Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas At Our House

Merry Christmas from our house to yours.......

My sister, Barbara, played Santa Clause...

Christmas.....the kitties "present" is there on the left. A new condo!!

My cute little "grunge" tree complete with victorian ornaments and some of my santas I collect in the background.

Here's my little kitty...Jack Frost.....Frosty.....little snow bunny kitty....Jackster! Whatever he goes by, he loved all the wonderful "trimmings" that came along with the season! LOL

Who's taller.....Grandpa or the "13 year old grandson"?

Grandpa and some of the grandchildren.....Ashley, Dawson, Ken, Allyson and Dalton.

The Christmas kitty......Jack Frost! Jack loved the soon as it was up he spent the better part of Christmas in it's branches! Sometimes at higher altitudes than you see here!!





Peace on Earth

A child is born

Joy to the world

This house believes!

My mom's Christmas shirt.....

Can't get anymore peaceful than this.....

Merry Christmas to all....and to all a good night!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

This was sent to me....wanted to share it with you.

As Lowe's the word
Christmas - was no where to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears
You won't hear the word Christmas;
it won't touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty
Are the words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, or Kerry, on Clinton!
At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace
The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate "Winter Break"
under your "Dream Tree"
Sipping your Starbucks listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
not Happy Holiday!
Please all Christians join
together and wish everyone you meet
during the holidays a

Christ is "The Reason" for the Christ-mas Season!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I have been MIA for sometime many things to do and now I have sinusitis on top of it. There's a beautiful light covering of "white stuff" outside on the ground, the fire's going in the house making it quite I'm feeling a little nostalgic. Nothing says nostalgic like a vintage snowman postcard. I'm thinking of collecting some for my sister who's really into snowmen. She can display them around the house throughout the holidays and on into the winter season.

Frosty the snowman, was a jolly happy soul
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
And two eyes made out of coal.
Frosty the snowman, is a fairy tale they say
He was made out of snow,
But the children know how he came to life one day.
There must have been some magic in
that 'ol silk hat they found
For when they placed it on his head
he began to dance around.......

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Looking for a great gift.....look no further than your local bookstore. When I was at Barnes & Noble the other day, I had to pick up this wonderful book written by Billy & Ruth Graham....."This Christmas Night"....Reflections from Our Hearts to Your Home. What a wonderful book.....and reminds us all of the true meaning of Christmas.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Fun Turkey Trivia

1. The first Thanksgiving celebration was in 1621.
2. The first turkey was domesticated in Mexico & Central America.
3. A female turkey is called a hen.
4. A male turkey is called a tom.
5. Benjamin Franklin lobbied to make the turkey the national symbol.
6. The sound a female turkey makes is cluck.
7. The sound the male turkey makes is gobble.
8. A mature turkey has about 3,500 feathers.
9. Minnesota produces the most turkeys annually.
10. Wild turkeys can run up to 25 mph.
11. The Wampanoag Tribe was the Native American Indian tribe that celebrated the first Thanksgiving with the colonists.
12. Wild turkeys can fly up to 55mph.
13. Approximately 90% of all American homes eat turkey on Thanksgiving.
14. Approximately 50% eat turkey on Christmas.
15. The skin that hangs from the turkeys neck is called the wattle.
16. Abraham Lincoln specified that Thanksgiving would land on the last Thursday of November.
17. Israel consumes the most turkey per year per capita.
18. The best way to defrost a turkey is in the regrigerator.

"Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action."

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thanksgiving Thought

Thanksgiving day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow. --Edward Sandford Martin

Recipe to share: Cranberry Jello Salad
1-6 oz. pkg. raspberry jello
2 cups boiling water
1-16 oz can whole cranberry sauce
1-20 oz can crushed pineapple, in juice
1-15 oz can mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Boil water in saucepan. In 9 x 13 glass dish, mix boiling water and jello. Stir until dissolved. Break up cranberry sauce and add to gelatin mixture. Stir until cranberry sauce is dissolved. Add pineapple with juice and drained oranges. Stir. Stir in nuts if desired and refrigerate until firm. Very yummy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Misplaced a Halloween page....just found it! This beauty was done by Pat Blackwood-Condra. Love the vintage girls, the orange german scrap, the moon, etc.....just awesome!

Thought for the Day

Remember....happiness is a way of travel...
.....not a destination.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Today is Veteran's Day

Veteran's Day Tribute
When America had an urgent need
These Brave ones raised a hand;
No hesitation held them back;
They were proud to take a stand.

They left their friends and family:
They gave up normal life;
To serve their country and their God,
They plowed into the strife.

They fought for freedom and for peace
On strange and foreign shores;
Some lost new friends; some lost their lives
In long and brutal wars.

Other veterans answered a call
To support the ones who fought;
Their country had requirements for
The essential skills they brought.

We salute each and everyone of them,
The noble and the brave,
The ones still with us here today,
And those who rest in graves.

So here's to our country's heroes;
They're a cut above the rest;
Let's give the honor that is due
To our country's very best.

By Joanna Fuchs -

Monday, November 10, 2008

Haunted House Book Swap

The following are pages made in the "Haunted House Book Swap" organized by Heather Bloom in the Vintage Photo Images Group I'm in. They will be made into a book with rings to attach the pages and finished with a front and back cover created by me. I was totally blown away today when I received these pages in the mail. They are so creative.......such a talented bunch of ladies! This will be a one-of-a-kind book to be treasured for years to come. I just want to say thank you, Heather, for all the hard work you put into your page and organizing and carrying through with this swap. It was alot of hard work...and to all the ladies for all their wonderful pages. I will truly treasure this amazing work of art.
First page...and not in any particular order....was created by Carrie Rees.....
back of page.....

Created by Rosalie Ackerson.....

back of page......

Created by Carolyn Utter.....

back of page.....with one of my favorite sayings....Heebie Jeebies!

Created by Barbara Stapleton.....

back of page.....

Created by Heather Bloom.....our wonderful organizer of this project......

back of page.....

Created by Muriel Fulgione....

back of page.....

Created by Teri Chinen......

back of page....

Created by Heather Robinson.....

Created by April Dudko.....

back of page.....

Created by Vonda Roberts.....

back of page......

back page with door open.....

By JoAnne can see there's something attached at the top I could not's a skeleton as long as the page is tall! Awesome!

the back......

By Connie Anne Camp...

windows open....

Back page.....

This page was done by Laura Carson. The door opens up with her name and the saying...The 13th Hour, when anything can happen and things aren't always what they seem.

Page open.....

Page open with door open....she has skeletons in her closet!

The back.......

By yours truly....the front.....