ANNAMARIE1958's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ANNAMARIE1958 ANNAMARIE1958's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ I'm Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771029 Well here it is Sept 1st and how fast did the summer go? To fast if you ask me......we had our family McDonald reunion that I'm the secretary for, that was in June. Then in July I have my big family picnic at my home(I posted pics for that) . Just did a big benefit yesterday for END PKD, a nasty kidney disease that my SIL and niece has. Raised awareness and over $5000 in donation. WooHoo! In between all that went fishing ,how I love doing that. At the end of this month is our family Octoberfe... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:11:29 EST what it looks like all finished.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747087 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l816530366.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1549019163.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2002684422.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l688199492.jpg">we used it for the first time last night, Boy did it work GREAT kept us warm and dry. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:54:58 EST my summer so far.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744975 Hi everyone, I guess I've taken the summer off from SP....time is flying by soooo fast! You all know I have a family picnic every year, this year is was a western thyme. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1083962033.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2044725764.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l525955787.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1982174983.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1203... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:59:21 EST My big sewing project http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721153 Hi everyone, I've been very busy in my sewing shop. I took on a very big project, making an enclosure for a 20' pontoon boat. Took me a few weeks to make........ <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l612673607.jpg">the door zips closed, <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l486107341.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2011523205.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1859539725.jpg"> Not showing in these pictures ,I added a wi... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:28:09 EST He is a month old already. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708417 My grandson is a month old already, I see him a few days a week , he lives 3 miles from me. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l342723156.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l284920407.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1079383857.jpg">he makes the silliest faces <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l702057027.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l295937366.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.c... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 22:11:24 EST He has arrived ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685312 I have been waiting a long time for this day......April 30 at 4:18 my first grandchild <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l956065975.jpg"> arrived. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1824027278.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l361493203.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l230008921.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1903651210.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1331570725.jp... Thu, 1 May 2014 22:31:25 EST He will be here soon.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672821 My first grandchild will be here soon, getting excited. I had a baby shower for my DIL on Saturday, went well! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l98136799.jpg">yep it was all camo! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l259368280.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1532127388.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2137387647.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2129045504.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:36:25 EST Easter Bunny! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665224 I volunteered some of my time today to play the Easter Bunny at the local fire department (Kinloch VFW). The children were <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l219417178.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1211796011.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1143809326.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1376659491.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l219023962.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeop... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 19:19:19 EST Back to normal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648815 Today was the day Annie went home...this has been a long 2 and a half months. She still has to wear a brace on her wrist for 4 more weeks but she was well enough to go home. I will stop by a few days a week if she needs me but as of Today my life went back to normal. (what ever that may be). I have lost and gained the same 5 lbs in the past few months so I hope now I'll have my time in the mornings to get back on my treadmill and lose the 20 lbs I need to lose. <BR> Back to Normal, I hope! Sun, 16 Mar 2014 00:37:21 EST Cold winter day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626505 Most of you are having a bad winter...feet of snow ,ice and sub zero temperatures. This winter has been very hard on most of us....just when you shovel yourself out from a storm the power goes out. Most mornings have been minus 0..wind chill factor -25. Ok Mother nature enough is enough...I took a walk to the pond today even though it's 22 out ,that's a lot warmer than it has been. The sky is so blue today and NO wind...this is what I saw in my back yard...... <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:57:19 EST Up to date on my Care giving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612505 Most of you know that I have been taking care of a 95 YO lady ..Annie! She has come a long way from the day after Christmas, when she fell and couldn't get up. Since then she got a pace maker, and doing very well. I go to her grandson house(is where she is staying) everyday at 8am until 12 then on my way to work 2:30. Next weekend she wants to go back home . She has so much energy now, she can do everything for herself. Friday her SIL took her to the heart Dr. and everything is just great, T... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 21:42:19 EST How my new year has been coming along! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594824 This new year isn't about me.. it's about a 95 yo friend. My friend John that just lives down the road from me, His grand mother had fallen the day after Christmas( Thursday). and she didn't call John until Friday. He ended up calling 911. Her heart rate was 30, she ended up with a pace maker. While the DR. were doing that they punctured her lung. She was in hospital 8 day. Poor John didn't have the heart to put her in nursing home. There isn't anyone to help him sooo I told him I would do... