Saturday, December 27, 2008

More Christmas Pix from Friday's Christmas

We had Christmas twice this year once on the joyous day and one yesterday at mom# 2 house. Every one was there and had a great time her are some of the photo's that I took while we were parting!!!

This is of Nick our Nephew and Eric. He is taller than his Uncle now. we couldn't believe it when he walked in and seen how tall he was!! Nick is only 14 years old.Our new budding artist! This is Jordan's middle boy Tabor, he had gotten a guitar from his grandma. Let's here some rock n' roll!From left to right is Nick, Chris ( Holly's fiance), Tina, and Holly!This is Jeff Eric's brother faking sleeping!!!And this when the little ones got to open their presents. the floor was just covered with wrapping paper. Hopefully no one got lost in all of the paper!!!

Happy Holiday's everyone!!!


Another Holiday gone. You prepare for it for a couple of months and it is gone in seconds. This year I found myself not making all the candy I usually make nor the cookies. I did get some made but not like I used to. And believe it or not I was not done shoppen this year until the 24th. How scary is that. Now the sad part I just mail some of my Christmas cards out on the 24th and still have lots still to mail!

Any who I have loads of pictures to share with you all for starters I got new glasses so here is one with my new glasses one.

We as a tradition always give peanut a pair of pj's for Christmas Eve. So drum roll here is the 2008 pj's!

Here is my love of my life in his new sweatshirt that we had gotten him. He is styling!!!
Here is a picture of Stephanie and Travis in their matching sweatshirts. Just don't notice who is on the front. We haven't changed Travis into liking the Broncos yet! Ain't they cute?
Eric got me a new digital camera for Christmas and this is a picture of me opening it. And yes I have one but I wanted one that I could carry with me all the time. I just love it as you can see in this picture. Giggle giggle I was just a little excited!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

O Holy Night

As we come upon this glorious celebration of our Lord Jesus Christ I would like to share this video with you all. I hope this reminds all of us what this Holiday season is really all about. Merry Christmas to all. Happy Birthday Jesus!

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Last night we went and seen Brule' in Sioux City. And they were just awesome as usual. We have gone and seen them the past four years now, the first time was in Omaha and the rest was in Sioux City. We have taken our mom's to it for their Christmas presents. This year my mom didn't get to go cause she is in Idaho visiting my brother for the Holidays. But this year was a little different cause the Sioux City Orchestra was there also. It was nice they had the choirs from WITT (Western Iowa Tec) collage and Wayne State collage. They sang for about an hour, then we had intermission while Brule' set up for their part. I was disappointed cause they only played about 5 songs with the orchestra. We usually see them perform for about 2 hours. :0(
Don't get me wrong but it was nice and all but when you have gone all these years and have seen them perform that long and get to hear almost all of their songs it was a little disappointing. Their Native American dress was really bright and beautiful, not that they are never that way this year just seemed more brighter. Here are the pictures I took, except for the last one Stephanie took it for me.This little guy was there last year and was just a baby. I think he likes to have his picture taken what do you think?

This is Nicole and she plays the flute. Stephanie really loves watching her cause she too plays the flute.

This is Paul, Nicole's dad. He plays the keyboards.

This is Mosses and he is the drummer and let me tell you he is just awesome in my book and a good looking guy!

These are the dancers that performed during the songs. Now you can see their colors of their Dress ware.

Now this is HOOPS! I just love watching him dance with the hoops, he makes me tired just watching him. I have my picture taken with him every year well I think just the last three years any way.

The Weather Outside is Fightful!!!


It's is 1 degrees out side here at 9:30 pm, the wind chill is -23. Are you cold yet? The wind is howling out side we had gotten some snow today but you can't enjoy it cause it is FREEZING here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Hump day Wednesday

Happy hump day Wednesday! Just got back form Bible study and thought I would share with you some of my holiday decorating I have done. Keep in mind it is all not done yet but it will get there. So this first picture is of my mom's living room. Yes mom I used your living room hope it is okay didn't want just one side of the house decorated think that would look funny.

