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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

End of 2013

The end of another year is here....

Chris turned 40 on the 25 th of December and Alicia celebrated her 37th on the 31st.

We had everyone here on New Years eve...always fun for the grandkids.

We got a big snow on December 24th and that was the beginning of a LONG winter.

Mason and Mommy with snowman 12/3/2013

Big snow 2013
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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Taelynn 9 months old!!

Sober sides....

Daddy likes the Brewers.....

Mommy and Taelynn..

Taelynn Jade in a sea of roses

a sneaky grin..

no smiles this time..

her signature grin...

still no smile..

OWL love you forever..

some of her friends from her room..

Friday, November 29, 2013

FIRST THANKSGIVING at our "new" house

We had thanksgiving dinner at out house for the Behm family...Chris' mom is recovering from a stroke...

We had all the usual...turkey, mashed potatoes, riced potatoes, snicker salad, cranberries, green bean casserole, home made dinner rolls (made by Nana), corn casserole and pumpkin pie.

Denise, Chris' sister helped with some of it...we all had a part in some way.

set for dinner

As a side note in getting ready for this we found out just what has not be replaced since the fire....
more shopping to do some day.

Monday, November 11, 2013

old pictures..

Grandpa Peter Faber, Aunt Freda Faber, Grandma Rena Faber taken when they took
Freda to Florida to go to the islands. ?1960's

great aunt Henrietta Vande Keift , great aunt Susie Smit, and Grandma Faber
October 1948

This is a picture of my grandma Faber and the rest of her siblings..her maiden
name was De Jager.

I've been going through the old pictures that were taken out of the picture books by Square One and ozoned.
I don't really remember Grandpa with hair so it looks funny to see it blowing in the wind! LIke to see old pictures
and notice the backgrounds..the d├ęcor of that time.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Little Pumpkin

A pumpkin from great-aunt Janna's farm..

We went to The Little Farmer one Saturday..went on a hayride got fresh goodies
made with apples and pumpkins...Taelynn is with Pepper who belongs to uncle
Cody and aunt Allie.

Taelynn in her owl custom with a pumpkin
that has a nuk just like her!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Cedar Chest

I've been looking on craigslist for a cedar chest...I saw one that I thought would be what I wanted..but I decided to wait. One day when I was with Elaine we were in Tuesday Morning and I saw how much new chests go for....with her encouraging me I called about the one I saw...looked at it and Elaine got $10 off so it was mine.

I wanted to try chalk paint...I made my own from plaster of paris and sands down smooth and then I dry brushed with white, distressed it some and then finished it off with was.

Now I have a little more storage in my room.

And to top all of this off ALL the boxes are put in their place and the garage can now be used for what Chris needs it for!!!

from this

to this

and finished!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

heading home

Janna was able to go with us to Nebraska for Lance's funeral....we were all very glad to be able to go..feel such a loss but can have comfort in a faithful life....

We left after breakfast on Wednesday morning...we went to Kenny's and some got together and made breakfast.

It worked out to be in Sioux Falls when Laura was done with school....we got to see where she lives and then she and her room mate came to Chili's for dinner/supper with us.

We took Janna home..visited the kitties and saw all the pumpkins and bought a few home for decoration. Janna also taught Alicia and I the technique of using freezer paper and painting on cloth or burlap.

After leaving Janna's we went on the Sibley Iowa to see Mom for a bit...she was still sitting in the day the boys were entertained by the birds while we visited.

Mason, Mom, Shawn
Mom and I

Monday, September 30, 2013

Lance Ryan Krisher

Lance Ryan Krisher, 25, of Mesa, Arizona, died September 21, 2013, in Payson, Arizona as the result of a motorcycle accident. Lance was born on August 3, 1988, the older of two sons to Ken and Darla (Smith) Krisher of Valentine, Nebraska. He attended Valentine Public School from kindergarten through graduation. During high school he worked for Hometown Lumber in Valentine. He graduated from Southeast Community College, Milford, Nebraska with a degree in HVAC in 2008. After receiving his degree he worked for Monroe HVAC in Valentine. In September 2012 he moved to Mesa, Arizona. At the time of death he was employed at Magic Touch Mechanical INC in Mesa. Lance is survived by his parents, Ken and Darla (Smith) Krisher, Valentine, NE., one brother, Ridge Krisher, Fargo, ND., grandparents, Elaine Krisher, Sioux Falls, SD., Darrel and Iris Smith, Valentine, NE.. He was further survived by his girlfriend, Chantel Nye, Mesa, AZ., best friend, Duane Buell, Mesa, AZ and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. Funeral services for Lance will be held at Lakeshore Mortuary, 1815 South Dobson Road, Mesa, Arizona at 7:00 PM, Friday, September 27, 2013. Nebraska service will be held at the Cherry County Fairgrounds, Valentine, Nebraska, at 10:00 AM, September 30, 2013. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Valentine, Nebraska.

This picture is a copy of what Jenae had on her blog.

This was a picture that was put on facebook...taken at the buriel service..the light in the sky is beautiful.

Sunday, September 29, 2013


Some interesting things about Valentine Nebraska...the sidewalks have red hearts painted on then and the street sighs have hearts behind the name of the street and some street signs are red. Main street had a big red heart painted in the middle.

Janna and I drove Main street to see what stores they had and then picked out a couple to stop at. After that we drove the back streets of town and found lots of dead end streets.....some right into people's yards. There was a interesting mix of junk to be seen.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Dogs and Mason

In the hot days of summer aunt Nia and Alicia and I took the dogs down to Shadow Lake for a was not intended that Mason go in but...Mason loves water!

Shooter..Honey May...Maisie on the bank

The dogs swimming out for the dummy and Mason seeing how far Mom will let him go.

This is so pretty and I did nothing to it...

Monday, September 2, 2013


Taelynn is getting so big and learning new sitting by herself and
playing with her toys.

Starting to get in the crawling position...but she can get around if she wants
 something. I spent the Labor day weekend at the Levi, Kayla and Taelynn's.

I worked on covering these letters with fabric...they will hang in her bedroom.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Keller's Park and Big and Little Falls

Elaine and I went for a ride one see sights that neither of us had seen.

Keller's Lake

Keller's Lake

Big Falls


Light house in Little Falls Wisconsin

below the lighthouse

Little Falls Park

Crossing the river in Little Falls

Swinging bridge .... reminds me of the swinging bridges we crossed in Hawaii
they were much longer but at the time we crossed them there was no water below.