Saturday, April 24, 2010

Having Fun With The Honeymooners!

Remember the honeymooners?
They are so happy and are perfect for one another.
We could not be more proud of them.

This little girl of mine is an example that prayers do get answered.
She had to go through some rough times before finding true happiness.
Lane & Maranda remind me so much of me & my sweet hubby.
Happy & content & in love.

SIL & FIL have a lot in common. They both love hunting.
My sweet hubby & Lane (SIL) are on some hunting land together so about 2 weeks ago we loaded up and went down to check it out.

We had so much fun. Lane has a 4 wheeler and we have our gator so off we went. It was a beautiful day and we saw lots of deer and turkey signs.

The gator did great except in narrow places so guess what hubby wants now???
Yep, a 4 wheeler! He had one but sold it and just hasn't bought one yet but he does need one.
I loved my seat. I tried sitting in the front but the gator is so wide I kept getting hit by branches so I hopped in the back and it was perfect.
These 2 are just alike. I love it. They were good friends before Maranda & Lane got married.
I am so proud to say that I have 3 great Son In Laws! They are all good Christian men.
What more can we ask?

We had so much fun that day together. We are looking forward to many more fun times like these with the honeymooners!

Sometimes we have to go through things to get where we are going. The Lord is showing me so much. I have a lot to learn on this journey but I am so excited everyday just to get up and see what the Lord has for me. I am amazed that from the "trial" that I am walking through I am learning to look at myself instead of the trial. When Granny left us, it was like everything paused in my life. Who would have thought that the Lord would lead me to a book about Proverbs 31? We have been married 31 years and had a great marriage. But as I have started reading "The Excellent Wife" I am seeing what the Lord is teaching me. It all starts with MY relationship with the Lord and it all starts with "ME". In this book it lists 20 traits that are shown in Proverbs 31. The goal in our lives is to be like Christ. I always knew that, but I am seeing more and more how I can move up. Our relationship with HIM is the number one most important thing in our lives. Since I did this post on the "honeymooners".......I wish for them and all of my children blessed marriages, but most of all I pray for them to all have that one on one relationship with our Lord.

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
Proverbs 31:10
I have to tell you all that I am amazed everyday at Granny's guestbook. She had such a crowd at the funeral home, that the line was out to the parking lot but on the guestbook it is mostly you bloggers and Granny Fans! I cannot thank you all enough. Granny reached the world as a witness for her Lord just through her simple life and she didn't even have a clue the impact she has had on all of us. Granny IS a Proverbs 31 woman. If you haven't signed or read the guestbook lately you can go here. Her name is Beulah Gribble. This guestbook means the world to me. I will treasure it always.


Jan said...

A beautiful post, Valerie, I am so pleased for you.
With Blessings and Hugs

Pat said...

LOVE that photo of you on the back of the "gator". Looks like it was a beautiful day in more ways than one!

Maranda said...


We had such a fun time, and we can't wait to go again. I loved the pics!

Love you always,

Alice Grace said...

Great post, and so good to see the honeymooners! I know they are so happy. I am thrilled for them, and I am so glad this Bible study came at just this time in your life. I know it will be so encouraging to do the study and communicate with others who are doing it as well.

Michelle said...

Loved your post, and loved seeing your smile. Take care, my friend. Always, Michelle

Susannah said...

Aren't those Honeymooners just the sweetest? And they look so happy ...much like you and your hubby! I just love our son-in-law and our daughter-in-law. God sure blessed us with such wonderful spouses for our children.

Anonymous said...

A great post!! I want a Gator!!
I love that you shared an update about the "honeymooners"!!
Lee and I are the same way!! We are on our honeymoon too!! (for abou 20 yrs!!)

Allie said...

My prayer for them is that they always remain honeymooners - it does NOT have to end, it can grow and get better. Your family is SO blessed, Val!
My prayer for my sons is also that they have wonderful wives, but that the most important relationship remain always with Jesus. Yes, Granny was a proverbs 31 woman, for sure...generations have risen up to call her blessed.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Beautiful kids Val! Your daughter is very lucky and blessed for sure.

I like how your whole family is natural and refreshing - wholesome too.


Parsley said...

Family is such a gift from God. Looks like you all had some special time together.

Jenn said...

Val, I have really enjoyed reading her guestbook too. I have literally cried over the words. Amazing!

caknitter said...

It looks like such a great getaway. Maranda and Lane look so happy and you look perfect in back of the gator. It must have been a lot of fun.
Tonight's snippet sounded uplifting and each one opens my eyes just a little more. Thanks for sharing Valerie.

Maria said...

What a wonderful way to spend time together.

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Wow that looks like an awesome time with the ones that you love ;) Thank you for sharing your story with us ;O)

Glenda said...

Looks like everybody had a great time! Is this the land you're going to build the cabin on? Looks like a beautiful and rugged place!

House and land said...

They are so good together. Best wishes to the honeymooners.

Carliea said...

Looks like you had a great time with your daughter. I wish you many more times like those in the future. I hope you have a wonderful time at the Assembly, hopefully next year I will get to attend.

Sherry said...

It looks like you all had a great time! I'm sure it was good for you to get out and fun to spend time with Maranda!