Friday, September 21, 2018

Missouri Star Quilt Company Birthday Bash

Ive been to MO Star Quilt Company 5 times now. This is my first trip seeing Jenny Doan & it was well worth the wait.
My friend Tami came to my house at 6AM. We went to my friend's house to meet up with him & another friend before 7AM.
We started the day at Macon. First breakfast then shopping at Ben Franklin. From Macon we went straight to Hamilton. I have never seen, the little town of Hamilton this packed but it was a blast!
We did a lot of shopping. We won things & some were free. Great day with great friends!
Breakfast at the Apple Basket in Macon, MO

Ben Franklin in Macon

Ben Franklin husband waiting...

Hamilton, MO home of JC Penney & MSQC

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Jenny cutout and I 

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Man Cave at MSQC. Prior to skeletons

Jon and I in the sew off

Jenny Doan & Man Sewing

Jenny's quilt

The quilts made at the Sew Off

Dinner in Chillicothe

A great day! 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Great weather Septemnber 2018

We had some rain on Friday and Saturday that cooled us off. Temperatures are much nicer and the windows are open. Today I took my little pool down. I have to figure out where to store it until next May. I got my camera out today and snapped a few photos of my flowers. The hummingbirds and butterflies were thick today. Absolutely a beautiful day! We ran out of red food color so we are using orange. The hummingbirds don't seem to mind!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Marys Home picnic 2018

Yesterday was the Mary's Home picnic. My husband is sick so I took my mom with Mason & I. We had a great time but the heat & humidity was too much. I felt like I was walking in slow motion. The air was thick. I cannot wait until the Fall temperatures come. And I didnt get any photos of the quilts because we mostly played games. And I have way too much fabric to buy other peoples quilts. I had a great time with my mom and grandson.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Real Voices Real Choices Conference 2018

I have worked the Real Voices Real Choices conference for 8 years and I loved it very much but it is time for me to pass the torch. I made great friends on the conference and attendees as well. Great memories and great people.
This conference is put on for consumers, for consumers, who live with substance use disorder, mental illness and developmental disabilities. We have presentations given by consumers, games, movies, an art room.... we pack the conference full of education and fun!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Growing up too fast

This week, my grandson, started kindergarten. Hard to believe he is in school!  Seems like yesterday he was in diapers and taking a bottle. I called him after his first day and asked how it was and he had a great day! Grandma's boy is growing up too fast!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Fair, creek and pool

Welcome August! Summer is winding down & the kids will be headed back to school in a matter of weeks. My grandson will be starting kindergarten this month but this weekend we had fun! Friday night, we went to the Cole County Fair and afterwards we had snow cones.
Saturday we visited Runge Nature Center & even hiked to a creek. The nature center guy taught is all about creatures that live in it. Mason caught a few crawdads and even some minnows.
Today we went swimming & made a trip to Central Dairy Ice cream parlor.
Great summer weekend and I'm one tired grandma but loved spending time together!

Runge Nature Center

Sunday swimming and ice cream