Lefty & Fifty-six

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Thursday, December 31, 2009

(CNN) -- It happens only once in a blue moon -- and scientists say a blue moon is exactly what we'll see in the skies this New Year's Eve.

Don't expect an azure glow over our lunar satellite, however. The term "blue moon" simply refers to the second full moon in a calendar month, something that hasn't happened on a New Year's Eve for nearly 20 years, NASA says.

"The phrase 'blue moon' has been around a long time, well over 400 years, but during that time its meaning has shifted," he said. "I have counted six different meanings which have been carried by the term, and at least four of them are still current today. That makes discussion of the term a little complicated."

Full moons used to have 12 names, one for each month, such as "harvest moon," NASA said. The term "blue moon" referred to the 13th full moon in a year.

A blue moon on December 31 is rare.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Third quilt down..

.....and one more to go....
Here is the quilt I made Ariel, my third in line daughter.
This one is called: "Christmas Around the Block"

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Eve

It has been a Christmas Eve tradition for as long as this fifty
something year old can remember, many things have changed
through the years but the one thing that has remained
the same is.......eating dinner together
(including the meat of Jesus...LAMB)
with family.

Here is the table Dad & Juana set:

We shared our memories of christmas past and expressed gratitude
for a loving Father in Heaven who shared HIS son with the world!

(Left to right)Dallas, Katlin, Ariel, Juana & Dad in the back.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


We shared in a fabulous brunch,
there was so many devilish dishes to eat, but the best part
was the table full of books to choose from.

Check out the blog and what our reading "picks " for 2010
Christmas 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009 Revisited

Random shots of our 2009
Thanksgiving trip to Houston.

Grnadpa & Grandma let Finn pick out his Christmas gift.
He was guided to the archery section.

Finn loved his Bow & Arrow set.

Magic moment..

So this is what it is like to live in a house of ALL GIRLS..
(notice who captured this photo.. left corner).

Todd was the master Deep Fried Turkey Chef this year..
maybe I'll take over next year and just roast the turkey.

Aunt Dallas with Finn & Farren.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Ski NOW!

STARTNOW skiing, it's never too late....click here: Park City offer.

Here’s how the program works, all for just $25:

  • You must be a Utah resident
  • You must be a first time skier or rider
  • Ages 6 and up
  • Afternoon ski or snowboard lesson and lift access (1:00 – 4:00 pm)
  • Ski or Snowboard equipment rental
  • Bounce back option: 4 more times for $25 each, including all day lift ticket, equipment rental, and a 2 hour lesson.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold,
everything is softer and more beautiful.
-Norman Vincent Peale

Friday, December 11, 2009

John Stossel

It all started when ABC aired 20/20. I have been a dedicated viewer this TV program for many years, it has been a fact that I primarily watched it because of John Stossel. (He joined 20/20 as a consumer-affairs reporter in 1981. His profile grew as his opinioated libertarian-flavored advocacy, running against the grain of traditional broadcast journalism, drew both wild adherents and wild detractors. He defined consumer affairs in an assertively broad way: global warming, health care, civil liberties, social security, free trade, anger management.)
I have liked his contrary attitude, he seemed to look at reporting from a pessimistic or critical vantage point to the normal point of view.

I'm not sure about his jump to FOX Broadcasting, but his program will aire for one hour on Thursday evenings. Click here to read more.

I AM HAPPY-I will be watching.......

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Living Christmas

I've spent many years thinking about this magical holiday.
The colors, the fun; the
music, the smells of
special foods, the secrets, crackling fires,
the greeting cards, Santa, all get me feeling very happy.

When I was young my parents made this season
so memorable and festive. It was very hard for me to
contain the secrets of what was wrapped under the tree,
so many times I un-wrapped my presents.

Christmas Day was the ultimate in love, laughter and
pure joy of getting that
one present that only Santa knew about!
Because I come from a large family;
(I am the middle child of five siblings).
The excitement of that day was filled with opening presents,
playing games, and lots of food. My parents would loads us
kids in the car and off we would go to visit friends.
(my parents families lived in another state).

These traditions and memories have helped me
celebrate this holiday with my own family.

I have done Christmas every which way I could think of...
I heard a thought today, that was so wonderful,
I thought I would try doing it this Season, it is;
"Living Christmas" instead of how we celebrate it.

Remembering the Saviour
His life and mission on this earth
His unconditional love he has for me
and for all the inhabitants of this world.

What an astonishing gift He gave to us!

Here is my inspiration for today,

"I believe that the eternal lesson of
Christmas is to inspire us to use our God
given gifts to build a better world".
Norman Vincent Peale

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Here is the deep fried turkey my
son-in-law Todd
cooked for our Thanksgiving Feast!
(it really did taste good, we didn't keep the skin on)

Here is the Gang getting ready to
play "Nerf Wars"
aka "Joel's Angels"

One of the Crazy photos we took for our Christmas Card....
(is this family ever serious)?

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I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!

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