Wednesday, December 29, 2021

I finally did it. It's Christmas here at the blog. Caleb had asked for an Oculus Quest for Christmas. He got it. He can be trusted to use it wisely. I'm sure he has many interesting hours ahead.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

No, this is not from Christmas or even December. I went back to November for it. I do have Christmas pictures now, but have not had time to make layouts. I've been trying to make some Jib Jabs. If you don't know what that is, you should visit for a laugh. My days are flying by and I'm getting less and less done as time passes. It really doesn't seem fair. I'm being robbed of time somehow. I get up and it is time to go to bed and no, I don't sleep that much, so I really don't get it. The layout today features great granddaughter Ava. It was tea party time. I ceratinly hope that by the time I post tomorrow, I'll have at least one Christmas layout.

Monday, December 27, 2021

We haven't any Christmas pictures yet, so I'm posting another layout of our great granddog, Georgie Girl, taken in early December. Today is our granddaughter Leah's birthday. She is Gerogie Girl's 'mother'. Happy birthday, Leah. December 27, 2021.

Sunday, December 26, 2021

It was a quiet Christmas here. the only thing special was dinner, and that wasn't too special because I cooked it. We each got a new iPhone. Now all we have to do is learn how to use them. Even Ron is not finding it easy. We need a 5 year old to teach us. I did get a few pictures of Maggie, but have not yet made a layout. The layout I'm sharing tonight has pictures taken of Maggie on December 6th when she was groomed and got her pretty hair deco, which she has since taken off and lost.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

This is a gift we've been wanting to open for over a week. Don Berg gave it to us after dinner on Saturday. It just sat on the table tempting us. We finally opened it Christmas Eve and dove in. Ron and I were first while April took our picture, then she joined in and helped us eat it. No, even though it is very good, we didn't eat it all at one time. It will take us a few days.

Friday, December 24, 2021

I love this picture of our granddaughter-in-law. I've not heard that term before, so I'm not sure I have it right. Amyway, her name is Hope and the children are Ryan, Reagan, Quinn and Sam. She definitely has her hands full. What a cute bunch they are. The picture was taken on the 16th of this month. They were looking forward to Christmas and I'm sure it has seemed like a long time to them, but to us, it seems like a day or two. While their days seem long, ours are flying by. Santa is already at work this Christmas Eve here in the states. It won't be long until these kids and others around the country will be searching through stockings and opening gifts. May God bless each family this day. and may all of us realize the reason for this celebration. The birth of the Christ, Jesus.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

This is our great grand dog, Georgie Girl. She belongs to our granddaughter,Leah. I don't know if we will ever get to see her in person, since she lives so far from us, and our travel is very limited now. But I still get a kick out of her pictures. I know the type of dog and fell in love with them the first time I saw one. They are not just cute, but very loving.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

I had never heard of the white sands. However, Ron had. He said the first atomic bomb was set off there. When I was sceptical, he googled it and read it to me. Anyway, it LOOKS LIKE SNOW to me! Amazing! It also makes it seem like snow when you notice that they look cold. I need to ask what the temperature was in this area of New Mexico yesterday.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

John and I got this selfie while he was here in early December.

Monday, December 20, 2021

This really was a surprise for me to see John and his family in New Mexico so close to Christmas. They are certainly an adventurous bunch. Oh, that I could be that way. I love it!

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Ava has been learning to roller skate. There is a very good place for that in the area. Here, her mom Brittanie hurries to keep up with her.

Friday, December 17, 2021

I have to admit I impressed myself with this layout. It was not easy. I took two pictures Beth had taken of the ice on the water and formed them into a frame for the selfie she took of herself, Oliver and Julia in Breckenridge in Novemeber.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

With these two layouts finished, I now have another book coming. Will probably wait until after Christmas when the publisher is not so busy and hopefully it will be a better time for me as well. Now, I'm ready to work on Christmas pictures. Hoping to get some really good ones as usual.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Almost finished with Brekenridge layouts. I love this picture of Oliver and Julia among the trees.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Back to Novemeber with Oliver and Julia in Breckenridge. I'm trying to finish the layouts for that trip because when I do, I'll have another book ready to publish...and books of family and friends pictures is what it is all about. Now, I just have three more to do. I'm anxious to publish this, because I've already started making pages for the next one.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Well, I'm trying to do a layout each day for the blog. Can't believe how hard it is now that I've slowed down so much. I need to get younger, so that I can accomplish more. Let me know if you figure out how to do that. Back to the subject at hand. John was here from Colorado for a few days and April dropped in to see us all. It was good, so good, to be together. It happens so rarely.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Here is the birthday picture I mentioned yesterday. Oliver celebrated his 8th birthday yesterday, the 10th of December.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Our grandson Oliver celebrated his 8th birthday today...all day. I love how my daughter-in-law streches the 'party' out all day, starting with some gifts in the morning and a very special breakfast, then comes more at night. She even creates and makes them a birthday shirt each year. I'll try to have a layout tomorrow showing Oliver's birthday shirt this year. Now, I'm posting a layout of him and his little sister Julia in Breckenridge last month.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

I've been too busy for the blog. It is not my first priority. Our son John has been here a few days and we don't get to see our kids often enough; so we just put aside everything else and enjoyed the visit. Maggie is going to miss him as well. They kissed good-bye.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Kids like dinosaurs. Oliver and Julia admire this one on the street in Brekenridge. Ok, let's face it, some of us adults like to see these prehistoric creatures as well.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

In early Novemeber it was already ski season in the Colorado mountains. While John and Caleb skied for the first time this season, they avoided the trees. At the same time, Beth, Oliver and Julia enjoyed the Aspens. Here they were posed cleverly amid those trees.