Saturday, December 3, 2016

December Art Walk

Art Walk was about the same as usual. We have been hitting a lot of local craft fair type things in the last month. Going to another tomorrow. Canyon stopped into the train depot to say hi to Santa as usual. We took Sahara' s neighbors with us this time because they had never been.

Friday, November 25, 2016

And so it begins.....Christmas time!

Took hours but I got it put up. Sahara and Jared came over to help. Then they were off to a late Thanksgiving dinner.

Jared helped Canyon with his tree.

New lights for outside this year.

Sahara and Jared put their Christmas up before Thanksgiving. Jared is off for deployment training on Monday. As far as we know, he will be back for Christmas before actual deployment.

Family pictures

Saturday, November 12, 2016


Last time Canyon gets to do Special Olympics bowling with the Apaches! He and Lucas bowled doubles. They got Silver. Brittany bowled single and she got Gold. I'm pretty sure that means she gets to go to State. We will find out Monday.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Let the games begin....

Too bad there wasn't a lesser evil this time around :l

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

4 days of Halloween

Friday night, we crashed the Bost party.  Well, we were told it was for the Russellville Bost people too, but all we saw were the adult Bost workers of Dardanelle.  Oh well, we brought a dish so it wasn't like we showed up empty handed.  Lots of good food and dancing in the decorated dark gym.

Saturday was the Annual Fall Fest for the town.  This year, it was HUGE!  I even got a couple of girl cousins Christmas gifts there! (wink wink)
Canyon loves the car show.  We watched the pet costume parade and may enter next year.  Only problem is I think it's for kids to enter their pets and we are kidless.

After a nap, we got ready for Aunt Lorie's annual Halloween party.

The whole gang dresses up.
There was a photo booth in a shed.  Someone got behind us and scared us as the picture took.  I thought this might freak out Canyon....nope!  He scared back!

The kids played some games like bobbing for apples, treasure hunt, and putting the body together.  The other kids (cousins) were so good with Canyon to include him and make him part of the guys, on the guys team  They are 7 to 15 years old.

Sunday we carved our pumpkins.

Monday, the flu struck mom, so she was out.  Sahara, Jared, and Carlee took Canyon trick or treating in their neighborhood.  He brought back a huge bucket of candy.

Till next year....

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Steam Engine 844

Canyon's class field tripped to see the steam engine travel through town. I had off today so I tagged along.
Some of the kids waiting for it. We got there early.
After it arrived and went through some checks, we got to get up and personal.
After a few photos, we left for Cici's Pizza.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Birthday 18 Dinner

Sahara chose her favorite place to eat for Canyon's birthday dinner.
After ordering he got right to opening gifts.
He got an mp3 player with headphones, tablet, socks, books, Razorback cup, money, and gift cards.
They put a sombrero on his head and sang to him in Spanish. We brought our own dessert.
Johnathan who use to work with Canyon and his girlfriend Lisa joined us. Canyon had a good time and says thanks!!! for all the gifts 😛

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Photo Op at the Patch

We had some time to kill before Canyon's early birthday dinner so we stopped by at the patch in town. It was closed so we took photos from the sidewalk.
A little water feature. The weather is beautiful. Now off to dinner!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Party Crasher

Adeline Grace was born 6 weeks early. She spent 1 week in the hospital then sent her home. She's perfect!
This means she gets to attend her shower.
Terena really liked the changing table. It was a coincidences that they used the same material for table cloths for the party as we did for the pad cover.


Sahara's project she did for her friend who just had a baby. We got a donated changing table, sanded, painted, shelf paper, baskets, mattress pad and cover, decorations and accessories. Grey, yellow, and elephants is the baby room theme.

Friday, September 23, 2016

County Fair

Canyon entered some art in the County Fair.
I really don't know how much he does with his art. His aide says he does most of it himself, but gets 1 on 1 direction. He is proud of his little self.

Say Goodbye To My Little Friend

I've had this cyst on my forehead for over 6 years. I call it my horn, and I do whatever I can to make it not show. This includes parting my hair on its unnatural side. I went to a dermatologist and was told I need to schedule surgery to have it removed. So I decided to get a second opinion, and went to see an old country doctor. He decided to cut it out on the spot. It turns out it wasn't what anybody was expecting it to look like, so it was sent to pathology. I got 3 internal stitches and two external stitches. The nurse left a message on my voicemail today telling me what kind of cyst it was. She didn't say anything about it being malignant or benign, so I'm just assuming that everything was okay. I took my own stitches out tonight.😁

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Rough news in our town

I'm starting to think Jareds class is jinxed. Last week, there was a really bad wreck on the highway 1 mile from our house. A classmate of Jareds was in that wreck and his arm was amputated from his body on impact. He did survive. Then, this....also a classmate of Jareds. This happened at the junkyard less then 2 1/2 miles from our house. :(

Courier News Online:

Salvage yard bodies identified

by Travis Simpson

02:11 PM, Wednesday, September 21

Pope County Sheriff Shane Jones released the identities of two bodies found in a crushed car at a salvage yard in Russellville as that of Aaron Brock, 22, and Beau Dewitt, 22 — two Yell County men who went missing last Friday.

According to a release from the Pope County Sheriff's office, the deaths are being investigated as a homicide.

Jones said authorities currently have no suspects.

"At this time we are running down leads," he said.

The bodies were found inside a crushed car at the U-Pull-It Auto Salvage Yard located at 3001 South Mobile Avenue at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

Arkansas State Police, the Pope County Sheriff Department and Russellville Police Department have worked together on the investigation, which is ongoing. The vehicle containing the bodies was moved from the salvage yard and delivered to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for examination and removal of the remains.

Jones said the gravity of the grisly discovery was uncharacteristic of the Russellville area.

"It's just unfortunate," he said. "We've got a good community here, and it's just unfortunate when these things happen in our area. We're doing everything we can with the assistance of the Arkansas State Police and Russellville Police Department. We're doing everything we can to bring justice to the victims."

Read more: The Courier - Your Messenger for the River Valley - Salvage yard bodies identified 

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Field Trip Friday

Canyon and class went to the County Fair to see their entries in Art and to visit the animals.