February 18, 2017
I was tucking Craig into bed last night when he tells me "Mom, my kisses are permanent." Then he gave me several "permanent kisses." Now that is priceless!That's much nicer than Weston who tells me he's wiping mine OFF every night. I tell him that he's just rubbing them in more. Bwahaha!!For those who miss those days, I'm sure Janine will loan the kids out for free babysitting.
there are some family stories you may want to forget ever happened..this is one of them Janine shared this am on FB LOL
Public service announcement: it is skunk mating season in OH. Karli evidently interrupted a moment last night and was sprayed in the face. I didn't realize it until she made it to the living room. We slept with our windows open last night and are frantically cleaning her and the carpet where she rubbed her head with a concoction hoping to get rid of the smell. Our apologies in advance as I am sure you will smell us coming for awhile. Skunks are now my least favorite creature right up there with snakes.
February 17, 2017
Helen writes "
Karen's brother, Howard Wellman, Jr. died on this date in 1990. He was brilliant and had a photographic memory. He died from cancer but in the year between discovering the cancer and his dying, Howie came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as his savior. It was so typical of him to research a subject and get to know everything that can be known about it. He knew he was dying and his sister Cindy Boyenga was at his side. He kept asking her how close he was to dying, not asking out of fear but out of his desire for knowledge. He went out praying to God and singing the praise of God. I think he was 59 years old when he died. We miss him and think of him often.
February 14, 2017
Posted by Cindy Boyenga at Tuesday, February 14, 2017
January 31, 2017
When returning from Texas, we stopped by Vicksburg Ms. A lovely drive to take (once we got out of San Antonio and Houston.)
Union Ulysses s Grant campaign for the siege of Vicksburg Ms. waged from May 18 to July 4 1863 during the Civil War . We took a self guided (16 mile if we had done all)) tour of the National Military park and cemetery, viewing the dugouts bunkers and 144 cannons and total of 1300 sculptures, markers and state monuments in place It covers more than 1800 acres , Of special interest was the USS Cairo Museum and rest9ored iron clad ship USS Cairo. On Dec 12,1862, in the Yazoo river north of Vicksburg, Cairo was struck by two underwater torpedoes( today called mines) sinking in less than 12 minutes with no loss of life. The ironclad the last remaining of it's kind, is now in display. It was brought up after 100 years in the water and painstakingly reassembled for display within the park , (as I have pictures of. )The park has laid to rest, the remains of over 17,000 Civil War Union Soldiers.
"See what a lot hold,of land these fellows of which Vicksburg is the key. Let us get Vicksburg and that country is ours. The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket" Abraham Lincoln
The Paddlewheel careful attention given to protect reains of the USS Cairo. using these support beams
Posted by Cindy Boyenga at Tuesday, January 31, 2017