Saturday, November 28, 2009

It's beginning to look alot like christmas!

Jace and The Grinch ( we bought a size 4 coat it looks huge)

Saline County Courthouse

Arlington Hotel Hot Springs, Arkansas

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a blessed and happy thanksgiving....Barb

Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's Almost Turkey Time

Can you believe it's thanksgiving week? I love thanksgiving and cooking for it I made my grocery list and shopped this afternoon. My parent's and in-laws and our girls and grandson and most of the time some of their friends that don't have anywhere to go for the holiday come to our house, some years my brother and his family also. I do the turkey and dressing, giblet gravy, sweet potato casserole and a dessert or two with everyone else bringing a dish or dessert. The turkey is in the fridge thawing and I can't wait for the smell of it cooking and listening to the Macy's day parade as I cook....Barb

Friday, November 20, 2009

Grandpa Charlie's House

When we went to Mena earlier this week we found my husband's grandparent's house, my husband had not been back there in almost 30 years. The people that bought the house from his grandparents still live there and were very kind to let me snap a few pics of the house and the brick sidewalk was still there that grandpa Charlie laid many years ago.I never got the chance to meet them since they both passed away before we were married but I feel sure they would have been happy to know their grandson was thinking about them and sharing memories....Barb

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mena, Arkansas

Mena is a small town at the base of Rich mountain that is part of the Ouachita mountains, my husbands grandparents lived there when he was younger and we found their old house and talked to the people that bought it from his grandpa Charlie and they kindly let us take a few photos which I will share tomorrow. Mena had a large tornado earlier this year April 9th,2009 that killed 3 people and injured 30 which destroyed parts of the town but, they seem to have recovered for the most part. We enjoyed walking around town and browsing at the cute shops and old buildings....Barb

History In Arkansas

This is one of the state parks in Arkansas that has beautiful scenery and a great place to get away if you crave some peace and quite. This was named after the Dutch monarch Queen Wilhelmina in 1898 a few months before she was crowned to invite railroad patrons to travel and to hope the new Queen would visit. If you enjoy hiking, reading by the cozy fire and sitting and watching a beautiful sunset you would enjoy it.The air was cool and crisp today and wonderful to be outside,you can also go online and read more about the history of the park.I hope you enjoy these photos and I'll show you some others this week of a few other places we visited,have a blessed day....Barb

Sunday, November 15, 2009

For K

For my friend K who lost her mother friday you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jace's surgery went well and I am thankful it's over I am now starting to think about getting ready for thanksgiving.I am off work this week and hope to have some pics from a few day trips later this week to share hope you all have a wonderful week....Barb

Thursday, November 12, 2009


My little man is having some minor surgery tomorrow to have his adenoids removed and another tube placed in his ears, mommy and I are a little apprehensive since they have to give him sedation for about 20 minutes if you could please say a prayer for him.We are hoping this will take care of his ear infections for good....Barb

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thank You Veteran's

November 11th is Veteran's day, a day for me to thank all the men and women past and present who serve in the military to protect my freedom. I am thankful for each and every one of them and pray for their safety and remember those that have been wounded or died to protect each one of us, my husband served 24 years in the military and veterans day is a very important day for our family to stop and reflect. With the recent tragedy at Fort Hood I pray that more people will stop and remember all of our military serving here and abroad....Barb

Thursday, November 5, 2009


It's been a beautiful fall week here and I have been enjoying some time outdoors, I have had some time off from work this week and have loved being outdoors. My heart goes out to the Fort Hood community today what a tragedy for those that were killed and wounded....Barb

Monday, November 2, 2009

And Batman too

My cute little guy getting ready for trick or treating he was so cute.

It's November Already!

A fall afternoon in Arkansas