About Me and My Blog

I am a Christian wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, friend and who ever else I am. I have been married for thirty-one years to my best friend, Greg. We live in a small town in East Texas. I am the FCS County Extension Agent. I enjoy sewing, camping, gardening, spending time with family, traveling, riding with Greg on his motorcycle. I am learning about beekeeping, soapmaking, rainwater catchment and other farmish type activities.
The name of my blog comes from a sermon I heard once about a time when Paul had been arrested and was being taken to Rome as a prisoner. The ship, on which he traveled found safe harbor, for the winter, at a place called Fairhaven. The captain of the ship wasn't content with staying so he set sail again and later was ship wrecked. I apply this to my life in that I want to be content with where God has me and what he has for me. If I am not I may end up like the ship that carried Paul, shipwrecked.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Well, Greg and I had another first.  We were out riding around in the truck enjoying the wonderful weather.  We chose a road that we were unsure where it went.  When we finally figured it out Greg commented "I have never been on that road before".  As far as I remember I hadn't either.  It was the second of our firsts.

Monday, July 9, 2012

We have decided that part of our "No Big Vacation" summer will be "Firsts".  That is doing things together for the first time; things we have never done before, together.  So, this is the first of the firsts.

We made homemade ice cream for the first time!  When I bought an ice cream freezer, a year ago, I bought a hand cranked one.  I figured if we were going to make ice cream then we needed to work for it.  When I told several people about it they said that would be a lot of work.  It kind of put a damper on the ice cream making.  Just the other day Greg said "Let's make ice cream."  It wasn't hard work at all.  It only took 20 minutes and we had fun talking about when we used to make ice cream as kids. 
People, I guess, are so use to electric everything, that any little bit of exursion is "hard work".
Now, I need to get to thinking about what we will do next weekend for the first time.

Friday, July 6, 2012

June 24th was Greg's birthday, so on June 23th our friends cooked supper for him and brought it over.  After dinner we rode to the lake to watch the sun set and eat watermelon.
Greg and Toppy
Greg checking out the lake.
Greg's birthday present from God.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Our next outing was on Father's Day.  We took Greg's parents to Huntsville to visit Todd and Janice.  The only picture I took was of me and Greg at their chruch. 
The following weekend, I went to San Augustine to visit my parents.  Friday night I cooked supper for Dad for a late Father's Day gift.  Brad, Toni and Dawn came, too.  The following day we went to my dad's cousin's birthday party in Nacogdoches.  I saw my cousin Rhonda for the first time in about 38 years.  It was a very good day.
More later, our computer has gotten so slow I have to get up and do something else for a while.

We won't be taking any extended vacations this year, just short mini trips.  I will be taking more than Greg which bothers me a little bit, but that is the benefit of being a teacher.
Just after school was out, I went with my sister-in-law Janice to Fredericksburg.  We met our friend Jody their for the second annual Kindred Spirits Reunion.  Here are a few photos.
This is our tea party we set up in the backyard of the house in which we were staying.

Jody taught us to crochet dish clothes.  One thing marked off my "bucket list".
This is the front and back of our shirts.

We got pedicures.
My toes are the hot pink ones.  I'm not very daring, but I did choose hot pink instead of the usual rosy light burgundy color.

We did some shopping in downtown Fredericksburg, ate German, Italian and Mexican food, and did a lot, a lot of visiting.  We already have some interesting ideas for our next meet up.