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Cat’s Art Show…

Randy and I went to an art show put on by one of my friends, Cat, to raise money for a charity to help people with Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome (KT).  She had lots of her artwork on display and up for bidding.

Me, Cat, and Juliana

Friends all through school and college roommates

It was so great to see both of them and chat.  I get to see Juliana a lot more now that she lives closer, but Cat lives far away now and it had been years since I had seen her.

Randy was the good natured photographer for us girls.

Toward the end Cat got up and spoke about her disease and her life.  Thankfully her niece had handed out tissues beforehand.

Randy and I were fortunate enough to get the winning bid on one of her pieces of artwork.  It is so my style with bright fun colors.  I loved every single piece, but that one piece inparticular was screaming my name so I had to bid on it and was fortunate enough to get it.

I love you Cat.  You are always in my prayers and hope we are able to stay in touch.


Aunt Pam’s 60th Birthday Dinner…

We met with family last night for dinner at a neat little Mexican restaurant.

There were gag gifts, of course.

 Good conversation

We had such a fun time.

The owner was amazing.  He had the table decorated so beautifully.  He waited on us personally and was so much fun.

Happy 60th Birthday Aunt Pam!  We love you!


An evening with family…

We had dinner with family the other night and had such a good time.

There was bocce ball.

Good conversation.

And lots of laughs.

It was a beautiful evening with great food, great people, and great memories made.

Give your family a hug, tell them you love ’em, and have a wonderful day!


Cattle drive…

We went to a cattle drive last week.  We took Ruby…her first cattle drive.

We all gathered at a friends house right on Main Street for the big event.



My Birthday….

I’m a little behind in posting…obviously.  I’m going to do some quick catchup work on posting some of the photos I have stashed away on my computer and have finally had the opportunity to compress and edit.

For my birthday Randy let me choose what we did for the day.

It involved water and some physical exertion.

We had a lot of fun in the sun and on the water.

Next was thrift stores and lunch….it was a really fun day.



Nancy’s Baby Shower…

It was baby shower time Saturday.  We had so much fun with all of us girls getting together again.  It seems the only time we get together anymore is if someone is getting married or having a baby. 

After the shower we all met up at a local pizza joint for lunch.  I could go to lunch with the girls with the understanding that I was to bring home pizza for Randy….then everyone was happy.


Family Togetherness…

We had the whole family together over the weekend.  It is so much fun when we all get together.  Maybe a little overwhelming at times, but definitely fun.

We had big cousins!

We had little cousins!

We had parenting lessons!

We need to keep working on it though!

All in all it was a very fun day with lots of laughs.  Hopefully we can all do it again soon!



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I am the wife to my wonderful husband and joint care giver to the many animals we have acquired on our small farm here on the prairie. This is a bit about our life on our farm. We are striving for simplicity and self-sufficiency, determined to become debt-free, trying to live in tune with the natural cycles of this earth, and challenging ourselves to transition to a diet based on traditional foods. It isn't always easy, and we don't always succeed, but it is a fun learning process. Join us as we stumble through learning how to provide for ourselves, get off the treadmill, and work toward a simpler way of life.

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