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:07:24 EST Christmas day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572217 We had a feast at my SIL mothers house on Christmas eve....7 fishes with the 12 dishes...yum yum. On Christmas day my boys and their wives came over around 11 opened their gifts and had dinner....they stayed until 3 .....that was my gift from them. I know how busy they are and was so blessed that they spent that much time with me. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l836888765.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l17081699.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.spa... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:40:41 EST A day with Missy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569456 Hard to believe it's that time of year again! Making Christmas cookies with Missy! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l975202742.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l8234340.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1946609800.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2144725119.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1831727758.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l805038526.jpg"> <img src="... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 19:04:10 EST Time with Missy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559190 I took Missy to see Santa today, she get's very emotional when she sees him. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l752445633.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l811559102.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l154314077.jpg">Yep you guessed it, I was the ELF! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l730065090.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l784083007.jpg">This is my great niece ZIAH! In 2 weeks I'll be maki... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 15:35:54 EST The Brain want's to keep on working! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508584 I'm sure there is many of you that lay in bed very tired,,...,but the brain wants to keep on working...WHY! It's 3:15 am I'm wide a wake coz the brain doesn't want to go to sleep. I have some thing that I want to get done today....like make apple dumplings...make a Halloween costume for my Pug, sweep the living rm. and dinning rm., clean the bath rm. Ok I have plenty of time to do that before I go to work...BUT my brain just doesn't want to go to sleep <BR> sooo....I took my camera and t... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 05:22:25 EST Family OKTOBERFEST! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499226 As most of you know my family gets together every year for the past 11years for our annual Waltz Oktoberfest .My sister has been making a piñata for the past 5 years and she really top it off with this..... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l878520379.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1385441315.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1972627591.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1825826958.jpg">my brother.. <img sr... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 11:09:12 EST 2.5 mile walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492651 On Saturday my family and friends walked 2.5 miles for the PKD Foundation. A kidney disease that has hit my family hard...my SIL and niece has it. My SIL needs a kidney ASAP and has dialyses 3 times a week... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l350546132.jpg">This is my SIL Mariann <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1568696474.jpg">my SIL and niece..... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1841648397.jpg">the gang that raised over $1000.00 for thi... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 10:37:17 EST Out Doors! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479649 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1166911533.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l744614081.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l822093885.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1163716781.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1787619472.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1179904173.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l350185940.jpg"> <img src="http://photos... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 15:48:07 EST A naming Ceremony! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472973 I was invited to a African naming ceremony....I was very touch by it. The baby's name is Josiah Odefour Kofi Koranchie-Boah. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l464841166.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1294330279.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1533519900.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l800041022.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l31107171.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 21:54:34 EST Went fishing at the Point in Pittsburgh,Pa. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459979 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1549084699.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1623238680.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l44902498.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1801873807.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1424566305.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1476520351.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1569384602.jpg"> <img src="http://photo... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:53:52 EST A day with Missy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452161 It was a beautiful day to spend with Missy! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l155511005.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l403023953.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l953722935.jpg">She is such a blessing to me! Sun, 11 Aug 2013 21:29:15 EST Fishing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430256 My new sport is fishing...you all know I have a pond in my back yard and I have been fishing there for 20 years. This year I wanted to get my fishing licenses and go some where else. My cousin has a pontoon boat and will take me out any time. We went out just this past Saturday all night fishing. I did catch my first catfish. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1574758554.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1936992265.jpg">My cousin caught a monster of a ca... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 07:34:55 EST My annual family picnic...a Luau! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421446 Most of you know I have a big family picnic every year....This year we had our first Luau. We had guest from El Paso, TX...ND.. Iowa,.. Florida,.. Ohio, some camped out in their campers and some stayed in my home.....Enjoy ! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1455319200.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1161701421.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l441247951.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l80210144.jpg"> <im... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:10:01 EST I felt a head ache coming on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401800 Well today my cousin dropped off his pontoon boat to clean. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1164044461.jpg">and after I cleaned it I felt a head ache coming on....no way was I going to work after I cleaned the boat. So guess what I did? <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1137387567.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l744597569.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l296872150.