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~ Kathy M.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Trip Was Wonderful ... (and I am going to do the 2015 A-Z Blogging Challenge!)

Me and my Cousin Barbara in front of the house that my Dad and Grandpa Delmar were born in.

Hi, I just wanted to do a quick post to let you know that we are back and that we had a great time.  It was wonderful to visit with my Arkansas family and to do and see so many things.  I took over 1800 pictures on this trip!


Crossing over from Arkansas to Mississippi


Cary got to cross returning to Mississippi off of his bucket list.
 



I will be posting pictures and stories soon.  It is kind of overwhelming.  I don't think that I will try and put everything in order, though I will do a more detailed summary of the trip in a bit. 

I am trying to get back into blogging.  Cousin Barbara gave me tons of family history, and Cary's Mom has too.  Barbara and I set up her first blog while I was in Arkansas.  I  have resumed work on my news page too.  Just keeping busy!

I hope that you all are doing well, are staying safe from the bad storms and that you are happy.

Hugs,

Kathy M.

Oh!  I just had a great idea.  I am going to participate in Blogging from A-Z Challenge 2015, and that will get me back into blogging and into visiting.  I am going to use the theme of travel, and will be featuring our recent trip stories and pictures.  Ti-da!  Killing two birds with one stone.  I skipped 2014 because I was worn out from working, but have done this in 2011, 2012 and 2013.  If you want to find out more,  here is the link:


  CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE 2015 A-Z CHALLENGE



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Amy Tan's Five Writing Tips:


I am still reading Amy Tan's book about herself and her writing. I love the chapter where she made a speech in 2003 at a college graduation, and gives writing tips that can be applied to all areas of our lives. It was so good that I decided to scan it.  This is a great book, like Stephen King's "On Writing".  Enjoy!













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Sunday, February 22, 2015

"In the News" and Our Upcoming Trip:



Hi you guys, I just wanted to let you know that I am still alive and am doing well. I have been sidetracked from my blog because I began a new project in January. 

For some reason, I decided to start my own news page on Facebook. At first it was just going to supplement the little out there about our town of La Pine, and the area known locally as "Newberry Country".  Here is the Facebook link to it:  "In the News" Things going on in La Pine and Surrounding Communities

One thing led to another, and I ended up expanding it to also include Greater Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. I spend around five hours daily working on the thing. I also set up a blog for it, but gave that up, except that it still has tons of great news links on it. Here is the link to that: "In the News" Things going on in La Pine and Surrounding Communities.

I am becoming very interested in all the people who go missing in Oregon and Washington, and am doing my part to share their information on my news page.  

I am going to be taking a two week break from it though, because Cary and I are going on a trip!

Photo borrowed from this blog:  http://samaguclass9-8.blogspot.com/2011/06/traveling-into-our-memory.html


Next Saturday, we will be flying into Tulsa, renting a car and spending several days visiting with my Arkansas relatives.  Then, we are going to tour around Mississippi and visit with our grandson Tyler.  We will also go to Biloxi and then to New Orleans, flying back home from there on day number fourteen. 

We hope that the weather cooperates, but other than that things should be a lot of fun.

Any suggestions on what we should try to see?  If you want to meet up with us someplace, just let me know and we will see what we can work out.

I sure do hope that everybody is doing fine, and I will be catching up on your blogs to see what's up.

Hugs,

Kathy M. 

Cousin Barbara's New Blog


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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Kenny the Grinch:

We had a wonderful Christmas this year.  I have a longer post to pull together, but wanted to share this with you first.  The Grinch (aka: Our Friend Kenny) paid us a visit on Christmas Day!




Hugging Cary ...


Hugging Darlene ...


Hugging Larry ...


Hugging me ...



Hugging his wife Karen ...


Kenny and Karen went around La Pine handing out jerky for boys and slipper socks for girls and candy canes for everybody.  That was so nice and so much fun ... he might be a Grinch but Kenny made everybody happy.  He even had a Christmas tree and a bike on top of the truck, but I didn't get a picture of that.

Hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas.

Hugs,

Kathy M.


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Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas!






We are heading over to Eugene to have an early Christmas celebration this afternoon.  I hope that you are all enjoying the holiday season and that you have safe travels.



A huge thank you to all the good police officers out there who are doing all that they can to protect our communities.

Hugs, and I'll see you guys soon!

~ Kathy M.


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Photo Album of the Waterfront in Olympia, Washington:

 Here are the rest of the pictures that I took on Thanksgiving weekend at the boardwalk ... it was such a beautiful day.















 




















These two are kind of blurry because they are window reflections.












Please scroll down to the next to posts for pictures of our lunch at the Budd Bay Cafe and of the jellyfish.

I hope that you are all having a wonderful week, and thanks so much for stopping by to see me.

Hugs,
Kathy M.



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