Sunday, January 11, 2015

Cozy January

January. Cooler days...bits of frost, foggy mornings, getting dark early; I will take them! We are warming up the house with some baking. Trying to keep up (better than we have been) with the daily walking routine. With cinnamon rolls, cookies, and all of the other Holiday baking we really need to be consistent. Sometimes it can be tempting to stay in, once we step out there and begin we are so glad we did!
What are your favorite things about the month of January?
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Genuine Treasures


Christmas memories...sweet morsels of joy we add to our hearts each year. I am thankful for the opportunity we had to celebrate with family. These are the "things" in life you can take with you forever: people, the relationships...our children, grandchildren...pets, bonds that tie us together...memories. Genuine and true blessings!
May the New Year be kind, yet adventurous to all of you! :)
Thanks for visiting,

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December Joys



This month is flying by! Ours has been incredibly full and blessed. I pray you and your families are enjoying this Season to it's fullest measure; cherishing each and every moment. Life changes so much, very quickly. It can be like that! I have been enjoying the lights, music, decorations, the RAIN, peppermint bark, hot coffee and tea; cuddling with my dear Richard (and Rocky) while we watch the same Christmas programs we watch year after year. Traditions that help hold us together when life can get a bit crazy! :)
After visiting with Candice and the kids last night, Richard and I drove around looking at a few Christmas lights. Just the two of us, it was raining...a bit romantic! It reminded me of some of our first dates together. We have always been "into" Christmas. I am glad we have been able to keep loving this season through the changes in life.
We just shipped off our last Christmas packages. I am still working on cards, and a couple of more gifts that we need to get. How about you guys? Are you scrambling a little as Christmas nears to get caught up? If you are I hope you are having fun in the process!
Thank you for taking the time to stop by here for a visit...:)
Merry Christmas to all of you!
blessings to you,

Sunday, November 30, 2014

November Views at Home

  I still haven't loaded my Thanksgiving Day photos onto my computer, but I thought I would share some of my images taken this month from our home with you (before the day sneaks away from me)!

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. We spent the day having a delicious meal with my in-laws; we were blessed to be able to have a great visit with everyone. It was fun watching Sophie and Kai have fun at their great grandparents home. We are feeling very thankful that we had this opportunity to spend time with everyone. Great Grandma and Grandpa have been having a rough year. Great Grandpa recently fell and broke his hip, and is home now, but he is still recovering. He is 94 years old, we are amazed at his progress so far. Great Grandma has had back surgeries this year, and struggles still with so much pain. Our prayers are with them daily. As our loved ones are aging the moments shared become more precious. Life speeds by so fast. I am glad we could slow down time just for a day to all be together.
We have had rain showers the last couple of days. It is so lovely to wake up to the sound of rain drops going pitter-patter! Richard and I enjoyed watching the rain as we were sitting on the family room sofa today. Our little heat dish (portable heater) warming us, and Rocky. We have been obsessed with watching, The Incredible Dr. Pol; and Salvage Hunters... the British Edition (I think that's the correct name?), on Netflix. The rain, the heat dish, and interesting t.v. shows have made it a cozy Sunday indeed! :)
Thanks for visiting!
blessings to you, Gloria