Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Thanksgiving 2018 - McCall, ID

This year our families drove to McCall, Idaho
and we all stayed in our 
two vacation, rental homes.

Todd, Stephanie, Trey and Scarlett 
came from Seattle.
(it was the first time our Seattle family, met baby Nathan)

Kimmy, Mark, Lulu, Levi, Ila May, Silas, Isaac and
baby Nathan
came from Nampa.

Kimmy made a YouTube video that shows
our Thanksgiving fun!


The weather was perfect!
Fresh snow fell and we all went out 
and enjoyed it.

There was a lot of hugging going on!

Kimmy has started a new tradition.
 Who ever is attending Thanksgiving,
signs their name on the white tablecloth.
Each year will be a new color.
Each name then gets embroidered, in that year's color.
This year we used orange.

The full moon peeked out one night.

Looking at The Thomas house.

Highlight for me were all the pictures,
in their matching outfits.

Yes, it was cold and the kids were so good!

Best Thanksgiving!


"But the loving kindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting, on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children's children."

Psalm 103:17 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

My Funny Man

Below is a text to Kimmy
from me,  this morning....

For years now, Kimmy has been helping him
select my birthday presents and Christmas gifts.

What makes this so funny is that Tom is known for
the gifts HE buys for me.
When Kimmy was younger and unable to assist him,
Tom gave me the funnest gifts!

Here are some  of Tom's very memorable gifts.

 *A huge encyclopedia book.
 *A book on how to loose weight.
* Work gloves   (I think he needed some)

But the most memorable gift was an outfit just like the one below.
We lived in Seattle and it rained a lot.

He told me that he knew I like to garden.
So, with this outfit I could work in the rain!

Needless to say, our son wore it one winter as a snowsuit.

So, glad Kimmy is my personal shopper for Tom, these days.

Now Tom just needs to remember where he hides all his gifts!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 15, 2018


This is Mark's birthday cake that I baked for him.
I almost cried when I took the cake out it's pan.

But then I remembered this
 Pintrest picture and thought.
"That's it!"

All I needed were some Kit Kats and some M &M's.

So off to the Dollar Store to get my supplies.

Several candy bars later and you'd never know!

 Results were better then I ever expected.

Happy   Birthday   Mark!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thanksgiving Decorations

Have you noticed that there are very few, if any,
Thanksgiving decorations for sale in stores?
Especially Pilgrims!
It goes from Halloween to Christmas.

  I have a small, but valued. collection of
Pilgrims and a few Indians.

What happened to our history and the stories
 of The Mayflower;
Pursuit of religious freedom;
Giving thanks to God for
even the smallest appreciation;
Friends helping and 
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?


I let our grandchildren play with
my collection of Pilgrims.

I want them to know who about  our History
and why we celebrate.

This year, why don't you add a little American History to
your Thanksgiving table.
And be sure to thank
God for the many blessings
that he has given you.

Here are some facts about why we 
 give THANKS
at this time of year.

1. The Pilgrims came to America to avoid religious rules imposed by England.
2. The Pilgrims asked the King to start a new church, he denied it.
3. The Pilgrims moved to Holland until 1620.
4. On December  11, 1620, they landed at Plymouth Rock.
5. The Wampanago Indians were the people who taught the Pilgrims how to
get the land ready for planting.
6. By the Fall of 1621, only have of the Pilgrims, who sailed on the Mayflower, survived. The survivors, thankful to be alive, decided to prepare a thanksgiving feast.
7. The chief of the Wampanago tribe and about 90 Indians were invited to the feast by the Pilgrim leader, Governor William Bradford.
8. The first Thanksgiving was actually a three days celebration.
 9. Plymouth, Massachusetts looks just like it did in the 17th century.

10, The first Thanksgiving was held in the autumn of 1621
11. Thanksgiving didn't become a national holiday until 200 years later.
 12. Sarah Josepha Hale, convinced President Lincoln to make it a national holiday,
after writing letters for 17 years.

Click here to order a free DVD from
Mike Huckabee about God's Role in American History


"You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God." 

2 Corinthians 9:11

Monday, November 5, 2018

Double Date !

Tom and I took our
 two oldest grandchildren,
to the Lion King in downtown Boise.

We got dressed up and had perfect seats!
The kids excitement kept building, 
  right up until the lights dimmed.

Both Lulu and Levi had smiles 
on their faces the whole time!

The only words from them were,
WOW! and a few laughs.

We went to lunch before hand and
after the play we had dinner and dessert.

Actually, it was first dessert then dinner!

Grandparents can do that!

Still smiling!


"Do everything is love."

1 Corinthians 16:14

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