Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Spring has come to the Ozarks and I am loving it. Everything is in bloom and the sun is shining. Things are busy both at work, home and school. I have only 38 days to graduation - Yeah Yeah Yeah!!!! Ken is working in his garden and I'm back to taking walks with Bailey each evening. The greenhouse is open and I'm looking forward to playing in the dirt. My grandbabies are both growing - both walking and so much fun. Jeremiah, Kasey and Mabry will be home for my graduation. It will the first time the whole family is together since Thanksgiving. Can't wait.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Well - alot has happened since my last post. Mabry and Brody are both now one year old. We celebrated each birthday with a great party. Mabry is walking up a storm and Brody is right behind her. They are both so much fun. This has been a busy semester - my last one as an undergrad as I will be graduating in May. YEAH!!! YEAH!!!! I have been accepted into the English graduate program at Missouri State University. My plan is to take this summer off and start again in the fall. I just can't seem to quite going to school - I really like it. I think MSU will be a huge challenge for me - guess we'll see. I hope to keep this blog more up to date in the future. Thanks for hanging in there with me.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
The following article was on the MSU website. Unfortunately is available only to faculty & staff who have a login. Thought you might enjoy it.
From the drawing board to the construction world
Ken Boatright enjoys the challenge of a blank piece of paper.
“For me, I feel it is a God-given desire,” said Boatright. “There is just something about taking a flat piece of paper, making a drawing that looks two dimensional and, if everything goes well, it actually looks like the subject!”
For many years, Boatright has been recreating the beauty of a variety of subjects. Armed with a pen or pencil and a piece of paper, the only qualifier for being a subject of one of his drawings is to capture his interest. Visitors at the Ozark Empire Fair and the annual Ozarks Celebration Festival often get to see Boatright’s work firsthand.
In addition to drawing, Boatright’s other hobbies include other hands-on, creative activities, such as woodworking and gardening.
“I have always admired people who could create or do things with their hands,” said Boatright.
As project manager for the design and construction office at Missouri State University, Boatright chose his profession based on his desire to build things. However, his drawing and drafting opened the door for his work with the University.
Recently, Boatright represented the University as the onsite contact for the renovation of Siceluff Hall. His work included inspections of the site to ensure the project was being built according to the plans and solving the problems that arose during construction.
“I enjoy building, working with contractors, architects and engineers, and working through the challenges that come up during construction,” said Boatright. “I get a lot of personal satisfaction from being involved from the start to the finish of a project.”
Boatright has also been involved in multiple projects at the William H. Darr Agricultural Center, including the construction of a multipurpose barn, renovation of Pinegar Arena and improvements to the parking lot and entrance road.
“I enjoy working at the University because it is always changing, and each day brings a new set of opportunities and challenges,” said Boatright, who has worked at Missouri State for 31 years.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
We spent Labor Day holiday in Snyder, TX with Jeremiah, Kasey and Mabry. We went to a Snyder football game on Friday night, Kasey, Mabry and I went antique shopping - we had fun and bought a few things. Kasey bought a cute little table and two chairs for their front porch. They guys worked on a project at home. Sunday was church and a cookout. We had a great visit and are making plans for the holidays - already!! Mabry is sure growing and I expect she will be crawling next time we see her.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Well it has been a busy August and I finally have some time to update my blog. We drove to Tulsa on Sunday, August 16 to meet up with Kasey and Mabry. We have a great visit - had lunch and did some shopping. It was so good to see them again. Jeremiah was not able to come due to work but it was really good to see the girls again. We are planning a trip to Texas soon. More pictures to come. Here are some picture of Mabry taken in Tulsa.