Manger Scene in a Snow Globe
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!!!!
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.