Wednesday, August 31, 2011

abby's 1st trip......

I'm sorry that I've not posted anything for soooo long!  Seems life gets crazy and the things we enjoy get put on the back burner of the "things to do" list!

I'm pledging to do better!  This is where I'll start my update.  Baby Abby has already gone on her first trip to the cool state of Colorado!  I know she enjoyed it....you can tell from her fun pics.......

pool time for sure! 

wow....that Colorado sun sure is bright!

oh my.....nap time! 


Abby ending her day with movie night!  Look at that concentration......it must be a fun chick flick!
It is amazing how she grows and changes daily. Her mommy and daddy are adjusting to the crazy life of parenthood! 

Candy will be heading home soon!  We'll be so glad to get her back in America! 
Back home!  Back in the real world....... 
She'll be heading to New Zealand for two weeks in September.  Then in November she will finally head home!!!!!  Please keep her in your prayers for safe travels and for only nice people to be in her path. 

As for me.....I'm so grateful for the wonderful family and friends I've been blessed with!  God is Great!

peace and love to all,


Saturday, July 23, 2011

a song.......

ok.....week one of "how to paint an owl" class!  yesterday, juliette our instructor shared this short clip from the wiggly tendrils.  a fun lil song, just a minute plus long......please listen....it may lite your creative fire!

www.thewigglytendrils.com: How To Paint An Owl

peace and love to all,

Sunday, July 17, 2011

how to paint an owl.......

it's so so hot.....i've lost all desire to create....i miss playing in my lil
hobby room! i need motivation!  i need help!  something to jump
start my inner child that wants to create! 

i love to play in my lil room!  i love being able to express myself with creativity!  i love there's no right or wrong!  i love having my apron on and gettin messy!  i love trying to learn how to properly use the glue gun without burning body parts!  i love running to mark and having show and tell!  i love listening to my old rock & roll....that makes me want to
"dance to the music"!  

I'm so excited......i just enrolled in this fun online class,
"how to paint an owl!"  


if you need some artsy motivation .....like me 
or just a fun project.....like me!


surprise me.....hope to see you there!

peace and love to all, 


Friday, July 15, 2011

your daily truth from the brave girls club.......













most everyday i have a daily reading ready to help me start my day. 
here's the link to join their club to recieve
 "your daily truth from the brave girls club" 
we all need to hear kind words and be reminded to not only love ourselves.....
but also to love others!

peace and love to all,

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The invisible crossroads.......

I want to share this blog post with you from seth godin.

In Career World, crossroads don't happen very often. Should I go to college? Which one? Should I quit this job? Where should I apply...

In Project World, on the other hand, every day offers a choice that could change things. Should you start a new project? Organize a conference? Open a new channel of social media? Quit something you're doing right now to make time for something else?

It's easy to get stressed and excited about the infrequent crossroads. It's just as easy to ignore the daily opportunities you  
           have to change everything!

i like things that make me stop and think......hmmmmm......
this is good stuff

this article reminds me to stay open and positive to new ideas.  to stay focused and alert with my thoughts and to take time to absorb what the opportunity is and the direction it's leading me! 
for more of Seth's blog info click here:  seth's blog

peace and love to all,

Monday, July 11, 2011

yummy......



you must try this yummy bread recipe......take my word for it......this is a really great moist chocolate chip bread.  i will not tell my family (other than mom) there is a veggie in the bread!  i truly hope you enjoy this quick little yummy treat!
oops, forgot to mention.....it's low fat too!

for the recipe please click on:   chocolate chip zucchini bread
peace and love to all,

Saturday, July 9, 2011

kadee original......

remember the great girl friends we made in dallas at the gilded life retreat?  kadee, one of those girls, sent us all a "oh so thoughtful" surprise! we all had a delightfully decorated package waiting in our mailbox's a couple of days ago!  she's one clever chick!!!  receiving this unexpected altered flower pen, via the postal service, made me realize with the craziness of everyday stuff....i don't stop and think thoughtful as much as i should! 
my goal this week is "TO DO BETTER"
peace and love to all,

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

abby's "Baptism".....

                   devin, ashley, abby, "Godfather davy" & "Godmother erin"

we all gathered, sunday, july 3, 2011, in edmond, oklahoma,
 at the St. Monica's Catholic Church to celebrate the Baptism of 
abigail elizabeth oglesby.
devin & ashley asked davy (ashley's brother-in-law) to be abby's Godfather
 and erin, (devin's half sister) to be abby's Godmother.

ashley's dad, deacon jerry, officiated the ceremony.
abby's Baptism was very personal, very direct and a reminder that this
lil baby girl .....brought all these people......this family together!

God's blessings of, love, joy and family were felt by all!

abby was a perfect angel during the entire Baptism. 
she didn't let out one little peep!

a delighted deacon jerry a/k/a grandpa with abby

ashley's parents,
carol anne and deacon jerry

here's great-grandma kay (kaykay)
and cliff sharing in the moment
devin's dad, matt, wife vicki & their daughter erin
a/k/a "Godmother erin"

here we are....proud grammy and papaw mark!

    here's ashley's....brother jerry and wife cathy,
 sister michelle and husband davy  a/k/a "Godfather davy",
 brother david and wife kristen. 
  
                                     isn't it always the kids who steal the show?
AND here they are....
ashley's five nephews and sweet lil niece!

