January 28, 2014

A Passing of a Lifetime

On this sunny but cold January morning, my dear sweet mother in law passed away in her sleep. Today she is re-united with the love of her life. I will miss her sweet disposition and kind words but I don't begrudge her the reunion that she has been waiting on for almost 23 years. There is rejoicing in heaven today! Bill and I went to visit her last Friday and I'm so glad we did...she was in good spirits and liked her 'new' home! We had just moved her from one nursing home to the one her daughter is in and they seemed to really like being together. Maybe that was all mom was waiting for...a chance to see her only girl one last time! I think she died in peace and I'm sure she had a smile on her face. Until we meet again, my sweet MIL....
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January 21, 2014

It's been a long time

It's been so long since my last post I almost forget how.
The snow started falling sometime during the night but thankfully it's so  fine that we only have about 3 inches on the ground for now. Supposed to get more later today. Did the grocery shopping yesterday so now that the driveway and walks are cleaned off we can just stay inside and keep warm.
Brent did the shoveling not me I stayed inside and but dinner on. Just stepped out on the porch to snap these snowy shots.

A snap of a bench on the front porch.

Just a different focus spot.

I have finally gotten over Christmas and the crud that I had. Was sick for a week and then coughed my head off for another week was so sore from coughing it was hard to move.  Have all the Christmas decorations down and most of it is packed away I'm still trying to get it all organized to make it easier next year. I need to spend some time in the basement going through bins and getting rid of the stuff that I don't use anymore. I also have a bin of Halloween stuff that needs to go. I still don't have everything put back the way I had it before I started decorating for the holidays but I will.

Have started back on the 1200 a day just hope I can stick to it. One day at a time is all I can do.

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January 6, 2014

Left overs from the Holidays

Just posting a couple images from the holidays...this first is the blocks I made for Jerri Ann for her mantle.  We had seen the Give Thanks blocks at a Missouri Days craft booth and she liked them but the price was a bit high so I told her I thought I could make them...they were a joint effort...Bill cut the blocks, Dad did the routering on the edge and I added the paint, scrapbook paper and Modge Podge. But, I wanted her to be able to use them during the whole year so I added the Peace & Joy to the backside in her Christmas colors.....she can turn them back around after Christmas is over.  She really liked how they turned out!

This next image is just something I was playing with...the kids bought us this mistletoe and I had it hanging from the door jam.  I 'thought' I could get a good image of it with the bokeh behind it but I had to stand on a step ladder, my tripod wasn't high enough and I am really having trouble with digital noise in all my images lately....it drives me NUTS!  Anyway, this isn't the best but needed to post something and this was the best image I come up with. 


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January 3, 2014

Snowman Gift Box

I purchased this from the Silhouette Store and made it up to put Amanda's Christmas money in...filled it with peppermints and money....I just hate not having a gift for her to unwrap when I give her money...



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