Saturday, November 08, 2014

Greek Fire

If you all check out the group Greek can hear our nephew Phil's band.  His song ""Top of the World". Is the trailer song for the new Disney movie called Big Hero 6.   We are so proud of him....

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Beautiful Two Days

We have had a wonderful Home coming Weekend...beautiful days.
Also, Paxton went with his girlfriend to his first Homecoming Dance! 
I ca not post my pictures from today on Mike 's iPad....arrghh

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Borrowed Mike's IPad

It is just so frustrating that I can not post from my new I borrowed Mike's this morning!
We have a huge weekend coming up ....we will be celebrating 50 years since graduating from William Jewell.  Here's my problem....I started into a mess with gout Sunday evening...arghhhh!
Spent most of the day at the Dr on Tuesday, Mike did my volunteer job at the pantry yesterday and today I can kind of walk with a cane.  I will have to go buy sme shoes today that I can walk in all weekend.....4 months ago it did not sound so bad to be chairman of Homecoming weekend.
I am so tickled that I have been able to enjoy all of your adventures over the last month....I look forward to seeing you on the 11th!!!
I am so happy that Fleta's babies are going into scouting....such wonderful programs!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Scout Camp

Kris and Sam got home safe late Tuesday afternoon.  Sam took a nasty fall on Monday and yesterday Cindy took him to the Dr and then over to the radiologist at the hospital.  Right now the conclusion is that it is a severe and maybe a small bone broken.  He is going to be struggling to. Write and play the drums.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Almost finished

We had an awesome day visiting Sam yesterday at Scout Camp.  Today is the last day to finish merit badges...we are so proud of you Sam.  Today he can finish Communications and Climbing....we will see you Tuesday!

Friday, August 01, 2014

Cindy working in her room....

Cindy has worked for the last two weeks getting her classroom ready.  It is really starting to look good as always.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Sam is having a wonderful time at camp....
Here is a picture from tonight...he was given an honor at camp tonight and he was awarded being a Foxman.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Guys are off to camp

Kris and Sam left this morning for 10 days of Scout C amp.  I think they will have a great time and it looks like they will have a break in the weather...let's keep our fingers crossed😀

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Gilbert Arizona

Thisa picture for sister-in law posted it from the news in St.Louis last night.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Another Scorcher!!!

Mike finally went to the Dr today...I have been really worried about hi.  He has been coughing for well over a week...but he just kept working.  Finally, when he got up this morning...I said, "may I please call and get you into the Dr today?"  He went around 10:00 and he has brohnchitus and pneumonia.  So, maybe with his antibiotics and a cough pill...maybe he will feel better soon.
Tonight Cindy, Kris and Sam went to a Royals hot, but I think they are having fun🎂⚾️⚾️⚾️

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Happy Anniversay!

Happy 48th Anniversary to my sweet Mike!

Monday, July 21, 2014

I don't quite understand why my entire picture does not show....but all three boys were here painting this hot I will try another angle

Really Hot Work

Today was and still is a scorcher😡
We are getting closer to getting this thing finished!

Saturday, July 19, 2014


IThe neighbors are also working on their decking...Oursis also coming along.  This picture is looking from their deck up to ours.  It is going to look great once it is all finished.  We would not be this far along if the grand boys were not helping almost every day.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hot and Hotter

We have been working...usually with the boys ...painting our 2,000 square feet of deck .  We are about 3/4 of the way done and we have been preparing to paint, then painting each morning.  We have to usually stop around noon...then the really hot sun comes around back.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Here are a couple more taken this evening....the bus was parked right outside the theatre.

The Evening Was Awesome!

Having the opportunity to go and hear Hillary this evening was even more exciting than I had anticipated.  She spoke from 5:30 until 7:10.  We had wonderful seats and could see her very well..we were in row 22.  If she does announce she is running...I will work my heart out for her.  She is beyond a capable leader and just unbelievable intelligent.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!!

Sure do miss Dad so much....I loved him with all my heart.  He was such an accomplished, gentle soul.  He worked so hard to provide for Mom and I.  He certainly reached out to all of Mom's family and shared his love with them and helped whenever possible.  This picture is one of my favorites that was taken at a Father/Daughter picnic my senior year at Jewell.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Here Comes Hillary!!!

