Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Here's the Scoop!

What a beautiful day we have today!  There is snow on the ground, it is still and quiet, and the sky is a bright blue with only a few fluffy clouds.  I have lots of plans for the day…we’ll see what I actually end up getting done!  I should spend the whole day out in the sun…
...I could use the extra vitamin D ;-)

My ewe Elsie got mastitis, so I’ve been busy dealing with udder treatments and injections for that in the past couple of days.  I started making wedding favor soaps, and also have another large soap order to fill.  My little pepper and tomato seedlings seem to be doing well in the garage…the Serrano peppers sprouted much quicker than I expected!  The Nasturtiums are looking good too!  One of Valerie’s dogs is due to have her pups soon, so she is anxious and excited about that.  All of the quads are staring driver’s ed, and Timmy will begin T-ball before long. 

Richie and I started our pre-marital counseling with our pastor and his wife last Sunday.  We had a wonderful time talking with that sweet, godly, encouraging couple!  As I sat there and listened to my man talk about his childhood experiences and his future goals and dreams, I was once again amazed...almost to the point of tears.  He and I have talked about these things many times before, but yet, I am still amazed by God and what he did in Richie’s life.  I am amazed at every single one of the many gifts that God gave to Richie (Some of which I don't think he even realizes!)  I am amazed by Richie’s desire to serve the Lord with gladness and build a family on a firm foundation of Biblical truth.  I amazed that God gave Richie generational vision and an eternal perspective on life.  I am amazed that God caused this wonderful man to walk into my life, and I am amazed that Richie would want to spend the rest of his life with sinful, flawed girl like me!  I amazed that God can bring an imperfect man to an imperfect woman so that they could be heirs together of the grace of life, and be something more together then either one of them could ever be alone.  I am so in awe of God and what He has done, and I am in awe of this godly man that I am so very privileged to call my fianc√©! 
This morning I am just full of profound thankfulness for all of the good things God has done for me and for my family.  He had blessed me far beyond what I could ever ask!    

Psalm 111:1=9         
Praise the LORD ! I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart, In the company of the upright and in the assembly.
2 Great are the works of the LORD ; They are studied by all who delight in them.
3 Splendid and majestic is His work, And His righteousness endures forever.
4 He has made His wonders to be remembered ; The LORD is gracious and compassionate.
5 He has given food to those who fear Him; He will remember His covenant forever.
6 He has made known to His people the power of His works, In giving them the heritage of the nations.
7 The works of His hands are truth and justice ; All His precepts are sure.
8 They are upheld forever and ever ; They are performed in truth and uprightness.
9 He has sent redemption to His people ; He has ordained His covenant forever ; Holy and awesome is His name.


  1. How about an updated post on your wedding plans? How are they coming along? Have you decided on your dress? Looking forward to hearing all about it. (Since my kids are both already married, I'm living vicariously through you! :) )