• Thanksgiving 2016

    We had a great Thanksgiving this year.  I cooked the turkey and baked pumpkin pie on Wednesday.  Sarah baked apple crisp at her house, then came over and spent the night Wednesday night.  We all got up Thursday morning and watched the parade.  It’s one of our most favorite Thanksgiving traditions.  We also had some baked oatmeal for breakfast and just enjoyed lounging around together. By early afternoon Paul and I had the dressing put together, Sarah and I had mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes ready to serve, and the turkey had warmed up nicely in the oven.  All the food was great, and we enjoyed our time together, taking…

  • My birthday

    We celebrated my birthday a week or two ago, and I just have to share because my family blessed me so much.     That last picture truly shows how much my family knows me.  I love to read, listen to 50’s music, drinking out of cute mugs, and my favorite candy flavors are coconut and chocolate and caramel and chocolate.  I didn’t ask for any of these things, it was just things they all came up with on their own.  I do love my family so and I had a blessed birthday.

  • Biking

    I’ve mentioned before Paul and I wanted to start hiking and biking, I thought we would start hiking first, but I was wrong.  We were just looking at some used bikes at a local bike store and we found 2 at a really good price that we couldn’t pass up.  It’s the first time I’ve ever bought a bike for myself, and actually had that bike fitted for me.  The owner of the bike shop down town was great!  He really helped us pick bikes that work for us, made sure the seat and handle bars were set just for me.  We went back and forth on helmets, but decided…

  • What do you do for fun?

    Have you ever asked yourself that question?  What do you do for fun? I have to be honest, I haven’t asked myself that question, purposely and seriously ask myself that, for so long, maybe never.  I’ve thought it, you know with things like ‘This is one of my hobbies.’  ‘Yes, I like to crochet.’  ‘I’m trying to learn photography.’  things like that.  But not that specific question. Then last week I was chatting with a new friend on Facebook.  A woman I become friends with from an online bible study group I was a part of.  We were just chatting back and forth getting to know each other a little…