December 26, 2010

It's snowing.

December 25, 2010

December 24, 2010

Carol's Carols?

I was inspired by a coworker to record and compile a batch of Christmas Carols. Here are 6 of them. Hope you all enjoy and have a wonderful weekend. :)

Oh and the link? Click here: Right Here.



December 21, 2010

December 20, 2010

The world would be so much different in black and white.

December 17, 2010

December 13, 2010

December 08, 2010

Game Over

Are we will living like we're gonna die?

If you only had a few days left what would that time be spend it on?

Would you go make everything right with your brother?

Would you make things right with God?

Do you have a peace that passes all understanding or are you still deep down uncomfortable at the thought of answering to God for what you did with your life and what you did with Jesus? (You know, that guy everyone talks about?)

No one knows how long they have left. You could have years, or just hours before your number gets called. Don't put off today what you could be doing NOW. Live for Jesus and forsake your sin, the world and it's perverted and deceptive ways and ideas. In the end it's not going to matter how popular you were, or how awesome you looked, but what you did with Jesus.

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Hebrews 11:6 NIV

Seek God today. That's never a waste of time.

December 07, 2010

Another rug project bites the dust. I'm starting to collect more rugs than I know what to do with. I think eventually I'll list a few for sale.

We saw SNOW flurries and we're due for a big storm this weekend. Winter has arrived.

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;”

John 11:25 NIV

November 28, 2010

This was on a trip in a van a few weeks ago. We were stuck in traffic. I did get some right side up hearts eventually, but I liked how the lighting turned out in this one.

"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!"

1 John 3:1 NIV

November 27, 2010

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad! Love you both!

Congratulations on 28 years!

So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” Matthew 19:6 NIV

November 26, 2010

Wow. I'm back and it's only been 1 day? What is wrong with me???

:checks temperature:

Ahh. I do feel like a cold might be drifting on. I've been stuffing myself with vitamin C, orange juice, silver, and Zicam (and Thanksgiving leftovers.) Maybe I need to take out the heavy guns and use the garlic? : P I'll be sure to stay well all season, as no one will come within 25 feet of me after that. :D

Ok, enough of myself.

Here's a shot from a few days back. I used a white plastic bag and a flashlight of the lighting.

November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving, all!

Sorry about the quietness as of late. : / Hope to get on a better schedule with blogging soon.

November 24, 2010

I'm sitting here with Matthew working on recording. :) He's doing a great job.

There's the latest completed rug! Yay! The rag pile is going down. :)

Have a great Thanksgiving all!

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
1 Chronicles 16:34 NIV

November 08, 2010

Slowly but surely I'm chipping away at the piles of tshirts for rugs. Above is the most recently completed project. I'm finally getting a the hang of 'round' as I've only been able to tackle straight square rugs. Circular is improvement. :)

We had a great trip to NJ and back this weekend. It was great to see the familiar faces and meet new ones. :) A few pics will probably follow on the main family blog in a few days.

We drove through SNOW, yes, snow in Connecticut. Brrr! I'm glad the forecast is calling for warmer weather in the future. Florida here we come?? Ok. Not yet. :) Maybe Florida won't be as cold as last year! I'm getting my order in for nice and warm now. :D

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Philippians 4:6 NIV

November 05, 2010

How does time slip away so quickly?

Welcome to November! Rain and cold has been the trend yesterday and today.

The leaves are pretty much over. A few browns and rusts hanging on. I'm so so glad we were here for peak. What a neat unexpected blessing. :)

I have 6 beautiful pumpkins down waiting for processing. I'm so excited about making all things pumpkin. :) I'll have to post a few recipes eventually.

Found a bit of color even in the cold bleakness. :)

Have a blessed weekend!


"This is what the LORD says:
“Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient path.."

Jeremiah 6:16a NIV

October 23, 2010

Oh dear! :blows dust from blog:

I'm baaaack! Yes, I know. Great rejoicing and celebrations are in order!! : P

I've been busy with capturing and preserving the glorious color of October as my abilities will allow. It's been a learning curve. Always something new to learn!

Why can't fall last for a few more months? :)

October 16, 2010

October 15, 2010

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."

Galations 5:22 & 23 NIV

"On the street where you live...."

Yes, fall is here! Yes, we're back on our home turf. Yes, the colors are fabulous. God's so good! I'm waiting for the rain to stop so I can head out again and get some of the beautiful color captured before it's alllll gone.

In the meantime, we have plenty of project that need doing. So, I'm off to tackle them. ;)


“How great you are, O Sovereign LORD!
There is no one like you,
and there is no God but you,
as we have heard with our own ears."

2 Samuel 7:22NIV

October 10, 2010

Woot! That last post was #500 for me!

