Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Blue is the color of ............

My car that is fixed and running great. It has a new front end thanks to Hubby and his friend.

My table cloth that took a LONG time to finish, but is sooooo pretty ...

My Christmas project..... A gift for someone I love.

Some wool I dyed yesterday... SO pretty... Maybe someones Christmas present for next year...

Some socks for a friend... They have blues and grays in the colors. Also pretty.

Also the color of my Baby's eyes.... I love her lots...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

a mini vacation

Last weekend the girls and I took some time off and went down to Mom and Dad’s for a mini vacation. We had a lot of fun and spent Saturday hanging out with my aunt and cousin and some other ladies for stitches. The also girls got to hang out with their cousin for the day.

Sunday was lunch with the cousins and then home again. We don’t get to see them as much as I would like to.  It was a nice relaxing weekend.

Tuesday was co-op and 4-h  for the girls and Dr appointments for hubby.

Yesterday I took part of the morning off and played with some wool for awhile. I washed, dyed and spun some stuff. I haven’t had much time this year for playing with wool and really like to when I can.

Today is Veterans Day and the girls are busy trying to get their school work done for the week and the end of first quarter , they have tomorrow off.

We will probably go out for ice-cream tomorrow if it is nice out.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Bubba's school books for the year. We are doing K~12 this year.

Bubba's school books for the year. We are doing K~12 this year.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Field trip At the falls. Joy

Field trip At the falls.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bubba's school books for the year. We are doing K~12 this year.

Bubba's school books for the year. We are doing K~12 this year.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Our girls

The girls got baptized on Sunday night at the HSDC conference. They are
growing up to be wonderful girls. We are so proud of them.
Bitty and I were at HSDC (high school disciple conference ) for the weekend
and Hubby and Bubby came up to join us for the Sunday night services.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Storybook Island

We went to storybook island had a picnic in the park for dinner on Sunday night.



Thursday, June 03, 2010

At the corn palace in Mitchell

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Four generations of girls

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

raking hay at Mom and Dad's

We are at Mom and Dad’s getting ready to go to Rapid for the weekend. The burial for my uncle is on Tuesday at the Black Hills National Cemetery.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

My Uncle Chuck died today of a heart attack in Ardmore, Ok.

Monday, May 10, 2010

10 Weeks.
Saturday was 10 week since hubby's surgery. He is doing much better. He loves to go outside for walks and to work in the yard when it is nice out. His balance is still off a bit, but is getting better. The right side of his face still has most of the muscle paralysis. His scar is healing nicely and he has even had another hair cut.

He had his surgery on his eye on Wednesday to put the weight in his eyelid to help close his eye. The surgery went well, there was a lot of swelling in the eye and some pain on the eyelid, and he is almost recovered from it.
His next surgery is on Friday for his wrist. He has a prosthetic wrist, It has been 10 years since he had the original done and it has worn out and needs to be replaced. He will be in the hospital (U of M again) for up to 6 day again this time.

I have been doing some spinning some stuff for Mom, and knitting some hats for charity.
This weekend we went to the Sheppard's Harvest Wool and Sheep festival. Mom and Dad came up for the weekend and went with us. We had a lot of fun and Hubby and the girls bought me some great roving for Mother's Day. ..

The girls are finishing some of their school subjects. They are getting close to being done for the year.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Last weekend was the Jr High retreat at Big Sandy's Camp. This was Bitty's third year and my first year as a leader. It was very loud. We had 2 buses and four cars from both churches. We left at 5, stopped at Wal-mart for dinner and break and got up there at 9:30 Pm. The weekend was great. The kids were very good, I had a small quiet group. The weather was really nice, even with the light rain on Sat morning. Besides the lack of sleep and too much food and candy, every one had a wonderful time.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

three weeks

It’s been three weeks since Ken’s surgery. He is doing very well considering he had major surgery and was out for over 15 hours. He still has facial paralysis on the right side and is having trouble with his right eye. He can see out of it, but focusing is hard because it is so blurry since he is not able to blink with that eye.

His pain is still really bad, but we think that his bone is bruised and will take a while to heal

His balance is really good, He really has been enjoying going outside for walks on the nice days, we are going about ¼ mile.

The medicines have settled down, he is on about half of what he came home with and had some extras added for the thrush and the reactions he was having to some of the meds. He  still has the Percocet every 6 hours and the oxycodone ever 6 hours. We are still getting up at 4 am for pills, but he has been sleeping better in between.

He has lots of appointment coming up over the next 6 or more weeks; eye, hearing, and facial nerve therapy.

He has been felling good except for the pain and has been going to church, out for pizza with some friends, and running short errands with me.

 He has had lots of visitors, flowers and cards also. He really enjoys the visits with family. We wish some of you were closer so you could visit also (those of you in the nice warm south). J

Thanks for all your prayers and calls.



Tuesday, March 09, 2010


Friday we went in to the clinic to see hubby’s Dr. He has thrush, which is from all the antibiotics that he has been on. His tong and throat are swollen and irritated. He got some more prescriptions pain pills and a new one for the thrush.

Friday night we went to church. It was great seeing friends and everyone was really surprised to see him there so soon.

Saturday we went to the ER, his throat was worse; he didn’t sleep and was having trouble breathing.

