Tuesday, September 8, 2015

I Can Make it Better

I've heard that one should never redo a layout. It is time consuming and one should just go on to the next layout. However, that is just not me. I save my pages for my next book in a folder. Whenever I make a new layout, if goes directly in that folder.  Then each time I open the folder, I can see all the layouts I've done for the book. After I've glanced at one a few times and think, it is just not right, I must FIX it. So I do. I'm always happier when I think I've done my best.

Two of the layouts  I've posted in the last month have been augmented and I am reposting them now.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Dashing and Bold

One thing about Chinese meals...they have a fortune cookie each time. Here is Mason holding his...Dashing and Bold. Yes, it fits you, Mason.

I'm  pretty bold these days myself. I'm talking to anyone and everyone about the next election. I really want to know all I can about the candidates. I'm reading and reading. I'm watching their speeches and analyzing them.  Some candidates are surprising me. Some are disappointing.   I will be commenting here from time to time. Stay tuned.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Our Little Model

If this looks like a model, it is because he is. At least, he models for us all the time. He tries so hard that sometimes his smile looks a little fake. But not here. This is our grandson and he can model for us any time he wants. These pictures were taken at Hale Farm and Village in July.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Strawberry Patch

These pictures were taken yesterday as the boys, Caleb and Oliver, picked strawberries. Knowing their mother, I'm sure they will be very happy to eat all the wonderful things she makes with those juicy berries.

By the way, I failed to say that yesterday was Ron's and my anniversary. We've been married 48 years and we are so glad when we think of all our children and grandchildren. What blessings they are to us.

It was also National Dog Day. We didn't know it at the time, but we gave our Maggie a bath, not a way she would have chosen to celebrate the big day.

I hope all of you are paying close attention to the election preparations for the big change in 2016. If we don't get out the vote of all the people who have just given up because they can't see any difference in the parties, we will cease to be a free nation. We have some wonderful candidates who have the knowledge and skill to make the changes necessary to get this nation back on the right road and a great nation once again.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Aussie has been practicing his Rubik's Cubes and more for quite some time now. He competed in two or three competitions this summer. Here he is in Atlanta. He came home with two wins...a first place in the 6x6x6 sf 3rd place in the 7x7x7. We are very proud of his accomplishment.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

First Day of Kindergarten

This layout doesn't do these pictures justice, but I'm tired but still wanted to get something posted tonight about Caleb's first day of kindergarten.  It was a full day and he did well.

Love you, Caleb.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Family Values

Mommy, Daddy, Caleb and Oliver visited the Denver Zoo in April...Boy the time has gone fast. Here it is near the end of August. School classes are starting across the country. Caleb starts school for the first time tomorrow. I'm anxious for him to meet new friends. I am praying he will make good choices. I am praying his teacher is not only a believer, but active in her Christian faith. I am praying that their good family values will be upheld in the classroom.