Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Just checking in!

Just wanted to pop in and say "hi"!

One of my sisters and I drove 10 hours south to visit family a couple weeks ago. I ended up at the piano playing "No Never Alone" and was quickly joined in by my father and mother!  That song was one of my favorite hymns when I was about 10 years old. I can still remember singing it at the Sunday night "Singspirations". I know that even in times when things feel dark I am NEVER alone as God is always with me!  It was fun playing it with my dad on the guitar.

In the few days I was out of state there was a huge SNOW storm here.  (Mark took the above photo of the front of our place.)  We were without power and phone lines for a few days.  And I missed it all!

The weekend I returned Mark and I went to the lighthouse at the ocean bar to see how it looked out there after all the flooding we had here.  There was so much drift wood, and the ocean was full of more logs and stuff coming out of the opening of the river.  There was even a dairy cow washed up on the beach.  I took some photos, as it had a tag/ID number on the ear, in case I could let the dairy owner know where the cow ended up.  This isn't the first time we've seen a cow washed ashore.

Then there's the three grandchildren....here's Ellie & Claira in the middle of a sweet tea party.  Ellie said, "I'm so glad Claira is old enough to have a tea party now!"

Claira absolutely loves having her photo taken!

This is John Mark, just after his first ever school program! (Kindergarten!) It was also his day day of being 5 years old.  Now he is 6!  He's one of the sweetest boys you'd ever meet!  We had a wonderful birthday party for him here this past weekend. Load of fun!

"Happily Ever After Starts Here"...a sign I painted for a wedding we're going to next month!
I've been busy painting signs for my Etsy store orders!

Blessings & hugs, Heidi


Cheryl said...

Your needing to make a recording of you and your parents together singing, what a great gift that would be to you when they are unable to join in with you in years to come...

Your baby-grands are precious!!!

kandeland said...

how fun! what wonderful parents you have. truly living the good life!
xo nat

Scrap for Joy said...

That's a priceless picture of you with your parents. The family that plays together....is truly blessed! A tea party..how sweet! I miss my boys...we might be able to sneak away to see them after Easter sometime. We haven't seen them since Christmas..too long!!
Blessing to you at Easter dear friend.
We know that our Redeemer lives!

Lea said...

Looks like you had a WONDERFUL time Heidi! I'm so glad you got to go.
Your grandkids are growing so much as well!!! Darling!!
Did you bring any driftwood home from your walk along the coastline?

Hope you have a wonderful day today girl. Thinking of you!!

Sheril said...

Hello dear friend!
I just had to pop over and
"thank you" for the eclairs!
You are just the sweetest person
around and I am so blessed to have
you in my life.

Now that I know you have a blogspot
page I'm gonna be sure to swing by
every once in a while. :)

I create 'themes' (layouts) for my Christian sisters' group on the
ning network and have a blogspot page to post screenshots and coding.
It would really serve you no purpose unless you belonged to the ning network, but you may want to check out my page just so you can get a look at my favorite hobby. I compile each page using custom graphics and then create the coding that you see in the window. :)
The address to my page is:


This probably won't come in as an active link, but you can copy and paste the address into a web window.

Hugs, and thanks again for the goodies! ♥