Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day My Fellow Bloggers! (Six Word Saturday)





Well, it seems I am just a Holiday blogger these days!  Since my last post was around Christmas, and now it is Valentines Day already!!!  I do still enjoy reading blogs...but just don't seem to get around to doing new posts.  Ugh!  I do keep up with my friends on facebook on a regular basis, and that keeps me quite busy and content.  I can do that on my i-phone and it is so easy.  But when I do any typing at length I find that I like to sit at my computer!

Since I posted last, we have taken our house off of the market...at least for the time being.  We intend to list it again for the spring buyers.  Winter just wasn't bringing us many lookers!  :)  And we needed a rest anyway, since it had been listed for over 8 months.  That is a long time to keep it looking spotless!  We needed some time away from it...and did go to Kansas City for a week, and it was very relaxing.  We were looking to buy down in size and price to simplify our lives since this year hubby will turn 70, and I will be 65.  If it doesn't sell, then we will just put it off for awhile and see what happens next!  The market is supposed to be picking up around here...at least we hope so.  We have lived here for 8 years and loved every minute of it.



Our middle daughter Lynnette, and her husband Kyle and six kids are moving to Fresno, California this month...and since we live in Kansas, it is hard to see them move so far away!  However, we do feel this move is a blessing for them, so we will accept it with grace, and wish them our very best!  Of course our prayers will go with them...and we fully intend to visit as much as we possibly can!  :)  Here is a picture of the daughter with the six kids.  We spent time with them last week in Kansas City.  They are a fun bunch!

Last night we went to the movies with the family in the second picture.  Those three live a mile away from us.  We saw the movie "Old Fashioned" and it was good.  Then out for a snack and then on to a local coffee shop.  We had a great time.  They had live music at the coffee shop!

The bottom picture is of our youngest daughter and her four kids.  We are meeting up with some of them today for lunch and a movie.  So glad we can do that, and catch up with what all is going on with them.  It is fun to be around teens...they keep you young!  :)

Yes...two daughters and their families live close by and we feel greatly blessed!  All together we have 11 grandkids, and 6 of them will be moving to California though,...so things will seem different at our family gatherings for sure.  But we will continue to enjoy ourselves and perhaps face-time with them when the rest of the family is together.  Thank heavens for technology!  :)

In the last few weeks our weather has been up and down, but we have had some simply marvelous temperatures for it being the middle of winter in the mid-west!  My husband John was even able to pay golf a few times during the warm spell!  We certainly can't complain.  I know the people in the north-east have had quite a bit of snow...and I know they will enjoy spring when it arrives next month!  I love springtime don't you?  Spring and autumn are my favorite seasons...but each season has its own beauty and blessings and purposes!  We do need to look for the blessing in everything that comes our way and be thankful.

I am wanting to do some spring clean out and get ready to list the house again.  Purging and organizing can be quite freeing...and really should be done at least once or twice a year to keep life running smoothly don't ya think?!

Ingrid is my daughter Lynnette's book...available on Amazon!  :)  Young adult fiction I know you would enjoy!  My daughter wrote it, her adult daughter Abigail Kraft drew the cover and illustrated it, and her adult son Jared Kraft composed a companion cd to go with the book.  I am quite proud of their accomplishments!

I have been quite the reader this winter.  I do so enjoy a cup of tea or two, and a good book!  How about you?  What are your winter past-times?  I actually love to read anytime and anywhere...I find it so relaxing.
Hubby and I also read devotional books each morning as we sit with each other and open the Bible and have quiet time and prayers.  One of my favorite parts of the day is the time spent together like that.  It just seems to make the whole day go better for us.  :)  We couldn't do that before he retired...not in the morning at least...but it has become a routine for us now and we so very much enjoy it together.







I am writing this on Friday, (the 13th) but I will add it to the Six Word Saturday link.  If you would like to join in with your six words then click on the link below and join in the fun.  We have a group that has people from all over the world...and I find it quite interesting.  (I am one who only joins in on occasions, but they still welcome me...and I am thankful!)

Six Word Saturday:  Happy Valentine's Day My Fellow Bloggers!
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Happy Saturday Everyone...and may love of God, friends, family, and acquaintances reach you on this Valentines Day 2015!  I also hope you have had a good start to the New Year! 






7 comments:

Kathe W. said...

Happy Valentines Day!

mlissabeth said...

So good to see you and catch up.

BARBIE said...

Your home is gorgeous. I so wish I could buy it! I am elated that Lynnette and her family are moving to California. I plan on visiting them once they get settled. I am only about 3 hours away. Have a blessed week.

Jessy Gaffen said...

What a beautiful house! I'm sure someone soon will snatch that right up!

Allison said...

Too bad you don't live in our state! We'll soon be in the market for a house.

As for how I spent my winter days, I like to hang inside with family and pets, read, take warm pets, and that kind of stuff. Your husband and you seem to have a nice routine.

Belated Happy Valentine's Day!

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Your home is very attractive! I'm certain the right buyer will come along soon. I would think winter would be a tough time to sell, but school will be out in another couple of months and folks will be ready to look again.

Thanks for stopping by to comment on my 6WS post. :-)

Lindy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Good luck on re-lisitng your home in the Spring...looks like you had a great time with family and must say that I love the cover of the book...how beautiful!