Saturday, December 17, 2016

Blessings during the Christmas season!

Dennis and I have been so blessed this Christmas season.  So far everyone is healthy and the weather not horrible, although today is the worst.  It was in the 70's yesterday and today it's blowing snow and in the single digits. 
  I started out this month getting to go with my best friends to Pawhuska, Ok to the Pioneer Womans new store at The Mercantile.  We ate a great lunch, shopped till we dropped and then went up to the bakery and had an added bonus.  Ree (the pioneer women) was signing books and taking pictures.

If you don't know who the Pioneer Woman is click HERE to go to her website.  I live about 2 1/2 hrs west of their home so it was a little drive but we had so much fun it was well worth it.
I bought this ornament at the store which I love!

Then we had our Children's Christmas program and I can't even tell you how cute it was.  The kids did a fabulous job.
 These two little girls are the EE's in wee three kings!!

                                     I hope everyone's Christmas season is a blessed one. 
                                                                                             Much love, Cheri


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Car Show 2016

Well, today we woke up to a 5.6 earthquake and the 2016 annual Fairview car show!  it was a beautiful day so I took Dennis and his brand new chair to town.  He got the new chair yesterday so the kinks haven't worked out yet and right off the bat banged his head going in the van.   Cars do not interest me but Dennis has sat while I have been in a lot of antique stores so off we went.

This is the Lion's Club hamburger and hot dog booth.  They take donations and it all goes to a very worthy cause, the hard worker in the yellow is Dennis's dad.

                                       This orange vette was my absolute favorite car!!
Dennis is looking at a friend, Brett Howerton's mustang .

                                           This is Brett's red 70's trike.
                                          This is our friend Dustin's mustang!
        I got to duck into a shop and look around.  I loved these two signs!
There are also some not so great things.
It's hard for wheelchairs to get on the sidewalk when they are blocked by vendors! 

It's also hard to let the ramp down when people park in the stripes.. LOL   But we had a good outing and minor blips.  Much love, Cheri


Monday, August 29, 2016

I'm so thankful I live where I live!

For those who live outside the US and read my blog, this is my little town.

Everyday I am amazed at some kindness that someone has done, or people reaching out to people in need.  The town always seems to pull together to care for those who are grieving or are in pain or just need some help.  It happens to Dennis and I all the time and it never ceases to make me realize how God works through people.  It can be a big thing or it can be a little thing like the other morning I was a little put out because on Saturdays i like to get my paper and coffee and sit in my patio room and read.  I didn't get my paper and I may have mention it on social media.  Within 10 minutes there was a knock on my door and a lovely friend who lives the block over brought me her paper.  This is the kind of town I live in and thank you God for putting me here!  Much love, Cheri

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Spoiler Alert! God wins....

My friend Cindy, had my title quote on her FB page and she said it soothed her soul.  Yes, it does.  This is a crazy, hatefilled, backwards world we are living in, and if you looked at the headlines every day you would live in constant fear.  I had to give up my Facebook for awhile because every post was making my blood boil and it was doing me no good.  God reminded me of Phillipians 4:8
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
I have to stop, take a breath and quit looking at the chaos in this world and remember that the One who made the heavens and the earth, is in control of what is going on around me.  Now, it may not be to my liking, but it's not my plan, it's His.  We are on this earth to strive to be more Christlike, nothing more and nothing less, so I just need to focus on what I need to do and stand still, and let God fight the battles, after all He is much better at this than I am.   Much love, Cheri

These are my two spoiled rotten loves, Deacon and Toby Yes it's bed time!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Memorial Weekend!

We had a great Memorial Day weekend and I am so thankful Dennis is feeling well!  We went shopping in Enid and on the way home I decided to take a different route which my husband assured me he knew!  I don't think this is the way I wanted to go.
When we came to this silo after a much washed out bumpy dirt road, he decides NOW he knows where he is at!
When we got to the small town of Ames we looked around the town and it was very cool.  They have their streets named after small towns here in NW Oklahoma. 

