Thursday, November 21, 2019

Trouble with the Last Layout

I have no idea why this happened. Nothing like that has ever happened before as I posted a layout, but the last part is jumbled.  I tried to fix it three times to no avail. So just ignore that part. The story is, she has lost a lot of weight and gained confidence and we are very proud of her.

Turkey Trim Challenge



This is a picture of our daughter Chelle. The story that goes  with this is absolutely amazing. Since the print on the layout is so small,  I will copy it here.

I was challenged by my health coach to celebrate my Health journey with the "Turkey Trim Challenge" I am entering the holidays having lost A LOT of lbs...and MORE importantly having gained confidence! These turkeys weigh the same amount I've lost this year; and I had to get 2 strangers to take my picture because the first person only captures 3 turkeys. Wow? I'm surprised at how heavy they were!
It you have goals you would like to reach, then don't wait for the New Year? Reach out and I will connect you?

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

More of the Same

It's not that I don't have enough pictures to work with these days, it is just that this picture gave me a chance to get really silly. Yes, I posted it last night, but I've had more fun with it today, so here we go:

First of all, I finished what I had started yesterday:



But then I had even more fun:



Tuesday, November 19, 2019

I Do Cook, But Not That Much


I guess I'm just desperate to post something tonight. This is about our Life Group which we really love. I do not have the time to finish this; but I'm posting it now, hoping to come back and finish it tomorrow  or at least the next day.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Where Did The Time Go?

Being 75 isn't as easy as I would like it to be. Many times  I wonder why  I haven't done one thing or another. Then I realize, I work only about 1/4 as fast as I did just a couple years ago.
Tonight I'm posting more summer pictures. It is not that I don't have any later ones, but I haven't gotten around to making layouts yet.

Keep those pictures coming though. Even if I don't get them into layouts right away, I still enjoy them so much...and who knows, maybe this is how I can spend my time in heaven. That would be fine with me. I could make layouts to my heart's content, with no deadlines. and no computer problems.

One of the things we like to do most  here at Portage Lakes is to get out on the water.



Lightning bugs are a big attraction here for a couple of months each year. Even though we don't have a many as we once  did, they are still fun for the kids.



Sunday, November 10, 2019

Football of Fame


While  John and his family were here in early August, John and Caleb went to see the football Hall of Fall, just a short trip from our home.   It was something they really enjoyed. The rest of us stayed home and enjoyed the backyard. I really don't care much for  football, but I do  get a kick out of seeing our kids get their thrills there. It is something that Caleb 'has always wanted to see' and John had not been there since he was a little  guy himself.   All I remember about that trip with  John many years ago was the size of the football players rings. They looked like my bracelets.  I'm not sure  these guys even saw them.  But then they saw much that we didn't see those many years ago.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Memories on the Lake



At the top we have pictures of Oliver helping Grampa drive the boat. They are on Turkeyfoot Lake heading toward the house we built the year before our son John, Oliver's Daddy, was born. John lived there until he went away to college in 1998 and when he came home in the summers. He got married a few years before we moved from there in 2004.  It was a lovely place to live and play. The house across the 'road' from the lake faced the setting sun...that you see in the top photo. 

I still miss that house. We had built it like the house we moved from in Boston. 

We made many happy memories there; but recently I've appreciating the fact that I no longer have to carry groceries from the garage up to the main floor.