Thursday, January 17, 2019

This Is a Job and We Will Do It Right





I  wish  I could have been there. I'm not sure  I could even guess why they are so very thoughtful and careful about decorating the Christmas tree. It is amazing  to  me  to see those sweet serious faced little  ones  placing ornaments as if they were adult professional decorators.



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Taste Treat


While many of us look for scrumptious sounding recipes and search out the best restaurants there is something out of the ordinary about my choices sometimes. Of course this is also one of the reasons  I've lost the battle of weight watching and just watch the ounces add up to overweight numbers.  

 This is what I'm talking about. There is a drive through not far from us called Rallys. It is a chain and their food is CHEAP...but  I like it.  I really do. The hamburgers are good, their french fries are great and oh, that cinnamon apple pie! They also have root beer. Not only do  I like it, but it is REALLY GOOD and did  I say CHEAP?  Oh yes, I've mentioned that already. Listen...It is Cheap. This full filling meal costs  $3.06. Yes, that is three dollars and six cents! How can they do it?  I have no clue. 

No,  I don't own it, I don't have stock in it. I don't know anyone associated with it. I don't know the people working there. They are not paying me.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

It's Beginning to Look Like...



It really is beginning to look like Christmas, more and more as each ornament goes on the tree with care, hoping that Santa  Claus will  soon be there.

All three, Caleb, Oliver and Julia thoughtfully place each ornament until the tree looks just the way they want it.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Serious Business


This seems to be serious business  for this two year old. She carefully studied each piece.  I wish Knew exactly what she was thinking throughout this process of decorating the tree. 

One can tell how much Oliver appreciates each piece. Don't we wish that kids were always as thoughtful and careful as these two were with these decorations?

Sunday, January 13, 2019

It's a New Year


I've barely started doing Christmas layouts, yet I jumped ahead and did one for the New Year. 

I'm ready for a new beginning along with a new wall. Another load of people are heading this way from Honduras. The invasion is real and we've had enough. I am praying that God will work this out for the benefit of those in this country who fear  and follow him.





Saturday, January 12, 2019

Oliver Has Been Painted


The kids have enjoyed painting lately. I have liked painting myself, in oils as well as with colored pencils. But in the last few years, my paints have gotten old and I've given most my color pencils to our teenage granddaughter.  I've chosen to paint digitally. And this 'painting' is the result of that. Oliver was speaking to us on FaceTime when I snapped this picture, which I then 'painted'. One of these days, perhaps  I'll teach them how to paint this way. There's a lot less mess.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Florida Christmas One Fine Day


A Florida Christmas was not as much different from Ohio this year as it usually is.  But I must admit it was still VERY different. Here is our oldest son, Tim and his friend Carolyn just relaxing in chairs in the shade.  but we can see that bright sun peeking through.  It is obviously a very nice day, as it says at the top...One Fine Day.