November Photo Challenge…

Oh boy here we are in November already! Kati has a November photo challenge that I hope to participate in from time to time. Today’s prompt is my name starts with…
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Bozeman 012My name starts with E and when I saw my name in lights I couldn’t resist taking a few photographs. This is an old theater in downtown Bozeman, Montana. My daughter Katie and I were headed east from Washington across the country in May when she spotted this theater.
If you click on the badge at the top of this post you can see the daily prompts for this challenge. Thanks Kati!
Internet has been iffy on this trip of ours and especially at the Farmhouse where we are staying so I’ve not been able to visit much. Hope to see you all soon. Happy November to you!

E is for Ellen…

ABC Wednesday is already on the letter E. Thank you to Denise Nesbitt the proud founder and to the whole ABC team!

E is for ellen b. and a few of her favorite things…

Bozeman 009 This is a theater on Main Street in Bozeman, Montana spotted by daughter Katie on our cross country road trip back in April.

2012-12-031Ellen loves and enjoys spending time with her family.

Mom's services 180Ellen loves her brothers and sisters and her dear old pop. This photo was taken last September at my dear old mom’s funeral.

Mom's services 172Ellen loves her nieces and nephews. These cousins have so much fun together!

IMGP9112Ellen b. with her sisters and mom enjoying each other 6 months before her mom died.

BP03112012_586cEllen loves Dear’s brother’s family to the left of the groom and below.

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BP03112012_584cEllen loves her whole big family including her brother in laws and sister in laws.

cropped-imgp9985.jpgEllen loves the girls from the Mennonite Girls Can Cook and is so thankful to have them as her true blue friends.

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To Windsor 123Ellen loves to travel to England and all of the United Kingdom.

Man U 034Ellen loves Soccer/Futbol and has been to games in Manchester and Milan. Her favorite team is the home team, the Seattle Sounders.

P1030567Ellen is a Seattle Sounders season ticket holder along with her son and daughter in law.

pike place g & eEllen loves Dear. Their 40th wedding anniversary celebrations have begun already.

Oxford Day 6 089Ellen B. and Dear started celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to England in July where they spent one of their days in Oxford.

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Oxford Day 6 086Ellen likes to read Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Dorothy Sayers and a little Chesterton so it was a treat to eat in the Pub where these authors were known to meet.

The Thames 107Ellen loves God and His son Jesus who has given her eternal life through his death and resurrection.

Congratulations if you made it to the end of this very long post!

Looking Back at Bozeman

P1050194I’m starting a series of posts called looking back so I can share some things from our road trip that I haven’t had time to share until now.

Look what we found on Main Street in Bozeman, Montana. As we looked for Copper Whiskey Bar and Grill Katie spotted this theater.

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It was fun to see my name in lights!

Katie and I are so relieved and happy that we found an apartment today for Katie and Andrew and we even got the keys today. We have mattresses scheduled to arrive on Wednesday morning. We will now be able to check out of our hotel on Wednesday!

It’s Cinco de Mayo but we are sticking to our tradition of having our Mexican meal on Tuesday. Tonight we are making our own meal at the hotel. Do you go out for Mexican food on Cinco de Mayo?