Thursday, September 23, 2010

Getting Rid of STUFF!

Bob and I are moving -- AGAIN! We will be moving after Thanksgiving to an apartment complex called Thirty 377 that is only three blocks down our street towards the Katy Trail. To get ready for this move, I am getting rid of STUFF! These size 7 1/2 B Frye boots have been sitting in my closet for perhaps 15 years without being worn, so it is time to get rid of them. And the Anne of Green Gables doll came from my mom. I have a doll collection, but my doll cabinet is filled to over capacity and there is no room, especially for big dolls such as this one. I will keep the dolls that my mom played with as a kid and also the china head dolls that belonged to both of my grandmothers. My mom bought Anne of Green Gables when she visited the author's home in Canada. It has no sentimental value to me, so I have decided to sell her. I have several other big dolls that I will sell too. I am also posting these on eBay and Craig's List. If you are interested, let me know.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Trampoline Jumping

Last week I drove to Springfield, IL to help my mom with some things after she had a pacemaker put in. My sister Cindy drove down from Elgin, IL to help Mom and to see me. Mom had a sweater to be returned to the mall and while Cindy and I were walking around, we saw these trampolines that you could jump on. We had seen them other places, but neither of us had actually done any jumping until last Saturday. It was such FUN!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Reflecting Back to September 1966

A friend of mine in Sarasota sent me an email the other day with some photos of her granddaughter who is vying for the title of Miss Florida. In the photos she sent me, Betty's granddaughter was trying on lots of beautiful gowns and trying to pick which one she was going to wear in the pageant. I remembered back to September 1966 when I was a finalist in the Miss Teenage Springfield contest. We didn't have to wear any beautiful gowns. I wore a lavender and white checked suit as I played a piece on my flute. I don't remember much about the contest. I didn't win it, but it was fun thinking about being Miss Teenage Springfield.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Bell Family Visit to Dallas

Bob's daughter Amy, her husband Jonathan and their three boys, Samuel, Jezreel and Daniel came to Dallas on Friday to stay with us for the Labor Day weekend. This was the first time that Bob and I had any of our grandkids at any of our homes, so this was exciting to us. On Saturday, we all rode on the DART commuter train to the Dallas Zoo. We got kind of tired, but it was fun. The weather wasn't too hot either, which helped. After a late lunch of pizza and a little resting up, the boys wanted to go to the Lego store at the mall. Bob bought each of them some Legos. They attended church with us this a.m. and we all went to the Black-Eyed Pea for lunch before they started back to Bentonville, AR. If you would like to view any of the other photos that I took, you can see them at

Friday, September 3, 2010

Tables of Eight Dinner at Mary Tomas' Gallery

Last night Bob and I attended our Tables of Eight dinner. Our church, Emanuel Lutheran Church, has several groups of the Tables of Eight, that meet every three or four months and take turns having dinner at each others homes. This is a good opportunity to get to know people in the church. Last night was Alberto & Mary's turn and they decided to have the dinner at their art gallery -- Mary fixed us a yummy roast pork, potatoes, salad and sherbert and cookies for dessert. It was a wonderful dinner, fun time with friends and a unique, beautiful setting for the dinner. You can see more photos I took at