Thursday, April 30, 2009
Today was my Grandma's Birthday, (Mom's mother).My mother was her youngest of 5 children, which was spread out over 10 years. This is how she always looked as I was growing up. And I do remember, she was chubby and very short, about knee high to a grasshopper! LOL she passed when I was about 19 or 20, and had been in a nursing home for 4 or 5 years. I can remember taking Robin (my oldest DD) to see her when she was a little bit, maybe 2/3 and Robin would love pushing her around in her wheel chair. The other picture is of Grandma when she made her 1st. Communion. I have no idea the year of this and no idea who gave me the picture, but I have had it many years. The actual pictures are much clearer than this as I just snapped a picture of them with my digital camera.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Today would have been my Mother's 85th. Birthday. We lost her 14 years ago, Feb. 25th.,1995. Still miss her every day. This has always been my favorite picture of my mother, taken when she was 18. I can remember asking her if she was "naked", and she told me she had on a strapless sundress. Hmmmmmm, I wonder??? LOL A a young woman, complete strangers would come up to me and say "You must be Virginia's daughter, as you look just like her", but I could never see the resemblance.
This is our light house in our side yard. We have let the wood season for several years and this spring we are finally going to paint it. Originally we had fish in the ponds in front of it and several Oriental flowers growing around it, but they died off and the fish had to be taken to heated ponds in the winter months, and it just got to be a big headache, so we filled in the ponds with dirt, and planted flowers in them, Hostas mostly and some wild flowers and they bloom every year now.
We picked up the big rocks on the side from the beach and on the other side are several pieces of driftwood. The large chain is from the Huron Light ship,(Coast Guard) that is now a museum in Port Huron. The reason for the dark pic is I took this picture at dusk.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Well, Winter is over! Boy did the storms ever move in today. Our first official Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the season! Yikes, look at these clouds as the storm wss moving in. 60/70 mile an hour winds. Not too much damage here, but Marysville got hit pretty hard, with lots of trees down. The temp went from 83 degrees to 61 degrees in about 10 minutes time. This is about 3 P.M. It got pretty darn dark really fast. This picture is taken out our back door, looking over the neighbor's garage.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Here's Kyree, just loving on her new Easter Bunny, Kristee won the Bunny in a drawing at Meijers and Kyree was with us and just fell in love. Grandma Robin won't let her take it home, says she has no room for it, so Kyree has to visit it when she comes to Nana and Papa's house.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
April 15th. The last day to file taxes. The first year, and I'm sure not the last for a new "Tax Day Tea Party" to let the goverment know we are not happy with them, sort of based on the original "Boston Tea Party" of 1773.
The rally, which took place along Pine Grove Avenue between Hancock and Sanborn streets, was one of hundreds that occurred Wednesday throughout the
country against what protesters characterized as irresponsible taxation and government spending. It was an amazing site to see all those people on the side of the road. I did not have my camera with me, so this is a picture posted on the Times Herald newspaper site.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Just had to take an extra day with Easter and share a picture of Kyree and Papa Pete(DH's younger brother/nephew, whom dates Robin) finding Easter Eggs, the Easter Bunny hid outside! It took her a minute to figure out just what she was supposed to be doing, but once she caught on, she was having a ball finding all the "surprises" the Easter Bunny left.
Happy Easter! Here's Kristee with her Easter Basket. Not much in it as she requested the funds for a hair cut, and she is dieting, so not much candy in it. And she found it in about 5 minutes, guess that's because all the hiding places are filled to the brim with my Scrap goodies! LOL
Well, we are preparing for the Easter Bunny, and Kristee has colored her eggs.
I think she is really beginning to outgrown the whole Easter Bunny thing, but goes along with it for me! LOL But she does like to color the eggs once she gets started on them, and has fun dispite herself!
Yept, days later, I am still trying to find places for my scrap goodies! I have no idea where I'm going to put anything else, as I have run out of places. I do know I really have to get the table cleaned off, so we can use it again, for what its intended! LOL Thank goodness, Robin is having Easter dinner at her house, so I won't have that mess to deal with! LOL
Well, Lacee, lucky girl has gone on Spring Break with her friend and parents, to Orlando, Florida and got to see the Blue Men at Universal Studios,and actually got a great big BLUE Kiss from one of them. This is a picture she sent me, amoung many, using her Iphone, showing her big blue Kiss!
Today's picture is of the Kitchen inside the Huron Lightship,(Jerry Rome) permanently docked in Pinegrove park in Port Huron, Michigan. DH and several other volunteer's are working to completely restore the ship to working order, including the engines (which is what DH is specifically working on)
Monday, April 6, 2009
WooHoo, did I ever get a wonderful find on Craigs List today! This is a Ipod speaker system that fits perfect on my desk and sound great. Only paid 10 bucks for it and its almost brand new! Love,love, love it! It only plays my playlist, not movies, but I have a great pair of Sony speakers for my movies. Also my grandaughter, Lacee, gave me a little contraption, that is a radio and it also works great on my Ipod, so now I have a complete home theatre with my Ipod!
Today I going to share my latest great find on QVC. These are journaling squares, 8 books of clear and solid stickers,30 stickers in each book, different colors, in 2 different styles, made by American Crafts. Also along with them came the 2 black Slick Writers. These are great!
Well, lucky me, the kids are on Spring Break! Just what I wanted this week, a house full of Teenagers!
Meet Robbie, my nephew, whom is my brother's second son(has 3 living,Jerry,Robbie,Fred, lost Chris 2 years ago). He comes over to visit quite often, but not so much to visit me as DH. They talk like two little old ladies, discussing guy stuff and having a beer, just like my brother did before we lost him 4 years ago. Gosh I miss him every day, as he was one of my best friends.
