Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Bush Family 8.2010

A one-year furlough in the U.S. begins August 31, 2011 for the Bush Family ..... countdown time....... Papa & Nana Stinson get to be FULL-TIME grandparents.... major huge blessing !!!!

Behind the scenes (of the renovation)

Somehow I managed to make Jalapeno Pepper Jelly while all the construction is going on. Yummy with cream cheese (i.e. absorbs the heat!) and a simple cracker.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Life is gonna be great !!

I know this looks like the International space station.... but it is going to make my life wonderful !!!!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Our Old House (2011 Renovation)




It's an old farmhouse. It's really old. It's about 100 years old... maybe more. It's been through many remodeling projects. It's my corner of the world. Here are some pictures of the renovation.... have you ever lived through anything like this ???? I'm beginning to wonder if we should have just moved !!!!!!! Or plowed the place under, and started fresh !!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Boxers make you smile :)

Psalm 68:19

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.



Fast Forward to July

I see my last post was January 19... probably in the midst of a blizzard. Fast forward to July... in the midst of a heat wave !!! (and humidity wave). Here's what has happened since January 19: 1. We went to Argentina in March to visit the Bush Family, (it was a GREAT, GREAT trip...beautiful weather, warm and friendly Argentines, and best of all... our granddaughters were the BEST hosts !!!!!! (love you girls!!). 2. April...rain, rain, and more rain. 3. May... more rain....hubby was getting impatient to plant the crops. 4. June....YEAH !!! Grandbaby #13 arrived on the 18th !!!! Jackson Blaine Irmler is a special little guy and he has a "first" that he has the honor of holding. He is the first born boy in the Stinson family since 1957. Now that's quite an honor !! He also has the honor of being a double cousin to Ashlyn, Anderson, and Landon Irmler. And ...he has the honor of (so far) weighing the most of any of our grandkids. He tipped the scales at 9 lbs, 3 oz !! Enjoy the photos !!!

"Catching Up"

I'm so embarrassed !!!! There is a remedy... and that is happening right now. I hope you enjoy the quick run down of the last six months of My Corner of the World ~~

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Christmas 2010

Getting caught up with this blog is going to take me a while. So much has happened since my Thanksgiving post. Ok.... hang on........here weeeeeeeeeeeee go !!!!!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010.





We have so much to be thankful for this year. We've had a great year with the Stensaas family while they were on furlough. It will be so hard to tell them good-bye in January. But we know what they are doing is so very important. Another thankful time.....our youngest daughter BryAnne became Mrs. Daniel Irmler in March. And they are expecting their first child June 6, 2011. We are thankful for the 2 grandchildren who were born in 2010, Alexandra Bush and Levi Stensaas. We have so much to be thankful and grateful for. Thanksgiving was a special day here at our house. My parents, and my niece, and the Stensaas family joined us for lunch. Making memories....that's so much fun !!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Are You Going to HEAVEN ?

Therefore if any be in Christ,
he is a new creature;
old things are passed away; behold,
all things become new.
II Corinthians 5:17



Sunday, October 17, 2010

My Bucket List

Places I want to visit before I die: Niagara Falls. Maine. Hawaii. Israel.
Hobbies I want to do before I die: Knitting and quilting.
Things I want to accomplish before I die: Learn how to swim.
Stores I want to shop at before I die: Ikea. Mall of America.
Restaurant I want to eat at before I die: Some place really, really FANCY !!!!!
People I would like to meet before I die: The President of the U.S. even if it is Pres. O.

It's really ok if I don't ever get to do or see these things. I'll be in Heaven when I leave this world, and it really won't matter about those things !!!!

Matthew 6:20, 21

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.





Tuesday, October 12, 2010

!! Canoeing...in INDIANA !! Wheeeeeeeee.........

We had a blast canoeing. A beautiful day of canoeing, swimming, floating, picnicking along the Whitewater River !!! Even the babies got to go !!!

~~ Is this legal ? ~~

Why do men do things like this ?

Just a few more...now that I'm on a roll !!!

Can you guess the 2 that are missing?

THE REUNION August 2010

All these pictures are of our Family Reunion.... hope you enjoy reading about our family. We are a crazy bunch who love our Lord and Saviour and are serving HIM all over the world. From my little corner of the world here in Indiana...to the West Coast, and then south to Argentina and finally east to Uganda, E. Africa.
Enjoy the blog.

Irmler Family #2 8.2010

BryAnne & Daniel Irmler chillin' in the hammock. That's little Landon Irmler (their nephew) he's about 10 months old.

Are you smiling ? 8.2010

This picture just makes me SMILE :)

Cousins..... Anderson Irmler & Bryan Stensaas.