Saturday, April 28, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

Susan Reinhardt at Christian Writer/Reader Connection gave me this award about a week ago.  You can visit her at  She interviews writers, keeps us on our toes, does analogies and warm devotions.  Thank you, Susan.

I'd like to pass this award along to Brenda at  Her blog, It's a Beautiful Life, is full of visual and emotional beauty, every time.
I'd also like to give the award to Rebecca at  She is the best treasure finder I have ever seen.  Visit her and see how she used her finds in her home.

The rules for this award are that the receiver should pass it along to 15 bloggers.  I chose two that I enjoy so much from my reading list.  Also, you may write 7 interesting things about you that readers might not know.

Here are my revelations:

1.  I love to sit on the register when the heat comes on.  It dries out my skin, but I get so cold and it is so comforting.
       2.  I enjoy reading craft books and directions and then not doing the projects. 
        3. I hate driving on the freeway and making left turns.  I will go to great lengths to make any turn into a right turn.
       4.  I have postcards from all the major places I have visited since the New York World's fair in l964.
       5.  I won't eat fat if I can see it.  I will even pull it off of bacon.
       6.  I love live theater.  It just gives me a thrill when a great song or emotional moment happens live.
       7.  I am very easy going and just absorb little things and yet get very frustrated when driving or losing a game, as I found out recently - oops.  Love you, family.

So there you are.  Did any of these surprise you?  Again, thanks Susan, this was fun.,

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Yikes! A new format.

This is my 3 year blogoversary.  I wanted this day to be so special. I took the shortcut to my blog and saw a crazy screen. I guess that if anything was the hallmark of my blogging experience, it would be to expect the unexpected. I hope I have time to play around with it and see what I can learn. Then my next blog will be as complete as I want it to be. For now, I just want to say that I have enjoyed reading all of your blogs.  I have made some great friends that I hope are life-long.  I intend to go on with this for awhile.  I did find out that I have written 317 blogs on this title.  I sincerely hope that all of you are having a great day.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sunny Day Shower

We had a shower for my daughter Dawn. As you can guess, she is expecting a baby girl. What a lot of fun going through all of the cute party things for babies and helping put the shower together.

My daughter-in-law, Rebekah, did the cute decorations, my other daughter-in-law, Sandra, designed the clever invitations, Dawn's mother in law and her sister helped with food and games and I designed the cookies. It was all a labor of love.

The Lord gave me the idea for the cookies as soon as I heard that we needed a favor. This is a variation of my "turkey cookies." After baking and designing them, I bagged them with ribbon and a charm.

The games were lots of fun. I found out that I knew less than I thought about nursery rhymes. Some guest got them all right. That is remarkable.

Dawn got lots of items she needed as well as some adorable ones like a pink body suit and tutu. I am blessed that Dawn is spending a couple of weeks with me. Then she is off to Tennessee and the long wait for the baby in early July. Well, it was quite the festive day. We had showers that turned to big sunshine for our special day.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Greeting

On Palm Sunday, my husband and I had the opportunity to hear the Oakland Choral Society present their piece, The Passion Of St. John, by Bach. I enjoyed it because it helped me prepare for Good Friday. It was in English so we could follow along with the narrative. The crowds were angry and the chorale sang old hymns in praise of our Lord. All of the voices and instrumentals were excellent. What a thoughtful and enriching experience.

Tomorrow, I am visiting my son Ben's church and we are going to hear the second half of "From Triumph To Tragedy." Then we are all meeting at his house and getting to know L.J. who is my my new grandson. He joins us at the age of two. Tyrus, who is a few months older, has a new little brother. It will be so much fun as God helps this sweet boy to know how much he is welcomed into our family.

I would like to wish all of you a Happy Easter. Happy Resurrection Sunday! Love, Nancy