Tuesday, March 27, 2012


When I saw this 'kite' stamp set from SU, I knew I had to have it. There are things in our life that reminds us of certain things...be it friendship, loved ones, etc. Well, this card that I made is going to a special friend of mine. We worked together at Temple for many years and every March she would decorate her door with kites that the 3 year olds would color. Of course, it had to have a title:) My friend is very quick-witted and wanted to say, "Go, fly a kite"! Well, she just couldn't put that up there...hence my card to her:)

I sure do miss you, Ruthie! We def. have to get together and maybe 'fly a kite'!

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a gorgeous day:)

Willa Jean

Monday, March 26, 2012

Baked Spaghetti

That is what we are having at the Coates Castle for supper:)
Not entirely sure as to why I am extremely tired today:( Feel like I can hardly move...
Praying for a better day tomorrow:)
Enjoy your evening with your family!
Thanks for stopping by the Castle:)
Willa Jean

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Brownie Roll-Ups

It's been a great Saturday! Cleaned this a.m., then went to a jewelry party with Emily, picked up Chinese for supper and made some Brownie Roll-ups for dessert for tomorrow.

Meghan and her family will be coming over after church tomorrow. We are so excited to see everyone. I try to make a special dessert for the gr-kids and found these super neat idea to make brownies into roll-ups using marshmallow creme (or peanut butter or nutella). I have left some in the pan so the gr-kids can make their own...they love doing stuff like that!

Have some things to do b4 its time to call it a day!

Have a great night!

Willa Jean

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tomatoe Soup and its not even Wednesday!

While I was growing up, every Wednesday we had grilled cheese and tomatoe soup! Never gave it a thought, just ate what was in front of me.

Fast forward to a history of 31 + years of married life and living in this world, I have found that EVERY Wednesday it is grilled cheese & tomatoe soup day--somewhere! While I worked at TCS, on Wednesdays guess what they served...you're right....gc & ts (LOL)

Most people would not think this is that big of a deal, but I've been told that I am not like most people:) I know for a fact that I NEVER fixed my girls gc & ts together let alone on Wednesday (HA)

My mom truly believed she scarred me for life...which of course all this talk about gc & ts is and will remain a family joke.

SO, hubby and I are having home-made Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup for supper but no gc:) Now, why would I be serving this, you might ask. Well, there is a new addiction in my life called 'pinterest' and this recipe looked 'heavenly' so I just had to try it!

My mom would be proud of me for having the ts tonight!

Have a great Friday night!

Willa Jean

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thanks a Bunch!

Just dropping in to say thanks! Have you been thanked lately for some thing you have done? Everyone likes to be appreciated:) So, this is to you!

Have a great day!

Willa Jean

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday's Surprise

For my hubby, I made him one of his favorite pies---Lemon Meringue:) He was quite surprised and thankful!

His mom use to make meringue pies and one of the cousin's has asked her, "Aunt May, what is on top of that pie?" She answered, "horse slobbers!" Pretty sure the cousin did not partake of any of that pie on that day (LOL)

Needless to say, when hubby saw it, he said, 'horse slobbers!' Not sure if Martha Stewart would warrant that as a compliment, but I will take it:)

We miss his mom very much!

Have a great evening!

Willa Jean

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Who do you know?

There are so many people that I know that are hurting. Do you know anyone? These hurts could come from a myriad of things that come into life: financial stress, job issues, family dynamics, friendships, medical diagnosis, etc.

My prayer list encompasses many that are dealing with health issues: be it recovering from surgery, awaiting chemo/radiation treatments, upcoming dr. appts., etc.

I want to fix them all but, of course, cannot do so. So, I turn to the Great Comforter who can handle all needs for everyone.

Do you know that Comforter?

Please contact me with any questions.

Until tomorrow,

Willa Jean

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Organizing is the word for this beautiful day! Do you have stuff on your closet shelves that do not pertain to your closet? YES! YES! YES! Hence the pic that is for today:) There is a tote that I have marked "Easter" that was in the storage side of our downstairs...for a long time. Well, said tote and others were moved to our shed. Justification would be that now I have to go all the way to the shed to put said items into the RIGHT tote....man, that is just too much work(HA)! While looking at the items this a.m., the thot also came that, 'what's the use, I will need them next month'. Do you see a pattern here? PROCRASTINATION!!!!!

What would you do?

Making a change..said, I! I'm walking down the stairs all the way to the shed, finding the "Easter" tote and bringing it to the house..wait it doesn't stop there...it will not stop there! I will bring said items downstairs and put them into that blasted tote! It will remain downstairs until next month.

Now, what will I ever find to put on those empty shelves?

Have a great day! And organize something (LOL); seriously.

Willa Jean

Monday, March 5, 2012

New Year for the old blog!

Trying to resurrect the old blog here...My dear friends know what kind of year 2011 was for my family. If you are new to my blog, let me reminisce for a few minutes. On February 24, 2011, we welcomed in our 2nd grandson/5th grandchild, William Chesterton Morrison! What a very pensive boy he has been....the personality = to his oldest sister, Charity:) We are definitely blessed.

2011 continued to bring many regular monthly visits with my dad and we cherished them greatly. In June, he came to live with us while my sister-in-law was recuperating from a knee replacement. My dad was 85 and we could see him gradually slowing down more. To make this story move rapidly, he suffered a minor stroke in mid July---2 months in 2 different nursing homes, 2 different hospitalizations and then back to my brother's home for him to live out his days. I am so thankful that God allowed me to be of service to my Randy, Susan and my dad. I was able to be with him for 5 weeks until he passed into the arms of precious Savior on Nov. 16. How I miss my dad! Everyone liked him. Never met a stranger. He has been reunited with his wife of 61 years. He is able to see Jesus face to face...My heart aches for that day!

Enter 2012! To be honest, I've been trying to find my niche since dad passed.. When you care for a loved one they encompass your thots 24/7. Now, my thoughts are precious memories! Memories we laugh at and yes, even cry.

Thot it was time to get back to blogging. Looking forward to sharing pics of my crafts...and yes, even our precious family too:)

Thanks for stopping by and hope you continue to do so!

Willa Jean

PS Felt it befitting to put a pic of my dad on here! Miss him greatly!