Category Archive: family

Bryce Enjoying the Snow

Our grandson Bryce enjoying a snowstorm in Maine. But in all his excitement he starts to lose his hat. No worries, Dad to the rescue.  

A Bittersweet Weekend. Saying Goodbye To A Loved One.

This was a bittersweet weekend. It was sweet as I was able to spend time with both my sister-in-law Teri and my niece Carolyn which rarely if almost never happens. It was so… Continue reading

Happy 4th Birthday Morgan

66/365 The Grandkids Visit

Every now and then we have the grandkids overnight. And while a large amount of time may not go by in between sleepovers it is amazing that when they are so young the… Continue reading

34/365 Still Raw One Year Later

A collection of some of my Mother’s favorite things. One year ago today was truly the worst day of my life. My mother suffered a massive stroke and I found her in her… Continue reading

5/365 My Grandson Bryce

Today I had to make it two images. Look how big my grandson Bryce is getting. So adorable!

Another Christmas Come and Gone

Another Christmas has come and gone. Months of hustle and bustle then it’s all over in the blink of an eye. This year we did things a little different and it was nice.… Continue reading

Why Has It Taken Me So Long To Figure Out?

Why has it taken me so long to figure out? Christmas is not just about the day itself, it is about the entire holiday season!Beginning with Thanksgiving when we gather with loved ones… Continue reading

I Couldn’t Resist

Time with the grandkids is always the most important time for me. Nothing is so precious as the memories they create!

Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I love spending time with my family. This year I had 24 family members. My motto is if you are cooking for more than five… Continue reading

Today I Turn 55!

Today is my 55th birthday, which we celebrated yesterday. It could not have been a more perfect day. I spent time with my hubby, son, daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren.Hubby made dinner and… Continue reading

If Only Dressing Barbie Was The World’s Biggest Concern

Since last Friday the news has been full of story upon story of bombings, attempted bombings and death. Day after day it is some new horrible tragedy or attempt at one. I came… Continue reading

I’ve Lost My MoJo!

And this is how I have been feeling of late. I am in a slump and just can’t seem to pull myself out of it. I’ve lost my Mojo! My drive and ambition… Continue reading

You’re Never Friendless If You Have A Dog

Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog; but you’re never friendless ever, if you have a dog. ~ Douglas Mallock

Let Sleeping Babies Lie

I watch you as you’re sleeping So quietly you lay And I think of how I love you More than words can say ~ Author Unknown

I Could Not Love Them More

These two beauties are my granddaughters. Morgan on the left and Emma on the right. They are cousins born one week apart. They couldn’t love each other more. And I couldn’t love them… Continue reading

What Goes Through Their Minds?

Don’t you wonder sometimes what goes through their little heads? Morgan got a hold of an old fishing buoy out by our pool. She was playing with it in the water. Not to… Continue reading

Heber & Caroline – A Love Story – Letter Ten 6/30/1924

When our mother passed away I was going through her things and found a stack of letters written by my maternal grandfather Heber to my maternal grandmother Caroline (aka Carrie). The letters cover… Continue reading

An Acquired Taste

Hubby and I rescued Virgil our Pug several years ago. It was on a total whim and we knew nothing about Pugs. But poor Virgil was in such a sad state and so… Continue reading

Heber & Caroline A Love Story – Letter Seven – 5/24/1924

When our mother passed away I was going through her things and found a stack of letters written by my maternal grandfather Heber to my maternal grandmother Caroline (aka Carrie). The letters cover… Continue reading

Morgan and the Chuck-It

My granddaughter Morgan came over for a visit the other day. And while playing in the backyard she found our dog’s “Chuck-It’. For those of you who don’t know what a “Chuck-It” is,… Continue reading

Heber & Caroline A Love Story – Letter 6 – 5/20/1924

When our mother passed away I was going through her things and found a stack of letters written by my maternal grandfather Heber to my maternal grandmother Caroline (aka Carrie). The letters cover… Continue reading

Missing You Terribly Mom on this First Mother’s Day Without You

Today is Mother’s Day and the first one since losing my Mom in February. The loss is still very raw. I continue to cry here and there several times a week. The memories… Continue reading

Heber & Caroline a Love Story – Letter 4 – 4/22/1924

When our mother passed away I was going through her things and found a stack of letters written by my maternal grandfather Heber to my maternal grandmother Caroline (aka Carrie). The letters cover… Continue reading

Heber and Caroline a Love Story – Letter 3 – 3/25/1924

When our mother passed away I was going through her things and found a stack of letters written by my maternal grandfather Heber to my maternal grandmother Caroline (aka Carrie). The letters cover… Continue reading

Heber & Caroline a love story. Letter one written January 27th, 1924

When our mother passed away I was going through her things and found a stack of letters written by my maternal grandfather Heber to my maternal grandmother Caroline (aka Carrie). The letters cover… Continue reading