The ER Dr had to call the Nero surgeon and get the ok to switch the pain pills and give him some anti inflammatory for the swelling and also put him on Benadryl.

He has been doing much better since, but is having trouble sleeping at night. We went to small group on Sunday night. It was nice to be back and get some good bible study time in.


He had a rough night last night again. He is having trouble sleeping for more than an hour at a time. His head is still really sensitive and he is having a hard time finding a spot that doesn't bother him.

We have a Dr’s appointment with the surgeons on Thursday. Hopefully the staples come out and they will be able to get the pain pills figured out so he can sleep better.

He can tell that his neck and back are out, but can’t go to the chiropractor for at least 3-4 more weeks.

Please continue to pray for complete healing.



Wednesday, March 03, 2010

another update



Ken is home now. He came home yesterday afternoon.  He is doing much better. His facial nerve is still damaged and needs to heal.
Visitors are welcome if you want to come see him. He will be staying put for a while. Email us if you need directions.
We are still asking for prayer for a full recovery.
Thanks for all the prayers. 


Joy N Lang


Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ken's update

Ken's surgery went well, but not as good as expected. He was moved from ICU to his room yesterday afternoon. Please pray for a full recovery. More info and help needs are being updated through the caring bridge site. Thanks--- Joy



Thursday, February 25, 2010

directions to the U of M hospital


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Monday, February 22, 2010

Done...... Done ....... Done...........

I finished the olympic socks, after I got done with the toe and picking up the stitches on the sides, the sock was fairly easy. I continued the lace pattern up the front and into the cuff.

I got the blanket blocked, the slippers sewn together, and the yoga socks finished up.

Now I am working on the table cloth again and the teddy bear.

This week will be a busy week getting ready for hubby's surgery.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


The Olympic socks are getting bigger. I worked on the first one until I got to the heel and then started the second one, then put them on the needle together. The toe was the worst part. I don’t like short row toes or heels. I am doing square heels on  them instead of the short rows,




Thursday, February 11, 2010

knitting olympics

The knitting Olympics starts this Friday. If you haven’t signed up here is the link.

I will be doing a pair of sock. I have done lots of socks before, but these are not regular sock. This is a totally different way to knit socks. Neither cuff-down nor toe-up! A fun challenge. They start with a lace square and then you do the toe, work the bottom, heal and then cuff.

I will post pictures as I go.




Monday, February 08, 2010

Yellow belts

Hubby and Bitty got there yellow belts in Martial Arts tonight.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The surgery will be Febuary 26th, at the U of M.

Thank you for your prayers.  We are doing good. We are resting in God for the surgery and recovery. It will be a long road, but we have lots of friends and family to walk with us. It is great to hear stories of other people who have gone through this.

Hubby and I  spent the morning in a meeting and then ran to “Sams” to get candy bars for Bitty. She will be selling candy bars again this year for her church youth group. This afternoon I did some work in the sewing room hemming some of hubbies pants and fixing one of Bubba’s shirts. The sewing room is starting to look more like a room again and less like a dump. One of these days I may have the desk cleaned off enough to do some scrapbooking again.

Bitty is making bars for tonight’s family night at church. The kitchen smells wonderful, maybe I will stay home and eat them all myself.

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

Joy N Lang



Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Happy anniversary

The 14th was our 15th anniversary. We have been known to be on vacation for our anniversary since it is the middle of January, but this year we chose to spend a couple hours with the brain surgeons. We got a lot of info about the surgery and recovery. The surgeons are very informative. This is what they do, they take apart people’s heads and put them back together.

We went out to dinner at “Enjoy”, a really nice romantic restaurant and went to see “avatar”. It was a really good movie. The graphics were done really well.

The next 4 weeks will be very busy. Hubby will be trying to get some really good sales people to run the company for him while he is in recovery.

I am very thankful that we are back in Minnesota for this. We have our church family to surround us with help and prayer. We will be scheduling meals through our small group. I will be posting updates and other general stuff here on the blog and on facebook.

I appreciate all the prayers.

Ps. I have still been spinning and still knitting. The yarn is Candy’s blue, she did a wonderful job dying it. I love the color, it would make a beautiful shawl.




Monday, January 18, 2010

My husband has an “Acoustic Neuroma” (a brain tumor).

He will be going in for surgery in February. He will be in the hospital for about 10 days, and off work for 3- 6 months.

I really appreciate your prayers as we deal with yet another challenge in our lives. Besides intervention, healing and recovery and all those wonderful prayers, please pray that God continues to reveal his plan to us, how he is working in our lives and show us the outcome of those works that bring honor and glory to him and that we continue to recognize his blessings through everything.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

why I am so happy

In October we went on vacation to Rapid City. I took yarn. I had enough for a sweater, I measured and added. I started the sweater. I got 4/5ths done with the sweater. It was beautiful. I was out of yarn. I searched the internet and found no yarn. It was discontinued of course, and mom(who I had borrowed the yarn from) didn’t have any more. I was crushed. The sweater has been sitting in a bag since we got home waiting to be ripped out. I didn’t have the nerve to rip the whole thing out.

I found someone on Ravelry who had some, and she sent me hers. I immediately grabbed my sweater and finished it. I love it, the color, the fit. I think it is already my favorite sweater.   


Sunday, January 10, 2010