Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Ayla!

My sweet niece Ayla will turn 4 on May 5th. I wanted to make something special for her. I had seen a craft show a while back where they were making dresses using tee shirts and I thought "How Cute Is That" so I ran to Wal-Mart and got a few cute tee shirts and some fabric and to work I went on making these dresses. I can't believe how easy they were. And so cute!

I can't wait to see Ayla in them!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What was lost is now found!

Ole Jette & Kira

For 50 plus years we have looked for my Grandfather Olsen's family in Denmark. My Grandfather died in 1953 His family in Denmark did not speak English and his children did not speak Danish, so the family lost contact with his family in Denmark after his death. In 1998 I posted a “looking for” on the Olsen Family Forum looking for anyone who might know the family. Nothing!! In 2003 I called the Kolding, Denmark paper to see if the paper would consider putting an add in the paper. They did!! And still nothing!! I was beginning to think I would never find my Danish family. I had given up hope of every finding them. I had teased my Aunt Arrine that grandfather must have been a criminal and he had come to America to get a fresh start.
I’m glad to say my Grandfather was not a criminal. I have found my Danish family. August 24 I thought I’d check my email one last time before I went to bed. To my surprise there in my email was a short note from Ole Olsen of Kolding Denmark. He had been looking for his American family for 30 years. He knew my grandfather existed but didn’t know his name or a lot about him. He had spoken to Otto Olsen a cousin in Denmark and he told him a little about my grandfather, where he lived in Florida, his name and date of his birth. From there Ole went on line and Googled my grandfather’s name. He found my post on the Olsen Forum.
Ole and I made contact the 25th of August 2009 and it has been a wonderful blessing. I am so excited! Ole and his wonderful wife Jette made plans to come America for Thanksgiving. I decided it would be a wonderful time to celebrate the lives of my grandparents so we put together a Olsen reunion. We decided Lakeland, Florida would be the best place for the reunion since that is where most of the family lives. We had a wonderful two week reunion. I can’t wait to visit them in Denmark and met the rest of my family.

Children of Ole and Rhoda Olsen: Otto (Red) Owen (blue) Lyra (pink) & Arrine (black)

Ole and Jette Olsen (of Denmark) with the children of Ole and Rhoda Olsen

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Happy Birthday John David!

Happy 24th Birthday John David!
Love you and miss you!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cody and Kira's Visit

Jim (my Honey)

Kira, Bob, Cody, and Christina!


Kira, Bob, Cody!

I hope today to catch up on my Blog.I have been so busy with school and life that I haven't been keeping up very well.
We had a wonderful visit with my niece and nephew the first part of August..They got here on Friday evening.. Saturday Jim had a Shot Gun shoot with the Scouts.. we all went and had a wonderful time.. We went to Amish country on Monday (Cody wanted to see a real Amish Man) Tuesday we went to Niagra Falls, Wednesday we went to the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame, Thursday we we to Ceder Point, and Friday Christina's birthday we stayed close to home dinner and a movie here in town.. Saturday we went to columbus to the Mall and Lunch at the House of Japan..It was a busy week but we had a wonderful time!! Can't wait till next year..

Cody and Kira!

Kira (Little Amish Girl)

We took a short trip to Neigra Falls.. we had to go on the New York side since Cody, Kira and Christina do not have Pass Ports. We had a wonderful day..

Cody and Uncle Jim!
Rhoda and Jim!
Cody, Christina and Kira!
Kira and Cody
The Falls!

On Wednesday we went to the Rock-N-Roll hall of Fame and the Football Hall of Fame!
I have pictures of the Football Hall of Fame but none of the Rock-N-Roll hall of Fame. They ask that you not take pictures there!

The Football Hall Of Fame I have lots of pictures!!
I'm not much of a Football fan but I liked the Football hall of fame way better than the Rock-N-Roll hall of fame!

Thursday we went to Ceder point for the day!!
The kids had a blast there!! Stacy and the boys went with us and that made the trip even more enjoyable for Cody and Kira!!

Stacy and Maddox (my favorite picture of the day)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Doll Quil!t

Tomorrow starts the "Shop Hop".. I made a quilt this year for shop hop. I think it turned out cute.. Here are a couple of Pictures of my quilt!

I saw this quilt in my "Easy Quilt" Magazine and just loved it! The company had such a run on the material that they had to print it three times! Hope you like it as much as I do..I'm saving it for my 1st granddaughter!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Fun at the Coopers!

Dear Sweet "Clara Mae Graves"

Jim and Marty playing "COrn Hole"

Jim, Mary and Rachel Murry!

This past Saturday the church had a pioneer celebration at the Cooper's, everyone had a great time. Diana Pike
told a story about one of her pioneer ancestors, we had wonderful food to eat and a couple brave souls participate in “Stick Pull”.
I didn’t get many pictures I for got my batteries and my camera died :O( poor planning on my part. Here are a couple of the ones I did get.