Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Well what a nice night at the lake ......Melissa and I got home about 5:00 last night here's what we got to see....

Papa had a nice fire going for us and a nice brook trout barb-qing....what a life ...then he helped Melissa make those awesome smores...

golden brown ...and good. ( hey sis did you get our favourite marshmallows yet) Neti found those awesome coconut covered marshmallows ..boy roast them and they are so good.

Well all of you have a great day ...miss you all .


Monday, June 18, 2007

“There are friends who pretend to be friends, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother”—Proverbs 18:24
What made us friends in the long ago
When we first met?
Well I think I know
The best in me and the best in you
Hailed each other because they knew
That always and always life began
Our being friends was part of God’s plan
Friends are life's finest blessings. "Friend" and "free" are from the same root word; perhaps because you are free to be yourself with a friend.
A friend hugs your heart.
You've always meant a lot to me-- far more than you could guess, Your understanding, thoughtful way is friendship at its best...
A friend, someone who’s tried and true,
Always willing to listen- even when you are blue.
But don’t forget to lend an ear,
Because your friend will someday need you there.
Friends may come and friends may go but,
A true friend is never far.
Though miles apart may separate you now-
They’re always close in your heart.
A friend is someone who knows who you are,
understands where you've been,
accepts who you have become
and still invites you to grow.
In the last few weeks I have learned that next to the word LOVE ...
the word used the most and yet has boundaries on is "FRIENDS"
Here I have found a few statements of friends or friendship
none tell me that it is only MY WAY FRIEND...they say we are
friends because we are honest and open and accept one another
we see that we will make mistakes do things that others don't understand...
but are true friends not ones that use that word to make themselves special
cause they called you a friend ..will understand and stand by you....where a person
might cut you out of family and friendship .....their understanding of FRIENDSHIP and LOVE
and being there for one another is what is inside their box ...and they never can be a friend
because they always change the rules on how they see friendship and family ...
to themselves they are perfect and never have done anything wrong to anybody ....
I have been very luck that my sister in law has always been the friend that accepts me ..
she see me down she see me with my foot in my mouth she see me and still LOVES ME
and is my FRIEND through all....she stands beside me not stabbing me in the back....
or turning the others against me ...or cutting me out of her life .And I am also blessed
that my new sister in law is allowing that kind of friendship to bloom too.
I have prayed to have the same relationships with my sisters and brothers and other family members....
In the last few weeks I have see this happening with in our family circle .....people hurt
because in the name of you did not do it my way .....your out
listening and accepting, loving...being there through thick and thin.
Or are you the kind of friend that will be there when the casket is there
and you feel you have won?

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Well camp is set and the lake was inviting the weather ..well

the weather is not beening nice ..but hey we can sit in comfort

Well as you can see Electra is right at home ...bad weather or not ...she can sleep

Thanks to Miles and Barb for the call and the love you sent ....we miss you guys and will see you soon .....David I will try not to out fish your brother.....( Neti we are still in the lead for fish ..hehehe)..thanks for the call to was nice to know the cell numbers worked for you all .

Friday, June 15, 2007

The last bunch of flowers from my garden ...

Our sundeck..where many a fun time was had ..and it over looked our beautiful yard...this is where I will miss the most yard ..our outside firepit area....our fruit trees..and the horseshoes pits.

The beautiful cabinets my husband built..many dinners were made in this kitchen..lots of love and laughter

empty..empty ...lots of memories...and fires

Well this is now the end and the begining to the BIG ADVENTURE..we ask you to keep us in your prayers ..and remember we love you all dearly ..I hope to be able to add to my blog as we go ...and share where we are and where we are going ...

Monday, June 11, 2007


She was a bit scared to hold all the balloons. But soon she was right into it. Her party was just family that were in town ..papa was not there so we did not get a video of it ....but she is having a party with all the kids and they have a pool with water slide for 4 hours next Saturday and Papa will be videoing that I will have more show

She sure enjoyed her day ....

Hannah's birthday was yesterday ....and did not get it blogged right away

I have been so busy ...I pray she will

forgive me ..we love her dearly...and wish her the best

Our Little Hannah Banana

(thanks to Auntie Barb for the tapes used and to Daisie for the paper)

Thursday, June 7, 2007

AJ singing for his mom and dad..hope you enjoy...

Well we are down to 8 days left to go it really hits home...
we are starting to see an open empty house ..
Our granddaughter Melissa was sad yesterday is her ..very first move in her life ..
but she is looking forward also to the traveling and visiting we will be able to do.
So if you could just keep her in your prayers.
This home here is a friend of ours a beautiful old English style.home...we have been watch the river came up fast ..they are on the North Thompson so it is coming up fast...

This picture here Sienna ...Bill and Maggie's granddaughter...she is a little cute....

Monday, June 4, 2007

My mom sent me this and I wanted to share it with all of you.....
He is so awesome the Lord our God Cara Winship sent this out it is called:
God's hands.
I took this picture on Hwy 30, traveling to London< /st1:City> , KY. It has given meStrength in the times of trouble. I feel I should share it with the rest ofThe world. I hope it is an inspiration to you. It just goes to show what We already know.... We have a God and he's watching over us.

Sunday, June 3, 2007



The start to a great slumber party ...Melissa made up little gift bags for the girls ...the trampoline was a hit ....the snacks were plenty and lots of cold drinks.
Have fun Girls !!!!!

I tried to get some in the tent pictures of them asleep ..but has you can see..still need to learn more about my camera. They were all woken up with the sounds of a bird chirping...we have birdhouses with baby birds in them the mom birds are always chirping. Well girls thanks for coming was fun.

(Thanks sis for all the tape ...I needed it ....they are so awesome !!!!)
Don't forget you can click on the pictures to make them bigger.
And if you would like to get the tape I used on the picture
just go to this site
(just click on her name and you are there)

Saturday, June 2, 2007

You've always meant a lot to me-- far more than you could guess, Your understanding, thoughtful way is friendship at its best...
The most beautiful discovery that true friends can make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
That friend, given to you by circumstances over which you have not control,
was God's own gift.
Tonight Melissa will be having the last sleep over to be held in this home
she has invited friends ...that she has shared so much with ...
Also remember never throw away that FRIEND that the Lord
has given you or one you have picked by your
own heart.
Pictures to follow tomorrow ...have a great day and an awesome
evening ....I know there is going to be lots of
fun here tonight.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Sorry this is so late ...but so many things going on...
this is the ice cream cake from my birthday ....
Candy also made me my favourite angel food cake with pistachio icing ...awesome stuff....

Barry put together an awesome meal ....

They got me my telephoto lens for my camera 55 to 200 it ....just need to learn how to use them all together ....hehehe...
.... many of you know we are downsizing ...but Samantha still found something that could go with us many of you.. I have a collection of Flamingo's.... well here's what she found