Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Looking forward to seeing our family from TN tomorrow. It won't be long now.

Saturday, July 2, 2022

So glad I have pictures to remind me how beautiful it was around here thios spring.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

We just haven't spent as much time in the boat as in years passed. Maggie and I both miss it.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Our oldest son, Tim, was with us last week. I finally got a picture of him and his dad together.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

This picture was taken on the way home from when Aussie rang the bell to celebrate the completion of his cancer treatments. But I'm thinking about it again. I'm sure I will for years to come, until I go home to be with the Lord. What a relief it was for all of us. Praise God!

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Our grandson, Oliver, did a very fine job on his first acting assignment. He was the Frog Prince. He learned his lines well and spoke with good inflection. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

Friday, June 24, 2022

When things are hard, we tend to draw closer to God. It is certainly the case now. He is the only one we can truly depend on at present. I pray He blesses our nation. He has told us "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." II Chronicles 7:14.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

I hadn't done this layout because I never knew what they were watching. I've been told that because they were all in pajamas, it was a cartoon, but we don't remember which one. I finally did it though. I love the expressions on their faces.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

I am grateful for air conditioning. We just went through a rough time without it. Oh I know, years ago, none of us had it in our homes. We are spoiled now.

Monday, June 20, 2022

This is another layout from the Ouzel Falls trip. It is our grandson, Oliver, the Junior Ranger. He certainly is an outdoorsman.
At one time, I was a Red Hatter. I really enjoyed dressing in red hats for gatherings. Our group usually got quite a bit of attention. But our local group fell apart and I failed to join another and besides, I had other interests including ORU that took up my time. An old friend of mine, who once lived in Hudson and now even further away, is a leader in the Red Hats and her local group was in Columbus earlier this month for a state wide meeting. She just sent me these pictures and more that were taken at that event. I made this little layout to show all how wonderful she looked that day. She was red hot!

Sunday, June 19, 2022

I hope I don't have the information wrong, as in this being the top of the falls. Now that I said that, I'm doubting it is. They probably continue to go up from there. Quite a hike, but very rewarding. I did find out today that these falls are not like this much of the year, only when the snow is melting off the mountain tops.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Everything that needs to be said is on the layout. We had a very good birthday.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Family time means so much, especially when it is spent exploring a new area.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Our youngest son and his family sent us some really good pictures from an outing they had on June 14.The pictures are wonderfully beautiful. I have not seen or even heard of the place myself, but would love to do that some day. It is the Ouzel Falls in the Rocky Mountain State Park. I've been way too busy to make layouts, but they will definitely be coming to the blog soon, hopefully starting tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Poor dog. HaHaHa. She is so spoiled. But sometimes life can be boring when everything goes so well. The thing is, she has no way to compare her life to the lives of other pets. She only knows this life. Things are really, really good for her; but she has no way of knowing how well she has it.

Monday, June 13, 2022

It is a good thing Ron enjoys working outdoors; there is always sooo very much to do around here. Work goes on and on and on.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Longwood Gardens is a very pleasant place to visit. I've enjoyed it myself and wouldn't mind going again. It is fun for me to see the little ones there. It will be hard for Hope to let Reagan go to school when the time comes, since all four will be away from home much of the day.

Friday, June 10, 2022

HaHaHa. It's quite early for Halloween, but this layout would certainly work for that. I was just searching through the back of my closet and came upon this outfit that belonged to my mother in law, who was quite the lady. I'm sure she must have carried this off well, while I feel like a clown in it.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

I often wonder what Maggie is thinking, especially when she stares at things. She is a very smart dog. Yes, I'm prejudiced. I think because she is mine and has been taught what she knows by me, that she is very special.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

