Saturday, January 12, 2013

These are a few of my favorite things!

Best of 2012

Reflections on a good year…James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above.

Activity – floating in my pontoon boat on Lake Grapevine watching the sunset; poking at a campfire


Art – Mark &Ted’s collection, Basalt CO; here’s some artist samples from The Modern, Ft. Worth TX (Agnes Martin, how did you think of drawing pencil lines with a ruler?)


Accessories – scarves, bracelets, my animal print bag

Books – Firstlight by Sue Monk Kidd (inspirational), A Natural Woman by Carole King (biographical), Hearts in Atlantis and 11/22/63 by Stephen King (fiction)

Clothes – jeans, t shirts, scarves, pajamas, Uggs, flip flops

Commercial – children on the AT&T ads “Bigger is better”

Drink- chai tea, Starbucks French Roast, Corona with lime (all still the same)

Food – Ruth Chris chopped salad (Cassandra turned me on to this one, thank you, yum!)

Game – Words with Friends (unchanged)

Gifts – calendar of Keller pictures and The Boat (retirement gift to myself)

Live music – Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Music Festival, David Crosby singing with his son the song, "Radio"

Movies – Lincoln, Les Miserables

News – first grandchild is here! Welcome Keller!  We love you so much!

Place – home, Grapevine Lake, Keller’s house (with Jonathan & Erica, too), Travis & Chelsea's house

Restaurant for breakfast – The Village Smithy, Carbondale CO (unchanged), Old West Cafe, Grapevine

Restaurant for lunch- La Duni in Dallas, Main St. Bakery in Grapevine

Restaurant for dinner – CafĂ© Italia, Grapevine TX (unchanged)

Scripture – John 10:10 I came that they might have life and live it abundantly.

Sermon – 3/8/12, Cindy Ryan speaking on Peace

Songs – The Pontoon Song, Little Big Town

Spa – Spa of the Rockies, Glenwood Springs CO (unchanged); pedicure from Kitty Johnson in her zero gravity chair

Sports Event – Longhorns come from behind to win Alamo Bowl in the last few minutes after a disappointing season; Dallas beats Giants in opening game of NFL viewed at Travis & Chelsea’s house

Sight – human= newborn Keller in the hospital nursery, nature = bears in Travis & Chelsea's yard, Twin Lakes CO, aspens turning in Sept. drive between Minturn & Leadville CO, wild turkeys at Throckmorton


Thank you, my sweet Lord, for answered prayers, precious moments and blessings beyond our best dreams!

John 4:7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.

Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to him who is able to do immeasureably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.