Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday - June 29


The weather in my neck of the woods:
Still pretty hot here, nothing compared to Arizona though but enough to make you enjoy being inside instead of outdoors.

One of my simple pleasures:
Reading a book on vacation, knowing that I don't have to stop for anything, I can read as long as I like without interruptions and enjoying beautiful scenery around me.

On my bedside table:
Nothing back home but here I have my cellphone and a book

On my TV:
Been watching some great Christian movies like The Climb and Facing the Giants.

On the menu for tonight:
Whatever my mother in law fixes? LOL

On my To Do List:
Begin packing to head back home on Wednesday
Another load of laundry, I can't just leave the dirty clothes until we get back home LOL
Plan our trip back, we want to take our time and stop at interesting sights etc.

New Recipe I tried last week:
No recipes while on vacation

In the craft basket:
I have my crochet bag with me and work on it when I get a chance

Looking forward to:
Returning back home to see my pugs, I miss them SO much.

Homemaking Tip for this week:
Take your camera everywhere, you never know what you will see and you may just miss the perfect pictures

Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
Will have to leave this one blank, I haven't even opened my Google Reader since being here, but I'm sure you all understand :)

Favorite photo from last week:

Crocheting on the front porch with nothing but the birds chirping around me.



Lesson learned the past few days:
That I need to find a church like the one my in laws go to. It's a small town church, everyone knows each other and there is a real sense of family. Wish we could find one like this back home, because if there is one thing I've learned while being here, is that I need that time every Sunday, I need that time with the Lord.

On my Prayer List:
Our road trip back home this week

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:

I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.
Revelation 3:8


  1. I love returning home from a trip with clean laundry. It makes my homecoming that much better!

  2. Small churches are wonderful for building relationships and learning from those around you of all ages.

  3. Enjoy the rest of your vacation and have a great trip home!

  4. I love my home church as well! What a blessing to connect with others each Sunday! I love your bench photo and I totally agree with your 'bring your camera everywhere'!!! I always miss a great photo, it seems, when I forget to grab it!

    Happiest Monday to you! :)

  5. We have a small congregation at our Church and it is wonderful. Everybody knows everybody and cares about each other so much.

    Have a safe trip home. Take lots more pictures to share with us. Love, Debbi

  6. Enjoy the scenic route home!

  7. just returned home again this week loving life is great as usual

  8. I love our small church! So glad you are enjoying your time in TX. I love the blanket you are making. Are you following a pattern? Prayers for you and your family as you start for home.

  9. You are so right, Sandra. Having a home church and a community of believers around us is so important and something all of us need. Praying you find just the right place when you get home.

    The picture on the porch looks like such a peaceful, restful spot.

  10. What a great vacation, I love the idea of nothing pressing to do, just relax. And you are right about finding a good church, there is nothing like worship with other belivers.

  11. love your pictures.. you have an eye... love the beautiful colors of your blanket..

  12. I have an Award for you, dear.


  13. I think everyone needs that time of fellowship with a family church.


    Sarah xx

  14. I enjoyed reading your post, and I signed up on the linky. :)


  15. I just commented to my kids this morning while passing a Mega Church, how glad I am that we're in a church where we know *most* of the people. We've about 300 in our congregation. Just enough to not be in everyone else's pocket, and not so many that a person gets easily lost in the crowd.


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