Saturday, September 26, 2009

Picture of my daughters and me!! Just wish Bill could have been there!

John and Ale
Ale said, "Grandma I want you to have these flowers"!!
Thanks! She is a sweetie!

Grams and her daughters

Carrie and Aaron had the reception for Ale and John last night. I thought it was really nice considering their wasn't any time to plan for this!! Nancy has an infection in her tooth. Kelly and I took her to the Dr. yesterday afternoon and she got an antibiotic for it and already she is better.
My son Bill is blind in one eye and it is so hard for him to see to drive after dark. Jake was going to bring him but he wasn't able to he had hurt his foot so bad. Bill sent a picture of his big toe were he hurt it.... I am not going in to details because it will make you kinda sick.... Bless his heart! He is studying to be a coach and he had to go to an out of town game today and stand on the side lines.
My other news is that yesterday Kelly made me a Facebook account!! I have found so many bloggy friends already on there or they have found me!! I am going to love Facebook too!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another Wedding!!!

My Son-in law said he was coming up to the states to attend a conference in Wisconsin this weekend. My daughter Carrie said, I 'm going along and visit my Mom!! Jey hopped in the car too! Sofia and the kids stayed down there!

My other grandson John said, Ale and I are coming, too and then we can get married in the states! And they did, on the 23rd!! Our family will have a reception for them while they are up here. The big church wedding will be held in Mexico next month.

Kelly took everyone over to the Swope park and took these pictures, yesterday.

John & Ale

My other grandson Brandon and his wife Ale were not able to come up at this time. Yes, I now have two grand-daughters named Ale!!
Karen has walking pneumonia and has been off work for several days. She went to work today. Nancy has not been feeling very good so please pray for her, too.

Friday, September 18, 2009


Tonight is Homecoming between Oak Grove and Odessa! It has been a rivalry for years! Oak Grove Panthers meet the Odessa Bulldogs tonight at Homecoming!!
On our local channel 9 each week has the Game Of the Week!! The station received 36,000 votes this week and 19,000 were for the Oak Grove - Odessa game!! This means that our local hero Lenny Dawson from the Glory Years of the Chiefs will be at the game tonight reporting live on the 10:00 news. I always went to all the games when my son Bill played football .#30
Kelly was in the band we went again to the games. She was a trumpet player.
This afternoon was the big Homecoming parade! Nancy just loves getting the candy and she had so much that all the kids threw to her from the floats. We took little sandwich bags and filled them with candy and took the extra out to the folks at the library. Karen snapped these pictures with her cell phone and I am not a computer whiz so I don't know how to make them larger!

Nancy and her candy

OG marching Band

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thankful Thursday!

I haven't done a Thankful Thursday for a Long Long time so maybe today I should!!I see the subject is on Masterpiece. I heard this story years ago and I don't know if I remember it correctly or not. But here goes. When a potter makes a beautiful pot he throw away the broken ones and the ugly ones, etc you get the idea..... until the piece is perfect then put his name on his piece.

God takes us when we are sinners and gives us His Name and calls us His Master piece before He even get started on us!!! I love that story. I am so happy that God never gave up on me!! He keeps changing me from what I was to what HE wants day by day! Praise His Name!!

I am so thankful for His love, grace, mercy goodness,life,light,kindness the list is endless like His Love!

This fall at the Ladies Bible Study we are going to start a 6 week study on a new book. Our leader Joan has chosen the book "When Wallflowers Dance" by Angela Thomas. Last spring we did a study by Beth Moore, Esther, "It tough being a Woman." I really did enjoy the weeks we were going through this book.
Joan is a wonderful teacher and taught school for 30 years or so and know how to bring out the best in everyone.I love going to this Bible study. I don't get to go to church as much as I would like to and this is just great that I can go to this. Karen comes over and is with Nancy so that I am able to attend! That is some thing I am so thankful about.
This summer at Sarah wedding I met a very nice lady and she told me she also goes to Joan's Bible study. It is such a small world.
This book is about becoming a woman of Righteous Confidence. Here is a little blurb about the book.
Using both Scripture and story, Angela Thomas addresses the attributes of "becoming" and the freedom we have in Christ to keep developing the characteristics that reflect our God-given longings..... Sounds like something we all can relate too.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Oops! I clicked when I should not have!!

