Monday, August 8, 2016

Hall of Fame

Growing up I always knew what I wanted to be.
A Grandma!
For me, a grandma was a perfect "job".

The job description would go something like this;
To be a grandma, you had to be a mother and
 have children.
To be a mother, you had to be married.
Before you got married, you'd have to fall in love.
A daunting task, but I was determined.

Tom and I watched the induction of eight men
into the Football Hall of Fame.
(hang in there, I didn't fall off my topic)
These were men who played outstanding football
and were acknowledged 
for all their years of efforts.
They each spoken about their humble beginnings
and recognized their families
 for standing by them
during the hard times and the good times.

Back to my story...

I fell in love with Tom.
We got married.
We were blessed with two children,
Todd and Kimmy
And then they each had children!
That's when my "job" was fulfilled, 
Grandma!

My humble beginnings are for another time.
But....
Right now, I want to thank 
Tom, 
Todd, Stephanie, 
Mark and Kimmy!
Your love for each other
 and for me!
For being there through the
good times and the bad.
I couldn't of done it without all of you.


Being a grandma and having
 grandchildren is so special.
 I wanted to recognize and uplift each one!
 I came up with a plan to do just that.

For the day of the week, 
 that they were born on,
 I visibly, wear a symbol or color
to represent each of them.
On their day, I pray for them 
through out the day,
Sometimes I mail or drop off small gifts. 

This is our newest grandchild, Isaac.
Mister Blue Eyes!
Both mom and dad have brown eyes.
Three out of four grandparents have brown eyes.

Isaac has these beautiful, blue eyes.
I'm thinking they came from me!
That's how I came up with
wearing the color, Baby Blue
on Mondays, starting today!
(I waited until today ,
to make sure his eyes didn't change!)

Isaac
 Baby Blue Monday

                  Lulu                    Levi                   Ila May
  Pink Tuesday         Denim Sat.           Heart Monday
                                        
             Trey                 Silas                Scarlett
     Star Wed.          Hersey Kiss       Rose Bud Friday
                                  Thursday     

I feel I have reached my Hall of Fame.
Blessed beyond what words can say.
I love my job! 


My husband, Tom, has a blog.
click here to read his version of the
Football Hall of Fame.

                                     ~~~***~~~

                    
"But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord's love is with those who fear him, and his rightness with their children's children."
                                                           ~ Psalms 103: 17~  




Monday, August 1, 2016

Problem Solved


"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me."
Philippians 4:13

~~~***~~~

Our bedroom window needs
 privacy and yet, some light.

When we first moved in I
TAPED, GLUED, VELCRO-ED, TICKY-TACKED
and just about went crazy trying to
get some lace to stay put!

Finally, I used a combination of ALL
of the above to keep the lace in place.

But then we couldn't open the window for
fresh air!


I came across the easiest solution!
The best part was, I had all the tools and
 ingredients in my kitchen.
(how cool is that?)

I used a paste made from flour and water.
Smeared it on the window.
After cutting the lace to the size of the window,
I pressed it on and added more goo on top
of the lace.
Presto!

And now for an even cooler part!
When I want to take it down,
I just squirt the lace with water!!

Click here for directions
I used flour but the blog post used cornstarch.

Now we can open the window for Fresh Air.
If Tom is in the backyard, I can yell call for him 
from inside!
Light with privacy.
TaDa!

I love when problems can be solved 
so easily, like this one.


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"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding."
Proverbs 3:5



Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Postponed Mother's Day


This year, Sunday, May 8th, 2016, 
was a busy time of the year for 
our family.
It was in between two birthdays and
 a mother that was 
9 months pregnant.

Best thing to do was, push it out so everyone 
could enjoy spending time together.
So we postponed it until
JULY!
Last weekend, it was the time!
We all piled into the 14 seater van and headed to
the town of Horseshoe Bend.
There, along the side of the road,
 was a perfect spot for a picnic.

It was a short hike to a sandy beach, 
right on the Payette River.
There were hundreds of rafters
that floated down the river.
We had plenty of time to sit, relax, talk, eat, and 
enjoy each other.
Happy Mother's Day Kimmy!

We even had homemade cards,
 special crowns and presents.

Lots of photo opportunities!
And plenty of time to watch
the boaters.
It was so exciting.
Some boats would stop right in front of us to
use the rope swing!


Happy Mother's Day
2016

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