Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Have been thinking a lot about what I have been reading in the book by Skye Jethani called "With". What kind of follower of Christ am I? I want to be with Him, not over, under, through or for. Have really thought about it with the process of trying to sell our condo. I don't want it to be the most important thing in my life or desires. Christ is what I want to be the strongest desire of my heart. To love, worship, and desire Him more than anything. He knows the desire to live in Fort Collins is strong, but I want Him to be foremost in everything. I love you, Lord and you are the desire of my heart.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Tried this new color today that I got free from BZZAgent. It is so fun being a BZZ Agent tester. Really like the way my hair looks and feels. I kept an eye on the time, because the product said to leave in for 30 minutes. Since I didn't want it to be too dark, I checked at about 22 minutes and it was perfect.. It leaves a great shine and conditioning feel to my hair. The smell is not too strong or overpowering either. I wanted to cover the gray and not have to frost for a while. It worked great. I would recommend this for anyone wanting shine and great color.
Before Olia color
After Olia color

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

This is the new Glade expressions that I have been trying out.As a BZZAgent I got this for free and was so excited to try.I enjoy doing the campaigns and telling friends about the BZZ. I love the subtle fragrance and the diffuser is one of my favorite ones. It is so easy to use and the smell is not overpowering. I would recommend this product to anyone wanting a soft clean smell in any room that needs it.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Christmas 2012

Christmas was amazing this year in Fort Collins. On Christmas Eve we had 19 people at Andrea's and Aaron's house. Jason and Diane, Aaron's brother and sis in law were able to come and their four children. Also Aaron's dad, David was there. Sorry that Tina, Aaron's mom couldn't be there, but she was in England helping out her mum. We missed her, but knew she was enjoying her family there.
We sang Christmas carols, made pizza and generally had a great time.

Rachel and Malachi all dressed up for Christmas service at church
Love the look on Rachels face
Singing Chrismas carols
Madi and Avery hugging on Santa

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Red Velvet Cake for Dominicques wedding on August 17th

Mixing the wedding cake for Dominicques celebration.

Pouring the batter, Red Velvet Cake, into pan

All ready to bake
Baked and ready to cool

Letting cake cool while baking more layers

On the cake board and getting ready for icing

Have the filling in and putting a crumb icing on to seal the cake

Now for the regular icing...really red!

Starting to put the "lace" on the cake

Added the separators for tiers

Cake is ready to deliver

Finished cake with white and red calla lilies and roses

Monday, May 14, 2012

Greeeeema, Avery and Madi !

Avery and I had so much fun making chocolate covered strawberries,
 and even more fun eating them!

Madi liked to wear Greeeeeema's shoes

Ate lunch at Olive Garden with Auntie Marlene and had a picture taken with her...

Sweet Madi loving the play tent.

Avery was soooo tickled while playing in the tent! Giggly!!!

All three of us having a blast together!

May visit from Avery and Madi

Spent Friday, May 4th thru Thursday morning with our grandchildren, Avery and Madi. We met Rachel and Brian in Edwards and had lunch  and then brought the two little ones back to Grand Junction for a few days. Then on Monday, we drove to Steamboat Springs to stay for a couple of days with them and their parents. We had a blast. Both Avery and Madi are a hoot! Avery is so precious. She helped me in the kitchen when we made chocolate covered strawberries. And Madi started using the phrase " Yummy Tummy" after Grandpa Bob sang it to her. He would sing "Yummy, yummy, yummy I go love in me tummy" and all she could say was " Yummy Tummy". It was so cute. Of course I took several pictures and thought I would share them. Madi also liked wearing my shoes. And one day  we set up our play Noah's Ark tent and the girls and I had so much fun. Love those precious little girls!!
Avery calls us Grandma and Grandpa Bob, but one of the funniest things was the way Madi said our names. I was and then there was Bob. She never called him Grandpa Bob...just Bob. So funny!