Sunday, December 30, 2007
BIG NEWS! My son is flying to England on Jan. 9 and flying home with his wife on Jan. 13! Please pray that everything goes smoothly and they arrive in the US safe and sound.
Not much happening, Christmas went well. Nobody got a lot of presents but it was great having all of us together. I suppose next year my daughter will go home with her boyfriend for Christmas. We'll probably go to Iowa with my son and daughter-in-law. I hope all of you had a very special Christmas this year!
Remember our military HEROES!!! They all need our support and prayers.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Remember our troops. They are fighting for OUR FREEDOM and they are our HEROES! They need all the prayers we can muster. Keep the prayers going for all of them!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
It you get a chance, go to YouTube.com and search for Zucchero. He is an Italian blues singer and is quite good. He's got an interesting look about him, too. He sang with Luciano Pavarotti at some of the benefits for children.
No daughter-in-law here yet. She got her very last round of papers sent in to the American Embassy in London so we're hoping she'll get here soon. Maybe for Christmas? Who knows.
Let's pray for lower oil prices.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
If you enjoy music, be sure and google or youtube an Italian singer Zucchero. He has an awesome voice! Most of his music is in Italian but it's still beautiful to listen to. He apparently can speak Italian, Spanish and English quite well. Check him out.
My son and his wife did celebrate their first wedding anniversary together! He flew to England just for the celebration. He got back here on Monday and leaves again on Thursday to go to Puerto Rico for a work-related trip. Keep the prayers going for our daughter-in-law to be called in for her interview at the American Embassy in London and then on to the US.
"A lie gets half way around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." ~Winston Churchill
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Speaking of the English, we went to see Elton John on Sunday evening. What a concert, it was great beyond words. He played and sang for 2 1/2 hours with no break. He concluded his concert with my favourite: Your Song.
I just found out that my daughter and her fella will probably be here for Christmas! Last year they were in ND. Now if my daughter-in-law can get over here (cut through all the legal red tape) maybe she will be coming here, too. Please say prayers for the American Embassy in London to call her in for her interview so she can move here to be with her husband, my son. Their first anniversary is the end of this month and they would like to be together again by then.
Remember: F. R. O. G. Fully rely on GOD.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Fall is definitely in the air and tomorrow we'll do some fall clean-up around our house. My peonies need to be cut down as well as most of my other plants. The leaves are falling so raking will soon come into the picture.
Our weather has been crazy lately. It's cold, it's hot, it just can't make up it's mind! We wear sweatshirts in the morning and peel them off by noon. At least we don't need the air conditioner and can keep our windows open.
I'll leave with a quote from Ward Cleaver who, if you are old enough, is Leave it to Beaver Cleaver's father.--
"Family's one place where you're always wanted."
Monday, September 10, 2007
Remember all those that have given their lives to keep us free. Remember all those that are still out there fighting for our freedom. Pray that we all stay strong and support our troops!
Thought for the day:
Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but they can in prison?
Monday, September 3, 2007
This is the day that the Lord has made.
We should be glad and rejoice in it.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I spent 5 days with my new little great-nephew in ND. I had so much fun! We went to the mall, we took walks, wow, we had a super time! He's starting to "talk" so we had some very profound conversations! His parents went to Las Vegas to see Celine Dionne and they said she was terrific!
This weekend my kids came home and we went to see Weird Al Yankovic! It was quite a concert. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed the carnival after the concert was over. My kids met up with high school friends and had some good "catching up" time.
Today both kids headed home. My daughter and her boyfriend headed back to ND and my son went east to Iowa. We're hoping his wife will soon get to come to the US from England. Immigration is mighty slow. Their first wedding anniversary is Oct. 28 so we're hoping she'll be back here by then. She had to return to England the first part of Feb.
I think our travels are over for a long time. We both need our home time. We're going to see the Oak Ridge Boys tonight as that is the group that closes the week of activities. It's right here in town so we won't have to travel.
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those that matter don't mind." --Dr. Seuss
Thursday, August 2, 2007
I spent the last week in ND with my daughter. We cleaned, sorted, threw, organized and took a large load to the Salvation Army. Everything certainly looks better!
I got home Monday afternoon and my daughter is coming here this evening. Tomorrow morning we will leave for Kansas. My aunt and uncle are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary! We will get to visit with a lot of my relatives. My daughter hasn't been there in over 10 years so she is really looking forward to this trip, too.
