Thursday, November 22, 2007

Blessing to All!

What a nice day and such wonderful Blessings. We are truly lucky to live in such a great country. It is so great to know that we have the freedom to celebrate and be thankful for all that we have.
Today we woke to a great blanket of fresh white snow. Looked like Christmas, but was a pleasant surprise for Thanksgiving morning. The first snow always brings such a big smile to my face. I don't know if it because of the beauty or the fond memories of my youth, or a combination of both. I am always in a wonder of the beauty of the fresh white snow sticking to the leaves and branches of the trees. Even my genraniums that have been surviving the colder nights looked so pretty with their pink and red color peeking out from under their white blankets.
I pray that all of you have enjoyed the blessings we are so lucky to have.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Happy Fall

Hello one and all. I know it has been sooooooooooooo long since I have updated. Been busy working, stamping, crafting, and hockey watching. It is that time of year.

Let's see, what's been happening? I don't even know if anyone ever reads this thing. But it is a good outlet.
September of course was the beginning of another school year. I have transferred to Southwestern Academy. A much nicer facility that is MUCH closer to home. I had fun over the summer setting up and redecorating my office. It has been a pretty good beginning. There have been some adjustments to new students and staff. We are all learning and growing. And I hope to better serve the students and staff of the building.

October our family had it's first ever all-included family Thanksgiving dinner. Yes in October. It was planned to share the day with my mom who is now 88 and was getting ready leave for Florida. We had a rough couple months with her health and now she seems to be doing GREAT for 88! So we had 29 of us to spend the day with her and enjoy each other! What fun it was sharing family happenings and reminiscing of all the "remember when's!"

Now we are into November already and plans are in the works for all the holiday happenings.
Have kept busy with my Stampin Up business. I attended the annual meeting of the Michigan Chapter for Multiple Sclerosis last Saturday. We were able to hear David Landers (aka Squiggy of "Laverne and Shirley"). He also suffers from M.S. He gave each of us an audio copy of his book "Falling Down Laughing". My friend Kathy and I were presented with a plaque for the donation we gave from the Scrapbooker Against M.S. event we held this past May.

Also planning our annual event of Scrapbookers Against Breast Cancer. January 2008 will be our 6th. event. We were very successful last year in raising $5,000. Our mailing list has grown to over 200 people, but we can only take 120 participants. I need to get busy on donations. We always try to get all our food and prizes donated. This way all money raised goes directly to the Susan Koeman Breast Cancer Foundation.

Well it is definitely Fall. Most of the leaves are on the ground and waiting to get recycled into mulch. I have my garden ornaments stored for the Winter and my geraniums tucked in the fruit cellar, hoping they will come alive again next Spring. My darling oldest grandson is covering yard items and raking leaves. The end of another season and on to WINTER in MICHIGAN!