Monday, February 13th, 2017 will forever be the best day of my life. I married the man of my dreams! Tel is such an amazing man. I can't tell you how much he has done for me and continues to spoil me. God has truly blessed me.
It has been a while since you readers have really heard anything from me, sorry for that. Life has a way of getting busy and running away with all your good intentions such as posting on your blog every week.
To start with I nanny three children under 5, 5 days a week I cant believe how exhausted I am after 10 hours with the children. Lately I have been preparing for my very own first craft fair that took place last weekend. It was a success and I am scheduled for another on the 10th of December. I spend my days nannying and my nights sewing, knitting, and crocheting. But it is a dream come true and I am loving it.
Speaking of dreams coming true I had another dream come true a couple of weeks ago I was a bridesmaid!!! I have wanted to be one for as long as I can remember and now I was one. The wedding was beautiful and I had so much fun. I hemmed and altered the brides dress it was amazing seeing her so happy on her day and knowing that I had helped by giving her the perfect dress.
Sewing is a passion of mine working on wedding dresses more specifically and showing to my self and others in the past year that I can do this has been a great feeling. Some days I sit and think why did God give me these gifts like sewing? But I know that sometimes we dont know his reason for giving us something. I grew up watching my mom sew and wanted so badly to learn. And when I did I have never stopped.
On the subject of dreams and passions I have so many ideas about careers I think would be fun to explore. The last 2 days I have been re-watching a favorite Christmas movie of my family's A Christmas Kiss. (A good movie) The heroin is an assistant to an interior decorator as I was watching it I became excited about interior decorating. It is one of the careers I have thought would be fun to explore. Where I live there are many Victorian houses that have beautiful bones but the insides have been re muddled as we call it. I would love to be able to go through them and restore them to there Victorian beauty. A dream, because the people that live in these houses now don't have that kind of money. So I will just have to do what I always do and put it in one of my stories. :)
Be looking for more posts and story clips coming up I have made a new goal to post more on here. The writing is very good for me in many ways.
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and have a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year
I just saw this video on Youtube and had to share it I love it!
Yes this post is long long over due. The last weekend in September I went to Sun Valley Idaho with the near by Chi Alpha group. It was a great weekend of spending time with God and his creation.
A small group of us took a hike to the top of a hill across from the camp sight. Some years ago someone had put a cross at the top of this hill and we climbed up to it. I didn't think I would be able to make it but I did! And I was the only one to scale the rock wall with my hiking stick. Everyone else abandoned theirs.
There was a natural spring up there and I could not get enough of that water. I had to keep refilling my water bottle. I love natural spring water.
Thank you Keturah
Thank the person who "pecked" you.
List five things that start with, 'When I grow up and have my own house...' (they can be true,'When I grow up and have my own house, I will learn to play the Violin'.....or utterly ridiculous,'When I grow up and have my own house, I will not let anyone visit me who leaves the plug for the shower head pulled so that the water hits you in the back of the head when you turn it on.')
'Peck' one other person and let them know that you have done so.
When I grow up and have my own house,,,I will have a real wood burning fireplace in the living room or family room maybe both,
When I grow up and have my own house...there will be doilies everywhere.
When I grow up and have my own house...I will watch a western movie every night.
When I grow up and have my own house...I will not eat spicy food.
When I grow up and have my own house...and my sisters come to visit me we will laugh all day long.
I "peck" Hannah
So who doesn't like the state fair? This year I went with my sister and her 8 month old baby girl. We had a great time, went on the rides, I rode the mechanical bull, saw the Indian relay races, and ofcorse had to have tiger ears!
This summer I flew to Wisconsin for a friends wedding. My sister went with me and we used it as our vacation and made quite a trip out of it.
Four years ago we went with our family to this friends sisters wedding. This time around Hannah and I had fun visiting some of the same places we had been four years ago as well as walking around the town were we grew up.
It was my first time flying and I was so nervous.
Needless to say I survived and we arrived at the O'Hare air port and were picked up by the sister of the bride (the one who was married four years ago) and her husband.
The next few days were busy getting ready for the wedding and running to the air port to pick up more family. I rode along to the Milwaukee air port and had a great time walking around the city.
I don't like Chili but this stuff was not to bad.
I love the lines and beauty of this building.
The Milwaukee Public Market. So much fun and so much chocolate to look at. :)
The best I could get of Lake Michigan
The wedding was beautiful. And I got to experience a little bit of being a wedding planner! It was so much fun.
After the wedding we took it easy. I made good use of the hammock in the gazebo. :) Hannah and I walked around town looking at all the old places we remember from when we lived there many many years ago. Every thing looked smaller then we remembered it because when we left we were so little!
