"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Saturday, November 24, 2007

My Likes

1. reading a magazine while taking a bubble bath
2. a good night sleep
3. a back rub
4. first cup of coffee in the morning
5. solving two newspaper puzzles a day
6. hot cocoa laced with a whiff of peppermint schnapps
7. unexpected refund check in the mail
8. having a dependable sitter for Nathan
9. the great outdoors
10. an afternoon nap

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving Thanks

Best Thanksgiving Wishes
From Our Family
To Yours

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
his love endures forever.

1 Chronicles 16:34 NIV

Monday, November 19, 2007

Fast Forward Fifteen Years

The past four weeks have zipped by with barely a chance to catch my breath. First hubby was home for three weeks, then a long lost girl friend flew in from Texas for a week to catch up on fifteen years worth of our lives. Last time we visited, our now grown children were toddling around in diapers. Time has a way of standing still in one's mind ... but oh its effect on the body is something left only for the imagination. She, of course, looks fabulous at 50. I, of course, must have put on twenty-five pounds and, well, after four children, look a bit different. Today was supposed to be a 'day off' ... but my youngest had a rough night and little sleep ... so did I. So it wasn't really a day off after all.

This year for Thankgiving I'm taking the day off ;) ... to be exact ... we're eating out. With Elizabeth having to work that day, I would have been doing all the cooking (and a lot of the clean up) ... so we're heading to the Coeur D' Alene Resort for their sumptuous feast. Ann put up a stink about our home not smelling like her grandma's kitchen ... but she was out numbered. ... maybe I can find a pumpkin spice candle to burn, eh?

"Make new friends,
but keep the old.
One is silver,
the other is gold."

unknown author

Thursday, November 08, 2007

On This Our Wedding Day (Plus 27 years)

"I DO" ... words spoken and unbroken many years ago. Two sweethearts starting off on life's adventure. Today we are celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary. Four children and one grandchild later, we have been through high water and a few low tides. Always clinging to our faith and never taking one another for granted. I hope and pray that our own dear children will make lasting vows as they marry.