Monday, June 27, 2016


Our great grandson, Issac, turned 9 this week.  Having a birthday in the summer means a "Swim Party" and that's just what he had.

Happy Birthday Issac.  I can't believe you are nine.  It seems like yesterday I held a tiny little boy in my arms.  

You are very special!

Thursday, June 23, 2016


College sweethearts became husband and wife June 24th 1961

55 years later, still sweethearts, with four children, 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons.  We've been through the good, bad and the ugly as every life experiences, but when we said our vows in 1961 ~ we meant them, and one thing that never wavered, whatever life threw at us, was our deep love for each other and our deep love and faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Happy Anniversary to my dearest.  I choose us!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Berry Cobbler for Two!   I had my half for breakfast!

I call it "retirement" cooking.  I love making dessert for two.  Why?  Because I could eat a full size berry cobbler by myself.  HaHa.

Monday, June 20, 2016


The theme for Creative Tuesday is "A Time for Tea (or coffee)"
I love the way The English say "cuppa tea."  It has such a nice ring to it.  I have enjoyed a box of England's No. 1 Tea, PG tips for some time now.  My original box was from our host Michael several years ago when I won one of his "giveaways".  I found a store that sells it here, so always keep a box handy.

This is my little Art Studio.  The kitchen counter, with my little French Chefs looking on!  The box of PG in the background was my model.   Will you join me for a "cuppa"?

To see all the other Tea Times, just click on the CT badge on my sidebar.


 Vacation Bible School 2016 ~ History.  A great week and a wonderful closing program on Friday night.  Tons of cup cakes sporting clouds and rainbows were a reminder to everyone the promise of the Rainbow after the flood that the entire earth would never be flooded again.

 A free dinner of hot dogs, chips and watermelon was served to all before the program began.

 All the children wearing their tee shirts enjoyed the dinner and were eager to share what they had learned with their parents.  We had a full house and it was a joy and fun as the children shared all the songs and verses and truths they had learned about Noah.

On the lighter dearest saw tee shirts for sale in the foyer before the program.  He saw this colorful tee shirt for $5 and pick an Extra Large....the problem, he didn't realize they were the children's tees and X-large was meant for 5th and 6th graders.
He took it in the men's restroom and Squeezed into it, and wondered by X-large was so form fitting...but he wore it anyway.  What a trooper...he was the ONLY adult in a kids shirt.  How I love this man!!!!!  He's my big kid.
I was just to pooped to blog the last days of VBS, but with a new cut, body perm, and a few mornings sleeping in.... I think I'm as good as new.

Father's Day was special, as all our kids (except Jill in Oregon) and a few grandkids joined us at Church and then a wonderful Mexican lunch.