Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Welcome October

I haven't been on here much lately. I lost my dad a little over a week ago. I cant say i did not know it was coming. He hadn't been himself, slept most of the day. He didn't play golf, go to bridge club or travel.
My dad was the most important man in my life. He taught me how a wife should be treated. He liked my husband and was glad I finally found a nice guy he approved of.
These last few months my dad was in the hospital in Jefferson City and we moved him, right before his 81st birthday to St Louis University Hospital. There they found 2 blockages. The surgery was successful but dads recovery was not.
My mom sat by my dad's side for 6 weeks straight. I drove back and forth on my days off to spend as much time with him as I could.
I lost my grandma in January this year and my dad last moth, the day before my husbands 58th birthday. This has not been a good year for my family.
Photo i took of my dad a couple years ago

Ever wonder where they are going?

Fall colors 

firepit my mother in law bought us

My dad, grandson and I 

Twin fawns earlier this summer

My Dad, grandson & parents dog

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!