Thursday, April 23, 2015


I started this blog because it seemed like a great way to share photos of my 
grandchildren with my family back in Michigan. It has been.  
It's also become a bit of a journal...helping me to keep track 
of the past (almost) seven years.

My favorite photos to share are like this one. 
ALL the grandbabies together!
 I love how the number has grown over the past seven years.  
When I started blogging there were two...Elijah and Charlotte. 
The year after my blog began, Penelope came along. 
Couple more years went by and Caleb joined our family.  
In 2013 Lulu was born, and then last year Fletcher arrived, 
bringing the total to 1/2 dozen grandbabies!  
I love this season of our life so much!

But life changes...and photos with these six grandchildren all together won't 
happen very often anymore.  Oh my, I am not fond of change at all!

Penelope and Fletcher are moving to Texas.  
That's a long way from Maryland!  
It's about a 24 hour drive to where they're headed.
Guess I need to learn how to use Skype.


Kevin and his family moved in with us yesterday, and they're staying 
with us until they leave for Texas.  
Good thing they got this fun snow photo this year. 
They won't see much white stuff where they're going! 
I hope they love Texas.
I hope their dreams come true.
I hope it's wonderful!
But I sure will miss them.
I'll really miss photos of All SIX Grandbabies together.
So I also hope they visit soon!

Prayers during the wee hours of May 1st would be appreciated.
That's when these sweet faces will be driving away.  
One last look.
Tears for sure.....

Friday, April 17, 2015

Weekend's Coming....

Need something to do this weekend?
Check out the cute idea I saw on Facebook.

It's a Dish Garden!!


Friday, April 10, 2015


I'm in a rut.
Actually, I'm in several ruts.
Ruts all over the place! Mostly stemming from unwanted change that's happening in my life.  The past couple years have seen changes at my church...not bad changes, but changes just the same. This year there will be changes in my family life, and changes in the workplace. Again, nothing really bad, but definitely different. I don't like change. I don't cope with it well. Right now I feel like the changes are coming at me from every direction...including from within! There are even physical changes going on...and not the kind of changes I want!

I'm working on getting out of the rut I'm in. Partly because I don't like being in it...mostly because when I'm in one it's because my focus isn't where God wants it to be. So I'm working on it.  I'm trying to change my focus, and I'm praying that I'll graciously adjust to the changes. 

In the meantime, I don't want my blog to go too long between posts, so I took some random photos of my craft room.  I thought I'd share them here today.  My goodness...I have a lot of stuff!
That's something that I think will never change!!


"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by

 the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern

 what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and

 perfect." Romans 12:2

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Sunday Is Here!


"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, 
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 15:13

Friday, April 3, 2015

It Is Friday...

...But Sunday is Coming!!

But he took our suffering on him and felt our pain for us. 

We saw his suffering and thought God was punishing him. 

But he was wounded for the wrong we did; 

he was crushed for the evil we did. 

The punishment, which made us well, was given to him, 

and we are healed because of his wounds. 

We all have wandered away like sheep; each of us has gone his own way. for all the evil we have done. 

He was beaten down and punished, but he didn't say a word. 

He was like a lamb being led to be killed. 

He was quiet, as a sheep is quiet while its wool is being cut; he never opened his mouth.

Isaiah 53:4-7 

Easter Eggs

Easter Egg decorating couldn't have been easier at my house 
this year...thanks to Walmart and Target!

First I found these "Decorating Easter Eggs" at Walmart. 
Plain white, dyeable, lightweight eggs....and only $1.98!

A few days later I found these Egg Wraps at Target...$3.00 for the package.

Eggs plus wraps plus a pot of boiling water and a spoon later and I have 
some really pretty, unbreakable decorative eggs. 
Ms. Chick and I are very happy!

I love the bright, cheery colors!

If you're counting, you may have noticed that there are only eleven eggs.  
Sadly, one of the wraps slipped and then sealed around the end of one of the eggs. 
I guess it took the place of the boiled one I usually break each year...

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Be Aware

Today is Autism Awareness Day.
April is Autism Awareness Month.

We're aware of Autism every day.
It's a good thing to remind those who aren't.