Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Fallen Leaves for Sale

This page is dated November 17.  That was the last time our yard has been relatively leaf free. The leaves fell so late and then the weather took a quick turn toward winter. Since that date, we've had a lot of rain and even snow and Ron worked on his equipment.

Our yard at present still has snow on top of several inches of leaves, which continue to fall.  Ron has been waiting, waiting and then waiting for a chance to get those leaves dry so that he can load them up and then grind  them into  fine little bits for disposal.  We are thinking that any day now, it will warm above freezing and  dry those things. In the meantime, if you don't have oak trees and would like some leaves, we would be willing give you a discount... No, we'll give them to you FREE, we'll even thank you for taking them. It's our Christmas spirit. Get them free and give them as gifts. It is a DEAL. Come  one, Come all, Get a remembrance of Fall.  Again, I repeat... FREE!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Thank God for FaceTime

I am in a thankful mood. Right now I am so thankful for my family, all of whom are loving  people.
That is of most importance to me. On down that list is  something that we haven't had for most of my life, but now when we really need it, we do. That is FaceTime. I would never have the chance to see and talk to my family in other states (and even when they are out of the country) without FaceTime. 
I would have never seen this sweet expression as Julia told me how very much see likes her new warm sweater with a hood.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Happy Fifth Birthday

I've been on a mission of trying to think positively recently.  It is helpful, but today I took a few minutes to pity myself because I have never been with  this sweetheart kid  on his birthday. Today was the big day, he turned 5. What a boy. 

About a week ago I was talking to him via FaceTime. I asked him what he wanted for his birthday and he said, "Well  I already have  my Paw Patrol", like he  had that, he didn't need anything more. It tickled me because that is what I gave him last year.  

It is so difficult to know what to buy when he is so far away. What does he have already? I don't know. So  I usually put a burden on his mom  to come up with something.  And then there is delivery time and cost that complicates things. This  time his mom helped me very much by finding something and  calling me from the store. That worked very well for me. But then she had to wrap it.  So a shout  out to a special mom who is so very considerate of and old grandmother who lives too far away.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Just a Hint

I'm not sure where Ashley and her mother were shopping, but I did get the hint that she likes this big old moose.  It sure makes a great picture, and her  room is not small, but neither is it the huge room this big boy would take up.  I'm personally glad she saw it and thought to get this photo. It is pretty special and it does show her love of animals and her willingness to add animals, other than tigers to her wish list.

Ashley, you look very pretty.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

At this  time of my life, I really don't expect to catch up. Besides being behind on the book I'm working on right now, I  have  4 other books I've planned to make. Doesn't  look possible at this point.  I'm slower than ever. But at least I keep at it. It is an enjoyable task.

Tonight's post is from  October 26 when Chelle cast her ballot for the midterm election.  It is a smart move. Glad it is a possibility. Glad she votes. Many do not. However I would prefer that those who do not know their history and do not keep up with what is going on in this country and the world. not vote. One can't watch the news on only one channel or read only one newspaper and be sure to know the truth.  We must gather our information from several sources including history and make decisions using common sense.

Remember History repeats itself and that is happening in our country right now. Many of the young have been brain washed with a love for socialism which has failed over and over again in the past.

Friday, December 7, 2018


One of our favorite stores to shop when we are in Fort Collins, Colorado is Clothes  Pony Dandelion

Toys. They always stock the best things and the atmosphere is great for shopping. As you can see here, on one of  Julia's last trips to the toy store, she found just what she wanted, five little babies. Wait until she finds out how much work that makes for a mommy. Well at least they will sleep though the night ;).

She and I make a great  pair.  She likes to do cute things and I like to make layouts of her. With her mom and dad taking the pictures, it is a perfect match...a great family.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

New Museum in Nashville

I'm generally not interested in museums, but when I am, it is hard to get me out. I have not yet had the opportunity to see the new Tennessee State Museum, but I'd like to give it a chance. Guess I will do that the next time I get to Tennessee.

Here, two of the triplets, Mason and Ashley visited the museum in November. It opened in October, so it was still nice and new. One of their NSA teachers gave extra credit for the excursion. They had two friends go along,. They wanted that extra credit as well.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Thanksgiving Color

April was ready to go back  to Parkersburg and the house hunt. But we had to get a picture first. We are usually so busy that we forget these little things that mean  so much, especially  later when we look back on the years.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

She Loves Horses

I love this picture of Julia.  I don't know a story to tell about it.  I wish I knew what she was thinking. I do know that her dress is one of the cutest I've seen.  I doubt there is another one like it. It is just too her. It is covered with horses and she LOVES horses. It is the perfect fit in more ways than one. She is our little cowgirl.  And  I do believe she was born to ride. 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Soccer Rules

Oliver started  soccer practice this year and seems to have gotten into it well. I like the expression on his face. He certainly looks like he has a handle on it and is enjoying the game.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Tea Cup Sized

Our  Life Group meets at our house once a week and we cherish these visits. Recently we added a new member. Her name is Zoe and she would definitely fit in a tea cup. She belongs to her mom and dad, Tammy and Dave. They have found she likes to come along with them. A funny thing about this is, the first time  this tiny little girl came to our house, our 14  pound Havanese, Maggie was afraid of her. She ran and hid.  It has taken a few visits, but now Maggie is glad to see her. They are not yet best of friends, but they do get close enough to touch noses. on occasion. And of course all of us love her. She is just too cute!