Monday, November 16, 2009

Arkansas Crisps!

Some of the Lester Crisp Family
Lto R, Donna, Danny, Laverne, Leonard, Gary
A couple of weeks ago we got a call from Gary Crisp..who is Ron's cousin. Gary's Dad is Lester and is Grandma (Irene) Doan's big brother.
So while we were out in Arkansas we were able to meet Lester's wife Laverne, and a few of the children. We had such a great time. It is amazing how quickly strangers become family! We are really looking forward to meeting many more cousins! We hear there are a passel of them.
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Arkansas Happenings

While we were in Arkansas we had BIG rain! By some miracle we had an umbrella for every girl! They had a blast twirling and singing in the rain.
We also got a couple of shots with Phoebe and Jack. Years ago we made the kids puzzles with our pictures on them and I Phoebe loves them and wanted her own, so with a little bribery we got a great picture of them!
Is this a cute boy or what!!
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Olivia's Baptism

Olivia Linnea Sperry was baptised November 14, 2009

We traveled down to Arkansas to be part of Olivia's special day. We took Hannah and Katie with us as they are the next ones to be baptised. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner that afternoon and we are still stuffed!
Congratulations Olivia! We are proud of you!
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thankful Cactus

Years ago my Mom gave me a piece of a Christmas Cactus that belonged to my Aunt Linnea. My Mom has had her cactus as long as i can remember. ..and as long as I can remember I have have had this in my home. My children grew up with this cactus and it never ceases to amaze me with it's beauty. It generally blooms at thanksgiving time. This year I have been so busy at the quilt shop, that my plants have been a "bit" neglected. So last night as I rushed in from the shop to go to a class, I see this profusion of beauty out of the corner of my eye. My Thankful cactus is covered with blooms and it stops me in my tracks. So I take a moment to think of all the things I am thankful for, and the list is endless. Mostly I am thankful for a loving God who sends us constant reminders, and sometimes stops us in our tracks, to remind us of all we have to be grateful for. So today I am thankful. As I am thinking about all I have to be grateful for, I am tearing up and since I have to work soon and I didn't bring extra mascara, Suffice it to say that I am overwhelmed with the love that is shown to me on a daily basis. I am truly a blessed women. Thank you to all of you who bless my life and make me smile.
I love you too!
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