Saturday, June 30, 2012

My Family

This is just another 2 members of our family that love to pose when their picture is taken. This is my great grandson and his grandma. I tell them this is great for my blog, but I don't think they believe me. : )

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Feast

Here is part of my family eating the Easter Dinner, gets a little crowded but I enjoy having them all over. We don't have the huge crowds here anymore, the family is bigger and it seems the house gets smaller. I hope everyone had as good a Easter as I did.  Happy Easter to all.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Look No Horses

My husband left me with his horse Smokey, he always tells me she won't go anywhere so she moseys off towards the barn, so I thought. She decides to go next door to the people that don't really like neighbors, then my daughter goes after her and leaves her horse standing loose. Well you guessed it, her horse Dream decides to run after Smokey. That's when Smokey decides to head for the barn and so does Dream as I'm trying to grab her rope. Well it all turned out great, but now they know their horses may not just hang around untied.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Tax Time

Yes, it's here, Tax time, IRS :(  Well we all have to do it (or trouble) Every year I go I get nervous thinking we will have to really pay out this year, and so far that hasn't happened. We are just poor enough to make out ok.
My thought can we spend it? My husband says save it! Well how boring is that? We always (need) something right? Extra money is always needed in most families, especially now days with gas prices and groceries going up every week. Just think about how rich we all would be if we didn't have to eat or travel. "Sigh"

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I almost gave up!!

I guess you can't really give up on a good snow storm in Mn. It's bound to come sooner or later and this year it's later. I love Mn. because of the 4 seasons and Winter is my favorite. But I have plans for this week and now I will have to delay them. will save me some money because I was going to the Casino, I still may go if the Weather changes. We normally have about 50" by now and I heard we have had only about 18".
How are you all doing with ill family members? It seems everyone I talk to has someone in their family sick with some kind of Flu, maybe we needed the snow to keep us healthy.
Well if I get to the Casino wish me luck and be safe everyone.
Had to put a picture of my husbands best friend (I lost out)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bull riding

Last night we went to a Rodeo at the Excel Center in St.Paul,Mn. There was Bull riding,bareback horse bucking,saddle bucking and some fancy trick riding, it was a blast. We had seats in a Suite and the view was to die for. Thanks to Jill and her work we got these great seats. Not much happening in Mn. so far, hardly any snow and I do miss it. I am a real Minnesotan when it comes to Winter.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Goofy Kids

I said my family is always making funny faces or dressing weird. Here are two of my Great Grand Kids, Kingston and Alayla. As you can tell, he does his on purpose but Alayla's mom put this thing on her head. Poor kids don't have a chance.
I will be adding more as we go along.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


This is Diem, she's on her way to talk to Santa, Isn't she a doll?

Monday, December 19, 2011

We have a new baby!

Here is the newest addition to our family tree. She was born Dec.12th. Her name is Diem LeAnn, she weighed in at 7#15oz. Her parents are Travis and Cassie and she has a big brother Kingston who is 4yrs. old
She is our 7th Great grand child totaling 21 Grand kids all together. I can't wait to hold her, that will be right after Christmas if the no snow weather holds out. Our trip would be from Mpls to Sioux Falls, So.Dak. It's been a good year here for shopping with no snow to keep us in. I am ready for Christmas now, well I'm done shopping and now to wrap. Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas I know I will.
                     Merry Christmas Everyone and Peace to all

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Beauty and The Beast

East View High school in Apple Valley, Mn. Rocks!! Just came from their play, it was wonderful. These teenagers are so talented, I bet we will see their names on Broadway someday. Their voices were so great! The Band was also very good,and very professional, didn't miss a beat..I'm thinking we all should support these teens in all they do the hard work it takes to put on   such wonderful entertainment.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bring on the snow!!

Yes, bring on the snow, we need the moisture we are behind about 6". I do love the snow, I don't mind Winter, and we have to have snow for Christmas, that's why I live in Mn. I am way ahead of my usual cards out and shopping this year so I'm sure it will be much more relaxing. Now I should decide what I will bake so we all have a few treats (yummy) It will more than likely be cookies,breads and candy. And what's your favorite?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Jingle Jingle, Jingle all the way!!!

Well it's here the Turkey and Christmas Season is going full force. The stores have been decorating for at least a month now, like we are going to miss the Christmas Season. This year I think I will do better about getting cards out and shopping early(I hope)  If you shop on Amazon just click on my banner and it will take you right to the store. Don't forget to check my new site There you may find a delightful gift for your lover.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

This is my favorite time of the year

The weather is cooler the first signs of Winter are in the air and it's time to get out the baking pans! I made a double batch of sugar cookies to send to my grandsons in Ms. I make the dough, freeze it solid and send it UPS. When they get it it will still be nice and cold. They roll them in sugar and bake them off. If I baked them first they would be cookie crumbs in a box because they are so delicate. Then I made banana bread and apple bread. I love the fact that all the wonderful apples are in season so out with the apple recipes. This is the time to start thinking about Halloween candy and then Thanksgiving Day. I think I love this time of the year it's when the families get together after a busy Summer. Then of coarse there is Christmas another very busy and happy time for most.We should still get our Indian Summer and watch the trees change into Mother Natures wonderful colors.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I Got Nothin

I have been trying to think of something to write about and I drew a blank. This is the time of the year that gets kind of idle here with no kids to shop for, all the gardening is done, ready to eat it or can it. Now the State Fair starts this week in Mn. Fun for all the Fair goers. We haven't been there for years, it's just to crowded for us and we sure don't need all that yummy greasy food. I'm having a garage sale this week at a friends house, OMG I didn't  realize just how much (STUFF) I have to get rid of, well that's a lie...I have known for years! We have been here for 40 years and are trying not to leave too much for the kids to throw out. One good thing about cleaning out is finding things you have been looking for for years, lot's of fun surprises. I stay away from boxes of pictures or my day is wasted reminiscing. Everyone enjoy the weather and don't work too hard.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Little Farmer Part 2

The other day I posted the little guys picture and I wrote a story but this posting was not working for me, so here's the story. The farmer Xavier helped his mom carry the veggies up to the house in his back pack. Emptied it on the floor and started sorting it like Halloween candy (that's how his mom explained it) and eating it. He doesn't know yet that he shouldn't like vegetables like most kids do at this age. I'm thinking he will be the only other one that likes gardening like mom.