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Okay, this will be fun!

Jeanie took me on a quick run to a cute little shop in Hale Center Texas called, Hand in Hand.  They have a really cute little corner of baby things.

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and I found a few very practical things!!!  This is one of them.

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I can see where a new granddaughter is going to be a ton of fun.  Of course, we must not over buy because they really only need to wear the love of their family!!!

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Doing it the old way finds today's Fresh Find almost a thing of the past, but ever so close to being "cool" again!  Birds on a wire...clothes line!!!

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Stealing...

Someone stole our flag out of our yard last night.  Very sad!!!  I have flown that flag most days since the war started, but especially the past two years!

I bet they took the pole & sold it!!!  I hope they needed the money for their baby's milk.  That would make me feel better!!!

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Today's Fresh Find is...why a new flag.  Everyone needs one!!!  This one is a telescoping flag, pretty cool!

16' Anodized Aluminum Finish Flag Pole


Mark 10:14

"Let the children come to me.  Don't stop them!  For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children."

I love this verse.  I love children and their simple & trusting lives.  I like that children don't question everything.  They are hungry, they eat.  They are tired, they sleep.  They want to play, they play.  They want to give hugs, they give hugs.  I think that God wants us to live like that.  I think he wants us to enjoy the beauty all around us and to trust through the awesomeness of it that He IS!  Why can't we just accept the simple plan?  We make everything so difficult!

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Today's Fresh Find is this great Turkish copper bowl hammered in Istanbul!

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Jamming...

Jamming, like life itself, is about playing through your mistakes.

In reading the new Reader's Digest I came across a story by David Hohman.  In it it talks about how rejuvenating and relaxing jamming with others is.  If you don't know what jamming is, it is when several gather together to play their instruments.  I am not musical AT ALL.  I wish I was.  I got from this how all the stresses of life are put aside and the fun of playing takes over and fills you up with joy.  Each day we make mistakes and music is a healing gift that God allows us to enjoy.

Sunday I was talking to someone and we were talking about how we use to be ticklish and how we had mentally hardened our minds to the youthful laughter of that.  So, in this Reader's Digest story this popped out at me...

Try something new-especially when you're no longer a kid-and you may have to feel funny before you can have any fun.

He is talking about picking up some instrument and just going for it.  Doing it even though you might get laughed at.

I think I just might try something new.  I don't know what...I'm thinking.  Give me a while to decide.  What have you always wanted to try, but didn't because you weren't any good at it or someone made fun of you? 

Hmm, I'm still thinking.  I know I am good at something.  The jury is still out on that.  I might take another try at the ukulele!!!  YES, I use to play it.  Are YOU laughing at me?

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The Fresh Find today is this retro-vintage TV tray.  I like the baseball one, but they offer several styles!!!

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Artsy me...

Today I decided I would take my watercolor pad out and paint with the blooms from all our flowers.  I pulled petals and rubbed from each type of bloom we have this year!  That is God in the middle, the Creator of all things bright & beautiful!

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Then, I created a card for someone...

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Fresh Find for fresh food for baby!  This looks like a healthy start for baby.  May be a little more time consuming, but I bet it tastes better!

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Weddings...

I finally made it to a Kaufman wedding!!!  One we were gone, one I totally forgot and today...we made it!  I want to share a few pictures with you and then you can look at the others, if you would like to, in the left sidebar under Julianne Kaufman wedding!

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Julianne, such a beautiful bride that grew up with Dr. Travis Hart, a man of God...

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The exchanging of rings under God's Word!

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Clinton & our friend of many years, Randy Kizer.

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Sweet & happy grins!!!

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Today's Fresh Find is not for sale yet, but I think you can DIY (do it yourself)! I love things like this...

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Soaring...

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

As a child I had a reoccurring dream.  I was always on the top shelf above my brother's desk and I would jump off and fly.  Into my adult life I have had another reoccurring dream.  I can jump up from where I am and hoover and fly all around, over the tops of houses, from one place to another.  These are happy dreams for me because they remind me of what it must feel like to soar on wings like eagles.  I'm not sure the meaning of these dreams nor do I really care what they might mean.

What I do know is that I am free through my relationship with Christ.  When I am weary he is there for me.  It is in those times that I am the easiest to mold.  He is my artist.  I am the clay. 

As I have lived my life he has had to stop and start over with me in order to make the perfect vessel for him.  He is patient and his hands are firm. 

One day this piece of art, created by the Artist, will be available for viewing in a studio fit for the King.

Have a weekend filled with hope!!!

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The Fresh Find goes the minimalist way today & GREEN!  Use those plastic bags!!!

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The "Box"

When you die what kind of "box" do you want?  I know some will give their earthly body to science to be later buried or cremated, some will choose to be cremated, but the majority will be buried.

"In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return." Genesis 3:19

In my search for Fresh Finds I often come across bizarre things.  That is the case today and the purpose for today's blog.

With everyone talking 'go green'  it is no wonder that someone has come up with a "green" casket

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Check out www.creativecoffins.com for your Eco friendly cardboard coffin.  Sturdy enough for most!  You can be buried in a uniquely you "box."  What a fun idea!!!

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If you are desiring that eclectic couch...aka Hollywood Soul Style, then look no further than...

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Check them out at http://coffincouches.com/

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Today's Fresh Find is this really cool fork-spoon.  We ARE a lazy society ;o)

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Baby news...

Chrissa called and she for sure felt the baby move.  How exciting!!!  She had thought she might have once earlier, but today was definite! Exciting times!!!

They find out (hopefully) next week if they are having a boy or a boy. (yes I wrote boy twice!) I think it's a girl ;o)  I think each couple thinks about what they "want" and when they find out what it is, it no longer matters...it's their precious one!

I found this cartoon & laughed!!!

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My Fresh Find is this great state tote bag!

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Precious & Priceless again...

Looking through some pictures & I just have to share these.  They are precious & priceless!!!  It is so nice to look back through the kids lives.  Silly me ;o)

Chrissa giving her grandpa some sugars...

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Aaron decked out to play some baseball!!!

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Aaron running the loader... Aaronhpcload

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Aaron giving Chrissa a ride in the concrete truck...he's working that tongue like his Cranny!

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Here is our little mommy.  Isn't she precious?

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And here she is at 19 weeks...

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Isn't her little tummy cute?

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My Fresh Find is this really different stroller.  Light weight and folds flat.  I'm really liking this.

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