Friday, June 23, 2017


The cover of  "Little Davey's Humor" handmade booklet that I made to give to now 16 yr old Davey on our trip.

I had planned on typing the words before we left, but ran out of time!

So hand wrote it while traveling. Double trouble, as my handwriting is not good anyway and traveling didn't help either!

The back cover.

As some of you know Davey is recovering from an incident where he lost an eye and for now hearing in one ear and breathing out of one nostril. He is making great strides with his memory and physical therapy. We are so encouraged!!

Our grand daughter Tyler is a Deputy Sheriff at the jail there. She gave us a very interesting tour while visiting!

This is Jake and Tyler's home where we stayed for 4 nights.
And their two doggie children; Goob (sp?) & Tuna.

Here's grandpa lamenting over  leaving his former old green van. Now sporting new Idaho license plates!

Here's all of our Utah/ Idaho family enjoying at late lunch at the Texas Roadhouse. On the left is granddaughter Cassie, Tyler is holding her son Liam. Cassie's husband was at work.  Then on left Davey and his mother Grace and then Granddaughter Michail. Back on right me and Maurice, Jake  Tyler's husband, Tyler & Liam.

This is Cassie & Steven's home in Utah where we stayed one night.

Little Liam eventually warmed up to us!

Here we are with our oldest grandson Aaron and his fiancee Montana. they are making plans to move to Indiana in September which will be a lot closer!

We were standing in front of this neat old wood cook stove !

I always take along handwork for the long days of travel. This time I recovered and embellished thrift store stuffed toys!

Didn't get as much "junking time" this trip, but found a few treasures!

A neat old Jan Karon audio book, which of course Maurice was not interested in listening too!

And my first Narnia book! Really enjoying it!

And a long piece of gorgeous tapestry. which I have already painted into one of my Bohemian Floral paintings!

The day before we left town we celebrate Maurice's 81's birthday and fathers day with Son Paul and his partner Tracee and the rest of our K.C.Mo, family.

On right, Maurice, my sister Judy and me. Then on left back to front, granddaughter Jackie, her son Eli  Paul & Tracee. We enjoyed a lunch at the Olive Garden.

Pa Pa & Eli.

I painted this for sister Judy's new Bohemian Garden Room.

Here she is with her coffee early in the morning enjoying the atmosphere!

The lights add to the enchantment!  She is adding and changing things daily!

This fascinating huge sculpture was at a Road Stop on the way home!  We drove 3,100+ miles!! Long and hard trip but worth it to be with our family again!  God Bess You All!

Saturday, May 27, 2017


We've been dealing with really bad "colds" and a heart wrenching  family incident, and a broken computer all contributing to my long absence from my blogs! But the good news is sister Judy's Cancer is diminishing! The treatment is working, giving us a new lease on life! So we are getting back to a dream she has had for a long time! Partly enclosing her patio, and making it into a "Bohemian Fantasy" for outdoor living! 

This gorgeous skirt is inspiring the colors!

I took several pictures because it is inspiring me to do some  "Bohemian Floral Paintings too!

Could easily end up a series of Bohemian Florals!

We enjoyed our Beta Sigma Phi Secret Sister Luncheon last week on  Carols enclosed porch!

The gift of choice seemed to be outdoor flowers!

I was on the same wave lenght with my floral painting made for my secret sister accompanying a Cato Gift Card.

My newest Pool Table Setting!

Sweet Friend Robin brought over a mini quilt she made to cheer us up!  It looks so cute in my newly changed pool table display above too!

We sent this picture to try and cheer up Grandson Davey in Idaho! Tasha sure was  puzzled with Dad's bandana!

I'm having fun this year creating "Garden Totems" with flowerpots. Not cemented together just stacked for easy dismantling!

This is the "Summer Display Kitchen Shelves"  Will probably add Uncle Sams later!  Hope your Summer or Fall is going well. God Bless All Of You!. You might check out my second blog for some different fun!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Lovely table settings ready for our Archie combined sorority Founders Day Dinner at Cricket Kroneke's delightful country home

She and her friend Norma Keltner prepare the most delicious meals! On par with the gourmet meals of The New Theater!

There were four tables of us spread through out the home.

As you can see our plates were overflowing with goodness!

There I am!

We also celebrated Carole Lynne's (on the right end) special birthday!

Here's out favorite people! Cricket and Norma: Hostesses and Cooks!

After our program we attended  as a group the visitation of our member Esther Hess's son-in-law Steve Hon. Sad Times!

My wild flowers have been blooming profusely this spring!

Path to the back garden.

Path to the garden on the other side of the enclosed porch.

Touches of Blue Everywhere!

Easter Sunday early service nursery duty.

Decided it was too much for these 80+ year old workers so requested to be relieved of this position in the future1

Great Grandson Eli starting out on the hunt!

All eggs accounted for!

Family Picture! Hard to accept this is the norm now! We were fortunate to have granddaughter Tyler from Idaho with us this year1

Farewell to our old faithful 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager. Maurice has cared for it well and it has served us well! At 379,250 miles it leaves us for it's 2nd life with the grandkids  I hope they treat it kindly!  Sorry I've been so slow sending out another post!