Friends from Brazil


Thais and Bruno are members of the church in Campinas, Brazil.  We met them this summer while in Brazil.  We spent quite a bit of time with them in Brazil because they speak English.



They are in the states for their first wedding anniversary.  Bruno’s brother also lives in Moore.

We got to see them at church on Sunday, then  spend part of the day on Monday with them.  We took them to Sonic, Braum’s and Dollar Tree. We also got to relax at our house.   It was great spending time with them.

More about the puppies.


One of the puppies we are going to keep.  We named him Rolo.




This puppy is for sale.  She is available Jan. 1st.

One of the puppies we lost.  She was just too small and never kept up with the other two.  I’m thankful for our vet, who took our calls, and isn’t into heroic effort.



I started dog sitting for my sister.  She has 4 dogs, so we are  taking care of one for her.   Little did I know that she was going to have babies.  Three to be exact.  Now I have 5 dogs!

Snow days and new toys.


I bought this quilt frame this fall.  I finally got to use it Monday when we had a snow day.



I used this quilt as my first practice quilt to quilt.



I finished quilting this quilt tonight.  This quilt is made with t-shirts and sweatshirts that were decorated by a woman’s mother.  Her mother passed away and the  woman wanted something done with the shirts, so this is what I came up with.


Projects from earlier in the fall.


I was hired to embroider on this blanket for a third grader that lost both of her parents within 10 weeks of each other.  Her class at school gave this to her.


Pillows for the Taste of Edmond in December.



Burp cloths.


More pillows.


Backs of the pillows.


These are t-shirts stretched over art canvases.  They will also be sold at the Taste of Edmond.

First year teacher gifts


Before school started I was invited to a new teacher luncheon sponsored by Rose State College for Mid-del schools.  I was adopted by a business because they sat at the table I was sitting at.  Right before fall break they brought me these letters covered with paper related to cooking and sewing.


They also brought me a cookie cake that I shared with my class.

It was neat to be adopted by someone in the community.

More Halloween festivities



Jemma helped at the carnival at church.  Justin helped too, but didn’t wear a costume.




There is also trunk or treating at the carnival at church.

Dr. Phil



I know you have been waiting on pins and needles to see what Bill is for Halloween.  He’s Dr. Phil.

Game Time

IMG_20141018_105349 Saturday, Bill and I got  the opportunity to go to the OU game with some friends from church.  Unfortunately OU lost, but we had a good time.   IMG_20141018_102426 This drummer is Tanner Brown.  His parents are in our bible class.  This is the band marching into the stadium. IMG_20141018_105207   Here’s the band marching on the field for the pre-game show. IMG_20141018_105629 This is part of the pre-game festivities. IMG_20141018_105648   IMG_20141018_105637

Man’s best friend



Today was the day we had to put Butler to sleep.  He’d been having bladder problems since June.  He’s  been with our family for about 15 years.   At this time it’s been harder on Bill and I than the kids.

RIP Butler.  You were the best dog!