Sunday, December 9, 2018

Happy Birthday, Ingrid

 Ingrid is seventeen.  We celebrated with potato soup and pumpkin pie.  Her favorites. 
 Sigrid and Ingrid put their tree up a week or so ago.  These are the ornaments my Aunt Betty sent me in 1972.  She made them from eggs.  I had three but along the almost 50 years one was crushed.  They still shine after all these years.
 Most of the ornaments on Laura and Eric's tree are handmade and special.
Penny Roberts came to the party! 

Saturday, December 8, 2018

World of Barbie

Greta has played Barbies all afternoon.  Erin said she sat there with her but mostly just observed.  Greta's braces are changing her face into a more grown up look.  Isn't she lovely?  Isn't she beautiful?   Isn't she wonderful?  Yes, Yes, Yes!

December 8--

Monday Ingrid will be 17!  I looked back on the blog and this is the first birthday that I had a remembrance of--she was 5!  Ingrid loved Barbie type dolls.  Her fav was the one with the big feet.  I think they were called brats.  Laura is taking Ing and Sig to New York for their Christmas gift.  It's just a short trip but they will have a glitz time I am sure.  One thing they are doing is going to see the Rockettes.  I notice in the background of this picture, Sig is stuffing her face with cake and the blue is all around her mouth.  She has just a little hair, too!  She would have been a year and half old. 

My friend Donna read that Blogger might go away.  I hope not because I have recorded my grandchildren's lives here.  I started in 2006 and have their achievements documented.  I search back to see when things happened and it is just a joy to go back in time and see them.  I can relive some of the births, birthdays, holidays, and even deaths. 

I love my Blog and hope I can keep it!

Ingrid is taking the ACT today.  I am praying for a big score for her.  She had big dreams and a big score would help her make them come true.  She says she would like to be a college professor and it really fits her well! 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Pink Blanket

I am working on baby blanket from the yarn Helen gifted me.  Be glad when I get it a little bigger.  It is really cold and when it is larger it is very warming when working on it!  Was 28 here this morning!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Blue Baby Blanket

Finished the blue and started the pink blanket!

Monday, December 3, 2018

First New Furniture

 Astrid bought a brand new couch.  I gave her spray to scotch guard it.  She bought it "on time".  She is establishing credit.  I recall the first couch we bought new.  Like Astrid we started with a used one.  Mine was sort of pinky colored and we bought it from a old lady and gentleman who had taken great care of it, but "pinky" was a problem.  The one we bought was black naugahyde.  It was really a good couch.  But black does get old and wooden frames were the style.  So we gave that one to Grandma and Grandpa Renfroe and went with oak frame with a fabric cover.  I wish I still had that one as it was nice.  I know Astrid will always remember her couch.  I think it is the first thing she has bought on credit. 
 She has started redoing her table and she bought a corner hutch.  She will have to put the same finish on the hutch.  Guess who else bought a corner hutch as one of the first pieces of furniture--me.  Mine was a knotty pine.  Wish I still had it. 

Huntin' Trip Photos

 Astrid put up her first Christmas tree.  It is really pretty.
 These are from the hunting trip. Astrid said it was fun as the scenery was different and there were lots of animals to see.

 In one week, Astrid will be finished with one semester of college!
Astrid said there were wild horses and tame horses.  I think Logan said it was 13,000 acres.

Saturday, December 1, 2018


 Greta received the Terrific Kid award from the Kawanas Club.   I can see her braces are doing their job!
And she colored this at school.  Nice!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Coach C

 Our son-in-law is helping coach wrestling.  He is being acknowledged here.
Our new pond is almost full.  We are wondering if the muddiness will ever disappear?  Larry put gravel on the road to it so we can travel there without getting stuck in rainy weather.

Read a new book this week.  Blueprint is about dna and who we are.  It was good but hard for a dummy to get.  I got this--more of whether we are fat or skinny is genetics not nurture.  The number was 70 per cent.  As we age, dna makes more and more difference in who we are not less.  Yes, we become more and more like our parents.  Fifty percent genes are shared by siblings of the same parents.  They grow up in about the same environment.  Genetics make the difference...fifty percent different genes.  Breast cancer is not affected that much by genetics. Schizophrenia is highly predicted by dna.  It can be triggered by marijuana use.  It said it was because of the high level of thc? in today's marijuana  Not sure of those initials.  So if one carries that propensity, don't use drugs.  Better yet...don't use drugs.  It was a very good book, but since I am not really smart a lot of it was over my head. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Special Treat

Amy-Patsy sent us a special treat.  Crunchy brownie with pecans--just delicious.  Thank you for the sweet surprise.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Windy Day

Yesterday the wind howled and then on through the night it blew.  Laura and I went to the trail to walk.  We had resistance!  The picture is one of Sig at the walking trail lots of years ago.

We had some limbs stuck high in an Ash tree from a previous high wind and they blew out of the tree.  Larry said, "some good in everything".  I think he is correct.  If one will just look for the good, you can find a nugget. 

Laura and Erin are back at work today.  I am doing my usual.  I have a book that is interesting to me.  It is about someone's 8 great grandparents and on to grandparents and parents!  What a neat idea for a story. 

Hope you have a good day.