While we girls were 'down south' of here in October. We ate at Pine Tree Barn and checked out all their displays of interesting merchandise and then on the way home, we thought about Smuckers and decided to stop. One really shouldn't miss Smuckers. It's always a pleasant place to shop.
Chelle and Mason share a love for playing Pokemon. November 15 was a Pokemon Community Day at Centennial Park in Nashville featuring the character Electabuzz. Mason got a selfie to remember this day. Careful, if you are not watching, he might slip up on you!
Still at the farm, Caleb and Julia work on an art project. They are using beeswax to preserve the leaves for art work. I had never heard of such a thing. I think if I were younger I would make good use of this new knowledge. I love the colored leaves in the fall and here in Ohio we get lots of beautiful leaves of multiple colors.
It was a quiet day for us today. Thankfully one of my friends, Sali, was ordering dinner for her family from Bob Evans. It sounded like a good thing to do and I suggested it to Ron. He liked the idea and we did the same. We have a Bob Evens near us, so it made it easy. We ordered a few days ahead to be ready at 2:00 today. We went to pick it up and in spite of having been told it would be ready at that time, we found a long line. Ron stood in that line for about 40 minutes. It was cold out, and that is the first time I ever heard Ron complain of chilling.
Thankfully, the dinners were large and very good. While we had a good experience, my friend's family got home from a different Bob Evans with a pumpkin pie that had not been baked.Yes, really. It is hard to believe, but we saw the picture. The filling was a liquid that spilled out in the box and dripped all over everything. When they called, they were told they were out of pumpkin pie and so her husband went back to the restaurant to pick up an apple pie.
Dinner was good, but it just isn't the same as sharing the day with family. Prayerfully, things will be back to normal by this time next year. Actually I'd like to see it back to normal really soon, like before Christmas.
While John's family was riding the train in Colorado, it was nice here in Ohio as well. Here is a view from our house that brightens my life. I've never used this little sail boat myself, but that sail is a light in my pandemic life... and has been a joy for me even in years past.
Way back at the begining of September when it was already fall in Colorado, these pictures were taken when our 'kids' went on a short train ride in their home state of Colorado. Actually it seems in some ways to be such a short time ago.
Ava's mom was a gymnist. It is really fun to see Ava check out a gym. Looks to me like she will be able to follow in her mother's footprints, literally. I would like to see her flip across the lawn like her mother did...and still can. To me, she looks the part here. I guess only time will tell.
We don't see much of Lauren and Pat these days, they are so busy and live in PA, but at least we get a picture now and then. This picture was taken when they visited her mom (our daughter) and her dad in Marietta, August 30. Yes it has been a while. I'm quite a bit behind in my scrapbooking.
It's always good to see these big smiles.
Back at the end of August, where I am now attempting to get pictures scrapbooked, the little Byrds were starting 'school' for this year. In a sad Pandemic time like this, they are learning remotely from home. At least these children have siblings, so they won't be kept from all other children. I am still praying and looking forward to all this going away, so we can let our children be kids again.
We have had a very beautiful fall here in Ohio this year. Minus the wildfires and deep snow, Colorado has been quite nice as well. I have some pictures taken of the kids at the Laughing Buck Farm there.... Today I am putting Oliver in the spotlight as he plays in the fallen leaves. I love to see how much he enjoyed the experience.
Life Goes On
Oliver is in first grade this year. It is the grade I taught and I am still fascinated by first graders and of course he is a very special first grader.
He had an assignment to write a story today. As he was writing his teacher (Mother) told him he needed to rewrite one of the words, because the letters can't touch each other. Oliver looked up and said, "Why? Cause of the corona?"
The story is above with the pictures he drew to go along with it. It is good and I am impressed.
I haven't posted in a week. First of all I was having trouble posting. It just didn't want to work for me, then I got terribly busy and it didn't let up. I had made a book and it came back from the publisher very poorly done. I won't mention the publisher's name at this time. I am hoping nothing like that ever happens again. They did let me fix (what shouldn't need to be fixed) and get a replacement copy free. Obiously I want it to be just right next time, but I'm not sure what to do to bring that about; so I'm going the extra mile to be sure the most important part of each page shows up this time. It is a very time consuming deal...and at a busy time as well.
I am posting this time just to let you all know that I haven't died...yet, or forgotten my blog. Also I need to keep my mind off current events!!!
This page is one of our granddaughters and our only great grandchild, Ava.
I was a first grade school teacher for several years before retiring to have a family. My husband and I raised 6 children, four were his and two ours. From '67 to '98, I had children at home. Loved them so much. They were my life. But now that I'm a grandmother and 'retired', I'm pretty much doing what I want. I have been an artist in oils and colored pencil. Now I'm in to digital scrapbooking big time. Besides that, I love Bible study. I belong to the most wonderful group in the world. ORU (Opinions R Us). Among the 9 of us 'girls',are opinions enough to run the world. We travel together,e-mail,'party' and all talk at the same time.
I cherish their friendship.
And my husband loves them all.