Thursday, November 10, 2011

Move #23 Coming Up!!!

That's right.  We are moving again.  This will be move #23 since we have been married.  It does not count the times that David moved without us to go to schools while in the Army or going on unaccompanied tours.  This time we are going to Idaho.  It is someplace new for us.  We have not lived there before.  Of course Leslie lives there, so that is good.  I really wanted to live near one of the girls.  And two of our grandkids live there too.  So that is great!!!  :)

We will be just six miles from Leslie in Idaho Falls.  We found a super nice home on a cul-de-sac in a subdivision.  Our home does not have any HOA fees or covenants that you have to live by.  So that is great.  We DON'T like covenants.  Some covenants have really stupid restrictions.  Like parking a vehicle on the street.  Or no trailers in your driveway.  Etc.  Our home is one of the first in the neighborhood and the HOA and covenants come along later.  So that is fine and dandy with us.  The home is also on a golf course.  So that is kind of neat even though we do not play golf.  But it does sound impressive.  :D

We have movers coming the end of the month.  We should be in Idaho by Dec. 5th.  Looking forward to decorating for Christmas.  I have not decorated in several years.  No one to see my handiwork here.  Just David and I.  Every once in awhile my sisters come by.  But our house here is VERY secluded.  Now we will be in a neighborhood.  I hope we adjust okay.  I think I will, but David might have a problem.  

Here are some pictures of our house:

Front of house
Living Room

Kitchen from the Dining Room
Upstairs Family Room

Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom
Downstairs Family Room

Front of house from corner of property

Back of house from corner of property

Back patio area

Waterfall-needs work

Friday, April 29, 2011

Leslie's Free Give-Away

Leslie has a free give-away.  Just go to her All My Love and Hobbies site to sign up for it.  Here is her site:
You can win a set of her blocks.  I am hoping to win set that says "Family". 

Thanks for checking it out.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


All You Ever Wanted to Know About My Christmas Habits and More!

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends. Okay,here's what you're supposed to do, and try not to be a SCROOGE!!! Just copy this entire message and paste onto your blog.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? My favorite is brown paper bags. I cut them apart, to use as paper. Then I put ribbon on them. They look beautiful under the tree. Very country, but I like country. And you can't get any cheaper than that. The ribbon is only $2 for 500 yards. That will last a looong time.

2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial. It is cheaper in the long run. Plus I can't see cutting down a tree for using only a month. People need to use a potted tree if they want a real tree. Then plant it in the yard.

3. When do you put up the tree? Shortly after Thanksgiving. If I put up a tree. I haven't the past few years. No one to see it now that the girls are gone. It is too much work for just David and I. Plus we don't have room for it in our clubhouse. :(

4. When do you take the tree down? January. If I put one up.

5. Do you like eggnog? Not at all.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? It would be a toss between my bike or the Barbie doll house that my mother made. It was awesome. We loved it. My granddaughter, Abigail, has it now.

7. Hardest person to buy for? Everyone. I am too practical. It takes me awhile to get inspired.

8. Easiest person to buy for? Grandchildren. But even then I ask, because seeing that I am practical, I don't want to buy them something that their parents really don't want them to have, or need. They too are practical.

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Lots. I have no idea how many I have. Getting a new one this year from David. :)

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail. If I do any. Maybe I should try email.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Motorcycle. It was for Cleaburn and I. It never worked. It was horrible. It was an old fixer-upper.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? It's a Wonderful Life.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? I shop all the time. I usually give the gifts early so I don't have to mail them.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Not that I recall. But I may have.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Sugar cookies?

16. Lights on the tree? Definitely. And I prefer clear lights.

17. Favorite Christmas song? I agree with Leslie. Silver Bells and Far, Far Away on Judea's Plains are great songs. I am not a music person, but I know it is not one of the "commercial" songs. It would be a Christmas hymn.

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? I prefer to stay at home, but the girls can't come here, so I would definitely go to one of their homes instead. I love it when we can all be together. Last year (2007) was great because we were all together at Leslie's house. (Minus Nick. He doesn't like to fly.)

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Yes. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Usually an angel.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? PJs on Christmas Eve. Everything else is on Christmas morning.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Driving in the snow.

23. Favorite thing to do? Drink hot chocolate and visit family and friends.

24. Favorite for Christmas Dinner? Turkey and cranberry relish.

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? To be with my children and their families.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Iris Garden 2009

Some of my irises. I will try to identify them. Hope you enjoy. What are your favorites?

Lucky Draw

Spectral Challenge

Ruffles Supreme

Sunray Reflection

O'Brien's Choice

Paradise Found

Siener Heirloom

Sheer Bliss

Dusky Challenger

Rite of Spring

Ruffled Ballet

Dawn of Change

Clear Morning Sky

Rapture in Blue

Honky Tonk Blues

Fair Dinkum

Blue Staccato

Proud Tradition

Dutch Iris

Before the Storm

Forge Fire


Supreme Sultan

Spring Tidings

Celestial Flame

Skating Party

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kittens Update

Here are a few pictures of the kittens. They were taken May 11, 2009. They were 6 1/2 weeks old. They are fun to play with. Flo is on her way to her new parents as I type. Her new parents will be Erin and Spencer. They are excited!!!

Flo, Floppy and Little Bit
They were having fun with my toes.
Flo & Floppy
Being a good sister and brother.

He likes to explore.

David calls her Funny Face.

Little Bit
Playing in the grass.

Little Bit
He has a short tail. AKA Stubby.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lucky Blue Iris

One of my pretty irises. This one is unique. I think this is Rapture in Blue. What do you like about it?

Monday, March 30, 2009

Kittens & Khaki

Our cat, Kitty, or now Mama Kitty, had kittens on March 28, 2009. She had five but two died. We do not know the sex of the kittens yet. Will need to look. But I did name the kittens. Not sure yet which kitten gets which name but... Their names will be Flo, Floppy, and Little Bit. I named them after David's mother, Florence. Mom's birthday was on the 28th so I thought it would be appropriate to name them after her. I think she would be tickled. I need to tell her about her namesakes. I thought of the names after I talked to Mom on her birthday. Here are a few pictures. Will need to get more later. Also including a picture of Khaki for Erin & Spencer.