All posts by Jean

  • Happy Valentines Day ♥
  • An impromptu adventure
  • Family gathering ♥
  • Wonderful to see someone we hadn’t seen in many years
  • Taking pictures in the minus zero, blowing wind…
  • …family together no matter the weather :)
  • Although we’ve had a winter of snow, cold, rain, ice…
  • …we’ve been blessed with some gorgeous sunny days of blue blue skies
  • And then there’s Crystal’s beautiful purple tulips…
  • …bringing fond memories of my Mother’s purple tulips :) 

  • February ♥  Always more smiles and cheerful…
  • …especially Valentines Day 
  • Our family birthdays…six in one week…also…
  • ….remembering my Grandfather’s Valentines Day birthday ♥
  • The super blue blood moon in Montana last few days 
  • GPa’s yummy biscuits and jelly
  • Aurora Borealis in Montana…awesome, beautiful 
  • In God We Trust 

  • God’s Abundant Blessings
  • Sunny days, even when it’s cold cold:)
  • My Paris, France, 2018 calendar, fun pics :)
  • Gson’s help with tv
  • GPa’s new vision aid, Jordy
  • D. working in Denver and Houston this week
  • Exciting phone call!
  • Travel plans
  • Expecting more Crystal/Cathy podcasts!
  • Busy days

  • Thankful for Health
  • Thankful for Gson’s healing of his ACL ski injury
  • Grateful for safe travel
  • Grateful that temps were back up to 43 degrees (above zero:)
  • Grateful that we always prepare for winter weather each year
  • Thankful for friends…a fun Chinese buffet lunch with Luann :)
  • Grateful for texting…fun
  • Thankful for Crystal’s first We Love Gratitude which was “Good List Daily”…using that mug for coffee this morning and that it also says “What are you grateful for today?”
  • Thankful for all of you on We Love Gratitude

  • White frosted trees from frozen fog…everywhere and surrounding mountains…gorgeous ♥
  • Christmas shopping all finished…
  • …let the wrapping begin!
  • Lost?    Found? ….
  • …. Lost my car keys, searched my purse…
  • …Found car keys…Found wedding rings in purse…didn’t know they were lost while searching for keys…
  • …Call from Costco, they found GPa’s white cane…didn’t know it had been left/lost :)…
  • Frustrations becoming Blessings!
  • Neighbor Luann bringing us her homemade clam chowder and cheesy buns…she is the best chef!!
  • Peaceful Mind podcast ♥

  • A lovely Thanksgiving dinner and gathering at our son and wife’s new home…their 1st Thanksgiving in new home…a beautiful sunny and warm day!  Family
  • A favorite prayer: Thank you for the food before us, the family beside us, and the love between us.
  • The 79 ft. Christmas tree that came from the Kootenai Forest in western Montana and traveled by truck to be displayed at the White House in Washington D.C.  Stopped at a number of towns along the way….and, yes, here in Helena as well.  The 3rd tree that Montana has supplied for the White House.
  • Crystal’s “Glow” for CSW!
  • Crystal and Cathy’s “Peaceful Mind” podcasts!
  • Our neighbor Luann’s shrimp chowder….omg! absolutely delicious! So happy she shared with us.
  • Ava’s ballet dancing for the Nutcracker…lovely
  • Family member who will be 60 soon…thinking about decade beginnings:  20, thinking about being 21:); 30, okay but thinking about being over the hill;  40, life begins?; 50, ready for AARP; 60, retirement soon?; 70,80,90,100 grateful for health and each day!  Aha! Which one are you? LOL

  • Remembering Montana’s former Governor Judy Martz
  • Our only female Governor
  • Among other things, she had been an Olympic speed skater…
  • …if she was told she couldn’t do something, she would excel at it
  • Our son was one of many people paying last respects to her at the Capitol rotunda
  • He wears a “turtle” pin from her…she believed “If you don’t stick your neck out, nothing will happen.”
  • RIP Judy Martz

  • Happy November!
  • Snow, Snow, Snow :)
  • Cozy and warm, fireplace glowing
  • Accomplished a lot all week due to snow forecast
  • Yesterday was nice…some little darlin’s came for tricks/treats :)
  • So grateful to be able to spend time with our son…he travels often…
  • …he is so interesting with years of stories to tell…
  • …seriously, he should write a book.
  • Very grateful for Cathy’s successful knee reconstruction ♥

  • Loving these gorgeous Autumn days of perfect weather ♥
  • A fun and always interesting visit with daughter and son! Warms my heart ♥
  • Cathy woke in the middle of the night with the sound of an elk bugling in her yard :)
  • David observing a magnificent huge Golden Eagle flying over his house….awesome wing span!  They are beautiful.
  • Oops, my computer stopped running about a week ago…our tech savvy gson Austin came to our rescue, found whatever it was and had it resolved in half an hour! God Bless Austin!
  • Okay, we have Halloween soon….Thanksgiving….and am thinking Christmas….have several gifts purchased and checkin’ off my list :)

  • Snow!
  • GPa shoveled deck and sidewalk…several inches, wet and heavy snow
  • New boot caddy :)
  • Slippery roads and a lot more snow on the mountain passes
  • Most of us do not have our studded snow tires on yet (legal date is Oct. 1)…
  • …we’ve planned for next week
  • A good snowfall usually doesn’t happen until Halloween :)
  • Our Sleeping Giant has a warm blanket of snow on him today :)
  • A good morning for hot oatmeal and toast of GPa’s freshly made bread
  • Happy Birthday Angela…and her hubby’s birthday yesterday
  • Barbara who was an RN during Vietnam and expresses her gratitude for our military
  • God Bless the United States of America