Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Home From the Holidays

Monticello Outdoors

Wasilla Outdoors
I'm home from Christmas in Alaska after a wonderful early Christmas in Monticello. The mind and body is on hold at this point after an all nighter flight from Anchorage. Pictures to follow in a day or two when I am caught up on my sleep. First things first you know.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

P.S. (Tagged)

Oh, I forgot to tag seven people, so if you want to do this then tag, you're it.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


The rules are... link the person who tagged you Ashlee and then list 7 weird or random facts about yourself and then tag 7 people and link them!

1. My daughter and her family live in Alaska. I love visiting them there but my biggest wish ever is for them to move home or closer to home.

2. My son is engaged to a wonderful woman who has become not only my future daughter-in-law but also my friend. Her two children are delightful and I love them bunches.

3. I have two Chihuahuas, Fancy and Bruiser. I did not pick out either name but they fit.

4. The house I live in is cypress and pine all of which was cut by my husband before he died. I love living in it.

5. I work at a job I love at the police department but I am also looking forward to getting to retire. Hopefully that will happen in less than four years if all goes as planned.

6. I am a far from perfect Christian but I have loved the Lord all my life.

7. I think there are way too many I's in this list!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Dec 24
Snow Shower
High 19°F
Low 17°F
Precip 60 %

Dec 25
Snow Shower
High 17°F
Low 14°F
Precip 40 %

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Troubling Headlines

Obama hopes to reboot US image among Muslims

Pay raise for judges tucked into bailout plan

Retail sales post big drop in November

But the good news is that God is still in charge and he knows what the plan is:

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Some of My Christmas Things

My Christmas Tree

Angel Tree Topper by Andy (kindergarten)

Abby & Lilly Handprint Ornaments

Alaska Ornament


Snowman Handcrafted by my Aunt

Part of the Stockings (9 this year - 10 next year)

New Santa & Signs

My Favorite Santas

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Looking Like Christmas

Well, my tree is up! Thanks to Lane' and B.J. They came out this afternoon and helped me get the tree done and the house all decorated. It's begining to look a lot like Christmas. Can you read that line without singing it? It even feels like Christmas outside.

My church is all prettied up too. Wish we could leave the garland and poinsettias up all year. Maybe it is because red is my favorite color that I enjoy the red splashed everywhere this time of year.

I put in my favorite Christmas CD this afternoon and sat back with Donna and B.J. (Lane' left for a party). We sipped hot chocolate with lots of marshmallows and listened to Kenny belt it out. It has been a perfectly delightful day.