Sunday, June 28, 2015


Lucy, meet Snowball.
Snowball, meet Lucy.

Snowball is our grand daughter's bunny.
They went on vacation and we are taking care of her bunny.

Lucy is dwarfed by Snowball and she
just didn't understand this visitor.

Here in Idaho (and all across the West Coast)
the temperatures are HOT.

Too hot for an animal with a fur coat.

So, Snowball has been moved inside for now.


"Know well the conditions of your flocks,
And pay attention to your herds:"

Proverbs 27:23

Saturday, June 20, 2015

More Growing

 Tom built me a raised garden.
I was inspired because the growing season over 
here is L-O-N-G and
 I didn't want to miss out. 
This is the year of experimenting with as many
vegetable seeds as possible.
We had the grand kids over for the afternoon.
I asked each of them,
 what they would like me to plant.
  After their suggestions, we celebrated our "picks" with 
a frozen popsicle. 

Talk about growing.
Look at these guys. 

Tom on the other hand...
Well, let's just say,  he had other frozen
treats on his mind.
Kimmy introduce the store,
 Cash and Carry to Tom.
Yes, he bought BOTH, 5 gallon tubs of ice cream.

What a blessing to have room in
 Kimmy and Mark's freezers!
We've been having fun going over on these HOT
 evenings, for a bowl of ice cream.


"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do,
do all to the glory of God."
1 Corinthians 10:31

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Backyard Tour

Well, it's been a little over two months
 since we have moved to Idaho.
Let's take a tour of the backyard.

This is the view of the back
 patio from our kitchen.
The red strip is a caution tape for a fast, moving,
6 year old,
 who doesn't stop to notice that the
screen is closed.
To the left is the eating area.

To the right is the visiting area.
~early morning sun~

The patio is the whole length of the house!
When we were looking for a home, 
I had three desires. 
A west facing house, a covered back patio
 and air conditioning 
I got them all!
In the far corner is our "Papa Bear".
Our kids gave this to Tom a few years ago
 for Father's Day.
He has been with us through all our moves.

The geraniums are very special to me.
The one on the left has been in our yard/patio for three years.
The one on the right has been with us for two years.
I have learned to "winter them over". 
I'm hoping to do it this winter, too.

This area is our "garden". 
(No, that's not a wishing well, it's our irrigation water.)

We are growing beans, peas, cucumbers, peppers and
hybrid, thorn-less, blackberries!
We have an apple tree and a peach tree, also.
What you can't see are the raspberries and grapes.

Ahhhh...cherry tomatoes and they are ready!
First thing I planted when I moved in.

One of my very favorite things to do in
our backyard,
 is to hang out the laundry.
I have been wanting to do this for years!


"By wisdom a house is built,and by understanding
it is established; by knowledge the rooms
are filled with all precious and pleasant riches."
Proverbs 24:3-4

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Visiting Home

Going back "home" was like a vacation.
But the best part was this!
We arrived well after Trey's bedtime, so in the morning I got up early
 and waited for him to wake up.

It was better than I had dreamed about!
We were inseparable for hours.

Our time together was spent on walks, a ferry boat ride, a bon fire, cooking, eating,
singing, reading, playing cars ("Play cars Ommie"), snugging and loving each other!

Image result for john deere tractors

We brought over some things for Trey.
Since we live in Farm Land, I thought 
things about John Deer would be perfect.
I also, put together a packet about the history
 and some fun facts about the company.

Trey, don't grow up to fast.

"Ommie loves you more than 
there are stars in the sky."

Sunday, June 7, 2015

I'm getting ready for
wet, sloppy kisses 
Crusher Hugs!

I'm going to have a
(click here for explanation)

We are going back to the Seattle area
to visit with our son Todd, Stephanie
and grandson Trey.

Last time I saw Trey was, well... 
a LONG  time ago!
Plus, I need to check on my patient, Stephanie.
I'm going to be her Doula.
They are having a little girl, around Sept. 10.

I don't know if we can cram everything into 
these few short days.
But I'm going to try!
I am so excited to see them!

I'm leaving you with a picture of some
 "broken-off" flowers.
 I made an cheery arrangement from them.
The yellow flowers are from my 
tomato plant. Ooops!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

This is,  
aka husband, Tom,  or
 what the little people around here call, Papa.

Dressed to impress, 
he has his Tough Guys Wear Pink shirt,
infamous platform shoes, 
missed matched socks and 
experimental equipment in hand,
 ready for his students. 

 Today, he is teaching the home school students
about Solids, Liquids, Gases
and Condensation.

 Mr. Science took his class outside for the next experiment.  
This one is about how M &M's,
when placed in water, the color dissolves,
the "M" floats to the top and the chocolate can be eaten! 


"Train up a child, in the way he should go, 
and when he is old he will not depart from it."

Proverbs 22:6

Monday, June 1, 2015

Looking Up

Do you see it?
In the clouds,
a Tow truck and the little sports car.

Tom and I were driving down the freeway.
 I just about gave Tom a heart attack when I yelled, 

Tom shook his head when he looked over at me, 
I was snapping pictures and muttering,
I'm SO going to Blog about this!

Here is a closer look at the darker clouds.
Do you see the Tow truck and car?

Look up!
You never know what you will find.


"But being full of the Holy Spirit.
he gazed intently into heaven
and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing
at the right hand of God."

~ Acts 7:55 ~

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