Below are my favorite pictures for the month of December.
The first is my husband and me on a mini-vacation in Sandbridge, VA.
Second is a shot from the movie “La La Land”. Easily my favorite movie of 2016.
Next is the prediction of snow that is happening right now. We are up to 6″ and still have a few hours to go!
The last 3 pictures were taken while on that mini-vacation. The condo where we stay faces the west so we are able to get some really nice sunset pictures. I always look forward to seeing how the day will end. While sunsets with clouds are spectacular, the ones without clouds can be beautiful, too.
These are my favorite pictures for the month of October.
This is from the 29th and it was the evening that my youngest daughter was leaving to drive across country to live in Colorado. Lots of smiles but also some tears thrown in. I already miss her very much!!
Random cloud picture. I love taking pictures of clouds. They are always beautiful.
This is from our annual ladies’ retreat. These ladies are my sisters in Christ and I love them dearly! I love forward to this retreat every year. Good fellowship, good teaching, good food and great friends!
I’m doing my Swap this month as a blog post. My favorite picture of the month is actually a series of pictures. One evening when I was leaving a nearby craft store (where else??), I stepped out into the parking lot and was greeted with this magnificent sunset. I stood in the parking lot and took this series. There was another person taking pictures also but there were also many who were not even looking up!
These were taken with my phone and I have not edited them in any way. I think this is one of those “once in a lifetime” moments and I’m glad I was able to witness it.
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork–Psalm 19:1
Last night we went out with friends on their little boat to enjoy the sunset. We went out around 7:00 so the heat of the day was mostly gone. We had dinner on the water and then spent some time watching the sun set. The Lord certainly knows how to show off His creation!
Sunset on the Reservoir
I am happy to report that I have now lost 10.5 pounds…and yes, that .5 is very important!! I am learning to eat healthy and to eat good portions. I am learning to exercise each day. Right now I am doing that by walking but I’m thinking about joining a local gym. I would love to swim and do water aerobics and I would also like to do some strength training.
The past three weeks have been so pleasant as far as the weather goes. Temperatures in the 70’s during the day, 50’s at night, and low humidity. We haven’t had to run the a/c much this September!
On September 9, we had my mom’s memorial service in NJ. It was a bittersweet time but it turned out really lovely. Here’s a picture of me and my siblings after the service:
My brother read a psalm and Michael sang “Amazing Grace” and was able to share the gospel with those that attended. Afterward, just our family went out to eat together. Then Michael and I had to drive back to VA.
I know everyone says this all the time but it is hard to believe that September is almost over. Seriously, this month went by so fast. The leaves on some trees are just starting to change and I’m looking forward to October when they will be in all their glory! Our hummingbirds are still coming to the feeders but less and less frequently. I think they will be moving on soon.
I am enjoying swapping post cards and other items over on swap-bot.com. I will post about it soon!!