Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I did find this pic in my baby book, Thad and me at 1, August 1969. I don't think this is the pic I was thinking of, I think there's also one of Thad and Mary holding a stringer of fish, but maybe that's just in my head! Where was this photo taken? Must be the Little House?
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Sunday, July 27, 2008

MO Blueberry scrapbook layout

Feeling inspired today, so made this digital LO using
mostly freebie digital elements. Credits: Refresh by ScrapGirls, Promise Collection by Shabby Princess, My Journal by Phuong Ton, (not free)(The green scalloped journaling box) and the sketch was by Becky Fleck's book PageMaps. It's a pretty cool book. Fonts Bickham Script Pro and New Boston.
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The life of a Missouri Blueberry

G'Ma Airplane saved LAD some blueberries and we retrieved them last weekend. Today we used them to make pancakes! They were very tasty! Thanks G'Ma Blueberry!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Pudding, Baby!

By request, here's the Pudding Picture of me at 2 years old. Looks like I had a good time! LAD requested chocolate pudding last night, so I scrounged thru the pantry and found a box. Not sure how old it was, it didn't have a "best if used by date" on it. Who cares! We had fun making it and it didn't taste bad. The milk was fresh!!! Can chocolate ever go bad? He grabbed the egg separator out of the tool caddy and that's what he used to stir, while I used a whisk. Apparently it doesn't really matter! And an egg separator holds more until you can get it to the mouth than a whisk possibly could. We had left-overs so we'll take some to G'pa Airplane today, who stayed at the airstrip in the motorhome last night. Two nights in a row he's missed our fine cooking. The night before we made Peach Cobbler from fresh Missouri peaches-and of course LAD helped. He saw me with my apron on and decided I was doing something without him so he had to have his apron on too and jumped right in helping out.

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Package in the mail

LAD got a package from Aunt Suzie and Oma in Arkansas. He got a swim life vest thingy, clothes, a baseball and glove and a HUGE sucker! Notice the wardrobe change. After he got the glove out and figured out what it was, he spotted the baseball shirt and had to have it on! Thanks Oma and Aunt Suzie for the fun stuff!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

LAD makes cake!

Happy Birthday to Mommy

Here's a few pics of my office from the big day, yesterday. They were pretty nice about it actually! I brought a few of the balloons home to share with LAD and he got into the party spirit too and wanted to make a cake. So we made a cake and he helped in every step, can you tell. We only dropped the spoon once. The cake actually turned out pretty good, too bad there's no pic of it, just the crumbs and ice cream juice! He even sang the Happy Birthday song too, well at least a couple lines of it. The B&W is me at 2 1/2+, same age as LAD now, thanks Ma.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


I was tagged by Janet! Here we go...

Each player answers the questions themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 4 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment letting them know that they've been tagged and ask them to read your blog. Then you let the person who tagged you know when you posted your answers.

Ten Years Ago:

We had been living in Ames since Sept/Oct or so of 1997, in a duplex. This time 10 years ago we were waiting to close on our house, the one we still live in today. We closed on July 15, 1998. Happy Birthday to me!!!

Five things on today's to-do list:

1. Get out of bed and get moving. Done!
2. Get LAD to daycare. Done!
3. Get to work. Done!
4. Work. Done!
5. Fix supper and get LAD to bed. Half Done. (7:36 pm) I'm currently typing this and LAD is sitting on lap watching Chudleighs. Thank goodness for 2 monitors hooked to one computer!

Snack I Enjoy:
Chocolate. Cracked Pepper Triscuits with or without cheese.

Things I would do if I was a millionaire:

Live in a house in the middle of a big acreage. Invest it. Travel.

Places I have lived:

Rural Denlow, MO

Raleigh, NC

Glenwood Springs, CO

4 People I am tagging:



Anybody else reading this with a blog, consider yourself tagged!

Random musings about the CR-V after one month

  • It gets 26 mpg back and forth to work, where the Concorde was getting 24-25. Wondering what it'll get on a long trip?
  • The 6 CD changer, built in to the stereo, is VERY nice. Plus it has a bonus cassette player. I'm really surprised about this, being that it's a 2006 model. Now I can dust off all those 80's cassettes, which of course, I still have.
  • You CAN lock all the doors from the driver door, as you're exiting the car, by holding out the INSIDE door latch, then pressing the lock button. It only took me a week to figure that one out. I was a little disappointed that I ALWAYS had to lock it with the remote, until I figured this one out-Duh.
  • The moon roof is the coolest thing ever. I think this is one of my favorite "extras" that I wouldn't have specifically "needed" in a vehicle.
  • It's very annoying that the 12v plugs do not have power when the key is off. Come-On! What were they thinking! And according to the book, you can't change it with a fuse, etc.
  • It has a picnic table-who knew we needed this! And below it, there is a huge storage area (spare tire shaped and sized, but apparently not quite big enough, since spare hangs on outside)
  • Driver's side window has automatic Down and UP. When did we become so lazy we couldn't hold the button for 5 seconds to open it and now CLOSE it. However, I have to admit, it is handy, esp with manual transmission.
  • When you start noticing, these CR-Vs are everywhere.
  • The back passenger door windows go ALL the way down, not just half way.
  • The steering wheel has radio controls on it. This is NICE!
  • Not really missing the Concorde all that much!
  • When you put the CRV in gear, it goes, every time!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th!

We went to Reiman Gardens to watch the Ames fireworks on Friday night. LAD was on the go, constantly running. We saw the model train for a few minutes, then they closed it down for the evening. Then we explored a little more, then had a picnic! Then the boys played football until dark. The weather was perfect and we even put on our jackets by 10:00. Can you believe that for July! LAD enjoyed the fireworks for about 10 minutes, then we was ready to go home. They lasted 25 minutes, which was surprising. They were fairly far off, so the noise wasn't too loud. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Garden is trying

Our garden is coming along. The radishes have gone crazy and the carrots are trying to stay alive! The rabbits or birds have feasted on the brocolli. One poor plant was down to just a single stem, no leaves, but it's struggling to come back. Not sure if it'll make anything or not! The cabbage seems relatively untouched by critters bigger than bugs. The big flowers are from a volunteer squash of some kind, probably yellow squash. I think the strawberries are about done. the plants are looking pretty good. There are a few blooms left, but doubtful we'll see any more fruit. Maybe more next year!!!
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Mr. Fly

Randy got a new flight helmet and it came yesterday. We opened it to make sure it was OK and LAD tried it on to make sure it fit properly!

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