Howdy Sugar Pies! Boy oh boy! This has been a busy, busy summer! I’ve had a house full of family and fun for weeks now! Lots of loved ones from the West and East coast gathered at my home here in Branson, Missouri for some family bonding time. We had lots of family meals and conversations around the table, fun family outings and games at night. The weather cooperated for the most part but we did have a doozy-of-a-storm or two!

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After the lightening, wind and rain swept through, we were blessed with a magnificent double rainbow! The trees were bathed in this gorgeous golden glow. It reminded me that if we can just trust God while we are in the midst of the storm we can be comforted in knowing that He will carry us through and rescue us!  

“I am He, I am He who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
    I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” Isaiah 46:4

Let us live life with a thankful heart!  

Let’s count our blessings…

as the old hymn goes…

“count your blessings,

name them one by one,

count your many blessings,

 see what God has done!”

Dusty Kimmy Kade Zealand announcing a new baby

Here’s a new blessing that God sent to us; Last fall my son Dusty and daughter-in-love Kimmy announced they were expecting baby number three! Yipppeeee!

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And 9 months later… I got a call at 2 am that Kimmy was in labor! I drove to their home to spend the night and take care of my grandson’s Kade and Zealand while they drove off to the hospital to deliver their third baby boy, Sawyer Jett! The gender was a surprise to everyone, including Dusty and Kimmy!

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After the sun rose, I dressed these two rambunctious boys and drove them to the hospital so they could meet their new brother.

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Kimmy is such a wonderful mama, full of joy and love for her boys and hubby. Her mama, Peggi, is a dear friend to me and I LOVE that we get to be grandmothers together to the same adorable three boys!

pickerimage (4)Zealand, age 2 was completely captivated by his baby brother Sawyer. So precious!

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Kade, age 4, was so excited to finally see him too! This was my first time holding that bundle of love fresh from heaven!

Dusty Kade and Sawyer

I’m so proud of my son Dusty, he is an amazing Papa to his boys! This precious scene is a miracle to me. Here’s why…


When my hubby and I were first married we struggled with infertility. We tried to conceive for three years. I got teary-eyed at every Pamper commercial and when I saw moms strolling their babies at the mall.  What I wanted most in life was to be a mother. That was an emotionally stormy time in my life. I turned to God’s Word for comfort. I began praying and praising the Lord. I wrote scripture -promises down and read them daily, thanking the Lord for those promises. Shortly after changing my sad-itude to gratitude I became pregnant. I had to endure one more storm…miscarriage. But then God blew away the dark clouds and blessed my hubby and I with our first born son, Dusty. Oh happy sunshiny day! Then came Ashley, JJ and Summer. More blessings came when my three oldest got married to their spouses, whom I had prayed for when my kids where wee little tots.

“Delight yourself in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4


The blessings continue with each grandbaby that the Lord sends our way. Sisters, this is what answered prayer looks like.


I love my wild and crazy bunch!

Thank you dear ones for stopping by to share in my “new baby” pie!

Sending you lots of love, sugar and hugs!

Aunt Ruthie

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