Saturday, September 25, 2010


Still editing the new tale! How fun..... yet boring. Unless you've done it you can't understand. It is frustrating sometimes because getting what's in your head and heart and capturing the feeling and emotion that your character is so hard! How can someone who is not me know what my creation is feeling? I read over something I've written and sometimes say WHAT? If I can't understand what I wrote how is someone else? In the rush to get the words onto the page I often leave out words so that reading back over can prove hilarious. Well back to the grindstone....maybe after lunch. ;P

Friday, September 24, 2010

Rainbows and Clouds

Nature shots are some of my favorites.

These pictures were taken on Hannah's 17th birthday.
I love taking cloud pictures even if they aren't very good.

This is my favorite. Isn't God's creation wonderful?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hurt Again!

Okay so as most of you know I hurt my ankle on average of twice a year. Also some of you know how I broke a small bone in my right foot by jumping off a bed (lame right?) Well here's something lamer! (Is that a word? Well spell check hasn't come on.) I hurt my other foot!!!! That's right; well actually it's not my right it's my left this time. Okay so we were mini golfing and supposedly the only way you could get hurt is by getting whacked by a club (which nearly happened several time since we were playing with my little cousins.) Wrong! I was; well actually I'm not sure what I was doing. But anyway I was walking or stepping down from the last hole and the next thing I knew I was on the ground. When I stepped I stepped on my left foot but what happened was that I stepped on the middle of my foot with the edge of the concrete walkway in the middle of my foot! (Could I have said stepped any more times?) So now I am on crutches again. Didn't I just get off them? But this time I am a little out of my league because it's my left foot and not my right! So please pray for my foot. We don't know yet if I broke something but it is quite painful and I can't put it down without pain. Thank you!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Please pray for my mom and Hannah they are out in Colorado and have caught a virus and my sister Sarah who just had a baby might be coming down with it too! Thank you.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Birth Announcement

This is a birth announcement for Douglas James Rike! He was born around one o'clock mountain time and is 9 pounds and 15 and a 1/2 ounces and 21 and one quarter inch long! My sister Sarah is well and went through delivery safely. Praise God. He is adorable of course being his aunt I would think so but truly he is though he's a bit chubby. ;) Thank you to those who prayed and I am sure they would appreciate more.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


We have a computer again! After a week or more of frustration and failed trials we have a virus free working computer! But I got a shock because you know after not having one you want to catch up with everything but I realized how much time we spend on this machine! And how much we depend on it! Are our lives ruled by this machine or by God? Who do we consult more? Which do we spend more time with?