Thursday, May 29, 2014

Back "at it" !

It is amazing to me how quickly time is flying by.  I always have "good intentions" on blogging, but, sadly have not done so!
We as usual have been on the go.... the yard and garden are coming in shape.  Have the garden in, green beans are up, 8 tomatoes, 6 peppers in, garlic and onions growing and 2 cucumbers are set to climb a new type of trellis. 
I have had to work long hours as we are very short on help at work.  And Jim has been busy in the rock shop making beautiful cabs and jewelry... hopefully I can get some wire wrapping going soon too.
Mary Kay Business is coming along, and am anxious to do more.  We (our unit) just opened a new studio training center, which will be a big asset for all of us!  So excited to see what the future holds there.
Next post I will post some pictures of all of the above and get back at it in the blog world!
Praying all is well with you!
Ma and Pa

Monday, March 31, 2014

Career Conference 2014

Had a wonderful fast weekend in Denver with my Mary Kay Sisters @ Career Conference.  So inspired to hear the National Sales Directors and Top Independent Sales Directors of the State. 
Some of our unit.
Also was so proud of Julie as she has gone on track for being in the Queens court of Sales for the National convention in July.  She and sister directors Anny and Monique got to walk across stage for that.
Anny, Julie and Monique on stage.
Coming back with renewed determination to be all I can be in my Mary Kay.  So rewarding to see people celebrated for their accomplishment, and watching everyone sharing and encouraging each other on. There was over 1,700 people there and not one grump in the bunch. :)
Back to my J.O.B tomorrow, but praising God for my weekend.  Our new theme this year is I <3 my Mary Kay ( I love my Mary Kay).... very true for this lady.
One side note... being an older "interesting" age, I thought I was a rarity.... but no, not the case. Oh so inspired by ladies even older than I.
Love My Mary Kay!
Ma and Pa too...


Monday, February 24, 2014

Learning to change our lifestyle!

Since we had a health scare with Jim in December we have been on a new learning curve....  Oh the joy of getting older.   LOL
Jim has quit smoking and now only enjoys an E-cig now and then.  He has made great strides.  We also are watching our salt intake.  Do you realize sodium intake is not just from the salt shaker??  Reading labels, and watching what we eat and trying to adjust recipes. Now, we find things we used to enjoy are oh-so-over-the-top salty now. 
Will be adding some new blogs I have found when and if I can fix a blogger error I have encountered today.  So mabe we can all share our insights of what we have found as we all grow and change in this baby boomer session of life.
Always Praising,
Ma and Pa

Sunday, January 12, 2014

God is Able!

2014 A new year to enjoy!
We are thankful for a new year and a new beginning, how about you?
Just before Christmas we had a health scare with Jim in the hospital for awhile... but God is faithful, and Jim's healing is coming along.  We will trust Him for a full recovery soon!
In the meantime we are enjoying watching our Bronco's !!
Jim is wearing his old Lynch jersey... John Lynch, who was a Bronco, was just inducted into the Hall of Fame.  Jim wore his namesake jersey to church today!
And right now we are enjoying the game... go Bronco's !!
With a new year comes goals and dreams, and lots of prayers.  So what are your dreams.... what are you praying for this next year?
We have a few.
Peace and prosperity for our family.
Health and wellness to enjoy it.
Peace and revival for our precious country.
For people to return to the God of our fathers.
Joy and prosperity for our friends.
May there be a renewed pride in America, and renewed compassion to help one another.
Simple prayers... and all in God's hands.  For God loves his children and this country and I cannot wait to see what happens this year.  Is anything too big for God?
We have been in a "deep freeze" for about 6-8 weeks now, and we are looking forward to the 38 degrees right now which has been the warmest we have been for a long time. Now we are getting out our seed catalogs, and looking forward to a new growing season.  It is great to have something to look forward to!
Our grand valley is precious to us, and all the friends and family in it.  Things are starting to look up a bit for the valley, and we pray that will continue in 2014 until it is booming again.
Here is a recent beautiful picture of our valley. Yep, we think it is beautiful too.
Praying all is well with you in this new year!
Trusting Him,
Ma and Pa

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Unwinding.... enjoying the season.

