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Monday, December 06, 2010


I have slowed down a lot on my posting. Sometimes life happens and there are other things to do. Here are a few of the things that have been keeping me busy.

 Halloween came to my house in the form of several little trick-or-treater's. These are some of my great grandchildren, all sugared up and having fun.

 In my town we have to have our septic system inspected every three years. My daughter and I took the class and became certified to inspect mine. Thanks to her wonderful husband who did all the heavy work for us and my ex who dug a drainage ditch, it's all done, passed inspection and I'm good for three years!
My front yard is a little messed up but can be fixed.

 Thanksgiving was ushered in with a heavy snowfall. The ride to my middle daughters home in the country was interesting to say the least. My son-in-love drove one of the three car caravan and I was with him and three of my great granddaughters. Yes I prayed. LOL
The kidlets couldn't wait to don their snowsuits and play in the cold stuff. Here Kenny and little sister Victoria are making snow angels.

 Four generations here. In back are my youngest daughter Cyndi, me, her son David holding his youngest, Madalyn and in front are David's two oldest girls, Hailee and Julia.

 Some of you may remember me posting about my friend John who lives in Maryland. He managed to come out for a visit and we had a really fun week. In this picture we are on a new ferry built at a shipyard close to my place. My son-In-Love works there and invited us to go on a test run out around Bellingham Bay. It's a beautiful ferry and will be serving New York.

 John wanted to see our old grade school. We were in second grade together there but don't remember each other. At that age we were only interested in lunchtime and recess. LOL
The principal gave us a guided tour of the entire school including lunchrom and restrooms and even got to wander around in our second grade classroom. I am amazed at how small it is. And the cloak room where I had to go when I was naughty is really tiny. Seeing the school again was lots of fun and they let me borrow several scrapbooks with old class pictures. I took photos of the pictures because the pages were too big to fit in my scanner. We really had a good time while he was here.

 My sister Bonnie has an incredible gift of woodworking. I have posted some of her work before. Most recently she has been carving Indian flutes. She brought several in, and we three sisters got together and tooted to our hearts content. I need to get on the net and hear some Indian Flute music so I will know what it's supposed to sound like. I recorded an hour of 'our' music on a cassette. FUN!!!
 Bonnie has had more practice and she plays quite well. We have so much fun when we can have time together. Barbara lives next door to me but I don't see her very much. Bonnie lives in the county but in a small town about 40 minutes away so I don't see much of her either. I need to start driving more.

Here are a few pictures I got off the net. When I see pictures like these where animals are nurturing critters of a different species It always reminds me of the verse in the Bible about Leopards lying down with lambs, etc. And in the Lord's prayer where He said, "On earth, as it is in heaven."
I have raised chickens and know that when they want to be mama's they will adopt whatever is available. One of my little Banty's set on a light bulb for several weeks until I replaced it with baby chicks I got at the feed store.
The little puppy under this hen found a warm place to sleep and the hen found a baby to take care of. I do feel sort of sorry for her little chick just standing there.
No room at the inn.

Here's another hen who found kitten's that needed a mama. She sits so dutifully and patient. I wonder if she is waiting for baby chicks to hatch from them. LOL!!!!
I pray all is well with you and yours and old man winter isn't giving you too much trouble.
God Bless All.



Blogger Susan said...

So enjoyed this post and the update of some of what you've been up to. LOVE the 4 generation picture. How wonderful. YOU look great and oh so pretty. Merry Christmas to you my friend.

Blogger Val said...

THanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! I almost put the paper chain on my original list of hsitoric Christmas traditions....but I had never heard of the chewing gum wrappers for tinsel idea. How interesting!

I had to smile at your pictures of the hens sitting on the various animals...it is always good to be remind that God takes us in, no matter how different we are!

Blogger PEA said...

Hello dear Bev:)

Oh yes, life can certainly get in the way of blogging! lol I've been struggling myself with trying to find time for everything. Good to hear you've been busy with a lot of fun things, your great grandchildren are so adorable!!

Love the 4 generation picture, such a beautiful family and you, my dear, are gorgeous!!! How wonderful that your friend John was able to come for a visit. Visiting your old school together must have brought back so many memories:-)

Those pictures with the chickens are too cute...very heartwarming. xoxo

Anonymous Charlotte/For Such A Time As This said...

Love the pictures! You have a precious family:)

Blogger Rachel said...

You have been busy!! Loved seeing all the photos of your lovely family! Getting together with your sisters and making music together! How fun is that!!

Old Man Winter is coming on strong right now, and I think he plans on sticking around most of the week. Brrrrr......

Blogger Where the Green Grass Grows said...

How neat on the flutes she makes:) That sounds fun. I love when I hear them being played when I walked through Cherokee NC or the Mountains:)

Blogger Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Looks like lots of wonderful memories you've been making. My favorite pic is the one of the kids making snow angels. Made me want to find some snow to lay down in. Probably won't happen where I am. Hope you're enjoying the most wonderful time of the year!


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