Saturday, December 9, 2017

Hymn board

Growing up in a small church as a child there was always a hymn board on the front wall. It showed the attendance for the day, offering and hymns to be sung. 

I've been looking for one on all the vintage sites but never found one I thought was a reasonable price. I finally purchased a new one from a Christian Book store.

I made letters, only found numbers pre-made. I have this hung in my sun room close to my mantle. Thought Silent Night was a good message and added the greenery.

Puts me in a fond remembrance on my childhood. Thinking of all the ways I can use this through the year.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Well it's a wrap, our Christmas Choir was a huge success.

One of the definitions of vivid is striking, bright or intense in color.

I think the choir presentation fits that bill!!! We sang 13 songs and performed 4 times. Our attendance was estimated at 2,500 people give or take a few.

What a fantastic way to begin all the other stuff like shopping--the best was first.

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

This and that

Changed up our decorations a little this year, the sunroom has the old-time tree and Christmas town on the mantle.

The church is the centerpiece raised high and then we have a fire station for my hubby-retired fire/medic.  There's a train station, an Inn, and a seaside home alongside. The banner I purchased this year at Target and the fire in the bottom is a lighted jewelry tree I made years ago.

I used an old lunch box to create a little vignette next to the mantel and a few extra touches. The Christmas doll was my sister Katy's.

Sun room tree.

Candy Cane Anyone??

Getting ready for two of our four choir performances tonight - so excited been practicing since September.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017


This is our first dress rehearsal for our 200 voice Christmas Choir concert this coming weekend at our church.  I'm on the 3rd row-you could never pick me out.

We have one more dress rehearsal Thursday night with the full band. Lots of trumpets and horns!!!
This weekend the men will be in black suits and the ladies in gold sequin top and black dress pants. We have 13 songs and have been in rehearsal since September.

Just a few little quirks in a couple songs to iron out and we will be in UINSON proclaiming the birth of the Christ Child.!!!!!!

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017


What's on your table for Thanksgiving?? My friends in other countries,  just tell me what you would prefer for a big family celebration.

We always have turkey, my BIL this year is roasting one and deep frying one as there will be around 22 people there. My job are pies and rolls.

Two pies down one to go.
The rolls are rising as I blog.

We will be full of all the trimmings--stuffing (my favorite, sweet potato pie, green beans, salad and anything else they find too hard to resist.!!!

Have a great celebration.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Samaritan's Purse

One of my greatest pleasures is taking a name from an Angel Tree or orphanage and buying them Christmas gifts.  This year our church is partnering with "Operation Christmas Child" with the Samaritan's Purse organization.

We have many boxes filled for girls and boys from the ages of 2-14.They are  distributed world wide.  The organization is headed up by Franklin Graham.

My grandkids are all teens now so it was fun to buy little ones gifts--I'd love to see their faces when they get their boxes.

My little unicorn is ready to be hugged!!!

Lots of girly things!!

And off I go.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Motor Lodge Sign

On an outing with my Red Hat sisters in September we visited the Johnson County Museum in Overland Park, Kansas.

This is the original sign of the Motor Lodge that was in business for many years. Since then it has been replaced with large business centers and beautiful living flats.

That's me in the center. (Hey that reminds me of a song).

A beautiful chevy in front of a replica of a 1950's all electric house. Such a fun place and then out for a great lunch.

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