Friday, February 21, 2014

Change of Address

I have been having trouble with this blog at Blogger so have switched to Wordpress again.  I look forward to your visits at  Simply Cornish here:  Thanks so much!

Have a Blessed Day,

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood!

 It truly was a beautiful day in our neighborhood here in warm, sunny Arizona.  Yesterday it was  81 degrees; a perfect day for doing some gardening.  How I enjoy being outside and puttering around in the backyard.  My neighbor, Mary, heard gravel raking sounds coming from our backyard, and peaked over the fence.  "Hi, Gen, I have a little something for you and Rick."  This is what she handed me.  Aren't they just too beautiful to eat!  What a nice way to end our Valentine Steak Dinner I had planned.  Well, we did eat them and were they ever tasty!  We are so grateful for such thoughtful, loving neighbors! 


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Menus for the Month of February 2014

Have a Blessed Day,

A Valentine's Gift Package

My daughter and I have both been shopping for sweaters for boys to no avail.  She loved the sweater I knitted for Sean Michael a few years back and wanted me to knit another.  So during the cooler months here in Arizona, I decided to make another.  I really haven't knitted in a bit, but I did enjoy putting this sweater together.  The last sweater I knit him was a size three, and this one a size five. 

My dear friend, Melda, an expert knitter, was such a help to me. She knits the most beautiful sweaters for her grandchildren and friends.  Fortunate people are those who are gifted with one of her creations.  Yes, she designs her own sweaters (without the use of a pattern).  She is teaching me much!   We really enjoyed our early morning knitting sessions, she with her tea and me with my coffee, and our knitting needles clickety-clicking along and sharing heart-to-heart conversation. 

Well, the sweater is done and in a Valentine gift box shipped east.  We try to send our grandson a monthly gift box filled with things we think he might like.  This month, of course, heart-shaped box of chocolates and  candy hearts, a Valentine's card (and for Sissy too), story books written by a friend, monthly children's devotional,  3-D coloring book, Legos, coins we've saved in SMQ's Piggy Bank fund and the sweater (hope it fits.)  The best part....the telephone call from our Grandson with an enthusiastic "thank you"  for his package...there is always delight in his voice! 

Have a Blessed Day,

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Scapbooking Catch up - Sean Michael's New School

Grandma and Grandpa were very excited about Sean Micheal's enrollment into Marathon Christian Academy.  Sean Michael telephoned us to share how much he liked his new school and that he had won three awards and had memorized Colossians 3:2.  What a great Bible verse to start the new year!

Our grandson has the most beautiful smile.  He lights up any room he enters!  We love him so much and look forward to him growing not only in stature but also growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Have a Blessed Day,

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Scrapbook Catch-up

These pics were inserted in our Christmas card from Pastor and family.  There were lots of smiles in church that morning.   Oh, how we love this family! 

Have a Blessed Day,

Friday, December 13, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Christmas Things Week

This has always been one of my favorite Winter-Christmas decorations. Growing up in wintry, cold Upstate New York, as a young girl, I could hardly wait for the ice to freeze to go ice skating.   Sometimes it would be in our front yard, or to the park down the street, or to the indoor rink at Colgate University when we lived in Oneida. 

It was interesting to find a bit about this old painting (1920) on the web.   Fidus (Hugo Höppener) must have been quite a character! After reading about Fidus, I am sure I will be looking at the lovely little painting with new eyes and a bit of a chuckle! 

Have a Blessed Day,

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