Sunday, November 28, 2021


Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving.   And to my blogging friends that do not live in the United States, Thank you for your Blessings.

We had the pleasure of having Thanksgiving lunch and dinner, at our daughter and son-in-laws home.  They have a beautiful house and there was PLENTY of room for all 22 of us that came that day.

Of course y'all can see SAM....way over in the kitchen waving at me.   

Trista already has her Christmas tree decorated, but that's just what we do.  Christmas trees go up before Thanksgiving. 

She still had some pumpkins and other Fall decorations mixed in, and everything was perfectly placed.   

This is one of my favorites......  Her outdoor tree that is sitting on her side porch.  The more lights, the better!!!

It has been a long time since we have had a cold Thanksgiving.  I wouldn't say it was Cold....but much cooler than our normal temps.  

A little blurry selfie with the tree and me!!

Always.....have to have a fire when it's Cool outside.  Honestly, who doesn't love a good ol' fire?? .....the kind where the smoke follows you around (no matter where you go)

Our Blessings are abundant and I am so very Thankful for each and every one of them.   

Are you a giver?  I think there are all types of givers and I do believe we all have some kind of giving spirit within us.  Some may not know that they have a giving spirit, but when there is a big need, very few people that I know would turn their back on giving to the need. 

I am a big giver.  I LOVE to give!  It's just that simple....I LOVE TO GIVE.  I'm certainly not patting myself on the back, cause there have been many times when I tend to give toooooo much, and I end up getting myself in trouble.   

I have even found myself asking God why ..... why is it so important for me to be a giver?  But....oh my goodness, never would I want the gift of a giving spirit to be taken away.  

Giving does not require money or anything expensive.  Giving can simply be reaching out to a person in need and giving them a moment of your time or a smile and perhaps saying a prayer with someone.  

The best part of being a giver is that YOU (me) are the ones that ends up being Blessed.  

Love to you all...


Friday, November 19, 2021

 Here I am almost 8 weeks out from when I lasted posted.  

This evening, I'm posting a few pictures from our "Friend" trip to Branson, Mo ...... back in October.  

There were 7 of us that left on a Wednesday at noon and traveled to Hot Springs, Arkansas.   We checked in to our hotel and then ventured out for dinner at "The Purple Monkey."   Our food was GREAT and the company was totally awesome!

The next day, we ate lunch at the "Skylark Cafe" in Leslie Arkansas.   Oh my goodness....the food was so yummy and the PIE was even better.   I had a blueberry cheesecake pie, but it was not your typical cheesecake.  It was BETTER!!

The first evening we were in Branson, Sam found him a lady!  Just look at the grin on his face!!

My friends......Susie and Marsha, as we waited over an hour to eat at an Italian restaurant.  Yes...over an hour.

just one of the beautiful waterfalls that we saw as we rode golf carts at "Top of the Rock."

It was the perfect day to be riding up and down hills while viewing a lot of gorgeous scenery.   This was very Peaceful.....

Me and my sweetheart.....riding the golf cart.

Other things we did.......   Ate, saw "Jesus" at the sight and sound theater, shopped, rode a zip line, went to the Amish store, ate at some great places, stayed at a hotel on the "Landing"........Watched the water and fire dance at the Landing, laughed and had a fabulous time.   

We also wore our shirts that we had made....."Old Friends are the Best Friends!"   

We had a fun time and are already looking forward to our next trip....

Shug 💗

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