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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Bye, Bye Christmas Tree

We decided it was time to take down our very first Christmas tree.  It was beautiful and served it's purpose!  We knew it was getting dry and we will be leaving for Texas Friday after work, so it was time.  We carefully wrapped up the ornaments and put them back in their boxes.  Heath carried the tree out to the burn barrel.  I was sad to see it go, but boy after I saw how fast it went up in flames, I am so glad we got it out when we did!

I took a few pictures of our decorations as well before tucking them away again for next year.

We added my new stocking to their collection.  They gave
me an angel stocking holder.

Last but not least, the temperatures are dropping!  Tomorrow is supposed to be one of the coldest days on record with windchill.

Monday, December 29, 2014


Snow that has fallen on my car since I arrived at work.

Today, we woke up to snow again.  It is really pretty, but makes a tough day for a Pepsi driver (all deliverers for that matter).  My man struggled through the sub-zero temperatures, getting stuck, and low visibility with a smile.  He is a man of integrity, hope, faith, and love.  I am blessed.  Lots of prayers going out today for his safety.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday Run with Dogs

After church today, the dogs and I went for a run!  The snow packed roads were absolutely beautiful and not as slippery as I had imagined.  The dogs had alot of fun and so did Mama.  Heath and Garry worked on adding the hitch to the van to prepare for our trip to Texas this weekend.  We are looking forward to getting away for a few days while Dad watches the farm for us.

Heath has been blessed with a new position at the local bean elevator.  He was not searching for this position when he was asked to interview a few weeks back.  The time in Texas will help him transition into his new role.  We are both very excited and thankful for the opportunity.

Doggies loving the run in the snow with Mama!

Cool sky above snow packed roads.

The yard as I was finishing up my run.

Beauty all around.

Stop and smell the roses.

Making Pa's coat his cozy place.

I think this is what contentment
looks like in the life of
a rescue cat.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Happy Birthday Sis!

I made three pans of homemade "cinnamon-less cinnamon rolls" for Christmas and this is what we have left over.  They were a big hit with the men.  :)

Today, Heath and I get to share our whole Saturday together.  We relaxed most of the morning and then I played house while he went to town to get a few things and make some exchanges.  We had an awesome day together that ended up at his parent's house with the Nebraska game playing in the background after supper.

God is good all the time, all the time God is good!

Today is my sister's 26th birthday.  She is in Australia on her way to Thailand in a couple of weeks.  I hope it is the best birthday ever!  Happy Birthday Sis!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Relax and ENJOY!

It snowed and snoWED and SNOWED all day yesterday and all day today!  Thank you for a *white* Christmas and safe travels for my family to join together!  REJOICE, REJOICE IMMANUEL!

This morning Heath left before sunup for work, like usual.  I prayed and prayed and prayed for his safe return home.  I couldn't help myself to call him, probably before he even got to work, to see how the roads were.  He said snow packed and slow travel.  Later this morning, I called him again and he said alot of places were not even open or had a late opening due to the snow and weather.  This is winter in Western Nebraska.  It was absolutely beautiful for me, who was blessed to have the day off and get to stay home, but for the working folk, not so much.

I had a list of things to do today and enjoyed taking my time to get them done and enjoy them.  Late morning, I put on my coveralls and did chores.  It was fun because I took Penney and the dogs for a walk in the snow.  We all had a blast....see pictures below!  :)

Happy in the *SNOW!*

Lots of playing!


Beautiful barn with snow falling.

Out for a walk.

The farm covered in snow.

Buried deep!

"Let's go guys!"

Miss Penney.

Lovin' Life!

The dogs saw Penney rooting around in the snow, so
they followed suit.  Little did they know, she wasn't
hunting like they were, she was  actually eating the
fresh green grass under the snow.

They appeased me by posing!  :)

Heath is so excited because Mya is becoming a great pheasant hunter.

I love this photo....his smile!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

~Rejoice, Rejoice Immanuel!~

The good Lord brought together my new family today in celebration of His Son.  We got to share the day together gathered around the fire as the snow was gently falling outside, almost like a reminder of when I was a child.  We used to watch It's a Wonderful Life together.  Although those were great and wonderful times and I am now blessed with my own family, it doesn't erase those precious memories of my family all together.

We opened gifts from Mama.  Heath got 'bossy' socks as he calls them.
They have an "R" and and "L" on them.  LOL!  :) 

Kitty left me a Merry Christmas present in my lettuce that I
was attempting to grow....grow no more.  Thank you for the
fertilization Jasper!  GRRR...we just bought him a
new litter box and fancy litter for Christmas and
all he wants is DIRT!

Table all set and ready for company!

A surprise gift left on our back door last week
from Bussinger's.  Thank you!

Love this one.  He was helping me in the kitchen.

Fuzz with her horseshoe flower Heath made for her.

Briggsy helping Pa open his gifts, specifically his sausage.

Fuzz, Gram, and Justin opening presents.

Andrew with his new Bear's sweatshirt.


Modeling my new lingerie from Heath
and swimsuit from Barb.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

~Christmas Eve~

I posted this on Facebook for work today.
This is a pivot nozzle covered in snow.

Last minute grocery shopping....picking up a few more things!

New Year's Eve service.  Heath helped serve communion.

Christmas Choir!

SOO handsome in his bow-tie!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Pie Baking Night

Above are the pies that I made for Christmas day dinner!  The one on your left is a Bean Pie~looks and tastes like pumpkin pie~made with mixed beans grown here in Western Nebraska.  The pie on your right is Debbie Huffman's Old Fashion Cream Pie!  So excited to present these on Christmas day!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Date Night Last Night

We got to enjoy supper out last night for free.  Heath's work recognized him with a very nice giftcard.  Last week in Bridgeport, at Dean Gorsuch's fundraiser, Pepsi ran out.  Heath, being known as the 'Pepsi Man,' was the first person they contacted.  They came to us after supper and asked if he had any ideas.  He was able to save the day because after we ate, he went to another Pepsi customer in town and grabbed their extra Pepsi.  It worked out perfectly because they did not need it until Monday when their driver could bring them more and our party continued flawlessly!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Relaxing Saturday

Puddin' and I relaxed this morning while working on the computer and Daddy did the chores for us and went to town to get pellets for our stove.  Kitty kept my feet warm!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Snow Pictures of Pivots

On my way to work today, I stopped several times to take photos of the beauty God gave us this morning with the frost!