Monday, August 18, 2008

Surviving the Summer

Our cats love to sleep in the sun - and they LOVE a small box, so we fixed a box in the sun for them... and when I put Mabel in it, she settled right down for a good long nap.

Meanwhile, Lucy was "hard at work" in my office. She is often very un-ladylike, but she loves to lie on her back like this!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Lot is Happening!

It has been awhile since my last post, but I have been busy! My cousin Amanda got married last weekend, and I was the wedding coordinator. Photos will come soon!

My little friend Job McCully, from Bigelow, Arkansas, is getting a new house this next week, courtesy of ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition! We have been campaigning and praying for this for a long time, so it is a tremendous blessing. You can follow the daily progress and learn more at You owe it to yourself to "meet" Job (just like in the Bible) and his family and follow this story!

Today is the 34th anniversary of our marriage! Yep - 34 big ones, and going stronger every day! I am so blessed I almost have to pinch myself!!! How will we celebrate? An auction, of course... and pizza tonight, of course. We may be dull, boring and predictable, but we're in it for the long haul. It's been amazing so far... and we can't wait to see what the future holds.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

A Visit From the Dollars

Friday afternoon, my friend Marla Ann (Baker) Dollar brought her grandchildren and her daughter Molly to visit us. Marla was my next-door neighbor until we married, and she is like a sister to me. Her daughter Molly has three children - Griffin Alexander is nearly 10, Ruby Ann will be 7 on August 3, and Roman Maurel will be 5 in December. They all live in Fayetteville.

Marla and Molly took the children to Mtn. View on Thursday to see the sights and tour Blanchard Caverns - they took the Dripstone Trail tour and really enjoyed it. Yesterday they swam in the pool and visited relatives and came to our house. Today they were going to go boating with another friend and then visit and swim some more. The kids were having a great time seeing people and the town where their grandmother lived as a young girl.

Pictured are Marla (left) and Molly (right) and then from left to right are Griffin, Ruby, and Roman. Aren't these cute kids? I gave them a box of dominoes and taught them to play "Chicken Foot" so now they have a new game to add to their repertoire. Honestly, I think they have more fun lining up the dominoes and knocking them over, but someday that will change (maybe!) and they will be glad to know how to play a new game!