Thursday, December 31, 2009
Now for the style show! Bella is showing off her new white shirt! It fits her very nicely and looks lovely!
Haleigh posing in her new jeans and shirt! They are very nice!
Here are all three girls showing off their new purchases. Haleigh and Sydney both bought new jeans. Bella's pink pants are not new.
Sydney is announcing Bella's new sort of a sweater/shirt. It's very nice.
All three again. Bella, Sydney, and Haleigh. Beautiful granddaughters.
Sydney and Haleigh showing off jeans and sweaters. Very lovely girls!
Lord, thank You for good times, for wise shopping purchases, for granddaughters.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Oh yes, toe nail polish too!
Isabella, Sydney, and Haleigh all ready for the tea party! Don't they look nice?
The table is ready. Bone China cups and saucers. Huckleberry scones, petite egg salad sandwiches, cookies, huckleberry tea and sweet lullaby tea all made up a very nice tea party.
We invited Mrs Patricia Spitz to our tea party. She's a special friend and neighbor.
Thank You, Lord, for special friends, special granddaughters and special tea parties.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sydney and Haleigh going down together on a saucer. It wasn't real crowded today which surprised us. It was a good day for sledding.
Lord, thank You for fun days, for snow, for granddaughters.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1-5, 14
Sunday, December 20, 2009
"But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests."
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told."
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Lord, thank You for pets, especially Gus.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you."
Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." Luke 1:26-33
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Dear Lord, thank You for Max. Please be with him as he learns to drive and goes on to get his drivers license. It's such a responsibility and I'm very proud of him. Please keep him safe.
Lord, thank You for Gus. He's such a good dog and definitely a good watch dog.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Lord, thank You for Christy. She is a very busy wife and mother. Please keep Your Hand of protection on her as she drives here and there. Guide her as she raises her five children. Please draw her to Yourself and bless her with Your Presence. I love her and You love her even more.
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Happy Birthday Rob! The years keep flying by. You're my youngest child and I know, it's not always easy to be the youngest. I think you're a good husband and I know you're a great dad! It won't be long til you'll have two more kids. I'm looking forward, along with you, to Elmise and Armon coming home to live with you. I wish for you a very happy, happy birthday. I love you, Rob.
Dear Lord, thank You for Rob. He's a good son, husband, father, brother, friend. Please guide him, help him to find a job soon. There are so many folks out of work now but, Lord, he's got two more children coming soon. Please undertake for him. Oh, You know all about that. Thank You for leading and guiding Rob. I love him and You love him even more.
Sunday, December 06, 2009
The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
a light has dawned.
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:2 & 6
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Lord, thank You for Maddie. She's a precious child of Yours. Please keep Your Hand upon her as she grows up. Keep her from any harm or danger. Help her to learn of You and to love You. I love her and You love her even more.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Then Isaiah said, "Is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
Isaiah 7:13, 14
Saturday, November 28, 2009
1. Jesus Christ- my Lord and Saviour. My new freedom in Christ as written in My Growth Story.
2. Mother and Dad. Dad is gone now and I miss him so much I can't even tell you how much. Mother is doing so well it's incredible. At 95 1/2 years her mind is so good, she even recognizes my voice on the phone!
3. Jerry. My husband of 50 years! How he could live with me all these years is beyond me...
4. Pam, Ted, Tim, Christy, Rob. My wonderful children and their spouses.
5. Andrew, Matthew, Kaleb, Tyler, Annie, Max, Megan, Haleigh, Miller, Sydney, Isabella, Mason, Maddie, and soon to be Elmise and Armon and Katie! My wonderful, delightful grandchildren!
6. Richard, Lorraine, Bill. My interesting, loving siblings.
7. Extended family. Including: sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, anyone else who claims to be related!
8. Friends. Small group friends; friends & neighbors, old & new, elderly & young.
9. Health. My wonderful doctor.
10. My home. Our dream house we've lived in for 12 years already!
11. My church. My place of worshiping God with a body of believers.
12. My country. Where we have the freedom to worship as we believe according to the Word of God.
I love to decorate for Christmas but I'm not young any more! It's such a job to get everything out of our store room, bring it downstairs, take down the regular decorations, (international doll collection, precious knick-knacks that only mean something special to me), put them all away. My granddaughter's are a life saver! They worked so hard yesterday taking things down and putting Christmas (mainly Nativity sets, I have many.) things up. (I'm having to put the old things away today and tomorrow, oh to be young again.)