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:40:59 EST When I do my walks around my pond this is what I see! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391194 Come walk with me and enjoy the view! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l632318150.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l560490698.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2124605568.jpg">.com/nw/1/6/l1668950038.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1267984808.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l708733123.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l79... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 20:47:16 EST Took a Harley ride with DH and this is what we saw! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390623 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1487759518.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l617916487.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l580839881.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l992290869.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l897837242.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1452861600.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1200613548.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 09:21:57 EST Flowers in my back yard! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376065 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l588441800.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l109603039.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l596273352.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l449276111.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1886152843.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1012836404.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l13... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 22:20:26 EST Fishing with Missy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368759 It's been a while since I posted about <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l863070395.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1006168245.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l893774010.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2081876098.jpg"> Missy...she is doing fine. Needs a knee replacement soon....will let you all know when that happens. Mean while I took her fishing in my back yard today! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Sun, 26 May 2013 21:41:22 EST My first big catch.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347020 I went fishing on a foggy Sunday morning with my cousin on his pontoon boat. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l35678434.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1603266713.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l159377629.jpg">It was cold and very foggy...sort of slow at first but our patient's paid off . My first big catch <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1600219289.jpg">about 22 in. long and around 5lbs....caught many othe... Mon, 6 May 2013 07:06:56 EST My day fishing with family! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5337941 I fish all the time in my back yard...a lot of nice size fish...Lg. mouth bass, bluegill and carp. But this year I wanted to go do some real fishing. My cousin has a pontoon boat so the way we went..... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l732457154.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l399304913.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1694656660.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l807823550.jpg">I caught 2 of these perch.... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 06:06:14 EST Bursa sac http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298292 Question........ Has anyone ever had a bursa sac removed? Almost three years ago I fell and broke my pelvis and bursa sac. My pelvis healed ok but the bursa sac has giving me so much pain...well it's called bursitis. Pain that is almost to my right knee and up my leg to around my lower back. So painful that if you just touch my leg it feels like you punched me. I got my second shot of cortisone on Friday....the orthopedic Dr. said if I get a third or forth shot I would have to have my bursa s... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 14:00:14 EST This is what i saw outside my widow 3/6/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279660 We were suppose to get around 6 inches of snow the other day..no big deal but we got 13 inches instead . This is our snow storm of March 6th 2013...What I saw outside my window! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2144692351.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l637462726.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2095212673.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1336764581.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 01:50:45 EST My Daddy-O http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5205936 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1064644530.jpg">It's been 5 years since my Daddy-O passed and how much I miss him so. 1/14/08 I've been going down memory land for the past few day's on how large and brave of a man my father was . He was such a gentle giant and soft spoken man...had the patients to show us kids to build things and to respect one an other. This has been a long 5 years for every Holiday that goes by...the birthdays....the family get together. He is in all our... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 23:41:50 EST Making Christmas cookies with Missy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174033 Well can you believe it's that time again. Making Christmas cookies with Missy. Here we are my best friend.. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1696753172.jpg">We are going to make sugar cookies first <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1929733641.jpg">while she was putting all the dough in a ball ..she made sure there was plenty of flour. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l429549136.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l167614... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 23:16:52 EST Benezette Pa... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107634 If you have never been to Benezette Pa. this is what you are missing..... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1333519909.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l87877216.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l551249482.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l110847583.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l845276732.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l841377340.jpg"> <img src="http://phot... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 21:30:33 EST Tattoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098618 Some of you might already know I have tattoos. I have a total of 6....most of them I did myself...BUT the ones on my right arm my EX husband did and I hate them SOOOOOO yesterday I desided to have those covered up with a new tattoo. Here are the steps it took to get it covered. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l984515729.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l541638242.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l491279355.jpg"> <img src="http:... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:00:18 EST 2012 OKTOBERFEST! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080418 This makes the 10th year that our family has been hosting a OKTOBERFEST..here is a few pics of how the day went. