Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Working on Her Smile



What a cutie she is... already trying to charm her daddy...and I think she has done it.  So glad we were able to see her in person at this age and watch her sweetness.

It is so very difficult to live far away, when we'd like to see her and her brothers every day. I feel very sad until  I remember my friend being a missionary in Belgium while we were going to church with her mother here in Ohio. It wasn't the same back then as now. One couldn't just pick up the phone and call any time...and of course, there was no FaceTime. Flying back and forth was more difficult then as well.

And way back when I was a child, my father's relatives were all still in TX, while we were on this side of the country. I got to see my grandmother 4 times in my life...no FaceTime yet. Even though I loved her, I barely got to know her except through stories my dad told me. We didn't call on the telephone either. We did write back and forth. I wish I had kept some letters. I remember my grandpa sending me $1.00 every birthday. Boy things have changed!

When I think of how good we have it now,  I count my blessings.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Great Wall of Tea



Although this is not a place dedicated to the entertainment of children, we all found a bit o' fun there on the main street of town at The Great Wall of Tea.

The fireman pole drew the boy's interest. But, so did the tea. While I abstained, they did not. They took advantage of the free tastes. Actually, I am the only only who missed the tea. It is strange with me. I cannot have caffeine...I really like peach tea, but didn't think of that. I was too interested in taking pictures.


Monday, June 27, 2016

The Silver Grill Cinnamon Rolls



This picture of PaPa and the boys, Caleb and Oliver, is one of my all time favorites. And the thought of being there at the Silver Grill in Ft Collins, CO makes my mouth water, literally. I wish I could almost taste those great cinnamon rolls. The truth is, I can never remember how they taste, just that they are phenomenal!  The Silver Grill is one of my very favorite places to go in town, because of those huge and delectable rolls. 

I included the web-site of that restaurant just so you could read the story behind those special rolls.

I suppose now, I should add the web-site of the best airline for getting you there. Don't worry, you could also drive. You might as well start packing, because after you check out this site, you will just have to try them yourself!

A subject of a more serious and less palatable subject: Did you realize that of the Democrats who staged a  sit-in on the floor of Congress against private gun ownership... at least 26 of them own guns themselves?

They want to protect themselves and their own property; but don't want you to have the same right. That is government run amuck.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Cute Pretending



I'm posting two layouts... that should be worth at least 2,000 words. Doing that because I'm too tired to think of anything to write.

God bless you for checking in...I hope to do better tomorrow. Actually, this is tomorrow and now I've missed a day.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Catching on Young


He is six and taking selfies. He told his mom he learned to do that from me. If so, I am tickled that he could actually learn something from me, an old lady, who generally has to learn from the younger generations. 

Yes, there are even more pictures taken at the sculpture garden. I may eventually get all of the pieces we were able to see in layouts. They certainly presented some good photoshoot opportunities.

We enjoyed our day... heard a country music group and took a boat ride in the evening...talked politics. Who wants to do that? Well, this time, it is a very important election. Could be considered Life and Death...of our country, that is. This crash has been in the works of the modern Democratic Socialist Party ever since Kruschev pounded his shoe on the table and promised to bury us. It is not the party of the people as it once was. It is now the party of privilege and power over the people. All we get from them is promises and higher and higher taxes.

Check into Paul Ryan's new tax plan put forward by the new Republican Party. Now that is the GOOD NEWS. Fewer brackets, lower taxes for everyone and ease of reporting. Everyone wins and business comes back to the states, bringing lots of jobs we've been missing. Again, GOOD NEWS.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Budding Photographer II


It is fun to watch our young grandson follow in the steps of his father and mother, grandmother and great grandmother. He loves to take pictures. Of course lots of people these days find it very easy to pick up a cell phone and shoot pictures. But, I think he really has the bug.

In the first layout here, he tells little brother where to stand and what to do, then snaps the shot.  The second layout is a little bit more simple, but he got a good photo. 

Seeing them work together in this way will bring us precious memories in the years to come.

Well, it looks like the British people are trying to take their country back. Naturally the pound dropped and precipitated the fall of the DOW here, but the people should be better off taking control of their own country rather than having everything shoved down their throats by out siders.  

The shortened name Brexit made quite a hit and made others think what they might call their home if they were to do the same. I liked what some came up with for OHIO. It is OBYEO.  Pretty clever, I think.

You know where my thoughts come from...the spirit. We need to pray for Britain. We also need to pray that our country will turn around and be run by people with good common moral sense again.

For if we do, God will save our land.

2 CHRONICLES 7:14 KJV 

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

Thursday, June 23, 2016

It Sometimes Takes a While


Today, I've done 6 times as many layouts as I usually do. My creativity was either flowing, or my need for perfection has been doused.  Whatever the case, I'm tired. You may be tired as well. Tired of the same subjects day after day. I am really trying to get my next book done, because I feel so very far behind. What I did today, got me 1/2 way though my coming volume. I need to spend a few more days like this one.  

I've heard very little of what is going on in the world today...but the shooting I heard was bad enough and local...at least in our state....and we know a victim of that shooting. He wasn't shot, but when he heard the gunshots, he ran as fast as he could, but was hit by a truck. He has a bad concussion, two bones fractured in his neck and a broken scapula. 

The fellow who shot the gun is now in custody...but the damage is done.  It is so sad to see innocent people harmed by...    I won't judge. God is a better judge than I, since He knows what is in a man's heart.  We are praying for our friend.

For the layout above, I took several pictures.  None turned out as we wished. This time it was Oliver, who was tired...or at least antsy. But, sometimes it is best to get a picture that will remind us that life is not always easy....just in case we forget. lol