Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lovely Evening In

It's a lovely evening in, all my house work is done, and my husband is at work. Time to settle down for a nice warm cup of tea, some old cookbooks (I'm working on a new post), and a old episode of Cranford.

Sorry for the glare on the screen. Oh how I love the series called Cranford!! It is set in the 1840's, very sweet!

The teacup was gift from my daughter. It reminds me of her when I use it. Some of my cookbooks are as old as 1843. When ever I read them it is like stepping back in time to me. Oh but I shouldn't say to much, because I will be talking about that soon in a new post.

I hope you enjoyed a little glimpse into my evening. May the good Lord bless you 


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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Our Godly Courtship

            God is so GOOD!!

This was taken while we were courting. As you can see we were as close as we could get without touching! hahaha!
Please excuse the date on this picture, it is wrong. My crazy camera fault.  :o)  

 This post is for all my friends on Facebooks hope it blesses you all!!        I guess I should start my story back before Tracy had asked me to court. After my divorce in 2011 I had made up my mind that I was not going to get married again unless God sent me a Godly man. And I was never sure I was even going to get married again. I was willing to be single for the rest of my life if that was what God wanted me to do. But God was truly kind to me and blessed me with a Godly man.
 In Oct of 2013 I had asked Tracy Bays a question about the KJV bible on Facebook. I had no ulterior motive behind the question, just really felt he would know the answer and he did. But before he answered my question he had told me that I really should have asked my spiritual head, my pastor, or just someone who was over me. After that one conversation we never talked to each other again on Facebook, or by any other means, until Dec 9th that same year 2013. I was very surprised to see a message on Facebook waiting for me that morning around 7am. When I opened it I saw just 3 sentences, I was surprised. It read something like this. 
     Sister Kelly, the Lord has but it on my heart to ask you to court. What do you think. Please pray about it, thank you. Tracy. 
     I was very blown away by this, caught way off guard!!! That was the last thing I ever had expected that morning!!! God is so so GOOD!! I got down on my hands and knees and thanked God with all my heart!! I answered him by thanking him for his interest in me and that I needed to pray about it. The funny thing is one of the reasons I was surprised by his message to me was how short it was. Because when I had asked him about the King James bible he had answered me with a very long message, explaining in detail everything about the KJV. So I was so so caught off guard by how short it was! I even thought for a  moment maybe someone else might have gotten on facebook in his name and was playing a trick on me, hahaha!!!! Well I prayed about it and God had given me reassurance and peace that he had his hand in this, and wanted us to marry. So I messaged Tracy and told him I would accept his request to court. He was so happy! Our courtship was well supervised  and was completely hands off!! Tracy and I messaged each other on facebook  which also included Brother Kerrigan Skelly, so he could read all our conversations. So there could not be any appearance of evil.  When Tracy had asked to court me, I was living in Ohio, taking care of my mother, who had pancreatic cancer. He asked me to come to Kentucky to visit, but I was not able to at that time. But a week or so later some things had changed and I was able to come down. I stayed with one of the families in the Fellowship. Then once I was down here I told Tracy that I would marry him. Then we were able to see each other on Sundays and when the family that I was staying with would invite him over for dinner, which was when ever he wasn't working. And since we both knew that God had put us together we decided to waist no time, and set a date for Jan 14th. So from the time I came down to meet him and when we were married was one month.  At our wedding it was the first time we had touched when he took my hand, it was also the first time we hugged, and kissed, all on our wedding day. It made our Wedding so so special. If you would like to see my wedding video, here it is.   Lilac Cottage Homemaker: Our Holy Wedding Day    So that is our courtship story. I pray that it blessed you!! 


Love this picture of Brother Kerrigan praying over us!!

This one is my most favorite on of all!! I love how happy we both look!! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015



I am so so blessed!! Not with material things but with a Godly Fellowship!! Yesterday was cool and rainy. A couple of the men from our Fellowship had went campus preaching so the ladies decided to have a sewing day!! I love my Sisters!! And when we get together it is always a blessing!!

        Hebrews 10:23-25King James Version (KJV)

23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

A moist and misty morning! I love the early spring tree colors!! The light greens and white dogwoods and the purple red buds!! So beautiful together!! Makes you think how marvelous God is!!

Now here is a good old down pour!! I know I'm weird but I LOVE rainy days!!

Here is most of the ladies. Just hanging out, drinking coffee, and visiting! We call it a sewing day but sometimes it turns into a fellowshipping day hahaha. Only one of us was actually sewing at this time.

And here she is the lone sewer haha!! This is my Sister Nida hard at work. Working on a new skirt. Now the other Sisters probably started sewing after I left to go home. I left earlier then most of them to go home. I had thing to get done before my dear husband got home from work.

Here is my Sister Lauren! Drinking her coffee.

