Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Grandpa's Fudge

We got together this evening to make Grandpa's fudge.It takes lots and lots of stirring, so the more helpers we have, the better. Thank you mom for getting us together to continue this family tradition.

Friday, December 10, 2010

President G.W. Bush has made my day!!!

Or perhaps it was his secretary...

I requested a signed bookplate for President Bush's new book, Decision Points, and it came in the mail today. I haven't been this excited in awhile...
Mr. Marsh told me that I need to settle down.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

When I Grow Up...

When I was in elementary school we had to write a paper about what we wanted to be or do when we grew up. I drew a picture of me and a horse, then I wrote that I wanted to stay home and ride horses all day while my husband worked...That didn't work out so well for me. I don't even like horses anymore (they are big, scary, and have big bitey teeth). Plus I actually like to work (crazy, isn't it).
Anyway God had a plan for me, and right now I am in the job that I am suppose to be in. I am a Buyer for an agricultural company. Really, shopping all day is the perfect job for me. Too bad I don't get to shop for fashionable clothes, or fancy cars. Anyway it is a job and it pays the bills. Plus I enjoy my co-workers. Really it could be much worse.
Here I am in my office, my desk looks pretty clean, right. It is a trick...most days my desk looks like...well lets just pretend like it is clean all the time.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Almost A College Graduate...

I only have one more class at Grace College before I will have my B.S. in Business Management. Hopefully it will be a honors degree...but I don't want to count my chicken before it is hatched as I still have one last paper to write.

I always knew I wanted to go to college, but as fate would have it I was married very young and had four children. Now my children are grown and our family is expanding with grandchildren. I hope that they will see me as a role model and attending college as well.

I am very thankful for the support of my family during this time, especially Mr. Marsh.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Jillie Bean

We have a new member of our family...

A Maltese/Poodle mix named Jill.

Usually we call her Jillie, or Jilliebean. She is a little peanut at

less than five pounds. Her big brother Jack has mixed emotions

about her...he is a little jealous.

The kids, grand kids, nieces and nephews are in love with her.

Mr Marsh and I are pretty fond of her too.

Christmas Vignette

Hard to believe that several years ago I wanted to "skip Christmas". It is easy to get depressed by the materialistic aspect of the holiday. With over thirty people to purchase presents for it gets to be a little overwhelming (I guess that is why I start shopping in January).
I think it was the grand kids that saved my Christmas spirit. It is fun to see the holiday through their eyes. I want to make it a special time for them, with lots of good memories.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Everett's First Birthday

It is hard to believe how fast time goes by...

A year has gone by since Everett was born. He has grown up to be such a little man and he is definitely all boy. He got his hair cut for his birthday and it made him look so grown up.

Everett was not shy about digging into his chocolate cake (he even had two pieces).

Happy Happy Birthday sweet boy. Nana loves you!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

More Chicago

Riding the L Train
The Field Museum
Tom & Jerry's at Millers Pub
Good Friends, Good Times!