Sunday, January 24, 2016

What did you do on Saturday?
We went to the Park!

It was a cool but very nice afternoon.
We meet a few others there, also.
 We all gathered with the same 
motivation and passion.

This year's, March For Life!

 We started out,
 at Julia Davis Park
and marched to the State Capital.

Tom and I, plus a thousand others,
 took to the streets.
We were escorted with flashing lights
by the cities finest, the Boise police.

It was a short walk to the State Capital,
 which took about 10 minutes.
 Families with babies, teenagers, couples (young and old),
large groups, individuals, some singing, some just walking.
All of us were passionate and wanted our voices heard.
Heading in the same direction!

 Tom and I were at the head of the pack,
 so I took advantage of the moment.
I went up the steps and got this picture from the podium.

There were guest speakers ranging from 
religious clergy to State Congressional members.
The  Guest Speaker was Ramona Trevino. 
She was a former
 Director of Planned Parenthood 
in Sherman, Texas.
She had a compelling story of her 
conviction and conversion.

We had a great afternoon!
Tom and I have a passion for
those who can't speak up for themselves.


"Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward."
 Psalms 127:3

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Craft Time

First off,
 we have a new center piece
 for our table,
Very handy, just grab and go.


The other day, our son Todd, texted me 
asking for some help.
He wanted some ideas for 
"Table Time" for Trey, my grandson.

I would have Table Time with Trey,
when I babysat him.
It started out as a learning time 
on how to sit and learn.
Mostly, how to sit still for 
a period of time, (30 minutes or so).

Todd has continued this activity with Trey!

So, I jumped at the chance to help Todd.
I found these matching games
 and they looked like fun.
My sources:

 I printed off two of the matching, flower games.
One on computer paper and the other
on a more study paper.
 I then mounted the computer paper onto 
black construction paper.
Contact paper was used to wrap it for 
more durable feel.

This is my method of wrapping.
I cut the corners on a diagonal, after placing
the game face down on the sticky side, 
Then I folded each side.

The "cards" were then cut out.

This is the Cat In The Hat matching game.
You can flip the board over for another
set of hats, to find.

Sure do miss this little guy!
He has grown so much since
 we last saw him.
This is a current picture of Trey
 doing Table Time,
with his dad, the other day.
Trey has advanced way past the sitting and
is more onto learning!


"A good person leaves inheritance to their's children's children, but a sinner's wealth in stored up for the righteous."

Proverbs 13:22 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Colored plastic cups in 
FOUR different colors!!

We had the two older grandchildren 
stay overnight.
They were entertained for hours
building towers.
It took skill, patience and
a little help to reach the top.

 The best part was...
watching the tower fall down! 

Another special time was 
watching Lulu bake,
all on her own!
She is gluten free and made baked oatmeal 
with oats that are gluten free!
She enjoys this recipe and decided to
add it to her growing collecting 
of recipes.

 Oh, just one more tower before bed!

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Tom and I started volunteering. 
It's at drug and alcohol program, 
plus a health clinic.

How fun to do with Tom!
Very rewarding, too! 
It reminds me of the school job,
 I retired from.

I greet those that come in at the front desk.
I also call patients, 
to see how they are doing
and if there is something that we can do
to help them.

Tom says I'm a natural at this.
I told him I did something similar for years, 
so it is easy.
A lot of memories came back from my 
working days.

"Volunteer are paid in six figures,..
~ Gayla Le Maire~


"For you are called to Freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' "

~Galatians 5:13-14~

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

What is the difference 
between a Clementine and Tangerine? 

Clementines are the smallest members of the
mandarin family and are seedless.
The peel is smooth, glossy and a deep orange.

They are available from
November until April. 

This varietal was created by a French missionary
over a 100 years ago.
His name was Marie-Clement Rodier.

Clementines have been a staple, as a centerpiece,
on our kitchen table for the past month.

Look what landed on the table 
when I replenished 
the bowl.


"He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.
He counts the stars and calls them by name. How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding  is beyond comprehension!"

Psalms 147: 3-5 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Baby It's Cold Outside

This "picture" was taken this morning.
The temperature keeps going down
and I love it!

Christmas is packed away for another year.
Some of my friends are a little
 disappointed that all the lights and
 sparkle from the decorations are gone.

Not me!
I have my Snowmen and candles that brighten our home.

 I have been collecting Snowmen for years.
When we downsized and moved,
I sadly had to let go of most of them.
But not my favorites!
The kitchen corner holds most of them.

 The  top of the refrigerator has a few.

This year I add two more.
Actually, the grand kids added these
 to the french doors, that go outside.

A few snowmen found their way into the living room.
It might be cold outside
but the sun is shining,  
right through our windows. 

With the glow of the candles 
and the joy of my Snowmen,
our home is warm inside. 


"But godliness is actually a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment."

1 Timothy 6:6

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