Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Mary etched out the heart on the hood of our car.
We have to store these memories - in our minds - of these RARE freezing, winter times so we can think about them again during during the long, hot days of August (and even September...).
We have missed a lot of school due to no water pressure at school, boil water alerts, and icey road conditions. I teach in a district where the city's infrastructure needs serious attention. Bless 'em!
Seems I've gotten a good bit accomplished. I've also had some time to chill out, cook new recipes for dinner, and get ready for mission's consignment sale.
I've worked at my part time job some, and now I'm gonna sit - have my quiet time - and look out the window at snow on the ground.
Mary will read books, play, and do some school related work that I have for her.
Em and Molly are homeschooling as normal.
It's a good day!
Posted by Vicki at 1/17/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
My sweet tennis buddy, Kim -- well, her oldest daughter got married this evening.
Tennis - as in playing before I had kiddos, or
As I affectionately say, "....when I was single."
Posted by Vicki at 1/13/2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Mary took this photo
Looking out for birds at our feeder
Cookie gave Mary a bag of bird seed for Christmas.
Excellent gift for all involved.
*** Cookie asked for a list, and I suggested bird seed. ***
This is too much fun!
Posted by Vicki at 1/11/2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Monday, December 25, 2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Mrs. Melissa made these - painted, glazed, fired them
Bought this vintage Santa years ago when brother Michael came to visit
Molly made this needlepoint Christmas card holder
Mary's Lottie Moon missions bank is almost ready to take to church
Our $10.00 Cajun wardrobe piece of furniture - all decorated
Festively arrayed piano - gift from Nema and Don
Little better photo with fire in fireplace
Posted by Vicki at 12/23/2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
LuLu and Cookie's gift (from us)
Marlene made these 2 pillows for us.
The top pillow design is the front design from a shirt that Mary wore and outgrew.
The bottom pillow design was on Mary's old pajamas. Mar added the back of the shirt from top design (red material with white polka dots) to have continuity.
I treasure these!!!
Mrs. Melissa came by bearing gifts.
Posted by Vicki at 12/21/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
This is our "on sale at Christian Books dot com" paper advent calendar.
I read a devotion each night to the girls.
We seek out the day of the month and read the little quote from Charlie Brown's Christmas play.
It's all Christ centered.
The Christmas story from Luke.
Gosh. Seems almost unheard of in this day and age of our culture - to have a nationwide comic strip acknowledging the Savior of the world.
Maybe that's why it appeals to me so much.
From days gone by....but we are keeping it all current and alive.
We'll stay faithful to the true meaning of Christmas - when LOVE came down and rescued us.
Posted by Vicki at 12/16/2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
Emily's Snow Angel
Snow falling off tree limbs when Molly threw a snowball at the tree...Mary on the right. Emily under/in the snow falling.
They did this all morning.
This is what they looked like after their turns standing under "the Avalanche" of snow laden limbs...
Posted by Vicki at 12/11/2017