Thursday, December 31, 2009

Shopping Day

Haleigh, Sydney and Bella escorted me to Marshall's Clothing Store today so they could use their gift cards from Christmas. Here they are looking at the racks and racks of clothing. Sydney has tried on a sweater she ended up buying along with a pair of jeans. Bella bought a shirt and a sweater. Haleigh bought jeans and two tops. I bought three pairs of mittens for $3.00! It was quite an afternoon!

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

Tea Party

We had a tea party today. Sydney and Haleigh are putting nail polish on here. The girls spent hours getting cleaned up, dressed up, and made up!

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


Here is Bella zooming down the City Forest sledding hill! It was a lot of fun. It doesn't really look like a steep hill but it is.
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


Plaid has been staying with us while Rob & Jessica, Tyler, & Haleigh have been having Christmas with Jessica's side of the family. He's such a sweet little dog. He was sleeping and I woke him up to take his picture. Lord, thank You for pets.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day - Advent

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made, without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was Life, and that Life was the Light of man. The Light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
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

4th Sunday of Advent

"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
"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."
Luke 28-20

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Watching TV

This picture is so intriguing to me. Christy, Gus and Mason are watching TV! Just look how Gus is sitting...his hind feet are in mid air, his front feet are bracing him up. He's sitting on the sofa beside Christy! I told you he's a sweet dog! I don't remember what show they were watching but it must have been interesting! I think I remember Lisa's Dalmatian, Duke, sitting like this.
Lord, thank You for pets, especially Gus.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

3rd Sunday of Advent

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

Max, the driver!

Here is Max driving! He's fifteen years old and has his learner's permit. He's a good driver, serious about the responsibility. He got quite the workout today. First of all, the car didn't want to go into reverse! We were moving forward instead of backing up. He finally shut the motor off and started over. Then something clicked and it went into reverse. We backed out and were on our way. Driving to his basketball game was a challenge because he wasn't sure where it was at! We drove and drove. After making a couple of phone calls (no, he didn't talk while driving) asking directions we stopped and asked for help. The man even printed out directions for us! These directions took us on the expressway for a short ways, so he also got some expressway driving! He did good, he stayed calm even in his frustration. I am very proud of him and I'm so glad I agreed to let him drive with me.
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.


Meet Gus! He is Christy's family dog. He's a Rottweiler and is really a sweet dog. He has a vicious bark but he only barks when he hears something out side. He made friends with us right away. Jerry doesn't care for him too much but I love dogs, so I think he's neat. You can't really see how big he is in this picture because he came to close to me but he's like a horse! He's as tall as Maddie or taller! I'll try to get a picture of the two of them if I can.

Lord, thank You for Gus. He's such a good dog and definitely a good watch dog.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Christy! I remember how happy I was to have a second baby girl, that morning you were born! My, how time flies. Now you have two girls of your own, plus three boys, just the same as me. I hope you have a wonderful day. You deserve it! With a husband and five children you have little time for yourself, so take some time to pamper yourself. I love you and wish for you a very happy birthday.
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!

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

2nd Sunday of Advent

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

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Maddie! You are now three years old! What a pretty little girl you are! We'll see you soon and I can't wait! You are our youngest grandchild and we're missing seeing you grow up. But I know you're pretty and sweet! Grandpa and I were there when you were born! Just look at you now! Happy Birthday to you. I love you!

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.