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January 14, 2018

Beeswax and snow

I ordered 8x16" beeswax honeycomb sheets through Amazon (10 sheets for $30) and we rolled them up into candles...tapers, votives, only they don't burn well. Drip all over the table...maybe we need to have a thicker wick, I just don't know.  It was fun and they're pretty.
We got more snow here Friday night and it's so pretty but very cold.
My niece and nephew gave the girls these mini stockings today...with chocolate inside.

January 7, 2018

Hello Carlee

We adopted a dog!  Her name is Carlee and she's a collie mix.  She is gentle and very sweet, but has tried to take shoes, ornaments and had a couple accidents inside the house, so we hope to train her.
Paul likes to climb up here.  And we don't want Carlee up on the couch either.
Sarah is visiting!  I've known her for 24 or 25 years.  The main reason she is here is to spend time with her mom.  Her mom is 71 and my mom is 72.  They are friends, too.
Paul is wearing a new scarf made for him, by his cousin.  I'm impressed with her ability!
Time with Grammie...we opened gifts from her.  She gave all the kids hats with lights!  
It's old calendar Christmas today.  It's been a really nice day!  

December 31, 2017

Tennessee

Driving on windy roads around the mountains and seeing the rocks and tall trees, such a delight in nature, so different from Ohio.  We spent a few days in Tennessee, on the way home from Georgia.
We love all the shops!  There was a band with a singer, banjo, guitar and mandolin player outside Ole Smoky Moonshine, we sat in one of the rocking chairs for about 30 min. to listen.
 Homemade apple pie coming up...
Back where it feels like winter and there is snow!

December 20, 2017

Georgia

This is St. Simon's Island.  We arrived last night.  We spent several hours at the beach, gathering shells, driftwood and sand.  I put some in a glass jar.
One more photo from our visit with Fr. Anastasy!

December 18, 2017

South Carolina

We're visiting Sts. Cyril and Methodius church in South Carolina.  Father Anastasy is the epitome of kindness & hospitality.
Last night we ate dinner at this cool place called Crust.  Pizza paddles for the fan.