A Pretty Kitty At Christmas

  • black cat in Christmas wreath

This pretty kitty whose name is Sophie belongs to a good friend of mine. My friend sent me these photos earlier this evening and I wanted to share them with you.
black cat in Christmas wreath sleeping
Sophie was obviously very comfortable in her Christmas wreath. The second photo shows her snuggled in and sound asleep. So glad my friend sent me these photos. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Skateboard Shop Visit

I haven’t posted in ages, because I never seemed to have time to sit down and write. Our youngest daughter and grandson were visiting from New Zealand, and our first stop was a visit to a local skateboard shop,where I took the above photo.Our grandson is an avid skater(skateboarder),as is our daughter. Not being a skater myself, I simply enjoyed the bright colors I found there.

Just a few of the colorful helmets. I don’t plan on taking up the sport of skateboarding, but I can certainly appreciate this colorful sport.

Surfing in Austin, Texas

Our son Surfing in Austin
Surfing in Austin Texas? Our son was raised in Southern California and grew up surfing. He also authored the book,Surf Stories by Ryen Phillips. A fun read, especially if you enjoy surfing tales. For those of you that enjoy outdoor cooking, he has also written Let’s Talk Outdoor Cooking. It has some great recipes and I especially like his stews. It is available for Kindle at Amazon.
He and his wife moved to Austin, Texas several years ago. They wanted to stay near the water, so they bought a sailboat and began  sailing on beautiful Lake Travis. The photo below was taken from their boat. Continue reading

A Very Special Christmas

P1010714Our Christmas morning started with what has become a tradition, breakfast at the home of very close friends. These luscious homemade cinnamon rolls are part of the menu and a delicious annual treat.

P1010715This photo shows a lighted decoration that sits on our friends’ kitchen counter. It’s one of my favorites and I enjoy seeing it every year. I always plan to make one for myself, but so far haven’t. Maybe next year I’ll finally get around to that project!
P1010717Later in the day we went to Mom’s in Seal Beach. She loves to cook and entertain, and Christmas dinner at Mom and Dad’s house has long been a tradition. I mentioned in a previous post that we lost Dad earlier this year. This was our first Christmas without him, although I’m sure he was watching over us and smiling. Mom’s table was beautiful and this gorgeous centerpiece was a Christmas gift to her from our son and daughter-in-law who live in Austin, Texas. The ham dinner and accompanying side dishes were delicious. Everyone had a wonderful time and left for home thankful for this very special day.