How you have grown into such a beautiful seventeen year old! You are a very pretty girl and I love you very much. I hope you stay as sweet as you are now. Have a great birthday. Your card is in the mail. Love Always and Forever, Grandma
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This is a picture of a quilt called Delectable Mountain. I am making one like it. It is going to take a lot of mountain blocks, but I really like this one. My blocks won't be so brite. I will post a picture of one of my blocks soon, if I ever get my bedroom painted!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Last week-end Jack's girls from Marshall came to visit. We all had such a good time. Bill cooked hot dogs on the grill so we had an easy meal. Jacob and the girls talked and talked! You would have thought there were fifty kids in the house. This is a picture of the girls playing with Sophie's toys, while they were waiting for Jacob to get here. Beware world, Megan now has her drivers permit! She has a beautiful picture of her on her permit. Mine always looks like a police mug shot.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
My sister Julie gave a new gourd for my birthday, so I just had to showcase them! Julie made the ones on the ends and I made the one in the middle. I think they are just too cute. I am going to try to talk Bill into letting me get some chickens. Maybe I can tell him with the economy this bad we might need some eggs to go with our beans and rice! If I get tired of the chickens we can always eat them!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I know I will think different in January, but for now I am ready for Fall. Everything in the yard has taken on the look of pending doom! I am looking forward to sitting by the fireplace and doing some quilting. It has been a very busy summer even if I did kill the garden. Steve gave me some weed killer and I kind of over done it. Killed everything in my garden! My flowers did really well and looked very nice. I am working on a Christmas table topper this week. I have it pieced and am ready to start quilting it. Monday the guy comes to finish the damage on the shop, then we will be done with the tornado damage. It has been a real pain in the butt, working with the insurance company. I hope we don't have to go through this anytime again soon! Anyhow here is a picture of the front of the house.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
This is the sock monkey I made for Shelby. She thought it was soft. She had seen the one I gave Sophie for her birthday, and wanted me to make her one. I told her I would make her one for her birthday. When I took it to her I ask what it that she wanted me to make her and she couldn't remember, so it was a surprise! I really don't think she was that impressed!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Yesterday was Shelby's birthday. She is now four years old. I think she is just beautiful. She is all girl, I think she thinks in pink. This picture was taken at pre-school last winter. She has changed since then. Bill and I are going to take her present to her tomorrow. I will post a picture of her and the present tomorrow.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Megan, Ellen and Madi with the purses I made for them. Not to brag but I think I did a pretty good job on them. It is always fun to make something for the ones you love. They live about four hours away now so I don't get to see them as often as I used to. I am trying to think of something to make them for Christmas. Oh! wait I just thought of something, and no Ellen I am not telling!
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Naked Ladies are the only thing in my yard that I am happy about right now. Steve calls them pink ladies. The yellow poplar tree is the reason I am not happy. It is always so beautiful year after year, but this year it has a problem. Just makes me want to say a bad word or TWO!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
We had a wonderful time at the creek yesterday. Sophie loves the water. She will walk right out into it and keeping going! Yesterday you could hear her take a breath and then dunk her face in the water. The current is pretty strong here so you have to keep a good hold on her. I told Abby we could just pick her up a the bridge if she got loose!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
This is for Sophie's GGTexas! My brother Steve was visiting here yesterday and made the mistake of taking off his cowboy boots. Sophie is into the shoe stage now and had to have them on. Of course GGK does as Sophie wishes. She is all ready to two-step, after she can one-step!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Here are some of the pictures of our trip to Padre Island, Texas. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed spending time together. The first picture I took of my feet on the drive down because I was bored sitting in the car, forever! I am now planning our next vacation, wonder what I will come up with. Water will be involved for sure!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
This is the garden seat that my son Spencer gave me for Mothers day. He is quite the shopper! He is always finding me unique things. I use this every time I weed the flower beds. I was sitting on it on the sidewalk weeding the front flower bed one day and fell off of it. You are supposed to have a skid mat under it when on a slick surface. He didn't buy me the mat, hummm!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
The hydrangea is almost in full bloom. I need to cut it back, but I hate to,because it only blooms on last years wood. I bought this hydrangea because Alice was my Mother' name. It is a busy day here today. Bill is mowing, Steve is cleaning his truck and I am working in the flower beds. I would be working in my garden, but I used some of Steve's weed killer around the outside edges and everything in the garden is dying. I guess Dad was wrong. Sometimes "if one is good two is better", is not always true. It did kill the weeds around the edges!
Friday, June 6, 2008
Yesterday, June fifth Bill and I have married for a grand total of forty-four years. I was twenty and Bill would have turned twenty in two weeks. I feel truly blessed to have been one of the long-timed wedded. We are off to Padre Island next Saturday! A few days at the beach sounds heavenly right now.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Sophie is playing with a toy I bought for Grace! Poor Sophie I guess she didn't get anything for her birthday. She is growing so fast! She will be lots of fun in the pool this Summer. I blew up the hippo pool toy that Kiley got her last summer, so it is ready to go. Now if it will just quit raining and get warm.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
We had an EF4 tornado three miles down the road on Saturday, May 10. Four of our church friends were killed. They were wonderful Christians and were always helping those in need. I am certain they are with Jesus and singing with the angels. Rick was the song leader at our church. Here is a picture of our back yard just as the tornado was going through. My son Spencer and our grandson Justin, that live up on the hill came running down with cycle helmets on. Good thinking Spencer.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Bill and Steve and I went fishing today. It was a beautiful day, just a lot of wind. Steve stayed all night with us so we could leave early. Of course we had to stop for donuts and coffee on the way. Bill and Steve caught no keepers and I caught two. I feel so sorry for them.(not!) Steve caught a 15 inch one last week. I think it gets bigger every time he tells about it.