Friday, December 21, 2012

Our Sweet Girls & Fur Angels

This is Rebecca and one of our little kittens, Mo-Mo in a quiet contemplative mood...We remember animals were in the stable that Holy Night when our Savior was born...

Esther, quietly watching the Christmas happenings....Esther is such a sweet girl, sometimes she grunts like a little piggy and we affectionately call her "Esther the pig" : ) Our daughter, Delle had seven kidney stones and was in the ER, when Delle came home Esther never left her side for over a week.

Mo-Mo....Aha! She discovers "light"!

Below we have big sister, Li-Li, our oldest, with babynsister, Becs, our youngest, using her artistic photography skills to capture this sweet moment...Mo-Mo fell asleep on the lights for an hour or so...She loved the warmth.
This is sweet little Giuseppe, he is an older gentleman and a sweetheart. We found him quite lost one day....Perhaps he found us? We love him. He is a blessing and his sweet little face will convict us if we get into a funk of sorts... : )

Evening time here...Time to wind down now...

We have more sweet pets too, but this will do for now?  They are our fur angels and I guess there are certain days you could call me, Doctor Doolittle or perhaps St. Francis of the countryside?  Whether you see me as either it doesn't quite matter...I know what a joy these fur babies bring as I'm sure you would probably agree. : )  They are gifts to our little family from God.

Sleepy time....  Howdy & Mo-Mo the two kitten babies. Isn't this sweet the way Howdy takes care of his sister, Mo-Mo?  Howdy is our shy little kitten guy... unless he is with Mo-Mo of course. : )  What a sweet little bond.

I love quiet time in these quiet days before Christmas....He is the Prince of Peace. I want to be still and relish that Peace.  Jesus, our Savior.

Love, Amelia

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Very Old Gate, A Testimony of The Lord's Faithfulness The Holidays Begin!

Isn't this an amazing old gate?  This is the then working gate I would drive by over fifteen years ago when we last lived in this area...This is from the old historical ranch. Mr. B's ranch.  Actually, Mr. B's father's ranch... Our property backs up to another historical ranch.  That ranch was ran by a woman named Kitty years and years ago.  She was known to go up and down what we call the skinny road in her pink Cadillac.  Mr. B spent much time in Smalltown in a plantation home, I have beautiful pics to come of that.  An amazing area, some of our state's founders walked the streets there.  River boats would frequent the river, old surrey houses, old oaks that soldiers would stand under to sign up for war....Amazing.

This gate means so much to me. It's a testimony of the Lord's faithfulness. When I would pass by this property on Tuesday afternoons from Smalltown from our girl's piano lessons, a van laden with groceries and sweet buys from the dime-store, my precious little girls and baby...I would pass by this working gate and the evening sun would be shining down on beautiful cattle sunning themselves.  I thought it was soooo pretty. I never knew I would actually live here one day.  It was only through the Lord.  If you go back to the beginning of this blog you will see how it all began.

This is our gate now...Mar makes sure to put a seasonal wreath or decoration up, and you can see the red berries ripening for Christmas cheer. 

Our home through the romantic old berries and leaves...Great to read books under.


In the evening?  Our two kittens enjoy the woodburning stove....this is close to where I am sitting now.

I'm drinking a large tumbler of hot Candy Cane Lane tea. We are watching a documentary of Christmas at Yellowstone and this afternoon we watched (listened to) Since You Went Away (1944).   The overture and opening statement in writing is so poignant and so telling of how our great country... once. was. 

Thinking of Christmas, our Savior and what we can give Him by giving to others. It was a nursing home visitation day today....So precious.

Love, Amelia

Friday, December 7, 2012

Our Junior Kitten Ellie & The New Babies ; )

(above) This is Ellie, our daughters rescued her from a country road. She is so sweet and has grown into a big girl now since this picture was taken the beginning of fall. 

And these two are our newest additions. Aren't they darling?  Meet Howdy and Mo-Mo. : )  They are affectionately called the 'bad little babies' because the little animated brother and sister are into everything!  They are bigger now but still very much kittens. We were just saying that the Chipmunk Christmas song could be them singing, quite a cute brother and sister duo.

 Marilla our rescued once-kitten is the proud mama.  Marilla is a good mommy to the kittens too.  Soooo sweet.

I thought I'd share our newest little additions. God's little creatures.... We love them. 

Have a sweet day in Jesus to All!  I hope you are enjoying lots of Christmas music.    ~amelia

Thursday, December 6, 2012

So Pretty Here in the Autumn. Touching Bases this Wonderful Christmas Season

The long shadows of Autumn....Hubs and I love to take a late afternoon evening walk.  The doglet?  That is little Muffie, he is a darling and he thinks he is ten feet tall when it comes to protecting our family. : )   Now really Ms. Amelia? Tennis shoes with your skirt?  Oh dahlin, anything goes here.  And I think it's neat. Why not?  You have to do what you have to do-s.

Have a sweet December day everyone.  I'm listening to instrumental Christmas music, the tree is outside ready to be put up. Mar-Mar had to ride home with it IN her car!!!  HA!  I think that is SO funny!  She said she just made the most of it and turned up the Christmas music!  The grocery store now has a policy of not putting trees on top of cars.  Oh well.

It's been so very hectic lately, Becs had her beautful homeschool graduation party, twinkle lights hanging from trees, homemade Italian food and the works.  It was soooo sweet. So Rebecca.  We decided to wait until autumn to provide that fanciful atmosphere. : )

Michelle was in the ER and that has thrown a huge nervousness in our home. She had 7. Yes 7 kidney stones, one blocking so if any of you are familiar with kidney stones you know the ordeal.  Oh my, I sat in that ER with fever myself watching our daughter suffer.  Horrible and I pray this never happens again.  The one blocking has passed and we are treating her for the rest so prayerfull they will dissolve.  Thanks be to God.

Love to All,  Whoever may come across this page.  Jesus is our Savior and Lord. May we worship Him and remember His humble, so sweet. amelia