Monday, January 26, 2009

Fun with Grandpa

I love watching Grandpa and the Grandkids
Music with Katie

Giving Adam rides in the Box

Playing with Gabe
Time with Tanner
Snow play with Adam
Building snowman with Bret, Rachel, and Alex

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Let a Smile be your Umbrella

Even though its a rainy day I'm still smiling. Things that have made me smile this week: 1--I'm feeling better. 2--Gabe's whole body smiles when he sees you. 3--Adam picked up his PB&J and said "Ready! Set! Go!" then he took a bite and said "mmmmmmmmmmmm". adorable. 4--the play at Hale Theatre (actually that gave me belly laughs AND smiles. 5--I love the patience and playfulness Amie has with her boys (even if they kept her up most of the night) 6--I love the quiet time with Frank even though we don't get it as often. He does make me smile! 7--Alan's unexpected visit--don't get those often enough. 8--My special friends who always make me smile. Love those lunch dates! 9--The warmth and peace of the temple. 10--A clean house! Thanks Frank and Amie 11--Lunch with daughters and their special hugs! 12--Pie!!! Anytime!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Yesterday just kept getting better. We went out to dinner (which was excellent) and ran into some friends. One lady we have known for over fifty years. She was a dear friend of my mother's. She was with another friend from our current neighborhood. They now live in the same condo community. Small world. The play at Hale Theatre was one of the best we have seen. If you want to just relax and LAUGH, then go see it. It was kind of silly, and in these days of uncertainty and crisis, it delivered the perfect way to just enjoy life. If I look for good things today, I bet it's a good day too.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Delightful Monday

Since I'n fighting a cold I wasn't eager to get out of bed this morning. However, it has turned into a delightful Monday. Amie came up with the idea of rice pudding for breakfast. We used some leftover rice and added milk, sugar, and cinnamon. It hit the spot. Frank called and wanted to know if I wanted to go to Sam's Club. We stocked up on quite a few things. When we got home Amie said Alan was on his way to have lunch with us. That is always special--especially since it is his birthday tomorrow. I hurried and made a casserole and heated some rolls. He was in town to fill out his RN Certification papers. He is now licensed. He has class every Monday and they let him out early today. Yea! We also played pinochle and it was a pleasant afternoon. Amie and the boys took a nap, and I caught up on some undone items. Tonight Frank is taking me out for dinner and we are going to Hale Theatre to see "Cash on Delivery". I also caught up with my childhood friend, Pat, on Facebook. We have known each other for over 60 years. That was a pleasant surprise too. I also read my dear friends blog and am so thankful for such special people in my life. Glad I got up today!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Life is Good

Things I enjoyed this week: Sleeping in on Monday; playing Animal Crossing; Meatloaf dinner; getting my hair cut; playing with grandkids; time with my daughters; watching "Hogan's Heroes" with Frank; Reading; no snow to walk in (and fall); roasted teriyaki chicken; not having to go to work; my herb garden is growing; things are working out well; Alan passed his State RN test; I am happy!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Thoughts for a New Year

I have so enjoyed having Amie and her boys here. Gabe is turning six months old tomorrow. He has the most gorgeous, Happy smile. I bought him an activity jumper and he loves it. He rolls all over the floor and loves to awatch Sesame Street, especially Elmo. Adam is 2 and 1/2 and is definitely in the "terrible twos". He has such a cute smile and loves to be mischieveious. He adores Grandpa and follows him around. He is curious and energetic. Amie has been very busy this week making capes for her boys and some of her nieces and nephews. She has really done a great job.
I'm looking forward to spending a little more time scrapbooking and card making. It is so much fun to try to be a little creative. I hope to spend a little more time doing things for others, because that is so rewarding to me. I have also been working on my life history a little bit and hope to increase my efforts there. There are so many rewarding things I could spend my time on. I hope 2009 is a fresh start on some of my desires.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Fun in the Snow

Adam had his first experience in the snow on December 29, 2008. HIs cousins Bret, Alex, and Rachel enjoyed the snow with him. Grandpa helped out too and it was fun for all!!