Monday, June 30, 2014

Penny Love

I have this penny "jar" that holds pennies that I find.
After my dad died several years ago,
 pennies would pop up everywhere.
I found one in the street, just the other day.
I have saved them all !

I bought this cute children's book called,
 Penny Love  by Lisa Soares Hale.

It's about a grandma who is out 
walking with her granddaughter,
 when they find a penny on the ground.
The grandmother tells the little girl,
"Go and pick it up and know that Grandma loves you."
Through the years the little girl finds lots of pennies
and saves them in a penny jar.
And when she does find a penny, she whispers,
"I love you to Grandma."

After reading the book, 
Lulu saw my penny collection.
 That gave me the idea to make her a penny jar.

Here's Lulu with her jar of found pennies.

This book has me crying every time I come to this page!!
It's the little girl all grown up and a grandma.
And when her granddaughter finds a penny,
"the beautiful old woman smiled, looked toward heaven and whispered,
"I love you, too, Grandma!"

I get misty just typing those words!
When I read this story to my grandchildren and 
come to this page,
Levi always asks me if I'm going to cry. 
I always say no, but do anyway.

Well, back to my project.

Now that Levi is old enough 
(and doesn't put pennies in his mouth),
I thought it was time for him to have his own penny jar.

I also have stickers for him so he can decorate his jar,
 just like Lulu did.

I love you, too, Dad!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

What a Good Sport

Ever since Betsy, at My Five Men,
 has found and posted "faces", in different objects,
 I keep finding them in the oddest places, too. 
This one I had Tom pose for me. 
He had no idea what I was doing when I took the picture.
What a good sport!

Tom and I were driving 
when I spotted something in the sky.
I asked Tom to drive a little faster before it got away!
What a good sport!

Again, Betsy has me looking, 
only this time it's up at clouds.

The picture below,
 I titled Two Dogs Kissing!

Then we found
a dinosaur.

Tom is such a good sport!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Another Sign

This sign guy cracks me up!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Father's Day for me

This is my Dad.
The "Big" Norwegian

I don't talk about my  family.
(Since my Dad died, there hasn't been much connection.)
He was the glue that held us together.
He was well loved by everyone and I mean everyone.
Especially me!
He taught me how to love, how to be kind,
 how to show others respect and consideration.
He gave great advice and
 I have passed it down to my children.
He was funny.
He was quiet.
He was a war hero, Purple Heart!
He was a great host.
He was generous.
He loved people. 
Dad passed away shortly after this picture was taken.
Yes, he is smiling. That was his smile! 

As we celebrate Father's Day, I will be 
thinking about MY dad and all that he taught me.

The way I can honor and say thank you Dad, 
is to be a better me.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Birds Everywhere

Tom and I have been enjoying all the birds that congregate in our yard.
I have two feeders for the Sparrows, 
Finches and a host of others that stop by. 
I also have two feeders for humming birds that are inches away from where we sit on the deck.
These "Hummers" dive bomb us!
The entertainment is unbelievable.

As we look outside our dining room window,
we can see all the feeders. 
So breakfast, lunch and dinner we are treated with bird amusement.
Especially now with all the babies that perch along the fence railing, waiting to be fed. 

I have a special birdhouse that Kimmy gave me
  (left behind), when she moved.
The birds have never used it. 
Some have been interested, but no takers.
That is, until this year!

Mom and Dad  Wren are calling it home!
They have been soooo busy fluffing their nest.
Can't wait for the family to appear!

Speaking of appearing...

 Birds have been flying into our cottage!
The top right picture is a bird that flew into the cottage
 while we were taking care of our grandson,Trey.
Now that was amusing!

Again, my hero Tom, came to the rescue.
Being the blogger that I am,
 he couldn't let it go without taking a picture first!
Since then, several more have "visited" us.
They fly in and then fly out.

We really should get a screen door.


Today a baby bird few in and while, my hero Tom, was attempting
to catch the baby, the mother heard it's cries and flew in after it.
Now two birds were in our cottage.
Tom caught the baby and mom followed the baby!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Today's Quote

“The reason why many fail in battle is because they wait until the hour of battle. The reason why others succeed is because they have gained their victory on their knees long before the battle came...Anticipate your battles; fight them on your knees before temptation comes, and you will always have victory.” R. A. Torrey

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