Emma’s First Easter Egg Hunt

We spent Easter at my mother-in-law’s house. My sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nephew, and his fiancé bought all kinds of little trinkets and treasures to fill plastic hide and seek eggs. Emma, our granddaughter was… Continue reading

It’s Been A While

Can you believe I haven’t posted any photos of my grandchildren since around the holidays? I can’t! But there’s been so much going on I kind of put my photo taking on the… Continue reading

The Healing Process

It’s just over one month now since my mother passed. I can truly say that not one day has gone by that I haven’t cried at least once if not multiple times. My… Continue reading

In Memory of Dot (My Mother) 1926 – 2015

My mother passed on Saturday February 7th after suffering a stroke four days earlier on Tuesday. Over the past several days I have been fortunate to have received condolences from so many people… Continue reading

Nobody Loves Playing in the Snow more than Brady

I know many dogs love the snow but my yellow lab Brady is crazy for it. Mix in my hubby throwing a ball to play fetch and he is in ecstasy! Just watch… Continue reading

Just Another Lazy Day

Today it was cold, rainy, and just plain yucky! It was a perfect day for hubby and me, and the dogs to hang inside and just take it easy. While hubby and I… Continue reading

Our Christmas 2014

Another Christmas has come and gone and it seems as I age they are coming faster and faster. But with age also comes expansion of my family and there is nothing I love… Continue reading

Traditions

There are times when traditions are very important to me especially when it involves family. One tradition my daughter and I have had for years is our annual Christmas Cookie Bake. We get… Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

As we celebrate this holiday with family and friends it is a day to remember what we are thankful for! What are you thankful for? Here are some of mine:   My hubby… Continue reading

Have the Preparations Begun?

Turkey Day is one week away. How many of you will be hosting the dinner? Are you expecting lots of company? Is your extended family going to stay at your house for a… Continue reading

Welcome Bryce Christopher

And we finally met the new member of our family, our grandson Bryce Christopher! \

Hubby’s 50th was Celebrated with a Scare!

My husband Michael turns 50 in another week. When I asked him a while ago if he wanted a party he said no. But 50 is a big milestone that should not slip by unnoticed.

Emma Tries Blueberry Picking

While in Maine this past week my daughter, granddaughter and I went blueberry picking. This was my first time ever having gone. Emma on the other hand is an old pro! While there… Continue reading

Emma Time

I am warning you all now. Because I am spending the week in Maine with my granddaughter and daughter there are going to be a lot of photos of them both. In particular… Continue reading

The Last Vestiges of Mommy and Emma Time.

I am in Maine this week with my daughter Allison and granddaughter Emma. Just some girl time. The girls are taking advantage of some of their last Mommy and me time before baby… Continue reading

I Wonder What Goes Through Their Minds

Don’t you sometimes wonder what is going through little kids heads? Well in this instance I can tell you exactly what was happening. My granddaughter Morgan was over for a visit. While in… Continue reading

Morgan

I thank god everyday because I am blessed with two beautiful granddaughters! Each in their own right is so pretty. They’re gorgeous and yet they look nothing alike. Morgan is like a little… Continue reading

Our Word View – Word of the Week = DELIGHT

SUNDAY POSTING ~ A COLLABORATIVE BLOG BETWEEN TWO FRIENDS (ME AND MY FRIEND BARB) WHO’S PATHS WERE SEPARATED FOR 20+ YEARS AND HAVE FOUND ONE ANOTHER ONCE AGAIN ONLINE. BOTH SHARE A LOVE… Continue reading

Our Word View – Word of the Week = AWE

SUNDAY POSTING ~ A COLLABORATIVE BLOG BETWEEN TWO FRIENDS (ME AND MY FRIEND BARB) WHO’S PATHS WERE SEPARATED FOR 20+ YEARS AND HAVE FOUND ONE ANOTHER ONCE AGAIN ONLINE. BOTH SHARE A LOVE… Continue reading

Emma Wears Dresses

We visited with my daughter and her family this past weekend. My granddaughter Emma had on the prettiest new red dress. She was so insistent upon twirling for me and showing me what… Continue reading

Time With Loved Ones

The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend was time spent with loved ones. First my daughter and I left Cape Cod and headed up to Boston for the day. My daughter had made reservations… Continue reading

Reminiscent of the 70s

It was a sunny day, warm with a slight breeze. Once the afternoon sun rose high enough it became very warm. And so my brother-in-law popped the wide brimmed hat on his head… Continue reading

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. When you are a grandparent and your grandchildren are young, they are the most beautiful & precious things on the face of the… Continue reading

Our Word View – Word of the Week = RIPPLE

SUNDAY POSTING ~ A COLLABORATIVE BLOG BETWEEN TWO FRIENDS (ME AND MY FRIEND BARB) WHO’S PATHS WERE SEPARATED FOR 20+ YEARS AND HAVE FOUND ONE ANOTHER ONCE AGAIN ONLINE. BOTH SHARE A LOVE… Continue reading