Sunday, January 14, 2018
Thursday, January 11, 2018
We have had a few days of hard soaking rains in our area.
As always, our yard seems to become a swamp.
Today cleared and we tried to figure out why our drains are not doing their job.
It's a mystery. We just don't know where the drains are beneath the lawn and side yard.
I know this doesn't look like much , but you can see that the end pipe doesn't do the job.
We just can't figure out where the entry is and how to unplug the darn thing.
In any case being outside today allowed us to see the beautiful sky
And breathe in the crisp, dampish day.
Sunday, January 07, 2018
Thursday, January 04, 2018
Today is my lovely granddaughter's 18th birthday.
She is beautiful both inside and out.
I love her quiet and gentle spirit and that crazy giggle too.
It was so special to be present at her birth.
How do the years fly by so quickly?
My son Steve took this amazing photo of her.
I think it's fantastic...just like she is.
Be sure to click on the photo to see the wonderful detail.
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
This new year brings a year older, new editions to our family
Happy birthday to the love of my life.
Dave is a New Years baby ...January 1st.
We celebrated by going out to dinner at Chili's with our older son and family and some close friends.
This lovely granddaughter on the left celebrates her 18th birthday in 2 more days.
Our younger son remarried a few months ago.
Now I have 3 additional granddaughters.
My heart is full.
Now Mark has 4 beautiful daughters.
Can you see how fortunate we are?
Happiness is family.
I'm sorry I don't have a recent photo of our grandson.
Thanks for looking.
Sunday, December 31, 2017
The following photos are more for me and the memories
to be printed in my ShareBook for the year 2017.
When our older son and family returned from their trip
We were finally able to have Christmas together.
Not the greatest photo taken directly into the glare of the window.
We pretended it was Christmas morning and did breakfast, opened our stockings
from Santa, and then opened the special gifts from each other.
Even Snicker ( in her new haircut) got into the act.
When she's comfy and content her favorite place is on one of our feet.
10 years old and still thinks she's a puppy.
After breakfast the horses that are boarded in the acreage behind our son's home,
came to see what there was to eat.
It's nice to see these beautiful animals without having to deal with the daily care.
This horse seemed to be the Alpha of the group.
The other horses gave it plenty of room when it approached the fence.
The big gorgeous horse really wanted to come over the fence to get the apple.
This was so fun to watch and the weather was perfect.
I'm ending with the gorgeous photo my son took of 2 of our granddaughters.
Things are changing. A new job in another state for one of them,
The other is graduating High School and turning 18 in a few days...
And this Grandma is getting older but so proud of all of her family.
I do wish our other son and his family could have been with us too.
Hopefully next year...
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
This Christmas was a little bit different this year.
Our younger son lives in Oregon and had his own celebration there.
The older son and family were in Las Vegas.
Our granddaughter had an important interview to attend.
We missed them all so much but had a really nice time with friends that are like family.
We had the best ham I think we have ever had.
There is nothing like special friends.
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
Monday, December 18, 2017
Its hard to believe that it was 38 years ago today that my Father in Law
Went to heaven.
He was such a kind and gentle man, and loved by all.
He was a great Dad, Father in Law, Husband, Grandpa and fantastic businessman.
I still miss him and his big booming voice.
He loved San Francisco and had the distinct honor
of being able to go to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
Friday, December 08, 2017
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Saturday, December 02, 2017
Just a couple of photos from a really lovely morning.
I was invited to a wonderful Christmas brunch with some awesome "Sisters".
We were also blessed by the Christian recording artist
Beautiful setting, great food and the best music.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Yesterday we finally got together with some very special friends.
We go back 55+ years!
It's quite unbelievable really.
Real "Heart" Friends can pick up right where one leaves off
Even when the miles and difficulties get in the way.
They aren't just friends
They are Family.
Friday, November 24, 2017
Yesterday was a wonderful day.
We missed part of our family but still had a thankful day.
Trying to get us all in the photo wasn't easy but we all have our
smiling faces for the record.
Dave and I have so much to be thankful for.
Friday, November 17, 2017
At this time of year we are reminded to be thankful.
I am so thankful for many things.
I am thankful for my husband of 54 years this coming January 31st.
I am also thankful for amazing colors the Lord has painted in His creation.
First the earth was washed and the trees gladly soaked in the rain.
Then the sun came out and showed off His handiwork.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Here are a few more shots from Lake Tahoe.
My Hubby and I enjoyed a few days away
celebrating my birthday.
Sand Harbor State Park, Nevada is an amazing place.
The water was so clear and the air was crisp and invigorating.
6500 Feet with the temps this day at 40F.
Please enlarge the photo to get the 3D effect.
We came home to an amazing sunset at Apple Hill.
I'm all for dragging out my birthday just as long as I can.
Free breakfast to celebrate.
Sometimes it's worth getting older!!
Yummy....but those pancakes were the size of my head...groan but so good.
Thursday, November 09, 2017
I had a wonderful time away for my birthday.
Even with the 24 hour flu it was great.
We went to my Soul Easing....Heart Refreshing...favorite location...
This place is perfect Eye-Candy
Even if we don't know how to take good "Selfies".
Thanks for looking.