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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Logan's 1st day in 1st grade


Logan is going into first grade already! He sure has grown up way to fast for this memaw!! I am so proud that is sweet, smart and loving to everyone.  Here's to a great first grade Logan!! May it be filled with lots of memories!!


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Kara and Allison

Kara and Allison
These are two of my sweet nieces.  They are growing up way to fast!  Kara is 17 and Allison is 19 years old.  
I can remember putting Trevor and Allison down on a baby quilt together when they were babies.  Just seems like yesterday!  Stacey and I lived across the street from each other.  Which meant we spent lots of time together.  Sure miss them days!  I would almost say that it was as if Stacey was a sister not just a sister in law.  I am glad to say even today with Lonnie and Stacey getting a divorce if one of us needed the other we would be right there for the other.  
This photo was taken at the race track.  Their brother Hunter was racing.
I can't imagine where the girls lives will lead them.  I know they are going places and I am so excited for them!!


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Aaron's Family

Aaron, Michelle, Wesley and Angel

It was time for a family picture of Aaron's family!  
Pix Gal photography Studio did a awesome job.   This was our 2nd setting with her.  I have 2 more scheduled before school starts.  The next session will be watermelon themed.  Which is perfect since I live in a town that prides themselves on watermelons.  Then we  must do back to school pictures.  Especially since Angel will be going this year.  

Wesley and Angel 

Wesley

Angel 

These kiddo's are so stinking cute it isn't funny!  they both enjoyed the mini photo shoot today.
I hope to get their pictures made at least Pix Gal photography is reasonable priced.






Friday, July 28, 2017

Hunter racing!

                                                               Go Hunter Go!


Karen Sue, Hunter and Lonnie

We are a racing family and now we have the little guys racing as well! I am so proud of Hunter Joe!! 
I think that Lonnie will work with Hunter and teach him how to build the race car up from the ground and keep it going.  Plus it will keep Hunter busy and that will help him to stay focused.  
Hunter Joe give them hell on the track!!!


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Bingo Night!!

Ms.. Shirley 

The last Thursday of every night the Senior Citizens has a bingo night.  Ms. Shirley 
 asked me if I wanted to go with her.  I said sure sounds like you will have a great time.  I was going to read a book while she played.. Well that didn't happen as I ended up playing.  Well let me tell you these older folks take this game way serious!! I had fun playing as well as watching how everyone interacted with the others.  

Shirley and me

I couldn't go without taking a selfie of us now could I?  At 50 years old I do believe I was the youngest one there... Although Vonda was there with her mon and she is 5 years older than me.  What is age thou?  Shirley had a great time and it got her out of her house for several hours.
I hope we remember to attend next month!! 


Shirley waiting on the bingo lady to start calling out the numbers.  Unfortunately we didn't win a prize but still had the best time ever!  Let me tell you the prizes they had wasn't too shabby at all. I saw a pretty necklace, a couple of tote bags, household items as well as some tools.  Several cool items I would have liked myself.  In fact I am thinking if I see some nice gifts on sale I might just pick up to take to put on the gift table.  
Entertainment that is free that includes lots of visiting and laughter equals a perfect evening.  Sometimes I believe we forget that we don't have to pay large amounts of money to have a good time.  This night was the perfect example of having a good time for no cost.  They even had drinks and cookies!  Although if I go back next month I think I will take a bottle of Coke and a package of my favorite cookies.  They had Pepsi but I am a Coke gal.  The cookies they provided was more of a dry variety where I like Oreos or Chocolate chip cookies.  Yes I might be a tad bit picky.  Although I would share my goodies with the others. 
Hanging with Ms. Shirley has been so good for my soul.  She fills a void in my heart that has been empty since my mom and grandma passed in 2010.





Sunday, July 23, 2017

Blake's family

 
Jessica and Blake

Jessica

Logan

Blake and Jessica went to a wedding this weekend.    Doesn't Logan look so big these days?  He is so cute and the sweetest boy ever in this me maw's eyes! 

