Monday, October 28, 2019

Barbell Brawl

The Barbell Brawl is an annual event at the Kennett Square Crossfit where Lauren coaches and Pat 
works out.  Besides this relationship there is a more serious one. They are engaged to be married. 

We love them both and wish the best for them.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Play Soccer or Ski

Soccer season has been over long before I got around to making this layout of Caleb in one of his soccer games. I did that today. 

It is sad for me that  I live too far away to go to his  games and cheer on the team; but evidently his team does just fine without me there. I enjoy the pictures, showing some of his great moves, from the comfort of my own home far away from the action, thanks to his mom's and dad's skill with iPhones and cameras.

While Colorado is a great place to play soccer, it is also a great place to ski. And it looks like it will be another super year for that. If the weather forecast comes true (I hope it is right there more often than it is here) it will snow four days in a row next week and the temperature will not rise above 30 degrees. Shouldn't be too long until ski season is there in Aspen. 

I do believe  Caleb enjoys skiing even more than soccer.  I guess  I should ask about that. It may not be true. (I have been known to be wrong a time or two.) HA!

Keep up the good work Caleb. Enjoy your sports all year long.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Music to My Ears

I am hoping  to hear Caleb in the All State Choir in Tennessee this coming year. We are so proud that he was accepted, not just to one group, but to both of them.  

It was music to my ears just to hear that he  would be singing with both choirs  during the rest of  his senior year of high school.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Corn Maze

Fall is the most wonderful season, if you asked me.  I know you didn't ask; but I just had to tell you.
As a matter of fact, as I stared out the window here by my computer this morning, I asked God if it will be autumn in heaven all the time.  Well, I'm sure it won't be, but only because God has something even more awesome waiting for us there.

This is a layout  I made this morning in celebration of fall and of my sweet and beautiful grand children. They are very fond of farm life and are able to visit one frequently. On this day, the 19th of this month, they enjoyed a farm not far from their home that was especially for the entertainment of kids. I have many pictures of different activities and displays there. The one that made it my photoshop today is with the three of them traversing the corn  maze.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Field of Clover

It won't be long until we will be seeing more snow than grass. But then we can look back to September and the pretty green.

Caleb, Oliver and Julia enjoyed the simple pleasure of picking clover in their Aunt April's front yard in West Virginia. I don't know if they had discovered clover in their home state of Colorado or not; but it made me remember the four leaf clover that came up in my back yard as a child.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Back Then

The print on this page is very small, so I'm repeating it here. "This is the best I could do with these pictures; but I really wanted to use them, sunspots and all." 

I've been working on a book of photos taken in Bulgaria and 2017.  It is quite a difficult thing to do.  I don't have enough information about them. I am pleased with the pages  I created back in 2017, but now that I'm finishing them this long after the trip has made it much more difficult. They seem to be disorganized  now and I lack the information I need. That aside, the  book should be good when completed. Most of the pictures are GREAT.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Flash Back to 2017

Our youngest son and his wife really like to travel. This is a layout showing them in Bulgaria.

When they were younger, before the children were born, they went into the Peace Corps together and made their way to Bulgaria. It was an interesting time. We even went over to join  them for a week.

When Beth and John arrived in country to serve, they had to spend several months, if I remember correctly, living separately. That was the rule so they could be immersed in Bulgarian and learn it more quickly. Both of them are blessed with the ability to learn and speak languages other than their own, so it worked well.

Pictured here is their family with the family which hosted Beth. It was wonderful to be able to take their children and visit with this warm family and many others in September of 2017.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Photo Booth APP

Recently I needed a portrait of myself. I have been avoiding the camera for a while now. There are just too many other people and things  that make much better  photos. But I went to my computer and sat in my chair. Without any problem at all I used the photo booth app on my Mac .  Unlike stretching my arm a mile, it was so easy to get a photo quickly without any help. I'm posting it here because unlike most of my pictures, it looks better than I do.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

I Can't Believe

I can't believe it has been so long since I've posted here. It certainly is not for a lack of pictures. I've just gotten behind on everything, can't think or work as fast as I had been. So please bare with me as I try to catch up on everything.

As you can tell this layout  is from John and Caleb's recent trip to Chinas and the great wall. 

If you can't  read the saying by Confucius, this is what it says, "Wherever you go, go with all your heart." I would say that we have travelers here who were doing just that.

I hope to be back to the computer with more and more layouts. Sorry I was away so long. It is a joy for me to share my love of scrapbooking and my family with you.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

The Great Wall of China

This excited mother and grandmother is so anxious to let you know that  my son and grandson, John and Caleb have returned safe and sound from China, where they traversed the Great Wall at Jinshangling. I will be making lots of layouts later, but I'm just showing a few pictures together now without any embellishments. Since they took so many pictures, I may do something more simple that making artistic layouts.