Sunday, July 31, 2011

What a Week!

And it's already Sunday and time to start all over again!

But, so far, it's been a great weekend.  Judy and I went to the fair Friday night.  That was so much fun.  The weather was awesome and we had a funnel cake!  It doesn't get much better than that!  Then, we met up with Vickie and Robert in the E-Plex.  I got to meet Vickie's mom and Aunt (Pam and Tammie's mom).  They are awesome!

Then, yesterday, we played all day making cards and cutting stuff on the Cricut.  Just plain old no-brainer type of stuff!

We tried to mow last night, but the battery was still dead on the mower, so we put it on the charger all night and hopefully will be able to finish up today.  And maybe I'll clean house a bit... maybe.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sundays are the Best!

Well, I got home last night around 5 and I was in bed and asleep by 9.  What a week.

Thursday night, I finally finished the DVD for Dave's funeral.  It fought me all the way, but it turned out so well.  And the family loved it. 

Got up Friday morning and headed to Miami to Aunt Gracie's funeral.  We have a family lunch at 12:30 and as usual, I so enjoyed spending time with family.  What an awesome bunch!  The funeral was at 3 and it was wonderful.  There were some tears, but there were many more smiles and laughs.  It was truly a celebration of life.  By 4 or so, Stacy and Brenden and I were headed to KC.  They took me back to my car in Joplin and we met in Nevada for dinner.  Then Brenden hopped in the car with me and talked all the way home.  Love that kid.  I didn't sleep well at all, but was up at 6:30.

David and Stacy left shortly after that and I got the kids fed, cleaned up and ready to go to Dave's funeral.  We needed to be there by 10, which we were.  Miss Trella was just an angel.  Her mom told her she wanted her to act like she was 10... and she sure did.  The visitation was from 10 to 12 and the funeral from 12 to 1.  It was a wonderful service... very, very sad, but beautiful.  Jim Bob and Sue as well as Jami and Mike sat with me.  Shelly ran the video of the speakers and did a great job.  Then, around 1:30, after the flag ceremony and taps, everyone broke up and we headed to Applebee's for lunch and then home.

I was so glad to be home. 

I'm tired today, but absolutely nothing is on my plate, so I am doing nothing today...which I really need!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Carroll Girls are Reunited

So, little did I know, but as I was posting last night, my sweet Aunt Gracie was on her way to be with her sisters in their heavenly home. She was 106 years old!  And lived an amazing life!  But the reunion that was going on last night way even more amazing!  
This is a picture that was taken over 20 years ago.  These girls were something else.  From left to right... Gracie (Gracie Mae)... the oldest was the last to depart this world.  Ethel (Shote)... matriarch of the Wichita bunch.  Beulah (Piddler)... the aunt from California.  Goldie...the quiet one.  Trella (Curly)... my mom, and the most special one to me.

Those nicknames were pinned on them by their dad many many years ago.  I know Aunt Goldie had one, too, but I just can't remember it this morning!  Actually, I hope I have the others right!

 She was so ready and went very peacefully and didn't wait for no one!  Love you Aunt Gracie, please give my mom and hug and tell her Hi and that I love her.

Monday, July 18, 2011

I am just really tired...

It was a very busy weekend.  I went to Bella Vista Arkansas and spent the weekend with some sweet friends.  We scrapbooked and ate and laughed and talked the entire time I was there.  I just love my friends.  I have been so blessed with some very, very special ones.  Thanks Sheila and Susan!

I do have some sad news, though.  My son-in-law lost his step-dad last evening.  He was such a great guy with a great big personality.  He was so good to my daughter and grandson and he was a wonderful grandpa to my granddaughter.  He will be missed by many people. You were one of the good ones, Dave Dickey.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Look What I Did!

Well, I didn't get but a couple of pages of Daddy's album done, but I did get my words finished.  I had been debating on what I wanted on each side of my saying and finally, I decided.  Not completely sure about them being different, but I'll see if it will grow on me and if not, I'll change it!  That's the beauty of vinyl!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Happy Today!

I just came in from watering all the plants and flowers on our patio.  It is absolutely beautiful out there!  The birds were singing and I swear I heard the flowers say THANKS for a drink!  It's suppose to get really hot today (like up to 100!), but I don't care, I'm going to be inside scrappin' with my peeps!  I hope to get a lot done.  I actually feel motivated today.  I need to go get my clothes on and get myself started... at least getting organized.

Will I work on Daddy's album or a few pages for the grandkids.?  Hmmm.... we shall see.  I'm inclined to do both!  But, I know that's not even possible.... or is it?

Check back later to see!  Hopefully, I get SOMETHING done!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

It Was a Great 4th!

We had such a great time yesterday and Jim Bob and Sue's.  It was hot, but not as hot as the prior few days.  Wil decided to go with us and he is always pure entertainment!

Judy stackin' the cans!
Jim Bob stackin' the cans!
Trella singing "Firecracker" by Katie Perry (with a little help from her friend, Bianca!)
Pool Time!
The elder Lewis Siblings...on the Harley!

Who is telling who all about it?
Will is in HOG HEAVEN right now!

We got there about noon and in usual form, Sue had more food than sense.  And it wasn't long before the games began!  And then, talent contest and then pool time.  And then, Jim Bob got out the Harley!  Just an all around great day!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Grandkids Bird Feeders

Well, I finally got the bird feeders sealed and hung today!  
They are adorable!

The new bird feeders hung with the old birdhouse.

Devin's bird feeder.

Trella's bird feeder.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

As I've gotten older, I care less about all the fireworks.  Went to bed last night and had to really work at not getting mad!  There were some LOUD fireworks going off and we even lighting up my bedroom!  We are so dry that I was actually worried about one landing on my roof or in the yard and starting a fire.  Is that a sign of getting old? I'm afraid so!

Busy day ahead... Cricut classes from 10 to 3 here at the house, which is my favorite place to do them!  I don't have to haul stuff anywhere and it's just more comfortable.  It's a class of 4, which is what I call a PERFECT class!  Should be fun!

Then, tomorrow, is a day of do-nothing.  NOTHING.  Home, with house clean... too hot to work outside... NOTHING!  Maybe I'll work on my scrapbook stuff.  I've been saying that, so I may have just jinxed myself, but it would be fun.

THEN... Monday, we are heading to Jim and Sue's for the day.  Can't wait.

Ahhh.... 3 day weekend... LOVE IT!