Cindy and I are going to see Hillary on June 22nd...
I can't wait!!  We will each get an autographed book with our ticket👍

Monday, June 02, 2014

Returned From St. Louis

We quickly headed to St. Louis to attend the funeral of our dear Mary's Mom Bev.  Mary is married to Mije's brother Paul and Bev lived with them all of Paul and Mary's married life, except the last five years she has been in a nursing home.  I was a time to also catch up with some cherished family and friends.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Happy Memorial Day

We decided to celebrate today and then eat left overs tomorrow.  After church...Cindy, Kris and Sam came over and Kris cooked ribs out on our grill.  Everything sure tasted great!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Oh Happy Day

Last Tuesday we kidnapped my dear friend and Linda and I took her to see the beautiful Irises in bloom.  Then yesterday Judy had her double mastectomy and she has NO CANCER in her lymph nodes. Praise God!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

AUMC Day of Service

Today was our Church's Day of Service.  We had six teams out in the Community...each consisting of at least 10 members.  Mike and the grand boys worked at the church using a power washer to clean all our folding chairs...something much needed.  I headed up a group of women that went to Safe Haven...a Women's Shelter in the Northland.  We worked for two hours and did some much needed deep cleaning.  What a wonderful way to start the celebration of being 100 years old!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Still Moving Along

I know it has been awhile since you all have heard from me...but as Helen said...too many friends Winnie! (I love having so many close friends)  I really am grieving over the death of a dear, dear friend last Thursday . Although she had been in the hospital since the first part if April...her little body could not fight any more. Her funeral was Monday evening and then I had to do a Memorial service for her yesterday...all her family is from out of we have been doing a lot of errand running and meals.
I look forward to getting back to sleeping well...Love you all!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Great Day

Mike and I had a great day taking our dear 92 year old friend to church Sunday.  I was her first outing since Christmas...she had a terrible fall and has been in the hospital and nursing homes.  It is such a blessing that she is home with wonderful help.  Love you Anna Mae❤️❤️❤️❤️

Friday, April 25, 2014


I am finally convinced that SPRING has finally arrived.  Our beautiful tree survived the harsh winter!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Another Round Complete

Went today and had my fourth set of shots...just one more to go next week. Tonight my knees hurt and I am on Aleve and icing!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Attended Stations of the Cross

Tonight I attended The Stations of the Cross with two very dear friends.  It was a very meaningful pilgrimage of the story of Jesus on this Holy Maundy Thursday.  I am so happy I attended this walk...I sure needed the story of Jesus tonight. We went the Methodist Church where I use to be on staff.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Now this made me giggle this late evening...just before heading to bed....nighty nite😘

Sad, Sad, Day in KC

Such a stupid act of cowardness...the killing of three innocent people by a stupid radical.  member of the KKK from Aurora Missouri.  So many tapes from his past life spouting how he hates Jews..,so he goes on a senseless rampage, killing a 14 year old boy, his Grandfater a Doctor. Then goes over to a nursing home and kills an innocent woman going into visit her mother...all the time screaming antisemetic hate.  The Grandfather and grandson were both Methodist and the woman was Catholic....I hope they just put the idiot in General Population!!!

Here is the photo

This is Mike in the church kitchen with our friend Linda as a swine cook...I worked with another friend and cooked the scrambled eggs.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

So Tired!!!

It is 1:30 and we just got in from our Brunch.  The rain held off...but for some reason our crowd was small...will be anxious to see what we cleared.
This is a picture of Mike and his new cooking partner this year...we all had a great time.

Oh well..the picture is on my phone...get it later😬

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Another LOL

Worked this morning at church preparing for our Sunday School Palm Sunday Brunch.  Mike and I are two of the cooks...I fix the baked scrambled eggs and Mike cooks the sausage and bacon.  We all have a good time and we use our profits to support our local missions.  Sure hope the heavy rain hold off until we are all finished.
A friend shared this picture...what things might look like in the future with Global Warming and so many trees being cut down...I really did laugh out loud!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Figured it Out!

I finally figured out why my foot has been hurting....

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Dr plus new car

Yesterday was one busy day...foot xrayed and he put me in an air boot for a month.  Bone spur and possible stress fracture in foot.  The boot does make it feel better....cushion helps.
After we left the Dr...we went by the car dealership on a whim and actually traded in the van and we leased a car for the first time.  It is a 2014 Passat...made by VW.  I am is so much easier to get in and out.  Here is my lovely boot!

Sunday, March 30, 2014


Great morning at church this morning....sun is shinning, but still needed a light coat.
I hadn't mentioned that I am hobbled again...down all week trying to rest foot left knee and right foot...Cane!  Finally have appointment in AM with the maybe next week will be a little pain free. Maybe I will get the knee shots like last summer...they have lasted almost 9 months...any way...the sun is shinning😎

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Where Oh Where?

I really am so tired of this yucky weather!!
Sunshine....but burr cold...tomorrow no sun.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Celebrating Another Good Friend

Went to a second dear friends funeral today.  It was awesome to celebrate Beverly's life and know that her body is finally free in Heaven.  I'll tell you what...ALS is a terrible disease, but my friend handled it with faith, style and grace👼  RIP Bev!!!