Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a happy and blessed New Year.
Hoping it will be better than the last.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Full Moon

Last night it was supposed to be the largest full moon of the year but guess what???
It was overcast so I couldn't see it.
But tonight we had a full moon also which was very visible.
Went out with my new camera a Panasonic DMC-FZ28 with 18X zoom which goes up to 72X if you use the digital.
Here is 18X of the moon.
What do you think?

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Shannon, Chris' cousin had some pictures on her blog showing her decorations
so I decided to do the same thing.
Thanks Shannon.

Mr Snowman amidst the candles

A friend of mine made this last year for me.
Her name is Diane.
It is from crochet thread which was Sue's mom's
and it represents Daniel.
I specifically requested the snowflake.

Decoration I made this year courtesy of Tracy

Our Living Room

Date with God

Have you ever gone on a date with God?

Well I used to when I lived in Ireland but it has been a long time.

Chris and I are working through the book Experiencing God and one of the exercises is to spend 30 minutes on a walk with God or somewhere of your choice where you can openingly talk with Him and enjoy His Presence.

It was great.

There is a spot about 10 minutes from our house where you can watch the planes land at BWI.

I have wanted to go there with my camera since I moved here and guess what.

A month ago my camera got stolen.

My wonderful husband bought me a new one and so today I had time to go so I did.

I had a great time and just enjoyed resting in the presence of God.

I really should do this more often.

Here are some pictures.

Of the planes, silly.

God didn't let me photograph Him.

Do you want to have a heart attack!!!

Can you see the plane in the distance?

Here it comes

Pretty good landing on that sign!!!!

Right on cue for the runway

A furry Friend
Hope you enjoyed my trip.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving
thank you all
for being part of our lives in so many different ways.
What would we be without the body of CHRIST
and friends to come alongside us in times of need.
May you all have a blessed day.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Fall is such a wonderful time of the year
and I so miss New Hamsphire for all those beautiful fall colors.
The colors are changing here
but it is hard to find somewhere to go and take pictures
so here are some old ones.
The Old Barn
One of the Pastures
Deering Church

The Overlook

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Youth Fellowship

Had youth fellowship from church at our house
and we had hotdogs and smores and other snacks.
Never cooked a hotdog on an open fire before.
Not an Irish tradition at all. Had a lot of fun.
Two Workers
Just getting started
How to do it

....and what not to do!!!

Monday, September 22, 2008


Chris went to the game with Gary on Sunday and really enjoyed it.
Here are some pictures to prove it.
They got some really good seats.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Take me out to the Ball Game!!

Yes. It happened. I went to my first ball game in the good old USA. Went to watch the Orioles play against the Athletics or should I say get hammered by the Athletics. Orioles did not do well but we had a lot of fun going with people from Chris' work. We were in a suite with food, beverages and cheesecake!!!! What more could a girl want.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Friends at Play

This weekend we had friends in town from North Carolina.
Sunday afternoon Amanda and I went outside to visit with a friend
Chris had told me on the lawn visiting. You never know who comes to visit.
What do you think?

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

New Toy

Hi all

Have been told by a friend about Picasa
and editing photos so here are some examples.

Friday, August 01, 2008

New Flower

The other day in our back yard I noticed this huge flower blooming.
Not sure what it is, so if anyone can help me please write a note.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

4th July 2008

On 4th July we had friends visiting from New Hampshire.

Our dear friends the Hillikers.

We had a great time and our evening of fireworks

consisted of watching them on TV from DC and also the fireworks from our neighbors.

Only got one really good shot

so here it is

but got some shots of our resident cardinals.

New Cards

I deleted my other blog Spiess Crafts as it was hard keeping up two blogs!!! I decided to just add cards to this one as I make new ones or get new ideas. I have recently been looking through Papercrafts magazine from the library and have found this card which I really liked and tried and also used the same stamp set but a little variety. What do you think?

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Church Picnic

Saturday we went on a church picnic at Beechwood, MD.
We had a great day and here are some of the photos I took.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Hi all
I really don't know where the time goes.
It has been a while since I blogged
and I have noticed that I have not had the opportunity
for taking photos like I use to so will have to get out more and also be more creative.
Some more garden flowers in our back yard and a friendly bug.
Can bugs really be friendly. Feel like I'm in bugs life!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

New Friends

At times I think I miss the wild life of New Hampshire and then God reminds me of what we have here. A few weeks ago I saw a possum for the first time but didn't have my camera with me. Also saw a ground hog which I had never seen before. Then yesterday saw a bunny rabbit or it may have been a hare. You can decide for yourself. He looks at home in our backyard.