Sunday, January 15, 2017

Fun game

Over the holidays we had the best time playing a new game.  You could play this anytime you wanted to-not just Christmas.  I can imagine this with Easter treats to.

"Christmas Ball game"

You start with a layer of saran wrap and add a few goodies--candy--anything really for fun. Start rolling a ball and adding more goodies every layer. Ours had batteries, hand sanitizer and money for examples.

The added fun is you have to unroll when it is your turn using a variety of hand covers--mitts-gloves-mittens. A timer is set and you try to unroll-whatever falls out is yours by the time the timer goes off.

Some of us tried it blindfolded. Not I.

Some onlookers--ages 5 to 90 participated!!!!!

We had the best time all together!!



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Are You Ready?

ARE we ready for round 20??

I'm putting on my thinking cap and am going to make an effort to stay ahead and keep up every week.

Get out those ABC blocks and study those dictionaries!! Hopefully we will get someone to keep up with the meme and I have so appreciated Denise, Roger, Leslie, Gattina, Melody, Joyce, Di, Pheno and Troy for their great work.

I tell you one thing I AM ready for and that is the NFL Playoffs. Our beloved Kansas Chiefs are in the AFL and we are only two steps away from the Super Bowl!!!!!!

2017 is up and running and I hope to enjoy the next 26 weeks with you!!!

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Thursday, January 5, 2017


As I am working on my genealogy lately I feel like I have looked at a zillion records!!

Zillion  is defined as an extreme number of things. I think this fits what I have looked at. I am researching both maternal and paternal ancestry lines for myself and my husbands famililies.

All together I have information on 422 ancestors. One of my grandmothers was born in 1651 in Somerset, England and immigrated to Virginia in 1624.  She died in 1762 at the age of 111 years old.

My 7th great grandmother lived in Colonial life before the American Revolution.

My 7th great grandmother also lived in the turmoil of the French-Indian War.

You wouldn't believe how many women were named Elizabeth, Mary, Catherine--they all run together there are a zillion Williams, Adams, Johns and I'm trying to figure out which ones belong to me.  But I do really enjoy researching!!!

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Ornaments

Our sweet granddaughters gave us new ornaments for Christmas this year.

Lots of laughter filled our Christmas Season, hoping everyone had a blessed time with family.

Linking with BLUE MONDAY


Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Years Eve

It was 1967 and we were just 19 and 22, we had our first New Years Eve party.

I love it that we took lots of pictures so we can have great memories!!!

Hope you all have a safe night but do enjoy it. Linking with PINK SATURDAY


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Years ago

I was looking back at our first Christmas together as a married couple 50 YEARS ago.



The YEARS have changed our bodies, hair color (for sure) health and residence but Christmas will always remain. We have lost some close family members but Christmas will always remain.

Hubby, Mom and sister Lori and Deb. Lori (the little one) now has 7 grandchildren!!

The YEARS change but Jesus came as a boy child in the manger and it remains.

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Xmas Cards

I really enjoy the custom of sending Xmas cards.  When we were first married 50 years ago, I would send out a lot of cards. Today the list has dwindled down to under 30 because people just do not send them like they used to.

Xmas cards originated in England by Sir Henry Cole, he was the director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Each year he would send Christmas messages to his family and friends and decided it would be better to produce a card instead of all the different letters.  The artist John Horsley created a design and Sir Henry approved and the first Xmas card was sent.

On each side there is a design of people helping others in the season. The middle shows a group of people of enjoying a day together.

It didn't catch on right away but by 1880 the post office was warning card senders to get an early start mailing.

Xmas cards show so many themes, are yours snowmen, snowy cabins, holiday streets or maybe the manger scene. I think we have sent every design you can think of.  Lots of people today do the photograph family card, I've done that a couple of times.

If I was really dedicated I would design my own card and have it printed on special cardstock--maybe someday.

Hope you received lots of beautiful Xmas cards this year.


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