Friday, December 26, 2008

Margaret Wilson....1903-2008

Charlie's Granny went to be with the Lord this year jsut shy of her 105th birthday. She lived a full life and was dearly loved by her family. We all miss her very much, especially Charlie. She was more than just a grandmother to him, he had the utmost respect and reverence for her. He and his Uncle Jim gave the Eulogy at her services, and Charlie's openning words were, "We all know how much Granny loved cats and horseback riding, and I figure by now she is saddle sore and full of cat hair!" , and at that very moment I think everyone of us there, could remember and envision her once again full of life. For Christmas I had a portrait of one Charlie and his Grandmother's last visits together painted for him by an artist in Montana, Virginia Mlinek. You would never know that she wasn't there. The painting was perfect and now he has a wonderful rememberance of Granny to see everyday!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008

We had a great Christmas this year. The girls hosted everything! Angie started it off Christmas Eve having everyone over for our traditional "Appetizer Dinner", we had great food and fellowship and then all went to Christmas Eve Service at the church together. Andrea and her family joined us after church for "gift opennings" here at the house. It was nice not being so over-whelmed with so many and so much. Christmas morning we went to Chauncey's and had our "gift opennings" with them; again it was nice with just the 6 of us. Then Andrea had all of us, including Charlie's brother Ron and his wife Becky, her cousin, Lisa and Ben (with boys), and then all of James family....turned into a 2o something party! We had wonderful food and fellowship once again, and then everyone found a niche, visiting or playing games. It snowed all day in fact it is still snowing and blowing as I write this...biggest storm of the season and it hits just before we take off for Texas! We'll leave on saturday and should arrive at our home in Rockport monday afternoon sometime, weather willing. We've had many of blessings this year and are thankful for each and every one of them! We wish you all a season of peace for the new year, and continue to pray that each of you has the peace that passes all understanding.....a personal relationship with Christ Jesus......

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas gifts

Table runner Sandy made me
Sew What Christmas Party

AlBe's Redwork Santa Quilt

Roger's Christmas Decor

Friday, November 28, 2008

We are Blessed and Thankful for it!

These are the pictures from Thanksgiving 2008. We were blessed to share it with both kids and their families. Angela's parent, Dan and Cathy Engelsman were here to celebrate with us. Our good friend AlBe with her parents Sunny and Fanny Korfanta joined us this year also. Brian Roberts our friend from Church came again this year to teach us how to be humble in the game Farmopoly! Chauncey gave his best shot at getting everyone to watch, Christmas Vacation which he and Angie insist is a "Classic!" Those of you who weren't able to share with us this year, know that you were missed, and we look forward to next year's blessings!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Grandma's girls

Trying to get all three girls looking in the same direction at the same time was more difficult than we anticipated! So on the retake I did a little cut and paste!

Left to right Candice (on my lap), her sister Lexie, and then Emma the oldest!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Trick or Treaters

These are the darling little trick or treaters at our annual Chili Party.

Left to Right:

Cheerleader for the USA...Emma (grandaughter -6)

Fairy Princess....Lexie (grandaughter -5)

K-9 Special Unit Dog....Louis (his hat didn't make the picture)

Officer Awesome....Braiden (great-nephew - 4)

Hunter Dude......Clancy (grandson - 10)

Bumpkin Pumpkin.......Grant (great-nephew- 6mths)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

These are the trick or treat bags I made for all the grandkids and great nephews this year. The feathered top of course are the girls! LOL

Thursday night's dinner visitor...

Snow October 11th

This is the backyard view of what we woke up to on Oct. 11th! Louie was not impressed!

Emma's hat

Like I didn't have enough hobbies, my sister talked me into learning to knit. I have to say I LOVE IT! It gives me something to do with my hands watching tv or sitting in the car when we travel. I'm not a good sit still person, so this keeps me from falling asleep in the chair, and from driving Chas nuts when we travel! First project was a hat for my youngest grandaughter, Candice, next a hat for my oldest grandaughter, Emma, then a hat for my newest great nephew, Logan, and then a hat for his mother. They promise to send me pictures so I can post them!

Tiger fish

This is the Tiger Fish I caught on my flyfishing lesson. No I'm not loosing my waders....LOL

Monday, August 18, 2008

We had a couple of nice bucks visiting out back. They thought the birdseed was an appetizer for dinner!

Judy and Bonnie's Visit

Two of my Texas Friends came to visit the first week of August. We did it all and had a blast. Here's a couple of pictures to share. The buffalo in Yellowstone was a little "too close" for comfort!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Angie's new toy

This is Angie's new toy but someone needs to tell Chauncey! Lexie is enjoying the ride.....

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Emma's 1st Quilt

Here is Emma my oldest grandaughter sewing and her completed first quilt! She was so serious about it. Her dolls are going to love it!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

2008 Fishing Trip

Charlie and his buddies were fishing this past week at LaBarge Creek. No fish to speak of but the fun was there!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Smiling Sisters

Here's a picture of Candice and Lexie. Candice is 2 months old this week. She is ALWAYS smiling!


I'm pretty proud of the flowers out front this year. They love that spot. One of these peony bushes has over 50 blooms on it! I have a beautiful one in a glass bowl on the counter so I can smell it often!


This little fellow and his mom have been hanging out back.