I can't take credit for creating this layout today. I have to admit it is pretty much a copy of a layout I saw in the Digital Scrapper Community. As I age, my time goes by more quickly and it takes me forever to do a layout. This one caught my eye and I changed it just a bit to go with the picture I just got of our son Tim.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Seriously, Paulette has been such a great teacher for our Ladies' Class, that she started,many years ago. I've actually learned more about the Bible in her classes than I've learned anywhere else...and I spent 4 years at a Christian College with Bible classes every day. Thank you very much Paulette for your lessons and our discussions over the years.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Yes, I take a lot of pictures of our dog. She is the most picturesque 'thing' in our house... And we do love her! Some days I'd be very lonely without her by my side.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Finally finishing up Easter pages, our three candy lovers celebrate in Colorado.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Hope had several good pictures taken there on their front porch. I wanted to use this layout plan I'd found and I had a hard time choosing which picture to choose. I really should make another layout with the rest of the pictures. They were all good in their own ways.

Friday, June 3, 2022

There is no need to write more than Chelle's touching story on the layout.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

This is picture that took its time getting to Ohio. It was taken on March 26th. But that is ok. I'm always glad to see them and still slow at getting things done.

Monday, May 30, 2022

The story is on the layout. The main topic is that Sali and I ended up unknowingly buying the same shirt. We had hoped we would not wear them at the same time, but I had a crazy idea to wear them one day and go to one of our favorite places to eat and have our picture taken for a scrapbook page. So we did.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Fort Collins has lots of good things for children to do and their Museum of Discovery is one of them. These pictures were taken back in March, but I just did the layout today. The kids have finished this school year and will have more time for fun. Hoping to see some pictures soon.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Back in April our friend Becky had a card making party at her home. She really knows what she is doing and she teaches us so much each time we get together like this. That day, she added to the cards some really cool items. Check out these baskets and calendars.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Yesterday I told about the bee in my house. Today I'm telling you all, and reminding myself, to 'bee happy'. No matter what this world may bring us, we can be the Lord. I am so thankaful to know He will be with us no matter what happens.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The whole story of the bee in our house is on the layout.

Monday, May 23, 2022

While her 'daddy' was working with the rock from the pond, Maggie was nearby exploring and checking out the tulips, which were not there a few days ago.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

These pictures were taken May 2 and Ron is still working on this. We haven't decided where to put the rocks. Any ideas?

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Last month we celebrated Easter. Sorry to say the Easter bunny did not come to ur house though. I guess we just had not been good enough. But our grandchildren were visited. Of course they were very good and prepared for him. Here is a layout of Julia and Oliver coloring eggs for an Easter egg hunt. Good job!

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

This is Robin, one of my very good friends who moved to Florida years ago. This sweet little one is Ellie, Robin's first grand child.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

This is Pat. He is our granddaughter Lauren's husband and he was celebrating his birthday. It often takes me a long time to get around to making layouts these days. This was taken on April 25. Happy belated Birthday Pat.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Again I say, it is good to have Ashley home for the summer, well not here, but to her home with her brothers. These pictures were taken when she was home for spring break. She and Mason dressed in three different costumes on the three different days of the Middle Tennessee Anime convention.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Having made the decision for Ava to get her ears pierced, they went to the Piercing Pagoda. The dicision however had been much easier to make than actually doing it. While there, she was very fearful, that fear turned to pain and tears. Yet when it was done, it all turned to joy when she saw that she was now wearing earrings, like the big girls.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

I'm glad Beth thought of this. It is a blessing to compare these sweet grandchildren to the ones we remember 6 years ago. The time has gone so quickly. Soon they will be married and have children of their! I can't think like that! We must be allowed to experience and ejoy every single year, month, day! Looking forward to seeing them in person again this summer. Oh the joy!!!

Friday, May 13, 2022

This picture was taken when Ashley was home for spring break. She is now home for the summer. Since Aussie has finished his treatments, it is time for the family to have some fun together again.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Talk about something that can make one feel old, it is this...our oldest son has retired. Yes, retired. It came as a complete surprise to us. We didn't have any idea he was even considering it. But once I thought about it, I'm really happy for him. He can spend more time on other pursuits. Maybe we'll see him more.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

It says it all here. Ron has to help me get my books to the publisher now. Is it age? Could be. It is a good thing he thinks like a computer.