Randy and his roommate, Coleman, took a day off work and spent the day at the farm making a standing desk. It turned out well and very solidly built. It comes up to my chest, but perfect for Randy's height. Great job men. Yep, and I cooked... minestrone soup and cornbread.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Our neighbor, Jackie, turned 93 years young and we had a special celebratory lunch at church in her honor. What a blessing sharing this day with her and even more of a blessing knowing this family. Jackie is one amazing lady who loves the Lord, enjoys quilting, works in her yard, still drives and has a mind sharp as a tack. And on top of that, beautiful! I swear she's not a day over 70. The lunch was delicious...thank you John and Helen. Happy Birthday Miss Jackie. God bless you all.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Sarah stopped by this morning with Randy. Scott was home so he got to meet Sarah for the first time. I made us all breakfast and then they headed outside to work on Randy's truck in progress...well, Randy worked and Sarah watched, smiling so sweetly. Later that day, I took Scott to the airport for a back to back work trip to Brazil and then Mexico. Miss you babe and pray God's hand upon you while we're apart.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
We drove out to see the men this weekend in Cookeville and this was one happy momma...boy, it was good to hug them. They look well and are pressing forward in their studies. We brought them each treats from Yoders and had a wonderful visit which included shopping with Brittney, a road trip for the men and ending our day all going out to dinner. We are so proud of you and love you tons.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
We came home from New York to another truck parked in our driveway...project city at the Littles. TJ, a good buddy of Randy's wanted to turn his Chevy gasoline truck into a diesel. Randy, TJ and Copeland worked steadily for two days putting in the new diesel engine. By Sunday, TJ drove his truck away. I sure enjoyed watching the guys work together; they were total guy days, grease and all. We only had one run in between Copeland and our bull that got out, but thankfully, Copeland came out unscathed.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
We arrived at the Littles Sunday evening, just a little delayed due to some alternator problems. Mom and Dad looked good and it was so worth the drive just to hug them. We had a busy week planned which included working on dad's winter wood supply. Scott and Dad worked steadily on the wood each day and Brian also brought another load of wood over. Thank you Brian! I cared for mom, cleaned the house, bathrooms, changed the sheets, did all the laundry up, took over the cooking and organized their pills. A huge part of our time was spent on the phone with Medicare, working on the insurance options available during their sign up period. We kept mom and dad so busy, that for several days they didn't even have their naps. If there was any spare time, you'd find dad picking up his hickory nuts and hes' got plenty to keep him busy this winter. We tried to eat healthy but woke up most mornings to bacon frying and a pastry on the table. We kept the ice cream to a minimum and I went walking everyday it didn't rain. In the evenings you'd find us around the kitchen table, eating nuts and talking memories. Gosh, I treasure those times. We love you mom and dad. Be sure and lock that wheel chair when you stand mom! May God bless you until we meet again...and get some rest.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Hidley Road is a road filled with memories and over the years, those memories have grown even more special. I must admit, every time we visit the Littles, this road feels like coming home. Hidley Road has changed gradually over the years, neighbors have passed away with new neighbors filling their place...life goes on and it's now a blend of country and city. I'm thankful to have been blessed with this very special road that led to the Little Family. Hidley Road is two miles from end to end and I've walked it many a day, always enjoying the beauty this road holds. Today was no exception, and I brought along my camera to share some of that upstate New York beauty with you.