Friday, December 30, 2011

Anniversary Number 22!

We celebrated our anniversary while spending time near Grand Canyon National Park. The food and service, by Jesus, at the Coronado Room were great.

Monday, December 26, 2011

New for 2012

We left South Dakota on December 26th while the weather was holding. The most snow we saw on our way to Arizona was in Grants, New Mexico where they had had two storms: one brought 14 inches of snow and the other brought 8 inches. The city isn't prepared for the removal of that much snow, there were rutted streets and piles of snow everywhere.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Family Christmas

We celebrated Christmas with Finnesgards one week early at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Bismarck, North Dakota. All of us were together with the exception of our nephew, Jesse Baade.
This is only a portion of the gifts and givers. We had a terrific time and enjoyed being together.

Monday before Christmas my Dad, Lu, visited us. We had a delicious meal at the Centerville Steakhouse with him one evening.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Life Is Short

We've had a very eventful week. One that I hope will not be repeated for a long time, if ever. My Mom, Addie, passed away Thursday from severe heart failure. She lived a full vibrant life of seventy-three years. Services will be held in Maddock, ND on Monday and in Toronto, SD on Wednesday.

I celebrated my birthday yesterday with a wonderful evening dinner with my husband and children. It is such a blessing to spend time with our children.

We took a quick trip to Medora, ND to do some sight seeing, shopping and enjoy the Medora Musical. These pictures were taken that day in front of the Rough Rider Hotel and the candy store.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

More with Friends from Years-Gone-By

Glenn and Barbara Larsen came to celebrate Josiah's 3rd birthday! We had a great time!

We had terrific weather, too. It was near 70 with the sun shining and limited wind.

Of course we had to be inside for cake, ice cream and playing with gifts.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Visiting Friends from Years-Gone-By

While we spend some time in Arkansas we will have a few opportunities to visit with Glenn and Barbara Larsen. Glenn was Joel's pastor in Crosby, North Dakota during high school. They live in Arkansas where winters are supposed to be milder. This winter they had some snow.

This picture is from March 8th last year (2010).

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Grace Card Movie

We don't often go to movies (it is hard with a preschool daughter and toddler son) and don't often promote movies but this is one worth your time. It is opening weekend for The Grace Card a movie of forgiveness and restoration. Locate a theater where it is showing at the website.

End of February

It is almost March and we've had some great weather in Gulfport, Mississippi. We have had temperatures in the 60's the last few days. Today we played tennis in the rain. My first time playing in rain. Unfortunately I was not on the winning side.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy New Year!

What happened to that "global warming?" Temperatures in Gulfport, Mississippi are close to 20 degrees below average for this time of year. We are staying warm with electric heaters and our furnace periodically. We are glad to be here rather than in other areas of the country with colder, more severe weather.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sarah Getto

Joy was inspired by Sarah Getto, a terrific musician/entertainer, who was blind at birth and has accomplished so much. We had the opportunity to meet her in Texas last February.