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Monday, September 26, 2011

It's a Drag...

The guys headed to Ennis Saturday morning to the drag races.  Jonah was in full gear.

Love this pic....Ricky Loren, Justin Loren, 
and Jonah Loren!

(Hey, Greg, a little free advertisement going on, huh!)

Love this pic, too!

Friday, September 23, 2011


She's three on Sunday.

Happy Birthday, little princess. Nanna and Papa love you!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Makin' You Feel Better!

Just in case you are thinking your house needed a little cleaning or touch up this weekend, don't worry if you didn't get around to it. Just look at mine, and you'll probably feel better immediately! Every room is a plastic maze.

Family and friends coming through just say "Oohhhh ........wow!"

We are still living in our 5th wheel. And that's ok....just an extended camping trip in our own backyard.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I love to laugh. I believe a giggle is always loitering about even in the most devastating of circumstances. I make a point of shuffling through the rubble in search of that giggle.
This isn’t denial. I need to feel and express my pain. But I also need to find the light side—and there is always a light side! I’ve noticed that when I laugh about some minor part of a problem or controversy or worry, the whole situation suddenly seems much less negative to me. After a good laugh, I can then rethink my circumstances. As a result, that which was threatening may now seem less threatening.

Are you a giggler? 
(To find out more about Marilyn Meberg, go here.)

Monday, September 12, 2011


Marilyn and I took flowers to the cemetery to put on Mother's grave on Saturday. It was exactly 6 years ago that she passed away. We were so blessed to have had her as our mom. What a lady!

We went to see Aunt Bonnie, Mother's remaining living sister. She will be 90 next month. Yes...90 and she still looks like she's 70.

Chad flew out to Singapore on Saturday evening. I know Marilyn was relieved to have heard from him 24 hours later that he was there safe and sound. He is going to have incredible opportunities over there with his job. Tara has wedding plans in motion for 12-31-11.

We had two great services yesterday at church. Both were remembering 9-11 with special music and messages. (Got to hear Keelie sing once again there last night.)

Jerry is here for another week or so. We are enjoying some stories and food. Thanks, Marilyn, for some meals. (My kitchen is still basically closed--except for the trailer one.)

Work continues around here this morning. I just know it's going to be a very productive week. Hoping the dust settles. HA

Love my family and friends.

I am blessed.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Seeing Ground Zero

Within the last three years, I have gotten to see Ground Zero twice. The first time was back in December of 2008 and then again this past May. Each time has been a huge emotional experience.

This picture was taken in May. As you can see, there was still much work to be done. It looks so different now that we have seen pictures on the television all week. So many preparations were going in full motion back then to make the anniversary date today. 

This is a May 2011 picture of the new One Trade Center (formerly known as Freedom Tower) being built. It is the first of several towers being built that will make up the new World Trade Center. They say once complete it will be the tallest building in the United States and among the tallest in the world. Unless something changes, it is scheduled to be completed in 2013. I hope to see it again.

May we never forget. God Bless America!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Need One of These

With all the stuff going on around here, can someone please find me one of these to post?  (cough..cough)

Yes, I'm trying to find humor in all this. And.....

Praise God for our travel trailer!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Furdown Farewell

Rick and I are are doing some projects/work/stuff around the house. We had some repairs that needed to be done. Needless to say, one thing always leads to another.

It all started with some walls and ceilings that needed some attention. From there the list continued to grow.

So .... the kitchen cabinets made the TOP 10. Since the kitchen/dining ceilings were already getting some of this attention, it was perfect timing to get a crowbar to the furdown. The cabinets came out and the crowbar started its work---thanks to Rick and Justin. Rickie then helped with sheetrock. And now the work continues.......

Just throwing in a few other cuties.......

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, Jenna!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

"Do Everything"

Silence my music at the bottom and be reminded today that everything we do really does matter to God!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy 6th Birthday, Jonah!

We love you very much!