Monday, December 31, 2018


Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year 2019 with love, health and happiness. Be joyful too. It is going to be my word for the new year.
A New Year;s pup for Aw....Mondays . Stop by and wish Sandee and the gang a great new year too.
Always a perfect share...Love is...
OH Maxine, I Love this one! I think we are all guilty on breaking them so stop making them! Hee Hee Hee!
Psalm 126:3 fits perfectly into my 2019 plan. I hope we are showered with much joy, everyone of us.
We were stylish at the December 2,2017 wedding of Rebekah and Zach. Some of my memories throughout the years.
Harrison with Alastor Avery, he loves this tiny brother. His mommy said he kissed his brother's head and laid down with him. Priceless and joy filled.
Summertime at OneUp and the Blake Street Bombers.
Hannah and Nick at the Old Spaghetti Factory, downtown, this past April, a few months before they closed their doors.
Happy New Year's Eve heading into 2019 with Brittany and Brody and Jeremy Missing Addy tonight as they had a fantastic dinner at the Texas de Brazil. Addy was off on a different New Year's adventure.
Meeting Alastor Avery for the first time, Noelle and Roger. The grammie and the Papa.
Thor and Loki waiting on their nightly belly rubs! Are they spoiled or what?
Zach and Rebekah meeting Pearl Harbor Survivor Sterling Cale in Hawaii in June this year.
See you soon.

Monday, December 24, 2018


Wishing everyone a beautiful and bright and Merry CHRISTmas,
Santa was a great guy, I was just afraid of everyone when I was small. I love that my mom took the time to have a photo made with the jolly fellow when I was small.
This Santa was a good fellow. He worked for the Crews Beggs department store when I was a child.
A message to share to everyone.
These great grands are so precious. Devin  (11)is the oldest grandson for our daughter Noelle and her hubby Roger , Alastor Avery is the youngest born December 18, 2018, Although we saw Alastor earlier in the day, we missed the other greats because we were at our church service. Noelle took this precious photo.
I love CHIRSTmas and especially the story behind it. This is a favorite verse.
Can Maxine make you smile out loud? She is a real hoot.
Love is...always says it best.
Wish Sandee a Merry CHRISTmas and join her and everyone for  Aw....Mondays. Cat and Dog wish you happy holidays too.
A final post share for Annie with Sparks who has been taking a much needed break. Have a blessed and beautiful holiday. 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Birthday Wishes and More

My child isn't a child anymore but I love her so much! The firstborn, we are celebrating a double birthday with her and her hubby. Happy birthday Noelle and Roger. Have an awesome weekend filled with wonderful joys.
My son-in-law Roger has a big hog. Unfortunately this year has not been kind to him. He had surgery on both shoulders and he is still recuperating. Say some prayers for him please.
I have a December birthday too and this was my cake. I love the Incredibles. Teri at my local Safeway bakery does a terrific job. Noelle and Roger do not have any cakes to share. They have a fun filled weekend planned.
Good words to ponder.
Even though sparks has taken a much needed break. here is a perfect share today. EVen the Grinch was kind.
A CHRISTmas wish from Love
 Sandee has the link to Brian's Thankful Thursday blog hop.  Thankful Thursday

Monday, November 19, 2018


I am trying to continue the Alphabet post and I find that fun is always a good option. I use to watch my greatest grandboy Harrison and he was fun! He is smart and silly and kind and loving. I miss my days with him but I always find time to think about him.
I am always grateful. There are days that drag us all down. I like to think about the good in people, the kindness in simple things. I feel thankful and grateful and most of all blessed each day I live. The holidays can be so difficult for some folks so I try to be extra kind and grateful. I thought G for grateful fit perfectly here. List all the things you are grateful for. I bet they will outweigh the things that make you unhappy.
Harrison tells me this is my dance. I LOVE dancing but this Mickey Mouse Clubhouse "Hot dog Dance" is a favorite because Harrison and I would dance together everyday. That child has so much energy. We have hot dogs on the grill in the summertime so it is a big win for me! I figured Hot Dog was a great H word and reminded me of my childhood where you'd go to the drive in movies and the food commercials featured the hot dog jumping in and out of the bun! I love good memories.
Oh Maxine, you are a tough old bird! We have both ham and turkey for our Thanksgiving Day celebration. This year we have a smaller group. Only 18 of us including the hubby and I, Rebekah and Zach, our gracious hosts, Hannah, Nick, Noelle, Roger, , Jeremy, Brittany, Addy and Brody with Alexis and Jake. Everyone is pitching in for a favorite dish or two.
MY friend Carole wrote a social media post stating clearly , "PUT DOWN YOUR DAMN PHONES". Harsh, I don't think so. I think we all need to learn to respect those we are with and  put those phones away. We aren't going to perish without them.

