Sunday, August 7, 2022

Celebrating : One Thousand Posts!

A thousand posts is a lot and yet for some, it's not.
Life is full and time is short.
So, with that said, I want to reminisce a little,
here we go... 


January 3, 2009 was my first blog post.
 Not knowing what blogs were and lurking around at a few blogs,
 I finally figured out what they were and I joined the fun.
I taught myself everything by trial and err.

Fun Facts:

I created my first Blog under another name.
I called it Windsor Vista, the neighborhood we lived in.
I forgot (or more like didn't know) how to get back to it and lost it.
My first comment was from 
(And she is still with me.)
I made so many "friends"  along the way. 
I knew their families, sorrows and joys.
is another loyal friend.
  Most blogging friends have sadly, faded into the computer.
When I finally learned how to add 
 pictures from my camera, 
blogging became more personal.
My first picture that I took was a profile 
of Kimmy and Lulu's little hands

1000 Candy Hearts.

At the time I started blogging, 
I had a full time job at a local high school;
We had been in our home for 24 years;
Was an Empty Nester;
 Tom and I had celebrated 30 years marriage;
and we had
one Grandchild,  Lulu who was 1 yr.

1000 Tiny Lights

The main reason I started blogging,
was for my grandchildren. 

I grew up not knowing my two Grandmothers.
Actually, I really only had one Grandma 
and I didn't see much of her before she died.

Today, Lulu logs onto her computer and reads my blog!
So, I will continue to write and share my life.
There might be a chance that the 
other 8 grand kids might be logging on someday.

1000 Red Roses

Most used Labels:

                      Family   = 361 entries
 Capturing Moments   = 316 entries 
           Grandchildren   = 243 entries 

I talk a lot about my family!

One Thousand Gallesies

Kimmy, our daughter, will sneak onto my blog and do a surprise a post. Those are fun!

Tom prof reads and has saved me from many embarrassing moments.
He will also be my photographer, in a pinch. He has improved his camera skills immensely.

We’ll be driving and I yell, STOP! 
He’ll slam on the brakes while I’m reaching for my camera and set up for the perfect picture.
Tom will look at me, while he is backing up the car and
ask, "Did you get the picture?".
What a great Blogger Husband!

One Thousand Dollar Bill

We have moved three times.
3+3+3= Nine grandchildren.
Three dogs.
Three churches.
Three computers.
Three hospital stays.

One Thousand People

Same husband
Same hairstyle
Same best girlfriend
Same favorite color

One Thousand Apples

A lot of things have changed since I've started blogging. 
I have grown in knowledge and understanding.
And my hair is grayer. 

The one and only thing that will 
never change is my
All the things that I have been through, 
I know God was, is and will be with me.
 I love Jesus 
And I look forward to being with Him.

One Thousand Pennies

I want to thank all of you for your kind support, ideas and sweet friendships.
Until next time...



"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not parish but have eternal life."

John 3:16


Sunday, July 24, 2022


our olderst grandchild, 
(who isn't a child anymore ),
asked me what my favorite movie is.
We had a fun conversation about our choices.

Mine is, Anne of Green Gables.

Here is Lulu in front of our sweet, friend's home, 
which remind me of Green Gables.

After discussing which was better
 the book or the movie,
Lulu wanted me to read her 
Anne of Green Gables.
She said, "The book is so much better then the movie.".

Yes, she was right, the book was so much better then the movie. 
You can actually use your imagination!
I loved it!!!!!

"Isn't is splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? 
It just makes me feel glad to be alive-- it's such an interesting world, 
It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it?
There'd be no scope for imaginationn then, would there?"
~Anne of Green Gables~

Taking a cue from the book,
I found a fun and romantic spot to read.

"It must be a great deal better to be a sensible woman.
I don't believe I'd really want to be a sensible person,
 because they are so unromantic."
~Anne of Green Gables~


As a Thank You to Lulu for loaning her book to me,
I made her a bookmarker
specifically for her book.

I pressed Violas...

and added a Bible verse that I really like.

What I learned from reading 
Anne of Green Gables, 
is that an imigination is a good thing and I 
need to stop and try to use it more often.

But I don't think I'll quit being sensible or wise, either.


"Let all you do be done in Love."
1 Cornithians 16;14


Thursday, July 14, 2022

New At This...

Learning how to eat from our garden.

Every step is a learning experience.
From how to harvest and how to preserve or use
the produce to it's fullest potential.

We learned how to pickle our first batch of beets.

Tom jumped in to lend a hand (or two).

These are really delicious!

And the best part is,
there are so many more beets waiting in the garden.
Next... we might try canning some.


The lettuce is doing so well!
This is for dinner tonight, when our family 
comes for dinner!

Menu: Chicken Caesar Salad, crusty bread,
and pickled beets on the side.

At Grandma's house, there is always dessert...
Root Beer Floats tonight.
With tempertures up in the 100's, it will be a perfect dessert.

Freshly picked carrots are a great way to start off the evening.
I hope they washed the carrots first.
How do you use your garden produce?


"If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land."

Isaiah 1:19


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