Thursday, December 29, 2005

Too cute!!

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Look what came in the mail today!!

Here are our precious Alexander and Shelby. Oh my, they are growing so fast. I miss them so much. Posted by Picasa

Week 3

Well, I can see a great deal of improvement since week 2. Another blessing to praise God for.1 Thess 5:18 comes to mind... give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. Posted by Picasa

Alberta Janik

Here's a pic of my mom. She brought the sausage gravy over to Bree's for Christmas lunch. Isn't she pretty? Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Who Are They Callin' A Chump?

Yes, the folks play a little game called "Dump the Chump" now I ask, who could call this precious little one a chump? Maybe I need to go back to the November blog and renew my memory of the last time I kept him. hmmmmm? They are going to Nashville, IN for the day to do some sale shopping. And that is NOT the place for Monroe. So I win!! I get to spend the day with him!! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Maddie's clapotis

You kind of get hooked on making these because they are so easy and also comfortable to wear. I made this one of sport acrylic so it is not a drapey as I like but it is a yarn that she likes. Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 26, 2005

Christmas Day 2005

The best present I ever received was Larry walking in the door of the house after that horrible car accident. We are all so blessed. Posted by Picasa

Christmas Goose for dinner

I really had to add this one. Brad and Bree decided to cook a goose for Christmas dinner, and Brad was kind enough to clean it out. Yuck!! I must find out how it tasted. hmmmmm?......Update: Bree said it was the nastied thing she has ever eaten.....too fatty. Posted by Picasa
This is Madison who is so happy to have the dress she requested. And it looked great on her. Posted by Picasa
This is a picture of Monroe playing with his choo-choo. We are not sure why he pulls one arm out of the top of his shirts but I think he is just going to have his own style. To say the least. Posted by Picasa
This is a great picture of Brad, our son-in-law. He is a cutie! Posted by Picasa
This is a great picture of my daughter and her gramma Alberta. They are so picturesque. Posted by Picasa
Here is that fashion plate Morgan. She gets it from her Grandma Nona and her mother. Posted by Picasa
This is Gomery (sitting in my lap) playing with some t.v. game. Ho, ho, ho, so happy. As you can see, my palsy, I feel, is a little betterPosted by Picasa

Friday, December 23, 2005


o.k. I finally went to a movie. It was probably one of the greatest movies ever as far as special effects. Posted by Picasa

And finally for today.......

Here is yours truly. This photo was taken about 52 (approx.) years ago. I had that 3 year old happy look about me. My sister copied the photo and put in a silvery antique-ish looking frame and gave it to me. With instructions to put it out every Christmas season. She is such a thoughtful and sentimental gal. Posted by Picasa

Nativity Scene

This is my nativity scene. They are frosted crystal given to me by my mom probably 15 years ago. There is on a small chip out of the cow's ear. The stable was made by my step-father, Ronnie. He passed away 3 years ago and is greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know and love him. Posted by Picasa

“ For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. ” (Luke 2:11-14)

We all worship

Here are three of my Christmas counted cross stitch pieces. Posted by Picasa
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#3 Posted by Picasa
Pink for Maddie. Posted by Picasa


Yesterday, since I was housebound, I knit a couple of pair of fingerless mitts. My mom liked hers so much that she wants to give a pair to the caretaker of a dear friend. and since I was in a knittin' mood, I made a pair for Maddie too. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Two Weeks

I can already see an improvement in the Bell's Palsy (silver bells as Debra calls it) recovery. Well,................yesterday was a very eventful day!! I was sitting right here when I could see a truck pull into my drive. I am the only person in my family with a truck that was that size and I knew it was in the garage. I thought about not answering the door, but then ............. the dog was going crazy and I opened the door a little and my husband was standing there (smeared with blood on his forehead and ear) and said "I had an accident, are you going to let me in?" Some angel of mercy brought him home to me. Larry was driving along on a long stretch of road and a black plastic bag hit the passenger side of the windshield and it startled him enough to try and swerve left and lost control of the car. It flipped over and landed on the roof and hood. He had to crawl out the driver window that had shattered. Hince the blood smears. He cut his knee about 1/2 " and had pinhole cuts on his hands from crawling through the glass in the frozen snow/ice. The angel (Steven Knieper who works for IPL here in Indiana) was very glad to see Larry crawling out of the car. He said he was afraid of what he was going to find. Well, we call the sherriff's office and they said they were already there with the car and could he come back? And we said yes, so I hurriedly dressed and drove him back. When I saw his car with all 4 wheels sticking up I started crying. I know that God had to have Larry in His hand to let him walk away from that horrible mess. It truly was out in the middle of nowhere. The ambulance checked him out and was impressed. Normal bp and only the cut on his knee. The blood from his face and ear were from all the little pinholes on his hands. We came home and while I fixed him a large breakfast, he called the insurance people with all the details. When we sat down to eat we praised God for mercy and thanksgiving.

We spent the rest of the day together, going to the Dairy Queen, library, and church for a chili dinner and our granddaughters went caroling with the rest of the church while a few of us stayed and cleaned up. God is so merciful and good.

Of course now he is driving my truck (Explorer) and I am here without transportation. But that's O.K. because, by God's mercy we had this extra vehicle. By the way, we are two people who can attest to the advisability of wearing seat belts. PLEASE!!!! May your day be as blessed as ours. Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 16, 2005

The Waters Nursing Home

Posted by Picasa On Thursdays, our church hosts an afterschool program called Kool Kids. We took them to one of the local nursing homes so they could sing and pass out gifts the kids have been working on for the last few weeks. Pastor Tom read the story of Jesus' birth. A great time was had by all.


Look what I saw right here in little ole Martinsville!. I haven't seen them in a couple of years. Usually I don't spy them until closer to spring, and I never had my camera with me. We have had a pair of them nesting here for a few years. Posted by Picasa