Saturday, December 31, 2022

I'm always up after midnight, but for some reason, age I suspect, I'm very tired already and it is just 9:42 as I type. Happy New Year to anyone who sees this after midnight.

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Both Julia and Oliver got these sewing kits. I have more pictures of Oliver. He had to tell us all about it. Julia, coming soon to the blog, will have a page of her own.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Christmas morning and stockings come first. Santa certainly knows what to do. These stockings are stuffed with lots of treats.

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Joy to the World. We celebrated our joy today in lights. Hey, it was April's idea...but we loved it.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

This is our great granddaughter Kendal and her mother, the beautiful Lauren.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Ava and Kloe have become fast friends very quickly. What a cute pair, especially in their pjs.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

This was taken in downtown Ft Collins after their visit with Santa.

Saturday, December 17, 2022

As I get older I become more stupid, at least I do more stupid things. For example I can be wearing my glasses and have another pair on top of my head and still search all over the place to find them. I got this DUH! picture to show what I mean, then 5 days later I realize I've been wearing shoes with tags still on them for a week!

Friday, December 16, 2022

It is a tradition and thankfully everyone cooperates. Oliver is wearing his birthday shirt since he turned 9 the day before this picture was taken.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

This is our great granddaughter Ava. She is ready for Christmas early. I'm still trying to figure out where the summer went. Time passes so quickly at our house.

Monday, December 12, 2022

Oliver's birthday was Saturday.It was a busy day for him. He had play practice at dance class earlier. He is quite a guy. Happy Birthday number 9!

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Caleb's school band performed on December 9th. I was glad to not only get some pictures today, but also some recordings. It is so hard to live so far from our grandchildren. Thank God for good parents who take pictures and videos for us.

Saturday, December 10, 2022

I was told why this picture was taken of our granddaughter Ashley. It had something to do with a project at school I believe, but I'm not sure. I will ask again. I hate forgetting things!

Thursday, December 8, 2022

April met us at Texas Roadhouse in North Canton last night for dinner. It was a very busy night, especially for a Wednesday night. There was a long line and a pretty long wait. In addition many were coming to get their dinners to go. What a surprise. We finally got in and ate our favorite steak dinner. April couldn't stay long, but she did spend the night and we were able to get a few pictures so that I could make this layout.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

I have four friends named Linda. One of them took this picture of me at Rochne's exactly one month ago today. It was a less than good hair day and I decided I needed a hat, so here it is. It does look better.

Monday, December 5, 2022

Our granddaughter Lauren is Kendal's mother. She is very fit. She lifts weights. And it looks like Kendal at 2 months is emulating her. She seems to be going through the motions already.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Our granddaughter, Brittanie, is a good mother. Here she is dressed for Halloween. I really like the costumes she chose for herself and Ava...oh, I don't know for sure she chose Ava's. In any case, I love it.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

This is the last day of November. Just one month ago, on the last day of October, I took these pictures of the swans on our lake. I've seen them since then, but I doubt I'll see them again before spring. The forecast is calling for a brief snow shower tonight. Praying they are ok and will be back in the spring.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

One monthe ago today Ashley and her friend Pierce were at the Anime Weekend in Atlanta. Ashley has done these Anime conventions, etc for years. It is good that Pierce enjoys them as well.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Last night I posted Julia's soccer team. This time it is Caleb's team. Soccer season is over for this year, but we won't forget.

Friday, November 25, 2022

The layout says it all. Black Friday got ignored here today.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

This picture was taken October 11. We met April and her husband Tim for Thanksgiving dinner today. We chose a Cracker Barrel 1/2 way between us, so it was only an hour drive for each of us. She brought me the pictures of those plaques because I wanted that information before doing this layout. It was a beautiful day for a drive and it was nice to get to visit with them, especially Tim, because it had been quite a while since we had seen him.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Here we are, RIGHT HERE! We are the northern branch of ORU. ORU was originally started here in Ohio. We are church friends who have become very close. We think alike and enjoy each other's company! Sadly half of us have moved south to Texas, Arizona and Florida. Pictured here is our group which is still here in the cold, plus Robin who was driven from Florida by hurricane Ian. We are thankful that she was not there when the storm hit, but in Chicago with a daughter. And of course we are glad to have her here with us for a while.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

April had the opportunity to visit the Gaylord Opryland resort and convention Center in Nashville, TN in October. Thought I'd match her scarf and the red white and blue horse with patriotic type deco.

Monday, November 21, 2022

Puppies are a dalight. You can see it in Brittanie's eyes. She loves Kloe already.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

This was from our little day trip to Berlin in October. One of my favorite things to see there are the horses and buggies. In the summer, I would like to travel around like that for a few days.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Friday, November 18, 2022

Here is another group picture taken at Pine Tree Barn earlier this week. That visit was a great way to put fall behind us and proceed into winter. By the way, the first cover of snow up north of us in the Hudson area was just a day or two after this picture was taken. Today we had a little bit here.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

We needed a day in the country, Amish country, and we had chosen to visit Berlin. I had been there before, but not to this place. There was a lot to see there. I'll post more pictures later.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

ORU Ohio plus Robin (and minus Becky, who was not feeling well) visited the Pine Tree Barn in Shreve, OH on Tuesday. As usual it was decorated to the hilt. It is such a fun start for the Christmas season. And of course our lunch was very special. I had my usual there, it was the French onion soup and house salad with a lemon muffin. You can't beat their soup or muffins! I would eat that at least once a week if it didn't take so long to get there. I do plan to make another trip as soon as I can.

Monday, November 14, 2022

I'm back in October with this layout tonight. It shows me and my ORU friends at my favorite pizza place where I get Porky Fig Pizza and their house salad. Oh so good! Made me hungry just doing the layout and now again just by posting it. I haven't had a Porky Fig since that day and I'm ready for one.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Ava has been pretty sick for a while, but things are looking up and she is getting better. Hope seeing this makes her remember the good times she has had this fall.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Our grandson, Aussie, has been through a lot. It is so good to see his hair grow back like it has. He just had a new cut. Looks great..

Thursday, November 10, 2022

This is a layout of Ron and me with the Barberton mums. My question is, how do you know we didn't go there? This could be interesting.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

It has been a beautifully wonderful fall, my favorite season. Here is a picture of our great granddaughter Ava walking her babies.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

This picture of our great granddaughter was taken September 29. This layout is just a preview for the one to come soon of her taken on Novenber 6. I cannot believe she is growing up so quickly. She is pretty special.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

These pictures were taken on Digital Scrapbooking Day,October 2. We've had many beautiful sunsets this year. I had never noticed wraparound sunsets before this year.

Friday, November 4, 2022

This is our handsome grandson, Aussie. He's not only good looking, but extremely smart...a great student. Thank the living God he has come through cancer and is doing very well. We are so proud of him.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

When our southern ORU girls were back home for a visit in early October, we ate at Gervasi's one evening. Here is a picture of me in a gift shop there.