Saturday, October 30, 2010


safe_trickRtreat_014 safe_trickRtreat_050 safe_trickRtreat_054 I love the smiles.  Talked to Leola this morning and Kambrie felt no ill effects from her shots.  While we were there she was already putting weight on her legs.  Her Daddy walked early, Mom about a year.  Sure would like to reach through cyberspace and give them a big hug. 

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Great Outdoors

I used the Passage Paper pack from CTMH for this card.  The image of the man hiking is from Inkadinkado.  The word Explore is from the Live Inspired set also from CTMH.  Moose button is from JoAnn’s.  Image is stamped in Cocoa and I used a cocoa ribbon for added accent.

The wind has finally quit blowing.  Tuesday and Wednesday we had steady gale force winds.  We had several trees go down in our woods but our neighbors had two big pine trees come down and one landed 100_2679on their house and went through the roof.   Jim helped get the tree down.  The insurance lady came out right away.  

Talked to Leola today and Kambrie had her first shots yesterday.  One must have hurt her pretty bad cause Leola said she screamed but with the other two just a little cry.  She is growing like a weed.  She weighs 9lbs 4oz and is 21 and 1/4 inches long.   Kambrie is going to be a ladybug for Halloween.  Leola found the cutest little outfit that can be used as a sleeper when Halloween is over. 

Time to go find something for dinner.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

We Are Home

After driving 3,385  miles we are home.  Yesterday (Saturday) we drove 340 miles from Oshkosh to here in the rain.  Sometimes it rained hard and sometimes it seemed like it was letting up.  Today we have more of the same. 

Kambrie was a delight.  We got to babysit twice.  Once Leola and PJ went to community band practice (Leola plays french horn and PJ the drums) and once when they went grocery shopping.  Kambrie is a good baby.  In the first pic she just had her diaper changed and is stretching.  He little onesie says Grandma’s little pumpkin and I got some fabric paint and wrote Great above it. Second pic she is all dressed for her dedication at church.  Third pic needs no explanation.  This is what I love to do.  I am pooped think I will go take a nap.  There will be more pics later.



Friday, October 22, 2010

Almost Home

We are in Oshkosh Wi and should be home tomorrow (Sat night) but first we have to go past Archivers and Michaels and all kinds of good shops at Fox River Mall.  Today we stopped in Burr Oak Iowa and toured the hotel that Ma and Pa Ingalls ran for a year.  From the tv show one gets the idea that everything happened in Walnut Grove.  Because I am a distant cousin of Laura Ingalls I got to sign a special book.  The door on the left were for men to enter the smoking room.  Door on the right was for ladies.  Everything was so very small.  Guests paid a quarter to sleep three to a bed and there were no doors on the rooms. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

On The Road

These blue berries are on an Eastern Red Cedar tree.  They are not blueberries but seeds of the Red Cedar Tree.  We stopped at the Nebraska Nature and Welcome Center near Aida, Nebraska.  There was a nice little trail going down to the Platte River.  Tonight we are in Oakley Kansas.  Tomorrow we will reach our destination and see and hold our precious great granddaughter for the first time.  Watch out for a bunch of baby pics. 

Kathi, eversince you posted that card titled Inspired by I have been mulling over in mind of making a Christmas with that same idea.  I have the background script and I think I have a couple of Christmas stamps that will work. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fall Beauty


I was standing at the corner of our driveway and road when I took this picture this afternoon.  It looks like we live in the middle of the wilderness but there are houses all along this road. 

The last couple of days have been absolutely gorgeous with temps in the 60’s.  Some of the leaves have fallen and I just love walking in the rustling leaves.   A week ago I got a big order from CTMH and I the only thing I have had a chance to do is put my new stamp pads in the organizer.  Boy I really like it.  Now I need to work on getting  more of the new style pads.  The old ones don’t fit so good. 

We got a package of free light bulbs today.  Our electric company was bought out by a local co-op which is a good thing because our electric company was owned by a company in Wisconsin.  Anyway our new company puts out a little magazine every month and there was an offer for free light bulbs.  They are the squiggly kind and three of them are extra bright so I have one of the bright ones in my craft room.  When I was a kid my Mother would take our old bulbs to a Detroit Edison office and exchange them for new ones.  After Jim and I got married and were living in ND I tried to do that and was shocked that not every electric company did that and they thought I was nuts for even thinking such a thing and now over 50 years later they are doing it. 

Think I will go outside and enjoy what is left of this beautiful day.