Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Uncle Jake

Here's Uncle Jake getting acquainted with his newest nephew. He loves all his little nephews and niece. Some day he's going to be a great father. It won't be long now and he will be getting married. I am excited about going to the wedding. I think it will be a wonderful time.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Snowing and Blowing

Late yesterday afternoon, we got the heaviest snow flurries that I can remember. The wind really picked up and it was blowing the snow off the roofs. It looked like a regular blizzard. Then it would stop just as quickly as it started. Everything had melted off the driveways and streets and now everything has a light coat of white again. I guess we are happy though as this has been the best winter ever.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Learning To Read

It seems it is never to early to start to learn to read. It is so cute to watch these great grandchildren reading a book. Big sister is reading to little brother and he is absorbed in what she is reading to him. It is cute to hear a 4 year old interpret a story from a book when they haven't yet learned to read. She is really sharp though and she will be an early reader, I am sure.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Decided it Was Important

Content by Mac Kline

When I decided it was really important to start saving money I took a look at our utilities first. I think it's really crucial to cut in the big places before you start doing little things like using coupons and selling clothes on eBay. For example, I went to at the suggestion of a friend and found I could get all the same channels I wanted for much cheaper which saved us a couple hundred bucks over the course of the year. I also got my car on craigslist as I am going to trade for something with better gas mileagein the long run. I think the reason we have is saving so much recently is that the kids are getting older and we're starting to think about college and how little we have put away. The last thing I want is for them to get into the school of their dreams and for me to tell them we just can't afford it.

Valentines Surprise

My next door neighbor brought me over a little box of very good chocolates. I haven't had chocolates for years. My husband was never one to make over Valentine's Day and neither did I. He did get me a huge box of chocolates when we were on the farm one year so I will always remember that. Now he is in Heaven with Jesus and that's the best Valentine's Day he ever had and will continue to have.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Cold Wave

The cold wave is here. The wind is really blowing from the Northwest. It is extremely cold. It is 10 degrees with a wind chill much lower. You better bundle up today and tomorrow too or you will get frostbite in no time. Yesterday was a cold day but nothing like this. At least there is no more new snow. It is February 10, and we have very little snow compared to most years and other parts of the USA. We have had the best winter ever so far and have Nov, Dec, and January behind us. Yay!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Giants Won!

I just started watching the Super Bowl just the last couple of years. This year I watched the whole thing and wanted to see all the commercials and half-time which my husband often skipped. I was for the Giants and glad they won. It was fun and my son called to say he was for the Giants too. I didn't overeat either, just a few chips and some dip. Bet that is more than most people can say.