As you can tell I stole these pictures right off  of Jessica's Facebook page!  So now I can treasure them as well and show everybody Blake's nice family.  I am so proud of him!!  Jessica has been so good for Blake.  Together they have created a good life for them and Logan. 


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pamper Me!

 
Tonight I need a super long bubble bath and some wine and a good book!
At our house we normally just take showers.  So last night I cleaned out the tub really good and tonight am going to take advantage of a clean tub. 
Sometimes it is important to step outside our daily routine and focus on ourselves first and foremost. 

So my plan is to read something I normally do not have time to read.  Tonight it will be Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich.  I have had this book for quite some time now so it's time to crack it open.  I was thinking about keeping it for the cruise in October but I don't want to wait that long.

My hair needs a good deep condition so I will do this while enjoying my soak.  I just need to remember to rinse well before I step out
of the tub. 
Aromatherapy is a must.  I have some Lavender foam bath I will use tonight.  Smells so darn yummy. Plus it is relaxing.

Don't forget to pamper your face!  Face Mask is a must.  I do not do this nearly enough so tonight will be the night!! 

Music  I have found a new app to me that I want to use.  Spotify Music.  I normally go for pop music or adult top hits.  Tonight I am leaning toward some Christian music by Newsboys.  We just currently watched God's Not Dead.  Before that I hadn't heard of them. 

I can't wait to get in the tub and soak and forget all  about my troubles for just a little bit.  Lately my life has been filled with stress and turmoil.  This should help me relax and let go of some of the minor negativities in my mind. 

I am treating tonight like a date night to myself.   I am so looking forward to some me time!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Journal

July Journal 2017

I enjoy working in journals for trade.  This journal is a quick one only a month long.  Some of the requirements was to fill a composition book with stories, recipes, entries and anything you want to share.  I tried to make mine interesting.
Page about Galveston Texas

Recipe page

EL Paso Texas Trip
Galveston Texas

I am trying to be more creative with my journals.  I hope my Swap Bot partner will appreciate the time I put into the journal. 
I have found that using the free travel brochures makes the page pop and more interesting.  Sometimes being  creative doesn't take a lot of extra money.  Putting in tip in's is something fairly new that I am enjoying doing to the journals. 
I do get lots of inspiration from YouTube and Pinterest. I do spend hours on both of them sites.  
Next agenda is I want to play around and learn how to do different fonts.  I hardly ever change up the fonts I use.  I am amazed at how others use so many fonts.  
Do you have any cool journal tips for me?  Would love to hear them if you do.     

Friday, July 14, 2017

Creative letter

Creative Letters

So am trying to be a little creative when sending out my pen pal letters.  When I am at work and have a few extra minutes I will grab some sheets of computer paper.  We all know how boring white computer paper starts off looking.  So I try to add some washi tape and cute stickers to jazz the letter up a bit. 


 
I am sending this to a new pen pal.  Sure hope she likes the attempt that I put into her letter. 
Writing snail mail has always been a passion of mine.  I probably started with pen pals in middle school.  I've done it off and on for probably 30 years.  Just seeing a envelope in the mailbox from a friend makes my day so much brighter. 
This letter is awesome! I took it from Pinterest.  She did a awesome job on this letter!!
I would love to be able to use different fonts in my writing.  Which means I would have to practice my handwriting.  Some days I don't feel like I have the time or energy for another creative outlet.
When you write letters do you try to make them more creative?
Outgoing Mail
I really like the bright colorful envelopes that catch your eye.  Using last year calendars is a cheap and fun way to add color to your our going mail. 




Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tuesday downer

Warning: do not read if you have a sensitive stomach!!!

