Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Just the Right Tree!

We 'down-sized' a bit from last year!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Luke popped the question to Anna last Tuesday
and much to his delight,
Anna answered "YES!" Luke then slipped the ring on her delicate finger and it's been nothing but sunshine since!!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mother Daughter Breakfast

Anna and I had a great time at a mother/daughter breakfast the other day. All kinds of crafts for the girls to do, in a girls' dreamland craft room, and for the mothers: fresh hot coffee and lots of good gab time! Oh yeah, and lots of breakfast yummies to choose from too!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Grant pointed out that I had my settings set so that only registered users could post on my blog. Now I am sure that you all have tried to leave a comment and been unable to do so.....well now that the problem has been corrected I'll be expecting you all will be leaving a comment for me!

Monday, October 8, 2007

My Father Owns the Cattle on a Thousand Hills

I have no need of a bull from your stall
or of goats from your pens,
for every animal of the forest is mine,

and the cattle on a thousand hills.
I know every bird in the mountains,

and the creatures of the field are mine.
Psalm 50: 9-11

Between Rain Showers!

Anna feels secure behind her dad!

I rode behind Grant on his Quad for the first time today! I could definitely feel a difference in the speed of the machine compared to the ATV........or maybe it was just the driver! I think the nickname 'mudflap' may be sticking with me, compare my jeans to Grant's.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Cake and Tea, Anyone?

Featuring 'Elvis Presley's Favorite Poundcake'!!, with lemon flavoring, and Your Choice of Tea!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Pauline comes to the window to give an intense, imploring stare....

Gaining entrance, she quickly seeks out her brood and goes into her 'mommy trance'

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Homeschool Get-Together!

The date for our rescheduled-rained out 'kick-off' picnic proved to be the perfect weather for food, fun and fellowship! The kids, as well as the parents, made some new acquaintances and got caught up with some old ones!

No shortage of chips here! (busy homeschool-mom-potluck staple;-)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Happy Birthday Ron!

Mmmmm....Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts, Angel Food Frosting Dessert!

Wait a minute......something isn't right here...brussel sprouts?????
Yes, brussel sprouts...the kids didn't even know what they were, I've avoided serving them almost my whole married life. They bring back unpleasant childhood memories. But then I remembered Ron has unpleasant childhood memories involving sweet potatoes, and I don't mind serving those, so brussel sprouts were on the menu tonight and no one seemed to mind!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Iowa! Land That I Love!

I took the picture of the clouds from the car window on our way out to Pa and Grandma's (while Grant was driving) and then I got out at the bridge over Indian Creek and took the picture of the cows. Grant seized the opportunity and drove away and left me standing there!
Anna was in the back seat and none too happy about being taken captive by an underage driver! I must admit, he looked a bit like his dad as he turned around in a field drive to come back for me!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

On the Outside Looking In

Amy looking longingly into the house for Anna!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


With fall weather setting in came the urge to do some baking! The recently acquired glass dome from a thrift shop seemed to call for some cupcakes!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Let the Good Times Roll!

We are now the proud (?) owners of two four wheelers!! I'll admit, I had a bit of fear and trepidation, but when Ron showed me how practical it is for him to use me as a mud flap, I calmed down. Ha Ha!! Anna and I have both done our share of screaming! Grant has no reservations at all, thus my reservations! You can see the ATV serves well to get the mowing done fast, eliminating the need to get off and move heavy objects.

Now this would be more my speed!! Seat belts, climate control, tunes, windshield!!
Georgia zipped on over in this neat little unit!! Chance explained all the finer details to me and I'm sold!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

A View to the West

The heavens declare the glory of God;

the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech;

night after night they display knowledge.

There is no speech or language

where their voice is not heard.

Their voice goes out into all the earth,

their words to the ends of the world.

Psalm 19

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Thursday, August 2, 2007


Imagine our delight in finding these two young ladies, who had been out riding bareback, stopping by for a visit in our driveway!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Ball Park Fun!

Grant is up to something, for sure!

Field of Dreams night in Iowa!

More fun on the sidelines..............

Lily...just a spectator!