Friday, October 28, 2011

Well my brother has arrived and is renting an apartment at the end of our driveway. So far it has been good,him and his wife walked up to see us last night, my sister in-law does not walk and is not an outside person, so it was a surprise. My brother has missed NY and the country and plans on spending lots of time on our porch. I feel really bad for him, he has lived so long with a woman who has a strong personality and makes all the decisions that he doesn't or can't make a decision, sad absolutely sad. I am so very thankful the Lord changed me,and then changed my husband. Their is such a peace when your husband is the leader and i don't have to be. Pray we could be an example to them, Jerry doesn't like my sister in-law but is doing very well at not letting it show. God is doing a work in Jerry, the other day he blew up at the boss and the next day apologized to him. We found out one of the ladies that work in the office is a Christian and her husband is a Pastor, Jerry thinks she is a very nice lady. The trip to PA to see James and Renee was good. We got to spend time with the Pratt family, which was very much needed. Tonight they are forecasting 1-3 in. of snow, i love the first snow of the season, but am glad we won't get what NY and ME will get. Jerry is looking forward to not having to drive in it. We are having our pastor and his family over on Sunday for lunch, hoping it goes well, they are a sweet family so it should be fine. My Love to all. Holley

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Do we believe that God truly knows our heart and knows how to bless his children? I woke this morning to the sun coming up and rays shining through the trees with stripes running through the field. Robins scattered on my back lawn mixed in were 3 more species of birds, it sounded like spring. Blessed, so blessed. The sent and sights of Fall.
I found an apple orchard on Sunday, we drove this back road and it got really narrow, looked like a horse and buggy trail, so narrow i won't drive it. Found second apples for $5 a bushel. They were small but very nice. This is Pastor appreciation month so i thought i would do a box of applesauce for my Pastor. His wife is the only one in church that is into natural and health. We are having meetings at church Friday night and Saturday and Sunday. They call it district meetings. Theirs a church an hour or so away that will be attending, should be interesting. Their is so much history here, Carol owns a little church where they first started the church way out on a back road, actualy on the way to the orchard, we seen it. It was built in 1817 and still has the original wood work and Carol has a picture of the man who built it. I am hoping to go in it at some point. Here on the hill their are several historic places. Their are several books written on the Blue Ridge and one in perticular on a man who built and started many churches. Many winter projects. Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My NY trip went well, enjoyed several visits with sisters from grace and spent some time with my sister Sherry. I got to go for a walk with Sherry, i miss that so much. I do hope the wedding in ME went well. Moms surgery went well, they said they got all the cancer. We are glad to be home, have been canning tomatoes, we paid $8 for a half bushel of seconds so we are doing several. I bought apples and 3 gals of unpasturized cider in NY, i use it for a sweetner in my applesauce. We opened them to find it was hard, wasted $9. We plan on canning at least 75 quarts of sauce. We are planning on going hiking this weekend, love Fall. Hope everyone is well. Holley

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I am sorry that Terri and i won't be coming to the wedding. We would have to head back home right after the reception, making our time very short. Terri and i would like to plan a trip up for 4 days, giving us time to visit with each one of you.I pray the wedding will go well and will be a blessing to all. My heart will be with you. My Love, Holley