Saturday, November 28, 2015


1.  The Dessert Table
2.  It was fun doing the dessert table this year.
3.  A Thanksgiving Feast to remember.
4.  Monique, Issac and Matthew.
5.  Michael and Candice (mom and dad to Issac and Matthew.)
6.  Our son Myk and his boys.  Kaleb and Elijah
7.  The coffee station with a little wine on the side.
8.  Getting in line for the Thanksgiving Buffet. 
9.  My sweet SIL Michael (Michel's hubby) and the platter of Turkey.

I hope you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving.  We have so much to be thankful for.

Monday, November 23, 2015


1.  Cooked a green pumpkin.  Tasted like sweet potatoes.
2.  Potato Soup and a apple pie for two.
3.  Apple Pie for the Clubhouse party.
4.  On the balcony with sunlight in my hair.
5.  Vanilla Latte at MiMi's.
6.  Manager and daughter at Clubhouse party.
7.  Pecan pie for the Clubhouse party.
8.  Two bags of walnuts from our farmer friends.
9.  My dearest on our lovely balcony.

The countdown for Thanksgiving.  My girls and son are doing the dinner and I'm doing the dessert table.  Right up my alley.  HaHa.

Wishing you all a Blessed Thanksgiving.  I count each and every one of you a special blessing!!

Saturday, November 21, 2015


I'm glad to be back from the whirlwind last month and ready to get back in on the fun of Sunday Sketches with Alexandra.

Because Thanksgiving is in a few days, I sketched an Apple Pie, some Apple Sauce made with those delicious fresh apples.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy all the flavors, fun, fellowship and family.

"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the Lord is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations."  Psalms 100:4-5

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Thursday, November 19, 2015


This is such a fun picture of my dad in his early years.  So young, so dapper, so romantic!  He was born in 1909 and passed away at 57.  Such a short life, for a man with so many dreams and talents.  Besides, being an inventor (never got any Patton's I'm sorry to say) he could make or fix anything.

When my mother passed away in 1991, at 79 (she never remarried)my sister and I found this poem our "romantic" dad had written to my mom, while she was away at a Ladies Church meeting.  She had left him his supper, and this was the note she found when she got home.

"The cake was good,
the apple sauce was better,
I was almost through
when I thought of the butter.
I ate and drank in an awful stew,
all because I was lonesome for you.
~ H.D. Dill

I've talked a lot about my mom and her influence on my life in my blog, but my dad had a huge influence on me too, and my love of reading, and telling tales (stories ~haha) was passed down from him.  He was a wonderful story teller, and kept us on the edge of our seat with his tall tales.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


For the last 8 weeks I've attended a Women's Bible Study at our Church on Tuesday mornings.  The theme was "True Women 101" which was a study of God's design for women and how to live that out in a culture that has a different view than the Bible in many ways.

It was a very thought provoking study and so interesting to hear 25 different ladies share their personal stories and their journey, like my own, to live godly lives in a culture that resists that goal.   It talked about passing it down to future generations.

I'm so happy my mom was a "True Women" in every sense of the word, and taught me so much.  In turn I've tried to live in front of my daughters that life so they would embrace and pass it on to their children.  Now Monique, my granddaughter is putting these things into practice in her marriage.  That's four generations.  That is the only legacy I desire.  

Are you involved in any kind of Bible Study?