Today is Irreplaceable


Hard to believe that 2014 is about to come to a close and a New Year is almost upon us. Have no regrets about yesterday because honestly there is nothing to be done about it. All of the focus needs to be on today. No matter your dream of tomorrow, if you neglect today you have wasted a valuable resource that is irreplaceable. Tomorrow may never come so live your dream today.

life is short

life is short

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Happy Holidays


As my journey into the land of blogging has begun I have met and enjoyed many new people and have had the pleasure of enjoying other blogs. I know being a newbie I still have a lot to learn but as this season comes to a close I want to thank everyone who has commented on my posts and to those who have helped with my website. I will continue to study and listen to all you have to offer. I look forward to the New Year and to all I wish a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Love Your Life


Whether you live in the country or the city find something to make your life enjoyable. Time goes by so fast, and yesterday will never come around again. Live today with importance because today is all you have. Everyone has their battles to fight and win. You never fail as long as you keep up the good fight.

lovelife

lovelife

Children are most precious


I started this blog at the end of October and also started a fan page on FaceBook. I have posted many blogs and quite a few posts since then, however of all the writings so far one has stood out among people as far as how it was received. I am sure it is because it speaks to the hearts of people and I have decided to put it in a blog and see what our blogging community thinks of it and see what kind of feedback it gets.

innocent

innocent

It is interesting to me how far and wide this has gone, It has received a few comments about how children are not innocent, but for the most part the response has been in agreement with the poster. I would really like to hear from my fellow bloggers and see what your thoughts are on this, I am enjoying making the pictures with the sayings on them and am very curious why one goes viral and others just get five or six hundred reaches.

Learning a lot and your comments are always a big help.

Christmas Time is the most Beautiful Time


Life is full of hustle all the time, but at Christmas time it is more so. There are people everywhere; the spirit of Christmas is in the air and the many heartfelt good wishes from everyone all the time seems to make the air light up with wonder.

Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. There is such an air of giving and people have better attitudes they seem so much happier.

The beautiful lights and decorations are everywhere and it just so beautiful, it makes me want to hug everyone and tell them life is good and full of blessings. It is even fun to watch the kids change as they get older and go from being happy to play with the wrapping paper to wanting to be the one who passes out presents.

Time passes so fast, I love looking back at Christmas’s that have gone by and remembering the joy in the faces of the small children on Christmas.

At this time of year I wish for everyone a joyous Holiday and a Blessed time always.

This Old Barn


I have always loved old barns. I grew up in a small town, or perhaps you would call it a country side, there wasn’t much of a town a post office and a gas station. But the place me and my siblings would call home was the beautiful farm home of my aunt. I recall milking goats and watching others milk cows. There was a huge Barn there that had a loft in it and we used to stack hay bales and jump from the loft to the hay bales it was so entertaining, we never knew we were missing out on television or video games. Life was so much simpler then.

We moved into the place we live now around nine years ago. There was a beautiful barn on the property and I have to admit it was a large part of the attraction to the property.

Our Barn

Our Barn

Since we moved in, we have had a couple of real bad snow storms and this barn that has stood on this property for over one hundred years decided it had stood all the weather it could stand. First one side fell down the last year the entire front of the barn caved in. It is a very sad thing to see it go like it did, but, now I am making barn board signs and saving a piece of history. Our once majestic barn is now nothing but a huge pile of boards.

barn Boards

barn Boards

barn boards

barn boards

It would be interesting to see if it could be made into a pole barn of some kind; the large beams are still standing and intact. I miss the beautiful barn.

Yard Bird story


Girls Christmas

Girls Christmas

Everyone in the Pacific North West has a story or two to tell about an icon named Yard Birds. It was a very large department store located in South West Washington. You could count on meeting your relatives and friends there whenever you went shopping. You were able to find anything and everything you were looking for and the staff was always helpful.

The story I have to tell is a personal one, when our daughter was young around four or five she loved to go in and out of the clothes racks. We got used to it and until she disappeared for more than a few minutes we never worried about it. Then we get a call over the loud speaker asking us to come upstairs to the customer service desk and pick up our daughter. Of course we are panicked and run to get to her thinking she would be scared and crying, but, no she was sitting in a chair eating a sucker and smiling, feeling just fine.

A couple of weeks later we were back at Yard Birds visiting with some friends, we had both daughters with us a four year old and two year old and the two year old had been safe in a stroller. We get a call over the loud speaker asking us to come up to customer service and pick up our two daughters. We run up the stairs afraid some customer had taken them, or thought our girls were lost, we get up there and we are so thankful the girls are OK, as we see both of them setting in chairs eating suckers. Turns out our older daughter was a little smarter than expected, she convinced our younger daughter she knew where to go to get a sucker and they ran up the stairs and told the receptionist they were lost and could they please have a sucker.

Tortilla Pizza


When you want something fast and filling, here is a go too recipe that is a family favorite.
Tortilla Pizza

Tortilla Pizza

Tortilla Pizza

Ingredients

4 medium Tortillas

Ricotta Cheese

Ham

Tomatoes

Cheddar Cheese

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees, spray your pizza pan with nonstick spray, spread the tortillas with Ricotta cheese, put ham slices over the Ricotta, and add Tomatoes slices, top with cheese.

Put in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes.

What could be easier? Hopefully this will become a family favorite for you too.  You can easily substitute any meat or vegetable that you love on this versatile snack.