House dedication

Today was the Big Day we’ve been working toward.  We got up this morning and took the bedding off the hide-a-bed we’ve been sleeping on in the living room and turned it back into a couch.  We cleaned and prepared food and got ready for people to come to our house dedication which we had told everyone would start at 2:00.  Our first guests arrived at 2:45. Continue reading

Christmas 2016

So much to do, so little time!  We wanted to go to the Christmas Eve service at church last night, but we were busy doing our last minute shopping and wrapping for each other after spending a day catching up on laundry and trying to get ready for Monday.  We wanted to go to the Christmas day service this morning, but we were getting dressed, having breakfast, and opening our presents before going over to my older sister’s house for Christmas dinner.  We had to leave her place early to continue getting ready for our big moves tomorrow.  Still, we read the Christmas story and listened to “real” Christmas carols about Christ’s birth.  It was a good day.

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Starting a new tradition

I have been using my “spare” time, when I’m not working or tired and sore, writing Christmas cards, and some of you may already have received one from me.  If you have a change of address since last year, please send it to me before I get to your name.  So far, I’m into the “G’s”.  This has precluded what little writing time I’ve had for my blog, but today I have pictures that I wanted to share.

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Mother’s Day and the Big 6-0

Yesterday was Mother’s Day and I should have wished all you mothers out there a happy one, but I was too busy enjoying mine.  Sorry!  Today was my 60th birthday.  It was relatively normal with some special elements.  I have pictures from both days, although my pictures from today were taken on my phone and the quality isn’t quite as good. Continue reading

Christmas message

Tonight we got off work early so we could attend the candlelight service at the Sun N Fun Community Church.  It took some time to get from work to Woodland Hall where the service was being held, but we were there before I was scheduled to do my reading.  I had been assigned to read John 1:1-14.  I memorized the whole thing in advance, but took my Bible up to make sure I didn’t forget anything.  We recreated my reading here at home for your listening pleasure: Continue reading