Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Busy Evening!

Hello Sweet Ladies,

Here is a pic of Vitaliy and Ian on the first day of school. V is on the left. He is enjoying school and doing very well. 

It is Monday night and I am writing this post. We are celebrating Vitaliy's birthday at our son's families home, exciting day for V. For some of you who do not know who V is, he was adopted by our son's family a year ago from Ukraine. He has been living in America for almost a year now. Josh and Tonya left 1 year ago to go and pick him up. A sweet gift for our family! His Momma put trick candles on his cake and he had never seen such a thing before. He was so cute to watch as he tried to blow them out. The other grandchildren had so much fun giggling and laughing as he would try. The surprised look on his face was priceless. He has had only one birthday cake in his life time. It was a special night for him. He got lots of tools!!!!!! He will be bringing them to the farm I am sure! He loves taking things apart here on the farm. 

Are any of you getting ready for fall? I have been noticing and pinning some pretty things for fall on my Fall Thyme (click) on my Pinterest. Even though this week is still warm, I am trying to get some things organized to make up, so I will be ready when it is time to decorate. I want this look at the entrance of the Potter's Shed. Simple, but so beautiful I think! Maybe a burlap ribbon around the pitch fork would be pretty. 

I will be collecting a lot of fall leaves at the college to do this one. They have beautiful trees that have tons of leaves on the grass each year. I also was able to get some bittersweet! I will be going back to get some more, wanted to last night but my time ran out! 

Do you decorate with anything special during Autumn? I love garlands, white little pumpkins, leaves and bowls. I tried to grow little white pumpkins two different times this last summer. Since we have not had a hard winter, the bugs have not died off...... so there are lots of squash bugs. I thought I had finally found something that would kill them, but it didn't continue to work. It did at the beginning though. 

I have to say that today I could not believe all the precious emails and comments you all sent to me. Thank you precious ladies for taking the time and sharing such kindness.  So many wrote and said they understood my first choice would be to stay home. Some wrote of your heart desire to also be at home when you had to go out and work. Some wrote of still having hard times. I was glad to hear that other's felt the same as I did. You were all so so sweet and your encouragement was a blessing. Just wanted to say thank you! I have said before, those who come to Prairie Flower Farm are the sweetest ladies ever!!!!!!

Hugs to your day, know that you are loved......a lot......by myself.....but mostly by Jesus!!!!



  1. Lovely autumn ideas, Linda! I've been so inspired by ideas on Pinterest, too. We have guests (family from out west) coming on Sept. 18, and they will be here 3 weeks, so I want to get my fall decorating all done before they come. I hope to start this weekend.

    I have collected some autumn themed dishes and decorations over the years and have made some fall table runners and hot mats. I like to decorate with lots of colorful silk leaves here and there as well.

    Wish I knew where to find some bittersweet, but I don't. One time at a rest area in our state I saw a pickup truck with the truck bed heaped with bittersweet! I'm surprised they dared to leave it unattended in the parking lot -- if I were they I'd have been afraid the bittersweet would be gone when I returned!

    Have a blessed day in the Lord!

    1. Hello Mrs. T, I enjoy Pinterest, because I don't have to think! How fun to have family!!!! I also have collected some autumn dishes and have a box full of decorations. THe bittersweet I get grows on the side of the road. It doesn't come up every year. Was surprised that this came up because of the drought. THe Lord has blessed us beyond what we could imagine. Hugs, Linda

  2. I will miss fall this year. It is my favorite time of the year. The trees on campus are so beauitful!! Enjoy them for me!!!

    1. I sure will enjoy the trees.......especially for you Kitty!!!!!!! Hugs to you! me

  3. Hard to believe it's been a year already V has been home.Happy Birthday to him! I'm excited for fall too,my favorite time of year..smile..Warm Blessings!~Amy

    1. Vitaliy enjoyed his time so much!!!!!! All the family made him feel loved for sure! Hugs to you and warm blessings back atcha Amy! Me

  4. Happy late Birthday to V! Your stories always warm my heart! God Bless you all!


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