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Friday, December 25, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Wishing Everyone Peace and Happiness

Thursday, December 24, 2015

2015 CHRISTMAS EVE

We attended the Christmas children's mass at Saint Jude Catholic Church this evening. It was a wonderful way to start the evening with celebrating the birth of Jesus. All the prep work for tomorrow's lunch is done, and all the gifts are wrapped and under the tree. The grandchildren have been tracking Santa all day and are excited for his visit. Hope everyone enjoys their loved ones on this special day.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

DECORATING CHRISTMAS COOKIES FOR SANTA

The 3 grandkids decorated 
sugar cookies
for 
Santa this morning!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU

This movie was AWESOME! Episodes 4, 5, and 6 were my favorites out of all the episodes until this one. It is more plot driven than 1, 2, or 3 and brings together everything. Entertaining how they incorporated things from 4, 5, and 6. Very well done! I can't wait to see it again and to see episode 8!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

APPETIZERS FOR FIRST HOLIDAY PARTY

I enjoy fixing appetizers for holiday gatherings.
Here are a few that I fixed for our
neighborhood gathering.
 BLT Cherry Tomatoes
 Celery Sticks and Pickled Corn
 Egg and Bacon on Party Rye Bread
 Fruit Platter
 Mexican Rollups
Beef Meatballs in BBQ-Grape Jelly Sauce

I didn't have time to photograph the hot appetizers.
Pat and I enjoyed celebrating with our neighbors
who have become our "Texas family"!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Colorful Japanese Maple

Vibrant leaves of the Japanese Maple 
in December 2015.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

All my favorite ornaments 
on the big Christmas tree.
I collected these ornaments
 through out my married life.
There is variety, but most of
the ornaments are of a religious nature.
With a lovely angel tree topper.



Tuesday, December 8, 2015

GRANDCHILDREN WITH SANTA


Grandchidren with Santa
Lowe's Farm Santa at the Castle event 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

SANTA AT THE CASTLE


2015 Lowe's Farm HOA
Santa at the Castle 
event.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Peace and Happiness

Hoping everyone finds peace and happiness
throughout the Christmas season.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Santa Horse

My dad bred Belgian sorrels before I was born. I can remember seeing him shoe horses when I was young. Usually this laundry shelf holds things that remind me of him. So, I decided to put the Santa hat on the horse. I know - silly, but I like it.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

2015 Exterior House Christmas Decorations

Christmas Lights, Cut-outs,  and Wreaths
Around the House
December 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Beginning To Look Like Christmas Around The House

Foyer
Dining Room

Family Room
Breakfast Room

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Wedding Ministry Christmas Gathering

Enjoyable evening with the members of the St. Jude Wedding Ministry at Poured. Good wine, food, and conversation. Thank you Pam and Patsy!

Monday, November 30, 2015

THANKFULNESS THOUGHT # 30


I am thankful for the right to believe in God.
Lord Jesus, I thank You for the many blessings You have given to me in the past. I thank You for all the blessings You are giving me now, at this very moment. And I thank You for the countless blessings You still have in store for me in the future.


Sunday, November 29, 2015

THANKFULNESS THOUGHT # 29

I am thankful for clouds,
because they remind me God
is always with me.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

THANKFULNESS THOUGHT # 28

I am thankful I have grandchildren.
They have brought much joy and happiness to my life.

Friday, November 27, 2015

THANKFULNESS THOUGHT # 27

I am thankful for the opportunities for travel.
I hope to do more in the future!






Thursday, November 26, 2015

THANKFULNESS THOUGHT # 26

To Everyone!
What Are You Thankful For?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

THANKFULNESS THOUGHT # 25

I am thankful for traditions. Whether it is an old family tradition passed from generation to generation, or a newly created one; traditions are an important foundation for a family. They are the foundation upon which our relationship with one another survive over the years. They remind us we are part of a history that has shaped who we are today and who we will become in the future. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

THANKFULNESS THOUGHT # 24

I am thankful I married into a family of wonderful cooks who shared their recipes in a family cookbook. Growing up I spent most of my days outside and did not learn the art of cooking and baking. I have a few recipes that are my family's favorites, and I will pass them down to my grandchildren. Each Thanksgiving my family gathers and we fix my mother's special recipes for dressing, chicken and dumplings, and slaw. Sweet memories for all.

Monday, November 23, 2015

THANKFULNESS THOUGHT # 23

I am thankful for the ability to read. 
I love reading all types of books; 
especially mysteries.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

THANKFULNESS THOUGHT # 22

I am thankful for the opportunity to participate in the quilting ministry at St. Jude Catholic Church. These ladies make quilts for our priests, deacons, and to raffle for the church's building fund. Growing up, my mother taught me embroidery quilting. It has been a pleasure learning patchwork quilting tips from these ladies. I look forward to each week when we get together to quilt and visit.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

THANKFULNESS THOUGHT # 21

Thankful for being able to volunteer this morning at St. Jude Food Pantry. The pantry distributed boxes filled with food and a turkey to 68 families for their Thanksgiving dinner. The pantry also served over 20 regular clients with their monthly food. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

THANKFULNESS THOUGHT # 20

I am thankful for the opportunity to volunteer at the St. Jude Food Pantry, and for the ability to help others in need who remind us we all are in need, in one way or another.