Thursday, January 29, 2009


Super Bowl is here again! I'm a big fan of Kurt Warner. Loved him when he was in St. Louis. Go Cardinals!

We are having a party at our house. Super Bowl is always a great time to get together with friends. Lots of food and funny commercials ... oh yeah - and football!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Let it Snow

Two posts in one evening -- unheard of!

Just letting you know that we've had about 4 inches of snow this evening. It has stopped now, but we'll see what we have by morning.

Sure is pretty.

The Bachelor

"The Bachelor" has pulled me in. Every week, I'm glued to the tube to watch the interactions between these beautiful women and Jason.

I was totally happy about who he sent home last night. I really like Stephanie but just don't see him with her in the future. Somehow they just don't seem suited.

Right now, I'm a real fan of Naomi.

Anyone else watching? Who do you want to see with Jason?

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Board Game

We played "Sequence" over Christmas Break and really enjoyed the game. I bought it for our family last week. You can play as individuals or as teams. To win you need 5 tokens in a row - horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. You also must play defense to keep you opponent from getting 5 in a row. A lot of staring at the board!

What board games do you like? I also like "Clue", "Monopoly", "Life", and "Trivial Pursuit".

When I was a little girl I played with "Mystery Date". Can you believe there was a game even called that! My girlfriends and I had great fun with this game. You won the game if you opened the door to the Stud and lost if you opened the door to the Dud! Who in the world thought of this game! Probably made a mint.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


I have been playing around with a new template and ended up losing my blogroll (sigh). I put back my original template and will work on a new template another day. I have most of my blogroll on my google reader, so I will still be checking in with each of you but just wanted you to know if you noticed it was missing, this is why.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Congratulations America on once again a smooth transition from one President to another. Many countries don't handle this as well.

Goodbye President Bush -- I will miss you. I pray that you will have many blessed years ahead.

Welcome President Obama. I pray that you will have success in your Presidency and that you will achieve balance in your life for the sake of your sweet daughters and wife.

Yesterday during the media coverage of the Inauguration, I heard people referring to the President as Barack. I understand that many people feel a personal connection, and that is a good thing. But now that he is President, I believe that he deserves the honor to be referred to as President Obama.

God Bless America and to a brighter future ahead.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Vacation Pictures

I finally got a chance to work on my pictures from Colorado. We spent Christmas Week vacationing near Breckenridge. We had a great time.

Click on picture to enlarge.

We bought a Charlie Brown Christmas tree and mostly decorated it with cut out snowflakes. Everyone had fun with that.

We snowboarded and sledded right outside our cabin. The view from our cabin is shown in the picture bottom left.

These elk were right outside our cabin. Everyone was excited to see them.

Friday, January 16, 2009

1st Birthday

Cora had her 1st Birthday party last weekend. It was a great party. The party was at our home because we are centrally located to those being invited. The theme was Winter. Everything was white. My daughter made wonderful cupcakes and sugar cookies.

Cora wore a beautiful black velvet dress with a bright pink bow around the hip area. With her birthday in January, she may think that she should get presents every month!

The sugar cookies were the hit of the party. Everyone was amazed that my daughter made them. They thought they were store boughten. They looked great and also tasted great.

Cora put on a pink t-shirt with "one" on it to eat her first piece of cake. She really loved the icing. After most of the icing was gone, then she started on the cake part. She thought it was pretty great too!

Cora did a great job opening her gifts. She sat on her dad's lap and they opened each and everyone. She got very excited about the present below - I think it was because it was a big box! She definitely has a lot of toys to play with now and many cute outfits to wear this Winter.

After a few people went home and mostly relatives were left, Cora went down for a nap. She went straight down - no crying, nothing. She was wore out! What a big day!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Christmas Gift

My husband surprised me with this ring and a matching necklace for Christmas. My camera didn't do a super job at capturing how beautiful it is, but I looked online and couldn't find a picture of the ring.

It is black diamonds in the middle and white diamonds around it. He picked it out by himself and I really love it. We weren't suppose to be getting gifts from each other because we went to Colorado for Christmas, but .... I'm not complaining!

I did buy him a Bose headset myself, so I guess we both broke the rules! I guess rules are for breaking!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Performing Songwriter

Congratulations goes out to my son-in-law! Performing Songwriter has reviewed his CD. Follow this link and
It is a great CD and I'm glad it is getting recognition.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Last Friday, a young girl from our church was in a terrible accident. She is a vivacious, beautiful 5 year old. She was airlifted to a hospital 40 miles away and her life was holding on by a thread.

The doctors have told the parents that she is paralyzed from the neck down and will need to be on a ventilator for the rest of her life.

The community has surrounded this family with love and prayers. If you would like to read more about this family and this precious little girl, follow this link:

Please let everyone you know about this family and lift them up in prayer.