Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Book Giveaway!

Come on over to my new blog and enter for a chance to win a new book, hot off the press, entitled "Until We All Come Home." 

It's the true story of one mother's harrowing journey to bring her adopted son home from the Ukraine. It's a true page-turner! I read my copy in one day!

Read my book review and enter the contest here:
 At Home on Orange Blossom Trail Book review and giveaway!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Come on over!

Hello "old friends"! I hope you'll come on over to my new blog at At Home On Orange Blossom Trail and get caught up on what's been happening at the Peterson's! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

There are some things I miss about living in the country.

You could park right at the door at the little country post office. The PO was full of personal touches...plants, etc. The postmistress knew my name...you could pick up your mail without a mailbox key. She asked how my sick FIL was doing. Today, when I went to the PO in this city I live in now, there was a line waiting for a parking space. The country PO has 2 parking spaces and it was sufficient. Now, my local PO has 30-40 spaces & it isn't enough.

When I got inside, there were at least 35 people in line!! At the country PO, if you had to wait in line, it was usually behind an old farmer, catching up on gossip. He would step aside, let you go in front of him but all the while stand beside you and keep talking.

Tonight, at the grocery store, there were at least 11 people in line to rent a movie from a Red Box. In my country town, a huge percentage of people didn't even know how to operate the Red Box movie rental thing, which set outside the McDonald's. Or, they didn't have a credit card to use it because they always pay cash.

I miss the rolling hills, the farm land, the wild animals...the librarian who let you check out books without your library card...here if you forget your card, they charge you $1 to look up your number...

But as a praying Christian family, we know God called us out of our comfortable setting and moved us to a sometimes uncomfortable place. We are changing and growing. But, no matter how much I change and grow, I hope someday, God will "call" me back to the country!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I won! And other stuff...

Per my previous post, I was holding my breath, hoping to win the $15 credit at Embraceable Lace on etsy.com. Well, I won!!

And here's what I chose:
It's black and white silk ribbon roses on a black metal headband. I LOVE it! I've worn it umpteen times since getting it! I have waist length hair and in this pic I had it curled and pinned up

Other stuff...we've had an ice storm the past 2 days and I'm over it. LOL We've had tons and tons of snow and now the ice. Spring, where art thou?

I did get out of the house a little while today, only to find everything closed. Even Michael's was closed! BOO! lol

Our road is 3 inches of solid ice...
My cutie pie daughter has been entertaining herself by laying in a kitchen cabinet and coloring! lol
and baking cookies with Mama
 I love this pic I got of her last week while we were riding in the car:

My 2 year old diva! LOL

I hope you're staying warm and well!