Thursday, July 28, 2011

OLD vintage Paonia and New Paonia our little town and Blessed Thursday

Railway station early 1900's

more ice packing

ice packing

overlooking town
Downtown early 1900's

ornate work in here!!! early 1900's
In the search of time lol, one can find interesting insights of their own towns! Loving vintage photos, my son found these of our little fruit growing town in the midwest, a LITTLE different then, Ah, we love our area!!!!

DOWNTOWN early 1900's           


Monday, July 18, 2011

Fishing, caterpillars and mushroom kit~~Happy glorious Monday ~~

We all did awesome at our fishing hole, except for those terrible horse/deer flies, mosquitoes, but oh well!!!
Oldest son with one of his catches!

Yes I did get one! all my others broke the line! 

The beautiful specimen!!

This is the start on the mushroom kit we  have

A few DAYS later these gorgeous mushrooms are taking off!!!!

Sweepstakes  to check out: (you know I love them!!!)
Go HERE for a chance at an itunes gift card $10.00
Do a few simple things on their nifty form and you are entered on her blog!! Good luck!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Coal Miners Tribute our local statue Colorado ~~Happy Thursday !

We have had a great memorial statue in our local park since the 80's and I love it!!! I come from generations of miners and here I have 3 relatives that lost their lives in the past when working local mines, God Bless!Our town was built on these mines and the dedication of the miners!

Kuretich --great great grandpa
Kuretich -great grandpa

Lewis--my cousin


A sweeps for ya today:
Head over to Eighty MPH Mom where you can win a Summer Brewing Kit from Mighty Leaf Teas (including Bodum Pitcher)!
yummy goods for these hot days! Good luck!
Next head over to check out the Nestle Family summer fun giveaway and let them
know what activity you do as a family to beat the heat!!!
One winner will receive a $25 VISA gift card, ice cream (NESTLÉ DRUMSTICK, EDY’S/DREYER’S) coupons, NESTLÉ Pure Life coupons and summer activities (jump rope, chalk, beach ball, hard and soft flyers, a ball and a Lambada catch ball and mitt set

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Metal detecting and this is our little park find lol!!! wheeee

Well my sons and I went out to do a little detecting today and while others have hit some areas, we went and found our own , where we had to do some digging! alas this is the best day so far for coin hunting, thanks to my oldest getting the detectors tuned in great!  Over $3.00 in change total !
 Maybe someday we will hit the cache! So onward searching. 
Happy Tuesday to all and let not the bitterness of life ruin you~~
Always know there is HOPE and the WAY is through JESUS CHRIST!!! so keep looking up!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

What a Great day for a Baptism!!! whoo hoo and Amen!

Our new Pastor Tobey had his second service today and his first baptism in this church for him!!! What an awesome thing!! Glory to God!  We are so blessed to have Pastor Tobey and his wife Lisa in our church family!!     North Fork Baptist Church
Pastor Tobey with Trent at story time

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Happy Saturday everyone ! Keep praising God and looking up

Another blessed Colorado day and we tried some fishing early on the Blue Mesa about 1 1/2 hrs away..alas the spot we were going to had "Extra Security " today!!!!   So we got no more info on that tidbit, well the fishies were not hungry this time around and that million dollar fish is still in one of those lakes in Colorado! My luck would be to catch it AFTER the deadline which is the 14th this month, oh well... still fun outing, except we still get motion sick! lol at this age you would not think!
Prayers sent to my family and dear friends all over the world --bless you all!
you are all so special!
My cat and dog showing some nap time love!  

Sweepstakes today:

Stop by Shop with me Momma for the chance at a microdermabrasion system so you can feel like you went to the spa! treat yourself, as I sure do not go to the spa!  
She even has a facial mask recipe with avocados that would be great to try..

