Monday, April 21, 2014


Before I post any pictures of our Easter weekend activities I want to express my words-cannot-express gratitude to my Jesus for the awesome, amazing sacrifice He made for me. I simply cannot imagine enduring the suffering He endured for me and you, horrifying. We cannot anymore think of the Savior dying on that cross in just a casual way. He was so tortured for us and yet he never complained; could have stopped it all and didn't because of His enormous love for us. I just can't take it all in. But now and forever because of His love, I will be able to praise Him for that act of love for eternity. I hope you can too.
Now to pictures of our weekend. We dyed eggs with the boys, hunted eggs at Detra and Cliffs (Thanks so much for your most generous hospitality every year for the last 30 years), ate too much good food, took naps and ended with a campfire at the land.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Before and After

Yeah! I finally remembered to take before and after pictures. I bought this little table at an auction last fall and have not had time to pretty it up until now. I love how it turned out. We took it to the vintage market show in town this last weekend and it sold almost before we could get it unloaded. It is such fun to do things like this and see people enjoy your work. Now we just have to get ready for our first out of town show. It's a whole hour and some minutes away. So exciting for us.
The veneer was peeling off so I soaked a towel and let it sit on it for several hours rewetting the towel occasionally to get the rest of the veneer off. Underneath was very pretty wood so I decided to just stain the top and paint the rest. I love it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


We have found a new activity to do after dinner each night and that is to go fishing at our land. Right now we are doing the catch and release thing. So far we have caught several bass and one (I think) perch. We are so excited to get out there to live but will just have to be patient and be content with a few hours at night. Kacee has even caught the fishing bug. The boys are loving going out there climbing the walls of the quarry, being free to run just about anywhere they want, gathering wood for the fire we have out there. It gets pretty cool when the sun starts setting and that fire sure feels good.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Jamie, Noah, Jonah and I went fishing at the Quarry pond on our land. This was the first time we had fished the pond and we thought there was fish in the pond but just not really sure. Well, we are now. We now know there is at least one bass in those waters. Jamie was probably as excited as Noah although Noah was a little disappointed that he didn't catch anything and was very upset that we threw the little bass back. He wanted to take it home and eat it. Jonah didn't really get into the fishing thing and just played in the dirt as usual so no pictures of him. I really can't wait to get out to our land and live there.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


I love this picture and the hair.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Stuff I've been working on

The little "business" I have with one of my sisters and her sister-in-law will be setting up a booth at two shows in the near future so we all have been busy working on different repurposing project. One of the projects I have been working on is bulletin boards. We obtained a whole stack of these boards and have just had them setting around waiting to be beautified. I hope these are a hit. They are about 12" x 12". Would be great together or by themselves.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Fun times

Last weekend, Gary and I decided to go to Jenny's and spend the night with her. We used to go over to Tulsa all the time but now that we have a good reason to.....we don't go much. Of course we asked the two older boys to go with us and of course they wanted to go so off we went. Gary and I went to a vintage market show on Saturday and Jenny played with the boys. The weather was pretty good so they also got to play outside in her backyard which they love. She built the little "fort" and swing set for them a couple of years ago all by herself. She is so industrious.
Then they were tuckered out.