Monday, November 26, 2018

The Latest.......

Here it is, the last week of November and it really does seem that we were just at this same time last year.  I know it sounds trite, but time really does seem to be flying by.

We had a very nice Thanksgiving here at the Culp house.  I had done a lot of advance preparation and it made all the difference.  We ate at noon and I managed to have all the food ready to serve and everything was hot out of the oven.  I love it when things come together like that.  
We enjoyed having one of Hubby's sisters and her husband with us and our son and his family.  

My Dad joined us for the meal and enjoyed some time with these sweet girlies.  He never stays too long and is pretty much ready to get back to his little quiet apartment shortly after we eat.  He's been a little out of sorts  the past few days and told me yesterday afternoon that he is ready to go on to his heavenly home.  With his blindness his quality of life is so very limited and it makes me very sad.  He has managed to keep a good attitude but he's growing weary and I really do understand that.  I cannot imagine only being able to see vague images.  Of course, he knows that only the Lord controls his time on this earth.  I just pray that when his time comes it will be without fanfare and he'll go very peacefully and quickly.
 Now, back to the latest.............

Last weekend Brandon and Windy took the girls to ride The Polar Express in Palestine, Texas.  Of course, they had a great time and made a whole lot of memories.

Clancy spent the first part of last week with his paternal Grandparents.  His Pops took him deer hunting one morning and he landed this nice buck.  Needless to say, he was one excited little boy.

Hannah Beth has been taking horse riding lessons the past couple of months.  This was a gift from her Dad and Mom for her 9th birthday.  She has always, always, loved horses and while she doesn't have a horse, she is really enjoying these lessons.  She looks so little sitting on that BIG horse.

All the Grans got to see Santa this weekend.  The girls got to see Mr. and Mrs. Claus and the boys were at Lowe's when they ran into Santa.  I think he's one of the best Santa's I've ever seen and Coleman was so smitten by him.  Now, Clancy, not so much, but he played along for his little brother. ~good boy~  

This week I'll be putting out "touches" of Christmas and the "tree fairy" will come and decorate our tree on Thursday.  So, stay tuned and I'll give you a "peek" in the coming days.

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. What awesome pictures of the Grans! Praying that your dad finds peace and joy in the coming holiday season.

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  2. Enjoyed your Thanksgiving week along with you, Lea. Those adorable Grans are growing up and bringing so much joy. I hope you will have a restful week ahead full of great memories.

  3. Looks like it was a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family! Your babies are beautiful and growing up so fast! Your daddy will stay in my prayers. Such a rough situation. Have a great week!

  4. Prayers for your Dad, it isn't easy getting older:( What a lovely collection of pictures of your SWEETIES! I know you cherish each and every one. Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  5. Great pictures and congratulations to your grandson on his nice buck. Way to go! So glad you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday. So did we. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. I’ll be praying for your Daddy’s welfare. It must be so hard and I know as his sweet daughter, you just want an easy walk into eternity for him. Yay on the buck for Clancy. I can’t wait to see your tree sweet lady! Big HUGS!!

  7. You've done some clever tricks with your photography this time. I really like the collage of you in the kitchen! Love the pictures of the grands. Such a cheery post.

    I am praying for your dad. There are a couple of elderly people in my circle who feel much the same as he does.

    Will you please send that Tree Fairy to my house after she (he?) is done at your place?

  8. What a wonderful holiday you had with your beautiful family! Horseback riding lessons!! I'm jealous!! There are so many blessings in this post!!

  9. How do you manage to look so pretty cooking dinner? Wonderful photos of your family and the children. I'm so sorry to read about your Dad and I sure do understand your concerns for him. Bless his heart.

  10. I enjoy looking and reading how others celebrate a holiday. Yours is wonderful.
    I'm wondering the same thing as Nonnie, how do you manage to look so great, while cooking?
    It's always hard to see our loved ones fade and want to go HOME. Blessing to you and your family.

  11. Lea, you look so cute in the kitchen. Your family is so sweet. I love seeing the smiles. Prayers for your sweet dad,

  12. Getting that meal together all warm at the same time is an art!


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