Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Been absent

I've been absent for a few weeks now. My Mom fell and broke her hip, surgery on 7-15-18 and then rehab.  She is now staying with us for a few weeks before heading back to her home.




She worked really hard in extensive rehab before she came to our home.

She has been out a couple of times--here's at McDonald's, she loves the cinnamon treat.

She's doing very well for 91 years old.


Ann

Friday, July 20, 2018

Bound

Bound for her second trip of missionary work. Sophie is headed for Guatemala, we have a large team going,  ministering, providing health care needs and building.


Here we are seeing her off at 4:00 a.m.

My daughter and her.

I am so excited to hear about all of the outreach to the people there. The trip is just one week but that can make a great impact to the lives of so many.

Ann

Linking withABC WEDNESDAY


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Lilac trees

While out geocaching with my sister Deb last week we spotted these beautiful Lilac trees. We followed the coordinates to locate the geocache but it had been removed. In the downtown area of West Plains. Mo there were several of these bright pink lilac trees.

We had to have a selfie along with one of them.

   I love their splendid color!! Even with all the midwest heat they are thriving.

Linking with PINK SATURDAY




Ann

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Age

Kicking off the new round with A is for Age.  You know it's just a number and we can really do what ever our bodies will allow us.

I'm thinking of my Mom who is a nonagenarian (90 and above). She is 91 and still gets up everyday and applies all her makeup, gets dressed as sharp as can be and goes as much as she possibly can.



Here she is last week at our annual family reunion telling her nephew just how it is. She was the oldest person there!

Here's all of her girls and her. I'm the one fully standing.

Us girls are all Baby Boomers!

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY



Ann

Monday, July 9, 2018

Marvel Cave

Having a wonderful summer and this photo was from an all girls trip last month. We spent a few days in Branson, Missouri and toured Marvel Cave.


We did see a few bats in there but the one simulated on my shoulder is not one of them.

My daughter, granddaughters and I  had a wonderful trip.

Linking with Blue Monday



Ann

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Greatest Show

Our church just put on a fabulous VBS and the choir had a major role.


We all dressed in fabulous circus characters!!



Our full group of characters!


Children ages 4-10 attended worship sessions alongside their choice of woodworking, art, karate, cheerleading, dance, softball, soccer or archery.

Here I am with my grand-niece and grand nephews after the last nights performance.

All wearing their VBS shirts.

Our Ringmaster and his wife (choir minister and director)

One of the BEST we have ever presented.

Linking with PINK SATURDAY



Ann

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Seeing Y's

Traveling across the Kansas plains you see plenty Y's in the form of Wind turbines.  There are more than 52,000 of them across 41 states.

Kansas ranks 5th in wind production alongside also being  known as the Wheat State and Sunflower State.

I caught these from our car, Ynot take some shots!!!



The biggest wind project was completed in 2017 outside Dodge City Kansas. It has 122 turbines. To give you an idea if you haven't seen them in person, the blades are 173 feet long and the towers are 262 feet high.


I really enjoy seeing the size difference up against the farm machinery.

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY



Ann

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Color

Enjoying my Lillum varieties of color opening up this week.




These beautiful perennials come back in vivid color every spring, think I need to purchase more.


Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY
Ann

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Utilize

In this day of shopping on the net and just buying everything new that you think you need, take a step back.

Utilize what you have and find a practical use for it--definition of utilize.

I'm an old soul and I keep history alive in everything I can.



I took an old side leg to a vintage sewing machine and made a side border for one of my gardens.

Need a light for the deck table at night. Take a 1.00 clay pot, turn upside down and put a 1.00 garden light in the hole. Works fantastic.


Want a new lamp to match the new chair, use the old lamp-buy and new shade and glue on a pretty trim that matches your new fabric.

Keeping up with everyone is a big task and and as soon  as you buy what they have, they have taken out a new credit card and are buying more.

Linking with abc wednesday




Ann

Monday, May 28, 2018

Showing honor

Yesterday our church honored all the current and past Military in the service.

My Air Force veteran in the check shirt.

They all came down front and received a loud round of applause.  This was only one of three services so I'm sure we have many Military in our church.

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day celebration.

Linking with BLUE MONDAY



Ann

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Glorious sunset

A few nights ago my husband noticed a glorious sunset though the front room windows. I grabbed my cell phone and went out to the front porch to get a picture.


It had been raining so the street is glistening!! The reflection of the trees shows on the street.  The colors are glorious don't you think?

I see plenty of pink in here plus all shades of red. So happy we noticed this event!!

Linking with PINK SATURDAY




Ann 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Teddy Bear

Funny how things get switched around as we get older, we took care of our children so much and now they are beginning to do the same for us.

Our grands like to give stuffed animals to Papaw nowadays.  When our oldest grand was in San Francisco a few weeks ago she bought this bear for Papaw. Usually its the parents bringing them back to little ones.


Isn't that a good message.

This little duo from our grandchildren sits on the monitor reminding us everyday.


I don't think you get too old to enjoy little softies!!

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY



Ann

Friday, May 18, 2018

Columbine

This year my Columbine is extra pretty I think. This pink is so vibrant and mixing in with red just right.



Linking with PINK SATURDAY



Ann

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Several

Several 's definition is anything more than two but not too many.  Do you think 15 counts as several, I do.

 I spread out 15 bags of mulch this morning in my Oz garden.

This song by Ernie Ford came to my mind: Changed it a little

Fifteen bags and what do you get
Another day older and
POOPED


Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY



Ann

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mothers Day 2018

Nellie is my beautiful Momma who is 92 and this was taken just a few weeks ago.



She is a Mom to four girls and wife of 46 years. My Dad passed away 26 years ago and she has remained single. She does have a friend who goes to country music dances with her and takes her to church.

She has been such a wonderful example to us four girls--she has a servants heart. She took care of her mother and father in law before their deaths and my Dad who suffered with cancer for the last four years of his life. She suffered the loss of a daughter, our sister Katy with heart failure in 2016.

We adore the woman and Mom that she is.

I see a speck of blue on my Aunts top behind Mom so I'll link with BLUE MONDAY





Ann

Monday, May 7, 2018

Dragon mural

My oldest granddaughter is a member of her High School Symphony Orchestra and they took a trip last month to San Francisco.   They competed in a nation wide competition and their orchestra placed 2nd in the country!! What a great experience for her and fun for us to see some beautiful pictures.

I really like this one in front of a beautiful dragon mural.

Linking with BLUE MONDAY and PINK SATURDAY





Ann
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