Saturday, May 29, 2010

We Had A Blast In Branson!~~Six Word Saturday

These are my six words today for Six Word Saturday.

We took our youngest daughter and her four kids and headed to Branson, Mo. this past Sunday, and we stayed for 6 days and 5 nights. We once again stayed at the Still Waters Resort,, and as usual it was a great place to stay...especially when you have kids with you.

They are located at Indian point on Table Rock Lake, and there are boat docks where you can rent speed boats or pontoons. And they have kayaks, paddle boats, and tubes that you can use for free.

SWR has three pools, each with hot tub spas... and the newest pool is the Cabana pool with a waterfall and a little bridge that crosses over the pool. They have big outdoor beds and huge umbrellas over them so that you can be in the sun or the shade as you stretch out in comfort.

Our kids spent a lot of time in the pools and they also visited the playground area and the game room. Grandpa showed some of them how to throw horseshoes...(He is pretty good at it, so he threw a ringer to show them how it was done!)

We spent a couple of days at Silver Dollar City. (It is just a few minutes away from the resort) And the first day we were there all day. It was pretty hot, so the water rides were fun, and the kids were soaked most of the time. Grandma hit a couple of those myself, and even grandpa towards the end of the day. SDC has a wide variety of rides, so there is something for every level of thrill seeker, and a good time was had by all!

We went to see The Moscow Circus one evening, which is a great family show with a variety of acts and a love story that is told throughout the program. It was good, so if ya get a chance to go, we really recommend it.

We all went miniature golfing and finished just as it started pouring down rain.
And before that our daughter and the kiddos all drove the go-carts at the track, and the kids did the bumper boats.

The hills in Branson are so beautiful with all of the huge trees, and we enjoyed our rides through them each day as we headed for our destination for that day's entertainment.

We had a very nice meal one night at Ruby Tuesday's, and one night at The Rib Crib...but we also cooked in the condo, and went for Pizza and other fast foods.

Two nights we ate in the condo because we had to see the American Idol Finale. (Yay Lee!) We were happy that he won...but Crystal is very talented too, and I am sure she will have a good career. Oh...and it won't be the same without Simon!!!! (sad)

The grandkids had our laptop and their phones, so they didn't suffer too much with being away from their friends. They were always just a text away, or a facebook check.

John and I loved being with our daughter and her kids who's ages are 10, 11, 13, and 14. And of course we love going to Branson. We go at least a couple of times a year, since it is just a 5 hour drive.

If you want a fun vacation why not go to Branson, Mo. They now have an airport for those of you who live further away.

Well that's my story for this Saturday.
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

"A Few Of My Favorite Things!"~~ Six Word Saturday

Rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens...
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens...
Brown paper packages tied up with string...

These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites...when the bee stings...when I'm feeling sad~~~
I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don't feel so bad!!!!~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Do you remember that song? I think I learned it when I was in the fourth grade and I used to sing it all the time.

In actuality those aren't my favorite things at all. Here is a list of some Truthful Tidbits...and bits and pieces of my life...favorite things that I enjoy!:

Springtime~~~ when I can sit and listen to the birdies sing

Autumn~~~ when I can see all of the trees changing colors

Beaches~~~ where I can sit and watch the waves roll back and forth, and listen to the sound of the waves crashing to the shore

Roses~~~ in a vase on my table, especially when they smell delightful

Tulips~~~ as they push up from the ground and quickly grow and bloom, and then humbly bow

Fluffy white clouds~~~ in a bright blue sky

And some other things I consider to be high on my list are:

Blogging~~~ posting, reading, and commenting

Reading~~~ Christian fiction, and historical romances, as well as biographies and true stories

Writing poetry~~~ usually first thing in the morning, when a title and the first few lines run through my mind

Listening to Music~~~ especially when I am alone in my car taking a drive

Good Movies~~~ when I am on a date with my husband, or on a DVD at home

Decorating~~~ I love to decorate...and re-decorate

Antiquing~~~ especially while on trips with my husband

Make up and Lipstick

Pretty clothes~~~ I especially like to accessorize with pretty jewelry and scarves

Curio Cabinets~~~ that hold all the little bits and pieces...and souvenirs of my life

"A Few Of My Favorite Things!"

