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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Little Miss Priss

I asked Chloe "why do you have your sunglasses on while you are brushing your teeth." and she replied, " can't you see that the lights are very bright."

She has been picking out her clothes that she wants to wear each day since she was two and as you can see her personality comes thru.

Poppy, " I can see you thru the mirror and I don't even have to turn around. Isn't that cool!!

"Hey Poppy," Did I do a great job when I brushed my hair?"

"Ok," I'm ready, let's go and play in the Living Room.

The New Year Train

We were wanting to get Chloe a Ginger Bread House for Christmas to decorate, but decided to wait until they went on sale after Christmas. When we went to the store to buy them the ones that we looked at the boxes were damaged and some of the candy was missing. There was one New Year Train and we put it in our basket and continued to shop. When we got in line at the check-out I took the train out of the basket, because I thought that Chloe would rather have a Ginger Bread House instead.

The next evening Aunt Emily called and said that she had a surprise for Chloe and they were coming over with it. When they arrived (Uncle John & Aunt Emily) they let Chloe have her surprise.

Her surprise was the New Year Train, and she was so excited that she wanted to open it and make it. We explained that it was her bedtime and we would do it Saturday morning.

At 6:30 a.m. she wakes up ready to assemble the Ginger Bread Train. I could hear Grandmother tell her that it was to early, "go back to sleep and we will make it later in the morning." Well as you probably already have guessed we got ready to make the New Year Train.

We opened up the box and read the directions:

Then we separated the Ginger Bread pieces:

We put all of the candy packets together:

Then Chloe got the icing bags and squeezed it around with her hands and fingers to make the icing soft.

I got Chloe to gather up all the pieces that had a dot on them so that we could assemble the caboose. We got the base out and squeezed the green icing into the base where the caboose was going to be placed and took the icing and iced the end pieces to build the caboose.

We continued the same process and built the Engine.

We started to trim the train out with the green icing and the white icing.

After the trim was completed the Chloe added the candy to the train.

We finally finished the Train, after Chloe ate some of the icing and candy and her fingers were almost stuck together.

I have to say that it was fun to do and not to bad of a job for an old Poppy and his four and a half year old Grand Daughter.

A job well done and a finished New Year's Train.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

I Thank Thee Lord

This was written by Ken Paginton quite a long time ago. He wrote several poems and several hymns. He labored in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. He passed away quite a few years ago. I recently received this and wanted to pass it on in case you have not seen it. If you have seen it I’m sure it will be refreshing again.

Fellowship, I Thank Thee Lord.

For those who seek to help me in my way
Who speak my name when ‘er they go to pray
Who have for me a love that’s pure and true,
Who seek to show me what is right to do.
For those who seek my daily load to share,
Who have for me a true and tender care.
Whose hearts are glad when my own joy is deep
Whose tears have flowed when I had cause to weep.

For those who sit with me at Jesus’ feet
With whom my fellowship is pure and sweet
Who seek to share my hopes and joys and fears,
Who spur me on to face the coming years.

For those who in the secret place, alone,
Surrender all each day before Thy throne.
Striving to lift the standard up on high,
Knowing the corn of wheat must fall and die.

For all the love that has its source in Thee,
For ties more strong than human ties can be.
For every heart in harmony with thine,
And that can beat in sympathy with mine.

Let me be true, my Saviour, unto Thee,
And unto those who mean so much to me.
Cleansed by the blood, united by Thy Grace.
Grant us, one day, to see Thee face to face.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Thoughts From Chloe'

The other day Chloe was talking to her Grand Mother and she said, " When I turn five I will be grown up and then I will put you and Poppy on the counter in the kitchen and you can help me cook."

Upon hearing this, I asked her how could she lift me and Grand Mother up to put us on the counter. Her reply was, "Since I'm going to bigger ya'll are going to be smaller."

The other day we were coloring together at the table and she wanted to see the page that I was coloring. Her reply to me was, " Poppy, don't you know that you are supposed to stay in the lines.

We were talking a few days ago and she was singing loudly and Debby and I were talking to each other and we had to talk louder than normal to be heard over her singing. She turns to us and said, you talk louder outside with your outside voice and quieter inside with your inside voice.

One day last week she was playing in her little kitchen and she was cooking me some make believe beans. She said, "Poppy I didn't put any pepper in them cause it will constipate you." I asked her what did constipation mean, and she looked at me and said, "Poppy it means stopped up.

One day we were getting ready for meeting and Grand Mother had already gotten her dressed. She came to me and said, "Poppy, Grandmother doesn't know that brown shoes don't go with a green dress.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Our Little Tinker Bell

Chloe went Trick-A-Treating with her mom and dad last night and they ate at her favorite place, CiCi's Pizza. She is enjoying one of her favorite games in their game room, driving the race car.

What an enjoyable way to finish a "Special Day."

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Who Will Fill Those Shoes?

Who will take that quiet time early in the day,
And bow their head at lunch time, not ashamed to pray?

Who’ll get home from work early, have supper in the car,
To go to gospel meeting because it’s not too far?

Who will answer questions and sit in the front row?
"Who was in the lion's den?" or "Where did Jonah go?"

Who will wait on tables until convention's done?
Whose sweet clear voice in perfect praise will sing hymn number one?

Who will greet the workers, “Please make yourselves at home.
Here's our children's bedrooms; take them as your own.”

Who will write that letter to cheer the struggling heart,
Who'll pick up the widow before meeting, in their part?

Who'll walk through the wilderness, the frost or scorching sun,
Leaning on their True Love, the two becoming one?

Who will keep their love alive, forgive and love anew,
Who'll love their spouse at fifty years, more than the first "I do"?

Who will live as servants? Whose hands will hold up hands?
Who will step into the yoke, forsaking home and lands?

