About Me

I have lived in south Dakota, all of my life. My family is here, my roots are here. While I don't spend alot of time with "family", we always manage to bond together, when times get tough. Gunnar's death is more proof, of that.I also have a huge family of friends, and this "family"also pulls together, in a heart beat,when necessary. My parents live about 70 miles away, my husbands parents live about 7 miles from our house.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Snow Wonders


How could this not be the most adoreable snow man ever created??
Snow Wonder you love me!!!!
A huge thank you, to creater/owner Sarah Schultz, and her employees, for taking the time to listen, and for your generous gift of love..your acts of kindness will be forever in my heart.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

just in case

When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.
I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye
For all my life,
I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,
He said, "This is eternity,
And all I've promised you.
Today your life on earth is past,
But here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day's the same way
There's no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true.
Though there were times
You did some things
You knew you shouldn't do.
But you have been forgiven
And now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take my hand
And share my life with me?
So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


this weeks email...one of those copy & paste deals

. What time did you get up this morning? 6:15 am
2. Diamonds or pearls? neither..rubies, please!!
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Teenage Mutant nija turtles...with 7 kids under the age of 11
4. What is your favorite TV show? antiques roadshow & this old house
5. What did you have for breakfast? COFFEE & toaster strudel(raspberry)
6. What is your middle name? Ann
7. What is your favorite cuisine? Anything chicken(and my husband raises BEEF!)
8. What foods do you dislike? Rice pudding...
9. Your favorite Potato chip? T GIFridays onoin rings
10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Dustin Evens
11. What kind of car do you drive? 95 buick(the ''old people's car''!!)
12. Favorite sandwich?radish
13. What characteristics do you despise? those who are drinking & want to play DR PHill
14. Favorite item of clothing? Blue jeans, all the way!!
15. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? can i send doug & just stay home??...(please?)
16. What color is your bathroom? demoed///basement bath is white & more white
17. Favorite brand of clothing? lawman blue jeans
18. Where would you want to retire to? forestburg(way to much work, to move!,already!!
19. Favorite time of day? sunset
20. Where were you born? redfield, sdak
21. Favorite sport to watch? do i gotta???
22. Who do you least expect to send this back?no clue
23. Person you expect to send it back first? no clue
24. What laundry detergent do you use? tide
25. Coke or Pepsi?diet coke
26. Are you a morning person or night owl? night
27. Do you have any pets? just doug's cows
28. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with everyone? thanks to very good friends & family, i survived 2005
29. What did you want to be when you were little? nurse
30. Favorite candy bar? brachs orchard fresh///strawberry & chocolate
31. What is your best childhood memory?spending my summers outside!!(so what if it was in the garden??
32. What are the different jobs you have had in your life? waitress, nurse's aide, medication aide, potatoe harvester, tree planting crew(160 acres),daycare provider, packing plant//beef & dakota pork's ham line. pokemon trading card manufacturing @PBM, howard sdak(only place in the WORLD.that made those ''wonderful'' little cards ...we did about 15 languagues,) THE GREENHOUSE LADY as well as the pumpkin lady,THE MOM,and now, GRANDMA!!
33. What color underwear are you wearing? why???
34. Piercing? Ears
35. Eye color? blue
36. Ever been to Africa? No
37. Ever been toilet papering? yes
38. Ever been in love so much it made you cry? yep
39. Been in a car accident? yes==6th grade in a wheel chair
40. Croutons or bacon bits? bacon...i forgot i've raised pigs & bottle lambs for a living, too!
41. Favorite day of the week? whatever day the carpenter shows up
42. Favorite restaurant? a street vender, in germany!
43. Favorite flower? daffodills....explains my tattoo
44. Favorite ice cream?strawberry frozen yogert
45. Disney or Warner brothers? looney tunes
47. What color is your bedroom carpet? presently concrete
48. How many times did you fail your driver's test? 1
50. What store would you choose to max out your credit card?hallmark
51. What do you do most often when you are bored? sneak in a nap!!
52. Bedtime? when i get bored
53. Who are you most curious about their responses to this questionnaire? all who respond
54. What are you listening to right now? classic rock radio
56. Lake, Ocean or river? james river
57.Holiday closest to your birthday?4th july
58. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? doesn't effect my life on a daily basis,/// until you try to fry an egg that's got a chick in it(sorry, guys, i had to do it!!
59.How many people are you sending this to? don't know...haven't done that part, yet
60. Time finished? 1;10 am.....taking a break from preping floor for expoxy paint