I was privileged to be a part of a wedding last week. Between singing and taking photos here and there I got to curl hair. :)

The cake was beautiful and sweet.

The princess was beautiful...

And they are now living Happily Ever After. :)

:sigh: :)

On another note: WE ARE ALMOST HOME! I will miss a lot of things on the road (a ton!) but one I won't is the crazy FICKLE wifi connections. I think I just got a mega dose of "patience" working out the connection issues tonight.

Hope you all have a good week! Not sure I'll be back before the end of the week to check in or not.

Carol :)

“Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.”
Proverbs 19:20-21 NIV

October 02, 2010

Beautiful water in Michigan!

October 01, 2010

We saw some beautiful leaves in MI last week!

September 30, 2010

Hehe. "I live here" :)(This is a Michigan thing!) Course I used the wrong hand. :D

Lake Michigan water was beautiful.

September 29, 2010

Doris and I!

September 23, 2010

Getting wifi two nights in a row....this is going to spoil me. :) Oh never mind the wifi dropped out. :D Hopefully it will be back in time to publish this post. I'm sure Matthew is working on fixing as I type. I hope it's a fixable problemo. Ah. And we're
back. :)

Btw, I've definitely got the cold. Bummer! :) Tomorrow night in an outdoor concert should be interesting!

Hello from Ohio!

September 12, 2010

Oh yes! :)

I guess it's been a while since I've done a "slice of life" blog.

We're about ready to hit the road and I finished all our new outfit combinations in time! Which is a big yay! Thank you, Lord.

I figured out how to get my polarizer filter OFF my camera. Whew. :) I took a bunch of photos today.

I've finished a couple more braided rugs...I'll have to post some photos later. :)

Hmm...that wasn't very long now was it?

September 02, 2010

Testing 1 2 3.... Hm. :looks up: Oh I'm on! :)

Lappy had to go into the doctor so I'm missing my photo editing software. Get well soon Lappy!

August 24, 2010

August 22, 2010


Can summer almost be over, already?

August 20, 2010

And, when life throws you heirloom tomatoes in bulk... make colorful salsa.

End of story.

August 15, 2010

August 13, 2010

These are dee-lish-ous. And, how! Thank you Lord for this awesome harvest. :)

August 10, 2010

1 slice of tomato
1 slab of *homemade* cheese
1 fresh basil leaf
1 dash of salt

= really tasty!

August 07, 2010

August is FLYING.Wheeeee!

There is absolutely no sense frowning. I know I still do it sometimes, but, really....if the Lord is on your side those petty pesky problems you can't solve or challenge or DO anything about are all in His hands. :)


August 05, 2010

“The unfolding of your words gives light;
it gives understanding to the simple.”

Psalm 119:130

August 01, 2010

My Gladiolus plants have produced fruit! :) Yay!

July 31, 2010

Ah! Summertime.
It's hard to believe July 2010 is over in less than 24 hours.


"Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy."

Acts 14:17 NIV

July 29, 2010

The second completed T-shirt rug! The "Sweet Tart" rug. :)

July 28, 2010

:listening to Handel's Messiah:

Looking at the heaping amount of raw materials I'm gathering for my rug project I'd say I'm going to need a whole separate room to craft in very soon. Can someone say sewing studio? Mhmm. Speaking of crafting I desperately want to weave a rug. I have a feeling it could be a total disaster or total bliss. Kinda covers most of the bases. : P If anyone needs inspiration or ideas. is loaded with crafty people with awesome ideas. So, here are my lastest creations..unfinished due to running OUT of fabric. Is that possible?? Hehe. ; )

In other news I have some separation anxiety. Yes I do. The lovely D90 never got unpacked from the bus and it's STILL IN THERE. That tends to happen when you arrive home at 12am, hardly open your eyes enough to find your tremendously HUGE bed and seal your eyelids till the morning light. At least I remembered to bring in the laptop....*yawn*

Random photo of the week...

The amazingly delicious sweet potato chip.

July 26, 2010

Karissa and Susanna at Alton Bay Conference Center! Glad to see you gals again!

I finally got caught up on the New York blogging at the family blog yesterday as some may have noticed. I have a mental to do list a mile I'd better scoot and not try to get ahead of myself and blog on time. : P


“[By Faith] Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”- Hebrews 11:1 NIV

July 25, 2010

This blog post come to you all the way from...NH! I'm enjoying a little down time in between concert at our friend's house. The rain is falling outside and some people are quietly playing game, and some people are wisely taking naps. ; )

It has been a wonderfully blessed weekend. I praise the LORD for His goodness. His presence is beyond amazing.

Being content is not dependent on circumstances, but our ability to trust our Father.

Hope you all are having a good weekend. ^_^

Be joyful in hope...

Romans 12:12a NIV