Sunday, October 31, 2021

I know it is Halloween. I'll have pictures and will be able to post some of those later, but tonight I'm focusing on Tim and Cathy's new puppy. Isn't he a cutey? And look at those blue eyes. I can't wait to see him in person.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Some layouts just stand out and this is one. Beth made Oliver a costume for Halloween. This is a preview of what is to come when Oliver will be Harry Potter for Trick or Treating.

Friday, October 29, 2021

It doesn't seem possible it could be Halloween already. While I'm not ready for it, at least our kids are. I'm posting this layout of John helping Julia with hers. She selected a style that is very intricate. She needed to use a drill to accomplish the task. But she handled it quite well; and the jack-o-lantern turned out great.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Hope you think this is funny and not just plain sad. I'm really not that bad yet, but I do see it coming and I don't like to forget anything. I see signs now and then that point to the fact that I'm aging. There is a downside to that, but I like to think positively. The best thing about getting old is it puts me closer to heaven!

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Caleb was doing Cross country and Soccor. It was a heavy schedule for a short while. This was his first year for cross country, but he did well. His hair was long in this picture and had grown quite a bit since then. Yesterday he got a haircut. It looks really good. I would post a picture, but I'm saving it for another layout.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

It is a good thing we didn't spoil our kids like we do our dog in our old age. It would have big one big train wreck. Thankfully all six of them grew up to be great people, independent and good Christian citizens. Although our dog loves everyone, I'm not sure she would be a good citizen. She sure looks lazy here...of course I do have to make excuses for her. She is 8 years old, so maybe she is getting closer to retirement age in dog years and just needs to relax a while. Yes, she is spoiled rotten.

Monday, October 25, 2021

August is apple season in Ohio and Brittanie is taking advantage of that to teach Ava and pick some luscious apples. Ava is blessed to have a mom who includes her in many varied activities. IN these pictures they are at the Rittman Orchards in Doylestown, Ohio, with Ava's Grandmother and her guy.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

It was sad that Ron and I couldn't attend the wedding so soon after we had Covid. We are very happy to have some pictures. This is one I really liked. It is not like most wedding pictures. It is imaginative. Lauren and Pat do love their cats and I'm embarrassed to admit that I don't know all three names and I wouldn't want anyone to feel badly about that. I mean like a dog would be very unhahppy if I forgot it's name; but a cat, that is a different thing all together! A cat would probably be mad and never ever forgive me.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Thinking about good places to go to eat...Canal Grill in Canal Fulton is one of my favorites. And I happened to have a picture of our great granddaughter Ava and her friend Annabelle eating there. I love it that Ava and Annabelle have so much fun together and they also eat well.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Yesterday I posted a layout of Oliver's School picture. Today Julia is the star. She is Oliver's younger sister. Even though Oliver protects her, she is a strong girl on her own. She stands up and speaks her least she has in the past. I'm anxious to see if school changes that in any way. Go girl. I love you, Oliver and your oldest sibling Caleb. All are great in my book. You use your minds well. You have been 'schooled' well at home by a mother who was a teacher.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Talk about a million dollar smile! This is Oliver and he is as sweet as his smile. He loves others and takes good care of his little sister. Yes, he lives in Colorado and he is wearing an Ohio State shirt.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

For years we had beautiful swans here at the lakes. They used to come up to me and get the morsels I'd give them. However,after some time, there were people who were at odds with them. Supposedly they had attacked some of them on their skis. And then the war began. Those in charge of taking care of the lakes were convinced that they should go; so they found all of the swan's nests and broke their eggs. It didn't take long for the beautiful birds to be completely absent from our lakes. I was sad. You can understand how happy I am to have a couple here again. Perhaps I'll get the chance to feed them again sometime.

Monday, October 18, 2021

This is our life group. We have been temporarily disbanded for a special program on Wednesday nights. Hopefully, it won't be long until we are back together regularly.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

So glad the kids do all these fun things. They do things I've never done in my life time and I get to enjoy the places and activities through the pictures and admire these kids. Scrapbooking them is also entertaining. Tonight I thought this layout was done, but then on second thought I went back to it and had a blast making the title at the top. Amazingly it made the whole layout pop, in my estimation at least.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

I've been corrected and I apologize. I had the wrong story with these pictures! It was a big mistake. I thought they were playing video games with online players. I was really wrong. As I wrote on this correction layout today, Our grandson Caleb is very interested in flight and wants to be an aeronautical engineer some day and perhaps fly into outerspace. Since Ron was a pilot when we were younger, he is elated about Caleb's plans and he was trying out Caleb's flight simulator. Caleb was pleased to share.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

While shopping for pumpkins for the Halloween season, the boys were quite amused by the differnt gourds they were finding at the Pumpkin Patch at Bartels Farm in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Maggie loves her family and she is always very happy to see us come home when we've been away.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Caleb is in the Pumpkin Patch at Bartels Farm in Ft Collins, Colorado.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Finally, it's Fall ya'll. Here in Ohio there are fall colors, not many yet, but there are some very pretty areas. I've been longing for some fall photos and I have some, thanks to family in Colorado. Pumpkins will do it! This picture is a selfie taken at the Bartel Farm Pumpkin Patch in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

I had run low on grandchildren photos and as you know have been posting layouts about Ron. But this evening I was blessed to get a large selection of photos taken at a pumpkin farm. If all goes well, you will see some layouts soon. Tonight I have a layout without a photo of anyone, but I love it anyway. I've used a post from our daughter-in-law's FaceBook about Julia's new shoes.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

As we age, we like to sit more. Ron enjoys sitting on the swing now and he does it almost daily. I like it as well. It is usually pleasant there with a gentle breeze, a little shade from the hot sun and most of all a beautiful view. However, I can't sit in one place very long. I need to move around. Ron takes Maggie with him for company and she loves it. This day in September, I got a picture of them before going back to the house, leaving them to relax a while longer.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Ava had a really extended birthday this year, since she celebrated when her grandpa was here as well as on her actual birthday. The pictures today are from her actual birthday August 17. We missed all the celebrations due to our having Covid at an inconvenient time. It's good to at least have pictures.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Ron discovered Duluth Trading company and fell in love with their clothing... I can't think of any other words to describe how much he really likes the way they fit and his comfort and the fabrics and the number of pockets to hold different things, etc. There is no turning back. He is a Duluth man! They should pay him to advertise.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

While Tim and Kathy were here in August, they got to do some boating. Here is Captian Tim with his granddaughter and our great granddaughter Ava.

Monday, October 4, 2021

I love the big smile, was so happy to have him here with us.