Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Missing Mom

Today Mom would have been 96/97....such a hole in my heart, but such wonderful memories!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Just a Perfect Day

The kids all arrived around 10 and we had an awesome Christmas brunch.  Tanner is always anxious to hear the order that we will open gifts...I told him we would go youngest to oldest for the gifts and then reverse for stockings.  Tanner is the youngest and I am the oldest of the nine of us.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Blood work

Just got the word that cancer markers are all good....really, really low on Vitamin D....but that is something I can work on....yippyy  skippy!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Here's my tree...

Cindy has not had any time to help decorate this year....

Need some new lights!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Abby's Little Girl

This is a picture of Abby's new baby and her good friends little son....isn't this precious!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

We are Freezing

We are freezing and really working on getting well..Sam got sick at school today and his Daddy went to school and got him.  He will spend the night and will be here tomorrow....I'm sorry that you all in Ark still have it so cold and miserable😢

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Where oh where has our Helen Gone????

Are you already in Wahinton....li miss you!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Black and Blue Friday

Had a good day yesterday....tiring, but good. The sun was shinning and no harsh wind blowing...got out and did some shopping. When I got up at six...Mike had already left to shop...hopefully for me. I saw that they have a rechargeable wine opener that I ask for for Christmas.  When he got home at 7 AM....he was literally sick...I think he had his first real reaction to low blood sugar...he has never had a severer drop with his diabetes in 20 years....now I have decided he has the flu...wish he had gotten the flu shot like I wanted him to.   Later in the morning I went over to Liberty and had some luck buying waders for our oldest grandson.  I am posting this Maxine for Fleta...thought of her shopping for the girl today!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Prayers Needed

Please lift prayers for beautiful cousin Sue❤️
She is really having a difficult struggle with her cancer treatments....she posted on FaceBook last evening....she certainly needs our prayers.  Love you Sweet Sue❤️

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Baby is here!

Abby (Reed) Kline had a baby girl yesterday morning.
Vayda James Kline
8lb 11oz
Here is a picture of Barb and Vayda.

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Tonight our undefeated Chiefs play the Denver Broncos.  GO CHIEFS...we are having friends over to watch the game with us!

Saturday, November 09, 2013

So pleased

Mike and I are so pleased to have wonderful neighbors.  Today has been a beautiful day....but I knew when I got home from my church meeting I was going to need to change and go help Mike with the million of leaves that have fallen in the front yard...we ended up having an awesome surprise...our six neighbors came over and helped!  Mom, Dad and five children...here is a great picture of the five kids!

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Just About Gone

Today just about finished the beauty of our tree...it has been such a joy this gorgeous fall!

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Going, Going....Almost Gone

Rain is just making the beauty go away!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Great Night!!!

No rain....the kids had so much fun Trick or Treating.   We had 46 trick or treaters...What fun!
Here his Sam and his friend Frankie..,Sam loves the Beatles and he went as Ringo!

At Least One More Day!

Two days of rain....could really be a soggy Halloween.  Here is our fabulous tree before the heavy rain yesterday.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Beautiful Tree

Our Japanese Maplebis so beautiful this fall....trees are so much prettier up here in Kansas City North.   The trees at Bennett were a real disappointment this last weekend...Mike coined the phrase "Down and
 Brown".... Most people do not do a very good job of predicting a pretty fall.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

home safe and sound...

Camper is closed out for the season....we had a great weekend.  Cold...but beautiful!  Last wonderful campfire of the season....plus, great extra large marshmallows.  Kris and Sam got in a little fishing on Saturday.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Weekend Plans

Time to winterized....this season went by fast😥

Sunday, October 20, 2013

This is for our red headed little girl!

Another cute picture

Here is one taken of the boys at the concert after they got their Josh Groban T Shirts...love it!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Josh Groban

I took two of the grand boys and Cindy to see Josh Groban last night and we had an awsome time.  Josh Groban has a beautiful voice...and he also is an awesome drummer!

Monday, October 07, 2013

My Cousins are the Greatest!!

We made it back home to KC...really am tired this evening.   I'm so appreciative that Mike drove me down and back from the reunion.   I'd say if you ever need rain...just have us drive to Arkansas.   Wow....it was a white knuckle drive down and back.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Prayers Needed

I heard from Suzie yesterday....really sad news...she has breast cancer!   She is really facing a tough ordeal....chemo, then lumpectomy, then many weeks of radiation.  She says she has a level 7 out of 9 level tumor.  I have not ever heard it rated like this...but it sure sounds like an awful ordeal.   Love her like a sister and this sure makes me sad😥

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Grateful for My Dear Cindy

Today is my baby girl's birthday....she is the joy of my life...Happy Birthday Cindy!  You are an awesome Mom, Wife, Teacher and a very caring Daughter!!!!  I ❤️You Cindy!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Home Again

Such a peaceful and relaxing time...I have missed my fishing this summer...so glad we had a break in the weather!   Today at home we are having a much needed slow, steady rain.  There is now a possibility we may be able to come to the reunion and we need to know what time you all are gathering ?

Monday, September 09, 2013

Paul's Old

Today my baby boy is old...teehee
Here is a picture his sister posted on FB

Friday, August 30, 2013

New Internet Carrier

What a week..thank goodness I can red ll of your blogs so far...but, if you don't see posts from me for awhile...it just may continue to be computer glitzi....we will see soon...I am praying for Helen's safe travel❤

Friday, August 23, 2013

Here is Sam


Mike's niece is getting married in St.Louis the same weekend as the Cousin Reunion...so I am planning to go with Mike. It will work better if we go the same direction.  I really will miss seeing you all...please take and post plenty of pictures ...Love you all!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Yeah Sam!!!

Sam just earned gold in golf skills with Special Olympics.  This qualifies him to go to state.  way to go Sam!!!

Community Dinner

Once a month our church serves a free community dinner and Mike and I usually work these dinners.  It is such a wonderful way to get to know the people in the neighborhood.  last night we served 183.. We usually serve around 130...so we were so tickled that our numbers went up. Here are the guys taking a break...they usually catch us girls sitting on the stage taking a break.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Girlfriend Weekend

Returned last evening after a fantastic 4 days with girlfriends.  We drove in 3 cars and went to Walnut Creek ,Ohio.  It is the largest Amis community in the United States.  I will share more pictures as I get them...it was a long, long drive...14 hours each way, but my knees held up!  The Amish are so incredible !

Friday, August 09, 2013


I thought the picture of the boys had published...I'll try again❤

Rainy Again

Another rainy day...I took the boys to the indoor pool and they had a lot of fun!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Almost Home!

The boys are almost home.  They have had a great, but very wet time.  I can't wait to see them!

Monday, August 05, 2013