Monday, August 26, 2013

Jr. museum

We went to Jr. Museum this past Saturday as a family. I say that because we are getting Conner half time name and it's great to have everyone at home. It's really fun to do stuff together.

Flowers from my man and little man

Billy and Conner got me flowers this past Friday. I just love them and that was so sweet to do for me.

They got Sydney flowers too, which was again very thoughtful.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

So God Made a Farmer.... like my Papa

I am glad that my Grandfather was a farmer!  
He made a great and wonderful man. 
He had these traits too!

And on the 8th day God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker!". 

So, God made a farmer!

God said I need somebody to get up before dawn and milk cows and work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board.

So, God made a farmer!

I need somebody with strong arms. Strong enough to rustle a calf, yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry and have to wait for lunch until his wife is done feeding and visiting with the ladies and telling them to be sure to come back real soon...and mean it. 

So, God made a farmer!  

God said "I need somebody that can shape an ax handle, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire make a harness out of hay wire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. And...who, at planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty hour week by Tuesday noon. Then, pain'n from "tractor back", put in another seventy two hours. 

So, God made a farmer!

God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds and yet stop on mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor's place. 

So, God made a farmer!

God said, "I need somebody strong enough to clear trees, heave bails and yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink combed pullets...and who will stop his mower for an hour to mend the broken leg of a meadow lark. 

So, God made a farmer!

It had to be somebody who'd plow deep and straight...and not cut corners. Somebody to seed and weed, feed and breed...and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk. Somebody to replenish the self feeder and then finish a hard days work with a five mile drive to church. Somebody who'd bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who'd laugh and then sigh...and then respond with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life "doing what dad does". 

So, God made a farmer!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Quotes I liked

You are a child of God.

You are full of goodness and potential for anything.

Only limited by the stop signs you place in front of yourself.

Each time you put "I can't", "we'll", "maybe", or "but" then putting
stop sign canceling potential positive action.

I am not responsible for how another person chooses to act...

Nor am I responsible for the consequences of another person's actions.
(Doesn't count with raising a child.)

I love you enough to give you space to be yourself.

I love myself enough to give you space to be yourself and I love
myself not to take the blame or cover up if you mess up.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Building funds

We went to church with Bonnie this past Sunday. It was a great experience to find out that they paid off the loan on the building extension. A neat fact of that is in December they needed $28,500 & that's what they received.

I've grown up hearing stories of how the Mormon people suffered to pay buildings off or build temples. Being at church on Sunday and knowing that we helped contribute gave me the opportunity to feel what the early saints felt. Sometimes the ownership is lost since buildings are paid off before built.

I liked that feeling.

Billy quote he likes

If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride -and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.
Paul Bryant

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pink pig...

I remember going on the pink pig in Atlanta with my family. We went once. However it was not at Macy's, i believe it was at a store called Riches.

Monday, November 26, 2012

My first project from Pinterest

I created my first project. It looks good for first wreath. I have always loved wreath but never felt creative enough to make. Always had my mom help. This time it was all me.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Brasstown Craft Fair & Decorating Mtn Home

The first place gingerbread house at Brasstown. Then after a swim we had a wonderful lunch at our favorite pasta buffet with soup and salad.  It was fun to sit at the fireplace afterwards too.  The ladies went to the craft fair and the men sat and waited at the area where the fireplace was in the lobby.  Sydney had a fun time speaking with the people that did the wooden bowls and walking sticks.  She stood and watched then asked some great questions.  When I asked her why she was so interested in the wood working, she said she felt like she was being a reporter.  She asked how they got into making the bowls, what do they do with the wood chips, and how long does it take to make a bowl are some that I know she asked.

Syd asking questions
This is Tiny Tim on the left.  He is 42 years old. He is the first ornament they bought and Billy would play with it every year. 
The ornament on the left Great Grandma G. Treadwell made and the one on the right is made by Grandma Bonnie Blitch.
 This is another made by Great Grandma Treadwell and the one below shows her initials and that it was made in 1983.
 Below we have Sydney and Grandma Bonnie at the mini tree.  Sydney decorated this little tree.  Then she untangled these little boxes of gifts to put below.

