Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Saturday, November 30, 2013


Our Thanksgiving this year is not the traditional Norman Rockwell one.
Growing up, my mother would always put the whole turkey on the table.
Dad would carve it.
It is tradition and Allen and I continued that tradition.
Here is the turkey my mother made for us another year.  
She always decorates it so nice!

This year is a little different.  
With Mom's fall, it was going to be too much to do the turkey.
  And Mindy was working on Thanksgiving Day.  
So on Thanksgiving Day Mom invited us to the Home for a cafeteria-style meal.  

As we walked the halls of the Home, a comment was made that this would be a great place to find names for new babies.  The old names seem to be coming in vogue, don't they?  How about....


We will be celebrating our family Thanksgiving Day on Saturday.  
We decided not to do the traditional turkey/mashed potato.  
We are going to do bbq meatballs instead.  But we WILL do pies!!  
Apple, pumpkin and pecan!

Friday, November 29, 2013


We had our extended family Thanksgiving last Saturday.


Playing Thanksgiving Bingo
 Sid won the first game - his prize was Snickers

Thank You, Lord, for the blessing of family!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Grandparents' Day

We got an invite to the grandchildren's school for 
Grandparent's Day!

Adam's mother and I drove together to the little town up north.
We visited Hannah's 3rd grade class first.

 Each child took turns introducing their grandparent and said something special they did with them.  Hannah said she likes to go to Chucky Cheese with Gramsie.
When she introduced me (she calls me Nana), she said she likes to go shopping with me.

Then we were also to say something special about our grandchild.  Gramsie said how creative Hannah is and enjoys crafts.  I mentioned how we like to take walks and that Hannah takes good photographs.  I even use some of her photography in my blog!
 Each grandparent also was to tell a little bit about their school days and how it was different than today.  Things like the girls had to wear dresses, or had to walk 2 miles to school (up hill and back in the snow, right?).  I mentioned how I rode the train to school, 3 hours one way, so that I had to stay in a dormitory during the week.

After visiting Hannah's class, we went to Sophia's kindergarten.

 The children showed us their classroom and some of their work.

They sang some songs for us.  Very cute!!

As we left, Hannah and Sophia showed us some of their art work in the hallway.

And of course, any good grandparent takes their grandchildren out for a little treat after any program!!


Psalms 103:17  “But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—”

"What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies." – Rudolph Giuliani 

"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children." – Alex Haley