Friday, June 30, 2017

OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW


After many, many years, I now have a smart phone.  I'm still learning how to use it, but I must say, the best part is I can actually "HEAR" on this phone ~ and if you have followed me very long, you know I have worn hearing aids for many years, and the phone has been my worst enemy.  I do love to text, and do that a lot, but with this phone, I don't have to rely on texting, I can hear the person on the other end of the call.   Yeah!!!

That adorable little guy with the big smile on my new phone is Tristan, and I love seeing him every time I pick up my phone.
 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SCRIBBLE PICNIC ~ FOX

The theme this week is "FOX".  After several failed attempts to draw a fox I could be happy with, I finally decided to stretch the theme to a "FOXY LADY".

She is no one in particular, but from my imagination.  I enjoyed the details on the scarf, and wish I had her lips...haha.

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Put on a pretty scarf, some big earrings and have a "Foxy" Day.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

COME IN ~~ PRAYER FOR SUNDAY

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Oh Lord, You are always knocking on my heart's door ~~always waiting so patiently, so lovingly for me to let You in.  Forgive me for making you wait.  Forgive me for putting off any precious chance to share my life with You.  Don't let me miss another moment.  I give you the keys to my heart, Lord.  Come and make it Your dwelling place.  I love you.  Amen.  (Rev. 3:20)



Thursday, June 22, 2017

EARLY ANNIVERSARY BREAKFAST


June 24th will mark 56 years for my dearest and me.  We both love breakfast so decided to try NORMS for an early anniversary date.
Don chose the T-bone steak and eggs.  
 
I went for the California Omelet.  We both brought home leftovers.  I finished mine off last night for dinner, and I made my dearest a huge breakfast burrito with his.

This is a watercolor I did many years ago from a photo.  I think it captures our love!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY LOVE!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SCRIBBLE PICNIC ~ JARS


Done in watercolor

A new week and a new theme ~ Jars

My first thought was a painting of my jars of jam I just finished last week, but decided to share a jar as a vase.  I love using them that way.  Do you?

The original Ball and Kerr canning jars are sometimes hard to find.  When my dearest was in high school, he met Mrs. Kerr.  She attended the same church he did, and gave him a ride to church several times.  Very down to earth, very generous and caring.  I love hearing how thoughtful she was too give him a ride when he didn't have a way to church.

    

Sunday, June 18, 2017

BOILED EGGS AND BASEBALL

DO NOT BOIL EGGS AND WATCH A DODGER BASEBALL GAME AT THE SAME TIME.

THE EGGS WILL LOSE!!!!!

Did you ever forget something on the stove???


Saturday, June 17, 2017

FATHER'S DAY PRAYER AND A LOOK AT MINE




 Howard Dill ~ my father, my mom, big sister Donna and me.  My little brother Hal came along 5 years later.

Dear Father, You are the perfect father, our Heavenly Father.  You are the model.  However in our fallen world, not everyone has experienced a good or wonderful father.  Today we pray for those, that your love and compassion will embrace them, and they can know a loving father by loving You.
For those of us who were so fortunate to have godly fathers, like mine, I thank You.  He was human, he was flawed, but he loved me deeply and was devoted to You.

Today we celebrate and pray for all Fathers, everywhere.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY
 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

GOT IN A JAM YESTERDAY

This is the kind of JAM I like to get into~~

Last year when we visited our friends up North, Sue gave me two bags of plums from their tree.  She did all the work and had them pitted and cut in small pieces.

Life got in the way and those bags have taken up space in the freezer for a year.  But yesterday I had a free morning, and decided it was time...especially since I was just about out of any store bought jam or jelly.

I had trouble finding enough jars, but with a dozen mixed and matched I was able to complete the task.

This morning that toast with fresh plum jam and brie sure tasted good with my coffee.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

SCRIBBLE PICNIC ~ BIRDS



 Never been very good at drawing birds, although I love them, and have several faux ones in our home.


 The real deal.  She sits on my dresser, but for the picture, she is sitting on my sketch book.



 Another of my "fake" birds sits on the kitchen sink and guards the hand soap ~ haha

I always have sunshine in my kitchen...the sign behind the soap and birdie says "Here comes the Sun".  

Both little sketches are done with colored pencils.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY




 Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
Christ, the true, the only light.
Son of righteousness arise,
Triumph over shades of night;
Dayspring from on high be near,
Daystar, in my heart appear.

Visit then this soul of mine,
Pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
Fill me, radiancy divine,
Scatter all my unbelief;
More and more yourself display,
Shining to the perfect day.

~Charles Wesley 1740 


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

SCRIBBLE PICNIC ~ LETTERS/MAIL



Love Letters ~ Watercolor by Wanda

She was the daughter of an affluent Rancher.  He was a dirt poor farmer.  They met, and since they lived 100 miles apart, they began a friendship through letters.   Over the next year they wrote, but as the months rolled on the friendship letters became love letters.  The next time they met a year later, he proposed, she accepted.  They married.  That was my mom and dad.

My sister and I had heard about the love letters over the years, but never had seen them.  Mother was a private woman.  After her passing as we were going through her things, we found the letters.

The ones my dad sent mom were in pristine condition tied with a ribbon.  The ones my mom had sent him, were tattered, worn, smudged and tied with a string.  He must have carried them in his overhauls while plowing, and read them over and over again.  

My sister and I sat down and read them aloud.  Laughing and crying and seeing a side of our parents we had never known.

It seemed appropriate to share their love story since "letters" is the theme for this week.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

THE "NICKSTER"

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This is our grandson Nick aka The Nickster.  Congratulations!  High School is the first step in adulthood.  12 years behind you and a future ahead.  Praying God's guidance as you move ahead.

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Julie's family enjoying the celebration.

I think this is the last graduation for a couple years.  We had four this year.

As grandparents we love these kids and spend many hours praying for them and their futures.