Thursday, June 7, 2018

Joy of Creating

Yes, there is a joy for me in creating books. However, my biggest joy is to see those I love having a good  time looking at them.

I'm praying  I will be able to continue  this record keeping as long as I live.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Family

I've been combing through all the pictures to make a book of Mark. Here is a picture of the whole family taken in 2001.  It's a big job...but the memories are wonderful.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Big Fun Splash

As an adult,  I have felt this 'city' splash in Fort Collins very inviting. No, I wouldn't don a bathing suit in public; but it surely looks like a lot of fun... especially on a hot day. 

Not only did  I find these pictures posted today, but there was also a short video.  I did screen shots of them, but they didn't come out clearly. Glad  I had the stills as well.

It was a beautiful spring day here in Ohio today, but I spent most of it indoors. Not because I wanted to do that, but because in addition to  going to Curves and produce shopping,  I had to have a blood test as well as making a visit to my doctor. No, she never sees me outside...just in that little office without windows.

But counting my blessings, I'm not the doctor and I didn't have to stay indoors all day long.  I spent some time with Maggie swinging and watching the boats go by on the lake. So no matter how much I complain about the little things, it is a wonderful life at the lakes.

I am confessing my sin of complaining.  I'm sure  our  God thinks  I'm ungrateful at times...and so does my husband, but I  really don't want to come off that way; so I am publicly proclaiming the goodness of our God and father, who has created a wonderful place for us to live. I can't even imagine how much better heaven with be, except the absence of evil will be more than wonderful.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry, if there ever was any here, has gone away. Not Brittanie and Brandon are buddies.

It was great that Brittanie was able to visit with her dad and brother in Florida this month. It is a lovely time to be there. It is generally good beach weather, but not yet extremely hot.

Brittanie, who is very different  from me, was built to greet the heat, while I hide from the sun.

Sunday, May 20, 2018


Julia is learning a lot from her brothers...And sometimes she exaggerates. This  tickled me, the gramma.

I would write more, but I'm having a lot of trouble with my new MAC.  I feel like I poured all that money down the drain since I can't use its blue tooth keyboard.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Young Grad

Our great granddaughter, Ava, just graduated yesterday...from preschool. It is hard to believe she will be in kindergarten already. She was just a baby a couple of years ago. Can time really go that fast?
If it gets any quicker, there won't be any use in getting out of bed in the morning.

Ava has a graduation picture as well, but I have a major time consuming project going on right now and haven't had time to make a layout of her big day. I can tell you though, she looked like a little princess.  Perhaps I'll post it here in the next month or two....hopefully before she finishes high school.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Mother's Day Review

Mother’s Day was filled with flowers, a lovely Italian dinner, cards, calls, sweet words and even a surprise video starring April and Chelle’s whole family. It was a very special day for me. I didn’t realize until Wednesday that we didn’t get any pictures. We tried that night, but due to difficulties,  
it didn’t work out well. So on Thursday,  I was able to take a couple of snapshots at my computer.

Thank you all for the special day. I am blessed to have such wonderful caring children.