Now the next ones are of my new white Christmas tree that has my snowmen ornaments on it. Ans soon it will have photo ornaments on it just got to get them all out and done so I can put them on it. And yes peanut there are Christmas presents under the tree now see.

This is my china cupboard that is now in the kitchen and I have all my snowmen on it. Think I have plenty? If you ask my family they would say yes!!! :0)

This one is my talking snowmen and as you can tell they have Rosy cheeks when they talk. These cute guys drive my daughter and husband crazy when they go off cause they are motion activated. Just toooo darn cute if you ask me.

And now this is my big tree that is in our living room. I won't put presents under this tree this year cause really there is no room underneath it for any thing. I have a train that goes around it also but this year I didn't put the batteries in it cause we never really made it go around the tree. I have always wanted a train that went around my Christmas tree. Now I hope you have enjoyed your tour of some of my decorations!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

It's starting to look alot like Christmas!

You know that old Christmas song the one that goes like this "It's Starting to Look A lot Like Christmas" Come on sing it with me. :0)

We are getting our first measurable snow fall tonight so guess who had to get the camera out and take a few clicks on it? Yeah you got it me. These pictures were taken about 10:30 PM. We are now under a winter advisory so we are going to get more snow. they are saying up to 4 inches. Wow! I guess it is close enough to Christmas now that I can start wishing for snow. I know every one hates it but it is sooooo pretty coming down with no wind just snow. That is the best kind. Now I think Sioux City is really getting the brunt of it cause when I was up there this morning and early afternoon it was raining, and when I was coming home it was starting to freeze so that is not good at all. Peanut said they were getting a lot of it. Well I won't make you wait any longer for the snow pictures I just know you are dieing to see them. lol! These were taken in the front of the house.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Shoppen

Yippee my Christmas shoppen is done for this year! I have really never been so behind in my shoppe as I was this year. The sad part every one is getting less than normal, especially the kid. Even Eric and I decided not to exchange gifts this year so we can go on vacation back to Indiana this spring or summer. The first thing we need to do is get new tires and some other things that just might pop up when they check the car out. I need new glasses. We are also trying really hard to pay off our credit cards as soon as possible. We have two that are really close. Which I am really glad for cause I have been paying more on all of them so we can get them payed off. I will hope to God that we will be smarter than we were this last time. It has scarred me having this debit over our heads with the way things are now days in the world. Well it almost bed time for me I am soooo tired that I need tooth picks to keep them up. :0) So till we meet again have a great day or week which ever it may be.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

It's December!

Oh my it's December and how time has flown. I have been sent this video about getting your Christmas lights up twice now, and it is so cool so I am going to share it with you!

Now does your Christmas lights look this cool? I sure know mine don't I can only dream!!! Who ever has done this is very gifted. Now This is what my Christmas lights look like. lol

Happy Holidays and a very Merry Christmas to all who read my blog!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Just a few days late!

Well I am just a few day late posting about what I did Sunday. Well for starters we went to church and then came home and got Stephanie packed so I could take her back to school. Yes Travis could of taken her but we went craft fairing in Sioux City. I was kinda disappointed in this years craft fair until I found this just too cute find. I had see this in Council Bluff at their craft fair in the Spring but didn't get and have kicked myself for not getting it. So I decided this fall I would get when we went to the craft fair but they didn't have it there, we walked it all so I could find it but with no avail we had no luck. :0( But when we went Sunday I had found my treasure!! Are you ready to see what I picked up?

Now you have to understand my bathroom is decorated in out houses it is just so stinking cute! Don't you think?

Monday, November 24, 2008

I'm back home!!

