Thursday, October 25, 2012


Frank, still the traveler. His latest travels have taken him on a 3 week journey to Nebraska to be with Allison, followed by a quick 18 hours of driving in a 48 hour time frame. What a trooper! He's such a good puppy!

Little 10 pound, 8 week old Frank.

Big 90 pound, 11 month old Frank.
Same bag in both pictures.

Year of the house . Again!

Margo was right, it did look like we were trying to sell the house.  It sold in only 4 days!

God is GOOD!


It all began 10 years after moving into our home, a new roof, a new ac/furnace, new flooring downstairs, remodeled downstairs bathroom, new windows and doors.

Now, 2 years later, we finally put in new carpeting upstairs, and painted up there as well. All that is left to do now is the kitchen and the bathroom upstairs, and a little popcorn ceiling repair (why they put that in a house I'll never understand) and a little siding repair.

Kevin asked me the other day if I still like home improvement projects. I guess I do, but I'm not quite as enthusiastic as I was 2 years ago.

Sorry about the picture quality, but here are a few of the updates...
Kristopher's old room, now an office/ reading room.

Family room.

Downstairs bathroom.

New entry light. So much brighter!

Dining Room


Allison's old room. Now a guest room.

Master bedroom.

Master bedroom.


Upstairs Bathroom. 

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Warm, late summer has now turned into cool fall. Leaves are changing and falling and the colors are amazing!

I went to Illinois this past Thursday and got to spend some time with my mom, and both sisters. Margo had driven up from Georgia!

We enjoyed staying up late talking, shopping, and eating out. We finished our weekend together on a scenic drive to Galena for a delicious lunch and yet more shopping.

I had such a fun weekend! It was great seeing everyone!

It's Falling

We have had a busy fall so far.
We've gotten to visit with Allison, Lin and Chris, Travis, Kim, Kenny, Margo and Mom.
We have been doing some more home improvement projects, painting and new carpet.
Fall is falling, and we are enjoying this wonderful time of the year!

A Visit to Schuyler Labor Day weekend

Last of the Veggies

Kevin cleaned up and sold Kris's car

Frank and his Log

Tearing out the old carpet (new photos soon)

Mums say fall more than anything...

... except for colorful falling leaves.