Monday, January 21, 2013

My Valentine - week 1

Need a challenge that is really worthwhile?  Here's one, the "Be My Valentine Marriage Challenge".  You'll find all the details on the Women Living Well blog (go here  )  This challenge doesn't seem hard, but speaking from experience, it just might be.....

Allow me to explain...  Often we allow our busy lives to get in the way.  Those jobs, kids, housework, cattle (we live on a small farm), and numerous other things just make us....TIRED!  We put everything else ahead of couple time when we should really invest time in us.  That is why I am determined to take this challenge.  I want that hard-workin' man of mine to know just how much I appreciate him and everything he does for me and for our family.  There are days when he comes home cold, tired, and hurting (the knee surgery year before last is not helping, anymore) and I know all he wants to do is crash, but he doesn't.  He is the chief laundry elf around the house (I love him even more for that!)

I am so thankful God brought him into my life, though times may get a little tense, and I often don't seem grateful, I really am.  I love you, Chris Jennings, March 22 will be our 10th anniversary and I'm even more blessed now than I was 10 years ago.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Ties that bind....

It's important to remember our heritage.  It's important to know our roots.  It's important to remember from where we came, at least it is to me.

Chris received one of the neatest gifts for Christmas.  No, it wasn't incredibly expensive, but it is priceless.  His mom and sister-in-law found some very important pieces of American history and put them in shadow boxes....WWI ration stamps and books.  
World War I ration stamps & book.  In the lower right corner is a photo of Chris's great-grandad, Homer Jennings.

I had never seen a ration book.  I've heard about them and read about them, but to actually see them made history even more tangible.  So...real.

A few weeks ago I mentioned on Facebook that my grandmother said she looked like her grandmother when she saw a photo of herself.  Thanks to a cousin, I now have a picture of my great, great grandmother Holliday.  It's a treasure.

Logan & Mammaw, December 2012.

My great-great-grandmother, Polly Holliday
Because family history is important to me, over the next few weeks I will be digging through some old family photos and posting a little about my family history...and hopefully some of Chris's family history, as well.