Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Surprise

My aunt's pretty country home

Grandpa's homemade feeder

Oneida's Katrina pattern retired in 1994

Family is important to me.  That is why I make every effort to make my extended family a priority.  My mom, aunt, uncle and kids set aside time to have a monthly lunch at a restaurant that is kind of in the middle of our three cities.  We have done this for the last two years since Grandma passed away.

This week, my precious aunt brought me a surprise, Grandma's stainless and Grandpa's bird feeder!   Grandma's stainless is something that I really needed, as mine is either lost or we just never have enough spoons for five people to have soup and ice cream, for example.  The feeder is a total blessing as I was recently looking for a feeder and even considered making one out of a milk jug. My birds will be well fed this winter.

I love spending time with my family. I am thankful when they chose to bless me with their unwanted items, too!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

My Happy Place

It will be six months or more before I get to enjoy another warm visit to Lake Michigan.  We were blessed to have such mild weather in October for this trip.  I love visiting in any weather, but the fall is my favorite time of the year to be at the lake.   It is my happy place, indeed!