Saturday, December 07, 2019

GRANDPARENTING 101 DAY 3


Here we are at Day 3 of Ruth Hiebert's challenge:

Being a Grandma....

No names, No explanation

Just photos that show what Grandparenting is all about.

Here are my contributions for the day.







I would love to see someone else accept this challenge.

Happy Weekend !!


Friday, December 06, 2019

BEING A GRANDMA 10 DAY CHALLENGE


I took up Ruth Heibert's challenge

to post a photo with No Names and No Explanation

about being a Grandma.

I am putting my own twist on it and calling it Grandparenting 101.

This is all about the things we do as Grandparents everyday.

Posting yesterdays "2" photos  and then todays.

Enjoy..







Day #2







Anyone want to join in?



Tuesday, December 03, 2019

LAST NIGHT'S SUNSET


After a few days of drippy, gray, blah days,

The sun finally made it's way through the clouds.

God graced us with a few minutes of glorious color

And then, boom it was gone.




I am thankful for God's reminder that He is always here.



Sunday, December 01, 2019

LEFTOVERS AND RAINY SUNDAYS


On this very wet and dreary Sunday I ventured out to our front yard.

I tried to capture the bright and shiny faces of my camilla blossoms.







The rain has washed the dust away.

The bush is loaded with buds which should pop open in the next few days.


I roasted our own turkey Saturday.

Left overs are the best...we loved going to someone else's home for Thanksgiving

But missed the smells and leftovers.

So

Now we are happy and full to the gills...




It's making me hungry just looking at this photo.

Pardon me  while I go do some pickings...



Saturday, November 30, 2019

JUST A THOUGHT FOR TODAY


I think I am recovering from a wonderful Thanksgiving time.

We were fortunate to go to some friends home for Thanksgiving dinner.

We have known them for over 30 years...their girls are young adults now.

There were 16 of us..lots of laughter, yummy food and music.

I only took one short video of some music.

Sad to not have pictures of all of us, but that's the way it is sometimes.

I did post the video on FaceBook.




So, that's my thought for this chilly, threatening to rain, Saturday...

Now on to Christmas !!



Thursday, November 28, 2019

HAPPY THANKSGIVING


To all of you in the US and places that celebrate the Day of Thanksgiving today...

Here's my wish for you.....




For those of you that have celebrated already...

Be thankful today for all your blessings.


Monday, November 25, 2019

FALL IS FALLING


There is a pretty stiff wind blowing today.

What's left of our beautiful autumn color is falling to the ground.

By Thanksgiving I don't think much will be left.







Don't forget to enlarge these.

They are a lot prettier that way.

Have a great day everyone.



Friday, November 22, 2019

YIPPEE !!! I'M BACK IN BUSINESS...



Thanks to my Digital Guru Sandra , I'm back in "Blog World " Again...

I got blocked out of my blog and couldn't for the life of me get it functioning again.

She gave me instructions and I think this is working now.

So I'm going to post a picture and we'll see if I'm successful.





Here it goes...



Sunday, November 17, 2019

ANOTHER DAY WITH OUR GRANDDOGGER


One of my blogging friends Sandra wanted to see Snicker's face.

Well, here's a profile...more to come when I can get her full face...

Seems I don't have my camera at the most convenient times.








This was the Golden Hour last night  as we  went outside for the "potty break".





Have a terrific Sunday.



Saturday, November 16, 2019

DOG SITTING OUR GRANDDOGGER


We're so happy our son and family can have a mini vacation....

Guess who has a new member of the family for a few days?

Here's our Granddogger  Snicker, as in Snickerdoodle.

She's a Labradoodle...hence her name.

She's really slowing down at 13 years but still sweet and social.




She found the leaves shuffling in the wind fascinating.

Snicker likes to be as close to me as she can.

Usually while I'm working on the computer she lays ON my feet and snores away.

Sometimes I wonder what's going on in that head of hers.



Wednesday, November 13, 2019

OUR FIRST CAMILLA OF THE FALL SEASON



I just looked out our dining room window and was so surprised to see

our first camilla blossoms of the Fall season.

They seem to have popped out over night.

The bushes are loaded with buds ready to explode.

I love this time of year.




Our tree is just beginning to change color and the sky is a bit murky this morning.




The tree across the street is really doing its thing. 

I wish the sun was a bit brighter.

It would make the trees seem like they are on fire.

Here's my first camilla, I spotted from the window.




I can't wait for the whole bush to bloom.

Enlarging these photos will show the detail better.

Have a great day.


Saturday, November 09, 2019

THE DONUT QUEEN


Hubby and I had a wonderful morning yesterday.

Our son, daughter in law and granddaughter took us on day-trip which is a yearly tradition.

The weather was perfect and we sampled many different kinds of apples at several orchards.

But of course the very best part of going to Apple Hill is the freshly made donuts.

I know they totally mess with my diet..but, oh my...

Are they ever good!

They make the donuts to order, so they are hot, airy and full of apple cider goodness.

As you can see

I am the reigning Donut Queen...

The sign says so !!!




No I didn't eat the entire bag full...

Like any good Grandma

I shared a few... (:0)


Thursday, November 07, 2019

THROWBACK THURSDAY


Here I am again going back into my archives.

I have such great memories of our times at Lake Tahoe.

I really wish we were there right now!!!







I long to breathe that crisp, fresh air.

I long to see God's Mighty Handiwork

Up close and personal.


Monday, November 04, 2019

HAPPY MONDAY


A few days ago Hubby and I were running errands and stopped into our local Thrift Store.

It's put on by volunteers and funds Acres of Hope.  This is a safe haven for women and their children.

Its a place to live and stay until they can get back on their feet.

