Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tulsa Flight Tour

Josh is a friend of my youngest brother Micah. I have seriously known him since the day he was born. Now he is all grown-up and works as a paramedic and is part of the flight crew for Tulsa Life Flight. He told us that we should come by and visit on our way home from the promise land and he would show us around. 
We were all fascinated by everything. It was so amazing to learn that everything that they have in an ER room is all packed into the helicopter and that they have to be trained basically just like a doctor. It was so awesome!


Josh let us try out the night vision helmet he turned off the lights in the helicopter hanger so that we could see what it looks like in the dark. So Cool!!


He was so patience to answer all of the questions that we had, especially from Taryn who wants to go into the medical field. She has always wanted to become a pediatric nurse but after this tour she now wants to train with a flight crew. Thank you SO much Josh for taking time to show us around it was awesome. It was so good to see you, your wife Heather and meet your baby son, he is precious! Speaking of the medical field I'm leaving in just a little bit to take the milkman to the hospital to check him in for his hip replacement surgery. I will probably not have a new post until Friday but God willing Vintage Friday will be up. We would appreciate your prayers in the next couple of days/weeks as our "normal" will be changed once again. Eeeekkk!! Thank you so much in advance we are so grateful for all of our prayer warriors.





Monday, July 28, 2014

Oklahoma

At the beginning of last week the girls and I ran down to the promise land (Oklahoma). My youngest brother Micah, his wife Megan and their 3 kiddos were in from Ohio. They had twin girls in January whom we had never met so of course we had to go!  
                      When some or all of us are together there is ALOT of us to say the very least!
My brother Wayne and his family also came over from Arkansas and needless to say their daughter Genea thought the noise level was a little loud. Ha! I love how she is covering her ears this picture cracks me up.
Since it was Payton's birthday and some of us were together of course we had to have some cake! Happy Birthday Payton!
Then there is Mom and Dad! It is crazy to think that just because these 2 fell in love all of us came along! Love these 2 and their commitment they have for God, each other and their family!

 12 of the 31 grandkids were together for the afternoon so of course we had to get some pictures.
             4 of us 11 kids were together. It was so fun to visit and get caught up on our lives.
It was so great to meet our 2 new nieces/cousins and kiss on Matthew's face! It was a great time and I'm so thankful we were able to get away for a couple of days. I have to remind myself often how important it is to make time for family because time marches on and you never know from one day to the next what will happen. I'm so grateful we had the chance to let them know how much they mean to us. Love you guys!



Friday, July 25, 2014

Vintage Friday #28


Welcome to Vintage Friday!
 What is Vintage Friday? It is where I will list some vintage items that I want to sell.
Here is how it works:  If you see an item or items that you want simply leave me a comment with the # of the item (s) you want to purchase and your e-mail (so I can send you a payment request) and zip code (so I will know how much to charge for shipping it to you).
The first person to leave me their e-mail with their item # and zip wins!!  Your paid item(s) will be mailed out Monday. I will also combine items to make shipping cheaper for you.


#1. A 3 Dimensional Victorian Doll House book. This is such an amazing book. As you will see in the pictures below it opens into a full doll house. It is in great condition. We have  one just like it and my girls play and play with it. $20 + shipping.SOLD!!!




#2. A 14" x 11" chalk and magnet board. It doesn't come with these magnets I just put them on there so that you can see that is a magnet board. It is in great shape. $6 + shipping.SOLD!!!

#3. Strawberry/Fruit baskets. I have a bunch of these even more then what I have pictured. They measure a little over 4 inches wide and a little over 2 1/2 inches tall. You can have as many as you want they are just .25 each + shipping.

#4. A Ma and Pa salt and pepper shaker set. They are 2 inches tall and in good condition. $5 + shipping.

#5. A group of 5 Crochet books. They are in good condition and have so many fun patterns in them. The titles are J. & P. Coats book #2, Edgings for all Purposes, Crocheted Edgings and Insertions, Wards Fine Yarns and Choice Designs in Crochet and Knitting book #79. $10 + shipping.
 

#6. A Milk glass shaker with cherries on the front. On the bottom of the shaker it has the #14 on it but no other markings. It is 3 1/2" tall.  $5 + shipping.

#7. A light pink Stenograph with case and Tri-pod. It is in good condition and I love the color. $20 + shipping.

#8. A  Treasure Maker Keepsake Sachet and Embroidered Hankie set. In great condition in the original box. $6 + shipping.

#9. A Johnson and Johnson Vacation First Aid Kit tin. It measures 6 1/2" x 4", I love this one. $8 + shipping.
SOLD!!!

#10. Lothar Meggendorfer's International Circus book. This book is like nothing I have ever seen. It is so cool! In the picture below I tried to show you how each page folds down to give you a 3-D affect so amazing! It is in great condition. Love this book! $15 + shipping.


Thank you so much for stopping by I hope you all have a great weekend. See you back here on Monday!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Some Family Time

The other Sunday we were invited over to my brother and sister-in-law's farm for supper. It was a beautiful evening! After supper our nephew Corey, who has been buying and restoring old tractors, pulled some of them out of his machine shed to drive around. 





                Kenton and Tiana had some much fun zipping up and down country roads on these.



Ky LOVED their dog Oreo and she had to have a picture with him.


Taryn was so excited when Corey let her drive the tractor but first he had to give her a little driving lesson. I love how the cousins all get along and make great memories together! Thanks Phil, Lorene and Corey for the invite it was a great evening love you guys!



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Little Change

If you are new to the blog or don't know much about us we are 3rd generation dairy farmers. As with anything, as time goes by it is important to update and make improvements to the farm. This summer the milkman wanted to knock out the old stalls for the cows and make them bigger to add more comfort and shade for our "ladies". For about 2 weeks the guys welded up i-beams lots and lots of i-beams.


Then the milkman gathered up some help to pour all of the concrete columns. Kenton did most of the skid steer work drilling the hole and jack knifing the old concrete.




                       





 This is what it looks like now that the concrete tubes are poured. This is just phase 1 of the project. There will be another post to show you more progress so stay tuned! I'm so thankful for all of the amazing help we have. God has blessed us with guys and girls who work so hard to accomplish our goals. Thank you! We are SO grateful!