Tuesday, September 30, 2008


A great big Happy 10th
Birthday to my grandson

Monday, September 29, 2008


I want to wish my son,
Kenneth, a very very
happy 50th birthday.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


My husband and I made our yearly trip out to Battle
Ground, Washington to visit our daughter, Kara, her
husband and our 4 youngest grandchildren. We had
a great time. When it got time to leave and come home
it was a little sad and a few tears were shed, hopefully
we will be able to make it back there next year.

Pictured here are just 4 of the reasons why we try to visit
at least once a year. Left to right: Logan, Drake, Bryce and
Peyton. Oh yes and Copper the dog.

We celebrated Drake's 6 birthday while we were out there.
The cake shown above shows the theme for his party. There
were about 20 guest in all. It was fun to see the expression
on his face when he opened each present.

Boy did his eyes get big when he opened the card from
Mamaw and Pawpaw. Money is always a hit with kids.

Logan and Drake dressed up to have their school pictures
made. Aren't they handsome.

My daughter has always cut Logan's hair. Here he is after
his first trip to the barbers Logan before his trip to the barber.

Bryce (in front) Peyton (in middle) Drake (in back) playing
with swords. Bryce who is only 2 keeps up with Peyton who
is 4 and Drake who is 6. He holds his own believe me.

My husband, Karl, celebrated his birthday while we were
out there. Our daughter baked him a yummy chocolate
cake. In fact he had two celebrations before we left home. Our
other two daughters brought him his gifts before we left on
our trip.

We had to go watch Logan and Drake practice their
Taekwondo. They were doing the crab walk here, which
is one of their exercises. They also showed off their kicks,
breaking boards with the hands, elbows, and feet and
wrestling technics. Drake is on the left and Logan on the

My daughter grows a garden every year. Pictured above
is a squash out of her garden I have tried to show how
big it is compared to an apple. She also has zucchini, tomatoes,
and even cantaloupes.


I want to wish my grandson,
Grant, a happy 19th birthday,
and my grandson, Drake, a happy
6th birthday.

Friday, September 26, 2008


We love you, Summer, hope
you have a great birthday
and a good day.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I want to wish my
dear Husband a
very Happy Birthday.
The kind that a husband
as loving as you deserves.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

NEVER FORGET 9-11-2001

The Twin Towers
The Pentagon
United Airlines Flight 93

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


We are, each of us, angels
with only one wing; and
we can only fly by embracing
one another.
~Luciano de Crescenzo

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Water getting cooler and the grandchildren not able to
come over to swim because of school we decided to close
the pool. We had to hurriedly put the cover on because it
started to thunder. We will straighten it out later. It is,
for me, a sad time because I love to swim. The way time
flies it won't be long and we will be able to open it up again.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Grandparents bestow upon their grandchildren
the strength and wisdom that time and experience
have given them.

Grandchildren bless their grandparents with a
youthful vitality and innocence that help them
stay young at heart forever.

Together they create a chain of love linking the
past with the future. The chain may lengthen,
but it will never part...
~Author Unknown~

A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair
and gold in his heart. ~Author Unknown~

A garden of love grows in a grandmother"s heart.
~Author Unknown~

Friday, September 5, 2008


I have 24 birdfeeders and we have many
many different kinds of birds. Pictured
above is one of the many doves that come
to feed. The squirrels and ground squirrels
also get their share. After recounting my
birdfeeders I have 31 of them.

I wonder how long this 40 pound
bag of bird feed is going to last?
Care to venture a guess.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


I want to give a big thank you to my husband for taking
care of the pool this summer. He kept it crystal clear so
I, the grandchildren and our kids could enjoy it.
I, for one, really do appreciate the hard work you did to
keep it looking so good, and I am sure the others feel the same.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


I want to wish my youngest

granddaughter, Peyton, a

very Happy 4th Birthday.

Love you princess.

Monday, September 1, 2008