Thursday, December 9, 2010

Baking Ginger Cookies...

.... on a Wednesday afternoon.... 

These started off as Ginger Snaps but then I realized I did not have any Molasses - neither did my sister down the street - so I decided to use Corn Syrup instead and reduce the sugar... they turned out great!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Favorite Tree Ornaments

I hope you enjoy my tree treasures!

I made this tree topper at a Ladies' Retreat

Faith made this for the tree when she was in PreSchool and she made sure it was on the window side of the tree "So that the birds will see it, Mom!"  It's been on the window side ever since!

    Faith made this for me when she was in Kindergarden.

My Mom made these.

This pretty bead wreath was made for me by a little girl name Bethany
back when I was a Sunday School Teacher at the Barrhead Alliance Church.

   I purchased this at a Christmas Craft Sale in Three Hills
   made by one of the Students' Wives.

This was in a Christmas Card I once received from Aunt Sharon.   

Missionary friends of ours to the people in Pakistan brought this back for us -
made by Pakistani women.

I got this back from my mom's tree when she decided to switch to a mini-tree.

I can not remember where this one came from - but I love it!

Friday, November 5, 2010

November 5th. Remembering My Dad.

This is the one very big day of the year for me.  It brings back memories, sad and happy, and also questions and regrets.  Every year is going to have a November 5th.  Slowly and quickly it creeps up and suddenly there it is - begging me to go down memory lane once again. Today I heard a song sung by MercyMe that put a perfect voice to my feelings.

Finally Home
by MercyMe

I'm gonna wrap my arms around my Daddy's neck    And tell Him that I've missed him
And tell him all about the (wo)man that I became     And hope that it pleased Him
There's so much I want to say     There's so much I want you to know.

When I finally make it home when I finally make it home.

Then I'll gaze upon the throne of the King     Frozen in my steps
And all the questions that I swore I would ask     Words just won't come yet
So amazed at what I've seen so much more     Than this old mind can hold.

When I finally make it home when I finally make it home.
And the sweetest sound my ears have yet to hear     The voices of the angels.
When I finally make it home when I finally make it home.

Monday, November 1, 2010

First Morning in November 2010

Couldn't believe my eyes this morning when I looked out of the window.... I grabbed my camera and ran upstairs to capture this photo (not edited in any way) ... beautiful!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Top 10 Things I'm Thankful For

The crops are coming off nice and dry.

Faith had a very inspiring piano lesson which we all benefit from!

FaceBook Conversations
You never know where they will lead!

My Car
Nice to be able to drive in comfort and cheaply, too!

I love it when he 'needs' to hop on my lap and then starts purring!

Such a great way to keep in touch with Brian without disturbing his work day!

Straightening Iron
Keeps my hair from being SO frizzy!

My Sisters
They phone me and my housework gets done while we talk!

New Mystery Novels
Just picked one up at Safeway that was written by a friend!
Friday Nights
Stay up late watching a show because we can sleep in!