What a world wind trip I have had over the weekend. Friday about 10:00 or so Stephanie, mom and I left for Minnesota, so mom can catch the train to go and see my brother for a whole month! It was a nice drive we took some unplanned stops along the way and here is why we stopped for one of them. I seen this old barn out in the middle of no where and just had to have a picture of it. I plan on making it black and white and hang it in my kitchen with all of the other barns I have taken pictures of. This was taken by peanut though I can not take credit gotta give credit where it is due! The travel was nice and calm until we got into the Twin Cities at rush hour mind you and for some one not knowing where the heck she was going was pretty freaky to say the least. Well after w had to stop at a good will and ask for directions we finally made it. You know almost all the drivers we pretty considerate of me not knowing where the heck I was going let me in every time I needed to get over in another lane. Thanks to all those where nice to us!!! We got to the motel room and it was flipping freezing in there for about 4 hours. We ordered pizza which took an hour an a half for us to get. What is up with that? Any way here is a couple pics that my mom took with her new camera.

So we are starting to get a little warmer in these pictures. But still had a bite in the air. About 10:30 we left and took mom to the train station. Her train was to leave about 11:15. When we had gotten there is was already there. How cool was that. This was the first time any of us didn't have to wait for our train to arrive!!!! whoo hoo!

Now in the morning this is what we woke up to.

Then after we checked out we headed for breakfast at Micky D's. Then I stopped at the motel and finally asked for directions to the Mall of America. And the nice lady gave me the best and easiest directions, they were just awesome!!! Be for long we were there. We hung around for about four hours, Bought some Christmas stocking stuffers and a couple of other things. Had lunch at Arby's mmmm mmm good! The sandwich was any way, my drink was so sweet I could not hardly drink it, I think they needed to fix their carbonation in their machines. Here is a picture that peanut took while we left. And a couple of the Lego land that she had taken. OH yeah I took one of her in front of Bubba Gump Shimp restaurant with Forest Gumps suit. She was so excited when she seen that. :0)

Now we are on our way home and here is a couple of pictures that Stephanie took from the car while we were going down the interstate.

And the best of the best picture that was taken at a Mc Donald's I think those people there thought that we had never been in a Micky D's before. Well we have been in plenty in our time but not one like this one it was like a rock N' Roll one and it was so cool. Peanut will have more on her blog some day so you will have to check out all of the other pictures that she took while we were on our trip. Oh yeah Chill came with so Chill some day will up date hers too. So watch and see when they up date!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

My Uncle Update

My Uncle Don is now home for good!!!!
My Aunt said with in two hours of him being home she has already seen a change in him. Hip hip Hooray!!!!



Oh Yeah I forgot I will be taking my mom today to St. Paul to catch the train to go and see my brother so I need traveling blessings while I go. Peanut is going with me. I should be home Sat. evening some time if all goes well!!!


This is a email I received from mom # 2 and it is a update on Lisa:

To those I haven't told yet, Lisa's thyroid cancer seems to be back, only as spots on her head. She's had several tests and more to go before they decide what to do. Friday she has an ultrasound on her neck and Saturday she has a PET scan. We think she'll have a radioactive iodine treatment, but that dr wants all these tests first before he decides, so we're still waiting. Will keep you informed.

This one is a update#2
I made a slight error on the PET scan. It was to be Sat. the 29th, but before the dr at Creighton sees her, he wants all that done, so it will be the 26th at Creighton at 8 AM. Then she should have an appointment with him. It would be nice if she could see him the same day she has her scan, but they wouldn't be that accommodating, so there'll probably be 3 trips to Omaha. She's still keeping up her schooling and work schedules, but they are both willing to be flexible. She still has an ultrasound tomorrow morning and then goes on to school.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sad Heart