This morning I get a phone call at 8:30 am from Ms. Shirley asking me to come give her a enema.  OH MY GOD! I have never done this and it was never on my mind to do so EVER!  I am about to throw up in my mouth.  I have made it to be 50 years old with out doing this...I'm not looking forward to this at all.  I do believe I am being punished for all my bad choices growing up. 

I go to Marlow Medicine to pick up enema  and get directions.   It took less than 5 minutes to get it done.  It wasn't hard just the ick factor of doing it.  Before I go on any further YES I wore gloves!  There is no way that I could have gone in that region without gloves.   This is so out of my comfort zone it isn't funny. Once I get to  flower shop  Mildred tells me that I have to call ATT and DEMAND they get a technician out here sooner.  I am like this is not who I am and I do not demand things from others.  Which they know isn't who I am that's not my personality at all.  For one I know who ever I am talking to is just a employee and don't have magical powers to do whatever they want.  Plus I try to live by the motto  do to others as you want them to do to you.  As my moma always said you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar. 

Honestly I can't take much more negativity in my face today.  I feel like I'm inches from going over the edge today.  The next step will be going into full fledge depression.  I know me well enough that much more SHIT today I'm going to scream. 

Sure hope everyone else is having a better day than me!!!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Jett is racing!

Jett and Thomas!  Jett won his first race!! Way to go big boy we are so proud of you!  Jett is only 6 years old and is following in his dad's footsteps.   Way to go Jett!  He has
been around race cars and tracks all his life!  My brother Thomas is a dang good driver with a tad bit of a hot head to go with his racing.  He does great during the race season. 

Sarah's Baby Shower

 
Sarah Ellsworth

Congratulations to the mommy to be!  Am so proud of  Sarah and Nick.  They will be wonderful  
to baby Luca!!
The host did a wonderful job on the baby shower.  Loved the decorations and how they did the food buffet.

 
Gift Table
She received lots of wonderful gifts. 

Baby Luca is going to be so spoiled!!

Food tables and guest.  I just wished I had taken closer pictures of how they displayed the food.  These ladies are very talented!!

Raffle for when Luca makes his appearance to the world.

Sarah and Samantha
Can you tell they are sisters?  They are both beautiful girls.  I have been friends with Kim as long as I can remember.  I also know that Luca is going to be well loved and taken care of by Great Grandma Sue and Grandma Kim and Papa Kevin!
I was honored to be part of Sarah and Luca's special day!  Am anxious to meet Mr. Luca!!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wesley and Angel

Wesley & Angel

Wesley

W
Angel


Had Aaron's bonus children's pictures taken for the $th of July. They turned out so darn cute! 
I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July.  I have to admit I am glad it is over.  It seemed like I was on the go from early morning to midnight Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday night. Now am counting down till Friday night!!

Wesley and me
A rare one of Wesley letting me hold him for a fast picture!

Angel and Wesley found the "Rpck On Marlow" rock!! Aaron wouldn't let them keep it.  Makes me want to paint some rocks and place around town!!  What a cool ideal.





Tuesday, July 4, 2017

4th of July

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right. 

                      Brigham Young 


I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July! Tuesday I am off work at the flower shop and I am so excited! I need a free day to do whatever I want!  Which means I will make some fried chicken, potato salad, a pie and cut up some watermelon.  Yummy! 
Around 5 I will do to Ms. Shirley's and get ready for friends and family to show up to watch the fireworks at dusk. 

Logan

Love this 4th of July picture of Logan! He is so darn cute!!


Monday, July 3, 2017

Rock on Oklahoma



Found our first painted rock!!


Angel and Wesley

Angel and Wesley 

We were on our way to Pix Gal Photography Studio when we found our first painted rock here in Marlow Oklahoma.  Aaron wouldn't let the kiddo's take the rock and rehide it.  So I snapped a photo and we put the rock back in the same spot.  I have seen several painted rocks on the local Facebook page but I do believe this rock is the cutest one ever! 
I think I should buy some cheap paint and find some rocks and paint a few for them to hide.  I think that would be a fun weekend project for us. 
ROCK ON MARLOW seems to be growing by leaps and bounds.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Family get together

Independence day is here! We all love to celebrate this holiday with a cookout and fireworks.  I went to my cousins Saturday night to celebrate it a little early.   My cousin Trish had invited family and friends over to enjoy the evening.  I felt very blessed to be included in this year's celebration. 

