Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I decided to go for a new look

Whitney & Hannah

Matthew & Cheyna

Saturday, July 27, 2013

 Recent quilt projects for B & B Creations Quilt Shop

Howard Cemetery - Mahaska County Iowa

Bruce and Matthew are doing a wonderful job keeping up the Howard Cemetery.  This is a pioneer cemetery.  I am so appreciative that they want to do this.  It saddens me when I see a cemetery that is not being taken care of.  Thank you guys.
We started this project in April.  Bruce and I worked on evening and the next Saturday we had help from several family members:  Dave and Jane McCombs, Mark and Angela Bacus, Cindy Vos, Stephanie Rus and Matthew Brammer.  The place was totally over grown with weeds and the trees needed trimmed.  We got it all cleaned up minus burning the brush.  It looked much better.  Today it looks nice.  Next step is to finish fixing the fence and then clean up the stones.  A very rewarding project.

Cheyna Marie - 10 months

Hannah Nicole - 2 -1/2 years
The girls during Vermeer 65th Anniversary employee celebration.  They were checking out where Grandma works.
What a wonderful day we had yesterday.  My cousin Carol McCombs Walters and her hubby Shannon spent the day with us going to cemeteries in the area looking for long lost relatives.  We found all that we were searching for.  We have many more to find. Researching family history is so much fun, especially when you have someone else to go with.  My hubby Bruce drove us around and we all had a wonderful time. 
Last night more cousins joined us for dinner.  Anita Langford and Mike, Ken McCombs and his daughter Amber.  We had so much fun.  Mom and Dad joined us too. 
Today we will be joined by more relatives and tonight will go to the sprint car races in Knoxville.  Then tomorrow we will have our reunion and be joined by even more relatives. 
Funny when you get older you enjoy this.  As a kid a reunion was not the most fun.  Today it is so much fun to get together.  I think you appreciate your relatives more as you age.