Sunday, July 9, 2017

Our 45th Anniversary May 14, 2017

Jeff and I were married on a
Sunday, Mothers Day 1972.
    It was special our 45th Anniversary fell on a Sunday, Mothers Day 2017
We had these flowers put on the Altar at our Zion LCMS  in Thanksgiving to God for His many blessings and guiding our marriage. We were at the Reservation Mission Church so didn't get to see them during worship.  We did enjoy them for many days as they lasted a good 10 days or more.   
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These 2 pictures, above and below, are from our wedding day 45 years ago.  It was in ND and 90 degrees that May 14th.  We did not have an official photographer but enjoyed many photos from family and friends.



It was a very beautiful day for our church service on the Reservation.  After we got home about 5 PM,  we enjoyed a yard party with some of our close friends. 
The men.

Nothing like segregation.
 I guess we can visit better with men at one table and women at the other. LOL


Here we are with a special celebration
 Ice Cream cake. 



Our friend Curt came with his
new 3 wheeler bike.  

He is a Harley- Davidson Man.






More Anniversary pictures from our yard party. 


Jeff and I had wanted a small camper for some time now.  We found this sweet little thing and bought it as our Anniversary gift to each other. 
We hope to get many years of enjoyment from this camper. Below you can see pictures of the inside.  It is very comfortable and has all we need as we travel or just camp. 
Roomy bathroom on the end. 

The bed and storage is at the front of the camper.

Nice kitchen area with sink, stove,
microwave and fridge. 

Eating booth that can double as another bed.
 The door Leeds to the bathroom.  

Jeff gave me this fun t-shirt for our Anniversary.  It is true,  I did spend March watching April the giraffe on internet web cam.   She finally gave birth to her male giraffe on Saturday before Easter., April 15th. 

We enjoyed camping both at Chamberlain and at Yankton SD in May.  

I just have to share a few pictures of spring flowers.  It is always so amazing to me how wondrously God has created the world and the intricate design and beauty He brings to us through flowers. 






Double daffodils.






God bless you with the assurance that if God would take care of the birds of the air and dress the flowers so beautifully, He will certainly take care of you.  

Read Luke 12:27 and 28.   

Saturday, June 17, 2017

February & March Birthday Fun

We had the great pleasure to spend time with both our daughters and family's. The second week in Feb we traveled South to celebrate Birthday and in March our youngest daughter came from the North to spend time with us. 
Papa and I wanted to make this 12th birthday special for our grandson.  We took him out to his favorite restaurant and enjoyed a great meal with him. 




He loved the crab legs and had never had them before.  We hope this was a Birthday to remember.
A cute selfie with my 12 yr old grandson and me.
 Instead of the normal Birthday cake, he chose some very yummy rich peanut squares for the celebration.  His mom does a great job making them with her famous Butter frosting.  

 YEA, Gift time!   A fun moddle kit from Nana and Papa and a game from mom and dad. 

Very fun game that we enjoyed playing after the cake and gift opening.


Friends and cards makes for a very fun evening..  

Our older grandson had just bought a new Stelth car.  What a cute, fun little sport car. Papa and his dad checking it out.  

 Our smack in the middle granddaughter at almost 15 yr.  She enjoyed speech and had the opportunity to MC an event.  

 Our oldest granddaughter is really into fitness and she exercises and works out often.  I didn't have the courage to try some of her strenuous exercises. 
Her back on the wall sitting on absolutely nothing.  NOPE, not for me!

Our granddaughter and grandson with a very good friend(center).  I can not believe how fast time has gone, both out oldest grandchildren drive, have their own cars and jobs.  They did very well at their first year of college and both made the dean's list. 


 The youngest of the family showing some of her ninjutsu moves.  4 out of 5 of our grandchildren are involved with Ninjutsu .
Since it was close to Valentines day, our youngest granddaughter baked cup cakes and we decorated them together.  They turned out very delitious and pretty. 

  


The second week in March our youngest daughter and family came for visit and to attend a friends wedding.  This was just a bit early but we took the opportunity to celebrate the March Birthdays when they were here.  It was so much fun to have them spend time with us.
 Our granddaughter loves playing with my old dolls from when I was a child and some I purchased in Germany 20 some years ago.  They are both so helpful whenever I do something especialy preparing the meals and doing the dishes.  

A special meal for the birthday boy.  He got to choose the first piece of steak. 

He was very excited about the small chocolate Ice Cream cake with a school bus on it.  


Papa lite the candles.
 Notice our cute Birthday hats?

Happy Birthday to you, and blowing out the 7 candles.  
Time to open the Birthday gifts
from Nana and Papa.


 


 Wow, It is a garbage truck!  What fun!


Rosco their small 12 year old dog got to come along to Nana and Papa's.  Their other 3 had to stay at home with good friends taking care of them. He loves being with the family and getting some much needed treats and undivided attention.   

Yes, this garbage truck really works
 and makes sounds.  

Our daughter was here to celebrate her 42nd Birthday with a yummy pecan pie.

 Her Birthday is smack dab on St Patrick's Day so we got her a pretty green bow headband.  
Tea party with our granddaughter.