Friday, October 21, 2016

I drove in Israel!!!

At 7:30a.m. , Peter, Ron n I headed to the light rail, rode it down the hill, then by foot several blocks to the car rental place (which did not open for another 15 minutes). After 8, Ron walked in and told them he had a reservation, they said they had no cars. Peter asked if some were being returned? They said yes, Ron again said i have a reservation, they said they had no cars to rent, so Peter n i went next door (from AVIS to HERTZ) they had cars, AND wanted to rent to me!! So the process was started, and  i rented my first car!! AND i drove in Israel!! We, Peter n I, returned to the apartments to pick up Kenzie n Boaz, Ron returned and got Julia n Candi, the taxi had arrived for the Knudsons, so we were off to Caesarea. It took just over an hour, and was a pleasant ride(Peter drove). Only a few highway changes, and we arrived at Caesarea National Park. The ruins were magnificent!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sukkas everywhere

As the High Holy Day ends, i find it amazing how Jerusalem comes alive! After about 7p.m., most shops open. The light rail trains begin again to transport peoples from here to there. Restaurants are packed with peoples eager to eat. Streets are crowded with walkers. And there are Sukkas everywhere! Most restaurants have sukkas to eat in during this week.
Sukkas on balconies

Sukkas on terraces

Sukkas in alcoves

sukkas on rooftops

More sukkas on rooftops

Sukkas at restaurants

20th century kid

Wow!! Today is day 4 in Israel. Last evening, 6 adults & 3 boys under 3 years, went to the Western Wall. With the start of the Feast of Sukkot, which begins with a High Holy Day, there were many families already there. My first visit there, and my oh my! THIS is the West wall to THE Temple mount!! You know, The Temple where Yeshua taught His disciples, where HE ran out the money changers, where HE taught the elders at age 13! All that remains, is this wall of the west side of the mount.
Growing up on the west coast of the United States, i have never seen buildings very old, and certainly, not centuries old like here. I wish these rock walls could talk. I would sit all day to hear the stories of what they have witnessed. I suppose that must have been how the disciples felt about Yeshua, they would sit all day listening to him talk, teach, instruct and pray.
Walking thru the 'old city', realizing HOW OLD this place is, is...............mind numbing. I can't get my brain around it! I'm a 20th century kid, in a 1st century, no, even BEFORE YESHUA's time, place. I am BLESSED beyond words, that Father invited ME to come to HIS chosen land to celebrate the Feast of Sukkot.

Friday, October 14, 2016

First trip HOME........

Here i sit, in The Land!!! Wednesday n thursday were travel days. Slept well last night, and today have been out to the shuk,( open air market), a few other shops, grocery store, and now resting in our (brother Ron, sis in law Candi, sis Julia n I ) A.C. apartment.
Here is the view out our (Julia n I) bedroom window

Saturday, October 8, 2016

sewing for ........

WOW!! how time passes by! here i am 6 years later, ready to try this blog thing, again! most of my sewing these days, is for my granddaughters. they need clothes, and i love to sew, its a win win!!

these are the most recent, for my Posie, august 2016.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

We'll be careful to give YOU all the praise,

Well, here I am, 6 years later, and maybe now I'm ready to be a blogger??! My life has undergone massive changes in the past 4 years. I became widowed, moved 200 miles, & became employed. My Heavenly Father has, and still, carries me thru this new adventure, I'm being careful to give HIM all the praise!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011


august is a very busy month for our family. we have 3 birthdays and an anniversary in 13 days. this month our oldest son turned three four, then our daughter turned two three, just a month earlier our grandson turned one two. it struck me as odd, these numbers we assign to our age.