Saturday, June 8, 2013

Through My Back Door, Life is Happening

Hello everyone and it is wonderful to have you visit Through My Back Door again. Life has been happening here, but the coffee is on and guess what. We are having Kona. Found it at Marshalls in Destin and so here we go again. I am so happy to visit with you all, as I have missed you. When I last posted I requested prayer for Beth, Ryan, and baby Amelia. Well she came into the world last Saturday weighing all of 2 pounds 12 ounces and 14 inches long.
I as well as my family appreciate your prayers. We would love for you to continue as she will be in the NICU for a while.(I believe she knows that is her daddy, don't you?)
We were all supposed to leave for Seagrove on Friday, but Deb and Michael had to go to Illinois. Dodd, Renda and I went on to the beach, as there was nothing we could do there.(They insisted we go on). You can imagine all the phone calls and texts that day.
The weather was wonderful. Hot, but a good breeze. The beach wasn't really crowded, just pleasant. It was a good time for healing and resting.
We ate lots of seafood and did a bit of shopping. My big purchase was a new pair of walking shoes, at the insistence of I guess I am going to start walking.
We ate several meals at my favorite place. A few new pictures to share.
A picture of my favorite meal. Shrimp, ff, hush puppies, and slaw. They also have the best sweet tea. I am sure you know by now it is Dewey
This is what you see when you pull in. You wouldn't think you would get such wonderful food, would you?
This is the best food and I just love it.
Of course we had Key Lime pie. Oh my, I enjoyed every bite and every
Well I am home, until I go meet Amelia. I cannot wait to see her. (Her Mommy and Daddy too, of course)
Dasko is home from Doggy Camp and has slept all afternoon. It just wears him out, going
Next weekend my niece is getting married. I just love weddings, don't you? As I said life is happening through my back door. There is so much going on, but I am grateful for family and friends.
I am going to leave you with some of my favorite things.
 This old smoke house. Ramshackled, though it be.
This old coffee grinder holds special memories.
Gourd eggs from a fellow blogger.
A gift from my blog fairy. These things warm your heart when you see them. Thanks so much for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: I have some neat pictures to share next post
PSS: With all the "happenings" I have not been a good blogger, but I will try to do better.(The key word being "TRY")
PSSS: My wish is for each of you to have a wonderful summer. Enjoy the time you spend with friends and loved ones, and remember, my philosophy, "ONLY have the things you love around and that includes people."


  1. So glad to see another photo of baby Amelia! She is in my daily prayers along with her family. Glad you had a good trip to the beach too. :)

  2. Oh Betty, what a small baby, yes continued prayers. My brother was born in 1930 and was about that size and survived so with modern medicne she has an advantage.

  3. Congrats on the tiny new baby Betty! She is on my prayer list. Thank you for letting us pray for her. Oh the beach looks so fun and now I am hungry after the food pictures! I have never had hush puppies, what are they? They sure look good. Love your favorite things and love to you!
    Be blessed,

  4. Dasko! Rest up! You're the boss!!

  5. Welcome to the world Amelia and congratulations to her Mummy and Daddy and all of you.I'm glad you enjoyed the beach and all that food. I haven't a clue what you were referring to but it looked really good!!LOL! Have a wonderful week.

  6. Hugs to you Betty and hope you have an enjoyable summer. God bless Amelia!

  7. Good morning Betty,
    Praying for Amelia and the family...she is so loved and will grow strong very fast! Love that picture of her and daddy.
    Glad you got to have your get away - and that you had such a good time.

  8. Hey Betty -

    I have been meaning to comment and say hey, but things have been crazy (in a good way!) Glad you had a good time in Destin. I can't WAIT until our family starts doing something like that every year! I know it will be easier when kids are a little older, but I too LOVE hanging out at the beach, and then eating some DELICIOUS seafood!

    Baby Amelia is just PRECIOUS! That picture of her and Ryan is just adorable. We will continue to remember her in our prayers. Isn't God amazing..what a beautiful little gift...God knew she just needed to come out a little early, huh! Can't wait to see you all sometime soon, and look forward to seeing more pictures of that adorable great-granddaughter of yours soon!


    PS - Have I told YOU how much I hate word verification!? HAHA!

  9. OOhhh...after I told you how much I hated word verification, I didn't even have to do it! HA! That was a fun surprise! THought I was going to have to type in some weird phrase about 10 times until I figured it out. =) Have a great day!

  10. Sending Prayers out to Amelia and family!
    Have a wonderful Sunday, Betty

  11. Nothing like the beach to renew the mind, body and spirit. It is one of my favorite places to getaway too. Your home is always filled with wonderful pieces that have a special story. Love that. I have been missing all my blogging sisters. been so busy lately.. no time...praying for you and Amelia too. Blessings for a wonderful Sunday!

  12. Sending out lots of prayers..
    Big hugs x

  13. Sending up prayers.When the twins were born they were only a little over a pound.Amelia is a long baby for being so tiny.The twins are healthy and strong now so assume only the best for sweet Amelia. Oh my goodnes the food looks delicious! It was good for you to get away,you looked so forward to it.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  14. Betty, Ms. Amelia is a fighter! Look at her! She couldn't wait to get here! Prayers for sure my friend! Alex my oldest just came back from FL too. Looks like you had a wonderful my needed trip!
    Vacation for both of us is much needed. My girls trip is not until Oct, I think I am going to start counting days soon... sigh.... :) When you come to visit Ms. Amelia, I believe you will be within about a hour from me... if there's a free moment... :) OLM

  15. Betty, Congratulations to you and your whole family for little Amelia.....such a pretty name for a pretty little girl. Love the pic of her and her Daddy. It was good that you got away. You have had a lot going on lately and you needed it. All my prayers are with you all and Amelia.


  16. Prayers to all! Sweet baby...
    Love your favorite things, including those yummy hush puppies!! Haven't had any in awhile, dumb diet!!

  17. Good Morning my Friend
    I have missed you and have been praying.
    (for sweet Amelia and parents.)
    What wonderful photos, fun and food.
    And coffee was wonderful too.
    Woolie Blessings

  18. I am thankful that sweet Amelia is holding on. What a wee one. I will pray for her.
    I love the beach. I wish I could go there more often. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip. Have a good week dear. Hugs

  19. Prayers for sweet Amelia and her family.


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