Saturday, September 26, 2009

Larry's new site

Check out Larry's new web site at He's got some great pictures on it!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Counting the Days!

When we were planning to go to Tennessee in January, I made calendars for the kids so they could mark off days until we got there and until baby Thad was born. This time I made myself a calendar so I could mark off the days. I can't want to see those kids! It has been 3 1/2 months, and that is way too long. So I'm counting down days until I fly out there, then drive back with Hilary and the kids!
It's good to have something to look forward to! It won't be long until I'll start marking days off in anticipation of another little
grandbaby in August!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Can't Wait!

I get to see my grandbabies in about 2 1/2 weeks!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Dirty Little Story

Friday after work I rode with Larry out north of town to a Prairie Chicken Lek. Prairie Chickens are on the endangered species and a Lek is where they do their mating dance. They are pretty skittish, so to get pictures of them you have to get into your blind an hour before sunrise, then sit and wait for them to make their appearance. To keep from having to get up so early and setting the blind up in the dark, Larry decided to put the blind up the night before.

So off we go, on the trek to the Lek. Though it's a little out of character for me, I went right along beside him, including shimmy-ing under a low barbed-wire fence. I helped him set the blind up, which was no easy task in the wind. Then Larry
debated about whether to leave it there because it was so very windy. After deciding the stakes would hold on through the night, we started making our way back to the car.

Again I had to get flat on my back and scoot under the fence. I got up, brushed myself off and commented to Larry that he probably thought I was too big of a pansy to do that. Just about that time my foot landed in some mud, slipped out from under me, and down I went. I didn't get just a little muddy - I was covered. I got up and washed my hands off with some near-by snow. There were some newspapers in Larry's car, so I spread them out on the seat so I wouldn't have to take my clothes off to ride back into town.

I do hope Larry enjoyed having company along on this little outing, because though it was pretty funny, it may be awhile before I venture out in the "wild" again!

Friday, April 3, 2009

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple

There is a poem that starts out something like "When I am old I shall wear purple..." I don't know about the full poem, but that line is my new motto. I do love purple and wear quite a bit of it. Yesterday I walked into a hospital room to see an elderly lady from our church. I had on a purply-blue jacket and Margurette told me that my purple jacket made my hair look lavendar. So another good reason to wear purple is because it matches my hair.

Last week we had Bunko at my house. Shelly - our youngest player in the group - had just had a "milestone birthday" so I had our theme be purple. I told everyone to wear purple. I found all kinds of pretty purple plates, forks, spoons, knives, napkins, etc. I even put blueberries in the Pink Lemonade. Three people forgot to wear purple or didn't have purple...but not to worry...I had something purple for each of them to put on.

We had a grand time eating, playing bunko, watching Shelly open her gag gifts - someone had even made her a hat out of a purple basket. Of course, we had to have a group picture so I wanted to share that picture.

Getting old doesn't mean you can't wear purple or can't have fun. We had a ball!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


When all my labors and trials are o'er,
And I am home on that beautiful shore,
Just to be near the dear Lord I adore,
Will through the ages be glory for me.

O that will be glory for me,
Glory for me, glory for me.
When by His grace I shall look at His face,

That will be glory, be glory for me.

Friends will be there I have loved long ago,
Joy like a river around me will flow,
But just a look at my Savior I know
Will through the ages be glory for me.

This is one of my favorite hymns. I love to sing hymns about seeing Jesus' face. What is one of your favorite hymns or choruses?