Sunday, January 7, 2018

It's been awhile!



I'm happy to be here in Sunny Florida!
Although its not very sunny!
But it certainly beats Chicago.


The grandchildren are now a force of eight!
Eleanor, Mary, Johnny, Tommy, Emmett, Tess, Daisy, and Benjamin.
We are blessed!!

We had a great Christmas Eve!

Christmas was great fun and we were happy to 
hop on a plane on Christmas Day and get to Florida!!
Unfortunately we'll be returning home to a house 
full of wrapping paper and other surprises!

We have a new addition to our furry family,
Little Charlie is three months old and the cutest Yorkie ever,
except for Cooper of course.
Our Gracie is still living the life and we're blessed to have her still with us.

I'm grateful for family, friends and furry creatures.
God Bless this new year and all that comes with it!  



"Other things may change us,
but we start and end with family"
~Anthony Brandt

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Apple Picking!!


























“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. 
The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

This is the first day of another school year...




...Not for the children but for their Daddy the teacher!



"The most important influence in my childhood was my father." 

~DeForest Kelley

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

We are eight!




"Grandkids bring you into a sweeter, slower present. 
They show you the future at a time when a lot of your friends are thinking
 about the past. 
And they take you back to childhood--
theirs, the parent's, your own: a three-time admittance to wonderland."

Monday, July 3, 2017

July...























~All we have of freedom, all we use or know —
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago~

~Rudyard Kipling






Sunday, June 18, 2017

Summer starts here...











“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; 

to me those have always been the two 
most beautiful words in the English language.”