Sunday, November 30, 2008


This Thanksgiving, I was the DELIGHTED GUEST, in my sister's BEAUTIFUL home and it was sooooooooooo much fun!!..........Thanks sweet sister for making my THANKSGIVING such a BLESSING! I LOVE YOU!

Hope all of you had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving 08 too!!
Lighting the votives for our FEAST to begin.
Sophie was at her BEST and as darling as ever!

My Sister's Elegant Table ready for a Thanksgiving FEAST!

Yes, by accident, my sister and I dressed ALIKE!!!
Purple sweaters, footless tights and black flats!

When we saw each other, we SCREAMED!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

GIVING THANKS............... two sons who have so BLESSED my life!
For......SMiles that brighten my DAY! My loving granddaugher

FOR ......Pets that LOVE no matter what!

For .....little girls playing dress-up great niece, Sophie

For........puppy dogs

For.......Kittie Cats

For............Flowers in Bloom

For.........pretty blue eyes ......especially when those eyes belong to Lizzie, my granddaughter!

For......a loving Dad with his children. My oldest son and his three cherubs.

For.....another loving Dad with his children and beautiful wife. My youngest son and wonderful daughter-in-law.

THAT Birthdays only come ONCE a year. My 60th !!

For......a husband who loves me .......warts and all!

For........FIVE little munchkins that love me.

THAT the styles have CHANGED! THANK GOODNESS......circa 1970


FOR......A Christian Mother who loved me! She is now in Heaven and waiting for me to join her!

FOR.....four darling sisters and one dear Brother!

FOR.....Christmas programs with my granddaughters.

 baby sister and my brother-in-law who have been there for me in a SPECIAL WAY!

Happy Thanksgiving 2008
"O Give Thanks Unto the Lord, for He is GREAT!" For without him, I am nothing and all that I have is because of Him!
May His Love and Peace with you all as you gather together on Thanksgiving Day. God BLESS!<><

Saturday, November 15, 2008

SCOTLAND, sweet SCOTLAND.....Take me back!

St. Andrews historical cathedral and school courtyard

Castle in Edinburgh....

Loch Ness on a windy day......look closely and you might just see IT....the monster I mean........not my sweet hubby of 43 years!

One of the charming cafes in the were always gorgeous!!!

Lovely old manor house where we stayed.......boy, if these WALLS could TALK!!!

The Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland.....awesome!

Bagpiper and friend on the streets of Edinburgh.

The four of us having a cozy dinner in Aberdeen......

The Guys relaxing and enjoying late afternoon cocktails in our lovely hotel in Aberdeen, Scotland on our way to the Highlands.......

Castle at Edinburgh, Scotland sightseeing............. my friend Nancy with my hubby!

View from the Castle at Edinburgh, Scotland.

Cemetary and ruins in St. Andrews, Scotland

Ruins of an old cathedral in St. Andrews

Manor House where we stayed in Inverness, Scotland. This is me with our bagpiper friend who came at sundown each evening........very nice legs! BTW.....Prince Charles also stayed here!

It is hard for me to believe that it has been two years that we took our wonderful trip to Scotland with our friends, the Thornells!.......What a grand time we had! Scotland has to be the most beautiful country in the World!

We began our adventure in Edinburgh and traveled up the east coast (with my hubby driving the treacherous roads and doing quite well) and then down the west coast seeing many SIGHTS in between.

Our trip through this lovely country included visits to Castles and farmlands to BREWERIES of SCOTCH (with tastings!). Loch Ness and St. Andrews golf course being some of the highlights. The Highlands had to be my favorite with lots of shopping and good eats!

We left SCOTLAND and headed to LONDON which was so fabulous. I will post photos of our adventures there at a later date.

Today is my BIRTHDAY and it has been fun going down memory lane and giving you a little peek into my SCOTTISH adventure!.........There is an old Scottish saying that goes, "A Highlander by the GRACE of GOD" and now that I have been there, I certainly agree!!!.......

Sunday, November 9, 2008

What a girl!....My namesake granddaughter.

This is me with McCartney and her little sister, Elizabeth....

Posing with Goldfish she won at the Fair!

McCartney posing for MIMI...say cheese!

Posing with her daddy and my youngest son, Mark

Here she is after a swim in the good ole summertime!

Yesterday, I got a call from my soon to be 9 year old granddaughter, McCartney (that is my maiden name) and she wanted to tell me about her upcoming birthday PARTY! She proceeded to tell me that it was going to be a SLUMBER PARTY with 5 girlfriends in attendance. She said she was sending ME an invitation. I said," You don't want your old grandma there, do you?" She said," Oh , Mimi, yes I are so much fun and so girly girl!".........Of course, I said with delight that I would be there! How sweet was that! I realize that I had better enjoy my popularity with her now, because the TEEN YEARS are fast approaching and it will not ALWAYS be that way!
The day McCartney was born, my son came out to announce that she would have my maiden name......what a surprise and a delight! She and I have from that moment been soulmates. We look alike and we act alike and we also THINK alike! She has for as long as she was able to dial a phone, called me and we can chat forever about nothing! She is so precious to me as are ALL of my grandchildren. God is so good to BLESS us with grandchildren and I have often wished I had had THEM first! Being a grandparent is so much fun and alot less stressful than being a parent, that is for sure.
I hope the admiration is mutual and somehow I THINK it is.........<><

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I just love this photo of Cindy McCain (wouldn't she have made a gracious FIRST LADY?) holding little Trig Palin in her arms as he peacefully sleeps. Jesus said, "PEACE I leave with you, My peace I GIVE unto you." The peace that Jesus is speaking of comes only from LOOKING INTO HIS FACE and realizing HIS total UNDISTURBEDNESS. Are you painfully disturbed today by the waves and billows of God's providential permission? I know I TRIED to be, but I have turned my FOCUS onto His FACE and see the beautiful PEACE that illuminates his entire being. How can I be DISTURBED after doing is IMPOSSIBLE! LOOK UP now and receive the UNDISTURBEDNESS of the LORD JESUS CHRIST!
Be Like little TRIG in the photo and REST PEACEFULLY in the arms of JESUS!!
May the Peace and Love of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all today and the days ahead! AMEN!