Monday, December 29, 2014


Just a few pictures from Christmas....Tyler waiting patiently to open his first gift.  He chose a real tall present to open first....I think he was curious as to what was in it....It was a foam sword....which I fear is going to get him into trouble, probably more than once!
He liked his Paw Patrol gifts too!
These were actually taken a day or two after Christmas....see Tyler holding his sword? ha! He is helping Emily get started on her "big" gift.
Such a sweetie! I think next year she'll be ripping into the presents!
We had a nice Christmas and enjoyed the extra time with family!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday Drive

We took a drive this afternoon out in the Spring Creek/Veto areas.....I think this was probably a school...
Love the rusty old tin!
This was sure a cute little deal....the picture doesn't show the bright green moss that was growing on the was in the shade of some cedars..
As we went on a bit we could see lots of interesting "stuff" inside this building....Sure would like to explore!
It was a nice day for a  drive and we enjoyed seeing some areas that we hadn't been to in a long time...

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve

A few pictures from our Christmas decorations.....a couple vintage Hallmark ornaments...
An assortment of Christmas treasures displayed on a hand mirror on the front table..
Couldn't have Christmas without the pinecone elves!  actually there are several of these displayed on the secretery
More elves on the secretary
Such a cute little face!
love this big angel that Meredith made....the other is the angel that goes on top of our tree....apparently not going to make it up there this year!
I love these little vintage angels also!
And the reindeer Bill neat!

Soup and chili ready to get going for tonight....should be a good time!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Early Christmas Gift

Richard got me an early Christmas gift!  I have been "playing" with it this morning, hopefully I will learn quickly!  Love the festive red color!! 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sweet Emily

Yesterday afternoon when Sarah came by with the kids after work, Emily sat down on a gift in front of the tree.....what a sweet little girl she is!  
We enjoy our visits with them a lot!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tuesday Randoms

Cute little squirrel having his breakfast in our yard last Saturday morning..
From November 21....This person made a big mistake trying to get on Hwy 42 from Felix's lot!
Neat place out in the those old bells! Would like to explore the old building!
Odd window...wonder if it's stained glass or something else?  Would like to tour this house as well!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Church Storeroom

We went up to church a day or so after the Fall Supper and Richard straightened up part of the store looks really good and there is even an open area or two on some it won't stay that way long! ha!
I studied on this old step stool while we were there....made of metal and folds neatly....wonder how old it is and where it came from? Looks like it's been a good one!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

We have had a bit of pretty snow on this Thanksgiving Eve....Has quit now, but sure liked watching it fall....
I got out my Thanksgiving salt/pepper shakers this morning....and I still have the box! I imagine these would be considered vintage by now.....I believe I got them from my Mom. Seems kind of strange they are looking different directions...maybe I should have swapped their positions?
Since we have enough people we'll have to set up two tables, I got these out also....they were my Grandma Juanita's. The tom has had his tail broken (was already like that when I got them) and let me tell you, if someone uses that hen for their salt, they are going to get a bunch of salt! haha!
I have lots to be thankful for this year!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Snowy Sunday

Some scenes from our snowy Sunday....a pumpkin wearing a "hat" of snow...
Looked to be five or six inches..
Peony bush weighed down by the snow..
A mixture of the Fall leaves covered by a Winter-like snow..
Rose with a bunch of snow on it....odd because it wasn't facing straight up...
This rose looks pretty cold!
Sure was a good day to stay inside and stay warm! The snow was really pretty to watch!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Changing Seasons

Beautiful day here today, but Winter will be knocking on the door tonight.....Like many others, we are in for some much colder  weather....I picked these little  roses  today off  the bush in front of the bay window....Will  enjoy them  now on the window sill  above our kitchen sink.  I also finished washing all the windows...planted the mum,  helped haul firewood into the basement,  and various other  "outdoor"activities. Sarah and the kids came over after  work and we watched them while she went to church and finished putting away things from the Halloween Party.  We had a picnic of crackers and peanut butter on the back deck while she was gone.....was  a fun time!
There are still some pretty leaves around!
This is the Oak tree on the Northwest corner of our yard..... The acorns from  this tree just cover the ground......good acorn crop this year from this tree and most of the rest of our oaks also.
The burning bushes and sure hanging on to their leaves a long time.....brilliant red in the sun.
Enjoyed the time outside today and will be doing indoor things most of the rest of the week!