a NEW texture for Tuesday


Happy Tuesday!  After visiting Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday (without planning on taking the time to post today)…I was so inspired that I just HAD to find an old photo to texturize!  I haven’t been out shooting lately…(I’m nursing my broken-necked-hubbie :o)…so I’m grateful to have a stash of old photos to play with!

Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW!

Linking to Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday

a NEW photo of my week…and Birthday Wishes


Happy Friday!  AND…Happy Birthday to my son #3 and son #4  (son #3 on the right , family friend in the middle and son #4 on the left).  This pic was taken just last week on our vacation (day before Dad broke his neck).  They were both born on October 24th but three years apart.  Our tradition is to give them breakfast in bed on their b-days.  They got it, but just not simultaneously since Dad wasn’t here to help me carry up the breakfast trays :o)….or help me sing happy b-day.  The boys didn’t appreciate that I tried to start a NEW tradition: I picked the first YouTube video on my ‘Happy Birthday song’ search and it happened to be The Chickmunks.   They thought they were too annoying…for some reason!

Have a great day!  Do or learn something NEW!

LInking to: Skywatch Friday


learning a bunch of NEW stuff about broken necks!


Phew!!! Happy Wednesday…it’s been one long week!!!…and it’s only the middle of the week!  My wonderful hubby broke his neck and so I’m learning all sorts of NEW things about vertebras, braces, etc…but we are extremely blessed to have him still with us!

I’ll probably be MIA for a while or at least posting sporadically (except for the few posts I already have pre-scheduled).

Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW!



Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday!  So, you are probably wondering what’s with the patriotic rice krispie treats, right?  Yes, I know it’s October :o)  I just had to share this MISCELLANEOUS photo and let you know how SUPER EASY these are!  I made these this week because a little cub scout den I needed to visit were learning about the flag and I wanted to take them something ‘theme-related’ for their treat.  But seriously, if you have a variety of sprinkles, (black/orange for October….pastels for Spring….red/white/blue for July) and marshmallows, rice cereal and chocolate chips, you can whip up this super easy, (but not quite as boring as plain rice krispie treats) ANY TIME.  Just always keep these items in your pantry and you will always ‘BE PREPARED’.  Yup!  You can tell I raised four boys….all Eagle scouts :o)

And…one more miscellaneous thing…

a Book Review:  I recently read this children’s book (grade level 3 – 7) and enjoyed it very much.  It was  a very quick read and it has won quite a few awards, so I guess I’m not the only one who has enjoyed it.


Have a great Monday!  Do or Learn something NEW!





a NEW photo of my week #60 and a short musical Sunday sermon


Happy Sunday!

So, I had a goal this year that I’m slightly behind on :(  I wanted to learn a NEW piano solo each month this year….but so far I’ve only learned 8  (I need to get to the piano more often!!!…but the year’s not over yet, right?!?)  Here’s my list so far:

1) March of the Siamese Children 2) Ave Maria 3)Time to Say Goodbye 4) Downton Abbey Theme 5) Come Thou Font of Every Blessing 6) Gymnopedie I 7) The Lord’s Prayer 8) This is the Christ

I love, love, LOVE the “This is the Christ” piece…and I think you will too.  So for today’s Sunday sermon, please enjoy listening to the sermon!  Here’s a few of the words:

I read His words, the words He prayed While bearing sorrow in Gethsemane; I feel His love, the price He paid. How many drops of blood were spilled for me? With saints of old in joyful cry I too can testify; This is the Christ; This is the Christ, the Holy Son of God, Our Savior, Lord, Redeemer of mankind. This is the Christ, the healer of our souls Who ransomed us with purest love divine!

Have a terrific day!  Do or learn something NEW!

a NEW backside view


Happy Friday!  I captured this photo of this mountain last Saturday while I spent a nice morning four-wheeling with my hubby.  We live on the west side of this mountain, so this is the backside view.  I had to pair it with this fabulous quote that I recently found at Pic Me Up Photos blog. (Click on the photo if you need it larger to read the quote)  I LOVE that!…because nature truly has a message that I can understand!  (You can probably tell by all the nature photography I share, huh?)

Have GREAT day!  Do or Learn something NEW!



a NEW Fall Bucket List


Well, we’re almost an entire month into the Autumnal Equinox! I thought it’s about time I made a Fall Bucket List.  I really haven’t done this before….but I must say that I DO LOVE LISTS!  So I thought I’d try it this year.  There are GREAT ideas on…oh, you know…that obscure little site called Pinterest! :o)

Here is my list of ten {notice not too overwhelming, and not too difficult to accomplish}:

1) Go on a family camping/hiking trip 2) Get a family portrait taken 3)Roast pumpkin seeds 4) Make Fall/Halloween themed sugar cookies 5) Rake leaves in a neighbors yard 6) Buy/Drink apple cider from The Red Barn  7) Bake an apple pie 8) Watch Hocus Pocus  9) Run on a crisp morning  10)Write someone a ‘Thankful’ note.

What’s NEW on your list this year?? (If you haven’t made one yet, feel free to print out the list above and get-rrrr-done!)

Have a GREAT day…and a GREAT Autumn!