Tuesday, August 23, 2016

2016 Real Voices Real Choices Conference

Every year, Mo Mental Health foundation & Mo department of Mental Health, puts on a conference at the Lake of the Ozarks. I'm proud to say I'm a committee members of this conference. We welcome people from across the state of Missouri with substance abuse issues, mental health issues as well as developmental disabilities. This year we had over 850. We work hard on getting donations like shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes & toothpaste for people who attend. We have a keynote speaker & many breakout sessions over two & a half days. It's exhausting running around but seeing the smiles on the faces, makes it all worthwhile! In another year, we will be back at the Lake of the Ozarks again. For now, time to relax.

View from my room

Some of my friends and i

karaoke and dancing 


Committee members

Monday, August 15, 2016

2016 Missouri State Fair

Every year we love to go to the state fair! Today was a great day with temps right around 80. Perfect fair weather! I wasn't as impressed with the quilts this year. I thought the prettiest ones were in the cases. My husband and I watched the 4H kids with their dogs, my camera was acting up so no photos. We got so tickled with a little girl and her Corgi. He barked a lot and failed at the sit and stay! But they made the cutest team! I wish I would have videoed them! I loved seeing all the breeds of dogs. Some were gorgeous and some, not so. But that Corgi was too cute! He reminded us of our Corgi, Rascal.
 I wish the horses were there but only a few draft but we still had as great time! But the best thing of all, I won a ribbon for a photo!
I took this 3 years ago. I won a ribbon & $48. :)

Taking a rest  at MODot gardens

Saturday, July 16, 2016

July Quilt Show

One of the local quilt stores, Rooster Creek, had a quilt show this weekend. I met my friend there & we had a nice time. There were a lot of beautiful quilts there; my favorites were the vintage quilts. They always amaze me how each piece was cut with scissors & sewn piece by piece. Not like today with rotary cutters & sewing machines.
We hope to do some camping once it cools off. We have one trip planned to Hermann, MO in September. I look forward to fall & the cooler days!

This one was my favorite. It was 110 yrs old!