What makes a family?

Posted by on May 14, 2016 in All Posts, Family Affair | 0 comments

What makes a family?

Yes, what does make a family? Is it simply a group of parents and a one or more children? Is it a group of people that you feel ‘close’ to even if they are not related? What actually does constitute a ‘family’? Well, definitely, a family is parents and children – that’s a given.  You literally can not divorce your blood-related family – no matter what you think. Now that doesn’t mean you can’t distance yourself from someone in your family that is toxic to you – but you can never...

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Teach us to number our days….

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in All Posts, Our Family | 0 comments

Dear friends and family. Today, my dear sister-in-law has passed from this realm to the next. Her courageous fight against this terrible disease was fought with strength, courage and a deep faith in the God she served. Her husband, Ron, and her went to the Cancer Center of America in Oklahoma last week, hoping that their involvement would turn the corner. Unfortunately, it did not. Her four children and daughter in law, along with her husband and her husband’s parents, along with many family and friends, said their goodbys and kissed...

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Birthday ponderings….

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in All Posts, Our Family, Pams Ponderings | 0 comments

Yes…today I turn 64. That seems ludicrous…incredulous…unbelievable! But, it’s true. 64 today. So, as I sit here by myself, pondering that news, glancing out the patio door enjoying the comings and goings of the song birds….who patiently await spring as they dine on sunflower seed… an ocean of memories and thoughts flood my neutrons. Guess they are neutrons anyway. Doesn’t really matter I guess. Anyway – my feathered friends who are busily stocking up on suet and bird seed seem to glance my way,...

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Happy 18th Hannah!

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in All Posts, Our Family | 0 comments

Today is my first grand daughter’s 18th birthday …. Hannah Christine Staley. She is a lovely, sweet, beautiful young lady and I love her dearly. Here are a few pictures ….enjoy the...

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Benson…at 15

Posted by on Mar 21, 2015 in All Posts, Our Family | 0 comments

Benson came to us when he was about 5 weeks old….he has been through three houses and one separation while we were in Costa Rica – but he is still the King of the house over our 2 German Shepherds and still has a stubborn streak and selective hearing. Those of you with doxies know exactly what I’m talking about! He’s  now 15 years old…and the only signs of old age are his gray hairs. Benson is my hubbie’s companion….personally I think it’s because of all the cookies he can con out of the old man...

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Another Project 1 touchup

Posted by on Mar 21, 2015 in All Posts, In the Garden & Round the House, Our Family | 0 comments

Look what we found! We were blessed with not ONE …. not TWO…. BUT THREE!!!! really cool looking rain barrel urns! These aren’t the typical plastic blue barrels – these are so cool – just look what they add to our little project. Again, we are so blessed to have this roof over our heads, a quiet and peaceful setting and so much beauty around us. Thank you heavenly...

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Meleah Kisses

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in All Posts, Meleah, Our Family | 0 comments

Meleah Kisses

Meleah is the fourth daughter of son Jim. She is an active and happy and full of fun! She loves to play games and hold her baby sisters…and from what I hear she is a great help around the house. She sure has a sweet smile and an infectious...

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Hannah….

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in All Posts, Our Family | 0 comments

Hannah is our oldest grand daughter…and the first great grand daughter of the first grandson of my parents, Ron & Mickey. It was a special event when Hannah was born – as she introduced us … and yes, broke us in, to being Nana & Papa. She was the only grand daughter for a couple years, so I’m sure we kinda spoiled her at first…but our love grew more and more and now by golly – we have more than enough love for all eight! She is sweet, lovely, talented and always has a sparkle in her eye!...

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Grandbabies…

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in All Posts, Our Family | 0 comments

Have been going over all my pictures on this computer … and wanted to show off some of our 8 grand daughters…they are all so very precious to Jim & I. we have two boys – Jim (the 3rd) is the oldest, and Jason is our youngest by only 14 months. Our oldest has six girls and our youngest has two. Take a few minutes and look at the slideshows…..you’ll have to agree with me – they are beautiful, talented, witty and always smiling! Love my grand...

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Precious Peyton

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in All Posts, Our Family | 0 comments

And Peyton is the second daughter of our second son Jason. She is another beautiful Staley girl! She is Jason’s ‘baby girl’ and can win your heart with that sweet little smile and get what she wants with those dark and smiling eyes!...

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