Friday, November 27, 2015

I'm thankful for....

Here's the previously mentioned post of what I'm thankful for. I could never think of them all so I'll just do a few. :) 

I'm thankful for the flowers of summer...


The colors of Autumn...

The snow of winter...

  Snow in the Christmas trees 

I'm thankful for the amazing trip we got to take this year...

   Yellowstone National Park 

I'm thankful for the wonderful blessing of being able to meet an amazing girl who I'm blessed to call friend in person. :)

I'm thankful for the potter's wheel...and all the mud that it slings out (that being the reason for my clay-caked knees.) :D

I'm thankful for the chance to take classes and create beautiful pottery

I'm thankful for these lovely blossoms that come fall are delicious apples

I'm thankful for the stiff grasses that grow along the creekside (that's a great place to write, by the way!)

I'm thankful for baking and sugar and spices :) My mom was a bit concerned when I snapped a picture of butter, sugar, cinnamon and salt.... ;)

I'm thankful for great friends that I can be myself around :)  (Sorry for the wording. I couldn't crop it out without cut myself in half :P) 
   Can you read the menu on the wall behind us? ;-) 

I'm thankful for words, for with them beautiful books are made. :) If any of y'all can read the papers in this picture, then I suppose you deserve a sneak-peak of what's to come, story-wise. ;D
   This is the bar in our kitchen where I often sit to write. My mom can't stand the clutter I picked it all up after taking the picture. ;) 

I'm thankful for bookstores. I'm going to own my own bookstore one day. :) Y'all can come see me and buy some books!

I'm thankful for eggs in a pretty bowl.

I'm thankful for birthday brownies.
   Can you guess how old I turned? 

I'm thankful for dogs that hop into the old recliner when your back is turned.

    Biskit: you're disturbing me, girl

    "I'm asleep now and couldn't care less what you do to me". 

I'm thankful for brothers who encourage the dogs onto the furniture and then plead the fifth. :)
    Looking at a coyote in Yellowstone 

And last but far from least, I'm thankful for my parents. :)
    Mom and Dad at an old log chapel in Grand Teton National Park :)

What are some of the things you're thankful for? Do you agree with any of mine? 
Thanks for reading! 

Sisters in Christ, 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! {2015}

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!! :) God bless you all! 

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 
1 Corinthians 15:57 KJV

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift. 
2 Corinthians 9:15 KJV

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 
1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV 

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all he lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His Name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations. 
Psalms 100:1-5 KJV

Tomorrow or tonight I'll finish a post of my 'I'm thankful for's. But today I'm just going to enjoy my family. :) Also look for a special post on Stories by Firefly tomorrow morning! 

Have a blessed Thanksgiving everyone! Thank you for reading! 


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans' Day

What is Veterans Day? Many people in today's culture probably couldn't tell you. They may say something like "oh, that's the day in November when there's no school."  Wrong! Veterans Day is so much more than that. 

I wanted to write a poem for Veterans Day. I first I didn't think it was going to work out, but last night the words finally came and here it is! It's short and written in haiku. :) 

Veterans Day by Firefly

For all those who've fought, 
For their selfless sacrifice, 
A large debt is owed. 

Young, old  land, or sea 
Bravely serving our Country
They deserve our thanks. 

On this Veterans Day 
Remember our troops. 
Show your gratitude. 

The next time you see a soldier or marine, let them know what they're service means to you! If someone reading this served or is serving in the United States military, thank you!! Your sacrifice is appreciated. :) 

Thanks for reading! :D

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Announcement! // Catch-up on Life's been far to long since I've posted here. Sorry!! Things have been busy, but other than that I have no excuse. :) First I'm just gonna ramble for a few minutes about...everything. ;) 

I somehow got talked into getting up at six o'clock AM and going crow-hunting with The Kid (my brother). I went all in, I guess you could say. Wore the face paint...

And the camo clothes and his outgrown waders. *rolls eyes* Yep, I'm questioning my sanity too. ;) For anyone who wants to know, no, we didn't kill any crows. :) We just sat on a tree that had fallen across the creek and ate deer jerky. Then moved to the tree hut porch for a awhile and walked home. :) 

Tree season is up and going for this year. There's been a few...difficulties. But all's well that ends well, right? ;) 
This weather just doesn't seem right. I'm wearing a t-shirt and shorts on Novemeber 7th in the mountains! 
Then, last night I came to the realization that it's 7 weeks to Christmas! S-C-A-R-Y-! Anyone got gift ideas? I don't. :-/ 
I've started a "Bookshelf Tour" on Stories By Firefly. For details and the first post, click here

I've rambled senselessly long enough..., on with my announcement!  A few weeks ago I was accepted as part of the B&H Blogger Group!! Woo-hoo!! This means that I will request books from B&H for free to review here. :) Sound like fun? I think so too. ^_^ 
My first book came yesterday. 

The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen and Alex Kendrick 

So as soon as I finish this book, I'll be posting my review. :) 

I believe that's all for today. I'll have some more posts up on this blog soon, promise!! ;D
Thanks for reading!