Saturday, May 24, 2008

A Gorgeous State Park Adventure

Last week end we enjoyed a fun day with friends at a gorgeous State Park.
We had breakfast at the lake side restaurant. Went for a short hike.
I loved the contrast of this big budding tree against the dark blue sky and green pines.
We hiked past this cute little cabin.
This is the 100 year old cabin that belonged to a poet who loved living in this beautiful setting. He lived there until he died and gave tours and talks. It's still such a pretty home with all the furnishings still in place. There is tours of the home from May 30th until Sept. 1st.
Here we are with our friends. We just had to sit on this patio to enjoy the fresh pine forest sent and feel the breeze. I think we could all imagine living here.

We did a little fishing!
We didn't catch anything, but that was OK, maybe next time!
It was very relaxing with a very scenic back drop.

I love the tall rock formations around this lake.

We saw a lot of wild life. These are 3 lazy buck Antelope.

These are Dall sheep that roam the park.
Two big bull Bison!
This heard of Buffalo looks very content but don't get too close, they can really surprise you. I have always enjoyed this State Park. We also saw squirrel, deer and ducks etc.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

I Lit the candle today!

I lit the candle today for a very special reason!

In January I had the privilege of attending a BABY SHOWER for one of my dear friends. She is almost like a daughter!

She is like a sister to my two daughters.
Here she is about to open the gift I gave her!

You can see it was a Baby scrap book picture album with room for the name of the baby. Please remember that thought!
This balloon centerpiece attached to a basket was very unique.
In the basket was a special token for each guest.

This is that very token, lit bright on my table. You can read the card better if you click on the photo to enlarge it. It smells so sweet but I'm sure not as sweet as that precious baby girl born this morning,
May 17, 2008
born at 7:48 AM
weighing 7lb 7oz
19.5 inch's long

I lit the dark blue candle when she was 10 hours old.
Dark blue or navy is also her mothers favorite color.
I lit the candle later so it would be pretty this evening.
Candles always look so nice at night. I will burn it steady until it is gone,
reminding me to say periodic prayers for both her and her mother.
Oh yes, we don't forget the father.
It has been burning now for over 2 hours, You can see how the wax is melted and giving off such a nice berry smell.
Now, remember that scrap book? We still don't know the name of this little baby girl. Hopefully we will know soon what name will be placed on the cover of that book. I'm sure it won't be long until one of the 5 or 6 names chosen will jump out at them as they look at her precious little face.
With joy and thanksgiving we praise You Lord for this newborn babe girl.
Grant her parents grace and wisdom to bring up this precious soul in the knowledge and understanding of Your Word, which makes us wise unto salvation. Watch over her with Your tenderest care and continued grace until the day they bring this little one to the font of Holy Baptism.
As surely as You will endow this child with faith and strengthen her in spirit, so too endow her with a healthy body, and strengthen and preserve her according to your good and gracious will.
And now to You be praise, glory, and thanksgiving, for this precious gift, through Jesus Christ, who is the friend of children and the Savior of all. Amen

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

36 Years

The wedding party.
Pastel colors and big, heavy baskets of pastel Daisy's and Ivy.

36 years ago today!
It was 95 degrees on May 14th in North Dakota!
Our wedding was in the evening on Mothers Day!
This was at our 30th anniversary celebration 6 years ago.

About 3 years ago!


I'm sure you remember my blog from August when we bought our new washer and dryer.

It worked absolutely great and I love to use my new washer!
Well, Monday when I was doing a load of jeans, our new washer started making this horrible sound. Clunk, Clunk, Clank and more Clunks!

Today, after spending a half hour to forty minutes on the phone on Monday, the repair man came. This is what he found!

This shattered belt along with 2 other parts will need to be ordered and replaced. They should have the parts and be back to repair it in two weeks.

This is a little scary to me since we had our old washer and dryer for 30 years with no major problems. I'm glad it is still under warranty!


This week our flowering crab tree and hundreds of others around our town started blooming. Monday morning was 27 degrees with lots of white frost on our lawn.

My husband always hopes they freeze so we don't have all the little crab apples to deal with. I on the other hand love the beautiful blossoms.

They didn't freeze! and the trees are even extra full and beautiful this year.

You can see how full of blossoms. I guess by now you have all figured out I love flowers and love to try get nice pictures of them!

The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; . . . they will see the glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God. Isaiah 35 verse 1 and 2b

The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; Psalm 24 verse 1

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Senior Prom

May 9th was a fun evening at the senior prom. Our youth group from church had had a youth prom a week ago for the local high school kids.
They then decided why not have a prom for our seniors, (the older people) So they did. It was a fund raiser for them and the charge was only $5 per person. I think there might have been about 60 people there.
You can see how beautifully it was decorated. This was the Punch, coffee and pie table.

This was the area for picture taking. There was even a volunteer photographer to take pictures of couples.

The tables were set up and decorated so nice with candles, bowl of mixed nuts and chocolate kisses on each table.

A lot of fun was had by all from the

to the oldest!

There were people in their 20's up to their 80's!

The DJ played music from years gone by, polka, waltz, and two step.

" Come on lets twist again, like we did last summer!"

Doing the shuffle!

Lets do the Hoky-Poky!
and turn yourself around!
That's what it's all about!

The bird dance and even the bunny hop!

Line dance. You can tell the men didn't care to try this one.
Notice the disco ball and the pretty reflected colors.

The lady to the right is 83 years old and danced most every dance.
She had a great time as did most that were there.
This was the first time for a senior prom but maybe if they try it again next year there will be even more people to enjoy it.