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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Theme.

As I said in the previous post we lost all our decorations . So when I bought new I went with a gift box theme.Again most of these things came from Pier One. More pics to come : )

The Good ,The Bad, and The Ugly.

First "The Bad," last spring we had a sewer back up flood our basement and lost all our Christmas decorations.
"The Good," I got to buy all new ones. did most of my shopping at Pier One.They have the most beautiful decorations.Here are some of the cute ornaments I bought there.
And finally" The Ugly" I promised family the person that shows up Christmas Eve with the ugliest Christmas sweater gets an extra gift. This should be fun!

Big Week for the Arndt Clan !

Two new cousins Willie's daughter Emily and Vern's Anna both had a little boys this week.
Congrats to them!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Worried About the Deficit. ?


War, what is it good for?????

Want to end these wars? Reinstate the draft ! Right now 1% of American families are affected by these wars. With a draft everyone,s children will be at risk and it will end very quickly.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday Night Sew In!

The Friday Night Sew-In check it out here-
This was my project ,Anna's baby quilt.
And a couple pictures of my little helpers:)
Now I have to put on borders .Blah... I hate borders. Yuck , their so easy to turn wavy. Any advice?

Monday, August 16, 2010


This suppose to be a quilting blog, so... perhaps I should occasionally post a quilt picture. Just finished this for a gift.Can't say for who it's a surprise. Click picture for larger view.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Are You Ready for Christmas !

I can't help it, every year about this time I start agonizing over Christmas gifts. Everyone is so affluent it's really hard to think of things to buy that are wanted, let alone need. We have 12 grandchildren age range 5 to 28. I would like any gift suggestions and ways to simplify Christmas and make it more about Christ's birth and less about consumerism.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Gone Fishing.

Three of our boys Ty, Brent and Mick went walleye fishing out on Lake Erie this spring. Here's some pixs .Click for larger image.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

On Hypocrites

Judge not ,that ye be judged.For with what you measure ye mete,it shall be measured to you again.
I think some people that consider themselves rightest should not be so eager to listen( and believe) and judge based on gossip ,slander . We should work to encourage family that have problems not condemn them to build up our piety in own mind or in the eyes of others. Jesus gave us one commandment LOVE.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sweet Sammy

Sammy, Milisa's dog. He's such a cutie.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

State Farm Grrrr.....

Remember in April we had the sewer flood and I was so please with State Farm's response?Well that was then, this is now.
We got a letter from State Farm today stating that if they were to continue to insure our home we would have to drop the drainage,sewer coverage in our policy????
Huh?? We've had our house insured with State farm for over thirty years and this is the first claim we've had for a sewer flood. Actually it's the second claim EVER! And the previous claim was for a small kitchen water pipe leak five years ago, for less than $5'000. Can you believe this ???
I guess it's a the companies policy is "we'll cover you ,take your money ,but if you need us then we op out".

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Still More Vacation Pixs!

Miniature Golf with family at Lake Okoboji. Click for larger image. Uncle Daryl, Aunt Patty ,my cousins Debbie, and Gay .Ted, Stacy and the twins.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More Vacation Pictures!

A quick post ( I'm off to the quilt shop this morning) with pictures of Kelsey and Daryl painting Patty's wicker and her flowers. That Kelsey is too cute!

Monday, June 28, 2010

My Dad's Farm.

Some pictures of my childhood home my dad's farm. The place has gone to ruin but the land is still beautiful.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

On Vacation!

Last week Omaha and Lake Okoboj ,this week Enid OK. Having a great time. Things change so much up in N.W. Iowa. Visited the farm I grew up on, out building dilapidated or totally down just a pile of rubble. House looks neglected . About 30 to 50 junk cars in the barn yard or grove. Wonder if it isn't an environmental mess.Who knows what those rusting cars are leaking into the earth.Sad... makes me angry the way people let things go.
Loving Enid OK, windy but not humid , it's big sky country love the wide open spaces!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thought we were done : (

Well maybe not, Construction Co. inspector came out looked around and found some work he wasn't happy with. Things I didn't even notice, bubbles in the paint, door sticking etc. So here I am stuck at home waiting for painters and carpenters again.

Monday, May 24, 2010

After and Before.

I know, I know , it should be before and then after but this is the way the pictures came up and I haven't time or inclination to change them. Anyway here's our all new family room and sewing room. They finally finished it Fri. Yes! It's so nice to have it done.