Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I have another shoe story for you.... I found these little hand carved dutch shoes known as "klompen" in a little antique store in a verrrry small town in Alabama. I was just going to purchase one, but the crusty, old proprietor insisted rather brusquely, I might add, that I must have two. I replied, "I only need one." "Every shoe needs its mate", he insisted as he pointed out another shoe, saying that it matched. I did not think so, but I will let you be the judge. I relented and agreed to get both, afterall who can argue with someone's grandpa. After dickering back and forth, I paid a whopping three dollars for the pair, and as I was feeling rather impudent did so all in change.

I paired them with a vintage Christmas poscard that LuLu, of Lulu Redstar Antiques so graciously gave me when I visited her booth at Scotts in November. They all have an honored place on our fireplace mantel.

Just a couple more Christmas pictures...

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

This holiday season ....

has been bountiful in challenges for our family, with a job lay off and three car accidents in two weeks, leaving us with limited funds and transportation.

~ But, most importantly this season has been bountiful in the blessings of our wonderful

children pitching in to help their parents cope.

~ Also, a sweet mother who brings Christmas with her from, of all places, Florida.

~ And friends, who bless us with their prayers, gifts, and presence. ~

~ What shines brightest for us this season are not the problems, but the blessings! ~

~ The bountiful goodness of God's grace, mercy, love, provision, and peace. ~

~ I wish you a Bountiful Holiday Season full to the brim with joy and love! ~

A College Graduate!

Our baby daughter, graduated college last Saturday, with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing!
In a sea on graduates, Jen, your face shines out.
We are so proud of you, Jennifer, and blessed to have you as our daughter!

Friday, December 4, 2009

It's a shoe thing!

The women in our family have an extreme affection for shoes, so I thought I would share a few posts about them.

This child's shoe was rescued from a dumpster, the mate was nowhere to be found. However, we did find the button hook in an old silk and lace bag, that was sadly falling apart.

This shoe "thing" has been passed down for three generations, from my mother to myself, and from me to my three daughters. We all lovvvvvvvvve shoes!
It's been said,"With the right pair of shoes you can do anything!" Does that include getting ready for Christmas in less than a month? EEEEEEK!

In this busy season, think I'll put my comfy shoes on!