Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sunshine and SONshine

Psalm 5:11
"But let all those that take refuge in thee rejoice,
Let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them:
Let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee."

Isn't it nice to start out with God's Holy Word? It's how I start my day, so why not start my blog with it? Hopefully it will be just what someone needed to hear (read) to make their day a little brighter and remind them that God is our refuge.

Anyway... I recently (before the fair) got to meet my newest niece...isn't she beautiful???

Jaslyn certainly is fond of her. She wasn't willing to give her up! LOL

This one really gets me. This is my baby, holding a baby. My baby will be 13 in 10 short days. Where did the years go? I remember when she looked so much like this little one...wasn't that just the other day???

And Roo, of course, who loves babies as well. I remember when I had Junior, she would rush right in from school, wash her hands, then climb up on the couch with the boppy and stretch out her arms. She would hold her for hours (or as long as I let her).
Hmmm. I didn't really want to post this pic b/c I don't look so great (and daughter took the pic), but I sure do love my little niece! :0)

This is niece #1...she does NOT stand still long enough to get a good pic. She doesn't like the camera, either. She turns away every time she sees it! LOL Lil' bugger! ;0)

I'm so glad that the last few days have produced much sunshine. My soul needed it. So did my family! We have enjoyed playing and reading outside every day. I love the changing of the seasons. When I was a child, I thought summer would forever be my favorite season because I love to swim. Now I don't know that I really have a favorite. I love spring when everything turns green and grows and blossoms, and I love summer for the gardens and water play and picnicking; I love fall for the beautiful autumn colors of the Ozarks and the welcome cooler temps after summer (except this year's summer was rather nice and mild). Winter. Well, I like to cuddle up by the fireplace with coffee or tea and a good book and I like to play in the snow. However, around here we have seemed to get just mostly cold temps the last few years....and ice...lots of ice. THAT I don't care for. Phooey on cold and ice. I don't like to be cold. I hope when I'm old that I can spend the winters either somewhere where it is TRULY winter with lots of snow, or on a beach in sunny Florida!!! LOL

So, what is your favorite season?


Trish said...

I used to think that summer was the best too. Now, I really look forward to all of them. I kinda feel sad for people who live with the same season all year long.

Jerri Dalrymple said...

I feel sad for people who live with cold all year long, LOL! :0)

Anonymous said...

I still think summer is the best followed by spring or fall. Winter is my least favorite.

Jerri Dalrymple said...

Ah, Tob....a girl after my own heart, LOL! ;0)