Monday, December 5, 2016


Car is packed, coffee in the travel mugs, and off we go.  Dropping off Molly in Fresno, and then on to our friends "viewing" and tomorrow the funeral service.

Covet your prayers for a safe journey, comfort for the family, and for God to get the glory.

Will check in when we get home.  Hope you all have a great week! 

Love and Hugs

Sunday, December 4, 2016


 Luke 2:13~14  Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying ~ "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

Dear Lord, I cannot comprehend that You, the Creator of the universe took on flesh and were born of a peasant girl.  You, the One who spoke galaxies into existence, became a speechless newborn baby.  You, the One who gave the stars their light, veiled Your own glory and slipped unnoticed into the human race.  You, the One who clothes all of nature in its boundless beauty and order, came to us wrapped in rags and lying in a feeding trough.  The miracle of Your incarnation is all too unexpected, too mysterious, too holy for me to understand.  I can only follow the shepherds to the manger and bow in astonishment and thanksgiving, glorify and praising You for all that I have heard and seen.  I love You.  Amen.

*Little angels from church Christmas Play
*Maranatha Worship Bible

Friday, December 2, 2016


This was the scene for the "Carols and Cookies" at the Church Wednesday evening.  I love the way the cross makes the shadows to become three crosses. 
The music was just beautiful and the cookies delicious.
My new header "Holy Night" is my Willow Tree Nativity.  It was gifted to me by two special friends.  The latest was the Three Wise Men.  They just complete the set so perfectly.  See the camel in the background?  What would we do without friends?

We had a sad phone call to tell us a dear friend had passed away in his sleep several nights ago.  He served for many, many years in the church my dearest pastored for 27 years.  The family has ask Pastor Don to have the funeral service, so we will leave Monday for another trip up North.  It's been a hard couple of month's losing two very special men in our lives.

Would appreciate your prayers.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Today I started the transformation from Fall to Christmas~ My dearest brought in my bins.

You can see we've really downsized and only have a small storage area on the balcony for my decorations. (Spring, Fall, Christmas) It's a job to get Fall put away and Christmas out...but you can see I at least have started..(Everything piled on the couch)..

This morning I did take a break to make 6 doz cookies for our "Carols and Cookies" at Church tonight.

The coffee station was the first thing I finished.  Tomorrow I will complete the project.  I do love Christmas.  Was listening to Christmas music while I worked.
You can see Molly was very excited.  She just wanted me to clear off her spot on the couch.

How is your Christmas decorations coming?

Sunday, November 27, 2016


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~ Let's start with appetizers ~

The Turkey Cake has been a Thanksgiving tradition for over 40 years.  The kids make the head and tail feathers.
 The baton has been passed...Michel did the main course, and Monique (above) is such a helper...someday the baton will be passed to her!!

 I love Michel's "big" table.  How nice that many of us can sit together, others enjoyed the sunny day and the table in the back yard.

One of my biggest blessings, is watching our adult grandchildren playing a hilarious game of "spoons".  They are clear plastic so you can't see them.  All the more fun!!!
 Our son, Myk brought his new toy!  I was anxious to have a ride since I haven't been on the back of a bike this size for years!!!

 Now getting ON the bike was a challenge.  The helmet alone felt like 25 lbs.
 OK, Grandma...which leg first.....Yikes

OK, I'm half way there.....
Success!!! Hang on to my handsome son!! Here we go!

Thanksgiving in Southern CA...A walk on the beach!
 Our son Myk, his wife Chelenne, grandson Elijah, daughter, Michel and Grandma.  What a special day!
What a Thanksgiving !
Blessings of Family
Blast on the Bike
Beautiful Beach

I hope each of you had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!