Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy Geocaching!!!

We have had fun geocaching (geo-cash-ing). Essentially you go around with a GPS and find caches that have little trinkets in them to trade out. The kids enjoy it and it gives us a change to get out of the house. With the end of a long winter and with finances being a little tight, geocaching is a fun free way to get some good faimly time in.

Here is a picture of Pinkerbelle and Skippy finding a cache hidden under that street light box. This type of cache is a micro-cache.

There are hundreds of thousands of caches around the world. Take a look at their website and sign up for a free account to start hunting. It's a great way to get outside and have some fun with the kids.

You can learn more at

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Updated Shop News

Major Cello Repair

Bought a bigger table to work on and so far so good. I really enjoying working at home.
Be sure to click on the picture to see it at a wide screen view.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Happy Birthday Lisa !

Lisa got to spend her birthday in Payson away from it all.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Mom's Shop

Dad took me by surprise as I was testing out
my little home violin shop. No real work yet.
Waiting on supplies to arrive over the
next couple weeks.
Praying I get some work after that. I do have
several interested in my work once I am fulling functioning.


Lisa is happy with her very clean kitchen
We ate and had a lively discussion.
Grandma taking it all in and loving it.

Dad did a great job carving the Turkey
Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. It was wonderful to be with some family and friends.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Hawaii Cruise

This is one of my favorite pictures I took although
there are many more that were pretty awesome.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Craig Speaks: Slow Nerves?

Visit Dr. Anderson's Blog to

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Game Day

Nana and Andrew-2 Charger fans

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Gwen and Peter

Gwen and Peter from Muskegon, Mich.
Cousin Gwen, Mom, Jean and Kay

Out of lunch with Mom, Larry and son David

Hugs and a few happy tears

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mr. Bus Driver

"I think I know how this works?"
Larry and his Bus behind the bleachers at a football game.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

We got some Apples!!

Nice family picture of our oldest son and family

Went apple picking today at a great farm called Centennial Farms in Augusta, MO. Great weather and good times.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Grandkids-The youngest and an anniversary

Yeah! 38 years today.
Picture taken in Sept. 1970 in NYC

Thursday, September 11, 2008

9/11 dust storm

Larry takes down our neighbors flag as
a strong dust storms comes through on

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Uncle Martin Ferm-Grandma's Brother


Today was the day. Martin left peacefully at 11:00 a.m. with Carrie by his side. Jay was nearby, and the rest of us joined in shortly. We are grateful that we were able to all be together for this transition, the six original Rock Island Ferms.

Arrangements for a family dinner on Saturday and a memorial service on Sunday are in the conceptual phase and subject to change. Details will be posted as soon as they are finalized.

Thanks again for your love and support!

Kids: Click on the link to learn more about your Great Uncle Martin's life

Cousin Roger visits Uncle Martin in
Rock Island, IL only a couple weeks ago.
I wish you all had met him
He is in the last days of his life
after a 2 year battle with cancer.
Roger rented a convertible just to give Martin a nice ride.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Trip to Chicago

Martin, Joel and Joy enjoying Lake Michigan

Craig and family recently enjoyed a trip to Chicago.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Happy Birthday David-33 today !

What an interesting year you had.

Love You!!

Birthday Bash in San Diego with Classmates

Bob Hope tribute with the USS Midway in the background
Larry and I at the reunion
Some of my goofy school chums. We had a lot of fun!
Earlier in the day went down to San Diego Bay with Dad

Bob Hope statue near the Midway
Homecoming Statue at the Midway

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Pro Bull Riders

tonight David took me to see the Bull Riders (PBR)
This was a first for both of us. I don't think I would
go again but it was fun to see it at least once.
Apparently this is Big Time Stuff.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Bennett and Grandma-8 is the number of the day

Our sweet grandson Bennett is 8 today
and his Great Grandma is

I made Pasties for Grandma for her
birthday. She was so happy.
Pasties are very popular in Upper Michigan
were Grandma grew up.
We all enjoyed them this evening.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Drew and Lillie

Drew spent the night with Uncle David
and Lillie is protecting him