A place to keep up with the Consford family of San Augustine, Texas.

Our Lord has been so good to us.

Proverbs 16:3 "Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established."

Mar 17, 2011

Excitement in the Air

checking out the "Purple Splash" climbing rose and the pink knockout rose bush
Birds are singing.  The flowers are popping out.  Nannie is out on her buggie for the first time by herself to view the yard and see what needs to be done.  She has not wanted to leave her room for months now.  It is exciting to see her out and about. 

Looking at the Azaleas

off she goes!
We are so glad she is feeling well enough to ride around and look at all her plants.  She will come back with a list of things "we" need to get done this weekend.  I am getting ready myself to work in the dirt and pull weeds.  Isn't God good?

"But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God." 
 I Timothy 5:4

Mar 16, 2011

Spring is on her way!

Our daughter in Canada said it was snowing there this morning.  Our daughter in Missouri said it snowed 10 inches yesterday.  Here we have flower petals blowing in the breeze.  It is chilly, but beautiful. 
Crab apple Tree

See the Martin bird box behind the fruit tree?

The Azalea's are starting to bloom.
Spring is beautiful around here.  We love the lake, the garden, the roses, and the trees.  God has been so good to us.

"Blessed be the LORD, who daily loadeth us with benefits,
even the God of our salvation. selah"
Psalm 68:19

Mar 14, 2011

A Facelift for our yard

We never know what will happen from day to day at our house.  I can plan to do one thing and before I finish my coffee someone has replanned my day.  Buster planned to clean out his wood shop.  It is a mess and needs to be done.  I was telling him several things I would like for him to work on in his wood shop.  I was going to put the last coat of paint on my kitchen.  Then that project would be complete.  In true time, the phone rang; Betsy wanted to know if Jayne (12 years) could come make a birthday cake in my kitchen.  It is a surprise for her sister's birthday. 

Buster went outside and looked around.  His sister and her son came over for a visit.  They are going through a hard time right now and needed a diversion.  Buster decided this would be a great time to dig up all our bushes and move them.  It was very pretty outside.  With the extra help it would be a quick job. 
He loves working on his BobCat.  It does come in handy with jobs like this one.   He pulled all the bushes up and started planting them in different spots in front of the house. 
While all that was going on outside, inside we are just as busy with the cake making.  Jayne does love decorating cakes.  At 12 years old she does need guidance.  We started at 11:30am and finished at 5:00pm.  We were all tired when we finished.
Jayne wanted a 4-leaf clover for 4H, a basket ball, soft balls, and reeses peanut butter cups, and JO JO written around the bottom.  Her family calls Josie, "Reese Jo".  She did get all of what she wanted.  Yea for Jayne.  It turned out just fine.
Maybe next time we will get those other jobs done.  For now, we are tired, our family was comforted for a little time, and Jayne got another beautiful cake made for her family. 
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:" Ecc 3:1

Mar 11, 2011

My Hero

My daughter-in-law asked why Dad wasn't in any of the posts yet.  I was doing a post on each grandchild.  Then too many things were happening to keep up the blogs.  Well, I am back at it again.  This post is all about my hero, Ernie.  Most people in town call him Buster.  Buster & Ginger sound very good together so now we call him Buster most of the time.  He is a master plumber, a master electrician, and a wonderful man.  He loves the Lord and has lead his family in the path of Jesus.  We all love him and turn to him for strength and comfort. 

Buster had back surgery in October so he has slowed down on his plumbing work.  That doesn't mean he has slowed down working though.  He built a RV park on our property. Oil workers are always needing a place to stay.  His web site is:  That site will tell you all about it.  He thought that might be income that he wouldn't have to work so hard at.  He had to figure out how to make wifi available to each sit.  He has been using his backhoe to bring in gravel to put on the drives of each site. 
He also moved a portable building in that he could use for his office.  He said that it was too noisey in our office for him. 

He loves old things.  So he has been hanging old things from around the place from the ceiling like they do in Cracker Barell.  He thought the tin would make a great ceiling for his office. 

Mar 8, 2011

Funny "Potty Training" Stories

All families have funny "potty training" experiences. Often we wish we would have saved them for the future.

Margaret (2) always checks out her "poo" to see what it looks like this time. Often it is a snake, a bear, or some other animal. The other day she came running out to tell mama, "I pooed a castle, come see."

Today, Margaret called her mom to come see the "Poo Poo Train."

Funny Family Moments

March 31, '10
I was taking Laura, our daughter-in-law, to her radiation treatment in Nacogdoches last week. Danny (3 yrs), her son, was riding with us. He noticed the big plastic balls on the power lines. "What are those balls for, Nana?" I answered, "Those balls tell the airplanes not to come close to the wires." "Why, Nana?" "The wires would cut up the airplanes and they would crash." "OH" I went on to explain that the airplanes watch for those balls all over the place. "No, Nana," he explained to me, "the balls tell the pilots, not the airplanes."