Saturday, December 20, 2008

Jesus is the Reason

For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given , and the government will be on his shoulders.

And He will be called Wonderful counselor,

Mighty God,
Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace, Isaiah 9:6

The igloo and figures are from Alaska.
The grey Nativity was made for ash from Mount Helens.
This white egg shaped Nativity was made from sands at White Sands, New Mexico.

The aluminum painted Nativity is from Mexico.

My God bless you and your family, especially during this Christmas season.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Surprise!!

What a difference a day makes in southeast Texas. Yesterday, Dec. 10. I walked Sassie at 6:30 A.M. The temp. was 70 degrees.

This morning we woke up to temp below 30 and six inches of fresh powdery SNOW!

What fun!! Mother said to hurry up with the pics.
She was ready to go back in the warm house.

Snow frosting on the Oak trees.

Sassie and I are acclimating for a trip to Alaska.

Sassie is looking for a sled to pull

Neighbors and rare, allusive snow people.

May everyone have a Blessed Christmas, and all the excitement and joy of celebrating Christ's Birth.

Ch!ristmas Surprise

Christmas Surprise!

Wednesday, Dec. 10, I walked Sassie at 6:30 am. Temp was 70 degrees.

What a difference a day makes!! This morning the temp was below freesing and there was six inches of powdery SNOW on the ground, in the trees and coating the cars.

Aren't we having fun!!! Sassie is looking for a sled to pull.

Mother is smiling, but urging me to hurry so she can go back inside!

Sassie and I are acclimating for a trip to Alaska.

Snow frosted Oaks and cactus.

Neighbors and rare, allusive SNOW people.

Wishing everyone a wonder spiritfilled Christmas. May the Joy of the season of Christ's Birth cause you as much excitement as the rare snowfall in southeast Texas.

Christmas Surprise!!

Aren't we having fun! Mother, Sassie and me.

Magnificent snow frosting on the oaks.

And cactus

Neighbors with rare, allusive SNOW people.

Monday, December 08, 2008


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Pre Christmas Busy. Busy

Sorry no photos this time. Last week was filled with Writer Critique Group.
Congratulations to Debra Johnson for her published receipe that won honorable mention AND monery! Laurie Kolp was feature editor in the Beaumont Enterprise. Way to go!
First Friday in Groves was cold, but with Lisa and Debbie joining Melanie and me warm friendships kept us from freezing.
Saturday, Westend Baptist Church hosted a baby shower for moms from the Hope Pregancy Center who delivered within the last quarter. We had two mom's who had new born twins! Another mom was due any minute, one due on the 17th, one on the 24, and one on the 25th.
What a busy Christmas season.

Tomorrow night Golden Triangle Writers meets at Barns and Noble. Hope to see you there.
Put next Friday and Saturday on your calendar. I will be signing at during the Old Timer's Days in Sour Lake. Other writers are invited to join me. Just give me an e-mail.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Answers to Thaksgiving Trivia

The first Thanksgiving was in Dec, 1621, held in Plymoth, Mass.
Linclon proclamed the national holiday in 1863.
The four most popular menu items are turkey (ofcourse) cranberries, dressing adn sweetpotatoes, except for yankees who prefer whites )Did you get all four?)
On average
256 million turkeys
640 million pounds of cranberries
1.6 billion pounds of sweet potatoes and
998 thousand pumkins are eaten (seems like I ate most of it!)

Turkey Creek, TX
Turkey, Tenn
Turkey, NC
and bonus, the country of Turkey.

Approx 107 million families celebrate Thanksgiving annually. Families, Friends and Food. So much to be thankful for!!