Saturday, February 20, 2010

Senior Project

My son has designed a sidewalk for his senior project. He needs to raise $1 K before February 28. He is almost there. Please check out his site and help him out. It's not our farm, but it is a farm town and he is working so hard to raise the money. Check out Jackson's site.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Walter and his chicks

Walter and chicks just a few days old.

Here they are one week old.

Here they are again at one month old. Ducks grow so fast.

Produce on the Farm

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Importance of a Father

Life has been very busy since school got out, but a lot of wonderful things have been going on and I am going to attempt to get it all recorded.
The day after school was out, my favorite uncle and his wonderful family came to visit. His name is Uncle Bill and he was accompanied by his wife Joyce, granddaughter Cassie, and his daughter Windy. Emily and Tyler came out too! We had a great time and caught up on all the news.
Uncle Bill is my real dad's brother, and he looks a lot like him. I love him so much because he has always been there for me in ways a father should. Uncle Bill loves the Lord, loves his wife, and is family oriented even to kids who aren't his. He also loving cared for his mom before she passed away.
Whenever I have needed a dad to talk something over with, I knew I could call him and he would listen. He is not judgemental and very supportive. He's interested in my life and even my childrens lives. I remember when my daughter Erin got married, and he drove all the way to Denver. We loved him for it. He danced with us, and everyone loved him. Thank you Uncle Bill.(and Aunt Joyce).

Many men do not understand how important they are to their children. They have their own self ambitions and children are emotionally abandoned. They forget tha boys need a positive role model so they don't perpetuate the problem and girls need their dad's love so they don't look for elsewhere.
I turned 50 this year, and I still wish I could have a healthy relationship with my dad. I would love for him to be involve in my life, but at this time, it is not possible. Therefore I am so thankful for my Uncle Bill. Uncle Bill...You Rock!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A New Grandbaby!

We are so thrilled to annouce the birth of our new grandbaby Elise Meara.
She was born on her mom's birthday May 11. She weighed 7 lbs 7 oz and was 20 1/2" long. Although I have heard her sweet little voice over the phone, I will not get to see her until July 5, but hey, at least I will get to see her.Tim and Erin are doing a great job, and they are quite the team!They are now beginning to get a routine sorted out, which you know can be a challenge at first. I know Elise is in good hands!

May the good Lord bless and keep little Elise always in his care. Congratulations Erin and Tim! We are so happy for you!

Love Mom

Monday, April 20, 2009

This past weekend promised a warm sunny day at the beach. Jack and I jumped in the VW and headed for Cape Lookout where we thought we would try surf fishing. The surf was pretty high, but we tried anyway. However we finally came to the conclusion that it was just too dangerous after we were both wacked by a couple of wild waves and our tackle box was swept toward the sea. Fortunately, Jack caught it in time.

Then we headed up the coast to Netarts Bay where the mouth of the esturary and the ocean meet. Although it was much calmer, we still didn't catch any fish, but we did catch a lot of rays.

Finally, we went digging for cockles so we wouldn't be totally skunked, and Jack made a wonderful clam chowder for dinner tonight. Yum, yum.

After Spring Break

After spring break I flew down to my mom's where I spent the week doing her taxes, cleaning house, and checked on her future finances. I also spent a lot of time hugging her and generally supporting her in anyway I could.

It was a sobering visit, but while I was there, I read an awesome book called A Grace Disguised that helped me gain a new perspective on life. The week after I returned was frustrating to say the least. It seems I couldn't concentrate and my mind was jumbled. So I took up journaling in order to clear my mind of the bits and pieces of things that seem to clutter up my thinking, and I had a much better week last week.

Jack is a great problem solver, and he helped me brainstorm some ways to run my classroom more efficiently. I am so thankful for my friends and family who have been an ecouragement to me. Especially my best friend Rita!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

10 Good Things about Dad

I recently read a book to my English language learners called Ten Good Things about Barney It was a story about a beloved cat that died, and the boy's mom suggested he make a list of ten things that were good about him to help the boy remember his cat.

I thought it was a great idea, and decided to make my own list called

The Ten Good Things about Dad.

1. married my mom who had seven kids!
2. gave us a family.
3. took me to church where I learned that Jesus loved me.
4. moved us to Oregon to a safer enviroment.
5. bought us our first real home.
6. fixed my bike when it had a flat.
7. taught me to play chess.
8. listened to me.
9. gave us a real Christmas just like a regular family.
10. loved my husband and children.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Exciting News

Jack and Kelli Basey would like to announce the marriage of their daughter Emily to Tyler Laughlin!
It was a beautiful wedding and very precious. They are a loving and energetic couple.