Where The Orange Blossoms Grow....

Hello! Welcome to the Stricklen's blog. We hope to keep our family and friends up to date with what is going on with our family. You will find a variety of experiences posted here -- you may find pictures of the never ending project of building our house, Callie helping William with his first steps, Mary studying a rare insect species, or perhaps you may be terribly bored with Molly's numerous fruit trees, berries, vegetables and rare plant pictures! Who knows what we may find Chris and CJ doing -- probably something having to do with a tractor or machine of sorts. Abby and Margaret will keep us entertained with costumes from other lands or a fairy story. Whatever we post, we trust it will lift your spirits and bring honor and glory to our Lord!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Old Flowers:)

About to bloom
A Beautiful display of God's Creation!
About 4 or 5 years ago Mama gave Matthew, Daniel and I some bulbs to plant, so we made a little flower bed, and planted our treasured bulbs:) Much to our dismay, they never came up:( But the other day I discovered that finally, after 5 years, bunches of little lilies were popping up in the little bed where we planted them! Waahh!!! I miss my little buddies:) But still, I was happy to see our little bulbs come up!

In Christ,

Mary Noelle


Bonnie said...

Mary, what a great illustration of the biblical principles of "sowing and reaping" -- you always reap in a different season than the one in which you sow. Actually, I guess it has been several seasons! And you WILL reap, if you faint not!

I am with you, Mary -- I miss your "little" buddies, too! Boy, wouldn't it just brighten our day to see them walk down the driveway and spend some time with us!


The Miller Family said...

What a wonderful memory to have with your cousins...and now you have flowers to remind you of it every year!

Aunt Katie