Sunday, September 30, 2007

Celebrating Being Five!

We had a great fall weekend!! The weather was perfect, the leaves have all changed, the air "smelled" like fall! Two of our daughters and their families came home to celebrate our oldest grandsons b'day. Our son and daughter in law and their girls were here also. We always ask the kids what they want to eat and what kind of cake for their b'day. He chose "thanksgiving food" and a baseball cake. So we had thanksgiving food; thank you to all who brought food, it was delicious!! Then Tiff made the cubs jersey cake!! It turned out Great!! Very fitting for the weekend Todd informed us cuz the Cubs were playing and doing very well. We had 25 people including children. Our grandson had sooo much fun playing with all of his cousins, weather was perfect for being outside, so that is what they did.
Then on Sat we went to a pumpkin patch. The kids played in a "corn box" instead of sand, they rode a train, hay ride,and went down a "hay slide". They had a ball!! So did we. They also did some chunkin pumpkin sling shot. We went through a corn maze as well. We had a special friend come along also. Todd's sister and her two children spent the day with us. Was so fun to spend some time with them.
Then on Sat night I got this strange stomach ache, not that stomach aches are EVER normal, but anyway......yep you guessed it, the stomach flu!! That lasted pretty much all day. I couldn't go to church with everyone, but I was able to be up for a little while to try and enjoy the last day of Todd and Kim being home. As they say.... all good things must come to an end; but this wasn't the ending I was planning on. LOL

Thursday, September 20, 2007


When I sat down to finaly write this again I was thinking of what we had been doing lately, which has been quite a bit, and realizing how quickly time goes. The older I get the reality of that can overwhelm me if I ponder it too long. Just makes me thankful for each day that I am given and to be a good steward of the day, and make it count!! When you lose those that you love you appreciate so much the family and friendships that God has blessed you with. Because of that I try to always remain flexible and don't let "things" get in the way. When given the opportunity I try to take advantage of that and stop to see friends, and our wonderful family. Well....enough of the ramblings.... On our walk, stopping to take a picture
All but me...someone had to take the picture (:
August flew by to be sure, so we took a day and had a picnic with my in-laws and our daughter and her family, our son and his family. It was a beautiful day. We went for walks and of course had to eat some good food. Didn't do enough picning this summer, went waaay to fast.

We were at our daughters house and got to watch out grandson leave for preschool. That was fun to see ,he was so excited to go. He has a good friend that was going to be in his class, he was looking forward to seeing him. Off to preschool!!!

Then a week ago we spent some time with my brother in law and sister in law. For Billie Jean and I it truly was a vacation. The guys had to work, but we just shopped and visited. Was very relaxing. At night the four of us would go out to eat and then play cards. We used to do this every winter around New Years, when our kids were all still at home. So it was fun to reminisce with them.

Then this last week I stopped in to see a very dear friend!!! We tried to cover years in just a few short hours. This is one of those friendships that no matter how much time has gone by it seems like we just saw each other. Its so comfortable to be together. We walk through these seasons of life and it is such a blessing for me to see and hear how God has been working in her families life as well. Just so fun to catch up.

Now to come home to a fairly quiet week, and enjoy looking outside and seeing Gods hadiwork with the leaves on the trees., stunning.