Monday, June 29, 2020

Easter Bunny

 I love the look on Ava's face. Not everyone has the Easter Bunny deliver twice in the same night. It surely was a surprise.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

I'm posting 2 unrelated pages.  I'm trying to catch up, even though I know it will not be possible.
The top layout is of our son, John and his family during the Pandemic.

The second one is of Ron and his love for Holistic Medicine.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

This layout is a tribute  to Cindy, owner of Curves in Coventry, Ohio. She has been a blessing to many people here. I will truly miss seeing her and her daughter when I go three times a week to
work out at her business, which must close next week. It is through no fault of her own! 
Many small  businesses have closed due to the pandemic.  It is truly sad for everyone involved.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Social Distance

This picture was taken 3 1/2 weeks into the Pandemic, on April 4.  Ashley was on her way to Chick-fil-A.  Some time later it became the place to be. She and her friends made a habit of meeting there  to practice their  social distancing.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Pandemic Birthday

April celebrated her April birthday with her hubby, Tim. It was quite different this year though. She went patriotic and pandemic, both very timely themes.

Monday, June 22, 2020

An Elephant in the Room

Some time ago, our minister chose to preach a sermon with the theme ‘an  elephant in the room’. Since then, the elephant has remained in the back of the auditorium. I was never tempted  to have my picture taken with it before; but yesterday, there were just a few of us left there after service and I got this idea. My husband cooperated and took this photo of me and the elephant. I find that at age 77, I still enjoy making a fool out of myself.  So here I am for your enjoyment. Laugh all you want.
I can take it.   Lou Ann 6/21/2020

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Masks, Masks and More Masks

Chelle has been very busy during the Pandemic and still to this day, making masks for hospitals, family, friends and even for other students at Virginia Tech, where Ashley will be this fall.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Down By the River

I know many people love the seashore, but to me there is nothing prettier and more comfortable than a walk through the woods and wading in a nice clean river. And of course it is even better if you are  with family. Here are our grandchildren, Oliver, Caleb and Julia at the Poudre least I'm  pretty sure it is the Poudre. What a beautiful site. 

Their playgrounds are still closed, but this beats a playground anyway.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

I went into the  Pandemic needing a haircut, then of course it seemed to grow even faster than usual.

The first screen shot was taken June 4, four days before my birthday and the second picture, taken after my haircut on June 17...9 days after my birthday.   

Surprise, I just found out today that ORU is celebrating my birthday next Monday.  I  think it makes them all feel younger when my birthday comes around, because I am the oldest one of the pack.

I just hope now they will recognize me when I walk in... of course one will because she is my 'beautician'.

OK, enough about me for a while. tomorrow night  I hope to showcase someone else in the family.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020


In 1943 on June 8, I was born 25 minutes before Ron's 1st birthday. So although he is 364 days older than I am, if  I had been  born 25 minutes later, we would have shared the same birthday, June 9.
This year, we celebrated together, but we waited until June 10 when two of our friends brought us dinner from Chic Fil -A.  We had our favorite ice  cream cake from Dairy Queen and we went for a boat ride. 

The Pandemic is over, but it is not easy getting back to normal.  This was done with social distancing and in the open air. Al stood a good 6  feet away with the camera/phone.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Ride the Trail

Ava is just learning to ride and this is really an adventure for her. She is in the perfect place for a time like this. Talk about social distancing!  There certainly aren't lots of people around. She is safe from the virus out there on the trail; and with those training wheels, she is safe from a fall as well. Look at her go down hill!

This happened back in March on the 27th, well into the  Covid -19 Pandemic.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Pandemic Moments

Grocery shopping is the only reason  I had to get out during the 'shut down'.  One would think I'd like to spend a lot of time there for that reason. But  I didn't. I wanted to get my food and get back to the car where I felt safer. That is why when  I had to go to  Sam's Club for some  of the things we buy in larger quantities, I was anxious to get through it and back home. Ron needed  to pick up a few things he needed as well, so we went together, split up the list and went  our separate ways to fill our carts  with the necessary items and get out in 1/2 the time.

This layout shows Ron  in front of me  right before the split. I wanted him to take my picture in my mask as well, but we got side tracked and forgot.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

June 14, 2020



Chelle and Ashley have the artistic gene and they have a lot of supplies, which really came in handy during this time of being 'locked up' in our homes.  They were entertaining themselves  with an art lesson that they had found online.

Glad they got pictures so that I could be entertained by their creativity and again by making this layout.

For some  reason this site is not allowing me to post a picture...and that is what this blog is all about.
I'm hoping my computer expert will be able to get the picture on for me before the day is over.

Friday, June 12, 2020

66 Books

These pictures were taken back in March. They show how  I spent a lot of my time during the Pandemic...making pages for a couple of books.  One book had pictures taken in the fall, 2019 through Mid-March of 2020. And the other, which is yet to be completed, starts  when  I realized there was a Pandemic.

As you can see here, I've been making books for quite a few years now. The bottom shelf here has
all of them...all 66. I have one more ready for publishing, when I am ready to pay for it. I am holding my last one to be published. The page above will be in yet another book, number 68. Now you know how I spend my time and money.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

It's a Dog's Life

Yes, even our dog is  spoiled. She lives with a family, both mom and dad, in a nice house, with room for a little dog to run and a big yard where she can get out for a while. Her mom grinds up chicken to put in her doggie dinners. Yet she feels mistreated when we won't let her go out and work with her 'dad'.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

If you cannot get this large enough to read the journaling. This is it:

Oliver has been learning to ride his bicycle for a while.
Today he had it mastered and his dad took off his training wheels. When Julia saw that, she wanted hers off as well. They took them off and she rode her bike down the road. Now Oliver and Julia are bicycle buddies.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

The Pandemic affected all people, some found it harder to adapt. Ron did just fine for a few days...just a few. After that it wasn't that easy. Let's just put it this way, if it had been a total lockdown like in NYC, I doubt he would have been able  to  get through it.  

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Pandemic...The New (Old) Me

The story from nearly two weeks into the  Pandemic, as we knew it, is on the layout. It wasn't as bad for us and for some others, but it was really different all of a sudden.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Yes,  I'm lagging behind. Every morning I get up with the expectation of  creating much on  my computer and every day I fall farther behind. There is just so much going on these days and I'm much slower than ever.

This picture shows Julia and her daddy after a very busy day celebrating her 4th birthday.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Our Little Mermaid

Isn't this the cutest idea? A mermaid sleeping bag. It's good to see her get a little rest. She surely is an active little one, as she should be at her age. Glad to see she is no longer climbing the walls like in the last layout I posted of her showed.