Just thought I'd post this on Six Word Saturday today as I remember some of my favorite things in this life. Of course the PEOPLE in my life are the most important to me...but as far as the things and happy times go, I have created a partial list here. There are so many I would be here all day listing them!

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Friday, May 14, 2010

I Love Little Babies So Much!

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Ever since I was a little girl I have always loved babies. I love holding them and looking into their sweet little faces. I think of God each time I see a newborn, and I consider them one of God's best miracles!

Once upon a time I had three baby girls...and each one of them grew up and became a woman with children of their own.

The baby in this picture is my good friend's new granddaughter Kylie. I couldn't wait to go to the hospital to see her and to hold her in my arms.

Over the years I have had 14 grandbabies. Three of them went to be with Jesus as newborns and a 6 yr. old and now they live with Him in Heaven. I am just sure that the Lord will let me hold babies in heaven. (At least I imagine that when I am thinking about the splendors of heaven) He did say..."of such is the kingdom of heaven" ya know!

Our oldest grandson is going to be 20 this year and so in a few years I could be holding great-grandbabies in my arms! God is so amazing...and he gave us all things "richly to enjoy" while we are on this earth. One of my greatest pleasures is holding babies! I thank God for them.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Six Word Saturday/ Poem

Well it's Six Word Saturday again...and this morning I wrote a poem to share with you. My six words are...No Rhyme nor Reason To Life? As you read the poem you will understand where I'm coming from.

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No Rhyme nor Reason to Your Life?

Does your life have reason …or a little rhyme?
That’s why I write my poetry… to put some rhyme in mine

Life goes by so swiftly… and often without plan
We just wake up each morning… and do the best we can

Do things fit together…or is it all hodge-podge?
Do you merge in traffic…or do you have to dodge?

Dodging all the bullets… that life can shoot at you
Can make you grow so weary…like a pebble in your shoe

Trodding down life’s highway…without a map in hand
Can make you feel like Alice in her crazy wonderland

When you come upon the detours… and you don’t know where to go
May I suggest the Bible?…it has all you need to know!

It is indeed a guide book…and has a clear set plan
The Lord gave inspiration as he penned it through mere man

It clearly shows the pathway that leads you straight to Him
But unless you read it… you won’t see the path begin

Right from the beginning… He tells us of His love
And how it is His pleasure to shower us from above

We face storms in our lifetime…but we are not alone
He walks through them beside us…and invites us to His throne

I have knelt inside His throne room… and laid burdens at His feet
He invites me to His table… and He gives me food to eat

He knows that I grow weary…feel so weak …and even sad
But He wraps His arms around me…as does a loving Dad

If your life has no rhyme nor reason…you need to know my Dad
In fact He will adopt you …and you’ll be so very glad

You won’t feel lost, or lonely…or frazzeled anymore
If you’ll simply oil the hinges… and open your heart’s door

He’ll give your life some reason…and it will flow like rhyme
And all you need to do for Him… is give Him of your time

Give time… when you awaken…some time… before you eat
And time… before you go to sleep, to sit still at His feet

Take time… to say I’m sorry… for the things that I have done
And time… to feel His mercy, and forgiveness all in one

There's time… to cry some tears of joy…and feel His gentle care
And time…to talk to others of how He got you there

Yes…it really is that simple…yet people make it hard
They work and struggle on their own…like prisoners chained to guards

Jesus has the keys… and He’ll unlock your chains
Set you free, and give life reason…and put rhyme into your veins

So I guess you get the story I am trying to convey
Accept my dear, sweet, Jesus... and go on about your day

By Linda Hogeland
May 2010