Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

My oldest granddaughter, Cora, is dressed as a pumpkin for Halloween. This costume was her daddy's when he was little. Fun!

Last year she was a chicken. Boy that year has gone by quickly.

I wish she could come by Nana's home for treats. This year she probably knows what candy is all about ... so good luck to mom and dad on that one!

My youngest granddaughter, Olive, is dressed up as a hotdog this year but I haven't gotten a picture of that yet. I'm sure she is a very cute hotdog!

Happy Halloween.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fall Fun

Headed out to church to help with "Fall Fun for Families". I helped out by greeting children and families as they came to our church's gym. I may have scared a few! Definitely made some laugh!

We had a good turn out and I saw a lot of cute costumes. We had popcorn, soda, candy, bounce houses, stilt man, face painting, and other fun games for the children.

This coming Saturday a friend is having a Halloween Open House. Looking forward to visiting and drinking hot cider. I'm hoping to see a few trick or treaters at her house. She lives on a busy street.

One more thing ... Happy Birthday to my son. He is 24 years old today. My baby ... growing up!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I have gotten both the regular flu shot and the H1N1 flu shot. Stay away flu! Since I volunteer at a hospital, the shots have been available to me. Hopefully more and more people will be able to get the H1N1 shot. I know several people that currently have the flu and pray for their quick recovery.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Butterfly Haus

While in San Antonio, the spouses of those attending my hubby's conference visited the "Wildseed Farms" where they had a beautiful Butterfly Haus. We also visited Fredricksburg which is a small German community in Texas Hill Country. They have many fun and unique shops on their Main Street.

It was a fun outing and I enjoyed meeting new people and learning about their life experiences as we drove one hour and back to the venue.

Monday, October 19, 2009

San Antonio Again

We recently returned from our second trip to San Antonio this year. Again, cool and rainy - which is very unusual for them. No suntan for me! We visited a few places we had not been to yet. One was the Tower of Americas. We enjoyed going up in the tower and looking around. The best part though was the 4D movie that we watched. There were snakes coming at us and rattling our feet and bulls jumping at us with spit hitting us in the face!

The second new location was the King Williams Historic District. Settled by wealthy German merchants in the late 1800s, San Antonio's first suburb consists of 25 blocks of historic mansions. There was also a restaurant, Guenther Restaurant, with outdoor seating that was really nice.

The following are pictures of some of the mansions in the Historic District. They were so beautiful. Really enjoyed walking the streets and looking at these historic homes.

I also visited a Butterfly Haus at Wild Seed Farms in Fredricksburg, TX. More about this and pictures on my next post.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Weekend at the Lake

The sun is shining, it is a beautiful crisp October weekend. Finally sun! I am splitting my weekend with exhibiting at a conference for work and a churchwide retreat at a lake resort.

My hubby and I borrowed my parents 5th wheel trailer and are camping. Looking forward to hanging out with my friends and getting to know new friends that are also enjoying the lake. This is the first time our church has coordinated this effort and I think it is a great idea.

I'm looking out over the Lake right now with the beautiful blue waters and the fall colored trees. Life is good. Thank you Lord.
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Monday, October 12, 2009

Back Home

This is a picture of my granddaughter - one week old. I spent last week with my daughter and family to help out once our little Olive came home.

Big sister, Cora, is doing so well with Olive. She calls her Odive. Cora is carrying around her baby doll and putting diapers on her doll just like Mommy. Cora is very concerned when Olive cries. She wants to make sure she is ok.

Now I am back home and after a day of laundry, ready to head back to work. It may be a crazy day tomorrow with catchup.

Looking forward to the next time I see my two little girls. Sure wish they lived closer.