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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spring Is In The Air

Since my last couple of posts have been tearjerkers, I thought I would just share a few pictures of my day. God has blessed me with so many family members and with the ability to spend time with them everyday! I never want to wallow around in misery when there is so much to be thankful for... and that includes you. Thank you all so much for your prayers lately. Thanks for your continued prayers for our son, Jake, and our friend's son, Ryan.

(R) My sister-in-law, Jeanna, owner of BJ's Market Cafe and BJ's Plants and Produce. She is a wonderful woman of God and a tremendous influence on all of us!

(L) My niece, Dede Chapman holding my great-niece Lilly Rochelle. Lilly and her mom, Sara, stopped by for lunch at the cafe with Sara's dad. I love it when family pops in for a visit! Sara spent many summers working at the market while going to college to be a nurse. Wish she had brought the twins along!

Sweet Victoria Faith, Dede's daughter and my great niece. This little girl makes my day every time I see her. She likes to help out.

(L) Dede's husband, Jon, and his brother, Anthony, working on the new shelving units. Anthony decided to put a bucket of water up there to catch some of the sparks shooting off Jon's grinder.

(R) Anthony is putting together our new shelving in the main greenhouse. This is going to make it easy to stock and the display is going to be absolutely beautiful!

(L) Me... Aunt Theresa, potting white Bleeding Hearts in gallon pots.

(R)My nephew, Michael (Dede's brother and Jeanna's youngest son) the manager of BJ's Plants and Produce... You see who has the hardest job! LOL Really he works hard all year long!

Dede's son, Wesley, my great-nephew. Wesley is the most creative young man I've ever known. He can do anything with a little cardboard and some boxes. He even made us an end table for the living room because Uncle Bubba didn't have one. He literally sees projects in 3D. AMAZING! He has the softest heart and has stolen his Aunt Theresa's!

Tell me these kids haven't come up with a new way of doing an old job! Wes and Victoria helping sweep the floor before closing.

What a wonderful day, even though it was cold and overcast the promise of spring makes the heart happy!


  1. How wonderful you are all involved together.

  2. Looks like a wonderful day with creative kiddoes!

    And yes, spring is on the way!

  3. Good to hear you had a good day!
    Strange what being with loved ones do and even physical labour with it.

  4. I enjoyed seeing a little of your life through these pics!

  5. I'll be praying for your son. I've got another blog called Travels with Uncle Sam (on my profile) and am trying to get on a ring for people connected with the military. Still keeping my other sites, I've decided, because I don't want to lose the friends I've made. Thanks for the verse. I hate the legalism where you can't do anything or admit you like Harry Potter, Avatar, etc. My husband and I are not that strict. Jesus does set us free indeed and can convict us is something has to go out of our lives.


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