Thursday, October 20, 2016


Friday October 6th, Kennedy's cheer squad had a float in Mineral Wells Homecoming parade. We strategized with Vanessa where we would go to watch the parade and Vanessa gave Kennedy instructions on which side of the float to be on.

As the float approaches Vanessa doesn't see Kennedy (as she was supposed to be wearing a wig) and tells me she must be on the other side. (This is the wig she was supposed to be wearing.)

I hurriedly cross the street right in front of the float Kennedy is on to be in position to take pictures only to find that she was on the otherside! She wasn't wearing the wig! Grandparent fail!

Granddad tried to quickly take a couple of pictures with his phone while also helping Vanessa wrangle the other two grands!

You will have to click to enlarge the photo to see her but she is waving. Their float theme was Willy Wonka.

In this pictures she is throwing out candy. This is thanks to one of my Facebook friends.

All is good :)

Have a good one!

Friday, October 14, 2016

A Few Cards

 I haven't totally fallen off the craft wagon! I made cards for Korin and Vanessa's birthdays and forgot to include them in those posts!

This card I made for Korin. This image reminded me of her.

I had fun making this card. It is a little bigger than the standard card size but I did that to accommodate the image. This is a Julie Nutting doll stamp. I stamped the image on white card stock and cut her out. Then stamped again and paper pieced her outfit. I used my Copic Markers to color her hair and skin. For her shoes I used a red pearl pen. The sentiment is from a Unity stamp set. I used foam tape on the girl and on the sentiment for dimension.

This card I made for a friend who is going through a difficult time to offer some encouragement.

I made this card for my brother's 50th birthday! I can't believe he turned 50 this year! Since it was from me I thought the girl on a horse was perfect! I created my sentiment by using alpha letters from Just Rite. I didn't realize it but I got ink on the block the letters were on and that got on my card creating lines :( oh well. I wasn't going to make it again.

Have a good one!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Enjoying the Works of His Hands

This guy was on the door to my new feed room Sunday morning October 2nd. These kinds of critters I can handle!

On Monday, October 3rd,  after picking up Kennedy from volleyball practice, I saw this beautiful view!

Tuesday morning October 4th I saw this partial rainbow.

Have a good one!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A Little Adventure Before the Game

On the way to Kennedy's volleyball game Saturday October 1st I saw a hawk flying toward me from
my right. It landed in a tree by the road I was driving on. I stopped to try to see if I could see him when I looked in my rear view mirror to see that someone was behind me so I continued on to the gym which wasn't far. I was early enough that once I parked I decided to take my camera and see if the hawk was still in the tree and maybe get a picture of him.

I get close to the tree and I can hear the hawk. I ease closer to the tree when suddenly the hawk flew out. I could not point and shoot before he was out of sight and in another tree. I was bummed.

I make my way back to the gym for Kennedy's game but I did find a few things to take pictures of. Like this pretty butterfly.

And this pretty flower.

And these pretty flowers and either a butterfly or moth. I couldn't tell.

After Kennedy's game, as I was leaving the gym I thought I spied the hawk flying. I tried to get to a place to pull over and try to get a picture but by the time I did he had moved higher in the sky...too far for my zoom. I did however what I think is a vulture although I'm not positive.

Have a good one!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Friday Sunset

Friday, September 30th I watched a beautiful sunset. This was after my ride with my new horse buddy.

You will have to click on this to make it larger to see but there are geese flying silhouetted by the sunset.

Last bit of color.

Have a good one!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Clyde Enjoys Back Scratch 10-04-2016

Doyle had been to get hay and had hired a couple of boys from our Christian School to unload it. Kennedy and I stopped to see how that was going. While we were there Kennedy decided she wanted to ride Clyde bareback for a few minutes. When she was done she asked me to show her what Clyde does when I scratch his back and she videoed it.

Have a good one!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Reading to Kashton 09-28-2016

Kashton wanted to spend the night. The last time he stayed which is the first he stayed all through the night, I read to him at bedtime just like I read to his mom. So when it got to be bedtime he went to our bedroom where the books are kept to pick out a book. He called to me and said he needed help. When I got in there he had a stack of about 15 books! It made me laugh. He also didn't want to read in bed like we did before but in the living room. I'm thinking he was trying to keep from falling asleep. Anyway. One of the books he picked out was a childhood favorite of mine...Green Eggs and Ham. I was trying to video him without him knowing so I got Doyle in the process but try not to focus on him. Hope you enjoy Kashton trying to recite what I had just read to him.

Have a good one!