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l465015048.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l893032860.jpg">my sister <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l482743792.jpg">more of my brothers carvings. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l677561733.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l522636164.jpg"> <img src="h... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:28:21 EST How to make a mountain pie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5012609 My son nathan will show how to make a mountain pie.... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l751300420.jpg">you need a mountain pie maker and bread.... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l883515847.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l13003329.jpg">butter bread ...lay one piece of bread on hot iron... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l451094027.jpg">he is making a pizza pie.... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 20:41:57 EST My brothers new carving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4974658 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l219514448.jpg">This is my brothers latest carving...he has taken it to many shows and he got first place each and every time...I am so proud of him. All of his carvings are for sale...this one $600 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:52:15 EST My picnic.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4973070 You all know I've been MIA for about a week and this is why! I had 108 people at my house on Saturday. I still have people from El Paso TX, Oregon and Arizona here. Here is a few pic of my day! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l241122858.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l323444017.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l821429152.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l26185610.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 15:48:36 EST More wedding pic! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4930483 Nothing wrong with the <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l337373323.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l711611658.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l82722875.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l97535701.jpg"> color on your PC ..the pics are black and white! I hope the bride and groom like these pics ...they haven't seen them yet....I'm the one that took all the pics. The ones that I'm in my brother took them! Sun, 17 Jun 2012 19:40:49 EST My son's wedding! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4929564 As most of you know my son got married today. Enjoy the show.... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l718206375.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l729584960.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l567599877.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l972185973.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l714098840.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l529971707.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 00:02:41 EST Happy 50th B-day little sis! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4909360 My little sis came home from Ohio for my nephews graduation party...so while she was home we gave her a surprise b-day party and boy was she surprised! set back and enjoy the party! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l762118901.jpg">Our barn that we worked so hard to clean up.... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l749565389.jpg">My littles sister Nancy kay. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l32600917.jpg">Us 3 girls..now we are all 50 plus... <im... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 22:36:22 EST "Who knew" more great ideas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4904428 MORE "WHO KNEW?" <BR> <BR> <BR> I enjoy these, because I always learn something new and I'm reminded of things I had forgotten. <BR> <BR> Some clever remedies... <BR> You can flip a toaster on its side and grill cheese in it <BR> <BR> Reynolds Wrap has lock in taps to hold the roll in place <BR> <BR> <BR> If you place a wooden spoon over a pot of boiling water, it won't boil over. <BR> <BR> <BR> Marshmallows can cure a sore throat. Perfect for kids who don't like medicine. <BR... Wed, 30 May 2012 13:56:48 EST A day with Missy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4889222 I was busy today with Missy...we started out fishing <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l205600401.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l850726680.jpg">she could set here all day with the wind blowing in her face. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l353996759.jpg">we have to get our picture taken together... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l851540045.jpg">It's always a big deal who was going to get the first fish of the day...... Sun, 20 May 2012 00:44:27 EST Very proud of my brother's carving show! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4870645 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l772412383.jpg">I hope you all don't mind me bragging about my brother....he just got back from a show near Pittsburgh Pa. Here is how he made out and MOST of the stuff he carves is <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l390948238.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l209489425.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l755130376.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l401431680.j... Mon, 7 May 2012 13:47:48 EST More carvings that my brother did! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4861438 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l14468828.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l268434121.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l789189480.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l12958208.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l102501423.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l380684378.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l576554580.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Tue, 1 May 2012 14:42:17 EST Just showing off what my brother can do! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860764 My brother has been carving for about 6 yrs. and the whole family is so proud of him. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l31700648.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l383105221.jpg">Here is the family with our carvings....he was just getting started. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l913887451.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l521609891.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l763505483.jpg"> <img src=... Tue, 1 May 2012 08:46:53 EST Bounce this along.....use fabric softener for many things! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4852968 Fwd: Bounce This Along Save All <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Bounce This Along <BR> <BR> U.S. Postal service sent out a message to all letter carriers to put a sheet of Bounce in their uniform pockets to keep yellow-jackets away. <BR> <BR> Use them all the time when playing baseball and soccer. I use it when I am working outside. It really works. The insects just veer around you. <BR> <BR> All this time you've just been putting Bounce in the dryer! <BR> ... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 09:19:37 EST