Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday BRUNCH ... with the family!!!

It's NOT often ...we all gather for Sunday Brunch!! But TODAY .. all 4 generations ~ Papa, Mimi, Grandie, darlin' D & me ~ of course, da boys too!! Ryan and Paul eatin' something good!!! Happy Sunday!! love, m

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Fruit Patch, Dinuba CA

ta- da ... they did it ... yesterday was the First Day ~ Inaugural ~ line of packing citrus!! I must say eating those mandarins (easy peels!!) was like eating candy!!! HooooooOOooooOoRay for all of you!! 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ramblings ... these are funny!!!

I was out and about ... and saw this ~ leaving town (CA) because of Jerry Brown! oh, sooooooooooo funny!! and then who doesn't love the holiday flavors?? haven't tried the White Chocolate Raspberry ...yet! And duct tape! who thought of making Christmas stockings using duct tape! I do love the dresses made from duct tape ... but this one steals the show! so, these were my ramblings of the day!!

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just a glass ....

I enjoying trying new & different wines! Darlin' D is kinda a wine snob and we love him b/c of it!! just a glass for me please!! what about YOU? do you have a favO'rite wine? maybe a favO'rite brand? maybe a favO'rite wine glass? let me know!!

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Monday, November 15, 2010

on my DESK!!

I do have a LOT to do ... don't we all ~ I just took a few minutes to do my cover page for 2011 and these are on my desk! thought I'd share!!
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in the heavens & on earth ...

Daniel 6:27 "He rescues and He saves; He performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth ..."

Praise God! He does rescue and saves! what total & complete comfort!!
signs & wonders .... they are all around us ~ do you see them, do you appreciate them? enjoy what only God can do!!
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

wOwzey Wow WOW!!

I have come to enjoy this flavor ~ Blood Orange!! in vinegar, sorbet, oranges ... OH it is tasty!! go try some!! and with Thanksgiving around the corner ~ and my family coming in ... I'm gettin' excited!! I am the nut amongst us .. and I rather enjoy it! truly, LIFE is good. Count your blessings .. and ponder all that God has done & will do for you and your family. I saw this Cross in Napa Valley and it stopped me! I know there must be a 'name' for this type of Cross ... it's beautiful. Have a great week ~ enjoy and we'll grab coffee soon!!

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Friday, November 12, 2010

ReADEer rAMbLinGS ... more

I love to try to 'catch' water ... see darlin' D in the water?? and look at the color of those grapes!! a triangle of wine bottles caught my eye .. and this is on all the cups at Taylor's Burger place!! fascinating! end O' my Reader ramblings

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day .... Thank YOU all

I am proud to be an AF brat! Many of us are!! it's just the way we are ... and the way we were brought up! Such memories ... what a life ~ a different life! And what an honor we all have from all the men and women who have served, are serving and will continue to serve our Nation.  Thank you seems to small ... so many of us pray for you, your family and your safety.

Father God, thank you for the sacrifice of so many for the safety of our country. May we continue to honor our veterans and their service for many years to come, and never let them be forgotten. Amen.”

I miss living by the AF base ... only b/c I often saw the hand of God in the sky (long story!) and I wish I could do something anonymously to bless some soldier TODAY!

And to my dearest dad, Wm. D. Ray ~ you risked your life for our Nation ... you made a difference ... thank you for all those years served.  Thank you for the life I had growing up ~ my dad retired from the USAF a Colonel.  Well done ....

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

BB is for Beringer Brothers ... not Beverly this time!

The victorian atmosphere ... the stain-glass ... oh, and the wine too!! B is for Beringer!!  Napa Valley, CA ~ so much to see, and to do!

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a SPLASH of Autumn ...

I totally enjoy the splashes of COLOR, the arrangement of GOURDS, and just the simple beauty of it all ... seasons of life ~ seasons of change ...

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Monday, November 8, 2010

sPenD LESS & GiVe MORE .....

you will want to turn the volume off of my blog (down below on the music chart ~ on the right side of blog!)     ... to hear the music on the video!!

Lorraina .... my sweet friend!

God is so good .. and when He chooses my friends ~ it's FanTaBuLouSLy great! This is Lorraina. I'm her prayer partner. We've know one another since late July. And because the Lord asks us to bring our hearts' desire to Him .. that's what we do ~ and He blesses and answers. So .... without getting into the 'verse/chapter' details ~ my friend is engaged to 'her' man that God has brought her. Isn't her ring precious! Lord, thank You for glory stories, friends, Your perfect Word ....
to Him be ALL Glory!! m
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

GonE is the GaRDen!!

whew! well, that's done!! My Garden of Eatin' is gone for the winter! What an incredible crop I had!! The best O' best cucumbers and Tamaters!!! KWIM??? well ... so long ~ now I get to play with compost (PLEASE REFRAIN FROM ALL DIRTY JOKES!!) ... I use coffee (starbucks O' course!) and a new friend is gonna give me some cow compost!! yipppppeeeeeKiA I say!!! more later, m