Here's thinking about you bro! Love you.
While looking through the older pictures, I came across this one of all the grandkids(except Ashley and Kyree) together taken last Thanksgiving '08, and thought I would share it. I love the group pictures of them and its a rare thing when we can get them all together at the same time for a picture.
Kimmi (Steven's girlfriend) is the little one in the front, behind her is Steven, then Trevor, Kelcee, Lacee and Kristee.
Well its April 1st. today, my youngest daughter, Stacie May's 35th. Birthday. Stacie is a bit upset with me at this time, as Kristee decided to move back with me, so I did not get to see her today, but she is always in my heart, and God willing she will get past this and he will help her to get her problems worked out. Today's picture is of me, Kristee, and Stacie taken on Kristee's Birthday, a couple of months ago.
Here is a picture of my "New" scrapbook room in progress! At least I have almost found the top of my computer desk and scraptable, although, its going to be a while before I will be able to scrap, as scrap goodies are still piled all over the place with no rhyme or rhythm!
Kristee moved back in! OMG, the mess. Since Steven seems to have taken over the spare room that was Kristee's, I had to give up my scraproom for Kristee! Did I say, OMG???? Now I am in the process of moving all my scrap goodies out into the living and dinning rooms! OMG!!!! Where am I going to put it all!! I now don't think, but know I have way too much Scraping/Craft treasures! Have had to move all the living rooms furniture to storage to make room for my craft goodies and still don't know where I'm going to put it all. And have to uppack all Kristee's stuff again! Yikes! Give me Patience, Dear Lord!
Here's a pic of the work in progress in Kristee's new bedroom (which was my scraproom for over 5 years) with her temporary bed on the floor!
Oh, and if you look in the back corner, you can see part of the Winnie the Pooh set I crocheted for Kristee many many years ago.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Kristee and Lacee came to spend the weekend. Heres a picture of us having a PJ party in my bed! Of course their cell phones for texting were not far away! LOL
Oh, and the quilt on the bed was a grand idea I had to start Quilting and believe me, you have to be a special person to have the time and pacience to make these. It took me well over a year to make this one (oversized to fit my King sized bed) and 3000 dollars to buy the sewing machine to do it! After I finished this one, I learned quick, I am not a Quilter! Never again.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Thought today I would share a picture of all the Kit of the Month club boxes, still full with the kits I have not gotten done yet! Yikes, I really need to get these done, and this is not all of them, still many more that would not stack up there.
They are from all different KOTM clubs I previously belonged to and just had to quit the clubs as I was falling so far behind in getting them done.
Kyree got to meet in person her favorite person in the whole world!
Elmo was live and in person at the Big Boy restaurant tonight and her Grandma Robin and friends took her for dinner to see him. Grandma says she had to pry her away from him! LOL
Had Kyree for the day today while Ashley went to the Doctor in Detroit. Just after Kyree was born, I was garage saleing and found a wonderful homemade antique dress and just had to have it for Kyree. Well she has finally grown into it and just had to take a picture of her in it. Of course its impossible to keep her in one spot for more that a couple of seconds, and it you look close you will see when old meets new! (Stripped leggings and tennis shoes with the antique dress).
OMG, I got a new toy for my kitchen this week, and I love it!
Check out the color! Its orange! Its Kitchenaid! And it tilts up! I had one before, that I sold because it would not tip up and I hated it. This is the one I have been wanting for ages and it went on easy pay on QVC and it just yelled out to me!
Went power shoppng with Robin today! Hit Hobby Lobby and got the bag and 12x12 glass mat for my Slice machine(on sale, 30% off).
Then went to Walmart to see if they had any good deals on Cricut goodies, but not a thing on markdown. From there off to Target to pick up the new DVD movie Twilight and check out the scrap goodies there, but found nothing. Was getting hungry and spotted a sale sign for "CC's" and neither of us had ever been there, so we stopped for lunch and it was wonderful! Robin was sooo hooked on the fresh hot cinnamon rolls and I love the salad, all so fresh, and of course the pizza was good, although I have never had Mac and Cheese pizza before!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Happy Anniversary to Hubby and Me! Number 10!
Went to Olive Garden for dinner and it was wonderful!
And believe it or not it was 66 degrees out today! Ahhh, Spring is in the air!
And boy oh boy, did I ever go crazy on HSN(Home Shopping network) with the great 5 dollar sale! LOL
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Yikes, another Friday the 13th.! Second one this year and there is going to be one more yet this year in November.
Well they finally got the barge "Gotham", owned by Scott Patterson, whom I have known for years through work at PHMS, lifted (sank)from the Black River. Brought in a huge barge with a huge crain on it to lift it out. The Gotham is a 68 footer and we have not seen a boat sink around here in quite some time, so there were lots of onlookers.
Still no idea what caused it to sink. Oh, and again, Picture was taken across the street from our house.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Well today I received my free Fiskateers scissors and they are wonderful. If you look close they have my member number imprinted on them. Pretty cool.
Today marks the end of our way of life here as we know it. Kristee has decided it was time to live with her mother, so off she went. Its sure going to be quiet around here with her gone and I will miss her terribly, but it was time as she has been here 3 years. I am now going to concentrate on being grandma to her instead of her mom.
Also, its the first time in years it will be just me and DH here and we are both retired now! Wow, Robin already wants to know when I'm going back to work! Yikes, Not! LOL Just think, no alarms, no fighting with a teenager, no messes left in the bathroom after her and her friends have a makeup night, no yelling to get her room cleaned up, fighting to get her out of bed in the morning for school, doing homework, running back and forth to the school several times a week for her extra ciricular activities. Wow my life!