Sunday, September 9, 2012


For some this will sound absolutely silly and some will understand. I have always loved trees, watching them grown, change in the seasons, just trees. I even have several trees that I have selected as "mine" and especially love to be able to see these massive, ancient trees and how they are growing.

Before the logging started.
 So when a massive machine ends up on our farm I couldn't understand what it was for, then I found out we had sold the logs off the farm. Trees. Now in the grand scheme of things, logs are harvested every 30-40 years, this just happens to be the time for the harvest. I understand that trees have a purpose and that they are meant to be used, but still it was hard to see the trees cut and harvested.
Logging and the big ugly machine.

You can see barcodes and green x's. 

About 350 trees cut, turned into about 1,000 logs. You can see the barcode stickers on some of the logs, those were the ones that they were willing to buy. There were many logs with green x's, not willing to buy, some for sold for pallets but some were not sold.

Yes we still have many trees, will the forest repair itself and allow other trees to grow larger, yes. But it still hard for me and that is just me. In the bigger picture it reminds me of the sheep and the goats, or the wheat and tares, some will be taken and some will be left in the time of harvest. I will have Jesus's barcode on me but who will have the green x's.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

New Desk!
I had been looking for several months for a new desk to replace the monster that was in the corner of the kitchen. We went to a large flea/antique mall in Lexington and was able to find this one. It is beautiful and is solid oak.  Very pleased with how it looks and it does take up less space than the other one. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Hair

New Hair, Just in case you would like to see it when it is first done, Yeah! 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Flowers are Growing

The weather must be perfect for growing flowers, Mine have really started to grow and bloom already this spring. 

Pink salvia, and some left over cilantro that came back up. Fresh rosemary as well. 

We have divided lilies and have placed them around the house. They have been beautiful this spring. 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Girls on the Run 5K

Last Saturday, May 12 I was involved in that Girls on the Run 5K at Paul Brown Stadium. We had practiced and ran and worked with the 5th grade girls from Dry Ridge Elementary.
This  was not my first 5K, but it was my 1st to run. That is saying a lot. Finishing time- 39:40. I was able to run most of the 1st mile without stopping. For me that was an accomplishment. 

Most of the team, I am the short one in the back.

My partner and I heading for the finish line, hand in hand.

Shannon, Dehner who were both coaches, and myself. Just a running buddy.

My number was 664, was not to happy about the 6's but it could have been worse. I could have checked in 2 people later, I don't know if I would have even ran. 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Wonderful Mother's Day 2012

I have had a wonderful Mother's Day. It started on Thursday with Gary helping get the flowers for the yard. He helped get the beds ready and I started planting on Friday. Tiff and Josh had flowers delivered to me at school. A nice surprise.

Beautiful flowers that were delivered to school on Friday from Tiff and Josh
 Sunday morning, I got to speak with Krystal and Brad in South Asia, the blessings of technology.
Homemade Blueberry Muffins from Krystal's recipe, delicious

Shell and I decided to surprise Mom by coming up to go to church with her and Dad for Mother's Day.

Shell, Mom, and I. Shell, Tim and I came to go to church with Mom.
Shell, Mom, Dad and Me 
Mom and Dad. Last Sunday Dad was in the hospital, but look how good they both look this week.
4 Generations Picture Shell the Grandmother, Mom the Great Grandmother, Marcus the Great Grandson, and Jessica the Mom

Hands Across Time
Marcus, Jessica, Shell, and Mom

Shell and Tim and Family

Shell and her children on Mother's Day
Josh, Shell and Jessica

Pa Pa Tim, Marcus and Gramme

Julie and Josh

Bricklynn, Marcus and Jessica

Flowers for Mother's Day. My wonderful husband made the flower box for me and helped me with the flowers around the yard that we can enjoy all summer. 

The clematis  is beautiful right now.

 Gary moved some of the  lilies around the house.

Flowers planted, let's see how they grow this summer.