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A Thought

In this life we can not always do great things. But we can do small things with great love.." :) Mother Teresa

Prayer Quote

“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis


I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Where's Waldo???

We were given a new Rooster because our other rooster was killed by a wild animal.  We named him Waldo. He was perfect!  And then, he disappeared! We only had him 2 weeks!  We have no idea what happened to him!  So we decided that our next rooster would NOT be named Waldo.  We needed a Rooster with Grit... TRUE GRIT!
So here is our new rooster, "Rooster Cogburn!"

Merry Christmas 2015

We are having a wonderful Christmas Season.  It was such a blessing to see almost all of our grand children and older children at various times during the week and on Christmas Day, and to spend the day with family and friends. 
We started with reading the Christmas Story from Luke Chapter two, After everybody was nice and awake, as they are no longer little kids and tend to sleep longer, we opened gifts.  
The girls were very thoughtful with what they asked for, and of course Miss Erika got a comb in her stocking as she does every year. :)


The Cat joined in and left us a lovely present on the back porch!

We saved the best for last.....
We are a family of backgammon players.  We had been studying the history of where backgammon came from and started looking at Vintage boards.  We found this one on Ebay, being sold by a fellow named Vadim!  It didn't come with any pieces, but we found the right pieces located in Ukraine.... Kharkiv Ukraine! (where the girls are from)  It was perfect, and everybody loved it.  The board is from Russia.

And then Anna bedazzled her dad's pj's. :)

Here are some highlights of the week.  I wish I had gotten more photos!

Many of you know from my other blog that Miss Alli is in detention for the next year.
We miss her terribly, but she is getting much needed therapy to help her navigate all her trauma.
We were able to take her favorite foods to her yesterday a.m. so she could celebrate Christmas and share some of her favorite things with her pod mates.
We will be visiting her tonight. :)

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