Thursday, December 31, 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015

A Few More 7 mo, Sweden Photos

Sweden @ 7 Mo.(plus a little)

I have a lot more 7 Mo. pictures but I'll start with this one.

Saturday, December 5, 2015


"My Birthday then Christmas!" she knows the order in which her December will progress.

It's so hard not to touch the tree and ornaments even when you're (almost) three. I tell her the lights and sparkly ornaments  will shine in her eyes if she only looks. I had to prove it!

Saturday, November 28, 2015


Although we were a little smaller group this year our house was still so full of good things; the laughter of children, scrumptious food, an after dinner walk in the gorgeous sunshine, conversation, games and Pie!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thank a Veteran

My Dad, a WWII veteran has now passed away. The veterans from that war are dying so rapidly. If you know any, honor them, get their stories, say thank you. Our world today would be a very different place if America had not helped win that war. Much precious USA blood was spilled into European dirt. There were Children who lost fathers, mothers who lost sons (sometimes multiple) , wives who lost husbands.
Thank a veteran. Today.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015


We are not exactly on the thoroughfare of trick-or-treaters but we did have a duet of ladybugs come over last night. So I'll sneak these pictures in before I start in on the 6mo. photo shoot.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Ivy Turns 11

Beautiful....Inside and Out!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Stars of Heaven

"What a desolate place would be a world without a flower!  It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome.  Are not flowers the stars of the earth, and are not our stars the flowers of the heaven."
-  A.J. Balfour    

If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of man become in its
long journey toward the stars?"  
-  G.K. Chesterton 

"When bright flowers bloom
Parchment crumbles, my words fade
The pen has dropped ..."
-  Morpheus

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sweden Elise~ 4 Months

Where does time truly go? 

And where are the pictures of all my other beautiful Grandchildren, you may ask?
The answer to the second question is about as elusive and mysterious as the answer to the first one.
So, sorry, I'm not going to come up with a good excuse for the second or hypothesis for the first. I have absolutely nothing profound to say.

So here are a few pictures of Sweden and her sister, Rilla. {Sweden now four months old.}


Monday, August 10, 2015