I have been so sad sense Friday evening. And I just didn't know how to post this news. And how to say what I wanted to say and say it right, and not to sound stupid. So here it goes. Friday night about 4:30 I come home from cleaning the church and running off the bulletins for our church. When I walked in mom said I had a phone call and jokingly said they must of been watching me come home. Well on the other end was my mother-in-law Jackie AKA mom #2. I knew just by the tone of her voice some thing was horribly wrong. And she preceded to tell me that my sister-in-law Lisa has bone cancer. My heart just fell. I didn't know what to say or do. I have had a weekend of tears for her. Eric seen her Sunday and she said that she had one spot on her brain and some on her spine and her hip. She is to see a specialist tomorrow so I hope and pray he has some good news for her. I now Lisa is a fighter and never backs down from a fight so I hope she keeps her fighting spirit in her. I am asking all to pray for her and her recovery. I hope this didn't sound insensitive or unfeeling. I just didn't know how to put how I am feeling into words. I am thanking everyone in advance for your prayers. I just want to say one thing. I love you Lisa!!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Awsome news

We just got some awesome news today!! If you are a reader of my blog you will remember back in July my Uncle Don was seriously hurt in a SUV accident. Well to day and just today he got to go back to the farm and had a chance to see his calf's before they were taken to auction. He is walking with a walker and talking much better. He is now get some and I stress some motion in his right arm and hand. Hooray for you Uncle Don. You keep this none of will be able to keep up with you!!! :0) We are so excited about this news. I guess he thought that he was going to get his day out last Friday but I guess it didn't work out so today was the day he got his day pass. How exciting for his family!!! Well I just had to share my great news!!!


I'm dreaming of a White Christmas!

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas just like the one's I use to know!! Yeah I know isn't it a bit early to be putting up a Christmas tree! But I just had to. Yes I had to it was calling me get me out of this box. :0) I went to Wallie world today and bought me a white Christmas tree. I have always wanted one and Eric said he likes them too so guess what I got one. It is soooo pretty. I think we can even use it during Easter and put Easter eggs on it. That way we will get our moneys worth out of it. Don't you think so? Stephanie I even fluffed it!! hehehe in side joke. I always fluff the tree after peanut gets done with it, it is never fluffed enough for me so I always fluff it more so now we joke about it. :0)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A day to reflect

I had a day to reflect on things one the election last night. The state of our country. But the most important thing was that today is a day to honor my dad. He passed away 12 years ago today. I can remember that day like it was yesterday. The one thing I remember it was election day 12 years ago. Mom and dad went and voted and then decided to go shopping in Loveland. Well that is where we lost my dad he had a massive heart attack and died. He told my mom he had to go to the bathroom and went to the gas station across the parking lot. :0(. But my day was totally different I voted and then Eric got one of his very first harvest check and it was the biggest check I had ever seen. I had to go and get groceries so his sister Tina and I went shopping. The first words out of Eric's mouth was don't spend it all!!!!!!

Tina and I had a great day. I had gotten some Christmas shopping done and got groceries. Well all the way home I knew I was very uneasy not alone that I had just spent most of his check. I was so so scared on what he would do to me. Well on the way home we seen Jackie (mother-in-law) she was to be at my house but she was heading south on the interstate. So we stoped and tried to find out what was going on and no one new. so we came the rest of the way home and when we came around the corner Eric was already home. Boy did my heart fall I new he just knew I had spent almost his whole pay check. But he was home to tell me that my dad had passed away.

But I look back on my life and I feel that I was so blessed that I even had a chance to know my dad and to have him as long as I did. He was there for all the important things in my life like, Graduation, wedding, and the birth of his first granddaughter. Now I just know he is watching out for me and hopefully smiling!!! Love you dad and miss you!!!

This picture was taken on my wedding day. Me and my dad!

Just wondering?

I was just wondering? I had gotten this in a email and my sentiments about all the politicians is I hated both that were running for president! but I think Maxine has a couple of great ideas that I think we should try.
You just gotta love Maxine she is just too darn cool!

