Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

With great sadness

        Marilyn Ewing was born February 4, 1951 to Warren and Viola Amen.  She grew up in Pierce, Colorado, where she graduated from Highland High School in 1969. Marilyn graduated from the University Of Northern Colorado (CSC) in Greeley with a teaching degree in Elementary Education. She met her husband Wallace while attending college.  She taught in Granby, Colorado for several years then moved to Wiggins after marrying Wallace Ewing.  Marilyn and Wallace made their home in Wiggins where Marilyn taught at the elementary school for 37 years.  In 1981 they had their daughter, Sarah Joy, who was the love of their lives.  

          Marilyn was first and foremost a child of God.  Her actions glorified Him. She was a woman of many talents and activities which included playing piano for the children's activities and teaching Bible School at the Wiggins Community Church.  She also played bells in the Bell Choir for the church services and special events.  Marilyn gave English High Tea for family and friends and was a master gardener.  She was quite a seamstress making all the Halloween costumes for herself and later her family. Marilyn also made her daughter's wedding gown and jewelry for the bride and bridemaids.  She was an excellent crafter, making her own greeting cards and made unique and beautiful gifts for her family and friends.  She designed and contributed to her own blog making friends all over the world.

       Marilyn was a wonderful daughter to her parents, a dedicated sister to Keith, a beloved sister-in-law to JoAnn Nelson and Virginia Quill, a loving wife and mother to Wallace and Sarah, a caring friend to many, and an encouraging teacher to hundreds of students.  Marilyn left this world on May 19, 2014 to join Wallace and have him help her complete her unfinished bucket list.  She was a true treasure!

          Marilyn is survived by daughter Sarah Buluran, son-in-law Alexander and her grandson Maxx. Along with mother Viola Amen and brother Keith Amen and wife Peggy.  Marilyn was proceeded in death by her father Warren, her husband Wallace and her mother-in-law Alice Ewing.

Memorial services will be held Friday May 30, 2014 at the Wiggins Community Church at 11:00am.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Puffy White

While driving home on Saturday I thought to myself that the puffy clouds and deep blue sky looked so much like a spring or summer sky!
Colorado is known for our beautiful blue skies
The ground/pasture is still brown so spring isn't here yet. But I can wish.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Brain Freeze

It took me forever to save this picture and get it here! Then I discovered I had posted it on a practice blog that is for my eyes only. Now it's in the right place, FINALLY!  Not posting for such a long time made my brain freeze...sort of like the weather around here.

I saw it on FB this morning and it is the only thing I've seen that made me think of SPRING, which is not here yet. There is a forecast for warmer weather here this week, but those temperatures never seem to find their way here.  It's always hotter in the summer and colder here in the winter  than in Denver.  Yesterday we had a high of 14 degrees and I was freezing cold all day. Today 50's?? I seriously doubt it. 

It will be a long time before I see my daffodils blooming as in this picture from 2010! But I'm ready.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tulips in Bloom

I picked up two bunches of pretty tulips on a trip to town while taking care of my mom last week. One to take home for Sarah for Valentine's Day and the other a thank you for my SIL for letting me stay overnight with her while my brother was gone on a trip. (Much too hot in my mom's house for me to sleep).
With some warmer days recently most all of the snow here has melted. That moisture will help the spring bulbs bloom later this spring. A few of mine will be this lovely red, but most are shades of pink.
The time to work and play in the garden is getting closer! 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I'm Hungry

Being a second generation "German from Russia" one would think I could whip out  cabbage pockets without any effort. Sarah has made them, but me? NEVER. Why? Wally simply could not eat any cabbage.

Today I had my first lesson from my dear momma. Success!! Maybe not the perfect shapes but they didn't pop open. My mouth is waiting patiently for my mom to get up from her catnap so we can eat. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February 4

The front of my birthday card from my sweet girl and SIL. 
My Story
Many years ago my mom, dad, aunt and uncle went to the movies one Saturday night. The next time they saw each other was the next day at the hospital.  I really don't know if the cause of two babies being born that day was the result of too many peanuts the night before or not. It is what I've been told!! I arrived first, 20 minutes before my cousin made his appearance.

Ricky and I celebrated our birthdays together for many years. We each had our own cakes--his fancy with special decorations made by his mom, a Home Ec teacher. Mine had to be tastier as my mom always baked it and made her yummy frosting. At the time, however, I was always a wee bit jealous of his pretty cake.

This is the second year without him, and I know his mom still misses him, as do I. I like to think he is celebrating with our dads and grandma.

If  your child hasn't heard about the special story of  her/his birth, please take time to share it soon. I've told Sarah her story about how I was watching Little House on the Prairie (7:00 p.m.) and for the first time that day thought I should be timing the odd feelings I was having all day long. Long story, but it was time to get to the hospital!!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January Doldrums

Synonyms: gloom, low spirits, inactivity, or listlessness

Hmmm. Maybe a severe case of cabin fever?
Sunshine and blue skies should help as soon as the frost is gone. Warmer temperatures would also help! 

I've been entertaining myself with hummingbirds--now that would be a great warm weather activity. Here's a picture of two eggs in a nest, but am not sure if these two are actually the ones that a rehabber has cared for since the mother disappeared.
The eggs hatched December 29 and today are out of the nest learning to fly in their enclosure. Here are some links if you would like to see this because after trying for almost an hour I can not get the video to load.
Feeding the two, Ana and Pavan:

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You will be surprised at how their beaks grow longer and how quickly they mature.

Please enjoy!♥♫

Friday, January 17, 2014

Aurora Borealis

Recently people of Colorado might have been able to see the Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis. It was cloudy here that night, so no such luck. But here is an amazing video that I found this morning while checking out my weather. It is almost five minutes and has some beautiful music to accompany the sights.

If I ever have a "bucket list", seeing this phenomenon in person would be close to the top of the list.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

January Book Club

During December our book was our choice and then in January we'd share our selection.
 A Fine Romance was my pick.
When this book had arrived in late October I started it right away. But it was put aside as daily life was taking my attention.

Late in December I knew Book Club was soon so I let things slide and restarted the book. I loved the book so much that it may be the first book I wanted to read again after I was finished. Just like the time we returned home after visiting Great Britain...if someone had given me a ticket the next day I would have repacked and returned!!

This is a book that won't be posted on PaperBack Swap. If you would like to visit England, you'll enjoy this book.