It’s Almost Christmas

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all having a good week.   As you can tell by the above picture, we have our tree up.  YAY!  We also finished decorating the mantle. 

We like to keep it simple.  The little nativity scene has sat on this mantle for many years.  We feel like it completes the decoration.

Some of the things we have made this past week.  Pinwheel candy or as we call it peanut butter roll candy.

Chicken noodle soup.

The filling for our chicken quesadillas.  I love making these.  It is a good way to use up vegetables and we all love them.

I have been blessed this week with a “new” stove.  It is new to me anyway.  My friend, Retia, got a new one and she gave me her old one.  Thanks so much, Retia. I love it!  My thanks also to Dave who went with me (after a very long day) to pick it up, bring it home and set it up.

So this is why it was a long day.  Dave and the kids went down to Madison over the weekend.  Dave wanted to fix the dishwasher in their rental house and they were doing Christmas with his family that live close by there.  Anyway on the way home Saturday night, he has a blow out on one of the trailer tires.  A very nice man offered to let Dave park the trailer in his yard until he could get a tire for it.  So Sunday morning,  Dave and I go back down to Madison in search for a trailer tire.  It turns out these are sometimes hard to find.  Took us ALL day to get a tire, get it mounted on his rim, go back to where the trailer was parked, put the new tire on, get back to Floyd and then go get the stove.  Yes I  know that is a long sentence but it was that kind of day. 

Another thing new in my kitchen is this pretty red keurig.  The girls got it for me for Christmas. 

Some Christmas characters Grace drew.  I think they are so cute. 

A pretty sunset.

I love the way the color is reflected on the pond.  God always has such beautiful colors.  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and God bless.


Hello everyone!  Friday and Saturday we got snow.  Everything is so pretty.  Grace took this beautiful picture of our holly bush.  

I guess all in all we got about 4 inches.  

It made us very happy as we love snow.  I love the snuggle in days.  Snow, rain.  They make me slow down and appreciate the wonderful gifts God has given me.

One of the big exciting things that happened here this week is that my Julie got her drivers license.  A mobile DMV unit comes to our town the first Wednesday of each month. 

It was a long line but worth it to get to do her road test in our little town.  

Another thing that happened this week, Dave and I were on our way to their Madison house.  He was going to put in a dishwasher there and then deliver the table and chairs to his sister when we discovered an antifreeze leak in their suburban.  It was the water pump. So no delivery or set up that day.  

I made some turtle candy to snack on.  It is one of Julie’s favorites. 

This table was gifted to me this week.  I have been looking for something small to set up as a study table on the front porch.  I think this will work.  Sorry the picture is so dark.

My view this morning sitting at the table making this post.

Grace took this beautiful picture of our super moon this week.  So pretty.  

I hope you have a good week and God bless.


Hello everyone.  I hope you are all having a good week.  We have had a lot of fun stuff going on here.  The above picture is of the High Country Lights show we went to see last week.  We had never been to it before but it was very nice.  

On Sunday of last week, our little town had its Christmas parade.  It is always lots of fun!

Grace’s favorite character in the parade. 

I always laugh and say you know you live in a small town when the deputies wear Santa Claus hats.

The girls and I did a little decorating. 

Just for fun, I thought I would throw in some grandbaby pictures.

Daniel was upstairs so I didn’t  get a picture of him. 

I will leave you with this last picture.  The moon has been absolutely beautiful here.  Enjoy your week and God bless. 

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