Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Summary of Our Summer

This summer started off pretty happily with the purchase of this piece of property in Steinhachee, Florida. We have been looking for years for a piece of property since we go many times every year. All the property was pretty pricey. But I wrote to the man that owned a piece next to my parents get away home and he said he would sell it to us. He offered it way cheaper than we could believe.
As I mentioned before my daughter got engaged and the date is February 15, 2014.

Levi did lots of fishing...

My nephew got baptized in our pool..... This was a happy day.

Although I haven't done very much shopping this summer, I did find a few good things at goodwill. I got this trash can and it was plain. I put a waterslide decal on it and it is going in my laundry room with all of my dressforms.

I found this beautiful comforter at goodwill as well. I plan on using it when my daughter is married and I redo her room into a guest room.

You all know my weekness for old books.... and I found two of these vintage books at good will.

Uncle Authors Bible Book. It has copyrights from 1953.

This has been a strange summer in many ways. With such a mixture of good and bad. We have had near death experiences in the family as well as an actual death.... We have been reminded of the shortness of life.....And you only have one life....We were reminded to live life accordingly....God first, family second, yourself last....that's a little saying we learned at church years ago. And I am reminded that people are the most important thing of all. Hug somebody you love and remind them what they mean to you.

Amy Jo


  1. Hi Amy Jo,
    I enjoyed this post. Love your daughter's engagement ring gorgeous!!! How wonderful that you were able to find a piece of property right next to your parents place. It was meant to be.

  2. Congrats to your daughter! A wonderful! I wish we could purchase some property and building a cabin. Our friends did this and it's just wonderful. Maybe someday.

    Love the baptism in the pool.

    Love to you~


  3. Looks like a wonderful summer. Your daughters ring is gorgeous! Those old books are a great find. Enjoy the rest of summer!

  4. Oh, I hope the good out weighed the bad! YOur daughters ring is gorgeous, and how exciting to buy that property!


  5. Your daughter's ring is beautiful! Hope you have fun planning the wedding! My daughter's wedding is only one month away, now! Yikes!


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