Monthly Archives: December 2018

Good Morning

We were blessed with another beautiful sunrise the other morning. I love how sometimes God just catches me by surprise. I almost missed this!

We finished the cleaning at the Madison house on Thursday. I love how good the wood floors look. Dave and I still have repairs to do on the house but we can work on them a little at a time. The man who is renting the house is supposed to move in this weekend.

Grace and I took down all our Christmas decorations yesterday and got them all put away.

The kitties helped some. To be honest, I am amazed this didn’t happen earlier. They are extremely active cats.

I saw this on Facebook and I really liked it so I thought I would share it on here.

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Christmas 2018

I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas.

Grace and I went to Jess’s on Christmas Eve day and enjoyed a wonderful meal. Then we went to the candlelight service at church.

Grace loves to wear her Christmas sweaters. This is one of her favorites. It has jingle bells on it. She also had on Christmas socks that had bells on them. So much fun!

We enjoyed our day together and had leftovers from our big meal at Jess’s.

We also took the kids last week to the Christmas maze. They loved it. Especially the apple cider!

Friday we saw this beautiful rainbow in Christiansburg. It was so pretty.

Another thing we did Friday. Grace surprised me with an early Christmas gift. She bought us a peppermint mocha frappuccino from Starbucks. We never do Starbucks so it was a really nice treat. It was delicious!

I wanted to share this picture from Christmas last year.

And to say that even though we miss her more than words can ever say, it was a really nice Christmas.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless.

Christmas Maze

Our local greenhouse puts up a little Christmas maze every year.

As best as I can remember, we have never missed going to see it since we have lived here in Floyd.

They have a pot of warm apple cider sitting right at the door. Free to enjoy.

I suppose you would say this is one of our Christmas traditions.

It was a lot of fun.

I thought I would include this picture of the parkway during the big snow. Most of the snow is gone now.

We spent the day yesterday working on cutting up the big tree.

It is now all cut. Yay! We still have to split it and get it stacked but the yard looks much better now.

Much thanks to our friends who have helped us with this huge project.

Grace took this picture of the eagle the other day. He was sitting in the tree at the top of the driveway. We think he is so beautiful!

Speaking of beautiful, we had a beautiful sunrise the other morning.

Also check out these strange clouds. Very unusual. God is so good.

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Big Snow

Hello everyone! I guess the big news around here is our big snow we got last weekend. This little bird is resting in Grace’s footstep.

Grace took all the bird pictures. She has made sure they have plenty of food to eat.

We ended up with about 20 inches. A good amount of snow for our first snow. It was very pretty and the power stayed on so all in all not bad at all. However, as much as I love snow, I do not enjoy doing outside chores in 20 inches of snow.

We took advantage of being inside and put our Christmas tree up and our decorations. So far, the cats have not bothered it, which is amazing.

I always like to get this tablecloth out for Christmas. My mom and I embroidered it together. I did one side, mom did the other. I wanted to quit working on my side. Needle work has never been one of my favorite things. Mom wouldn’t let me and I am so thankful I finished it. Every time I get it out to use, I remember how much fun we had working on it.

Grace and the kitties.

We were blessed with a beautiful sunrise this morning. God is so good.

I hope you all have a great week. God bless.

Good Morning

Hello everyone! I hope you have all been having a good week. We were blessed with a beautiful sunrise the other morning.

We have been very busy here. Dave and Jess’s renters moved out of their Madison house. They left the house in need of a lot of attention.

Very sad.

This is the inside steps going up to the bedrooms. We steam cleaned them Tuesday. They look much better now and are ready to be painted.

Everything in the house has to be steam cleaned and painted.

The floors have had to be scraped with a razor scraper.

Can you tell they smoked in the house?

We worked all day last Saturday and Sunday then all day on Tuesday. We have gotten a lot done. Dave’s sister is coming up in the evenings and working on the painting. It is already looking a lot better. Hopefully it will soon be ready to rent again.

On Monday, we worked on cutting the willow trees and getting them out of the duck lot. A neighbor came and cut them for us while Grace and I moved them.

We have two piles that will need to be split. I think we can split these with our little splitter. The bigger ones we just rolled over to the side. They were too heavy for us to move.

We also have two piles of limbs to burn.

The duck lot looks so different with the trees gone. I hated to see them go. I got the original start from George’s mom when we moved up here. It was a full day’s work but the ducks are very happy to have their lot back. We are so thankful to live in a community where neighbors take the time to help each other.

We had some snow yesterday. Very exciting. Nothing really laid on but it was beautiful to watch. We are supposed to get our first big snow over the weekend. We’ll see how it goes.

Some of Grace’s latest art work. This one she did by hand. I love all the colors.

This one she did on her computer. It’s CHRISTMAS! I think she has so much talent.

And a picture to show how much the cats are growing.

I guess that’s about all. Grace and I are hoping to put up some decorations today and maybe even the tree. We’ll see. Whatever we don’t get finished with today hopefully we can finish over the weekend. If it snows like they are predicting, we won’t be working at the Madison house.

God bless.