Saturday, December 30, 2017

Time After Time

Happy New Year to everyone!! I hope the coming year will treat you gently, and I wish you blessings. Here are some of my favorite time machines that I have snapped.









 “You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.”
~Bonnie Prudden

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Christmas Reflections

       No, these are not special effects or editing. They are all on the other side of a large pond.

The Unicorn

The dragonfly

An actual conservatory

Tiny Christmas Trees





“Just as water mirrors your face, so your face mirrors your heart.”
Proverbs 27

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A Girl & Her Avocado

Several months ago, Anne Marie had spotted a giant avocado cushion, and fell in love with it. So I bought it and put it away for Christmas. It is maybe the weirdest gift I have ever given anyone.



She was so enchanted with it that she even took a picture of it with her phone!


As they were leaving, she was still holding onto it.

“Earth produced green seed-bearing plants, all varieties, And fruit-bearing trees of all sorts. God saw that it was good.”
Genesis 1

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas Day 2017

On Christmas day, SOMEONE around here was the warden of all presents.

Anne Marie got a ukulele.


The little ones sat on the floor in their P.J.'s to open their gifts.

Phil & Mike spent quite a while in man to man talks. Well, after all, they were surrounded by girls!

The girls & I played a game about a chicken stealing fox.

A large gingerbread house was attempted, but most of the decorations went into small mouths instead of on the house.

And finally, their favorite game. The whipped cream in the face game. Because the next best thing to eating whipped cream is having it slung onto your face, then laughing hysterically.




Finally it is time to leave. Bye for now! On my next post, you will see the weirdest gift I have ever given anyone!


“Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light.” 
James 1

Saturday, December 23, 2017

From The Manger To The Cross

“And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”
Luke 2


“He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.” -  1 Peter


Wishing each and every one of you a wonderful and meaningful Christmas. See you after Christmas!




Friday, December 22, 2017

I heard The Bells...

I have quite a few bells hanging around for the Christmas holiday. In fact, I like them so much that I might just keep them up until February. Which is your favorite?






Oops! Well, you just know I had to put a cat in here somewhere. This is my new cat door hanger.

"Ring the bells that still can ring 
Forget your perfect offering 
There is a crack in everything 
That's how the light gets in."


Leonard Cohen

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Cars Of Christmas

Safe travels to all who are leaving for the holidays!



“I’m sending my Angel ahead of you to guard you in your travels, to lead you to the place that I’ve prepared.”
Exodus 23

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Birthday Boy!

This evening, we celebrated our son Mike's 47th birthday. Here he is opening his present.

He likes cheesecake better than cake, so we had a multi flavored one.

Here are the little ones waiting for their slice. They are adorable, don't you think?

Anne Marie was serving.

And also being goofy with her dad.

And here are Mike and I. Phil took this picture.

“Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.”
 ~Larry Lorenzoni