Monday, December 28, 2015


Maurice's childhood friend recently posted a picture of him and his grandson who was like 7ft.! So Maurice wanted me to do the same thing with our tallest. Well It just didn't have the same impact so they tried some humor!
Our Christmas Gathering was much smaller this year than years past. But we still enjoyed our time together with Grandson Aaron and Salena and Doggie Squirt from Montana, Son Paul and Grandson Davey from Overland Park, Kansas and Grnd Daughter Jackie and Grt. Grandson Eli and of course our doggie Tasha. We ended up seeing some of the extended family through the holidays as my sister Judy was hospitalized and some of the family was there.

Eli had so many gifts to open we decided to hid his bike for last

It was a little tall and frightening!

But along with a little help he got on a took off!

Maurice has had to fill the bird feeder every 3 days, now with the snow more often!

He just leaves the step ladder out .

One of my creative projects for the new year is painting small canvass paintings. I got some canvasses for half price and will get more next time I'm in Overland Park. Ks.  My wish for all my Blog Friends is  A Very Happy, Healthy and Fulfilling New Year for You and Yours!  You might also enjoy my 2nd blog at

Thursday, December 3, 2015


41st Year for Homemade Christmas Cards!
We added Icicle Lights this year

The Toy Soldiers are back  on guard !
This years Christmas Painting for our cards.

225 of these in the process of being done!

My Xi Iota Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi posing for our Christmas Picture

I was sharing my clock story with a blog friend earlier: This clock hung in the fellowship/gym area of my home church for as long as I could remember. Then a young boys Sunday School Class started using it to store their pencils in.After I married I decided to ask the Church officials if I could maybe buy it as a keepsake for our home. They said ask the boys  teacher if it was O.K. with them I could have it!  He said get us something to store our pencils in then you can have it! So I decided to make them a replicate out of a cigar box! He was happy and so was I! That was bout 60 years ago., and it has chimed  in our home every since!

This is the picture of our church like it looked then.

We were the target of some unkind treatment this last weekend!

The tables have transformed from Thanksgiving to Christmas! I love my collection of Jim Shore Santa's given to me as gift thru the years by my  friend Karen Grimes. Hope you are enjoying decorating and entertaining too!