Monday, March 29, 2010

Jasper came for a visit

We enjoyed having Jasper come stay with us for a few days. We had such fun together. He's at a perfect age for showing his personality and cuteness.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Signs of Spring

I love Spring. I always thought if I had daffodils I would pick them and make a beautiful bouquet to enjoy inside, but I can't make myself pick them. The pretty little trees are "popcorn popping" trees. We only have one azalea bush, but it is gorgeous. Benny and I go for a walk everyday and enjoy the beauty of Spring.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sewing Project

These windows are in our bathroom. I didn't want to cover them since we have a view from them and privacy is not an issue. It was difficult to install them since they're up so high, and we had to work around the tub. Nevertheless I make 'em, and Rob hangs 'em.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Girl's Night Out

Last night I hosted an Open House in my little salon. I sent out invitations and then worried that maybe no one would come. Then I worried that too many would come. As it turned out, there were about 15 that came and ate, and visited and seemed to have a good time.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

take a look

I'm pretty happy with how the space turned out. It just kind of evolved, but I like it. I sent announcements out to friends, and invited some to a "girl's night out" open house next Tuesday. What do you think?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas 2009

We were so happy to have Amy and Jasper come for Christmas. Having a baby in the house just makes Christmas joyful. Jasper is at a fun age and we thoroughly enjoyed him. Fun to watch him eat, play, laugh, and sleep. Our pictures are pretty much all of him. He and Amy made our Christmas. Thanks for coming Amy. We love you and Jasper bunches.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

To Bobbi, Amy, Adam, Courtney

I feel the need to let you know how much I love each one of you. I think about you every single day and pray for your safety and happiness. I haven't accomplished alot by the world's standards but look at the kids I've got. You are all amazing.

This has been a really difficult year for your dad and I. Probably the most difficult in all of our 37 years of marriage. We have tried to handle it and still be good examples to you. Your dad is an optimist and thank goodness for that. His attitude has been the saving grace all along. I have done my share of tears, and sometimes had a "kicking and screaming" attitude. Sometimes I've wondered why us? The answer that comes to me is that we are here to help show you the way. That was easy to understand when you were small, but now that you are all adults and smarter, and better than we are, it's funny that setting an example should still be important, but I guess it is. I wish we could be together more often but time and money don't allow for that right now. Please know that you are the joy of our lives and we delight in every phone call, blog, or email. The first thing your dad asks me when he comes home is if I've heard from any of the kids today. We then enjoy talking about that conversation. We love every mundane detail.

As Christmas gets closer I dream of being all together in some big mountain cabin with festive decorations all around, and music in the background. Since that is just a dream, please know that our greatest gift has been and still is you. We are hopeful and optimistic about the future and look forward to being able to travel to see you more this next year.

I love you,