"O Thou who has given us so much, mercifully grant us one thing more - a grateful heart." ~ george herbert

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Winter Weather

I just heard the forecast for this weekend and it sounds 
like we'll be getting a lot of snow.  This makes me happy!
We have so much fun when it 

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 {a few pics from last winter}


Monday, November 14, 2016


A friend of mine came over to show me how she makes
her applesauce.  Her grandmother showed her when she 
was a little girl and she's been making it ever since.
{A peck of McIntosh and Cortland}

{Rinsed and quartered.  No need to peel or core.}

{1/2 pot of apples plus one cup of water}

 {Simmer over medium-low heat (with lid) stirring occasionally.  
Apples are done when they are very soft}

{Cool for 10 minutes. Process through a food mill}

{The end result...a yummy pink treat my 
kids love to eat!} 

Friday, November 4, 2016

Trick or Treat 2016

First stop, Memo's house
 We missed seeing Pop this year.  It's hard not having him around.
It just doesn't seem the same without him.

Of course Uncle Jimmy was our next stop.  
He's always happy to see the kids.
{He looks amazing for 91}

 {Miss cutie pie, striking a pose.}

Jack was the one helping Jesse this year maneuver steps
and get from door to door.  It was sweet to watch.  It was also a little sad for me...
my big boy is growing up and no longer a trick or treater. 
{Of course there was a little sweet talking
Jesse into sharing his candy.  And some kind folks offered 
candy to Jack.  Everyone was happy.}
{Getting treats from a friendly lady at the Manor}

{Jesse guarding his candy when I told him I needed to sort
and remove anything improperly wrapped.}

I was happy they all shared their loot with me.  
Most of them willingly.

Another fun night with my blessings!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Mommy's Boy

He follows me everywhere I go.  He gives
me a thousand hugs a day.  He defends me
and tells the others that I'm always right.
AND he wants to marry me!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Pumpkins at Preschool

Today we went to preschool with Jesse to help with the
PUMPKIN  decorating fun!


{His masterpiece}

 When we got home he wanted to tell Jack all about it and
share his candy with him.
{Jesse always asks for extra candy for
his big brother.}

The rest of the morning Jesse tried to sneak up on 
Jack, hoping to scare him. 

 ♥ I love My Jesse Bear ♥  


How cute are these!  I found them at A.C. Moore.
The kiddies love them.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tea Party

When a friend and her daughter were in town visiting,
I wanted to do something special for them.  So I had them over for a tea party.
My mother and aunts came, too.  It was the best time.  We ate,
laughed, cried, prayed, and laughed some more.  


Monday, October 24, 2016

Friendly Neighbors

The turkey and deer get along very well.  Even when their paths crossed, they were 
perfectly cordial and quite neighborly towards each other.  

There's no therapy quite like nature!  

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