Thursday, December 31, 2009


Did you count your blessings for 2009...mine were unmeasurable! Family and friends have I many. I said goodbye to two dear great~aunts that went to live in heaven still a blessing. News of cancer and a radical surgery still a blessing, I still can see and talk with my daddy. A woman in my life who I try to pattern my own life after my Mom she's strong, encouraging, and always has a prayer upon her heart.

Three of the best sisters in the whole world. Yes I admit it I was the big sister who pestered each and every one of them...yet today I received a call from each one with the most encouraging words who could ask for more?

Blessings of two children that are grown and even through the ups and downs of life we have an unconditional love...we talk, we listen, and we respect one another.

The blessing of a grandchild who brings the most wonderful joy into our lives. He's a gift sent straight from heaven.

A husband that is my very best friend, the person I walk hand in hand with, lean upon, and confide in. We talk through our problems, we share in our joys as well as our sorrows....he's my blessing til death do us part.

My mother and father inlaw are a blessing. They are more than extended family we would do anything for one another. Along with extended family is the many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and even grandparents that have passed away....all a blessing for we each have touched one another's life in some way.

Blessings of dear friends some silver some gold. Blessings of just a smile from a stranger, an encouraging word from a pastor, food upon our table, the warmth of a home on a cold, winter night.

My blessings are unmeasurable. Our lives and how we live them has an effect on so many others. So with the end of 2009 I look forward to the many blessings of 2010. Oh I know there will be tears of joy intermixed with tears of sorrow yet I still will count my blessings!

Happy New Year and Happy Trails.....Ginger

Monday, December 28, 2009

Snow Days

It's been a cold one here on the plains of Oklahoma yet today the sun is shining and slowly the snow is melting although they are predicting more for the next few days.

I finished up the snowman rug I started in November just need to get it steamed, hemmed and bound. I used lots of scraps but it doesn't seem to have made a dent in the overflowing basket. I'm sure there is another rug or two to be found in that evergrowing pile of woolley worms.

Someone enjoyed there real first adventure in the snow!

Little did Mom and Dad know over 47 years ago that their lil' family would grow so big and this is just the grandkids!

The cows out at Dad's place were eager to see him coming with bales of hay!

The farmwork never ends but we do enjoy what we do. Christmas time was a time to remember the birth so long ago and the rewards we can have if we only trust and obey!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Blizzard in Oklahoma!

Uncommon words for sure. They say it hasn't been this bad since 1914. The winds are howling at 50 to 60 miles an hour and just about all the interstates are shut down as well as the H.E. Bailey Turnpike. They say the malls are still jam packed though...
Not me I'm home the house is cleaned up and hopefully I can get the cooking done.

The guys are always out and about doing something feeding the cows, working out in the shop, or something that just can't seem to wait!

Christmas with all the family has been rescheduled for Saturday at lunch with the weather being so bad. Multi car pile ups are happening all over the state and I would rather have everyone safe. So tonight I'll be enjoying warm cocoa and find some time to work on my snowman rug.....Let it Snow!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

As I sit here and reflect on Christmas we have much to be thankful for. The blessings of family and friends. Yes like most of you we have our own mountains and valleys we must go through but with each we try to learn from them and build a character that one day will be pleasing to our Lord.

Family and friends are my richest assest here on this earth. I enjoy life even through the trials. The parents God chose for me, the sisters who still fill my life with laughter, a husband that sees me on my good days as well as those that aren't so good and yet is always there no matter what. My children who I adore and a grandson who brings the sunshine into my everyday! Family it's sacred! Friends near and far some I've met, some I've never seen yet they are all so dear.

I think about Mary as she held Jesus in her arms and pondered about this wee lil' one. She held the very son of God in her arms. She was such a young girl with a heart for the Lord. The chosen earthly parents for Jesus. How very blessed Mary and Joseph must have felt.

As the days of December are quickly going I want to wish all of you the Merriest of Christmas' and may you remember just how dear your family and friends are to you and the true meaning of Christmas.

Happy Trails to You Until We Meet Again......Ginger

Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday Happenings!

December is in full swing and the days are quickly going by. My niece Megan will turn 8 on December 21st but we had a birthday party for her a little early. I don't think she minded on little bit.

We enjoyed pizza and chicken and of course ice cream and cake!

Oh and I found some colored pencils one night and had fun making a few Christmas cards with some of my free doodles! You can find them in some of the previous post.

Now doesn't Jenn look cute as Lady Liberty! She made the costumes for the annual Christmas parade float that our nearby town has. Their float won 1st place out of about 60 entries. Lady Liberty and Uncle Sam were about 12 feet tall on top of the trailer. They did a really good job hanging on!

We have another birthday to celebrate this week our daughter Jenn will turn 25 on December 17th!

Hope your enjoying your December days!

Happy Trails....Ginger

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Stocking Doodles Just For You!

Here it is already December isn't it funny how quickly we go from the start of a New Year and then poof it's already the end. I must be growing old. I remember as a kid thumbing through the SEARS catalog and wishing and hoping for a long list of toys.

Here is a couple of free lil' doodles to use however you choose. Well got to run one busy lil' boy is keeping me on my toes today!

Happy Trails....Ginger