Saturday, October 13, 2018


Trey 6yrs old  -  Scarlett 3 yres old

I will be gone for a week, visiting our two grandchildren and our son, Todd.
(Stephanie will be traveling for her job.)

Todd heads to work pretty early,
so this is where Tom and I come in.

Trey is in first grade. 
I will be packing his lunches and walking him down to his school, a few blocks away.
Scarlett will be staying home from daycare, 
while we babysit  play with her all day!
Then we'll be walking back down to the elementary school to pick up Trey, after school.

Tom and I will also be cooking dinners for all of us!

It's been awhile since we have seen
our Seattle family.

The excitement is almost to much to take in.

With today modern technology we are so blessed to be able
to keep up almost on a daily bases.

Have you heard of Marco Polo?
It's a video text!
I wonder what  "They" will think up next?!

Happy Trails 🙋

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Fall In McCall

Music, dancing, eating, vendors and having just a great time walking around.
People watching is a big part of the fun.

It was for a good cause,
 McPaws Animal Shelter.

Our place is only a short walk (5 mins) 
to downtown.
Yet, we are surrounded by beautiful trees.

We came back to this
view off the back deck.
It's so quiet.

This is the view from our side window.
We see deer, birds and even a fox running through these trees.

BUT, there have been sightings of a Black Bear 
in our neighborhood.

That's why Tom bought me a can of
Bear Deterrent!

And if that wasn't enough....

He also bought me a can of Bear Mace!

The only wild animals we saw, were deer right
outside our front door.

They lounged in the driveway...

 And don't mind if we take pictures
of them grooming each other.

Doesn't this picture look like the
deer has two heads?

Here's a close up...

Oh ya ... I sent this picture to all my friends with the caption,
Deer with two heads
(hee hee)

It's so nice to get away from all the "noise" of the world and
spend time with someone who
loves me.


"Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but us it as bondslaves of God. Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king."

1 Peter 2:13-17

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

More Fall !

The sunsets have been unreal!
If you were driving, you HAD to pull off
and check it out.

As a church, we have started our
Bible Study.
Another sure sign of Fall.

I volunteered to bring treats.These were such a hit, that
I have included the recipe at the end!

And yes, Tom was my willing
taste tester!

This picture was taken in the
Walmart parking lot.
The greeter at the door stopped me and told me to check out the sunset.
No kidding!

God sure know how to paint the BEST pictures.

And now....
Grandma's  brag book.

 Kimmy and baby Nathan (one month old)


"Share with the Lord's people who are in need. Practice hospitality."
Romans 12:13

Soft Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies


For the Cookies:

2 1/2 cups flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
1/2 ground cloves
1/2 t. salt
1/2 cup butter, soften
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 t. vanilla extract

For the frosting:

1/2 cup  (1 stick) softened butter
1/2 cup softened cream cheese
2-3 cup powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla extract 

For  Cookies:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
     Combing flour , baking powder baking soda, cinnamon nutmeg, ground cloves and salt, set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add pumpkin and egg, vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until well combined. Slowly mix in dry ingredients, Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls, flatten slightly with floured fingers. ( dough will be sticky) 
3. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the edges are set and just turning golden.

For Frosting:

1 Cream butter and cream cheese together. Slowly add powdered sugar and mix with an electric mixer until thick and creamy Add vanilla and mix on high.
2. When cookies are cooled, spread frosting on to with an knife.

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