Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

2006 will be hard to top at our house! I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year. My husband vows to exercise more.....The girls and I are making no promises on what we will accomplish....we will just wait and see what the year holds. Love you all, Laura

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Cookies for Santa

Erin got Ingrid her very own rolling pin , cookie cutters, spoon, and frosting gun. She is trying it all out on her cookies for Santa.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Birthday present

Ingie opted to go to the hotel in Branson called Splash Country instead of a birthday party. The girls had fun I think. We stopped at Erin's the night before and had Christmas with her. Erin cooked a delicious dinner. We were the first people she has ever cooked a meal for. We feel very priveledged.

Thursday, December 14, 2006


Ingrid and Sigrid had a Christmas program at preschool today. Sigie's shirt says "good things come in small packages". She wanted me to take a picture of her toes this morning.

Ingrid wanted her hair curled this morning for the program. She had trouble deciding on the red velvet bow or the red corduroy hat with a grosgain ribbon on it. Her jumper was green corduroy with stockings embroderied on the bottom. She was really proud of her looks today. Her class sang "Frosty the Snowman" and "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." Ingrid and her friend Abby Grace sang the loudest and tried to out do everyone. I must say they succeeded. Abby Grace also decided she could out do Ingrid by singing faster...this upset the teacher and Ingrid tried to get Abby to slow down by using hand gestures but Abby ingnored them. Ingrid didn't care that Abby could sing faster....Ingrid just wanted to sing it right.

All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

Astrid lost two teeth last night. One she swallowed and the other she pulled. She was very upset about the one she swallowed. She was afraid she wouldn't get paid for it. She wrote the Tooth Fairy a nice note and the Tooth Fairy paid her for both teeth.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Our Tree!

While Siggy was asleep Astrid, Ingrid,
and I put up the tree.
When she awoke, she was so thrilled
that she took little running steps backward
and clapped her hands.
"Tree, tree, tree", she shouted.
She is going to love Christmas this year. Presents
thrill her but I think she likes the lights best.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Hannah Inc.

Hannah And Our Hope

I can see fright in the eyes of these two parents,
but always there is hope. Hannah is their hope. She
is ours, too. You will see Hannah improving because
she feels the "want" and "love" from her parents
and Lil Bub, Grandparents and all of us!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Dresses Designed and Created by Hazel Powell--1975

These precious little dresses were designed
and created by Hazel Powell for her Grand
daughter, Laura Renfroe, in 1975.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Fall in Galla Meadow

Favorite tree in Galla Meadow!

Fall in Galla Meadow

Persimmons are ripe in
Galla Meadow!

Fall in Galla Meadow

Mustard and turnips
are ready in Galla Meadow!

Fall in Galla Meadow

Crow Mountain watching
over Galla Meadow!

Fall in Galla Meadow

Red sky!

Fall in Galla Meadow

Red leaves of the Dogwood
trying to hide in the
Cedar bushes!

Fall in Galla Meadow

Sweet Gum trees in Galla Meadow

Saturday, October 14, 2006


I am the tie that binds
My family together.
Nothing can seperate us
As the knot is in my soul!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Room Where Mom Was Born

How did Grandma get a double
bed, big dresser and chest of
drawers in this tiny bedroom? Posted by Picasa

The Chair Fits!

The chair fits so Astrid should
inherit it! Posted by Picasa

Shared Genetics!

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Wonder What They're Talking About!

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Showing Respect!

George Aday Jr. showing respect for
his elder, Uncle Richard Powell. I
love the way he has placed a loving
hand on Uncle Richard's shoulder as
he grasped his hand firmly.

Sunday, September 10, 2006


The red and white doiley in my china cabinet was made by my mother's Grandma Powell and the solid white doiley that stays on my keepsake chest was made by my Aunt Patsy. They are both beautiful, and they are some of my most treasured possessions.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Labor Day Weekend

Okay these pictures are not at all in the order I inteded them to be. The last one should be the first one, the first one should be in the middle and the middle one should be last.

Today Astrid and Ingrid had a blast playing with the wagon. Astrid would pull it to the top of various little hills in our yard and then hop in and she and Ingie would roll down. In these pictures they are rolling down backward and having a gay ole time. I had pulled Sigie in the wagon down to the lake. The big girls and I were looking for flat rocks so Daddy could build us a patio. We took our chalk so we could mark the ones we wanted. We will have to find a way for Pop to get them from the lake to our house. We saw lots of muskadines. They were too high in the trees for us to pick them.

Yesterday Astrid and Ingrid made mud pies and Sigie was the taste tester as you can see from the middle picture.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Happy Birthday Aunt Helen!!!

Happy birhtday to my aunt Helen. Her birthday is tomorrow but I will not get up early enough to get this on my blog before having to go to work so I will put it up tonight. I have always loved aunt Helen so. I was always envious of her children...she understood fashion, brand name clothes, hairstyles where as my mom did not. As an adult I realize of how little importance that is but to my young eyes She was so cool!!! and still is....I remember anytime we went to silver dollar city or dog patch Helen is who took us(just not my mom and dad's cup of tea). She was so crafty christmas tree each year is covered with ornaments she year she sent me some to paint and instructed me on how to do it. I tried to paint my Santa exactly like the one she had painted for us. She made wonderful homemade suckers for each holiday and mailed them to all her neices and nephews. I always know exactly how old Helen is because she is 20 years older than me.....She is a jewel and I wish her a Happy day!!!I love you!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Sigie's new goose egg. She fell again and this time hit the right side of her head. Thank goodness no stitiches needed.

Astrid, Ingrid and Sigrid are working hard on anniversary cards for Uncle Greg and Auntie Erin. They will be married for one year on the 15th.

Thank God for Sisters

I knew Erin would rather have a picture of the girls posted than one of her but I still might get one of her up there yet. I just wanted everyone to know how lucky I am to have Erin for my little sis. Who else would spend 4 hours in a car and stay up 24 hours straight just to take care of her three nieces. And then wouldn't even take the money left for her. I started back to work Weds. and Eric and Gigi started to work Friday....Poppa was working the Bargains Galore on 64 (but he volunteered to keep all the girls anyway). For three days in August the child care center I work at closes and we do continuing education....well all of us who work there take our kids there so it puts us in just a little bit of a bind. But I have a little sis who always comes to my rescue. She says the girls were really good for her but I worry she is just saying that. I know Greg played Hide-n-seek with them and that is one of their favorite games. Erin said Sigie even tried to play. She would lay on the floor and count and then go hide. When Ingie counts instead of saying "Ready or not here I come".....she says "here I'm not here I am".....I love to watch the girls play this and occassionally get in on the fun myself. I hear someone calling "Momma Momma"....that is my cue to go.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Sigie's teething ring

The girls and I went to the pool on Wednesday. It sure was hot but they wanted to swim one last time before summer was over. Sigie and I tried to stay in the shade.....

summer is almost over

Here is Astrid and Ingrid at Rotary Ann, the rest stop, on the way home from Auntie Hey's. Sigie won't stay still long enough for me to get a picture of all three of them together.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Lazy Days of Summer

Eric wanted to test his canoe for leaks so he took me and the girls on the lake. Siggy watched from the bank with Gigi and Pop.