On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Monday, November 16, 2015

Roses and Blue Skies

Friends, kids, weather, nature all came together this past week to make it another good one! 

This Rose had a scent to match its beauty!

A brilliant blue sky over our neck of the woods for a few days.

Friday was one of those perfect days when you just know
it's right for a visit to the Dallas Arboretum.

This is a scarlet hibiscus. It looked and felt like velvet.
(I don't remember the technical name for this.)



Summer flowers were still going strong and mums were fading. Azaleas were blooming and there are always pumpkins.

Dear sweet Liz

Cindy and Victoria enjoying the scents in the rose garden -
this one tickled Victoria!

Our traditional pic beside our favorite tree since
the shade didn't allow for a pic in front of it.

Now you can see a bit of the tree on the left.

Jack played his last soccer game of the season.
This boy hustles and scores!


He was so proud of his trophy,
he named it Johnson!
He had to call Brady and Noah on Facetime to show off his trophy.
When Aunt Sara showed him all Brady's trophies lined up on
the chest in his room, Jack ran upstairs to
put Johnson in his room at our house.

Jack thinks these two hung the moon!
(I think all of them are the greatest!)

Johnson and Sweetie posing

Do you want to make muffins for breakfast?
A big Yes! for chocolate muffins!

Very serious about the muffins!

Kate came on Friday to "stay until Monday!" You can see who calls the shots around here! 

On Saturday we went to see the new Charlie Brown movie Peanuts and it was very entertaining. About three quarters of the way through, the movie stopped, lights came on flashing and an announcement for all to evacuate the theater by the nearest exit! Hey!!! This is the second time this has happened to us in a movie this year and we don't attend that many movies! We remained calm, assuring Kate that we were with her and not to panic. Yes, I grabbed Kate, my purse, said a quick prayer and we went outside! Turns out that someone had hit the fire alarm button. We all went back in to see the rest of the movie. I was so proud of Kate for her attitude during this and that she did not fear.

Kate also attended church "big church" with us on Saturday night, was very attentive and filled out the outline of the sermon as she listened! 

Jack isn't the only one who is serious about chocolate. I dream every night - lots of dreams and in color! Usually they dissipate upon arising, but sometimes I remember them and occasionally I even write them down. Some dreams have actually come true. And some dreams have held meaning for me.

But my dream a few nights ago was just deliciously silly!

Part of my dream, I was in a bakery checking out what dessert I wanted. I said no to the cream puffs and saw a huge slice of chocolate layer cake. The baker was spraying chocolate frosting all over some smaller cakes in the window. I chose the chocolate layer cake and when it was given to me, there was a note with it that said, "I hope you don't mind paying $38.21 for this piece of cake." Then I awoke ... before I actually got to sample my very expensive slice of "dream" cake!

And, last but not least, when I cuddle up with a blanket this winter, this beautiful afghan will be my cover.

My Bible study friend and sister, Lisa, wanted to make this for me. Now the afghan will be a treasure, but not so much a treasure as Lisa is a friend.

 Love to Lisa. Didn't she do a fabulous job?


  1. Hi! Your Dallas Arboretum pics are beautiful. I need to get my mom and taker her there sometime. She's the green thumb of the family! Chocolate dreams? Awww...that must be wonderful!

  2. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! And also adorable, adorable, and adorable! The afghan is lovely, as is your dear friend!

  3. Lisa did do a beautiful job. Loved this post- there is so much in here!!! That is quite a dream and I would have probably woke up drooling. lol xo Diana

  4. Sweet Jack and Kate! Such fun getting to watch them grow via your photos. I would love to go to the Dallas Arboretum again. Perhaps in the Spring. Beautiful place. What a beautiful afghan - perfectly fitting for you!

  5. Love the tour of the Dallas Arboretum. Beautiful pictures and lovely ladies.

    You had a special little chef in your kitchen...how fun.

    The afghan and your friend are both beautiful.

  6. What beautiful photos. I am thankful you had a lovely weekend with friends and family and awesome weather.

  7. I love the new blanket from your friend...lovely! Your area is so pretty and still has lovely flowers! We're pretty much done with flowers or will be after Saturday when we're expecting snow! Your Grandkids are beautiful and I can see why you're so proud of them! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  8. Just getting a chance to see your posts! Love the shout out. Too bad you didn't get to sample that cake before you awoke. :)

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