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.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Nephews just have to have something to do after a delightful Thanksgiving meal. 
1. Find some balloons. 
2. Blow them up. 
3. Scare Olivia when the air escapes. 
4. Think.
 5. Put a balloon in a balloon.
 6. Blow the inside one up.
 7. Put a knot in it. 
8. Blow up the outer balloon. 
9. Knot it.
10. Try it again.
 11. Repeat with three balloons. 
12. Success!!

No video games for these guys!
 Just a lot of imagination and air!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tea Time

Going to the city is always entertaining. Shopping is one of those things that is more fun in Denver. Choices...and more choices. On the way to the Christmas section of Target we passed this sweet child's tea set.
Apparently it is a Target exclusive item. Love the colors and the polka dots!

We don't do big gifts in our families, so there is no need for me to go shopping on Black Friday, or whatever the day after Thanksgiving is called.  Crowds tend to make me very uncomfortable, so I'll be staying home enjoying my long weekend!

Sarah and I went to the Sugar Plum Bazaar  and squeezed through the crowds to see some fine looking items for sale. People everywhere! And gigantic purses! Some of the women were totally oblivious where those huge bags were! I guess it was "out of sight, out of mind" for them.

Found a couple of skeleton keys,  an unusual strawberry fork, a baby fork, and some buttons covered in vintage textiles.  The oval platter was a thrift find at GW for 99 cents. It's Johnson Brothers and made in England!  I think I finally found one of those bargains people talk about.

Wishing you all a peaceful Thanksgiving! I will be thinking about the many blesssings I have and sharing food and fellowship with my family.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Checking the weather out the backdoor is something this farm girl does during a storm.
When I saw that the snow had blown up against the storm door and was blocking the view, I thought it was so pretty with the dark interior and the outside light shining.  Now about eight hours later, the snow has started falling off and I can see the drifts out the back door.

Parts of the high country (mountains) were to have deep snow. Out here on the plains, there isn't always a lot, and that which we do manage to get blows into drifts. I can find beauty in most things of nature, but shoveling snow diminishes my appreciation for it.

Monday, November 5, 2012


Yesterday we celebrated a 65th wedding anniversary! Sarah and her sweetie, Alex, are with Grandpa and Grandma. What can I say? All four of them are so special to me!
The only thing that would have made the day better was to have their son and Sarah's daddy celebrating with us. I still miss him.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Secret Santa Soiree

I joined the fun last year and am participating again!
Our hostess is Suzanne at The Colorado Lady blog. I will participate in most anything with Colorado in it!! Click on the blog name to visit her and join the fun.