Sunday, July 26, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEUCE!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEUCE!
This is Deuce's idea of a good time!
As a kid we camped at Ft. Cobb lake for
the week of his birthday and he
has continued to enjoy fishing!
When he's not fishing, he's either
working or hanging out with 
family and friends...
Or, entertaining children at
Kid's Church!
Deuce is overall, a pretty good guy!
I hope he has a SUPER HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 
And I hope there are 
LOTS of Fishing Trips
in the future!

Monday, July 20, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HEATHER!!!!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HEATHER!!!!
Heather's life has been such an adventure that one photo
is simply not enough!
She's been a blessing..... and she has been BLESSED!
She's seen and done more things than most people
do in an entire lifetime. 
As a little girl she was always ready to go.....
She was her Grandma's favorite little shopping companion!
She was my helper and since she had 
three little brothers, and we home-schooled, 
I always needed help!
Now, she's a wonderful home-schooling
Momma and I couldn't be happier.
 I am so, so proud of you, Heather! There is 
not ANYTHING you could be doing that
is more important than raising your 
children and teaching them to honor
God with their lives and deeds. You are doing
a great job and I hope you have
the Happiest Birthday ever!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Olivia at Swim Class

Olivia is taking swimming classes
at Ms. Jane's Swim School, too!
 
 She can now float on her back
and swim without a floatie!
And - she's very brave
and can go underwater!
(photos from Ms. Jane's swim school - used with permission)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Gracie Down Under

 Just LOOK at this girl!
 She's in a swim class this summer and
she is hoping to learn the strokes
needed to be on the swim team!
 She's becoming quite confident
in the water.
And I just love seeing her have
so much fun!
(Photos from Ms. Jane's swim school - used with permission)

Monday, June 8, 2015

Tea Party Time!

 Brilyn had been talking about
her Great Grandma Darlene
a lot, so when she asked for a 
Tea Party, I decided to use
Grandma Darlene's fancy china!
 
  I prepared a very special tea party!
 We had cookies and crackers and cheese...
 and cupcakes... and chocolate covered 
strawberries and glazed strawberries
and bananas... and of course tea!
And Brilyn brought a little friend
along to celebrate with us.
Grandma Darlene's fancy china is
going to have some lovely
memories connected to it.
I just wish she were here to share them.
But - I'm also happy knowing that
heaven is a wonderful place. 
A HAPPY PLACE!
And I'm sure she would be happy
knowing her great grand daughters
are enjoying her special treasures.
 
 

Friday, June 5, 2015

SWIMMING LESSONS at the ZOO!

 LOOK! That Momma and Daddy
elephant are telling their little
one how much fun swimming is 
going to be! And look at that
one in front SMILING!
 The water is nice... the water
is warm... just jump in!
 The little one was hesitant so
that big, smiley elephant pushed him!

video
And that's how a baby elephant
learns to swim. And Brilyn and Asher
got to watch that whole 
entire swimming lesson!
How cool is that?

Thursday, June 4, 2015

A Favorite Attraction at the Zoo!

 We love the lorakeets at the zoo!
 For $3.00 you can buy a small container
of lorakeet feed - and they come right 
up to you and eat.
 They're so friendly.
 They're even friendly with 
one another.
It's one of my favorite 
attractions at the zoo!
Probably, because SEEING is not
enough for me. I'm one of those
hands on people who just
have to be able to touch!