Monthly Archives: October 2012

Halloween 2012, He went to the bayou!

For his loyal followers, he didn’t disappoint.  If you see a man in Edmond today that looks like Willie Robertson from Duck Dynasty, it’s actually Bill.


Miss Good Deeds

One of the things that the Girl Scouts did for their 100 year celebration this year is ask the scouts to do 100 good deeds.  Jemma stepped up to the challenge.  She had from Aug. 2011 to June 2012 to complete it.  Today was the day 364 girls from her council were honored for completeing 100 good deeds a piece.

Today was also the last celebration for the Girl Scouts 100 years, so after the awards ceremony they served cake to everyone.

There was lots of activities to have fun at.  Here is Jadyn, Jemma and Jansen playing tug of war.  They had plain blocks to decorate to go into a quilt.

Jazmine, Jadyn, Jemma and Jansen had a lot of fun doing sack races.

Here is Jazmine, Jemma and Jadyn in the photo both.  Jazmine also went with us to Savannah, GA.




6th floor book depository

For fall break we went to Dallas.  One of the things Bill has always wanted to do is go to the book depository where President Kennedy was shot from.

This is the outside and the corner where the shots were fired from.

They even have an “x” on the street marking where both shots hit the target.

One of the things I learned during the tour of this museum is;  when Mrs. Kennedy came to Dallas, it was her first public appearance since she had a stillborn baby.  So she lost her husband and a baby in a short period of time.






Hangin’ with 6th graders.

We drove the 6th graders to Camp Rock Creek tonight for Brother’s Keepers in one of the big church buses.  They played volleyball and soccer.  We fed them walking taco’s.

Then they had a devotional and we fed them smores.  The weather turned out perfect, not to hot not to cold and no wind!

I think they had a good time, but sometimes you wonder about 6th graders.

Mobile Cow

The mobile cow came to my school on Tues.  She is sponsored by the Southwestern Dairy Farmers.  She goes to lots of fairs and schools through the year.

The guy that brought her did a great job of altering his talk for the three different age groups of students.  He explained that Jewel is a Jersey cow and that there is other breeds of dairy cows such as Holsteins (those are the black and white cows).  Jewel will drink a bathtub full of water during the day.  She has four stomachs and eats 60 pounds of feed a day.  He also said how much milk she would produce, but I didn’t catch that.

The students kept saying it smelled after she used the bathroom, but I told them that was the smell of money to a dairy farmer.

This brought  back a lot of memories.  I grew up milking Jersey cows until I got married and moved to Oklahoma.  On my first date with Bill my sophomore year at OC, we went out to eat at Harry Bears and then I drug him through all the cattle barns at the State Fair of OK.

When Will was 10 months old, my parents sold all the dairy cows and converted their operation to beef cows.  Milking cows twice a day is very hard work.  It’s also harder when the temp can drop to -25 degrees F in the winter in Wisconsin.

A little creativity!

A couple of weeks ago, I added the valance and ruffle to this tab top curtain for a friend.

I hemmed these pieces of fabric that are going to be used for table toppers in a wedding this week.  This didn’t go quite as well as I hoped.  The fabric wasn’t easy to work with.

I’ve also but a little bling on a couple of shirts.  You have to look kind of close to see the crystals.