Sunday, October 23, 2016


Remember the song "Sunrise, Sunset"?   "Where is the little boy I carried".....It seems only yesterday that we saw Tristan for the first time in the hospital in Oregon.  Now he's big enough to wash the boat for a fishing trip.  Three and a half!!!

I'm glad to see our daughter and sil are teaching him a work ethic early on.

We Skype a lot and he knows Grandma and Grandpa via that wonderful techology.  The other day, he got on the phone with me and I ask if he was going to play out side.  "It's raining, Grandma" he said.  He sounded so grown up..."Sunrise, Sunset"  Turn around and they are in school, or graduating, or married......I'm thankful I've lived long enough to see those events with many of our grandchildren. 

 But Tristan is the "baby" and I hate to see him grow up so fast, especially when we are here and he is in Oregon.

Just a little reminiscing this morning...better go get a cup of coffee and check my To Do List!!!


Saturday, October 22, 2016



* No matter what your circumstances may be, you can find Joy in My Presence.   On some days, Joy is generous strewn along your life-path, glistening in the sunlight.  On days like that, being content is as simple as breathing the next breath or taking the next step.  Other days are overcast and gloomy; you feel the strain of the journey, which seems endless.  Dull gray rocks greet your gaze and cause your feet to ache.  Yet Joy is still attainable.  Search for it as for hidden treasure.

Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence.  Psalm 21:6

Dear Heavenly Father, giver of life and joy.  I pray today that I will have the same deep love for You whether I'm walking in sunlight, or trying to climb over rocks and boulders.  I will enjoy Your presence in the sunlight, and search for You in the dreary times like hidden treasure.  You have promised to be with me and keep me in ALL PLACES.  I love You.   Amen

*This passage is taken from the Devotional "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young.  Oct. 22.

Monday, October 17, 2016


Looking for rain, but just got tons of clouds!

A trip to Trader Joe's and this Fall bouquet found it's way into my cart!

Came home from vacation rested and with a desire to pull out some Fall decorations.  So glad I did.  The coffee station looks so inviting.
 The flowers from Trader Joe's grace the table and a platter of cookies will go with me to Women's Bible Study tomorrow.
Made a huge crockpot of Taco Soup and we've been enjoying the leftovers with a salad and chips.

It's been a good Monday.  Molly got groomed, I mopped the floors and decorated the bathroom in fall colors too.  It's good to be back at the Tree House!

Monday, October 10, 2016


 The Edgewood Golf and Country Club in Tahoe is something we had never visited.  We were given a  gift and told we needed to use it for dinner on our last night at Tahoe.
 Our reservation was 5:30 pm and the sun was sending silver rays across the lake and into the elegant dinning room .
 Don had the filet mignon.
 I had the Halibut.  As you can see served with class.  The food was beyond delicious and the waiters just delightful.

We watch a sunset and the fires were lit outside our window and the evening is one we will remember for a long time.  The waiter ask us what we were celebrating, and I said "We're still talking after 55 years" gave him a laugh!  HaHa.
We have had many trips to Tahoe, but this will be a memory we won't forget.  Our gracious God loves to use people in our lives to enrich us and enjoy things we wouldn't normally do.

Now we are off to Sue and Dave's in Rocklin for a few more fun days with my sweet blog friend and her hubby.

Thursday, October 6, 2016


 The flowers along the walk down town were lovely.  Splashes of color everywhere.

 These metal sculptures and wind chimes were not only a great piece of art, but very musical.

 Saw a couple of celebrities down town and tried to look like a mannequin.
 The Hard Rock Casino and Hotel has some interesting d├ęcor.  This huge guitar is mounted outside and the interesting thing I noticed, the guitar strings are barbed wire.  Ouch!!

Even the entry doors are guitars.  Well that was our exercise today, a walk down town and get a few pictures.

Having a really restful and relaxing time.