Whew! What a month!

Hi Friends!

What a month!  LOTS of things going on.  My highlights have been celebrating dear daughter’s and hubby’s birthdays and going on a 2 week adventure that included a Children’s Ministry conference in Orlando, getting to go to Magic Kingdom & Epcot and visiting my beloved sister and her sweet family in southwest Mississippi!  I hope to have time soon to give a full report.  But for now, here is a photo that captured a favorite memory of mine:

Me and my twin (Pooh bear)!  My life is complete! :)

Me and my twin (Pooh bear)! My life is complete! 🙂

Blessings with joy,

Jackie

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Hi Friends,

We had a very blessed Christmas day spent with my little family opening presents in the morning, then sharing a yummy ham lunch and a good visit with my parents in the afternoon.  And last but not least, we played a fun game of Taboo with some dear friends in the evening.

Today has been nice and relaxing.  I had some vacation time left this month so I am using it to enjoy the holidays and be home with my family.  So wonderful! In a few minute we are going to play a game we received from my brother: Settlers of Catan.

Here are a few photos of the day (and a few more thrown in from this week):

Here is a photo I took of my sweet peeps after we say the play, A Christmas Carol, last weekend.

Here is a photo I took of my sweet peeps after we saw the play, A Christmas Carol, last weekend.

Christmas Day.  Sure love these two!

Christmas Day. Sure love these two!

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Some crochet snowflake ornaments that I sent to family. :)

Some crochet snowflake ornaments that I sent to family. 🙂

Christmas Eve beauty.

Christmas Eve beauty.

Do you have a fond memory from your Christmas you would like to share?  If so, I’d love to hear it.

Joyfully,

Jackie

A Very Important Family Member!

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Hi Friends,

I haven’t talked much yet about a very important member of our immediate family – Molly the Wonderdog! She is the sweetest little thing you’d ever want to know! We almost lost her last November, but she had emergency surgery and made it through.

We know what it is to lose a beloved pet and the very real pain and loss you feel afterwards. So we are hoping to have sweet little Molly for a long time yet.

We started calling her Molly *the Wonderdog* after she went on an all day hike with dear hubby up a mountain and back. Here is a picture of her at the top looking down. She was higher up than the clouds!

Dear daughter loved our previous dog, Gabby, so much that when she passed, she prayed for over a year for another black, female, miniature schnauzer. So when I found Molly online in Oregon, we talked it over and dear daughter said she would pay half of the hefty price for her – a big chunk of money for a 14 year old! The whole family agrees that she was worth it…and even more!

Do you have a precious pet that is part of your family? If so, I’d love to hear.

Joyfully,

Jackie

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Molly the Wonderdog!

Collages & Congratulations!

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Hi Friends,

Finally checking back in after an awesome weekend!  Our son had his big race yesterday in Seward and, as mentioned in my previous post, we went down to cheer him on.  He gave the race every last ounce he had and he came in 6th place in regions!  Woohoooooo!  He was overjoyed and so thankful and we were bursting at the seams with pride.  Now we are looking ahead to next Saturday and the State XC meet.  Here’s hoping for another great race!

We also squeezed in some sightseeing fun, family game night and yummy food, among other things, so it was an all around great getaway!

I will let the photos tell the rest of the story.

Did you have any weekend adventures?  If so, I’d love to hear.

Blessings with joy,

Jackie

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Yes. That is a bear paw print. Oh my.

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And here are a couple of postcards from the road…

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A Big Day & A Quick, Yummy Recipe

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Hi Friends,

Today is a big day!  Dear son is running in the regions xc race in Seward and we are heading out in a few minutes to make the drive over to cheer him and the team on.  He is hoping for a top 10 finish.  I know he can do it!  I’ll check in tomorrow (or maybe later today) and let you know.  🙂

Not sure if I will be able to blog much this weekend so I am leaving you with a yummy  and easy breakfast (that we sometimes have for dinner) recipe my family enjoys.

Do you have a breakfast recipe you’ve blogged about or can share?  If so, do tell.  And thanks!

Here’s mine:

QUICK CRUSTLESS QUICHE

Shhhhh…We don’t call this “quiche” around my hubby. Around him we call it an “egg dish”. He doesn’t like quiche, you see, but he loves this. :O)

Ingredients:
1 C milk
1/2 C Bisquick
4 eggs
2 or 3 green onions, sliced
1 or 2 celery stalks, sliced
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 C meat (bacon, sausage, ham) cubed or crumbled
1 C grated cheese (use your favorite)

Directions:

  • Mix first 5 ingredients well
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients
  • Right before placing in the oven – top with a sprinkling of grated cheese
  • Pour ingredients into a greased (I use Pam spray) pie plate or pie stone. Bake in oven at 400* for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick test comes out clean.

Enjoy!

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Web photo – will replace with one of mine soon.

 

Two Tuesday Views

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My favorite view of the day:

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Hi Friends,

Do you subscribe to any e-magazines?  I’m not even sure that’s what they’re called.  🙂  I purchased the Prevention magazine app for my iPad.  That’s the only one I get, probably because I’m too cheap to buy more when I can find a lot of info for free on the internet.  But I am really liking having this in the e-magazine format. The articles have been interesting and informative and look at those vivid photos!   Anyway, just had to share… 😉

My favorite collage, of course, is the second one of my son at his race today.  He ran a 5K race and set a personal record. Woohoo! And hence, the big smile.  I surely do love that young man!

What kind of views did you have today?

Blessings,

Jackie