"The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:3-5

About Me

Oregon, United States
I am a happy, Christian, wife and post-homeschooling mother. I have spent the last several years homeschooling and now I am "adjusting" to a new season of life as "empty nester". In 2010 we moved to be Host/Caretakers at a Bible Camp. We look at our ministry here as preparing the way for the gospel to be shared as well as encouraging believers in their daily walk. I am a farmgirl at heart and love the country, I love gardening and food preserving. I also, love tea parties!! I also have a Titus 2 heart and want to share with anyone willing to listen and learn. I love having friends over and teaching them how to make bread or put up pickles. And as we work, I love to encourage them to love their husbands and their children and to be Keepers at Home and all that implies and I love that you let me do that here!! Hope you enjoy visiting my farm and walking through a journey in life with me.......I hope at some point in time I can encourage you in your walk and in your home..........

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Marriage, Children, Gardens, Sales and Fun Times!

Next Monday my husband
and I will celebrate
30 years of marriage!!
That is him on the right.
So, this week our last
baby at home is away.
She is visiting with
friends in Portland,
we miss her when she
is gone, we suddenly
have an empty nest! :(
But this week we decided to
make the best
of it.....we cannot
afford to do anything big
for our anniversary,
maybe we will go
out for a special dinner
but not even sure
if that is going to happen.
So, we have
been making every evening
special while we are alone.
We are both home working
all day, but at night
we make sure we
sit down to a meal
together on the porch
or somewhere cool and
refreshing and
special. It has been
nice to take that time
in the evening
to spend together.
So sorry, again, that I have
not posted for awhile.
I am a bit overwhelmed right
now. I have two weeks until
my first tea on
the porch and a week and
a half until the
sale I am in, I am
planting pots for the
tables at the camp
we have coming up
at our friends, I also
need to get a couple
freezer meals done for
them to feed the people
who come the week before
to help get ready for camp,
AND my husband leaves
for an out of town
job...need to have
some meals for him to take.
Yep, I'm tired and crazy.
So, every morning until
it is too hot I
have worked in my garden
just trying to catch up on
weeds and then spread bark
in the paths.
My garden needs to
look nice for the
tea ladies...my husband has
helped me finish a lovely
spot with an awning on
the front porch,
I will get pictures later.
Then every afternoon I come
in and try to make things
to sell, not getting very
far with that one. :(
(This is a tea towel bag I made for sale)
A fun thing we have coming up
is a camp we attend
not far from home just
a few miles from us.
Last year we had a
couple guys who did awesome
dramatizations. One was a
German soldier testimony the
other presented the gospel
in a drama, he works with
Michael and Debi Pearl's kids
back where they are from,
Tennesee, maybe. :/
It is an awesome time of
great speakers, great
food and fellowship and
some awesome fun
for younger people.

My husband made these
game tables for
camp last year, this
year they had him make
two shorter ones for
the kiddos...they are
really cute!!
We are looking
forward to camp.
So, for the next couple of
weeks I may not
post as often as I like,
but I will try.
I need to get pics of
my garden and porch!
Hope you are enjoying
your summer so far...
I think I will be able to
enjoy mine in a
couple weeks. :D
"Steady plodding
brings prosperity;..."
Proverbs 21:5

4 comments:

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Pj said...

You are a dear--a virtuous woman. Happy Anniversary to you and Dennis. I love you, Paula

SisterlyLove said...

You are such an efficient person Mrs. May. =] One day I hope to be as 'go-getter' as you. =]
Happy Anniversary!! You two are such a blessing to us all!
Thanks!
~Marguerite

Julian said...

in reading proverbs now. :) Thanks! Cant wait to see more pics!
Happy summer!
Christina