After a summer with millions of pictures, I'm hitting a low now. There just aren't as many taken now that school is in session and everyone is so busy. But I still have a few from before school started. I love these of Oliver in the river at the National Park not far from his home.
Yes, I live in a dog house. She is the boss, well not really, but in her older age, she is getting a mind of her own and has been known to sass me. Generally though she is a daily joy, now that all the kids are grown and live so far away.
Ron refuses to get old. He pushes himself. I do to a certain extent, but I don't go all out like he does. He should have quit climbing tall ladders years ago, but no... Here he is up on the roof blowing off all the dead leaves, etc that have landed up there. Sad thing is, we have had at least two friends who have fallen fron ladders and broken bones.
Julia doesn't want to miss anything, so she just does it all. Well I'm sure there must be something she doesn't do, but she surely fits a lot into her days. So when does she have a chance to read? No problem, that is at the top of her list.
The Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off is an annual event. It had been a couple of years since they had gone, but they finally made it again this year. I hope some day they get to go up in one. It is one of the best things Ron and I have done and I would like to do it again.
School is back in session. Schedules have changed. Fall is officially here. Summer went SO fast. But that is normal for my age. I suppose fall and winter will do the same. Today I'm posting a layout of our great granddaughter Ava waiting for the school bus on her first day back to school. Love that pretty smile!
These pictures were taken August 23, the day Maggie was last groomed. We had been concerned about the cost, but knew it needed to be done. It helps that we save a lot of money on my hair, since all I do with it is have it cut by a good friend a few times a year.
In August our Colorado grandkids who were here in Ohio in July, made a day trip to the Rocky Mountain National Park. I think the main purpose was to get their Junior Ranger badges; but they had a great time and plenty of pictures to prove it.
This is a picture of our grandson, Aussie's makeover. I cannot take credit for this interesting circle behind him. I found it on a Digital Scrapper Community page and copied it. It had to be very difficult to make and I have not been following the lesson plan, so I have no idea how it was done. It looks very tedious, but I would imagine if I had gone through the class there, I would be able to do it. I was working on a layout with Aussie and it struck me as just the thing, so here it is. You know I just copied it and you know where to find it and the one who did the work.
I can hardly believe I haven't posted a layout before now. Sad to say I missed posting 4 days in a row for no reason. I just forgot to do it.
The one here today makes me giggle. At bedtime everyone was pretty tired , except Julia, the youngest. I believe she could have kept going for hours.
Well I neglected to reference her grandmother who is a night owl herself. I rarely go to bed before 12:30 AM. Perhaps she takes after me in that way.
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.