Tuesday, December 29, 2020

 It's 🍋 time again!!   I know.....you would think these lemons would be ready in the Summer, just in time for making Lemonade.   Not OURS!!



Look at all the Blooms....these just came on here this past week!  This Lemon tree seems to have the Season's mixed up.  It did this last year too!!



Look at this one!!!  The picture is not as clear as I hoped for, but I think you can clearly see that this lemon is huge.

Much bigger than the palm of my hand.  




I posted pictures of this Lemon tree last year, when it had 58 lemons on it.  YES....58 lemons on this one tree.  

This year, the lemons are a little more scarce.  Maybe like 30 lemons....but hey, the thing is still blooming, so who knows, it may just end up having a big number.  


I honestly would love for them to be ripe in the summer so that we could pick them and use them, but since they have decided that they like to ripen in December and January, we just squeeze them and fill ice tray cubicles with the juice.  When they freeze, you just pop one out and put it in your glass of tea, or in whatever you are cooking that needs some freshening...




This tree is on our back porch and the smell is so heavenly when we go out the back door.  It is also very pretty to look at.    One great thing is that we have had plenty of lemons to mix with green tea and honey.  Plus a few red hots.  


This little mixture has been great for Sam to drink while having covid.  And now for an update on him!!  He is still running fever here at day 7.  The fever has not been as high today, so we are hopeful that tomorrow it just might be gone!  Keeping our fingers crossed anyways!!  


Y'all stay safe and I truly pray that NONE of you gets this virus.   Keep us in your prayers.   I have a small cough, but that is it so far..  


Big Hugs from a distance!

Shug




Friday, December 25, 2020

 Christmas 2020.....   A very different family Christmas, BUT...the Same Celebration!


Our Family Christmas get-together has been a little different this year!  As most of you know, Sam has covid and he and I are both quarantined.  


This meant celebrating with our family in a different kind of way!


The kids are watching us Via the Portal!  And...we are watching them as they played games and opened their gifts..

Our girls have done a great job of making sure that we have been able to be a part of the family time.  They brought us Christmas Eve dinner and they also brought us a Christmas Cookie Decorating kit.  We always have a Cookie decorating contest and they wanted to make sure our cookies were decorated...

Even the son-in-laws decorated cookies.....   

The winner has not been selected yet, but this is the one I chose.  Not sure who this one belongs to, but it gets my VOTE!


Oh yes....Tucker and Shanda Kay!
They are the jokesters of the family!!  Always having a good time!
Emily is the one sitting there being so nice!

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Here I am hoping this Covid stuff speeds up and goes away!


As we all know, the Real Reason we Celebrate is JESUS!  Covid can never change this....Nothing will ever change the fact that we Celebrate the Birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!! 


                       Hallelujah.....!!!!!! 


Please keep Sam in your prayers and even though I have been exposed....Pray that I will stay healthy!

Hope you all have had a Very Merry Christmas!!

HUGS.....

Shug!   


 








Tuesday, December 22, 2020

 A simple card that we received.....but the message is so GREAT!


             "Oh Come Let Us Adore Him".....  


Can you imagine how greatly, Mary and Joseph....the Angels...the Shepherds all adored HIM on that night of HIS birth?

How Beautiful it is to Adore our Lord and Savior!

                                    ~~~~~~

Our grands....just before going to see Christmas lights!  We had a great family outing, riding through the light park....in the back of the trucks!

It was cold, but who notices a thing like that when you're having a wonderful time?



and look what we found..... A "Mylee Jo" Frosty, hiding in the park.




A quick picture with Pops!  



The "Bethlehem Star"....not the greatest picture, but the best I could get.  

More pre-Christmas to come!


Shug. 





Thursday, December 17, 2020

 I'm Back!!   Where have I been?  No-where....Just shopping and sorting and wrapping and hanging out....

               🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

It's that time of year.....You know, the busy time of the year.  I've done most all of my shopping online and I have loved it!!  Gosh....SO EASY!



Hey Y'all....she says! Look at me!  
This will be Emersyn's very First Christmas!!

I absolutely LOVE this time of the year....the Most Beautiful Time of the Year!


My newest Ornament this year!!  A friend, who owns a local shop here in my little town, gave this to me.
I love It!!!....I love it!


So super PROUD of my Air Force Grandson!


A TEXAS flag made of Christmas lights!

I need one of these on our back gate....I would want to leave it up all year long!


Christmas lights bring so much JOY!
We visited "Land of Lights" last week and oh how beautiful they all were..


Who enjoys wrapping gifts??  ME...ME...
ME...ME
I can't sit for hours wrapping gifts!


And this is what I do in between wrapping gifts!!
LOL.    🤣🤣🤣

Hope you all are getting ready for Christmas....
It's only 8 days away!!   

Thank you Lord for this Beautiful Christmas Season!!

Hugs to all...

Shug!





Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Why did I choose this for my header picture??   

Well....I finally sat down for the day, and as I looked up, I could see our outside Christmas lights shining through the glass on the door.  It is absolutely stunning and I'm very sad that the picture does not pick up on all of the gorgeous glittering lights reflecting on the bevelled glass.  


It's those small, unexpected things that make life great.   



I have a lot of catching up to do on reading everyone's post.  It's just that time of the year when the BUSY syndrome takes control of my life and I have to put some things on hold until I can catch up.  I know I'm not the only one that catches this syndrome.  






Posting a couple of pictures, but I haven't even had time to edit any of them.   



 I feel a lazy this year when it comes to Christmas decorations.  I usually am full force and sometimes can over decorate....but this year, I feel like I'm barely showing up for the decorating party.  I'm sure my family is wondering what is going on.  



Just noticed my Sonic drink in this picture.  LOL.   Maybe I'll make some money for advertising.  LOL.


I LOVE all the lights of Christmas.....  More photos on next post.  Nothing fancy, but lights sure make everything EXCITING!


I'll leave y'all with this picture that my sweetie posted on Facebook.  I'm not really entertaining Facebook much these days, but I just happened to learn today that he posted this photo.  He may be in the dog house!LOL...



Big hugs to all...

Shug.   🎄



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