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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

mom visit

I am posting back to back today,  gotta catch up as I have not been doing much of it lately.
Where mom lives ,  a tree is up and they are decorating with candy canes.  

She made a gingerbread house today too

taken with cell phone ,  didn't turn out well but I can see her smile

94 years old and doing so well.   She was smiling a lot today and very talkative.   Very good visit we had.

Adalyn is 4

Grand daughter Adalyn had a birthday on Saturday.   She loves Elsa of  Disney's "Frozen"  .  I guess I have that correct,  I can't keep up with what the little ones follow these days.

The little snowflakes are rings and there is an ornament that moves around of "Elsa" Adalyns favorite.

She had to dress in her dress with Elsa necklace

Opa gave her a cash register and she and Genevieve love that.

dad reading her card

With Genevieve ,  it's all about the cake.
She and Adalyn are sweeties.
Sweet Genevieve woke up today with ear infection and stomach flu.   Here we all go again.
What a cold and stomach season for everyone this year.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

foggy mountain

On our way home from Quicksburg Virginia - fog rising from the mountains

leaves were also rich in color 

sharing with

Outing to Quicksburg

Haven't been able to download pictures from my camera lately because I lost the plug things I need to do so.
 Found it so now can catch up on some places we have been and one of those places is Quicksburg Virginia for apples near the end of November.
farmland around area

collapsed barn

I purchased some braeburn apples which were smaller than most but I love because of being so juicy and not to sweet.  I also picked up a favorite - pink lady apples,  they last a long time in the fridge and always taste good.

We go here every year,  the best place in Virginia for us to buy apples,  apple butter ,  locally made jellies, jams and cider.
I used this in my making of apple butter

I canned also 6 quarts of pears picked from my daughters tree in West Virgina

A stop in Orkney Springs Virgina

Virginia House - formerly the Orkney Springs Hotel.  Site  of the Shenandoah music festival, now in the third decade.    Beautiful turn of the century hotel at the foot of the "Great North Mountain". 

the site below tells a little about the many springs that brought travellers from all over to their medicinal waters.

Inside the hampton inn that we stayed in for the night
Christmas decorations were up .

the fireplace was visible from both sides

stepping from the elevator to our room is a nice arrangement of flowers and nativity - THE REASON FOR THE SEASON.  Very nice

Monday, November 23, 2015

island for the kitchen

Long time with no post but with relapse of the same flu or cold or whatever it is,  looks like the amoxicillan knocked it out this time.    What is with this flu season?   So many little bugs out there.

I got an email from my sister Lynn in Maine and she put together or remade I should say a buffet she bought for $35.00 and turned it into a island for the kitchen.

The base color is Gettysburg Grey
A touch of green comes through which I like

The counter top is made from a church pew she came by on one of her many travels for treasures.
Beautiful Oak.

Wonderful idea and the drawers are great for cutlery and napkins etc.
nice place for morning coffee and meals.
 Great Job!!!  

she and her husband are restoring an 1870's home in Maine.

I am sharing with The Charm of Home's - home sweet home
          and                                                   Amaze me Monday

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Just before the fall

color burst

Almost Elton

Almost Elton John concert at the Beacon theater in Hopewell Virginia on Friday night was such fun.   A good friend of mine since 7th grade treated me and several others to the concert,  for her birthday by way of stretch limo gifted by her husband to make sure we all arrived safely.
Thank you Jennifer ,  a special treat for all of us.  
The Beacon built in 1928 by the Knights of Pytheas.  Early beginning as a silent movie and Vaudeville show palace as stated.  Website for info and pictures -

Almost Elton John starring Craig Meyer.   His resemblance to Elton John and his singing was just the best!   So much enjoyed by all of us!

sorry for blur but the cell phone in this light is not the best

so blurry - L to R--- Rebekah, Jenny ,  me , Linda

sharing with our world Tuesday
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