 Florida Santa Stocking Holder that we found for $1.00 at a Thrift Shop in Hiawassee, GA on Shop Small Business Saturday. 
 The Christmas Tree is decorated in the mountains... Now we have one to get down for GamMommy Stroud and one for our Quincy Home.
 OH, we had to play around with the decorated gift boxes that Sydney untangled before putting under the mini tree.  See the beautiful gals decorating the Blitch Mountain House this weekend. (The men did help by getting all the Christmas stuff out of the storage area on Friday because Saturday they were watching the  Thanksgiving College Football Games and didn't want to be bothered.)

 Oops, I wish someone would have said that my hair was a bit messy.

Thanksgiving from Pinterest

We did two things that I pulled from Pinterest this year for Thanksgiving.  A fruit turkey and a waffle cone and m&m cornucopia.

Photos on Turkey Day 2012

We took time for a few pictures and with our simple click and shoot turned out great!  I think this is one of the best pictures we have taken. 

I was able to get Sydney to smile for one picture too.

Father and Son campout, Blitch Style

Last weekend, it was very cold outside and Conner wanted to watch a movie at home.  So, Billy created a palette to lay on in front of the fire and we watched, "The Grinch" with Jim Carrey. 
Good old wholesome fun! 11/16/2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sydney at her RAA Chamber Choir

A wonderful evening of singing at RAA Middle School.  
The really interesting part of us being able to attend this and Sydney to even being in the choir is...... This school year Sydney is taking band and high school level Spanish therefore she couldn't take chorus. If you aren't in chorus then you can't participate in outside of school chorus activities.... Sydney wanted to sing so badly that she begged Mrs. Prescott at the beginning of the year to allow her to be in the choir. I don't know how many times Sydney continued to ask but it must have been enough times because she sang.

Determination that makes me so proud of her. She wants to be Music Therapist so she is smart to do as much as she can with music singing and learning instruments. Then since we live in Florida it only makes sense to learn Spanish and learn it well. A talent to have as she wants to serve a mission.

Billy, Conner, Thomas, Beth, David and myself attended.

Have videos too...

Fall Colors

I love the fall colors! It's kinda weird if ya think about it though... The leaves are dying and it's beautiful but in the spring the trees have a rebirth.

It's amazing to me how this earth works. I will give my praise and a grateful heart to a wonderful God and to his son.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Mother taught

Remember who you are and what you represent.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

smoked meat... yummy





Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2012 Election Day

 On November 6th, I was up early helping monitor polls.  Here are two pictures I was able to get taken at the end of the day.  The most interesting part of my day was that the poll workers couldn't figure out what 100 feet was and I went and purchased a measuring tape so that I could help figure it out correctly.  They had me across the street behind trees.  When actually it was not even across the street, but I was nice and went across the street.  It was so cold.
I liked both pictures so I posted both.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Greek Food Festival

So fun! We went to the Annual Greek Food Festival... Yummy to my tummy. It think I enjoyed the most.  It really was great going all together. We just switched when we get the kids so instead of getting on Friday, it starts on Wednesday. Well, Sydney starts on Wednesday and maybe soon Conner can.  He came over Thursday because Daddy Ray was visiting.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Principal of the month... Guess who?

William Blitch, that's who.  

Billy was the Principal of the month for October 2012.

Way to go!  I am so proud of you! Billy works so hard for his students.  He is at work by 6:30am to 3:00pm and then his day doesn't end there.  He has parent's calling him in the evening about their child.  Being a principal is hard work!
Look at that handsome happy man of mine.  

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Billy is Kiwanis President

Billy was elected President of the Quincy Kiwanis Club.  We are all very proud of him and his community leadership. I got to have the opportunity to be there when he was installed.
To learn more about what Kiwanis does, visit the international web site at