Then on Memorial Day we really celebrated the way you should.  Laying by the pool with good friends on a beautiful day!

 Thank you God for wellness and beautiful weather and for looking out for us even when we are sometimes lost.  Much love, Cheri

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


I have a hard time deciding what to blog about so I end up not blogging at all!  For the people who read my blog from other countries, I so appreciate you, and it's pretty easy for me to think about what I can blog about.  Things here are foreign and different to people who live thousands of miles away.  For people who live in my hometown, this is where I get into trouble.  People here know everything that is going on, it's boring to them and they don't realize how many people from different countries make it to this blog.  I feel like when the people were talking about Jesus saying " no good thing can come from Nazereth."  So sometimes hometown friends this blog will bore you and I'm sorry!
                      On the up side, spring has sprung in Oklahoma!  I sometimes think spring is God's way of reminding us that we made it throught another cold and bitter season and just look what we have in store!  It is my favorite time of the year by far.  This year, Dennis and I have much to be thankful for because last year he was so sick and I really didn't think he would be here to see another year.  See that post HERE.  Thank you Lord for sustaining us and making us strong again!  Some of my bushes are starting to bloom, they are so pretty and fresh.

The canola fields are blooming!

Warmer weather and with all that in Oklahoma comes WIND.  Fierce wind.  We are so dry here in northwest Oklahoma that when the winds come so does fire.  It's horrific and terrifying.  Our firemen have worked long and tiring hours.  They are fighting one as I am typing this blog. 
This fire spread through 620 miles in Oklahoma and Kansas.
We are praying for rain bu there is not any in the forecast. So keep us in your prayers.
Much love, Cheri

Monday, January 25, 2016

New Wheelchair Time!

We finally got Dennis's new wheelchair after 5 months of red tape and putting together the chair.  Keith, from Tulsa came over and delivered the chair on Wednesday.  It takes a lot of patience and tinkering to get the chair where you want it. 

After many hours of tweeking we got it somewhat to where we wanted it, or so we thought.  Keith left and the next day was a little sketchy getting him in and out of the chair.  We don't have an attendee driving stick anymore because Medicare doesn't care if they pass out and you need to take over!  They assume you will be staying home and never go anywhere.  So we do have a kill switch to stop him from plowing into something.  We also don't have any front hooks to bolt him down in the van.  Medicare (the government) wants you to please stay home, why do you need to go anywhere??  The little black box where we can plug his vent into his chair batteries was also out of pocket ( I won't even tell you how much this little black box cost cause you wouldn't believe it.)
So the days after they came we have been working on getting the chair to where we want it.  We had a rough day at church Sunday but our friend Max (Mr. Wizard) and Dennis's dad Larry worked on it some more.
 We had a little mishap evolving my coffee table and some things on top!
Hopefully, things will get better!  We still have our old chair because now insurance (the government) will no longer let them sell reconditioned chairs, so it justs sits there.  Ugh!  I could go on and on but we are blessed with this chair and I am praising God that we have it.  Many blessings, Cheri
Deacon was not impressed with any of it!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Post Christmas

Dennis and I had a great Christmas.  Everyone was in good health and all my family was here, except for one of my nephew and a great nephew and niece.  One of my other nephews is going to have a baby, so great news!   Last Christmas we had a similar annoucement so this is becoming a tradition!  Lots of fun and games and laughter.  I had this picture taken of my family before the chaos started!

This is a photo of my mom and my siblings!  Love them all.
these are the grandchildren that were there.  I am not quite sure why I didn't get a great grandchildren photo, but I will next year!

I felt so blessed the Christmas, last Christmas I was sick and then Dennis got so sick.  God kept us under His wing this Christmas and I am very grateful.  His grace and mercy is something we worship at Christmas and every other day.  The fact that He sent His son so that we could live eternally with Him is something we should celebrate every day of the year.  Much love, Cheri
P.S.  This is my favorite picture of my daughter Whitney and her husband Nick.