 This is another pet peeve of mine. I feel when people use this they are just trying to get away from you. I am a Chatty Cathy but if you have other things to do, speak up! This is just plain R U D E! I have a friend who is so up front I imagine some folks would find her rude. She lives in another state and when we chat on the phone and she has to use the bathroom, she speaks her mind! Ha Ha Ha! I love it! She's just like her mom, an upfront kinda gal. I love her so much!
I need to dig out old Thanksgiving and CHRISTmas photos.  My folks always hosted the best dinners and we had such fun times with remarkable people we called our loved ones. Do you have traditions each year or do you like surprises? I know lots of Italian phamilies who eat a full Italian menu. I may be repeating myself but when I was a young woman my neighbor Annie made all the fresh pasta for her sisters Italian restaurant  . She taught me how to make all those great pastas. I love all the dishes and enjoy them today.
We like to include wine at our dinner. One for turkey and one for ham. I worked with a doctor years ago who was a wine connoisseur. There is wine for every food.
I love Jan Karon and read all her books, this one is on my list. Do you love to read? I love holding a real book in my hands. Not into all the electronic options for reading, just not my thing. But this title is lovely and on the subject of prayer, would you remember my hubby's co worker? Geraldine had some heart issues and was hospitalized for a procedure . She won't be back for a while so my honey and his co worker Tony are splitting her hours. She is a lovely person and I am praying for her health to be restored. Always remember the homeless and the hungry in this season. SO many I pray for for each day.
Or eat a healthy meal on this blessed and beautiful THANKSgiving Day. See you here again soon.

Saturday, November 17, 2018


The letter C, is a cute letter for lots of great words that begin with this letter, carrots, cactus, colorful, cooking. Carrots and Cooking go hand in hand although I will eating carrots raw too. I like to cook with them and add them to many dishes like Potato Cheese Soup and Stew. I suppose carrots can be colorful too. Did you know they come in a variety of colors too?
These carrots are so colorful and come in a variety of colors, orange, yellow, purple, orange, pink. Did you know the orange carrot dates back to the 16th century? It was suppose to have been created for the royal family although there is no proof to back this claim up. Red and yellow carrots were popping up in the 13th century in Europe. Due to modern genetic research orange carrots were developed from the yellow variety.
There is a restaurant in our area that serves a delicious Carrot/apple juice. We love to order one and split it. It tastes so good, with organic ginger, carrots and a Gala apple. YUM!
I love tea. I love coffee too. But sometimes I am in the mood for one and not the other. Darjeeling is an exquisite tea. It is a favorite and  so I choose "Darjeeling" for the letter D today.

If you are a fan of Toy Story movies you will remember Buzz Lightyear drinking Darjeeling tea with Mrs. Nesbitt in the first movie. As a small boy my grandson Colton loved Buzz and today his own son Harrison loves Buzz too. Our youngest son Nick loved Woody and I still have a pillowcase keepsake from his childhood. Harrison has a full sized Buzz Lightyear to play with when he visits me.
I have a tea pot and tea cup collection. I don't think I have this one covered with beautiful pink roses but I thought perhaps it would fit in nicely for Pink Saturday I hope you visit Beverly and thank her as she has hosted this fun meme for many years.
My hubby has one amazing sense of humor. You would get this if you lived with him all these years. We enjoy a cup of hot tea before bedtime many nights. So although tea comes in a bunch of yummy varieties Darjeeling is a personal favorite.
The word energetic is an adjective and means showing great vitality or involving great activity or vitality. If you lived here with us you would enjoy or maybe not enjoy energetic puppies. 
This is early morning cuddling time and we had to show them a treat in order for everyone to look up together. They are quite a fun crew but full of puppy energy!
Love such a favorite of mine. Dick Van Dyke, the actor turns 93 on December 13th this year. He swears by Tai Chi and says this is how he stays active. I think this is something we might have to try. Does anyone Tai Chi?
Brody is always a smile maker. He is growing up so quickly. The spitting image of his daddy at this age. He is quite a little handsome fellow.
A handsome fellow who will be a big brother shortly. He is going to have another brother and he is quite excited about it. This guy is 100 percent pure boy! He is energetic and funny and has a very kind heart.
I feel as though God has blessed me tremendously with my phamily. I hope your day is beautiful and you share a kindness.