But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. ~I Timothy 6:6-8

Thursday, February 26, 2015

More Snow

We awoke to more snow this morning! My husband filled the bird feeder and took some pictures of the snow and Lilly. He even took a little video of her.  She is such a funny dog. :-)

 

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I've been trying to keep myself busy to keep from missing Katie so much. I've washed clothes, put chicken in the crock pot, experimented with a new recipe for my bread machine, and made a strawberry cake for my husband. There are some good smells coming from my kitchen today!

I'm so thankful for all my 'maids' ~ my crock pot, washing machine, oven, etc.. I've often wondered what our ancestors would think of all our modern conveniences. Surely they would be amazed.

Katie's trip is going well. She'll be back next week! Please continue to keep her in your prayers. :-)

I hope you're all enjoying your day! So glad you stopped by.

Take care,
~Melanie

Monday, February 23, 2015

These Cold Winter Days

This winter has been so very cold here! We've been letting the cold water drip on these really cold days to keep the pipes from freezing. So far so good! Our low was -1ยบ on Friday!

Enduring the temperatures we've had lately makes me even more thankful to have a warm home. Last month our electric bill was about double what it usually is, but at least we are warm and have a heater that works! My husband taped some bubble wrap over the sliding glass doors in his office. It has really helped keep the cold out. I grew up with a wood stove, and I really miss it, especially on these super cold days!

With all the snow we got, we needed a new snow shovel and some ice melt. We checked the big stores like Wal-Mart, Lowe's, and Home Depot. They were all sold out. Finally, just out of curiosity, we stopped by a little hardware store, and wouldn't you know they had snow shovels and salt!

Katie's trip is going well, but we sure miss her at home! They did a street outreach their first night there and 16 people got saved!  I'm keeping track of her flights on flightaware.com. What a neat site!

I've been enjoying this tea - Traditional Medicinals Echinacea Plus. Have any of you tried it? It's really good! After I sweeten it with a little raw honey, I'm good to go! I also like their Throat Coat tea.



Just a little of God's beauty to share. I took this picture from my front door not long ago. I thought the sunset was so pretty through the trees.

Hope you all are doing well and staying warm!! Have a great week. Thanks for stopping by. :-)

Take care,
~Melanie

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

February Hodgepodge

Just a few little snippets of what's been going on around here the last few weeks.
We celebrated Katie's birthday, and this is her cake, made by my husband. I thought that was so sweet of him. Yes, that is gum along the edges. :-) The little round things are edible chocolate candy pieces.

My husband drew my Valentine card this year. Isn't that something?

We had a huge wind storm here last weekend! It blew a tree across the road, and took cable and power lines with it!  I took this picture from my front window. What a mess! Thankfully, no one was on the road when the tree fell. That could have been really bad.


We got about 8 inches of snow Monday evening, and it's been too cold for the snow to melt. I took this picture of Lilly today. I thought she was so cute with her head stuck up in the air. She LOVES to play and roll in the snow. :-)

Katie leaves in the morning for a two-week missions trip to Uruguay. Please keep her (and me!) in your prayers.

I hope things are going well in your little part of the world. So glad you stopped by. :-)

Take care,
~Melanie