It is the last day of February and I'm looking forward to some warmer weather. Thinking all the way back to early September and our granddaughter's wedding. Not only was the weather sunny, but so was the bride. I love this picture of her and Pat.
Yes, I have to admit. I am losing it. How many times have I searched for things and can't find them even though they are right there with me. How many times have I put on a pair of glasses while another pair were on top of my head?
It was a beautiful day in Ohio, sunny and in the 60's. Sali chose to celebrate at Dewey's Pizza. One of the things several of us love is the Porky Fig Pizza. It is really great and their salads are very yummy as well. We haven't been getting together as much lately as we should; so it was extra good to enjoy each other's company. And what better reason than for a birthday? Especially the birthday of our youngest member here in the north. Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Sali.
I know the feeling. I had an eye exam today and the doctor kept shining this blinding bright light in my eyes...and he wanted me to keep my eyes open. Right. Now how does one do that??? This picture had to be taken facing the sun, since that is the way the sign faced. They took 13 photos and this was the 'best one'. But for the sake of remembering, here it is; besides, the kids are really cute like this.
I didn't know about pepperoni bread. But after Randy made us some for Christmas, it is a good thing I don't have a recipe. I think I could eat it every day. I'm already having trouble gaining weight. Ron took a picture of me eating it as well, but for some reason, he is having trouble with his new phone and his pictures just don't turn out well. Some just disappear and that is what happened to that one.
Yesterday's post was of our great granddaughter Ava. Today I'm posting a layout of our daughter April's grandchildren by marriage. So I think that makes them our great grandchildren as well. I claim them. They are sweet kids and these pictures, taken by a photographer, are really cute. These pictures also remind us of the mild weather we had in December this winter in the north.
I have so many good pictures of their trip to Nex Mexico, but I jumped ahead to January tonight, so that I could feature these pictures taken at Build a Bear Workshop, which is closer to their home in Colorado.
Live and Learn! While in New Mexico John and family visited the Living Desert Zoo. One of the animals was a javelina. I had never heard of them before. It reminds me of a stray animal that was found recently in Ohio, I believe. Anyway there are many of them in New Mexico and Arizona. I was really interested and googled them and found a lot of very interesting information. The one pictured is in the zoo, but also it's natural habitat. It has plenty of room to roam. You can see more of them on your lower left.
I'm back to New Mexico. The kids took so many great pictures there right before Christmas. Not only do I like the photos of my grandchildren, but I also enjoy seeing something I've not seen myself in person. The only trip I ever made to New Mexico was in 1965 and Carlsbad Caverns is all I saw. I had driven there from my grandparent's home in Granbury, Texas.
These pictures were taken in the Living Desert.
Chelle took Mason to the hospital for his operation for a deviated septum...that would be a nose job, not cosmetic, but a nose job never the less. Obviously he would not wear a mask for the operation; but until then, he and she will be masked as they enter the hospital. It is a sad situation that one must wear a mask much of the time, however as he leaves the building afterwards, his mask will most likely be a blessing in disguise.
John was good about visiting us in this pandemic year. It was so good to have his family with us a couple of times this summer and then really a good surprise when he was able to visit again in December for a few days.
While Jula and OLiver chose to pose 'in Whoville', Caleb who lacked only 7 weeks of being 12 years old, chose a more mature background.
That was on December 19, 2021. Today is a very special day. It is Groundhog Day. But to us it is even more important, it is Caleb's birthday. He is now 12. Happy Birthday Caleb!
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.