We are going back to July for this one. I am trying to catch up. Here are John and Beth's kids by Lake Erie at Lakeside, where they stayed with Beth's dad Chris and Annette. They were in a goofy mood, at least Julia and Oliver were; so we have some goofy expressions here. So cute!
School has started back in some areas. Colorado is one of them. Our grandchildren are glad to be back to school with friends. Julia is going for the first time. She is in kindergarten and although she is not at all shy with adults, she is with other children. She is however doing fine.
Their mom and dad are happy about their teachers and we are looking forwrd to a good year. Caleb has one problem. He has to make choices because he can't do everything. But that is pretty much what he would like. He has complained that he hasn't learned anything yet...He has been such a good student even on his own time that he is pratty far advanced beyond his grede. Of course he wants to do all the sports as well. So far he is running cross country and plans to play soccor.
If you read on the second layout here, you will see that John and Beth either walk or bike with them to school (one mile each way) daily.
Let's pray for all those returning to school, that this will be a safe and profitable year.
I really don't like this picture, but it is all we have. We had a good dinner at Carrabas to celebrate our 54th anniversary. I forgot all abut a photo, I had planned to ask someone at the restaurant to take one, but I forgot. So when we got home, we took a selfie.
I'm not thrilled with these pictures or the layout. I am however thrilled that we were able to get out and eat at a restaurant...and that it was very, very good. The story is on the layout.
Hoping we get to eat there often.
Our son in law holds down a very important job, seriously. However, he can still be a card. It is true that he is very well rounded.
In June while he and his family were visiting his relatives in Florida, he was able to get together with his old friends from high school days. It looks like they must have had a lot of fun together.
Mason has been working long hours at Chic-fil-A. He needed transportation for work, so he made the big decision to buy his first car. And it is a beauty, a fire engine red Nissan. He is quite proud of it as you can imagine. He will be using it a lot since he will be working and going to college classes. Unlike his siblings who are staying at their colleges, he will remain at home this year.
Sorry I have been away from this blog for so long. It has been a rough summer with my health a big problem, culminating with Covid this last few weeks. I'm over it now, but it has left me very weak, so I'm still laying low.
I've felt so badly that I haven't kept up with my scrapbooking which is ordinarily my favorite time filler.
Hopefully I am back now, even though I'm still not wholely back to normal.
John's family has had a good month in OH. He is able to work while he travels. He was here a couple of times during their vacation, but they spent even more time in the Columbus area and especially near Lake Erie where Beth's mother lives most of the summer.
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.