Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011

The final page of 2011 is about to turn. It has been an interesting chapter.

Oklahoma has faced some really strange weather and geological events.

We started with record breaking cold weather. We recorded a -39 degree F and record snowfalls. The summer brought record breaking heat. I think we topped out at 117 degrees. (If I'm wrong on these numbers, I'll change it and remove this caveat).

This summer, we had a record drought.

Then, the incredible wild-fires.

This fall, we had the largest earthquake in recorded Oklahoma history. The only one most assuredly larger, would be the New Madrid quake of 1811. Since no recording devices were available then, there's no way of really knowing for sure.

So much for the weather report.

We had some good times and some bad times. We had some very good memories and some difficult memories.

God blessed us abundantly during 2011. As He always does!

Thank you, Lord, for the good and the bad - all for YOUR glory!

'Transformers' Movie car in Wagoner

This is an actual prop car from the first Transformers movie!

Let them eat cake!

He-man Zack

The Traditional Drink (of punch)

First Kiss EVER!!

Yes, it's taken by the pastor during the wedding on the pastor's phone....

Monday, December 26, 2011

A Visit to the Nina and Pinta

On December 4, 2011, we visited the Nina and Pinta replicas which were docked at the Three Rivers Harbor in Muskogee, OK.  It was cold, but it was cool....

Here are the best pictures:

The Pinta

Boyne family and La Nina

Sailing ropes on the Pinta

Riggings on La Nina

On Board La Pinta

Emily on deck on La Pinta

Audrey in the cabin of La Nina

Boyne Family with La Pinta

Other Fun Christmas Pictures

Cookie Ministry Packages for Wagoner County Prisoners
Guns at the Sunday School Teachers' Christmas Party
Sammy with his bottle of Welch's Sparkling!

Me with a very young Santa....

Katie Fallen (Trimm) and Audrey singing "O Come O Come Emanuel"

Jacob Mathews and Audrey performing "Little Drummer Boy"

My Favorite 2011 Christmas Pictures

In no particular order, here are my favorite family pictures from Christmas 2011.

Merry Christmas!

My daughters with their great-grandmother.

I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus!

My grandmother and Santa

My mother-in-law, Juanita Woolman

My daughters with Santa

My great-nephews, Eric and Landon
My sister, Pam Goodell, and her family

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Please help me win a REAL AK 47

I know, I know... You're probably thinking, "Why in the world would you WANT an AK-47?" 

Well, that's a good question.

First of all it's free. Second, I'll need it in the coming zombie apocalypse!  :)

All you have to do is click on THIS LINK and it will take you to Arms List; a listing of guns for sale. It has a special code to credit your visit to my account.


Emily and her magical clarinet

Emily's Christmas Band Concert