Monday, September 30, 2013

People and Their Interesting Stories

At the bank being helped by Mr. Nice Guy.

WOW!  What stories.

What a family!

So inspiring.

I loved listening to his stories...and it reminded me how we are all so different and unique.

And, I am grateful.

Sunday, September 29, 2013


I love the variety, the colors, the uniqueness, the beauty of


In our yard now, the roses are blooming, we have some fall flowers and it's all beautiful.

And, I am grateful.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

My Mother's Paintings

My beautiful mother was so talented in many ways.

Later in her life, she took up painting.

She was very good at it.

I have several of her paintings, including one of pansies in the office; they are so real looking.

And, I am grateful.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Stockton and Landon; the Elders Fisher

Their letters are inspiring;

they have always been good, kind boys.

And, now, they are awesome young men.

Doing just what they should be doing.

Serving the Lord and sharing the Gospel of Christ.

And, I am thankful.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Coming Home!


there is no place like home.

Ours is lovely, clean, organized, suits us...

And, I am grateful.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Spotify - Music on the Go!

Texas music in Texas...

Cajun music in Louisiana...

Country music in Alabama...

Civil war music in South Carolina....

Golden Oldies music at Donna's while playing a game.....

It's all possible because of Spotify...

And, I am grateful.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Phones on the Go....

I have just one question....


Yesterday, Allen and I got separated in the big city of Nashville.

He called to find me.  Man, I was so glad I had my phone.

Calling from the car is so helpful.

And, I am grateful.

Monday, September 23, 2013

A Place to Sleep

Sleeping in a car is not very comfortable....

So, I like - even though it costs money -

to sleep in a regular bed.

And, when we do, I am grateful!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Car That Works....

I caused the battery on our car to run down.


It makes me appreciate a working, reliable car.

Oh, yes, I am grateful.

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Whether it's people, food, weather, conversations, interests;

Variety in life is good.

I have that in my life, and I am grateful.

safe travels

So fast, we have been safe, and I am grateful.

Friday, September 20, 2013

L, A, I, O

They are fun,

And, I am grateful.

Anna, Imogen, Lucy put together a set of LEGOS for girls!  Aren't they adorable?  The girls, not the LEGOS....

Thursday, September 19, 2013


It's 3 a.m.

I'm wide awake.

It reminds me that when I can sleep through the night... I am grateful!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Cold night...

No extra blanket...

Middle of the night searching....

Ah, yes....

A thermostat...

Which means...

There is HEAT...

and I am grateful!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


They say time heals all wounds,

So I'm grateful for time.....

Maybe it will heal this wound...

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bill and Donna Simmons

Bill and Donna in Pagoda Park?  Can you guess why it is called Pagoda Park?

WOW!  Bill and Donna are such great hosts! 

They have fixed marvelous meals; taken us with them to church and to a missionary party.

They are just so congenial and pleasant; it's a J.O.Y to be around them.

And, I am grateful!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Being Around Missionaries

It was a beautiful day.

The park was the perfect place to gather.

So, gather they did...about 10 or so missionary couples...

It was a thrill to be there; to meet these marvelous unselfish folk ready to serve wherever the Lord sent them. 

As I looked around, they were all so very happy, so pleasant, so interesting, so Christ-like.

And, I was grateful.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Abraham Limcoln

Today we went to a museum where we learned about the Civil War.

It was difficult to see the exhibits, read the stories, and learn the honest truth.

It. Was.  Painful.

to know that our country had such a bloody past as we fought each other...

But, what a remarkable man President Lincoln was.  A man of courage and integrity and love of country.  What he chose to do was not easy, but it was right!

And, I am grateful!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Wht a great blessing to be able to travel...

To meet different people....

To see parts of this beautiful country...

And I am grateful!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Good people

Southern hospitality is definitely Not overrated...

And I am grateful for the good, good people who open their homes and hearts!

Friday, September 6, 2013

the South family of Italy' Texas

They are wonderful, happy, supportive of one another, positive.  There was such a feeling of love in that home.

It's so wonderful to know they are related.

And, I am grateful....

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Happy People

Sharon is always happy, smiling; she's a joy to be around.

Eldon and Doug are just eternal optimists.

I enjoy being with happy people...

And I am grateful when I can be with people of joy.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


We went to a war museum today.

War is terrible!

No one wins!

There are wars going on all around the globe right now, but in my little corner of the world, there is peace.

And, I am grateful!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The End of a COLD!

I've been battling a very bad cold for about 10 days; it just lingered longer. 

So, today, I finally feel the runny nose, etc are on the downward side. 

And for that I am very thankful.

(I'm dealing with some other issues - nerves, infection, etc., but at least the cold is on the mend.)

Monday, September 2, 2013

A Safe Arrival...

on the first leg of our journey...

Saturday, Aug 31; the parking lot of Lynn's in Hurricane.  Off to Las Cruces.

Allen and Jenni in the woods by Jacob Lake.
I'm grateful for arriving in safety; late, but safe.