Monthly Archives: November 2018

Just Getting Caught Up

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A couple weekends ago we drove to Pocatello for the best state football game ever!  Our good friends, the Moores, called to tell us that their youngest, who is a senior, was heading for the state football game with his Declo, ID team.  Hubby had asked his Papa to let us know if the Declo football team made it to state!  We got there just in time for the game and it was a good one.  Declo was ahead the whole time but not so much that there weren’t some tense moments.  The topper on the cake is that Beak (the said senior) had his one and only ever end zone catch for a touchdown!  Exciting!  We stayed the night in their lovely guest house and had a wonderful breakfast with the whole family before we went our way.  We weren’t the only ones who made the trip for the game so we got to see an old friend who is an artist and a couple of the older Moore kids!  It was great!!!

Breakfast with Moore Family and Friends

A Picture Outside the Window

The Fellows

Beautiful Idaho

Interstate on the way home

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with our son, Jesse, and his family in Boise.  We ate, we laughed, we played Apples to Apples with 6 adults and 8 kids.  It was LOUD and fun!  The next day we had a delicious breakfast and then piled into our two cars and drove back up to Cascade Country in search of our Christmas trees.  It was probably the quickest we have ever accomplished that task.  The snow fell so sweetly so that we had a few inches of snow on the trees and on the path as  we trudged through to get to our trees.  It was beautiful and everyone enjoyed the Eggnog and Lorna Dunes we shared after we were back to the cars.  We drove home in the dusk and counted it another successful Thanksgiving weekend.

Jess and family and their Christmas tree!

Our little Christmas tree!

Lovely November Sunrise

Oh Jimmy!

Early Morning Full Moon over West Mountains and Payette River Below our Home

We are headed full on into the Christmas Holidays.  Blessings on you as you prepare your homes and your hearts to celebrate the Baby Jesus’ birth!

Kimmy

Leaving October 2018 Behind

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Here it is November and I didn’t get all my October pictures in.  This month will fly by as well and then we are in to the winter months and the cold, dark season of the year.  (So thankful for the love and light that Christmas brings!)

We are ready for the winter days with wood stacked high on the porch and pine cone fire starters packed away in monthly supply.  Most of the yard work is done, just need to mulch the final leaves that all fell in the last storm and put the tarps on the campers.  (We have a guest camper staying with us this winter.)

Reading Ann Voskamp’s book “The Broken Way” I have been moved and touched by her words.  Here are few from today’s reading:

“It’s only when you know your real identity that you can really break the enemy and break free.  No matter what you’ve lost or who you’ve lost – nothing that’s happened in the past can change it, and nothing in the future can intimidate the reality of it, because this is the realest true:  you are always sufficient because God always gives you His all-sufficient grace.”  pg 192

“All His is mine and all mine – my sins, my death, my damnation – is His, writes Luther.  How we are is not who we are.  Who we are is who He is.” . . . Maybe all the brokenhearted don’t need to try to believe more in themselves, but to believe what Jesus says about them more.”  pg 193

“. . .I think I hear what you’re saying – that once you face Him, you see who you really are . . .so you can go face anything.”      That –       exactly that.”  pg 194

How does she come up with this stuff!!!  It goes deep, I want it to go deep, I am trying to shove it down deep so that it stays in my heart.  We all struggle with feeling inadequate but when it becomes debilitating or so ingrained in our thinking about ourselves we become chained to the enemy’s lies.  Praying for God to reveal how He sees you is a vital part of quiet time.  His words far outweigh my faulty thoughts.  Thank you, LORD!!!!!

We drove to Missoula October 11th to see Cab and Jacqs and family.

First snow on the mountains near Cascade.

Snow topped mountains outside New Meadows

Near Riggins

Lolo Mountain, almost to Missoula

Snow tops and lower hill getting hit with the setting sun outside Missoula

Finally, Grandkids! Zeke made me and Pops a welcome hat that I just had to model!

While we were there we went for a walk with some of their friends along a river, Cab found an old phone. Tried to place a call but no one answered.

This was a different phone – such signs of age.

Apparently, in the olden days, they would use old cars to keep the river from eroding the banks. It was very interesting. (So is that cute couple on the left. Hmmmmm!)

 

Movie Stars

The old couple.

Some adult beverage time.

These two studmuffins cut down a dead cottonwood tree and a pine tree that had it’s top cut off so it was just a fat pine tree bush. They were blocking the view of the mountains but didn’t realize how much until they were gone.

No before pic but the improvement was dramatic!

It snowed Sunday morning so the kids got out and tried to make snowmen.

Later in the day we had to head home leaving these cuties behind!!!

Finally just a mix of fall color and some pics of my sun room

Tamaracks near Lolo pass

Mountain Ash berries

Gold leaves, blue sky – Aspen tree in our front yard.

 

Happy Thanksgiving.  May you find much to be grateful for and take time to give God thanks!

Kimmy