And here is the new Bride Jenna!! She is such a sweetie!! This is her first ladies day get together were she sat with all the married ladies!! I think she was excited to be there as a married lady!!! And that is Sister Shanequa! 

And these two are Sister Chandler with the white headcovering on and Sister Angela in the black shirt and headcovering. It is so lovely to be able to get together and have a ladies day!! What a Blessing!!

Sister Shanequa again, with her beautiful daughter!

And here is Sister Nida again cutting out fabric for that skirt she was working on. She has the prettiest smile!! Oh by the way Sister Nida is the new Brides Mother. Just wanted to add that haha.
I love all my Sister!! What a Blessing to have Sisters like them to have Fellowship with!! We look out and care for each other!! God is so GOOD to me!!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Spring in Kentucky!

Oh I love Spring!!  And Spring is just Lovely here in Kentucky!!! All the moving is done now. So now I have lots of unpacking and setting our new home in order.

This is the road in front of my new home!! Oh how I love red bud trees, so pretty!! Such a blessing to see them. God is so Amazing!!!

More Red Buds and some Dogwoods.

This was taken from my porch.

Things are coming together nicely. This is our living room, all full of beautiful sunshine!! Don't mind all the wires under the chair. This room is still a work in progress. We are not sure were to put the wireless internet yet! And there is still a lot of pictures that still need to be put up.

A closer look at my drop leaf table with a few of my trinkets on it. Most of them have memories that go with them, of who gave them to me or how they came to be in my home.

My kitchen table, and part of my kitchen. I really love how much sun comes into my house!! Such a blessing!!! It lifts my spirits. 

This is the view from my backyard! God is so Good!!

This is taking from my living room window!! I am so blessed to live here! God is so Good to us!!

Friday, April 10, 2015

A Godly Wedding!! What a Blessing!!

What A Beautiful Day For A Godly Wedding!!!

What a Blessing to be able to go to this wedding. The young lady and the young man  both go to our Fellowship. It was such a blessing to see this young couple go through their Godly Courtship . They had kept themselves pure until their Wedding Day!!!  The first time they touched was on their wedding day. Their first touch, their first hug, and their first kiss was all on their wedding day!! What a blessing the watch!!! Thought I would share a few pictures. Hope they bless you also!

There was a few ladies that dressed in period dress. Sarah here was one of them!! She looks so elegant!! I also dressed in my 18th century jacket and petticoats!! There was also two young ladies dressed in 1950's dress also!! It made it fun seeing them dressed like that also, and not just me, being the silly one! hahaha

Here is my new dear friend and Sister in the Lord!! Her name is Sandy. We have been friends on Facebook for sometime now, but at this wedding was the first time we had ever met in person. All I will say is we became instant friends, just started talking to each other like we had been friends for years!! She is  having her picture taken with her dear son-in-law Jude. It was such a beautiful day that Lord blessed us with!!!

These three lovely young ladies are the Sisters of the Bride.  There is one other Sister and 2 brothers missing from this picture,  These young ladies aren't just Sisters in Christ to me, but are like my nieces that I have never had. They are very dear to me!! There family hosted me when I first came to this fellowship to be courted by my dear Husband. I became very close to the whole family.

Here is one of the Brothers of the Bride. He is Godly young man.

Our fellowship hall all prepared for the wedding!!

Another picture of the hall. All the flowers on the counter are for the tables that will be set up after the wedding ceremony. Everything just looked so beautiful!!! 

Faithy and Eli waiting to do their parts as flower girl and ring bearer. Don't they look sweet?!!

This is the Groom waiting on his Beautiful Bride! That is Brother Kerrigan behid the stand getting ready to preform the ceremony. Every exciting!! Sorry for the glare on the picture, the sun was shining in the window. 

Faith doing her part as flower girl!! Oh by the way the Faith is the sister to the Groom.

And here is Eli doing a good job a ring bearer!

And finally here comes the Beautiful Bride!! 

I have no words!!! Well maybe just one!! Beautiful!!!

LOVE this picture!!!! The young ladies love holding the babies!! Godly mothers in training! I love the dress and hat that the one young ladies has on! So feminine and elegant!! All the young ladies look modest and godly.  

Some more godly young ladies!!

More Godly young ladies!!

I thought this table was so so beautiful and elegant! It held the cupcakes. They didn't have a wedding cake, but wedding cupcakes.

This little guy is the cutest thing!!! His name is Shamus such a good baby!!!! Look at those chubby cheeks, so squeezable!!! 

The Bride and Groom getting their food first. The beautiful lady in the red is the mother of the Bride!!

The receptions tables.

This is a picture of me and my honey!! A DEAR friend let me to put it on my blog!!! Thank you Chandler

The Bride saying good by to her sisters and brothers!!! So SWEET!

And more goodbyes!!!

Hope you were blessed by this post!!! God bless,