!
 Here we are with our creations!!!
There were actually around 50 people at this paint night!!! They raised a lot of money for the girls trip. Glad I went and it was fun spending the evening with Jessica.

Love family time!!!

Enjoy the earth!
Martha

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Live Love Life


Dehumanizing the child in the womb

Does not change the fact

That the child in the womb is a human being
A gift from God

God's gifts are many


So WHY are we unaware of these gifts

WHY are we confused?

And WHY do we condemn these children to death?

Human beings were made in the image of GOD
All life is sacred in the eyes of GOD

We humans have a life-cycle

It begins at conception and continues through to old age-elderly

All levels of this cycle are important as the next

PLEASE STOP ABORTION

ALL LIFE IS SACRED INCLUDING THE UNBORN CHILDREN

One of the biggest organizations who murder our children daily are:

It's time to stop the insanity!!!

Those who are trying to save the lives of our children are:

Please pray for those touched by Abortion
I will be praying also.
Martha

Monday, June 17, 2019

Dove of Peace


We went to our youngest son and wife's home for an early Father's Day dinner and as we were driving home down their driveway there was this.

Sometimes God shows us signs that he is here with us, we just need to pay attention.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Oregon Coast


Isn't this simply beautiful?!!! This is a view of Cannon Beach from Ecola State Park. We stopped there on our way home last weekend.

Below is the lighthouse on Tillamook Head rock.


And then some really cool dead tree. Very sculptural.




Every year we go to 2 cemeteries in Clatsop County Oregon to clean graves and put new flowers out. The one above is my grandpa. He's in a military area so he's not with the rest of the family. This year we brought a dozen flags to share with my grandpa's neighbors. It makes it look very patriotic. We clipped the grass around each stone and read their names. It's nice to remember them :)


And here is the rest of the family, all cleaned up and new flowers set in the ground. The caretakers leave the flowers there year round. They remove them to mow and then replace them back. So sweet.


We were lucky to be there on such a gorgeous warm day!!!! Loved it.

Take care and enjoy the earth friends.
Martha

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Fishing on the Umpqua and our stay at River Vista Vacation Homes



Well, I have to start with the catch of the day!!! This was on Friday and yes, that is my husband!!! This is a female steelhead which is part of the trout family which likes to behave like a salmon. Because she is a native, she was returned to the river to make more babies and keep the species alive.

But I can tell you that the fisherman was extremely excited!!!!

That is his brother on the left above and below is his fishing guide, Glenn Hall from HawgQuest. He was the host of our very favorite fishing show. Every Sunday morning at 9:30 you would find us watching HawgQuest!!! If the phone rang during the show it was NOT answered!!!


It was just half a day fishing trip with Glenn on Friday, but so fun for the brothers!!!!

We stayed at the River Vista Vacation Homes, in Idleyld Park, Oregon. If you click on the link to River Vista Vacation Homes you can see some of the photos of what the cabins look like from the outside. The cabin we rented was the Madrone.

Here are the inside pics, a little messy because four of us moved in for 2 days and brought enough clothes and food for a week!!!

This was a great place to just sit and watch the river go by. The seat
actually folds out and becomes a twin bed.

Here is the living room. There is wifi and Dish, so tv is
available. Phone service is
sketchy, but texting worked just fine-we have AT&T.
The larger couch folds out to be a queen bed.

Here is the fully equipped kitchen, excuse the mess, as I
said, we were all moved in at this point in time.


Here is the loft upstairs complete with a queen bed

And one (messy) bedroom with a queen bed
View from the bedroom


There's one bathroom with a shower. We didn't have any problems sharing the bathroom between the four of us.

Oh, and I brought our little dog. You do need to be careful as the cabins are probably 15 or so feet above the river and it is a swift strong river this time of year. Bailey was kept on a leash at all times when we were outside.

Looks like someone needs a nap!!!
Anyway, it was a fun two days!! Thank you Randy, we enjoyed our stay and the guys enjoyed meeting Glenn!!!