And....THERE IS A HARLEY DAVIDSON STORE IN LAKE GENEVA!!!! I saw it and was so excited. Hannah and I had to go in and I took pictures to show Grandpa when I got back.
All together we had a wonderful trip and had a great time. But we were glad to get home.
Hey all of you blog readers, I thought I would give you a little update on my life.
I have not been on here near as much as I used to be or would like to have been over the summer but life changes happen. :)
Four months ago I moved out of the house and in with my grandparents. The move in and of it's self was a big step. There are lots of little things that change from one household to another and I am still adjusting to some of those.
I have been experiencing many new things, friends, adventures, work, school but through it all one thing has always been there, God. He is so good and has blessed me many times, my faith and trust in him grows everyday as I watch how he cares and provides for me.
Things are starting to settle down a little and become more normal so I hope to return to my writing, crocheting and blogging.
I am looking forward to what God has planned for me this coming year.
Keep dropping by as I share my adventures from the summer and the months ahead. I will see you around.
"I have the coffee started," Luke told his sister as she walked into the kitchen bright and early Wednesday morning.
"Luke? What are you doing up already? It's 7:00 in the morning!" Anne looked at her brother. He was never up before she was.
"I couldn't sleep," her brother replied.
"Is this coffee drinkable?" Anne took a mug from the cupboard.
"I know how to make coffee," Luke replied taking a sip from his cup and setting it back on the counter beside him.
Ever since Anne had moved in with him 14 months ago she was the one to make the coffee, because she was the first one up.
"Do you?" she asked taking a tentative sip from the cup she had poured for herself. "Okay it's not bad. Now what about sleeping? Or not sleeping?" she leaned on the counter across from her brother.
"I woke up around 1:00 this morning and could not go back to sleep," Luke ran his hand over his face and looked at his sister.
"That is strange. You never have trouble sleeping," Anne hoisted herself onto the counter.
"Yeah, most of the time my alarm can't even wake me up," he shrugged.
"Which is why I moved in with you," Anne smiled. "God knew you needed someone to take care of you, and make sure you went to work on time."
"Seriously," he gave her a look. "What is wrong with me?" he leaned his head back against the upper cupboard.
"Well, legend says, that when you can't sleep at night, it's because you are awake in someone else's dream," Anne said taking another sip of her coffee.
"Yeah right, whatever." Luke brushed his sisters words off but a picture of Faith flitted through his mind. Where was she? He had not seen her or even heard anything about her for quite some time now.
July Quote Quest Hosted by Miss Melody Muffin.
Once again we have a Triple Crown winner!
This past weekend American Pharaoh won the Belmont Stakes and the 12th Triple Crown. On the 2nd of May American Pharaoh won the Kentucky Derby and May 16th he won the Preakness stakes.
American Pharaoh is owned by Ahmed Zayat, who has run horses in one or more of these three races before. This year he not only ran a horse in all three races but won all three of them.
Bob Baffert trained American Pharaoh. Bob is a well known trainer in the horse racing world and many of his horses have run in the races before. He has had horses win one or another of these races but not all three. Not only was this a big deal for the owner but Bob as the trainer as well.
Victor Espinoza was American Pharaoh's jockey for all but his maiden race. And in all the 7 races they ran in together they won. Victor was California Chrome's jockey as well. Last year Victor aboard California Chrome had a very good chance of winning the Triple Crown but didn't. This year aboard American Pharaoh he did win! :) The oldest jockey to win the Triple Crown and boy was he ever proud! :)
American Pharaoh made 8 starts and won 7 of them. In his maiden race Martin Gracia was his jockey and they finished 5th. His 2nd race ridden by Victor he finished 1st by 4 3/4 lengths. In his third race he finished 3 1/4 lengths ahead of the second place winner. 4th race he came in 1st by 6 1/4 lengths. The 5th race he won by 8 lengths. His 6th race was the Derby and that was a close one, he made it by just one length. The Preakness he won by 7 lengths. And the Belmont was won by 5 1/2 lengths.
The last Triple Crown was in 1978. Won by Affirmed who was owned by Harbor View Farm, trained by Laz Barrera and ridden by Steve Cauthen.
This year is a big one for all of the horses racing fans, I was so excited when I heard we had a Triple Crown winner!
Welcome to A Basket Of Pansies. I am Sarah or sometimes known as Billie Jo, a Christian girl in her early 20s and lover of dogs. I enjoy reading, writing, sewing, drawing, crocheting, horseback riding as well as riding motorcycles, taking walks, designing clothes, hairdressing, and lately planning weddings though for now it has just been for my stories but someday maybe I will plan a real one for someone. Here I like to share my thoughts and whatnot with you all. I hope you enjoy reading this and will pay another visit here someday. God Bless.