Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cousins Sleepover/ Happy Birthday Gramma

We had a wonderful Sunday lunch over at Ryan & Karin's 
And a fun birthday celebration. 

Then home to start the cousins sleepover
8 of the 10! 
Pizza for supper


fun games together.
Sleepover in the living room and toy room


The wonderful gifts decorated by the grandkids. 

So fun

Yes, given at breakfast with candles in the Cheerios. 
Good times!

The beautiful Kendra Scott necklace 
and earrings the kids gave me. 


A wonderful birthday!
A great cousins sleepover!

I'm thankful. 



Sunday, November 16, 2014

Happy 40th Bryan

The surprised Bryan walking in with Eraina!


Saying a few words 

Jeff praying for them (and the yummy food) 

How many candles?????? 

Wonderful friends drove many miles to come.  
So thankful for good friendships.  

Super Dave came!

And some more Camp Ozark friends

The fabulous venue of Nathan & Paige's. 

And so great to meet some new friends of Bryan & Eraina's

And see some Sloans

The wonderful musicians.  
Check them out! They were terrific. 
Andy Gullahom & Jill Phillips
Check their websites. 


Good times with family and friends


Yes, Nathan & Andy photobombing!!



Loved that Mark & Desi and all could 
join us for our Sunday Lunch. 
So fun to catch up. :) 

Happy Birthday Bryan

Well done, Eraina! 



Saturday, November 1, 2014

All Hallow's Eve

Spider Man arrived at our house.

As did Candy Dots.  Yum! 

And of course Elsa!! 


And a battered hockey player with Tigger 

And a long haired Elsa! 

And another Spiderman loaded with glow sticks. 


Belle,  Monkey, Soccer player and Dorothy 
came to us via FaceTime.  

Fall Festival also brought free gold fish 

And painted faces.  

October 31st was once again a total success

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Jason's Deli

Every Tuesday night Elwood rollerblades down to Jason's Deli
for supper with some guys.  
It's a nine mile round trip.  He loves it. 

On certain Tuesdays, I can join him on my bike.  
A great ride and fun time together.  




Monday, October 20, 2014

Weekend Sleepover

Bryan & Eraina were in Florida for 4 days
 and we enjoyed these treasures!

Luke is growing so fast! 

I love, love, love the cousins reading to their 
younger cousins & siblings.  
Thanks Lucy! 



Luke was enjoying playing with Liv & AJ  
and Grampa!


It's been amazingly warm and so the kids have still been swimming. 
Middle of October.  
Incredible

I will admit they don't stay in all that long. 


Lucy & Anders with their amazing tower & Road.




Monday, October 13, 2014

Canadian Thanksgiving


A great, yummy celebration! 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Louisville, Kentucky

The MOPS convention was held in Louisville this year. 
I decided to go.

I started out my weekend visiting David & Susan.
 Such a fun afternoon with someone who has know me my whole life.... and isn't related!  

Then on to the Convention where I met these wonderful gals
 from our MOPS & MomsNext in Frisco.

One of the gals made all these smashing bags for us!  
Love them! 

Eraina's friend was doing one of  the workshops.  
Kay Wills Wyma talked on " Taming the Youth entitlement" 
A good course. Now to read her books.  :) 

Of course we did see a bit of the sites of Louisville
The Colonel was so real looking as
 he welcomed us to Kentucky!

Our last evening ~ with a lovely supper out. 
A wonderful weekend with some wonderful women.

Sunday, my flight did not leave until 6pm
 so I spent the day exploring Louisville. 

Saw the Gallop to Glory  

Tribute to the Kentucky Derby Jockey Winners

Loved being on the Ohio River.  



The River has flooded to this level!  
Incredible! 




 Just Beautiful!



Visitors to Louisville. 
Charles Dickens and me!  


Incredible stonework.  

I loved this staircase. 

The troll under the bridge.  :) 

There were statues of horses everywhere.






The wonderful roses Elwood had waiting for me when I returned.  
Awwwwwwhhhhhhh!!  

It's nice to be home!