Wednesday, December 31, 2014


I made it!!!!

This was taken on our way up to the mountain with my iphone.  

Happy New Year!

And yes, tomorrow, I will start again with 365 photos a day…

991. Safe trip up the mountain…
992. Family traditions…
993. Mountain time…
994. Quiet NYE's
995. Skiing….
996. COLD…
997. Heater…
998. Fire in the fireplace
999. Seeing my sweet friends…
1000. Their LOVE for Jesus is cangtious!  I love hanging with them… it naturally draws you closer to the Lord…

And that my friends, is my 1000 blessings!  It took me years to complete but I have many more blessings that I did not journal.


Stay safe and warm...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Here she is!

My beautiful grand baby!
We are over the moon happy and in love with her.

Grandbabies are awesome!

981. Time with our grand babies…
982. Precious!
983. Blessings from above…
984. Being with our family…
985. Taking back some returns without any lines..
986. Dinner with my sisters..
987. Shopping with my BFFs…
988. My brother Kerry… he is always a blessing…
989. Cozy new slippers…
990. BFFs-boy's wedding coming up in April… excited… also my boy's bff…. : )

One more day!


My Year in Blogging!

Blogging through the Year!













Looking back over the year has been memorable... 
Our family has had many blessings and many wonderful things happen.
We have also had some difficult things happen.  Let's be honest, life is hard.
The one true thing that keeps us grounded and focused is Christ steadfast love for his people.
I have tried to keep Him at the center of my life and to keep loving and serving my family and people that He puts around me.

Happy New Year and 
Many Blessings!


Monday, December 29, 2014


Fun, new ornaments….


Sunday, December 28, 2014


Christmas Eve….
Waiting for our boy to get off work so we can go out to eat and onto church.

Somehow we all managed to match our clothes without planning it…

Still counting my blessings…

973. NEW Grandbaby girl!
974. Family time…
975. Safe travels…
976. Time with my new grand baby..
977. Seeing the boys…
978. My brother's child like faith..
979. Looking back over the year in pics..
980. Counting my gifts..


Friday, December 26, 2014


I can't believe I am almost done with another 365. 
This time of year I always wonder if I am going to do it again.
Anyone else planning on doing the 365 again???
It does make me shoot more.  Not sure if I am improving or not.  It can be fun.
What are your thoughts?


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

We are celebrating Jesus today!
Hope your day is blessed!


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Portraits

My girlie girl... Sophomore in High School-15 years old...and her kitty named

My boy-man
19 years old
Sophomore in College

A boy and his dog Bella...

I took these today after the inspiration I got from Kristal' blog.  I emailed her and she helped me. Thanks Kristal!
Merry Christmas!

Day 359 Merry Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas Eve!

I think I am actually caught up with my 365.  This must be a Christmas miracle!  LOL!

I am done shopping and done wrapping.  I need to run out to the store today to purchase crab legs for Christmas dinner but other than that I am finished!  Woo hoo!

It was a rough start but I think I managed to get it all done.

Anyway, let's talk about my blessings and my thankful list...
Yesterday, we welcomed our new Grandbaby Girl in to this world!
Praise Jesus! 
I have not seen her in person yet : ( but we plan on being out there on Friday....

Still counting...

961. My new grand baby!
962. Momma and baby are healthy...
963. I am so thankful for a big family, it wasn't always easy but it is worth it...
964. CHRISTmas!
965. Remembering the real reason we celebrate can be difficult in this busy, crazy world, but just keep
966. My girlie girl helping me wrap last night...
967. Hallmark movies all night..
968. Early out today for my hubby...
969. Extra hours at work for my boy..
970. Advent time with my kiddos...
971. Baking day...
972. New neighbors...they homeschool!
973. Hallmark returning an ornament I purchased...

Blessings to you all and have a blessed CHRISTmas!


Friday, December 19, 2014


Here I am…
It has been so busy…

Trying to keep up with my photos but it has been hard.
Also trying to keep my joy during this busy season.

If I can just keep my focus on my Jesus.

When my older three were teens, they had a t-shirt that was blurry but if you looked at it right you would see the name 
Just keep focused.

On to my blessings…

951. Most of my shopping done...
952. My girlie girl helping me with my wrapping…
953. Fires at night…
954. Wrapping up 1st semester grades…
955. Changes
956. Twinkle lights…
957. Friday night rest with my family…
958. My daddy home from the hospital..
959. All is well..
960. Last weekend before Christmas…


Sunday, December 14, 2014


Parties, parties, parties….

This is why I was behind in my 365…
Teen Christmas party, Awana Christmas party and my sweet daughter in loves baby shower…
Plus two others with no pics!  What??? No pics??
Who am I?

Still counting…
946. Seeing my sweet daughter in love…
947. New grand baby soon…
948. Great group of teens…
949. Fun table settings…
950. Awana party…


Saturday, December 13, 2014


Rain drops….
and beautiful sunsets…

941. Lovely rain..
942. Beautiful sunsets..
943. Night at home…
944. Flight home…
945. Being able to take my step mom to the doctor..


Friday, December 12, 2014


We have had a fast few weeks….

My parents came down for Thanksgiving…

It was so nice to have them close.  I love living here but I truly miss being close to my family.
My daddy is getting old…  and I hate not being close.
I try to get out there as much as I can and it is a quick flight but it is not the same.

The first two pics are from our beach trip the day after Thanksgiving.
The next three are from our antique shopping day and the last four are from the park by our house and our backyard.
We have had some rainy weather.  It has been a treat for us since California has been in a drought.

On to my blessings..
I am still counting…

931. Time with my daddy…
932. Whirlwind week…
933. School changes coming up…
934. Christmas cards done…
935. And mailed out…
936. Five Christmas parties last weekend!
937. Wow!
938. Teen activities..
939. Not one present purchased and I am not worried…
940. Finishing Genesis and continuing with Psalms…


Sunday, November 30, 2014


The day after Thanksgiving and we are here…
So beautiful!  
We have had some unseasonably warm weather so we headed to the beach and then to the antique stores in the beach town.  It was black Friday but we fought NO crowds. It was so fun and we found some fun stuff.

My parents came to my house for the week.  They have only visited once in the three years since we moved.  It is really hard for them to travel because of their handicaps, illnesses and age. When we came back from the mountains we picked them up and drove with them to our house.  It was a wonderful Thanksgiving and I am so blessed. 

My Thanksgiving pics are still on my camera.  These were taken with my girlie girls.

Still counting my blessings….

921. Beautiful Thanksgiving…
922. Family in town..
923. Fun time at the antique shops..
924. Beach time…
925. Feet in the sand…
926. Seeing the dolphins in the ocean..
927. Time with my step mom..
928. A week off for my husband….
929. Tree up and decorated…
930.  House all ready for the Christmas Season…