                          ashley's dear friend, brittany,  joined in the celebratioin!


carol anne and deacon jerry had the entire group over to their lovely home for lunch! 
the food was outstanding, the chatter delightful.....but the best part of the entire day was the fact that we were together as one family!  and if you're wondering.....we did pass lil abby around all afternoon from one set of loving arms to the another.


even the sweet family dog, trouble, got some extra attention!

abby enjoyed her special day too!

i know that everyone had a day full Christian love,
family stories and good ole back slapping laughter!
it's so neat to sit back and watch your children
become young adults and now parents!
papaw mark and i are anxiously waiting for the opportunity to babysit!
we are so blessed!

peace and love to all,

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Protect this House.............


i saw this on jenny oliver's blog the other day. 
wow....the passion, commitment and strength you feel
during the 1+ minute video! 
.......great inspiration.....
 i'm sharing "protect the house" with you in hopes that it touches
your inner soul,
 as it did mine!
i will....how about you?
                                                     peace and love to all,
 

Thursday, June 30, 2011

2011 cousin reunion......

i'm way behind in my updates!  not sure if i'm a blogger or not?  to be....or not to be???????  some days i'm ready and committed. then, there's those days when i cannot drag myself to the computer for any reason!  i think since i, like many others, spend hours in front of a computer during the day (at work), when i get home i'm ready to do anything but sit in front of a computer!  SO, dear family and friends, that is why i am a terrible blogger!   I know there is a large group of you that can do it all....the ones who can stay true to your blog, twitter, facebook and cook, clean and garden with no problem!!!  call me wimpy....or maybe just happy to relax my little fingers and tired brain!   

here we go..............
the 2011 "Sharp Family" cousin reunion was a blast!  we gathered in fraser, co., cousins kandy and mike were so gracious to be in charge of the details!  everything was perfect especially the stories and laughter! 
THANKS to cousins Mike and Kandy Morrison for organizing the reunion!

mom and i flew out on friday the 17th of june, rented a car in denver and drove up the mountain to fraser, a cute little quiet colorado town, 13,000+ elevation, with a friendly lodge that we made home for the following 3 days.  i must tell you that next time i rent a car to drive up a mountain i will make sure it's a least a v6.  our midsized car ended up having a v4 engine and we kinda putted up and rolled down the mountains.  it was really funny!  for once in my life i was very content to be in the slow lane! i'd have to tell mom to "hang on" when it was time to floor board the gas pedal!!!!  not because we were going to go fast....but like, hold your breath and hope we make it! (scary but oh so funny) oh my.....and then on top of that we were in the middle of 2000 bike riders that actually were finishing a one week bike ride tour through the colorado mountains!  it was hard to enjoy the beautiful scenery due to being overwhelmed by the physical beauty and endurance of all the men, women and children on bikes equipped for pedaling over and around these mountains!  oops...i forgot to mention, it was also very chilly....down right cold that morning when we were making our way up and around the big mountains! wheee.....we made it to fraser!

thank the good Lord.......we all made it to fraser!
cousins (and spouses)...... jeannie, david, paula, marv, big linda,
patricia, abbie, nick, steve, tina, kris, alley, drew, jill, david, lil linda,
bobby, judy, shelby, rob, zayden, mike, kandy, mother and myself.
what a great looking group!


10 first cousins in order: 
kay(mom), big linda, bobby, kandy, paula, jeannie,
lil linda, curtis, tina and patricia.
cowboy brian and his loyal dog, blueberry took good care of everyone!

 several cousins were missing for various reasons and truly missed!  i won't mention names but...... they (brother) had better make it to the next cousin event!   the date is being planned right now!  everyone has plenty of time to work it into their schedules!


here's zayden, the youngest of the cousins!!!!! he kept us in stitches!  he's shelby and rob's son.  shelby is bobby and judy's daughter.  cousin bobby shared parts of his life story with us....which left us all teary and happy to have each other!  reminding us again, how important "family" truly is!



i have to let everyone know that this beautiful lady, that i call mother, is now the eldest of the sharp family.  making her the wise one....the one in charge of all!
 
we sure have good looks in this family!   no kidding.....after looking at the old family pics of our  great, great and great, uncles, aunts, grandparents, etc., we realized that we come from really good looking men and women!
good genes we have!


                                                                  

kris and alley ready for the trail ride!

while some of us enjoyed the wagon ride others hopped on horses and headed up a narrow trail to join us for a yummy dinner.   steak, potatoes, beans, corn on the cob, watermelon and hot bread was served trail ride fashion while enjoying the stunning view of mountain tops full of white glistening snow.
shelby looks like a pro!


the exciting news is that lil linda and her precious husband dave volunteered to have the next "sharp family" reunion at their home in valparaiso, in.  it'll be here in a flash and i pray we can all gather together again with the rest of our loving family members!



we woke up to a snow storm on monday!  the day we're to putt up and over the mountians!  we made it fine....with more of the slow lane, "hold on"  and laughter the entire way to the airport! 
i'm so glad that mother and i could experience this journey together!  what fun and good laughs we had.......putting up the mountains to a small blunder at the airport!  
 i'm so blessed with such a loving and "sharp family"!

peace and love to all,

Sunday, June 12, 2011

here we are......

celebrating the beginning of the event: 
 shawn, carrie, kadee
karen, sister and me


ok....karen and i loved the cutting part of the project!
(yes, i have my apron on cause i love to make a mess) 
i think sister was past cutting and playing in the mod podge!

omg...now we have to work on jewelry!  
oh well...... i assure you
we are having fun! 

here's a great pic of shawn and kadee! 

another great pic of shawn and heather! 
we all so love heather!  she was the
work horse of this gathering! 


there you go.....i've shared all the fun pics i have up to now!
you know, the classes were great but the friendships
that were created are priceless!

peace and love to all,