Michelle and Aaron

Angel and Caleb and Logan

Aaron and the kiddo's
I didn't take as many photos as I wanted to but at least captured a few.  We had a great time Just wished that Mr. C. and Trevor had been able to attend. 

Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty
Ho Chi Minh

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Day dreaming

Am daydreaming about the next time I will be on water.  I feel more at peace when I am this close to water. 
Today I can feel that I am not in a good place mentally but almost don't want to work on my attitude.  I know I can focus and get back on track but sometimes I feel like what does it matter. 
For instance:
I sit in the same spot every day when I am home.  This morning someone else was in my spot.. It just went all over me.  For one thing I am hardly ever at home due to working.  So don't sit in my spot till I leave for work.  If you feel the need to sit there by all means but do it after I have left for work.  I think as the sole bread winner right now I should be able to sit in my area.  Then my logic kicks in and says REALLY??  your upset about your parking place for your big ole butt when there are many other places to sit? And I am like YES! I want to sit in my spot.  Uugh I hate feeling like this but yet oh well.  I will get over it OR I will choose to do something different.  Right now I am needing to make major changes but am way too scared to get the momentum started. 
I hope to shake this feeling off here in a little bit.  Makes me cranky and I don't like that feeling.
Hope everyone is having a better day than me.  I will keep focusing on wishing I was on the water right about now!






Friday, June 16, 2017

Welcome Weston

Welcome to the world Weston Nunley!  Congratulations to Whitney and Coby! 
What a sweet baby boy. 

Weston is going to be loved by many. 

 
Not sure how little Gunner feels about the new baby boy coming into his life.  Knowing Gunner he will end up loving and being the best big brother ever!

I love being a great aunt! How much fun it is to watch babies grow up and have babies of their own.  I am so proud of Coby and Whitney.  They were made for each other with out a doubt. 
Welcome home Weston!!!!





Thursday, June 15, 2017

Outgoing letter


I had got out of writing for a while.  So have jumped back in with both feet. Have found a fun Facebook pen pal site..  PenpalsRus   I have been doing tags and wishes and have received several new pen pals.   Plus I have been writing letters to several ladies that have been waiting patiently for MANY months.  It feels good to get happy mail once again.  I have both my home address and a PO Box that I use.  Seems like I need to get back to using my po box just so its not so empty.  I am sure my pen pals get confused as I do when I put different addresses on my outgoing mail.  I have had this PO Box for 17 years.  I probably should give it up but after all these years I feel like its mine.  lol

I do not normally write letters like the one above but wanted to try something different.  This is for a new pen pal hope she likes what I did for her. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Headed to Galveston



I love going to Galveston Texas!  If  you have been reading my blog for a couple of years you know that this is one of my favorite weekend get a way.  It takes about 8 hours to get to Galveston from Oklahoma.  Plus we get to stop by and visit with my Aunt Ginger and Uncle David. 
Once I see this bridge I know I am on the home stretch to a fun time.  Do you have a favorite get a way? If so I would love to hear about it.





Waiting to board the ferry.  I enjoy riding this ferry and looking for dolphins and other sea life.  Being on the water is calming.  I always feel at peace with my self when I am on this ferry. 



I can't even begin to tell you how many times I have been on the ferry here in Galveston.  I do believe the best part is it's totally free.  When my boys were younger they enjoyed the ferry as much as I did.  When they knew we were going to Galveston that is something they always asked to do first.  The second was ride the big bikes along the seawall.  Lot's of great memories was made here in Galveston.