Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Welcome December 2016

 
I love December !
 
SNOW
 
 
MITTONS















HOT COCO


BOOTS


SCARVES






















WINTER HATS




DECORATING THE HOME

Didn't start out so well but it ended well hah


Our new 2016 Cat free (hopefully) tree

















The stocking are hung:

 
This year I am seeing these red trucks everywhere
Love them ~ found Christmas card labels and these towels
 
 
Hubby and I did our annual trip to Byers Choice in PA
























New this year Reindeer




Love this tree reminds me
of Colonial Williamsburg, VA



My very own Charles Dickens



Love my Gingerbread


This year we purchased the little
Snowman Angel


We also purchased 2 kitties to go with our
Westie ~ now we have all my furbabies

      Sollie                        Judah               Percy


Then I went to our annual Christmas dinner at
Americas Keswick. 

I have been blessed to go for over 20 years with
the same girlfriends.

This is their Trees of Christmas
Each tree is decorated about Jesus

The Prince of Peace






















The Bread of Life
 


The King of Kings


The Good Shepherd



The Door


The Bright and Morning Star






















The Resurrection and Life



 
The Lion of Judah


Home For the Holidays

 
The Bridegroom


And there are so many more . . .

Snowmen fun !













What else is happening in December?

My boys are still crazy hah



And my Cowboys are still winning !  yippee yippee



It's a wrap . . .



Thursday, November 24, 2016

WOW can it be I haven't posted since Sept?
Things have been a bit crazy.


Let's see if I can catch up a bit.
I turned 57 in October.
Can't believe it hah



















Then we celebrated 9 years married !






















We have been busy searching for a new apartment.
But now we think we may look to purchase a condo.
Still waiting on the Lord's leading.















I had a vacation week so Hubby and I drove to
Fishkill NY to look at the trees one of the days.


















I love the fall . . .






Castle way up high on the mountain




We stopped at a beautiful park







Then we had some sad and challenging news.
My dear mother in law Mary had a stroke and
needed surgery.  Thankfully she survived
the surgery she is 91.  She is in rehab trying
to recover.  We are praying for her.

This was her last year when we celebrated her
90th birthday in the Catskills in upstate NY.


Then during this trial my husband has had a cough
that won't quit.  We went to the doctor and
ended up in the emergency room.  They found
nodules on his lungs ( no he has never smoked)
He has an appointment on 12/07 to find out
what they are consisting of. We are praying
for him as well.  We trust in the Lord and
know He has both of them in His hands.
















Last week I went on retreat with
my Aunt for her church GBF.

The retreat was at Harvey Cedars in South NJ
It is a summer town so it was quiet in November.

We were blessed with warm weather
even though it is November.

Sunrise !

 
Here I am outside our room


Sunset



It is just plain gorgeous there



Here is our group


This is Darlene our speaker & Laura our worship leader.

 
 
Darlene is a Potter and spoke to us on the
bible regarding God is our Potter and
we are the Clay.
 
 
Here I am with Aunt Rose and dear friend
Marianne

 
Oh my gosh we laughed the whole weekend !
 
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Here are some other dear ladies from the retreat
Our friends Kelly and Denise they are sisters
 
 
This is Trish, Pastors wife, friend Karen, Joan and Cheryl.
These ladies set up the whole retreat and did an awesome
job.  Karen is our bible study leader on my Tuesday study.


This is Lorraine who is a riot, Marilyn who's son is an
amazing missionary in Japan, Joyce who is a fellow dog
lover and Helene who I just met a recent widow and
a kind lady.


















On our free time we drove down to the Barnegat
Light House


It was a blessed, blessed retreat.

Today we had Thanksgiving !



















We spent it with my mother-in-law
at the rehab.  His cousins brought
the full turkey meal and we
enjoyed our time with her.

I baked some pumpkin cookies
using my temptations cookie sheets
which I love they don't stick and
my cute cat spatula my hubby bought me.





Now for some very random posts:

I also made a meatloaf in my temptations loaf pan.
It turned out wonderful. 


How cute is this hat.  Dollar Tree special. $ 1.00
can you stand it.



Love snowmen and snowman cup from Wawa.
Also love the hubby who treated me to a coffee
before I was out of my PJ's.

 
And I am a huge Dallas Cowboys fan.
This Jersey girl loves her Cowboys.
They are doing so great ! Such a fun year for us fans.
 
 

And finally what have our "boys" been up to?
Mostly trouble . . . hah


 
Trying to put away summer clothes. But had this helper.

 
The boys got kitty sticks with cat nip.




 



 
Don't let that angel face fool you !

 
 Fresh boy !



Found a new place to jump UGH

 
Always in trouble


But such a snuggle bug can't get mad at him hah


Well, that should catch me up a bit.

Looking forward to Christmas . . .