Friday, December 19, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Remembering our Summer Vacation to Australia on a Snowy Sunday

Grandpa arrives in Adelaide.

John and Rosie, our wonderful guides who showed us their area of Sydney.

Rhett, Stacey and kids in Melbourne on a drizzly Saturday.

Samantha at an Irish Pub in Melbourne.

Sage with us near where he is living with his Mom, Dad and sister in Australia. This is a lovely area where Koala bears live high in the trees. We did not see any that day.

This is also the place we were at when our purses were stolen from a locked car. Never leave your passport in your purse in a car. I hope to be smarter in the future.

Thankful For...

A husband whose hand I love to hold.
Our healthy children who are wonderful adults.
Family ties that are strong.
Friends who care.
Walks in the country.
Two hands that nurture and create.
A home with a roof and heat and a pantry filled with food.
Home mad marshmallows and hot chocolate.
Clothes that keep me warm and comfortable.
Parents that taught me right from wrong.

Count your blessings today and every day.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

summer time 2008

We have just finished with the Grundy County 4-H Fair. It was a fun time for Granddaughters, Kelsey and Hannah. I helped with posters, sewing, marshmallow making, table settings, and basket making projects. Kelsey wanted to raise chickens this year. It was a bit of work for her and her Dad to get the pens ready and supplies for the thirty plus chickens. They have some layers so we now have our own eggs.

Hannah is pictured with the basket that is going to the Iowa State Fair.