Ron and I got a late start on the boating season this year. I suppose it is because of our age. We've spent more time just sitting on the swing and watching others go by on their boats.
Many people have told me that if they lived here, they would sit out there a lot. I have always said, that if you live here, there is too much work to do to just sit...but now that I'm older, I have been on that swing some just about every day, trying to ignore the weeds.
This is a combination of picture and story of the day. Two days ago this photo was taken with the sign. I thought it was funny because I am slow at everythig now, yes, I'm a slow pedestrain.
Ron had taken me shopping and I was less than excited about fixing up the garage office for a guest room. Yes, we do need it with a large family and a small number of guest rooms; but I would rather it be done in matching pieces, instead of hodge podge. But it isn't my decision! I do need to make a sign denying responsibility for the way it looks. Well at least I think it will be clean and somewhat comfortable.
This layout is of our granddaughter Lauren and her fiance Pat. Their wedding is coming up soon now. The picture was taken on this date last year. They are a beautiful couple and are both hard workers. It is good to see them relax.
Here is a layout of Brittanie and Billy. They have really been enjoying their relationship recently and taking pictures as well. I love that part. It is so good that we have a record. Then the memories will never be forgotten and we can enjoy them as well. These pictures were made at a wedding reception at Glenmoor Country Club.
Brittanie is so very busy these days. I haven't talked to her in months. I am getting all the pictures, but I'm missing info much of the time. I'm pretty good about tracking down locations, but not always. Sometimes I just get nowhere, such as with these photos. There are some very distinctive items, but I still can't place them. However I do know that Brittanie was showing Ava a good time at a park.
I counted the word, "I" 7 times here. One would think it is about me, but it is not. Guess we'll just have to work on that.
Caleb really got a lot out of Stem-X Camp where he learned so very much and enjoyed every minute.
He really liked earning a diploma for his first solo flight with a flight simulator from Microsoft. He was also happy to build a couple of rockets.
This layout goes with one I previously posted here on June 8 when John's family, all five of them, went on a bicycle ride. Beth , Julia and Oliver road together, while John and Caleb took a longer ride.
These pictures were taken as Oliver and Julia were getting ready to leave.
It hasn't been easy having the triplets split up and in different schools. They have always been together. I'm not sure where Aussie was on Mother's Day this year, but he didn't get in this picture. I still love having this to remember Mother's Day this year. It was good that Mason and Ashley were able to be with their mom.
Last week at Stem-X Camp Caleb built and launched two rockets. That was only one of the activities. It was a full week of Science, technology, engineering and mathematics. At present Caleb is planning to become an aeronautical engineer. So, as we used to say, this was right up his alley.
This layout is due to a challenge by Karen Shultz at My Memories Scrapbook site. She gave us a small kit and told us we must use everything in the kit to made a layout. We were permitted other additional items as long as they were from her store. I only added one item, which is the frame. I spent several hours working on it and I am satisfied; but I have to admit, I don't usually spend that much time on one page.
Yesterday was my birthday and today was Ron's and I've been feeling badly for both. Getting old is not for sissies, but then I guess you've heard that before. One thing that cheers me is pictures of the family, especially of the littlest grandchildren having fun. Here is a layout of Julia enjoying puddles.
On May 25th of this year Julia and Oliver had their first family bike trip. They went with their mom along the canal while big brother Caleb and their Dad went on a longer tour. They were pleased to be able to do that. We are proud of them all, including Mom and Dad.
While Brandon was in Florida, he was able to visit with his girlfriend Hannah. This picture was a little hard to work with, since it was taken into the sun; but I loved it so much I did the best I could to fix it well enough for this layout of them both at a restaurant on the beach. Glad he had such a nice vacation, but sad he had to go back to work in Tesas.
I would venture to say that not many of us have done this...oh, we may have taken that position, but to stay there while using our electonic devices, I really doubt it. I'm really glad Beth got this picture. It is something we can't forget. I figure that someday Julia herself will be amused by it.
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.