(I'm sitting here crying now! Jerry asked what I'm writing so I read what I've written so far and couldn't read it out loud with getting emotional! He said it's okay. What a guy!)
Lord, I do praise You. You are Sovereign, All Knowing, In Control, Love, Peace, Joy, Mercy, Grace, Creator and Saviour. Thank You for saving me. Having Jesus as my own personal Saviour is so undeserving and yet, so true to Your Word. Thank You for all Your blessings to me. I don't deserve them or You. But thank You. Please help me to live my life in such a way to show Jesus in my life. Help others to see Him in my every day living.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Here is Bella, sound asleep. Haleigh and Sydney wanted me to take her picture.
Haleigh and Sydney posing for the camera! This is my chair in the loft, where I spend many night time hours.
Haleigh and Sydney watching the movie on Hallmark channel. Grandpa asked how come they took over Grandma's chair!
Dear Lord, thank You for Haleigh, Sydney, and Isabella. They are precious granddaughters. I love them and You love them even more!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
In this picture is Haleigh, Jessica, Tyler, and Rob. Next year Armon and Elmise will be here too! In fact, they may be here in a couple of months! We have so much to be thankful for. We had a traditional Thanksgiving dinner like we always do: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, salad, dinner rolls, pumpkin pie or apple pie. A couple of items were missing this year, due to my neglect. Candied sweet potatoes and cranberries.
The sweet potatoes we'll have tomorrow, but skip the cranberries. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Both of our daughters called.
Lord, thank You for families, for our bountiful food, for good times.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Happy Birthday, Annie! Sweet sixteen! I can't believe it! The years are just zooming by! I'm very proud to be your grandma. You're very sweet and very pretty! I wish we could be closer to you. You're growing up in spite of the miles between us. Thank goodness with blogging and facebook we're able to keep in touch on an almost daily basis. Have a wonderful day today. I love you and wish for you a very happy birthday!
Lord, thank You for Annie. She's a delightful granddaughter. Please watch over her, protect her, and guide her. Please help her to allow You to fulfill the plan You have for her life. I love her and You love her even more.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Today was our November Senior Luncheon at church. We had our biggest turnout ever! Two of us counted 59! So that's a pretty close count. It was just a plain old fashioned pot luck and boy, did we ever have lots of food! We even had some party crashers! Aren't they cute? Two of our pastor's and families stayed to eat with us today. These three children belong to Pastor Scott and Emma and Pastor Eric and Susie.
Dear Lord, thank You for our wonderful friends. Thank You for for wonderful food and fellowship we had today.
This year's bell choir! They do so well! It's just a real treat to have them play for us! It's hard to see them in this picture and I wish you could hear them. Their bells are colored and their director, Emma, holds cards with the colored bells on them so when they see their color they really ring their bell or bells. The older kids hold two bells. It's really sweet. They'll be playing two or three more times before Christmas.
Heavenly Father, how I praise You for the sound of ringing bells! Thank You for these precious children as they make a joyful sound for You.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Lord, thank You for Plaid. Thank You for letting us take care of him while Rob & Jessica are in Haiti. Please give them a safe trip back home today and tonight.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Happy Birthday Ted! You're a great son and a great father to your girls. You are so creative with your metal works projects. I love my candle holders and my latest---advent candle holder wreathe. I'll be using it soon. We love it when you come to visit for weekends. Sydney and Bella are growing so quickly, which reminds me---that's also how quickly you grew. I wish for you a very happy birthday. I love you and wish we could be with you today.
Lord, bless Ted especially today, his birthday. Life is hard sometimes but Ted loves You and trusts You to guide him. Bless him as a father, as a son, as a friend, as a worker, as a man. I love him so much and You love him even more.
Monday, November 02, 2009
Here is Larry, myself, Jerry, and John.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The UPS man brought this jack-o-lantern full of candy to our door Wednesday evening! Earlier Jerry had asked me if I bought any tootsie rolls today! No...but there are tootsie rolls in here! So he's already eaten one and I ate a caramel kiss! Now who would send something like this? Only one person...a sister!
Thank you, Lorraine. Even though I need all that candy like I need a hole in my head! There's just about every kind of candy in here you can think of! (Click on the picture to see it up close.)
Lord, thank You for sisters and birthdays. Thank You for Lorraine.