Christmas gatherings

Christmas gatherings

I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks

I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks
I have recipes in these six "Gooseberry Patch" cookbooks

farmhouse Jan.

wrap around portch

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Beautiful Country Wedding

Yesterday my niece got married at our Farmhouse in WV, it was a simple country wedding, but so beautiful.
 It is so peaceful at the farmhouse and such a beautiful place for a wedding.
I will share some photo's.
  They also had a bluegrass band there, so it was a perfect day. Enjoyed seeing
family and friends and celebrating with Angel and Austin on their special day.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Wonderful Trip

Me and two of my sisters went to Lancaster, Pa. last week for two days. We had so much fun
and packed in as much fun as we could in those two days. We did a lot of driving in the country, ate lots of  Pa. Dutch cooking, did some shopping and went to see a play "Josiah for President", which was awesome and I recommend highly if you are in that area.
 I was driving so my one sister was taking pictures, so I don't have any pictures of the amish. She
is supposed to send them to me.
  But I will share a few photo's from our trip that I have.
 First I will show some of the goodies that I purchased.

New Pumpkin doll with a gourd around her neck

Winter star for my porch

Lighted fall Indian Corn picture

T-towels to make aprons

New Americana bunting flag for my porch

Fall lighted berries for my crock

Winter berries, they are lighted

Lighted burlap pumpkin

Lighted pumpkin

Fall slate

Beautiful fall garden flags

  Can't leave Pa. without buying Whoopie pies, here is a variety pack, Yummy
Beautiful sunrise at our little cottage

Booklet from the play that we saw
Me and my twin sisters Lena and Lina

Monday, August 1, 2016

Summer Vacation

Last week my family and I went on vacation at the Outer Banks, in NC. We had such a fun time
as a family. I love the beauty of the beach and love seafood but am not a big beach person, who can lay on the beach all day. So I brought along a book and some needle work. It was so nice to relax and
just enjoy being with family. And the grand kids sure had fun. Except my granddaughter Riley had
swimmers ear and had to make two trips to the ER. I will share some photo's and  also one of the projects that I finished.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Good Ole Summertime

I am really enjoying my summer. I was able to take an apron applique class at a local quilt shop. I enjoyed it so much. I am always wanting to learn new things.
 I love flowers and have some beautiful sunflowers, my stargazer lilies are also blooming
and do they smell yummy. I will share some pictures of them.
Hope you are having a beautiful Summer.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Good Ole Summertime

I sure have been enjoying my Summer break from school. I have a bucket list of things to do this Summer. I am doing some deep cleaning, windows, kitchen cabinets, closets etc, because once school starts I only have time for the basics.
 I have also managed to do some crafting which I love to do. I made myself  a Pilgrim couple, pattern by Stacey Meade and have also been working on some Christmas gifts. I can't show them right now, as the person I made them for may see their surprise.
 We also have a garden and I was just thrilled to be able to pick some fresh garden vegetables.
My mom is improving a little but with her disease I am not sure how much she will improve,
so I am helping out with my mom this Summer and enjoying my time with my parents.
 Busy as a bee, that is me for sure. I also want to do some fun things with my grandchildren.
I like to take each one for a day of fun, plus we have a beach vacation planned to take with them.
I also ordered me a wool applique kit that I plant to make for myself for Winter.
Wishing you all a safe and fun Summer.

Pilgrim couple

New wool applique kit

Garden bounty
Different day Lilies, love the different colors

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Some pictures taken on a week-end drive in the country in West Virginia

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Riley's Birthday Party

Riley's Birthday Party
Me, Ron, Riley and Cole

Me and baby Jake

Me and baby Jake
"Just what I ordered"! Rem. everytime a baby is born so is a Grandma!!


Mom, dad and my three beautiful sisters

Daughter Steph, Mat, Riley and Cole

Daughter Steph, Mat, Riley and Cole
What a beautiful family!

Celebrating parents 50th. Wedding anniversary

Celebrating parents 50th. Wedding anniversary
Me and my favorite granddaugher ( I only have one granddaughter!)]

Son with Applachian trail blanket

Son with Applachian trail blanket
Luke hiked the entire AT 2007, he's the man!

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I have been married to my sweetheart Ronnie for 30 years.We live in the beautiful shenandoah valley of Va. We have 2 beautiful children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. I am a christian, and am blessed with two wonderful jobs. I am a hairdresser and also a nurse, I am proud of my nursing degree which I got at age 47. I give the Lord much praise for this. I also enjoy primitive crafts, antiquing, cooking, reading and gardening. My husband and I bought an old farmhouse in WV five years ago and it was ancient, floor rotted out in the kitchen, no bathroom, bats flying around, mice. Scary, well now five years later we have most of it completed, working now on a roof for the wrap around porch.We sand blasted some of the walls so they would be original, we also took all the old weatherboarding off of the outside of the house, planed it and put it back on some of the inside walls. We also have added a wrap around porch. Since we have remodled the old farmhouse, that is how I came up with my blog name.