Sunday, November 27, 2011

Season of Blessings

Ok, so I made it back! This in itself is amazing. The next goal is to add pictures.... wait.... I see a photo icon here.....

The Barlocker Family

...and there ya go. Amazing. Why didn't I see this before?

So this is my family. They are quite entertaining. All different. I love them all. They all make me laugh, cry, feel joyful and frustrated. I love those little grandkids. I can hardly wait to see who they will be. Heck, Im still waiting to see who my kids will be. Most of them are still finding themselves, and it's an amazing adventure. I love growing old and having family around me. I stand in awe at Heavenly Fathers plan for us, and am amazed at all the little details He has thought of before we even are aware of them. ... and so grateful for that.

That man in the middle holding the baby. He is the Love of My Life. I am planning on growing old with him. When I was young and the kids were taking all my time and we didn't get to spend a whole lot of time together, I worried if we would be able to handle large doses of time together without driving each other nuts.

As I am getting older and having that opportunity of spending more time with him, I am finding that I love it! I cherish those times that we are alone, and I'm very comfortable just being by him. I find that we really don't need to talk, but can be content just being there. It's nice. Young was good and it was fun and I definately had more energy. But getting older is ... fulfilling. Life experience makes you see things from a different perspective and Im glad that Im getting to experience that. It makes me more thankful for all the blessings in my life. And my family is definately that.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Why This Blog???

So, why a blog? A few things actually. First being that I am very compulsive and must include all and everything into my days to make them so full that they burst. Secondly, on days that I feel a crappy I can still keep my hands busy. (it's not fun to sew or crochet all the time!)  and third, I finally figured out how to get this far on a blog! :) I'm old school. Blogging isn't in my blood. Heck! email wasn't there originally! Time will tell if I can actually find my way back here to write a second post!

And.... I like to create. And I like to give. So hopefully I can create some patterns and at least give you a link on how to get them.

I don't have any cute little kids anymore. They all grew up. But I am getting some pretty cute little grandkids now. Karma. Rewards. I love being a grandma. I had a wonderful grandma to show me the ropes and now I'm trying to swing on that rope and not fall off. If I can be half as good a grandma as mine was, I'll be great. Karma. My oldest grandchild started calling me "Gramma Lynn" . Awesome. MY Grandma was Grandma Lynn. Nice.

I guess this is also a way to keep a journal. Just a warning. My mind wanders and so I apologize to any who read this and wonder why I start out with one subject and end up 180 degrees by the time the article is done. That's just me. Go with it or x out. Up to you. Doesn't hurt my feelings. I guess all in all, I'm doing this for me. Maybe somewhere along the line there might be a nugget or tidbit of information that you can use. Maybe my kids will hear a story that they've never heard before (though highly unlikely!!!! ) and just maybe I can fulfill a need to share with people. Time will tell. So for now, enjoy your day. Love your spouse with all your breath, and Remember that with God, all things are possible. Awesome.