Wow... looking back on the last few months I realize how "hunkered down" we have been!
It is not that we have had major problems... just allowed life to jostle us about, and not allowing ourselves to relax and let the Lord direct.  Such is the life of a fix-it person I suppose.  Well that is going to change.... NOW!
I am so enjoying being a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant.  Love the girls I am associated with too.  Got a chance to go on the fall retreat in Breckenridge this fall and it was so much fun! Four of us got to go from our Unit.
Learned so much and had a ball.

There was 3 Mom and Daughter teams there too!
We also harvested our veggies and walnuts, and are looking forward to a new and better year.  Discovered a wonderful recipe this year.  Peach Jalapeno Jam.... to die for! Use the recipe for Peach Jam, but first prepare 3 moderate Jalapenos, seed them and chop fine in a blender. Put them in the measuring cup first, then add the required amount of prepared peaches for recipe.  We must have made 6 batches of this and gave away 4 LOL.  Everyone loves it.
Had a wonderful time with Marilyn and girls here for Thanksgiving.  She spent the week here and it was so good to be able to have time to visit.  Miss having them close by. Had some awesome games of Jenga too.

So now we are coming to the Christmas season.  We are headed to the annual Christmas Blessings Banquet tonight for our church, CrossPoint.   Where we honor the House of Promise ministry for young mothers.  Looking forward to it!
To help us all to not have to buy gifts for everyone in our growing family we have been drawing names now for a couple of  years.  Couples drawings and kids drawings.  It helps us all focus on the important part.  Worshiping our Lord and enjoying the family.  Grandma still does not know how to act not scurrying about... oh my.  But, I suppose I will get used to it!
We Pray this season is a blessing to you as it is us. If we remember to put God first, it all falls into place.
Love, Ma and Pa


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Colorado Floods

Our hearts are breaking again for our dear state.  As many of you know we have flooding here. In Northern Colorado they have had more rain this last week than they usually have in one year. 
Amanda Johnson's picture
This was taken from the air... Look at that rain!
There has been flooding for over 200 miles as the water continues into the plains. So far 1,800 homes destroyed.  Our hearts go out to all the people in it's path. It is so hard to describe, but today on Facebook there was a post from some pilots that will give you a
birds eye view.  Thanks Drifto production.
We are asking for your prayers as the days continue that the lost will be found, and we can dry out some.
On a happy note, we just returned from our Lynch Family reunion and celebration at Wagon Wheel Gap!
Remember the cabin you were praying for?  Well it still stands, and there is no burned area around it...
God is so Good! Here are a couple of pictures from the Deck:

Thank you Lord for your Grace and protection!
God is in the restoration business, and this area is doing great.  Everywhere you see signs praising the Fire fighters... they did a wonderful job!
So, as we think about all that Colorado has gone through in the last years, we are seeking God's wisdom and asking that many will turn to Him.  He has not left us, but instead is waiting with open arms.
A closer walk with Thee picture.
Thanks so much for your prayers!
Looking up,
Ma and Pa

Sunday, August 11, 2013

All things new!

As you all know we love lapidary, and making beautiful jewelry. 
Jim now has a fantastic shop, and has been happily putting it in order. He also has been teaching classes at the Gem and Mineral club we belong to.  So, when he had his latest Intarsia class, I joined in as well, and soon found out what a great teacher he is!
Here is the class. We are learned a lot, and had so much fun.
Some of the beautiful pieces that our students made.
Jim and Jeanie in class.

My first Intarsia!
Jim has also been teaching lost wax casting, and some silver smithing in his shop as well.  He is happily doing what he loves!
This week we got to be part of a special mile stone for our daughter Julie.  She worked so hard and earned the greatest award for a Mary Kay Consultant.
A Mary Kay Car!
So proud of her!

Her family.

Proud Ma and Pa too.
We are so happy for her.  She also will have her debut as a Director on the 16th... another big milestone!
Being so proud of her, I have also joined her team, and am now an Independent Mary Kay Consultant! And intend to follow in her footsteps and be the best I can be.  Join me at my website at
and see what wonderful products Mary Kay has!
It would be my pleasure to serve you!
So, we are off on our new journey, our jewelry making, and to soon go "on the road" to shows, and also my Mary Kay business, which I am so happy to get started in.
Thanks for stopping by, will be posting soon!
Happy and busy in Colorado,
Ma and Pa