About a week after we get back I will again be traveling to ND. My great-nephew, who was born the end of May, will be mine for a few days! His parents are taking a short vacation so I get to be his primary care-giver, you know, rocking, singing, playing, it will be fun!
Hope your week is going well! Remember to say a prayer for the victims and their families in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Friday, July 6, 2007
We'll have about 3 weeks at home and then we'll go to Kansas for my family reunion. That will be fun as I will get to see a lot of my cousins. I think our daughter is going to drive down with us. She hasn't been there in over 10 years! Our son will be staying in Iowa and we hope his wife will be with him by then. She's in England waiting for her permanent visa to come back over here.
Not much going on. The 4th was hot so we stayed inside and watched fireworks on tv. We did cook out, hotdogs, and they were very good. Our butcher recommended Lane's hotdogs and they were tasty!
"Have you thanked the Lord?
Have you praised God's name?
Don't you know that no tomorrow is quite the same?
Have you thanked the Lord?
Have you knelt in prayer,
and rejoiced that, rain or sunshine, our God is there?"
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Have a good one!
Monday, June 18, 2007
I am now in Iowa with my son. We'd been talking about me staying with him for a while this summer and this seemed to work out just right. I rode with him and my husband will pick me up this coming weekend and we'll go to NE for a 3-day meeting. It's a long time away from home for me but at least we'll be dealing with only 1 car and not 2. There's a Curves here and Weight Watchers so I'll be getting in my exercise and continuing to count my points.
Praying that God will keep you all safe!
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Today my daughter headed back to ND and my son took off heading east for IA. My husband went north to ND to visit his mother, she's in a home, is 97 and not doing too well. We think she might have shingles - ugh!
It was fun to have the 4 of us together again for a bit.
The drive to Rapid and back was beautiful! They've had a lot of rain west river so all the fields were green for a change. There's been a severe drought out there for quite a while so all the rain was welcomed.
I'm home alone for a couple of days so will get a lot of cleaning and laundry done! Also the grass needs to be mowed and my husband left me in charge, hmmm, now if we get rain tomorrow.......
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
I went to Fargo for a wedding and was so happy to see people I hadn't seen in about 20 years so that was fun. Also, my niece gave birth to a boy, Fischer, and I was right there in the hospital! My daughter did the video as the proud daddy was right there in the action, cutting the cord, etc. He was soooooo excited! Little Fischer is bright and looking good! I think they went home yesterday. Congrats to Nik and Chris!
I just get home from Fargo and I'm gearing up to leave for Rapid City on Friday. The happy couple made it to England for my son's wedding in October so we're more than happy for the drive out west for their wedding. Both my kids will be coming home so we'll all drive out together. My husband will be coming, too. He's been so busy delivering seed and he thinks it's about over. He needs a break so we'll all take turns driving and he won't have to.
It's raining again so the grass will grow and I will mow. The bedding plants are getting a good watering, too.
Remember what Winston Churchill once said:
"When you're going through hell, keep going!"
Friday, May 18, 2007
There is a shower for a friend that had a baby about 5 weeks ago and I ordered a Bumbo Chair for her. It actually came today so I can take it to the shower. I didn't think it would get here so soon but so glad that it did!
We've got 3 graduations tomorrow and 3 more on Sunday so we'll be busy with them. Next weekend we'll be going to North Dakota for a wedding and a graduation. Then the weekend after that we'll be in Rapid City, SD for another wedding. That should be the bulk of our traveling.
It's Friday and we're going to grill pork chops! We might eat late but pork chops are always good on the grill. Have a wonderful weekend!
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
What a bunch of rotten weather we've had. We were at a wedding on Saturday evening and had no idea that there was a tornado warning for our immediate area! The emergency sirens weren't working in the north part of town so we just went right along with the wedding totally unaware that we should be seeking shelter. Thankfully the tornado went east of us. The tornado did hit east of town and did some damage to houses and farm buildings but there were no injuries. The river is to exceed flood stage by the end of the week and it is very high right now! I drove out to one of my jobs this morning and had to turn around and take a different route because the road was flooded! I couldn't even see the bridge! It sounds like we could get more storms this coming weekend. We are praying that they won't be severe. Keep the survivors and victims of the Greensburg, KS storm in your prayers.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
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Thursday, April 19, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Say prayers for the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy. Also remember their families and the victims that have been hospitalized. satan is too alive and well in our world.