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Nic’s Graduation

We have had another graduation in our family.

My son, Nic has graduated college!

Three down and one to go.

Here he is with his buddy , Colt.

I made him a pretty impressive present.

It is a lei made of $$$$$!!!

It was very simple to make.

You just take some thin ribbon, make a circle out of it like a necklace, then tie 3 or 4 dollar bills together in little bundles with more ribbon.  All you do next is attach the dollar bundles to the ribbon necklace and fluff them up.  You can use any amount of $ that you want.

I used ones!!!!

I am very proud of my baby.

He will be coaching football at the college that he just graduated from……………

and selling insurance door to door.

Be ready for the knock!

More later……………………….Sally

Nic’s Football Banquet

So sorry I haven’t been posting a lot lately.

  I have been very, very busy.

  I will be posting  as much as possible in the next few days to try to catch up.

 Big Ran solved my camera to the computer problem that I had, so pictures of the cruise are coming!

Sunday after we got back home from the cruise Nic had his football banquet.

Mom and I went to it.

We had an Italian buffet and strawberry shortcake.  It was good.

Here is a far away picture of Coach Partridge giving out some awards.

Nic picked out our table to sit at and he decided to sit close to the food and not so close to the award stage.

That is Nic standing up front after he received his award.

Nic and his girlfriend Meagan.

Nic was very happy to receive his jersey.

Here he is with his MVP award.


  That’s right!!

  He got the Defense MVP award for the first game of the year when they played the National Champions Pittsburg State University!!!

He makes a Momma proud!!

More later………………………..Sally

Christmas at Moms

Mom had her table set in blue.

It was really pretty.

This is what everyone sat down to.

After dinner she got out the carom board.  Have you ever played carom?  It’s kind of like pool except your fingers are the pool cues.

  Mom made lasagna!!!  Her lasagna is the best I have ever had.  Everyone else agrees with me.

Gracy getting ready to dig in.

This year we drew names out of a hat for the gifts givers and receivers.

 Then we decided that all the gifts had to be homemade.

Kamille and Justin drew out Mom’s and Megan’s names.  They made candles in wine bottles that they cut off themselves.  Pretty impressive.

Nic had Kamille’s name, he made reindeer out of a six-pack of beer and some coasters for her beverages.

Bill had Big Ran’s name.  Trust me, he really did like his Osborn green and orange Christmas bulbs.  What a hilarious picture!!!

Megan had Kayli’s name and made her a cool teacher crayon wreath and some zebra coasters.

Mom had Madison’s name.  She made her a picture frame with pictures of Madison and Dad, and other pictures of Mom and Dad in their younger days.

  It is awesome!

Here is a picture of the super heroes and their capes.  Bill, Nic, and Justin, I’m sure they are probably wearing these capes now!!

We had our celebration on the 23rd of December, so we also had a little rum cake for the twins birthday.

Yes, that’s right, Mom went all out!  It was a great time!!

Oh yeah, Kayli, I am still waiting on my homemade gift!!!!!

More later………………………….Sally

A Christmas Project

For Christmas at my mom’s house this year we drew names and the only rule about the gifts were that they had to be homemade.

Big Ran and his tape measure getting our project started.

Madison is in the background doing what she does best…………..TEXTING!!!

The names we drew out of the hat were Justin (Kamille’s new husband), Bill (my brother), and Nicolas.

So this idea was easy to come up with for these heroes.

Being a left-handed person, I can’t cut anything.  I try not to use scissors at all.  So, Big Ran did all the cutting.

Yep, you guessed it!!!  Superman capes!

Not just Superman capes, Reversible Batman/Superman capes.  Here are the guys with the super hero capes on.  Bill, Nic, and Justin.

These were fairly simple to make.  I used 1 yard of blue and 1 yard of black fabric for the capes.  Big Ran cut out the emblems and I spray glued everything together.  Just added velcro to keep them together.  See, fairly simple.

I have more pictures of the projects that everyone else made coming.  Stay tuned.

More later……………………………………….Sally

My Son – The Football Player


My son, Nic called from college last Friday and said, “You might want to get a St Joe Newspress a reporter interviewed me after practice last night and I could be in there!”

So, of course, I ran out and got a paper.

Here it is. 

Coach Partridge said seniors Nic Burrell, Cody Kremer and Jake Buckwalter form the program-seasoned portion of the next tier of linebackers hoping to step in. Tom Madget is the corps’ only returning starter.

 Burrell (16 tackles last season) noticed a team-morale and chemistry jolt this offseason due to the first playoff berth in four seasons and more organized skill workouts the GISC made possible.  

“The whole morale’s different on the team,” Burrell said. “We’re in the facility practicing hard. Even before the coaches were there and it (wasn’t) mandatory. We were working hard together as a team. Everybody has a desire to win.”


This is my BABY!! 

Love you, Nicolas!

So Proud!!


More later…………….Sally 





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