Touched by the Sun

20180105_153725The weather has been cold and dreary these last few weeks so you can imagine how happy I was when I looked out on the deck and saw our Kokopelli wind spinner all aglow, encompassed by the sun’s rays.

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20171225_18472120171225_184729We had a small visitor on our porch Christmas Eve night. He appeared to have a little trouble with his wing, but after some tender loving care he flew off into the night. I wonder what’s in store for him in 2018.

To all of you that visited my blog this year, thank you. I wish you a very happy New Year full of joy and happiness.

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Annual Christmas Pic

20171225_18234120171225_181832FB_IMG_1514295533368From quiet to chaos to calm. That’s how I would describe our Christmas day. Starting with a prayer of thanksgiving, singing Happy Birthday to Jesus, filling our tummies with way too much food and then on to gift-giving.

We ended the day with our annual Christmas pic with our 60-year old Santa (thanks Gladys for taking time out of your day to snap the picture for us). It couldn’t have been a more perfect day.

Merry Christmas everyone.

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Final Look

IMG_0268IMG_0279IMG_0296A week ago I posted pictures of the first (and probably the last) snow of the season in Marietta. After 10 inches, this is the final look. What a rare treat for the holidays!

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Storm Trooper or R2D2?

IMG_0152Anyone looking for an outfit to wear to the office Christmas party?

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Let it Snow

20171208_10130320171208_102832The first snowfall of the season…a rare treat in Atlanta.

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Christmas Rewind: Hidden Gem

20171201_08580620171205_090144R and D…that’s us, along with a hidden gem from the past. How many of you remember bubble lights? Did you have them on your tree?

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Christmas Rewind: Because of Him

20171201_085649This is the nativity scene we put under our first Christmas tree 32 years ago. It’s rather plain and simple by today’s standards, just like the birth of a baby boy born in a stable over 2000 years ago. No grandeur, no welcoming party, no one even noticed. Just another day, just another night. But that baby boy was the Savior, the Messiah. His name was Jesus.

Our little nativity scene can still be found under our tree. It reminds us of His glory and majesty and the reason we celebrate the season.

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Nature’s Beauty

20171120_11265420171120_11274420171120_112714Mother Nature shows us her beauty in some of the most unexpected places.

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3800It’s rare that we can round up all of the cousins for a picture. This is one of my favorites.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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