Thursday, 31 January 2013

Rabbit Rabbit

Beautiful stationery from Seoul
thanks Justin and Ahram and Logan

Rabbit Rabbit

China tea, the scent of hyacinths, wood fires and bowls of violets,
that is my mental picture of an agreeable February afternoon.
Constance Spry

February arrives cold, wet and gray, her gifts disguised for only the most discerning spirits to see.
Gentle is our path. Gratitude is the thread we weave into the fabric of our daily lives this month,
giving thanks for our simply abundant lives and asking for the gift of one more thing
grateful hearts.

From the book
Simple Abundance 
a Daybook of Comfort and Joy
Sarah Ban Breathnach

A sweet little bunny was eating the raisin bread I left for him/her through 
the night but as soon as the camera flashed the little one hopped away
but the footprints will remain on my heart forever♥♥

Treasure all the sweetness God puts before your eyes.

Please take care of the birds and animals
out in the cold all winter.............

Everyone needs tender loving care.

I love the way this song is done in this video

It is my theme song to my sweet love Logan♪♪
Thanks for always putting a song in my heart

and your Friday Flower

My Son holding a rose...........
You are my SON Shine
I love you so very much♥

This is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja for the kind of happiness known in the west as "joy".

This character can also be translated as rejoice, enjoyment, delighted, pleased, or "take pleasure in". Sometimes it can mean, "to be fond of" (in certain context).

If you write two of these happiness/joy characters side by side, you create another character known in English as "double happiness", which is a symbol associated with weddings and a happy marriage.

There is another version of this character that you will find on our website with an additional radical on the left side (exactly same meaning, just an alternate form). The version of happiness shown here is the commonly written form in China, Japan and South Korea (banned in North Korea).

Rabbit Rabbit

A Video of Justn and the group Ice Climbing in Seoul

A video Justin's friend made of their ice climbing adventures in Seoul.
Keep safe everyone.  You know how much I worry.

☻/ ღ˚ •。* ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ *˚ .ღ 。 

▌ *˛˚ღ •˚ ˚...just sprinkling a little Love ˚ ✰* ★
/ \ ˚. ★ *˛ ˚* ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღ ˚ 。✰ •* ˚

God sends children to enlarge our hearts, and make us unselfish and full of kindly sympathies and affections,,,~May Howitt...♥

Logan is 8 months old today.

He brings eternal springtime into my heart.

/.( Wishing you a magical lifeand
\ { the sweetest of all your dreams coming true!¸.✫¸¸.·´¯`✫
`-`☆.¸¸. ☆
┊ ┊ ┊ ┊
...┊ ┊ ┊ ☽

My bright shining star
You have made my wishes come true
Being a Grandmother to you

Two Traveling Angels....... this one will make you think twice!!!!! ..

Keep reading to the bottom of the page -- don't
stop at the feet (You'll see).

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a
wealthy family.

The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the
mansion's guest room.

Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.

As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole
in the wall and repaired it.

When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied,

"Things aren't always what they seem"

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but
very hospitable farmer and his wife.

After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels
sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest.

When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears.

Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in
the field.

The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could
you have let this happen?
The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused.

The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and
you let the cow die..

"Things aren't always what they seem," the older angel replied.

"When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was
gold stored in that hole in the wall.

Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his
good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn't find it."

"Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death
came for his wife I gave him the cow instead.

Things aren't always what they seem."

Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don't turn out
the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that
every out come is always to your advantage. You just might not know it
until some time later...
Some people ( )
come into our lives ) /
and quickly go.. (_ /

( ) Some people
( become friends
_ ) and stay awhile...

leaving beautiful Oooo
footprints on our ( )
hearts... ) /

( ) and we are
( never
_ ) quite the same
because we have
made a good

Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That's why it's called the present!

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The Best Things in Life Are Free

The best things in life are free and it is important to never lose sight of that. 

So look around you.

Whenever you see friendship, laughter and love, there is your treasure.

-Neal Donald Walsch

Life is short make fun of it.........Photograph seen on the blog Tokyo Times.

Have a fabulous day♥

We all shine the moon and the stars and the sun...we all shine on...come on and on and on...”
― John Lennon

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

This video is so cute

This video is so cute............Something to bring you a Tuesday smile.

