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Merry Christmas 2017


Manger Scene


Manger Scene in a Snow Globe


Snowman Plates


Snowman(s) and Christmas Tree


A Welcoming Front Door

Before the Holiday Season is over for 2017 I wanted to post a few pictures.  We had a very quiet Christmas Eve and Day!  It was peaceful and relaxing.  Got walks in and hot tub time with music and candles and a slivered moon.  It snowed off and on and at one point the sun was shining while big huge flakes were coming down.  We reflected on our blessings and prayed for continued blessing on our whole family.  We also prayed that our eyes would be open even wider to the many blessings we take for granted.  Yeah, we all face hard times but putting God in the middle of each one can only help give hope where there is no hope, and watching for the blessings in the trial gives it purpose for our good!

The following are pictures I have taken recently!  I hope you enjoy them.

The Old Homestead

Still able to wear boots, but soon snowshoes will be necessary!


Tall Pointy Pine Tree near my office in McCall


Captured from a window in my office in McCall. A storm is coming over the lake.


Purple, Sparkling Water


Reflected Clouds in River


Frosty Pine Trees on Other Side of the Fence


Mountain Majesty Across the River


As we head into the New Year 2018 I pray that it will be a wonderful year for us all.  Peace, joy, patience, goodness….  Hey, I guess I am speaking the Fruit of the Spirit into our lives!  Yes and Amen!!!!


Looking Back Over 2016


I had a very sad thing happen.  I somehow lost most of my pictures from last year.  They’re gone!!!!!  There were some Herrmann family reunion pictures, birthday pictures, more cute dog pictures, some other holiday pics and much more and I can’t find them.  I am sick at heart.  So, to prevent further loss I am downloading a few pics I do have in chronological order.  Lesson learned — only I am not sure just how it happened.  Here’s what I have:


Easter Sunday 2016


Mother's Day in Missoula 2016

Mother’s Day in Missoula 2016

Mid Summer!

Siblings and two spouses

Siblings and two spouses

The whole family! Minus only a few!

The whole Meyer family! Minus only a few!

Later in the summer:

We all met up at a water park and then went out for dinner!


Older cousins, just missing one older girlie!


The other two – one hungry one sleepy!


The grown ups

Thanksgiving 2016

Darling Grands!

Darling Grands!

Thanksgiving 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

Thanksgiving Day 2016

Thanksgiving Day 2016

Saturday after Thanksgiving - Get Christmas Trees Day

Saturday after Thanksgiving – Get Christmas Trees Day


Our Eight Grands all lined up! Tally, Zeke, Hudson, Paisley, Ava, Malia holding Miles and Ezra!!


Caleb Meyer Family Dec 2017

Caleb Meyer Family Dec 2017



Christmas 2016 at the Berndt home in Twin Falls



Be smart and take care of your pics!!


December Dreaming


Life has been very different for us for a while, thus the lack of blogging.  Between knee surgery for myself, a busy work schedule, a trip to Missoula in October, a fun filled Thanksgiving (with one special day getting the whole family together, including all 8 grandchildren to get Christmas trees for everyone), and many weekends with our three year old granddaughter – life has whizzed by.  Sometimes I have fallen far short of having a grateful heart in the midst of a trial even though I know my heavenly Father always has the best for us.  Often I have forgotten to look for the good and instead focused on the bad/hard!  I know I am not alone in handling life in this fashion but I know the cost is not worth it.  So now as we turn our thoughts to the upcoming Holiday festivities I’M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS (which we are guaranteed here in the heart of the mountains), I have been DECKING THE HALLS WITH BOUGHS OF HOLLY (maybe not as much as I usually do), and looking forward to a SILENT NIGHT (Oh for a night of good sleep!).  The holiday season is drawing to a close but I am going to post this blog that has been sitting in the hopper for quite some time – like I said things have been a bit upside down lately!!!

But truly, life is a blessing, every second, and we have so very  much to be grateful for!!!  A little effort towards enjoying yourself and your loved ones has a big payoff – JOY TO THE WORLD!!!  (At least your little part of it!)

Some interesting pics!


Beauty in the morning!



Foggy River Bend

Moonscape with some crazy shadows.

Moonscape with some crazy shadows.