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Yearly Archives: 2008

>photo finish

Monday, December 29, 2008

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I hope that everyone’s Christmas was merry that you are looking forward to
a happy New Year. May you be blessed with all good things.

>tagged

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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I’ve been tagged by Flower for this game.
Your supposed to do the following:
1. Open the 4th picture on your computer.
2. Post it on your blog.
3. Explain the picture.
4. Tag 4 others to do the same.
These are some of my best friends, Trudy, Beverly, Marion and JoCarol. The picture was taken about a year ago at JoCarol’s house. We were celebrating Suzanne’s birthday. I remember laughing ’til my face hurt.
I tag
To Fly…with Broken Wings
Molly B
Blessings and Baubles
Roxanne the Artist
Have fun with this!

>ho ho ho

Sunday, December 14, 2008

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This ornament was my husband’s when he was little. His mom gave all of his ornaments to us a few years ago. Between the two of us, we could decorate a whole tree with similar looking elves and Santas. They are so cute and bring back memories of fresh Christmas trees with big colored bulbs and lots of silver icicles. The blinking lights made a tinkling sound that you could only hear when sitting beside the tree in the dark and all alone. I loved that sound – and everything else about Christmas.

>i can’t believe it’s december

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. Are you ready for Christmas? The two holidays seem awfully crowded together this year. Hardly time to linger at the table over the turkey. Oh, well, it’s all fun and festive.
Enjoy your shopping, cooking, Christmas music, wrapping, the Reason…all the goings on of the season.
Happy Tuesday!

>be thankful

Monday, November 24, 2008

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Even in the midst of uncertainty and a dismal outlook, God is sovereign. “He has a plan, He is working that plan, and He is in control from start to finish. ” – Chuck Swindoll
Have a happy, joy-filled, blessed Thanksgiving!
Give thanks!
(and turn off the news :)

>18,000 words

Thursday, November 6, 2008

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then here are 18,000 for you.
David and I took this trip to Maine to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Here is a glimpse into our perfect week…

The view of the harbor from our pretty cottage.

The Thompson House in Stonington, Maine.

It belongs to my mother’s cousin, Becky (click on her name to see her wonderful artwork), and is so beautifully decorated with art and antiques.

The bridge that took us over to Little Deer Isle where Stonington is located.

Stonington, a picture-perfect seaside village.

All in a day’s work for this lobster fisherman.

Our good friends, the Phelps, happened to be in Rockland, Maine at the same time we were in Stonington. We had plans to meet them for bike-riding in Acadia National Park, but ran into them in a little shop in Camden, completely by accident, a day early.

Acadia National Park.

Most of the antiques shops are in barns next to the owner’s house. I found a little treasure in this one.

The colors are beyond description. This almost captures it.

We took lots of drives and saw colors like this around every turn…

…in our convertible, with the top down. I am in the passenger seat huddled up in my coat and scarf. It was cold!

Had a picnic lunch at this nice, sunny spot.

David was so patient and stopped every single time I wanted to take a picture. Which was often.

Lily’s Cafe for lunch – 3 days in a row. It was THAT good!

We hiked through a moss-carpeted forest that opened up to this beautiful shore.

David got to go out on a lobster boat. Bob and his wife, Annette, were so kind to give him this thrill. I think it was his favorite part of the trip.

A toast to the last 30 years and 30 more!

Goodbye, for now…

>i’m home…

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

>…in body only. My heart and mind are still in MAINE! David and I spent an indescribably wonderful week there and I will have pictures posted soon.

Happy Tuesday!

>i’m open…

Thursday, October 9, 2008

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I spent the entire day at my computer yesterday setting up my Etsy shop. This is something I’ve contemplated for two years, but never felt really sure how or what to do to get started or how complicated it would be to keep it open. There was no one I knew to ask until…I met Brandy at the Quaint Ladies Sale! She has an Etsy shop full of fabulous things (you need to check it out – there is a link from her blog) and has been so sweet, patient and encouraging as I muddled through. God sent her just in the nick of time! I was really ready to try it.
For those of you not familiar with Etsy, it is a website that sells all things handmade. Pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea and treat yourself to a shopping trip like no other. There are incredible artists making incredible things. It is so much fun to browse – but be warned – there are 170,000 shops so it could take awhile. Several cups of coffee or tea. Maybe lunch. But, no gas! Be sure to read the profiles of your favorites. It is nice getting to “know” the people who make the things you like.
Happy Thursday!!!

>good morning

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

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I stepped out onto my front porch this gorgeous October morning and was greeted by this pretty pink sunrise. I could only stay outside in my PJs for about 5 minutes – just long enough to say a prayer of thanks – too chilly. Just thought I’d share it. Can you hear the birds and smell my coffee? Happy Tuesday to you.