Love and hugs and smile it increases your face value.

My cousin Brenda received an early Valentine's Day present from her lovely husband
a Gardenia bonsai tree does that ever sound lovely.

I love both

Here is a picture of my gardenia plant and an orchid in a dish

Flowers for our souls until Spring arrives.

My Gardenia plant and I always have a money tree plant
birds nest plant and jade plant in the house and bamboo stems
for good luck

A beautiful orchid for our souls.

Thanks Lisa and Jayden  and all the family for the CD of
Overdrive 45 I cannot wait to listen to it and all the gifts you always
leave for me.......and my husband.
We love you all and appreciate you all
How wonderful
So proud of you all.
Love Jeanne

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, gaiety and life to everything. It is the essence of order, and leads to all that is god, just, and beautiful, of which it is the invisible, but never less, dazzling, passionate, and eternal form. ~Plato

So proud of you all.............Jayden on Drums♥

The happiness of your life 
depends upon the quality of your thoughts; 
therefore guard accordingly.
~Marcus Aurelius~

Smile is a curve that sets everything straight.

Smile it increases your face value♥

Monday, 28 January 2013


 i v e ☆ l a u g h ツ l o v e ♥ g r o w ☼

People with many interests live, 
not only longest, but happiest. 
~George Matthew Allen~

It was freezing rain all through the night and it makes for slick roads and travelling.................
Be careful if you are out and about today................

Spring is by her very nature divine...........
Have a fabulous Monday

Life Is A Gift

Today before you think of saying an unkind word - Think of someone who can't speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone who's crying out to God for a companion.

Today before you complain about life - Think of someone who went too early to the grave.

Before you complain about your children - Think of someone who desires children but they're barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house, someone didn't clean or sweep - Think of the people who are living in the streets.

Before whining about the distance you drive - Think of someone who walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your job.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another - Remember that not one of us are without sin and we all answer to one maker.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on your face and thank God you're alive and still around. ~Anonymous

Sunday, 27 January 2013

The Gift of Paying Attention

Photograph taken by me at a shop in Vancouver
when we were there a few years back

“Whether success or failure: the truth of a life really has little to do with its quality. The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.”
~ May Sarton

Have a Soulful Sunday everyone.............

Photography by Julian Lennon
Beautiful pictures are developed from negatives
in a dark room so if you see
darkness in your life
be reassured that a beautiful picture is being prepared.

Your Song for Sunday Porcelain by Moby A song I love so much

Thanks for always putting a song in my heart♥

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.- Buddha

I love all things Susan Branch.
Please visit her blog it's full of inspiration
and beauty

I get many requests for all the pictures of my Son's gorgeous wedding day in Seoul September 18, 2010
in his beautiful wife Ahram
I have many of the photographs made into montages.

Once in a while in the midst of your life God grants to you a fairy tale♥
And they lived happily ever after♥♥

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Snow Business

Another fabulous creation by my darling friend Dani
I love you Dani♥

Author: by Shel Silverstein


by Shel Silverstein

I made myself a snow ball as perfect as could be

I thought I'd keep it as a pet and let it sleep with me.

I made it some pajamas and a pillow for it's head.

Then, last night it ran away.

But first -- it wet the bed.


From my heart and home to yours

with very much love♥

Perhaps the nicest prayer you can say today


Living One Day At A Time

Our lives are made up of
a million different ways.
Some are spent searching for
love, peace, and harmony.Others
are spent surviving day by day.

But there are no greater moments than
that life, with all it's joys and sorrows,
is meant to be lived one day at a time.
It's in this knowledge that we discover
the most wonderful truth of all.

Whether we live in a forty room mansion,
surrounded by servants and wealth,
or find it a struggle to manage the
rent month to month we have
it within our power to be fully
satisfied and live a life
with true meaning.

One day at a time we have that ability,
through cherishing each moment
and rejoicing in each dream.

We can experience each day anew,
and with this fresh start we have
what it takes to make all our
dreams come true.

Each day is new, and living
one day at a time enables us to truly
enjoy life and live it to the fullest. ~Unknown

I love this song Kaoma  Lambada

Thanks for always putting a song in my heart♥♥

Friday, 25 January 2013

Happy Friday

Beautiful Snow Fairy Creation
from my lovely friend Dani

Time Passes.....
Life happens.....
Distance separates.....
Children grow up.....

