Tuesday, February 26, 2013

How do you resist?

He's a charmer!


Mark says EllaJay has her interview clothes on! Almost 15 months!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

August '09 Really????

Loving life!

While I read blogs everyday and waste far too much on the computer I just haven't been inspired to add to mine! I could not believe how long it had been and how much life has happened since that time! We celebrated graduations from highschool to boot camp, have had several wonderful trips, our sweet Phyllis went to be with the Lord after a long courageous battle with cancer, had a major health scare with Mike's eyes, celebrated birthdays, births, traveled more, enjoyed good health, and the list goes on. So decided to add a few updates just to record a bit of life whether anyone reads or not!

Since I live by "Carpe Diem" who knows when these will materialize! LOL

Since I live by "Carpe Diem" who knows when this will materialize! LOL

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ever wonder if cows think?

I just couldn't pass this up although it is a bit goofy! We have a spot behind our fence that Mike mows and right now there are cows and calves in the pasture! I was out watering while he was mowing. The sounds of the evening just kept reminding me of Retrop! I started watching from my side of the fence and it was so comical! Mike would pass by and the cows kept getting closer and closer then finally they were right next to the hot wire fence. Each pass he would make it seemed the cows followed him first one way and then the other! So for those of you who long for the farm, this one's for you! Too funny! So what were they thinking? Ha!

Does it get any better?

We don't get a chance to spend much time with Vicki and her family so last weekend was a real treat! We opted out of the long lines at media day on Friday but did stop at the stadium for a few pics! I love it! Football is in the air! Jacob really loves soccer and we did stop at the soccer field for him to kick a few goals but I failed to get my camera out! Sorry Jake!

Of course we had to continue Mindy's birthday month celebrations with cupcakes and smiles! No one loves her birthday as much as Mindy! After a scary incident on the turnpike she finally made it to Norman and Jen made sure it was a party! Thanks Jen!

Blessings beyond measure! "Life is a gift that is why they call it the present!"

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Vintage, Antique, or Junk?????

Ecclesiastes 3
A Time for Everything 1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build.

I have reached yet another season of life once again reminding me that all of these "things"which surround us daily and consume us at some points in our lives are simply just "stuff"! My mother has decided to move to the village here and sell her home. We have cleaned out her garage and have begun to work on the house. So many memories, thoughts, and emotions have surfaced as we pull yet another box of treasures out to decide who wants this and what do we do with it! I read the a definition of an heirloom: a special treasure which links to a very deep emotional connection to the past. As I look at these "fingerprints of the past" I hope to rejoice and be thankful for the memories and cherish not only the past but look with anticipation to a new season of life and SIMPLIFY!

I decided to hang these doors on my "ugly barns" in the back yard. I think I'll paint sometime and add a few vines. These hung in our house when we moved there when I was in 5th grade but of course mother didn't want them because they looked so old! Ha!

Vintage, antique or junk???? You decide! Ha!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

In his niche!

Our good friend, Mark, has worked in the oil field many years and we have always been interested in his work. He worked overseas for a long time and we always thought we would make that trip to visit him but didn't happen. Now he is working not only in the states but Oklahoma as a consultant for Devon! So Sunday night after church we grabbed Marla and away we went to Mark's rig which is located close to The Cherokee around Geary, Oklahoma. I have never been on a rig although I have driven past them many times and wondered about the process! Amazing!

We took some sandwiches and dined in Mark's executive hacienda and then donned hard hats, boots, gloves, and safety glasses for the grand tour. Aren't we cute? I know the crew has always wondered about Mark but I am sure we all left a grand impression!
It was so interesting and Mark is so knowledgable about the whole thing as he started and has worked his way up doing all of the jobs on the rig! This night was beautiful but I can only imagine the wind, cold, ice, heat, etc. the men face! Not only was this an educational and fun evening but a special time with two very special friends. Thanks Mark!