Friday, July 8, 2011

Here's to staying together Colorado couple for 77 years!!! YOU GO!!!

from our 9 news today, I had to share this in our world of separations:
"ENGLEWOOD - From the moment she saw Lindsey Vance, a then-teenaged Mildred Vance knew he was the man for her.
"I told my sister when I went home that Sunday, 'I saw the man I'm going to marry,'" 96-year-old Mildred said.
She first spotted her husband-to-be in a Sunday school class in their Church in Kansas City, Mo.
Lindsey Vance, though, was first unaware he had an admirer.
"I didn't see her. She just saw me," the 98-year-old laughed.
It wasn't long before the couple got married. On Thursday, they celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary.
"I'm the luckiest man in the world," Lindsey Vance said.
The couple says the key to a successful marriage is to respect one another and to stay committed.
"Get to know each other and know that you're doing something that you're going to continue through life," Mildred Vance said.
Lindsey and Mildred, who have two daughters, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, have lived active lives. Only recently have they moved into an assisted living facility.
Family members and friends from church joined them for Thursday's 77th anniversary celebration.
The Vances are looking forward to celebrating even more in the future.
"I love him as much today as the day we met," Mildred Vance said."

NOW THAT'S LOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sweepstakes for today:
HALO bars are great for on the go and come in great flavors like Rocky Road, Nutty Marshmallow, S’Mores, and Honey Graham, I actually have not tried them, but would love to, for your chance, go HERE...
thanks to the Experimental Mommy for hosting this one..
Head over to Baby Loving Mama for this prize:

Everyday Protection Face SPF 30 and Body SPF 15 Lotions, a $25 Walmart Gift Card, Better Homes and Gardens Pie Pan, Apron and Oven Mitts. ($75 Value)

And July is Blueberry month which I was not aware of!! yummy!!
She even has a blueberry pie recipe on the page for you to try.
Good luck and what a great prize pack !


    Get In Shape with Top Trainers DVD Set

10 DVD's --excellent program! your chance at this is HERE at Shop with me Mama 

Just leave a comment on her blog on how your stay fit!

Good luck



Thursday, July 7, 2011

Indiana Views thanks to my friend ! Wish I were there! and some sweeps

Yes I love the beach, the sunsets, the water....and smack dab in the mid of Colorado we are  NOT by the beach !!! lol..well my BFF can give me that glimpse of her views and I love em!!!!

throw me some flip flops and we are there!!

 Thanks Christine!!! Loves to ya girlfriend!

Tatum's Family review has a $ 50 GC up for grabs at Novica..this is a great site ,  "Mission Statement
We want to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. And, we want to provide you with access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values that only the Internet infrastructure can allow." Go HERE to put in your entries and follow her blog...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wed wanderings of the sweep world! Have a LOVELY day in the LORD

OVALTINE Fans! HEAD over HERE to mommy musings for a yummy giveaway of three canisters of new recipe OVALTINE (one of each flavor), a recipe booklet, a countertop straw dispenser, and a $25 Visa gift card.  Good luck!
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Next...... Head over to Eighty MPH Mom where you can win a $25 Visa Gift Card! ends the 17th of this month..
Another $25 gift card chance at Blessings Abound Mommy is HERE...let then know your laundry routine--lol!! I have none, just getting it done!!!

LEGO fans!!! from Akron Ohio Moms --

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Sets Review and Giveaway  is HERE.. chance to win 3 LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Sets: LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Isla De Muerta ($19.99), LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Fountain of Youth ($19.99), and LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean The Captain’s Cabin ($14.99). Total prize value: $55  whooo hoooo !!!!


The newest type of animal tank out there that is way too cool..the Bio Bubble 

On the outnumbered 3 to 1 blog, you get a chance to win the versatile habitat that can transform into an aquarium, terrarium or small pet habitat Go HERE for this chance and to read more about it

Exercise Time!!!!!
Head to Fitness for the rest of us and enter for the Angie Gorr Custom 3 Fit 50/50 workout 
three levels of intensity great for anyone!  So shape up time !
A chance for a NOOK COLOR with wi-fi!!!! 
head over to Southern Bella's and try ! 
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