We did have a great time this weekend at Santa Cali Gon Days! One of my comments on my last post by our friend Linda said, "I can NOT believe the "Kelly getting LOST" story didn't make the Santa Cali Gon history!!! That was another "special memory" from that festival! Whew - we're sure glad she got found!!! I also hope you "dedicated" some of that kettle corn y'all ate to me! I haven't had kettle corn in about two years. I LOVE it - so luscious!

Yes, it is true we lost Kelly, for a few minutes when she was around 3 years old! I had her hand in mine and let go for one minute and she was gone and all around us were hundreds of strangers!!Talk about panic!! We started yelling "Kelly " "Kelly" at the top of our lungs!! I think it was Karen who found her not to far from us and relief swept over us and we were so Thankful!! I think I got a stroller for her and we use that for the next few years!

But when Kelly was 16, Karen had got a bunch of stuff and asked her to take it to the car and she couldn't find it! Well!!! For a while we didn't think to much of it but has the minutes turned in to like 30 minutes and then longer, we started to think OH MY GOODNESS! Is Kelly lost again!! or worse! She didn't come and Karen said," I am going looking for her Mom" and then we saw her coming down the street! So we always say, Now Kelly don't get lost! She just gives us a dirty look, nowadays!! Oh yes, we did have kettle corn!! We did say I bet Linda would love some of this!!!

I was out messing with my blog!! Oops!! I hit the wrong key I think ! Or I didn't read it very close where it said colors will disappear if you click this button!! So instead of a nice blue blog I have white one and I am to afraid to click any more buttons until Karen can take a look, and do some damage control!!!

The true friends who we meet online
Are a very special kind ...
They pierce your shields and see within
The corners of your mind.

They're always there when you're in need
With their power to discern;
They feel your pain, they offer hope
And genuine concern.

We bare our souls, expose our hearts,
And show our inner fears;
And then before you know it ...
The keyboard's stained with tears.

And if we could see them through that screen,
Then no one could deny ...
That to be a TRUE online friend,
They too must surely cry.
~ Author Unknown ~

Thanks again, Denise for sending this to me! I do love all my online friends!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy Labor Day!

This is Labor Day Weekend and it is time again for Santa Cali Gon Days in Independence Mo.

The first Santa-Cali-Gon Days Festival was held in 1940 to celebrate the unique heritage of the City of Independence as the starting point of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon Trails. A second celebration was held after World War II in 1947. The event would not be held again until 1973. The festival, then called Three Trails Days, featured a beard and mustache contest, the Miss Independence pageant and a pioneer costume contest. In 1974 the festival was renamed Santa-Cali-Gon Days, a name originally penned by Velma Katschkowsky in a 1940 contest to name the festival. In 36 years the Festival has evolved into one of the nations premier festivals, drawing more than 225,000 people.

Some years we go and then we miss a few and then we go back up and enjoy all the festival has to offer! Now that Nancy and I can't walk long distances Karen and Kelly push us though the crowds in wheel chairs!! They are sweet, brave girls! There are huge tents full of all sorts of crafts that we love to look at but can't see it all!
It is raining here this morning and it is 63 degrees. I have been up there when it was so hot you could not enjoy it very much!! But we went any way! I have taken my grand kids different times through the years.
When Kelly and Brandon were teenager we parked our car at the RLDS headquarters and took the shuttle bus. Then the two of them decided to get me a shelf and a deal to hang quilts on! Wow, that was fun on the bus! But we did have fun! Nancy loves to go and eat everything she can!!

This past week Kelly came home with a stack of books for me and included in it was a wonderful book by Pamela Roswell Moore "Life Lessons from the Hiding Place". I finished reading it last night. I found it so inspiring.

Corrie ten Boom

I've never seen God,
But I know how I feel ...
It's people like you
Who make Him so real.

It seems that I pass Him
So often each day,
In the faces of people
I meet on my way.

He's the stars in the heaven,
A smile on some face,
A leaf on a tree,
Or a rose in a vase.

He's winter and autumn
And summer and spring,
In short, God is every
"Real," and wonderful thing.

I wish I might meet Him
Much more than I do ...
I would, if there were more
People like you!

~ Helen Steiner Rice ~

This lovely poem was sent to me by Denise over at Shorty Bears Place. Thank you Denise for thinking of me.