Monday, August 23, 2010

A Lovely Summer Visit

A few weeks ago we were invited up to visit with the Brookshire's. Their mom~Robin, father~Rob, and daughters Breezy and Emily Rose (who sell their beautiful paper dolls at Vision Forum) warmly opened up their hearts and home to us in loving Christian hospitality. I wanted to share some of the pictures with you:

Sarah Mae of Like a Warm Cup of Coffee (and founder of Raising Homemakers) was visiting and she is a wonderfully friendly and gal and we 'clicked' right away! She is just what I thought she would be--kind, loving, exuberant, heart for the Lord and for Truth. It was a blessing to meet her, her husband and darling children!

The Devine family also joined us---so here we are--a second Raising Homemakers reunion! Now all you other gals who write for RH, we are going to have to plan to get you all down here somehow! Wouldn't it great to do so?

Sarah Mae's blog was recently featured on Good Morning America regarding how she made money by working at home through her Opensky shop. She is a wonderful example of how a young Christian mother can be industrious from home with her spare time and yet still balance family and homelife.

Sarah Mae has also recently helped to collaborate a wonderful piece of jewelry that is made by The Vintage Pearl. It is the"Raising Generations" necklace. She is also offering all my readers who are interested in buying this special necklace a discount of 15% for one week starting today until the 30th . The discount code is Generations15. Be sure to hop on over there and pick one up while you can!
Look how pretty it is...

"Because I am raising generations I will never know...."

Doesn't that just resonate in your mind and heart?
I love jewelry with meaning--especially with a message so close to my heart!

Now back to my summer visit---
*Two generations here---mothers with their lovely daughters*

We also took some fun pics looking 'bitter and oppressed' but I laughed too hard when I looked through them and so therefore none made it in this post!
Besides, I might need to use them one day as blackmail pictures...JK!! ;)
 {suppressing evil laugh}

My daughters Janai and Nomi with Emily and Breezy. Emily was such a sweetie and shared her photography tips with Nomi who just loves the camera!

Here is my little Joy with Breezy, she just loves drawing and was so blessed to receive some drawing lessons from Breezy while we were there. Breezy is an amazing artist, you must take a peek at her beautiful work.

And last but not least----I was able to see the yo-yo quilt!!!! Have you not read about this quilt? This picture does not do it any justice. This beautiful quilt was done by Emily when she was only 16 and has over 1000 yo-yo's all handmade by one determined daughter! Read her inspiring story here.

All in all, it was a beautiful day full of fun, precious summer memories were made, and great Christian fellowship was had. Hopefully we will be able to do this sometime soon again!

Hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my summer!



  1. Very cool! I have yet to meet my "Bloggy Friends". What a blessing it must be!

  2. be a fly on the wall just to hear all the encouraging conversations you must have had! What an enjoyable visit! Thank you for sharing!

  3. What a blessing and I love the necklace. I have been wanting something from vintage pearl for some time. This just might be it.

  4. OOOO this looks like so much fun!!! I wish I could have been there! Sarah Mae invited me but it didn't work with hubby's schedule :-( Next time I will be there!! If not - see you in heaven for eternity right?

    Love ya,

  5. Dear Courtney,

    It was fun and ended up being such a beautiful day! Hopefully you can make the next one--we would absolutely love to have you join us!

    BTW, I really like the Good Morning Girls site--great job!

    Have a blessed day...

  6. Hello,

    I've been reading your wonderful blog for a while now, but this is my first time to comment. I am interested in buying the "generations" necklace and followed your link to do so. I could not find though, during the check out process where to put the discount code. Am I missing something?


  7. Hi Pam,

    I just contacted Sarah Mae about that and I should get back with your shortly. Please check back here because I will post her answer as soon as I get it!

    Thanks for reading and leaving a comment!

    Many blessings...

  8. Hi Pam,

    Sarah Mae said it is right before you pay that they you will be asked for a discount code. Try going through the checkout process again and see if it comes up.

    Many blessings...

  9. Thanks for your help, but oh my, I must be slow to catch on! I did go back and find where it asks for gift card or coupon. Is this where I'm to enter the discount code? Because when I did, it came up as invalid. I typed it exactly as I saw it on your blog. I am sorry to be such trouble, but any additional help would be most appreciated. I'll check back. :)

    Thank you and blessings~

  10. Pam,

    That would be Generation15 with no spaces. So sorry about that typo--how do those extra spaces get in there? Let me know how it goes...:)

  11. Still no go! What can I be doing wrong???? Goodness. Has anyone ordered and been successful with the discount code that might have a pointer for me?

    Thank you again for your help. I'm willing to keep trying. LOVE that necklace and the reminder that it will be once I can finally get it ordered. :)

  12. Pam,

    I am so sorry that you are having a difficult time. Please send me your email address so that I may pass it on to Sarah Mae so she can talk you through it since it is her shop---I won't publish your email either so you don't have to worry about everyone seeing it, and I'm sure she can give you some answers.

    Thanks so much for your sweet patience!!!!!

    Many blessings...


Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment! Each and every single one of you are welcomed here with open arms. I love to hear from you so feel free to share what is on your heart.

I look forward to hearing from you!