Catching Up

Well, I haven't been around the blog world in a while. Hoping to return soon. Been a rough year and a half! First my mom having back surgery. Then my best friend having legionnaires pneumonia and nearly dying.  Then a 4 month journey with my mother in love. We lost her on January 9, 2014. Our hearts are heavy but hoping for a better year than the last little while.  Please keep us in your prayers.

It snowed here in Dalton, Ga. today and is very cold. It practically shut Dalton down! "Sweet Hunter" and I really enjoyed some quite time today.  We were snug as a bug in a rug! We were very lazy but I think we deserved it. He fixed us Ham Biscuits this morning. We had white beans and French fries and cornbread for supper! I had the beans in the crock pot and he offered to fry the potatoes. Next thing I knew he had the frozen crinkle cuts out cooking them! I really wanted "real potatoes"! lol  Just thankful for the help! They were actually really good. 
This is what Dalton looked like today with our little snow!

I enjoyed taking  pictures of my birds today! I haven't got to use my camera in a while! My camera was fine but my computer wouldn't download them.   I hope to start posting again here on my blog! I have missed all of you!

If in this life only we have hope in Christ
we are of all men most miserable.
1 Corinthians 15:19



Missed you girl friend. Of course I kept up with all your food on Facebook. I'm sure I gained 20 lbs just looking at it!
I will be having an announcement on my blog in the next day or two!
Michelle said…
Good to see you Val! You guys with your snow need to 'toughen up'. That snow looks just like a dusting for us! We have lots of snow and below zero temperatures with wind chills at night down to -40*. We are ready for spring!
Anonymous said…
Hi Val! Thanks for the update! As you know, I am sorry about your GMIL, but I know you will see her again~ Praise the LORD! Love your pictures! So glad you are back! hugs!!!
Connie said…
WELCOME BACK, I don't blog much any more, just got on and seem your blog. I prayer for some good time for you and the family. Here in Ky. it is very cold, ready for some warm weather. We had snow last week in, the grandkids really enjoyed it, and I getting a lot of hand quilting done. you have a blessful day and stay warm.
Holly said…
Welcome back!! We have lots of snow here too and it's shut us all down as well. Stay warm and cozy!
Anonymous said…
Love your blog! I'm hoping to become one of your raving fans now....will keep reading when you post. Love you.
Anonymous said…
Hi Val...My main blog is I have all the others for my Bible studies, so I have them in a fairly organized manner.

Thanks for asking, and checking on my blog. I hope to be like you and get back to blogging! Much love to you always! hugs~
Krista S said…
Look at you! You just posted and you already have 5 comments. You are awesome.
Angela said…
It is so good to see you blogging Valorie. Enjoy following you on facebook,but always have enjoyed your blog too. Your family has gone through so much and I was so sorry about your mother in love. We both know her suffering is over now. I do know through facebook you have been blessed with wonderful friends and family who were so kind and thoughtful. Enjoy your down time. And welcome back.
Susannah said…
Hello dear Val, I have missed you! I am so very sorry to hear about your sweet mother-in-law. I know she was very close to you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I would love it if you would blog again but everyone has to do what is right for them. My family is wonderful with much news but some other time. God bless you and may He be with you each and every day!

Diane said…
We have missed you!!!! Hopefully this will be a better year for your family :)
Very happy to see your name pop up on my reading list. Good to catch up on your news. We only had a light dusting of powdery snow yesterday but school was canceled today because of the extreme cold.
Mama Bear
kutiequilter said…
Have missed you! Sorry it's been such a tough year and a half. At least we have the Lord to lean on during the tough times!
Melody M said…
Just happened upon your blog searching through older gardening blogs. I live in Arkansas but am originally from Ringgold. Most bloggers always seem to be from "somewhere else" so it's really special to find someone who talks about the places you are familiar with. I signed up to follow you immediatly. Looking forward to reading you past posts and see what the new year holds.