Jobs come and go. Love waxes and wanes.
People  don't do what they're supposed to do...
Hearts break. Parents die.
Colleagues forget favors. Careers end.....
BUT.....Sisters are there, no matter how much time and
how many miles are between you.
A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach..
When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself,
the women in your life will be on the valley's rim, cheering you on,
praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf,
and waiting with open arms at the valley's end...\

Sometimes, they will even break the rules and
walk beside you....or come in and carry you out.
Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters.....
Daughter-in-laws, sisters, sister-in-laws, mothers, grandmothers,
aunts, nieces, cousins, and extended family, all bless our life!
The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I.
When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no
idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead.
Nor did we know how much we would need each other.
Every day, we need each other still. Pass this on to all the women who help make your life meaningful.
I just did. Short and very sweet. There are more than twenty angels in this world.
Ten are peacefully sleeping on clouds. Nine are playing.
And one is reading her email at this moment.

Your smile for today
Enjoy your Friday and your weekend.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Mad Men Returning in April

You all know how I love Mad Men the TV Series

There will be a 2 hour premier on April 7th

I cannot wait an early birthday present for me (April 8th)

My cousin Wendy's fabulous recipe for corn potato chowder

As requested, here is the recipe:
I actually combined a couple of recipes and this turned out great!

Potato/corn chowder
6-8 strips of bacon
1 whole onion, chopped
2-3 celery stalks, cut in 1/4 inch pieces
2 whole carrots, peeled and cut in slices
2 large potatoes, peeled, cut in 1/4 inch cubes
salt & pepper & dill weed to taste
1 can creamed corn
1 can whole corn (I like using the bicolor-mixed white & yellow sweet corn)
1 1/2 cups water (I was wondering if we could have used low sodium chicken broth?, didn't try it. .. might work out well & add more flavor? I didn't want to take away from the corn flavor... if anyone tries it, let me know how it works out)
1 1/2 cups milk (I used the 2% that we always have in the fridge)
2 Tbsp flour
Cut the bacon in 1 inch pieces and fry until crisp-save the bacon fat (should be at least 1 Tbsp)
set aside the bacon as garnish for soup when serving (I put it in the fridge & reheated it 30 seconds in the microwave)
Saute' the onion, celery, carrot & potatoes in the 1-2 Tbsp of remaining bacon fat, low heat until
the potatoes are soft, approx. 15 minutes. I also drained the juice from the can of whole corn to do this, the bacon fat wasn't enough liquid
Add both cans of corn, the water & the milk (reserve some of the milk, approx. 1/4 cup to whisk in the 2 Tbsp of flour, add to the soup to thicken a bit; the stock still doesn't really get that thick)
Heat to allow little bubbles around the edges of the pot, but try not to boil
Garnish with bacon
I served this soup with some rye rolls and a spinach salad
(could fry up a bit of extra bacon to add as garnish for the spinach salad too!)
Good on a cold winter day!


Thanks Wendy Love you!

Your daily smile
God loves it when we sing and dance

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`'*☆*´ *☆* LOGAN *☆*
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 Window stickers I sent to Logan

 ♥´¯) ¸.♥´¯)¸.♥´¯)
´ (¸.´ (¸´ (¸.´¯`•.✿◠‿◠✿¸¸.Though miles may lie between us we are never far apart for love does not count miles it is measured in the heart♥

Logan has quite a collection of books
You are My Sunshine from us talking recorded book from us
Good night Moon from Us and I'll love you forever from us
the rest are gifts from his parents and friends and other relatives

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Love One Another

Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that. ♥ :)

Love is all you need

Thanks Dear Wendy for the recommendation of the movie
The Lucky One
We enjoyed it and I loved that the characters name was Logan♥

I love all the beautiful stationery from Seoul
Thanks so much Justin and Ahram and Logan
Love you all so very much indeed♥♥

I love this movie so very much
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Keep warm my darlings and make sure all the animals are safe and warm
Have a winter travel kit in your car when you travel as well.

Keep warm.  Soon Spring♥♥

Spring is by her very nature divine.............How wonderful and most welcome she will be............