Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Today I would like to remember my great grandmother Mary Stovell. She passed away late Sunday night. She was 97.

January 7th, 1913 - December 12th 2010

For the past several months, since February I believe, my grandma has been bed ridden from numerous health problems. At times she would be really sick and at others she wouldn't. It just went back forth, day to day. We are thankful that she went peacefully, and we hope and pray that she is walking with the Lord today.

If you think about it, people shouldn't be sad at funerals if we know where that person is going. If we are, we are feeling sorry for ourselves. It should be a joyous occasion because we are remembering and celebrating that person's life. All the while knowing that someday, hopefully, we will get to join them.

I don't really remember my grandma Mary as a child. She lived here in Alpine most of her life I believe, which, back then was 900 miles away. Frequent phone calls and cards were the extent of our relationship with her. We did get to see her once a year a Christmas every year however. Every year, she would play a game with us, saying that everyone would get some money, based on how they behaved that year. O and I can't forget that every year she would tell someone that they had "gained a little weight." In other words she said we were fat. Luckily, she never told me that, mostly my dad and my grandpa and one time my mom!

From what I understand she lived a full life. She was a teacher in hereAlpine for almost 50 years! That's amazing! We will certainly miss her! We love you Grandma Mary!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Life is a Story

Life is a story, that's for sure. I haven't had much to write about lately because I write like I'm writing a story. I guess that's not true because plenty has gone on in the last couple of weeks or so that I have blogged, I just don't know how to make a story out of it!

Let's see. I turned 18 this week! It's funny because I didn't really have a big party or anything, just supper with the family. 18 is a big number and it's hard to believe that not long ago I was playing cowboys and Indians with the neighbor kids. We would chase each other horseback through the trees next to the river where we lived, pretending to shoot each other with sticks. We then proceeded to run into the river and fall off our horses into the water. O great times!
My boyfriend drove into town Tuesday night and had supper with us for my "party." My grandpa cooked the most amazing ravioli stuffed with cheese And Parmesan chicken! My mom made a chocolate swirl cheesecake for dessert that was amazing as well. I was so overly stuffed it wasn't even funny!

Yesterday morning I got a phone call from my boyfriend at about 8, which I thought was odd because usually he doesn't call me in the mornings, and when he does it's at about 6. I could tell something was wrong when he said hello. Turns out he had been throwing up since 4 that morning and he wanted someone to talk to. Poor guy! I told him that I would come see him but he didn't want me to get sick, so we both had to suffer. He was feeling better this morning, but I still worry about him.
I just hope that I don't get what he had. Today I have been watching what I eat because I can feel my stomach acting up and I'm just praying that I don't start getting sick.

On a good note, I have been in an artistic mood lately. I sketched a picture that other day that isn't bad, it was made from memory, not looking at a picture like I usually do.
This is the picture I sketched. It looks smaller but that particular sketching pad is 14"X17"
I don't know if I'll do anything with it, just get it matted and go from there..

Oh yea, I finally finished my senior year today! I'm so excited but I have no idea what I'm going to do now! I have a little part time job working 2 days a weeks but I think I might try to find something else. 

Well that is all I have right now. I'll try to pay attention more each day and see if I can't get a good story together! Ya'll have a great week!