Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Potpourri or Mishmash

The morning sunrises have been outstanding.
This is from this morning, taken from our backyard.

While out for my morning walk,
 this old tree greets me.
Today, I returned the favor, by taking it's picture.

Have you been to the Post Office lately?
This caught my eye, 
waiting in a somewhat long line.

I love getting mail!
And not just email.

Roaming around the thrift store,
you can see some really odd and funny 
signs that people have discarded. 

Thanksgiving Grandparents Picture

Of course it wasn't one take...
These are just some of the out-takes


"with all humility and greatness, with patience, bearing with one another in love"
Ephesians 4:2

Friday, November 25, 2016

Christmas Tree Ornaments

A few years back, I started giving Trey, 
our grandson, 
a Star to hang on his Christmas tree.

Then, last year I made a Rosebud, made out felt, for Scarlett.
This year I found a fun pattern
 for Scarlett's Rosebud ornament.

Once I started making Rosebuds, I couldn't stop.
Lulu and Ila May are now getting one.
So, Levi, Silas and Isaac needed their own stars!
Each grandchild is getting a homemade
Christmas Tree ornament from
Grammie-goo and Omie

Yes, I have two names. Each family calls me something different.
Poor Tom, gets so confused when we visit one family and then the other.

Rosebud pattern click  HERE

For the star pattern, I used a cookie cutter.


"God made two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also"

Genius 1:16 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Playing and Visiting

Harvest Party

Our church has an annual Harvest Party every year.
It's always fun, rain or shine. This year it was rain,
But that doesn't matter!
We're from Seattle!
What's a little water?

1. Invitation 
2. The ride over, so Fall'ish   
3. Craft table
4. Hay ride for small kids  
5 .Cowboys! 
6. Leaning how to Rope
7. Lulu's apple pie for the contest.
8. Lulu looking on... 
9. Papa is a judge this year!
(No, Lulu didn't win. She was happy for the girl who did win)

Saying Good-bye

But before we left for a trip to Seattle, 
we spent sometime with our daughter's family.
We celebrated Reformation day!
Activities went on all day long.
This was the scene when we drove away.
We'd be gone for two weeks.
It was quite the send off!

Two weeks in Seattle.

So much went on while we were in Seattle/Redmond.

First stop...
hugs and kisses from these two!

Trey (4yrs) and Scarlett (1 yr.)

Tom and I also watched the World Series.
Image result for world series 2016
Congratulations Chicago Cubs!

Todd and Stephanie  hosted an 
early Thanksgiving for
Tom's side of the family.

We spent a lot of time with our grand kids.

Trey and I baked banana bread.
Trey loves my banana bread.
"Omie, we ran out of banana bread!"
So, every few weeks, 
I bake a loaf and mail it to him.
I tell him that I put a lot of LOVE into each loaf,.
That's why it's so good.

This is a jar of LOVE
We used a pinch of it when we made our loaf.

Scarlett loves her Papa!

Trey was so excited to show me how he 
can draw a sailboat and spell his name.

Tom and I also took sometime to just relax and
enjoy some familiar places.

The weather was BEAUTIFUL.
They were calling it 

Little more love from Papa...

We won't be back until after the new year.
Glad we brought over all the Christmas gifts!


"Let all you do be done in love."

1 Corinthians 16:14

Saturday, November 19, 2016

What Time Is It?

It's time to return to Blogging.
I was tempted to hang it up.

I don't like good-byes.
I really, don't like when someone stops blogging and just disappears.
But that's the controlling part of me,
I ... need time to say good-bye.

Blogging has changed
and... so has everything else.
Some good and some not so good.

Blogging is a great way to meet people,
 from all over the world 
and share ideas, thoughts and even become "friends".
Over the years (this is my ninth year blogging),
 I have meet some really very, special women,
 who have touched my heart and 
helped me more then they know.
All this, without meeting or talking to each other.
I think that is so special!

Over the passed nine years, 
I have grown in my writing skills (still can't spell),
 learned what makes a good photograph, 
and left a wonderful legacy for my grandchildren.

You see, I never knew my grandmothers,
on either side of my family.
Who were they?
What did they do, think, look like?
Did they like to sing, cook, sew?
Did they go to church?
What were their views on God, politics or even life?
I have NO IDEA!
Questions that will go unanswered!

That's why it's important for me,
 to share with my grandchildren, who I am.
It's the reason I started to blog, nine years ago.
I wanted my grand daughter to KNOW,
 who I am.

So, for now, I will continue blogging, 
for ALL of my grandchildren
and a few remaining "friends".

Besides, Kimmy likes to read my posts, too.


"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

Galatians 6:9

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