NEW Rv Oilers Website!!!!!

Hi 4 little Ferguson friends!  It’s been a long long time, hasn’t it!?  I am back for just a moment to clean out the draft bin, thus the new random posts and yummo recipes you just now got to see, and to tell you about a new exciting website we have launched TODAY.

We can now be found at, and there is even a blog tab!

facebook timeline

NOW, before you get excited, please hear me, that I am not ready to blog full time again, but when I have something to share, that is where we will be writing about our latest adventures!  hee hee🙂

Come on over and check it out, I miss you!

Hugs, T

2 motorhomes later….life has changed a bit from a vacation mobile to a full time home on wheels!🙂


Teacher Appreciation Week

  Teacher Appreciation Week is typically the first week of May, about a week and a half before school gets out.  I think it’s to give those poor teachers SOMETHING to hang on to while they push to finish strong!  Tee hee, God bless our educators! Winking smile

  Dale and I try to be extra thoughtful to the teachers at our kids’ school, because they are taking a major pay cut to be at a Christian School, teaching our children about their wonderful Father in Heaven.  And not just during teachers appreciation week, all year long.  You would be amazed what an encouraging card and $5 gift card can do to brighten a teachers day, or how about a slice of that homemade pie you made last night, or their favorite soda and snack.  Simple things that mean so much.

  I shop Zulily and Jane specifically for small gifts/tokens of appreciation for this week of school.  I try to make sure they are fun, functionable, useable gifts, and not just room décor or apple themed.  I think they get tired of that stuff after awhile!

Here is what we did last year:

Monday, Desk “Equipment”

  “May he EQUIP you with all you need for doing his will….” Hebrews 13:21


Tuesday, Farm fresh, free range Eggs from the Ferguson Farm

“He is the giver of all good things….” James 1:17


Wednesday, Personalized Notebook

“Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.  Bind them on your fingers, write them on the tablet (notebook) of your heart.” Proverbs 7:2-3


Thursday, Groceries

“You crown the year with a bountiful harvest….” Psalm 69:11a


Friday, Personalized Bejeweled Whistle

“Make a joyful noise…” From Psalm 100


  I hope this gets your creative juices flowing and you can think of some neat ideas for your teachers this year!

  Other years we have made school colored t-shirt scarves, a ready to bake meal delivered to the last week of school, a homemade pie certificate, banana bread loaves, Cherry Limeades, and gift cards.

  Blessings to all those teachers out there, hope you feel loved and appreciated! And not just on Teacher’s Appreciation week, either!

Hugs, T

The 4 Seasons of Home

  Welcome back! Did you all have a nice Thanksgiving?  We did! We all have so much to be thankful for.

  So, a long, long time ago, I asked for your help on Facebook, to decide which 4 Canvases I should hang in my home to represent each of the 4 Seasons.

  This project has taken me over 2 years sadly, because the first year, I was almost done getting my images from each Season, when my computer crashed.  Then I was grumpy about it, and didn’t shoot the Seasons again for a few years.  This year, I got it done, AND ordered canvases. Woot woot!

I couldn’t just pick one, so some Seasons have two canvases to pick from, or maybe I could switch out half way through a season or something….

Hey, a girl has GOT to have OPTIONS!🙂

I will try to show both the image on my wall, and the original image in the following photos.



I chose this bench one for now, but here are a few others I am dying to get as I see good deals on canvases.

We live in a place that snow can most definitely represent Spring!IMG_8472IMG_9370




berry screen shot




I want this one too. I love our windmill!  IMG_0439

Some others I am considering….



  I narrowed it down to just 2 images, this first one is what you see in the photo.  IMG_4878

The one of Dale, Pax and Bambi made the evening news last year!  It is the second canvas I have, and plan to switch it to this for January and February.IMG_4862

  The problem is, I love the next 3 images as well, but didn’t get canvases made. 

Maybe some day I will do a big canvas grid arrangement for winter?!?!?! 🙂

Apparently, it’s my favorite Season to photograph?!  I have a plethora of choices!IMG_2684

  This one of our ducks and chickens made the local newspaper.  Despite the snow in it, it lives on my mantel year around and is my favorite of all time.  Ducks and Chickens

  That is the 4 Seasons of Home, from my house to yours.


  For those asking, (thank you, I am so honored!) images are available for purchase at my photography website, or if you want a professional canvas made, I need to order it for you.