Monthly Archives: March 2009

Random sighting in OK




I love the color of green in the winter wheatfields.   This picture doesn’t do it justice.   I won’t decorate a room in this color, but I like it because it reminds me of the seasons God provides for us.  When I see the winter wheatfields,  it reminds me that spring is right around the corner here in OK.  I think I also like this color because it reminds me of my agricultural roots.  My dad doesn’t raise winter wheat, but he raises corn, soybeans, oats and alfalfa.





This is a brand new, never been used cattle truck.  I’ve never seen an unused cattle truck.  I’ve seen plenty of used ones.  I was telling Bill about it and he thought they came from the manufacturer used.




After taking the kids to meet my mom north of Kansas City before spring break.  I had to make an unexpected pit stop since I had to go the bathroom.  I stopped in Perry, OK.  I never stop there because it is to close to home, but I couldn’t make it home.  This statue sits outside a gas station in Perry.

The Giant

Before we went on our cruise I had to get my kids to WI so my parents could watch them.  So early Sat. morning Dawn (my younger sister)  and I took my kids to northern Missouri to meet my mom and my brother.  Many of you have never seen my brother.  Well here is a picture of Dawn and I with my brother Kent.  Okay, so the picture isn’t exactly wher I wanted it, but I need to get to work.


My brother is about 6’5″ or so.  Before we went on our cruise Will needed new tennis shoes, we bought him size 13, so he could grow into them.   His shoe size in now bigger than my brothers.  What does this mean?

The “W” Quilt



I would like to introduce Will.  This little boy is named after his granddad’s but his nickname comes from our “little” Will.  I got to meet him last week when I took the kids to meet my parents.  I stopped in his  hometown on my way home.  Our Will feels quite honored to have someone named after him.  He was not very happy that he didn’t get to meet him yet.




This is our Will and Justin, when we celebrated Justin’s 10th birthday.




Now to the quilt part of this post.   Will is 3 weeks and 6 days old and he already  has his quilt.  I was very excited to get it finished in time to give it to him when I saw him.  I don’t think he was very impressed since I never saw his eyes, but his mom was pretty excited.


Will’s parents were some of our adopted college students.  We have known his dad since he was a freshman in college.  His dad has even been to WI for Thanksgiving on time.  If you would like to know more about this family follow them at Tyson’s in Kansas in our favorites.

Cruise Day #3








Cruise Day #1 & #2



This is our Cruising Vessel.  Ha Ha!

Here is our room.













End of Day #1


Day #2 – Key West, FL







This is Ernest Hemmingway’s House.  He built the wall out of  WPA street bricks.




This is the SOUTHERN MOST POINT in the USA.



This is an Eyelash House, guess why.







More Tomorrow.  Love to all.

Happy Birthday Justin



Today Justin is 10 years old.  He is a fun kid and thinks outside the box.  We just wanted to wish him a happy birthday since he is in WI and we are going to Florida.


Justin, here is your birthday present.




Love, Mom and Dad

Springbreak is coming.




This is where the kids are going for springbreak, and this is where Bill and I are going for springbreak.





This was my surprise Christmas present from Bill.

The Hungry Caterpillar




The fabric in this quilt is based on the book by Eric Carle.  Jemma helped me pick out the fabric this past summer.  I took her into a few stores with me, handed her my magazine and told her to see if she could find the fabric.  Several stores didn’t carry it, but she was very excited when she did find some.  She decided this was her quilt.  I didn’t argue with her.


The same fabric company made Brown Bear, Brown Bear fabric based on another book by Eric Carle.  I decided I didn’t need any of that fabric, since I have enough fabric and other quilt projects currently going.  I am almost finished with a baby quilt for some friends that had a baby two weeks ago.  I’ll post a picture and story after I give them the quilt.

Fireproof and The Love Dare

The other evening one of the bible classes at church sponsored the viewing of the movie “Fireproof.” We were unable to stay but just 1 night later we rented it.

It was incredible!
If you have not seen it I highly suggest it. It is the best movie I have ever seen on the value of marriage, and gives a very biblical and practical way of saving as well as strengthening any marriage. I would like to challenge any husband to buy a copy of The Love Dare and follow the 40 days. It will have you thinking about your marriage and your spouce differently. The book is written in a way that is very practiical and you can keep notes in it as well. If you accept my challange then reply to this post and include your email and I would like to start a study of sorts where we men step up and show what we can do with God’s help. Let me know what you think. If you would rather email me directly then here is my email: . I look forward to help any and all my friends and family to “Fireproof”ing our marriages from the fires of divorce, separation, and from Satan.

Rent the movie, buy the book, and get started today. Let’s see how our marriages can be strengthened by God’s Strength, Power, and Guidance.

Ladies if your husband is not a blogger then at least tell him to read this one.

Justin’s School Program



This was Justin a couple of weeks ago in his school program.  The program was called Destination America.  They sang about the birth places of different types of music, like Nashville for country music and Broadway shows in New York.  The music teacher was needing help with decorations so I came up with Marvin and our assistant principal’s 1978 red VW Beetle.  So Marvin got to go into the gym at school.  Bill drove it in while the students were practicing for their program and they got a big kick out of it.