Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Stockings Were Hung By The Chimmey...

Tom and I got up early and 
headed over to see the grandchildren
open their stockings.
So thankful, that they live just down the street!

Stockings are so fun!
When you get to the orange, at the toe,
you know you are done.

Kimmy did find a toy in Levi's stocking from 
last year! 
So she re-gifted it!

Look at the Snickers Candy Bar that Isaac got!
Somehow, I think Tom had something to do with that!

Even the stocking became


Kimmy, Tom and I
headed downstairs, ahead of the grand kids. 
to the Christmas tree,
where all the presents were.

Everyone was happy, excited and

I love this picture of the kids helping 
each other open gifts.

They were happy 
and excited for each other.

Mark's turn!

Isaac's gift from Tom and me
was a Pendleton blanket.

Each of our grandchild has received their
 own special blanket.

This is Isaac's!

Lulu handmade ALL her gifts to everyone.
When she wrapped the gift
she decided to use a code
 instead of revealing the names. 

I had to take this picture.

This was my code name!

Best Christmas picture!

This was a great Christmas!


"This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Psalms 118:24 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

PJ's...It's a Tradition

Christmas Eve, our grandchildren 
get to open ONE gift.
The parents choose the gift and
every year it's the same.

Not to sure who has caught on to this gift, 
but no matter what, it's always fun to open it!

This year, one more present was added,
a book.
The pictures are focusing on Levi because
 he got his first Bible, 
embossed with his name.
He has learned to read and this was a
 very special gift.

Even Isaac got new PJ's and a book.

This was a tradition that Tom and I did
when our kids were young.
I'm so happy that Kimmy and Mark
 carried it on.


"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
Proverbs 22:6

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Eve At The Barn

We received a foot of new snow.
The temperature was in the teens.
We all bundled up. 

The barn was decorated with lights, inside and out.

The horses and goats were temporally outside.
While we huddled inside.
We arrived early and found our seats.

We sang Christmas Carols and
listened to words of hope.

I didn't get a picture of the friendly barn cat that
 sat on the railings, (eye level).
He seemed to love having company and a few laps, 
while we sang.


Friday, December 23, 2016



"Oh coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother, and they bowed down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. And they had been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route." 

                          Matthew 2:11-12

Monday, December 19, 2016


It's that time of year!
When the Peppermint ice cream 
is on the shelves.
This ice cream only shows up
right before Christmas and 
then it's gone, until next year.

And they don't stay on the shelves for very long.

Tom, the Ice Cream Man,
says it's the best 
ice cream he has eaten!


"I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me."
Philippians 4:13 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Light Tour

A quick tour of our neighborhood
Christmas lights.

I called this one Sleeping Santa.

Some people go all out!

This one, you have to look carefully.
The middle house put up lights 
but hung them in a care free style.

Conserving on electricity.

 Hands down my favorite!
The star and empty manger


"When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy."

Mark 2:10

Saturday, December 10, 2016

"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign:

The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son

and call him Immanuel."

~Isaiah 7:14~

Lulu, our 9 year old grand 
daughter made this
 nativity scene.
It was my birthdays gift 
from her!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Mr. Blue Eyes -

This is Isaac who is 6 months old.
Kimmy sent me this series of pictures.

They crack me up!

 I'm sitting up....

Guys, look at me!

  Ahh Oh!


 Oh no!


 Where did everyone go?

I'll wait here until mommy
has me do it again.

December Snow


"Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil."

Ephesians 6:11 

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