Who will see that burden and bow their head to bear?
Who will pick the mantle up and share the kingdom's care?

CHORUS: Who will fill those shoes, oh who, Lord, in our day?
Who’ll be that little candle to light anothers way?
Who will give their heart and soul? Could it be me and you?
Oh, Lord, please help us; help us fill those shoes.

By: Tom Davis and his friends
Tom quoted this at Blackwater convention, 2011.
He is going to Texas to labor.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Miss Clean And Play

Finally we had a day outside where you could ride and play and not burn up from the heat.

Posing for Grandmother

Moving her trike so that she could sweep the mat.

Now I can sweep the mat clean

You can sweep while you rest!

After you have cleaned and played you just need to sit down and have a rest.

You sing because you're happy.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Debby's Homemade Pear Preserves

The pear have been washed and are ready to peel, slice and dice.

Whole pears after the peeling has been removed.

Slicing and then dicing the pears after they have been peeled.

Bring the clean jars to a boil on the stove top to make sure that they are sanitized and ready for the preserves.

We have diced up all of our pears and they have been rinced and are now ready for the sugar to be added and then put in the refrigerator for the night.

They have been sitting in the refrigerator overnight covered with sugar to sweeten and to draw the juice out of the pears. The are now ready to put on the stove.

The pears are on the stove at a low simmer after bringing them to a boil and they will simmer for about three hours.

Debby and I were glad to see the Preserves finally finished and that all of the jars sealed.


Debby's Pear Preserves

5-Gallon bucket of picked pairs will make 2 batches


Prepare your pears by rinsing them off before peeling.

After they are peeled, slice and cut into desired pieces.

2 – tsp of fruit fresh dissolved into 2 cups of water, pour over the container of fresh fruit that you have cut. (optional)

Take about 6 to 7 quarts of cut pears and drain if you desire, and put 6 to 7 cups of sugar over the cut fruit. Cover and put in refrigerator overnight or cover and let sit on counter.

Put sugared fruit on stove and bring to a low boil (stir it a few times) then turn stove down to just above a simmer and continue to cook for 2 to 2 ½ hours. (stir occasionally)

Then put into jars and let seal.

This will make about 6 to 7 pints of preserves.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


We are learning each weekend what Chloe is learning in her Pre-K class. She wants to be the teacher with me (Poppy) and Grandmother. We learn to zip our lips and to listen to the teacher as she instructs us during class. It is great to go back to school and learn along with Chloe, as she spells, practices her letters and explains to us shapes and how to draw them.

She is a fast learner and has a vast understanding of things once they are explained to her. We look ahead to this weekend to see what she has learned this week.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Unfolding The Rose

It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God's design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine.

The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I.
God opens this flower so sweetly,
When in my hands they fade and die.

If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God's design,
Then how can I think I have wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?

So, I'll trust in Him for His leading
Each moment of every day.
I will look to Him for His guidance
Each step of the pilgrim way.

The pathway that lies before me,
Only my heavenly Father knows.
I'll trust Him to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose.

~ Bryan T. Burgess ~

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Seeds or Weeds?

Be careful what you look at
Be careful what you read.
For any of these items
can become a little seed.

Seeds can grow a good thing
If the right seed is found,
It takes a lot of sunshine
and the right type of ground.

But.... there are bad seeds and oh,,,,,,
how they abound.
They grow from weed seeds on
any type of ground.

So look into your BIBLE,
As your journey along the way.
A good seed will be planted
To feed you everyday.

God's the planter of the good seed.
Satan's the planter of the weed seeds.
SO.......Be careful my little children
what you do or see or read.

God loves you his children ,
For, this I surely know.
Because only seeds that are
planted, are the seeds that
surely grow.

Weeds can crowd out
the good seed in your ground.
So weed your garden often,
and much fruit will oft abound.

The Bible tells us often
The Bible tells us so.
How in your little garden,
Good seed can grow and grow.

By, Lucy Hagy
August 4,2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I'm A Big Girl...,

I found myself looking thru Chloe's baby pictures and this one pulled on my heart strings. Her favorite person is her grandmother, and you can see the special bond that they have. When she was born until about she was almost three they spent nearly every day together. Grandmother has taught her how to sing, enjoy being read to and her love of cooking.

Grandmother's jug..., when we take a picture we have seen this jug in them because Debby loves her ice tea or water with lemon. After Chloe was taken off of the bottle and learned to drink from a cup, whenever she found the jug without grandmother she would get it and drink it up. Her other favorite thing has always been her(mom ma) pacifier. So as you can see it is on top of the jug so she doesn't loose it.

So when I look back at these pictures I'm reminded of that special bond. I see the reason how I fell in love with a loving, caring, special young lady that is so "special" and dear to our heart, she has taught us a lot.

We love you grandmother!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Jordan's Birthday Party

Watch Grandmother and Poppy, I'm going to climb up this wall to the top. I having a lot of fun at Jordan's Birthday Party.

Eli,and I are climbing the wall, this is so cool and fun. I love to clime up this wall and I'm not even scared.

I think that I will just sit down, and get myself ready to try and jump in here.

I think I'm going to walk around inside of this big jumper until I feel comfortable enough to start jumping.

This is cool, you crawl inside and you can jump around with your friends. You have to be careful so that you don;t bump each other.

After playing we went to this room to have cake and ice cream. It was a Pirate Party and we got some gold coins from the cake. We also got some stickers, candy and a pirate's eye patch.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Chloe And Melia

Friday, June 17, 2011

Chloe's 4th Birthday Party

Arriving At Her Party In A Carriage

Chloe and Abby Checking Out A Video Game

The Little Birthday Princess

Breaking Open The Pinata For Prizes

Chunky Cheese Party Balloon