Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 - A Few Non-Quilting Highlights

In October, Randy and I attended a charity function and decided to really
go all out with a long dress and a tux. It was fun to play dress-up.

Our beautiful baby girl married her wonderful guy in January. In the second photo,
Randy and I try valiantly not to cry as they dance their first dance.

Early summer we enjoyed the fruits of a fairly successful vegetable and herb garden.

We vacationed with our son, daughter-in-law, three grandchildren ages 15, 13, and 11, and our daughter and son-in-law at a really neat vacation rental house in Bulverde, TX and had our picture made at a nearby Mexican restaurant.

I am a trained storm spotter and self-declared weather nerd, so during spring and summer I can't wait to see storm clouds rolling across the horizon.

In October and November we traveled to see our daughter near Dallas and Randy's family near Tulsa, Oklahoma. We stayed in hotels instead of with our families which surprisingly made our visits more fun!

Top photo: Dallas skyline - we used to live near Dallas, and this sight is always a thrill for us. In the next photos are quick car shots of my beloved Oklahoma - beautiful skies, rolling hills, gorgeous fall trees.

December has been very happy. Randy retired,
so we bought a red Ford F150 to celebrate!

Christmas was so much fun. Even Buddy and Katy celebrated. We went to our son's house early Christmas morning, then came home to our cozy house.

It was a great year! I am looking forward to 2015 and will have my resolutions in hand by tomorrow.


  1. Hello Linda! What a lovely post about a wonderful year! Hope 2015 brings you much happiness! Happy New Year! :) xx

  2. Loved this recap. Everyone looks so happy and healthy. How hugely important this is. Here's to an equally good 2015!

  3. Eric is a trained storm spotter, too! You guys should go storm chasing together. Haha. You and your hubby look so glamorous and beautiful! I always love to get dressed up. I love your little garden. Someday I want to grow a garden such as yours.

    1. Emily get out!! That is so neat. Of course you get a lot more storms where you are - I'm jealous. I hope you get your garden. :)


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