Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello everyone,
       I hope you all are having a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love, good food, family and lots of blessings! My husband and I are on our own this thanksgiving since all my family headed to Georgia this year to be with my great nephew Cody. Of course we were invited but I have an elderly dog and my husband has a new business that requires all his attention right now, so it's off to Perkins or Cracker Barrel for us, but when I checked in with the little peeps, things were really cooking!!
Would ya'll like to see? Let's check in with the Valentines first.
 Well it looks like grandma and grandpa have arrived and Victoria greets them at the door, meanwhile...
 Sadie, the cook has been hard at work getting the food ready for the family and the staff
 The table is set and the food is finally ready of course there's turkey and all the fixings
 And pies and cake Oh my, what more could you ask for? ( better pictures, hee hee)
 Abigail takes one last look to make sure everything is perfect
 Finally the whole family gathers round the table ,every one bows their heads and gives thanks and  its time to eat, Elizabeth can hardly wait to dig in.
 The servants all gather in the kitchen, along with baby Darla to share their thanksgiving bounty.
 Looks like cook even gave the animals a nice plate of Turkey and gravy, now every one is happy!!
Meanwhile over at the Ideal household, it looks like they have settled into their new house nicely.
Pete's in his favorite easy chair enjoying the morning paper wondering how long before that turkeys ready?
It seems they have plenty of room for the baby grand piano now and since it's no longer crammed in the corner , Patti plays more often and it's easier for the twins to practice their lessons.

 Mother loves her new bedroom it even has a fireplace, nice huh?
 everything fits beautifully in the new bathroom, Patti loves her swanky tub, she takes nice long hot baths in there at the end of the day.( Calgon take me away)
 The twins are enjoying their new room while waiting for Mother to call them to dinner.
 The whole family has really enjoyed their new patio and Patti has been doing a little gardening out here.
 The dining room is just the right size for family meals and it looks like Patti finally decided to put something in that china cabinet.
 Ah, here's Mother, looks like dinner is almost ready, She calls the twins,
 They quickly come down and help set the table, they can't hardly wait to sit down to dinner
 Yum, mother has the food on the table and it's time for everyone to gather round. she doesn't have to tell them twice!!  We all wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving! Love and blessings till next time
The valentines, The Ideals and of course Teresa.

Friday, November 15, 2013

A word of encouragement and a few favourite things

Hello everybody!!
               I was just checking out some blogs and I came across one where the lady was saying how happy she was that the year was winding down because it had been such a difficult one. I could relate because my husband and myself have just gotten over quite a difficult time in our lives also, this year has been pretty good, but we had several years of great financial difficulty as well as the sickness and death of his parents. This made me wonder how many of you are in a difficult season right now? And I just wanted to share a word of encouragement with you.
             The first thing I wanted to say to you is to remember that what your going through is a season and seasons change, the Bible tells us in Ecclesiastes 3:1, To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven. Can you remember a time in the past that was difficult and you thought it would never end? But it did! and the feelings that were so intense at the time subsided and eventually life was Ok again, yes even if it was altered permanently,( i.e, death, divorce etc.) Yes dear reader this too shall pass.
             The second thing I wanted to say is,  Cast all your care on him (God) for he cares for you.  1Peter 5:7 , Your heavenly Father loves you more than you know , he wants you to talk to him and invite him in to every area of your life, yes even the messes, I promise he will show up for you and Make a way where there seems to be no way, I have personally experienced this over and over again!
              The third thing is cling to his promises,  If  God has said that He shall supply all of your needs according to his riches in Glory, Phillipians 4:19 and that He is for us and not against us Romans 8:31, and that he has made us more than conquerors through Jesus Christ, Romans 8:37 then we have great reason to be encouraged!
Ok, perhaps you've read all this and your saying right now, well that all sounds nice but I don't know God like that, I don't even know where to begin, John  3:16 tells us  That God so loved the world that He sent his only begotten son that whosoever shall believe in him, shall not perish but have everlasting life and in Romans 10:9,10 That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead , you shall be saved For with the heart one believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:13 says for whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
It's so simple dear reader don't wait another minute, simply pray this prayer, Father I believe that Jesus Christ is your only begotten son who died for my sins and that you have raised him from the dead, I repent of my ways and I ask Jesus to be lord of my life, I do confess Jesus as Lord, Amen. Now find your self a Bible based church and be baptized and continue to learn who you are in Christ.
If you live anywhere near Apopka, FL, I cordially invite you to my church, Word Of Life where I promise it's never boring and you always learn something!
           Now for those of you who may be in a place of thinking I just don't believe that or I don't know if this is right or true, I have a challenge for you, ask God to show you if this is real, if He really exists, would he please make himself known to you, go ahead, be brave!! He loves you and wants you for his very own and he is not afraid of your questions SO ASK!!
           If you have been helped by any of this please let me know in the comments and with that I'm leaving you with some pictures of a few of my favorite things. Till next time, Love and blessings to you all


Friday, November 8, 2013

The Ideal family get a new house!

This is the house the Ideal family have been living in, as you can see it's a lovely little house (made by todays kids 1960's) But since the moment they moved in with all their lovely petite princess furniture, things have been a little cramped, So Pete and Patti have decided to buy a new home with a little help from their real estate agent (me of course, hee hee) lets check in with them and see how things are going shall we?

petite princess planters under the windows

My goodness such a lot of furniture in this small house

                                            This is Pete and Patti's room
                                  Here are the twins Tommy and Tammy playing in their room
                                          The kitchen with all the lovely accessories
The dining room hmm.. why is there nothing in that china cabinet?
I'll have to ask Patti.
                                      This room has really been difficult for Patti she can't
                                      put the mirror over the sink or put the towel rack in here.

                      Well here is Pete and Patti Ideal ( petite princess dolls by the Ideal toy company 1964)
                    The Phone rings and Patti goes to answer, its good news! it seems that they have won the bidding war on the Marxie mansion and will be moving to their new home soon!!
                         Mother rushes upstairs to tell the children, they are both very excited!
                                        They decide to go see the new house right away.
               Little Tommy can hardly wait to go in, Patti notices how lovely the flowers are and Pete notices how brown that grass is, Oh my!
                               The twins go to see their room right away, Tommy's really glad this room is not
                               so girly and Tammy checks out the cool murals on the walls meanwhile..
                                  Mother checks out that bathroom, Ah yes this should work out nicely.
                                 Father just wants to know where his easy chair is going, such a man!
                          Yes the whole family feels this house will do quite nicely.. whew I'm so glad they
                       approve. the dolls can be most difficult when they are unhappy!
                             The whole family checks out the deck, careful children don't get to
                             close to the edge cautions Mother, Fathers wondering where the stairs are?
                             as a matter of fact he didn't see stairs inside either hmm.... Oh well good thing
                            they're dolls and therefore quite magical and can just think themselves upstairs
                                                           Such a lovely home
In all the excitement everyone forgot about squiggles, the family dog , but he doesn't mind.
He seems to have found something quite interesting in those bushes.
Well that's all for now folks, you'll have to check back in for the rest of the story.  
So till next time, Love and blessings to you all!!
Ok I don't know why the writing turned out so crazy, I've tried to fix it and it still looks crazy oh well, I'm still learning!