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Sunday, December 29, 2013

After Christmas adventures

Wow we have been glued to the television these last four days, with Downton Abbey the first three seasons and now the football game. Can you believe that scramble a great game, yahoo we won.. Oh well the weather outside is dreadful and we have gotten all caught up on our chores so why not...Downton Abbey was great we stayed up until 2:00 last night and are now followers.  I can hardly wait for this seasons opening, what a great show...Even Jerry was hooked, he may say he did it for me, but he was the one ready to start watching at 2:00 in the afternoon.  He cannot fool me he loved it, we sat side by side to the very end and what a sad ending. It was fun sharing the Abby's family adventures both of us enthralled and sharing our opinions about what was going to happen next.  Jerry did good it was the best Christmas gift in a long time.
Thursday we went for a ride and past the Gig Harbor Park at the head of the bay,  and I saw it we turned around. There it was the most beautiful wood carving we turned around and took a closer look here are some pictures they do not do this work of art justice.  The fantastic art talent in Gig Harbor and the Peninsula is incredible I take my hat off the SAW DOGS what a work of art  thank you Gig Harbor for recognizing this talent and sharing it with us.  They will be adding a new and Maritime play station also, our little town is stepping up for sure.


Fantastic don't you think,

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Well I have started to polish the crystals and shiny ornaments after all the tree has been up for three years and it needs some work, but oh my how lovely it is.  Yes it is that time again,  Christmas the season of joy and celebration for the Lord has come.  Well not every one celebrates in the same way for the same reason but for me and mine we celebrate Christmas the old fashion way with Christ's birth at the center.  For some the Christmas season brings sadness and a feeling of loneliness.  That is true I have been there, more times than I wish to remember, but we always put our sorrows aside for our family, we come together in love of each other, we help each other, supported each other and cried together but on Christmas we stand together in love for our Lord and each other, we seek joy in our fellowship, in our songs and in our laughter.  We eat special foods made with the hands of our loved ones.  Sometimes there is an empty seat at the table, a dear one has passed, or walked away, but for us this year a new life will join our prayer circle I'Leah a beautiful granddaughter joins us.  We will bless this new life this new family member.  Someday she will have a circle of her own and she will take with her our family traditions and she will add to them.  I am looking forwards to our family day when we all join hands and pray for the coming year and give thanks for the year coming to a close, it has been a very busy year full of so much family time I had many long talks with my son, these were good times we have missed so many because of life's flowing we were going different directions no time for chit chat, but this year we caught up on many stories and a few cribbage games, he is one lucky fellow, I love cribbage so much I do not mind loosing within reason. but trust me "do not play poker with Steven for cash" what is yours will soon be his. 
Reflecting on this last year brings smiles to my heart it was a really fine year I have much to be thankful for, family and friends are my riches I am a wealthy woman because I am loved and I can see the love around me.
If for some reason you are alone this season, look around, there are others
like you alone, reach out and bring them to your circle.  My theory is to adopt when we moved here from California we had no family so we adopted one another couple with no family just like us we joined together and shared our holidays those were some of my happiest holidays we had so much fun together.  New traditions were started we shared love and fellowship, if you know of someone who will be alone reach out you never know how that friendship will grow maybe it will be a one time event or maybe a life long relationship.  Magic happens when you give of yourself,
this is the season for magic, and it is all about love. 

Edmonds Ferry to Kingston

Edmonds Ferry to Kingston