Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Better Than Chocolate~

Where have I been? 
 Well let me tell you~ life has been better than chocolate lately.
 I have been loving on these grandbabies.

 Planting the garden~
 Dreaming of tomato and cucumber salads.
Watching the hydrangeas grow.
 Smooching on these two~ Pixie Girl and her Papa.
Planning new peach recipes.
Did I ever mention that I love Raspberries?~
Yes, my Brian has my raspberry bushes growing to high Heaven~ well almost.
I just love that man!
 Caring for temperamental  chickens.
I have eleven dozen eggs in my fridge ~ eggs anyone?
 Finishing up the school year.~ I hate Science.
But I love the Creator of Science~does that count?
 Getting ready to make grape jelly~yummy!
The grape vines are covered with little clusters.
 Watering the flowers.
Dishes~ always doing dishes~ such an never ending job.
I am thankful for the mouths I get to feed.

I found some interesting pictures on my computer.
Gypsy girl turned in for an assignment of a life and day of her momma.
Nice Hannah~

Is there any more of a reason to celebrate the simple ~
 ordinary days of our life? 

Revelation 21:3

King James Version (KJV)
 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, 
Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, 
and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, 
and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

Well maybe the fact that the Almighty God of the universe dwells with us. I don't know about you but I really need Him to not only dwell with me~ walk and talk with me~ but I just plain out need Him to lead me each and every step of the way through this journey we call life. I mean I need Him more than chocolate.

This morning as I flip-flopped out in the grass to peek at my garden~ I was in awe of the beauty God created for me and you to enjoy. The mist over the pond, the fruit growing on the trees, the garden growing~the sparkles of the sun coming up. Beauty is all around us~ let it refresh you and restore you. Remember it is the simple things that make this life enjoyable.

Grazing on beautiful things acts on my soul,
which thirsts for heavenly light.- Micelangelo


Down On The Farm said...

Yes, life is good. And a relationship with the Creator is better than chocolate!!! Have a blessed day Carrie!

Tanya said...

What a cute post! I loved it! Uplifting! Spring is good for the soul! We've been getting some good rain! How about you? Taking off tomorrow to get my hands in the dirt and get things in the ground! I'm so excited! I'm absolutely love chocolate and I can honestly say in agreement, the simple things and walking with God tops chocolate!
Love the garden pictures! You are inspiring me! :0)
Have a glorious Tuesday!
PS...I'm terrible at Science....not my favorite either! HA!

Patty said...

Oh, I could use a dozen of those eggs. To bad you are so far away. I usually can find some farm eggs at the Farmer's Market ~ a small store in our area. Ah, simple ordinary days can hold so much! Have a blessed day, Carrie.

momoflots said...

Oh I loved this post!! A regular but blessed day!! One of my favorite things is flip-flopping out to my garden in the spring to visit my seedlings!! Blessings to you on a regular day! :)

Anonymous said...

You bless my heart and make me think of all the wonderful, simple things in my life. God bless you for always sharing.

Thank you

Treasures Evermore said...

What a beautiful...gift from the Lord life you live...and BTW: My favourite fruit is "raspberries"...they are better than candy to me.

Love the photos of you and your sweet grandbabies...just preciousl.

Many hugs,

Gone Country said...

Beautiful post! It's amazing how beautiful normal days are when we count our blessings and give God the glory!

Barbara said...

Oh yeah real life is so much better than Chocolate, and it does not make you fat either, lol be blessed

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

I loved hearing about your better than chocolate days Carrie! We have also planted a whole lot of berries - raspberries and other varieties. They look to be doing well where we have put them in. My grape vine is almost bare now but there are a few yellow leaves left on one. I cannot wait for the vine to establish - I want an arbour for our planned courtyard area. My daughter has her driving test today. I have to spend 3 hours in town as she booked a double lesson first. I think I might just have to go and have a latte at my favourite vintage store/cafe. Oh and I have a scarf in that same pattern you are wearing in the black and white photo. Mine is shades of apricot and brown with glittery threads running through. It's my favourite scarf! I actually feel like a piece of chocolate now you have mentioned it!

Treasures Evermore said...

I wanted to ask you a question...but please do not feel it necessary to post. I wanted to ask if you wear make-up all the time? You always look beautiful and no matter what photos, you have make-up on. Wondering if maybe you could share your thoughts on that. I know it sounds like a weird question...but you are not only a beautiful person on the inside (from reading your blog)...but you are truly a beautiful person on the outside.

So what is your "take" on make-up? And for the every day. I struggle to do that around here and make-up only gets used on Sundays. But I'm thinking that it's time to change things a bit.

Anyway, if you don't want to post this comment, that is okay...but maybe a post on the topic of "make-up" would be nice (hint, hint, wink, wink).


Heather said...

Busy but in all the good ways...You have the sweetest smile!! ~Enjoy your week Love Heather

Peggy Frezon said...

I love this reminder to appreciate all the simple things, the everyday things. Thank you, your post got my day off to a nice start.

Amy said...

Thank you for these wonderful thoughts. So true. The little things in life make it lovely.

Farming On Faith said...

Oh you my friend~are a hero in my eyes. You love all those children God keeps placing in your home. You are beautiful inside and out!

I will do a post on makeup ~ I do wear make-up every day and always have. Why I can throw it on with my eyes closed now in no time flat~LOL.

Hope you have a wonderful evening!

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