First time voter! :0)

My baby voted yesterday for the first time. I was so glad and proud that she voted, and that I was able to share this special day with her, even though she didn't want no pictures taken. But you know me I have to try to capture every thing I can cause some day when I am old and can't remember things I can look back and hopefully remember this day. She was our 101st voter yesterday. We had 100 voters by noon yesterday. We all have a game that we play when we start working on the election board and what we do each one of guesses how many voters we are going to have well I said 200 and they all thought I was crazy, to make a long story short not a one of us girls even got close to the amount of voters we did have.
This next picture is of discus cause I was taken her picture! I can just imagine what she was saying!! Not for little ears I bet. or just MOM must you take pictures. Some day I hope she liked that I took her picture.Here she is casting her vote. Now you can't change your mind now the shredder has casted you ballot! It was kinda funny some people asked if that machine would shred the ballots and we would say yes (just jokingly of course). And other we told them to watch there valuables cause we had it programed to take their gold and silver and at the end of the day we were going to take what we wanted and sell the rest to the government so they can pay of the national debt!!! :0)Travis was waiting for Stephanie to cast her vote and was sleeping cause she took so long! Can you see the smile on his face! :0) He really wasn't sleeping. Last but not least here are the ladies that I worked with from left to right Marlys H., Sarah B, Doris W.

And here was one of the sample ballots. We had 262 voters yesterday that came and did their civic duty. WOW we was really busy yesterday. I think that was a record. A history in the making in Pisgah and I was part of it. Just too cool!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

Here I am up at 5:00 AM Blogging? You may ask yourself why is she up so darn early for? No it isn't cause I can't sleep or just wanted to be up at the crack of dawn. No pun intend! I have to work on the election board today, and we have to be there by 6:00 am cause the polls here in Iowa open at 7:00 till 9:00 PM. Then we have to take the ballots to another town which is almost a half hour way and drop them off. So I am in for a very long day. But the bright side as of tonight we will not be getting NO more phone calls and flyer's in the mail telling us who to vote for. Hooray!!!!!! :0)

So my last words to you this fine fine morning is~~~~~~~ GO OUT AND VOTE!!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Man’s surprising laugh

My mother sent me this and I just about wet my pants from laughing so hard. So here I am going to share it with you. But fair warning you better go to the bathroom before watching. This is a good laugh before we all have to vote tomorrow!!! Don't forget to Vote this is a public announcement!! Just kidding but please go a vote!
Click on the link below!
Man’s surprising laugh

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

I'm going scrapin'

OH yeah Oh yeah! I get to go scrapbooking tomorrow! I just can't wait I am so excited. Silly thing I have nothing packed to yet! Guess I am a little slow on that. I am leaving in the morning and going to Sioux City to take my collage children some Halloween treats!!! Then off to Correctionville. Oh yeah before I go there I have some Hobby Lobby and Micheal's stops to make. Got coupons will travel! lol Hopefully I will have pages to show you all tomorrow night!!

Ta ~ Ta!

Happy Tick or Treatin!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

cool idea!

For those who are photographers here is a really neat idea. I ran across this web site and had this really awesome cool idea for those of us who can't remember what our settings should be for our cameras. It comes from Daily Inspirations from scrap all you will have to do is click on the link and I have set it so it will take you there. I just really think this is a neat idea! She has even given all the directions on how to do it. So enjoy my fellow scrapbookers and photographers!!!!! Let me know what you think. This blog has loads of different other ideas so check it out!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Wedding Rings

A really good friend sent this to me and I really thought it was interesting. I didn't know this about wedding rings. Let me know what you think of this.

I honor of my Auntie

I have been wanting to do this page for some time now but never had the inspiration to do it. Until Becky had this really neat layout for her newest contest.

I started this page a week ago and finally just finished it. I love my Auntie K. so much and just think she is the bomb!! :0)

I hope this page gives honor to her and her life! She is just so amazing how she has handled all the stuff that God has thrown at her, in her life time. Right now she has been going to the hospital every day to go and see my Uncle Don (her husband) that was hurt back in July on SUV. And in the midst of all that she even remembered to send me a birthday card! Wow what a Auntie!!! I love you so very much Aunt Shirley! My Uncle is pretty amazing too!!!! I love them more than words can say!!!!