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.

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Mason just got his hair cut and styled. Of course he's added shades as well, but WOW  look at the difference!  I van hardly wait to see him in person...or even on FaceTime without the sunglasses.  I want to see if he can still charm me with his eyes. That and his wit is what I celebrate. 

He, his brother and sister will be turning 16 in 2 months.  There could be some big changes in that household with more than 2 drivers.

I pray for them to take driving a 2 ton vehicle seriously...no texting, etc. We certainly don't need any serious injuries in the family.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sunshine in Pennsylvania

Early spring in Pennsylvania was very much like it was here. Both Pennsylvania and Ohio had a lot of weather that didn't seem like spring at all. But there were a few good days. Lauren and her good friend Annie Olson were able to get out and enjoy some sunshine on April 18. They looked lovely.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Chelle Paints

I'm not sure how  I kept this photo hidden so long, but I found it in my files and couldn't resist making a layout...just in time to publish a new book, with pictures taken from the end of December  through May 27 of  this year.

Chelle is very artistic.  It is a talent that has been passed down from my mother, to me, to her and now her daughter, Ashley.   It may not pay well, but it surely is rewarding in another way...it is a lot of fun.

Following is something I have posted before in a more simple form.  It  consists of a Bible verse that is very important to me. Thus I share it as often as I can. I hope you will understand the purpose of this verse and pray this comes into being with our nation. As I see it, we are on the right path, but there is still a large segment of the population without morals, which are necessary. Sadly these immoral people are trying to  teach our children to live despicably selfish and wicked lives.