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Just Getting Caught Up


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!


Watermelon Days!


It has been a busy week, like usual.  We had some beautiful sunrises:


Sunrise over river by a bridge on the way to work.

Sunrise over river by a bridge on the way to work.

A beautiful sunset too!

Reflection of the setting sun in river.

Reflection of the setting sun in river.

And the reason we have been having such morning and evening beauty is due to a fire nearby.  Here is a picture of the cloud of smoke it has produced:

Smoke cloud from fire near Idaho City.

Smoke cloud from fire near Idaho City.

We had a full moon not too long ago and I took this picture!

Full Moon! S the corner of the shed shows how close they come. Also, see the smoke on the horizon.

Full Moon! Seeing the corner of the shed shows how close they come. Also, see the smoke on the horizon.

We have been fortunate that there have not been many fires nearby this summer!  It gets loud and crazy when the helicopters are coming and going every fifteen minutes!

Summer is winding down, we have already had a slight frost and you can feel fall starting to make it’s presence known.  I hope you all enjoy the last days of summer eating all the corn-on-the-cob you can sink your teeth into – followed up with an ear to ear watermelon-eating smile!