Most of the women have been in abusive relationships.

There is counseling, some educational workshops, things for the kids to do in a loving and safe environment.

Lives are rescued and changed forever.

That's why we support this work.

All that to say..I have been selling "stuff" on eBay and really don't need anything!!

But I just couldn't pass up this gorgeous plate.

It was on clearance for $2.59 !!!

It came home with me...




Sunflowers just make me happy !!!



Tuesday, October 29, 2019

JUST A TOUCH OF FALL...HALLOWEEN


This is about as much decorating as there will be this year.

Our tables and chairs seem to be full of EBay items to sell.

Actually it's making me quite nuts to be honest.....

Bless our mess!!!




Not proud of this mess but it's what we have going on in our lives right now.




A tiny decoration which should have a candle in it  and one shouldn't be taking the photo right into the light source...

That's the way my world is today
Looking to The Source to keep going....




And there you have IT...

Happy Fall

Happy Halloween!




Friday, October 25, 2019

REDWOODS...FERNS...MEMORIES...


I was reading Sandra of Mad Snapper blog fame's post today.

It brought back memories of camping in the lush, earthy, dampish Redwood Forests

Of Northern California.

I treasure the feelings that are evoked from seeing the quiet stillness of the trees.




I also loved seeing the new growth of the fern fronds.

Be sure to enlarge these photos to see the photos at their best.




Can't you almost see this unfurling before your eyes?

Thanks for bringing back these delicious memories for me this morning.



Wednesday, October 23, 2019

TREASURES FOUND


Yesterday I was in the garage rummaging through some storage tubs.

I finally found an album I had been looking for for a very long time.

Here are two of the treasures that surfaced.




This is my Dad in his pride and joy.

The year is 1931.

Daddy is just 25 years old.

Isn't he Dapper looking?




This is my Mom.

She was 22 at the time,  two years before they were married.

I love her hat and gloves.

I will post more at a later time but I am thrilled to have these for my memories.



Monday, October 21, 2019

FALL IS REALLY TRYING....


There are splotches of color here and there.

As our weather turns a bit cooler the color begins to pop.

I love Fall and am looking forward to seeing the trees in their finest.





Here's to the start of another week.

Hope it's a good one for all of you.



Friday, October 18, 2019

TODAY MY " BABY" TURNS 46 !!!


Oh my how times seems to fly...

46 years ago my baby was born.

We love you Mark and you made our family complete.

We have the 2 best sons in the world.

I do wish you and your family lived closer...out of state is just too far!!




Here you are...just minutes old...




Happily married two years ago....




Loving Mark and his crazy older brother Steve....




God chose the best for our family.

Happy 46th Mark.

We love you to the moon and back....








Wednesday, October 16, 2019

WEDNESDAY WISDOM



Good Morning....

Here's your Wednesday Wisdom  quote to think about today.




Have a great day...


Saturday, October 12, 2019

FRIDAY'S DAY TRIP


Yesterday Dave and I and our older son Steve and his family

has a chance to see the Blue Angels perform in San Francisco, CA.

The weather was absolutely perfect...no fog and no wind.

Here are a few of the shots I took with my phone.

Not the very best but they are great record shots.



It was also Fleet Week so there were many kinds of ships in the harbor and  huge transports

in the sky.

Flying over the Golden Gate Bridge made a beautiful backdrop.







Circles overhead were fun to watch but they sure made me dizzy.




These pilots are so amazing in their precision flight patterns.




As they flew over we could feel the rumble deep inside of us.

I have several more photos from my phone which I will put up later.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, October 09, 2019

WEDNESDAY WISDOM


I may have posted these Words of Wisdom before.

I just feel I need to share this one again, especially for myself.




Love you all.....



Friday, October 04, 2019

FLASHBACK FRIDAY


FLASHBACK FRIDAY


Wow, almost 3 years ago to the day....

Hubby and I were sitting in the lobby of a hotel with our sons.

Who should walk in with his band ?

Chubby Checker...

One has to be of a Certain Age to know who this performer is.

Let's Twist Again like we did last summer... ring a bell?



He was kind to stop and let us take his picture.


Wednesday, October 02, 2019

WEDNESDAY WORDS OF WISDOM


Feeling a bit down today.

This bit of wisdom gives me strength for this day.




Love all of you...

Monday, September 30, 2019

ANOTHER CRAZY WEEKEND


Hubby and I are really tired after this last weekend.

THIS PHOTO DOESN'T ACTUALLY HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH MY POST...

I just thought it is a good attention getter... from my archives.




Hubby and I had decided we were retired from heading up

and doing our annual  Humongus  Church Garage Sale.

Well, it got to be time for the set up and prep work on Friday.....

My Hubby just couldn't stay away...

and asked if I could help him in the antique and collectible section.

The sale actually began at 7AM on Saturday...We were there at 6 for last minute prep...

We worked a total of 13 hours combining both days...

So much for RETIREMENT !!!

Life takes so many twists and turns...









Friday, September 27, 2019

FLASHBACK FRIDAY


I've got a lot on my mind this week, so I decided to do a little

Flashback Friday.

This is my son's and his future wife's singing group.

Their group was called Kindred Spirit.




In 1990 they produced this fabulous CD that I still play and enjoy today.

It's hard to believe that that is 29 years ago !!




So many strong words of faith in these songs.

I sure wish they were still together singing.

They are all still close friends  but have moved away to various cities and now belong

to different churches.

Daughter in law is on the ladder and sings soprano.

Son Steve is behind her in the hard hat and sings bass.

Ah...the good old days.



Wednesday, September 25, 2019

WEDNESDAY WISDOM


Wednesday Wisdom for today:




Have a great day....