Thursday, October 28, 2010


Well, I know its been ages since I have been here.  The remodeling is down to our bedroom and since we have such big furniture and so much of it, it has been a challenge.  Luckily, however, we have not had to spend a night out of our own bed yet.  It is almost done and I can't wait to get it all settled.  We ended up painting the bedroom  a dark rich red.  At first I thought it was going to be too much but now that its finished it looks really good with the wide white baseboards and shoe molding.  I finished redoing the curtains today and got them back up and got all the furniture waxed and cleaned.  Now I can't wait to get the new comforter out and maybe that will happen by the weekend.  The technical parts should be finished tomorrow which means I can get the closet back together.  The stairs are next and last to do with the wood.  Then its on to do new tile floors in 3 bathrooms and paint and new floor in the pantry/utility room.  The tile jobs may wait until after the holidays.  At least now there is light at the end of the tunnel.

We had company last weekend.  Granddaughter, Lauren and hubby, Randal, came for the weekend and of course, little Allie came too.  She has grown so much taller and talks up a storm.  Here are a few new pcs of her.

Is she just too cute or what!!

Have a great weekend coming up.  Will try to get pictures up soon.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Purple Wednesday

Did you remember to wear purple today?  Let's do away with bullying right now.  It has gone on forever but doesn't need to continue.  Let's all show our spirit and wear purple.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Up date on the remodeling

The remodeling is coming along.  The project is finished downstairs with the exception of getting closet doors back up.  The work is now in our bedroom.  We are painting from white to a nice wine/burgundy/dark red.  I can't wait to get it finished.  I've bought a new red and gold comforter and can't wait to get it all finished.  I am terrible about taking before pictures but will try to get some tomorrow.  In rhe meantime, please don't give up on me. 
Have a great week.

We're Number ONE

Don't know how long it will last but for now we're number

Great Grandbaby Allie coming this weekend.  Can't wait to see her.  She's two now and I'll bet is growing so fast. 

More later, have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Here are some photos I took in Columbus Ohio.  I really liked it there, the old houses and neighborhoods with brick streets.  Shopping was outstanding.  We drove through German Village and ate lunch at a wonderful German restaurant.

Guess that ends the photos of our trip north.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Room with a View

On our recent trip to Ohio and Kentucky, I managed to take lots of photos, but never did get around to publishing them.  Here's just a little collage of photos I took out of our hotel room window in Cincinnati.

These pictures I took at the Bengal's stadium which is really nice.  Lots of good stadium photos and one overlooking the Ohio river, plus there is one where you can see the stadium where the Reds play.

And, these are our Sooners getting ready to play and it was a WIN!

Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday was a very big day around here.  It was Quinn's trip to the Pumpkin Patch with his preschool class with Mama and Grandmama in tow.  It stormed really bad the night before so we expected a muddy mess, however, the area was in great condition.  It was sunny, cool and windy.  Hey folks, this is Oklahoma, you know "where the wind comes sweeping cross the plains!"  There was really lots to see and do.  We first all met in a big cafeteria like building where we were oriented in what to see and do.

Got just a little bit tired waiting for the festivities to begin!

Just a few pumpkins outside the party barn.  So many more to come!
We are off to the petting zoo.  That was Quinn's favorite.  Everytime there was a little break he wanted to head back to pet the animals.
First there were little goats to feed.

Then came the llamas and alpacas.
Isn't this the cutest face, next to Quinn, of course?

And next, best of all was that adorable little pig.  It was Quinn's favorite and he called it Babe.

Back to that greedy llama, he could take the cup of food out of your hand before you could  blink an eye.

At first, Quinn was a bit aprehensive about feeding the animals, but after about the third trip into the barn, he couldn't wait to feed them.

And guess what, here's even a white peacock.

Now on to the outside where there were lots more animals to feed.  I couldn't resist taking the landscape pictures with  the well pumping away in one of the outer fields.  A typical Oklahoma landscape.

Next it was a hayride around the lake and to the mazes on the other side.  It was really a bumpy ride.

Grandmama and the boy.  I hardly ever get in a picture since I'm always taking them.
The mazes were lots of fun.  There was a hay, corn, and corral maze.  All were pretty tricky and we got lost several times.
 These are the entrances to the mazes.

A look back across to the party barn and petting zoo, etc.

There was a huge metal slide near the mazes and the kids just loved it.  Don't know how many times Quinn went down while we waited for the tractor to take us back to the party barn for lunch.

After lunch it was off to explore some more.
Here's a coyote camp.  Don't know the purpose but it was another photo op.

Now it's off to the Karoke barn for some funny pictures.

Now is the time for a pony ride since the line is the longest its been all day!
Patiently waiting his turn to ride.

It's time to pick out our pumpkins and head for home after a Happy Pumpkin Day as Quinn called it.

Oh wait, I've got to go tell Babe goodbye.

This is what we did with our pumpkins.  And, by the way, Quinn picked out his own clothes.

I'm sure there will be many of you Moms and Dads and Grandparents, etc. heading for pumpkin patches of your own.  We just wish you all have a Happy Pumpkin Day too!