Sunday, December 26, 2010

What a great Christmas Season we are having. This is our youngest grandchild...6 months old...and she is just loving all the excitement of Christmas. We always have a lot of traveling around to do to be able to see all eight of our grandkids. Maybe one of these days we will get a picture of all eight of them at one time. I think I will start working on a collage of pictures of the grandkids.

Friday, December 3, 2010

My sister, Chris, and I were really spoiled at Christmas. We always had lots of presents on Christmas morning, and then more aunts and uncles and grandparents to see where we would continue the unwrapping of one present after the other. I still feel the same excitment at Christmas as I did as a kid. I am the first one to have Christmas lights on the outside and it is very difficult for me to wait until Thanksgiving to put up the tree. I try to put off the wrapping of presents and the baking of cookies or I will be done all the fun Christmas stuff way before I need to...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Halloween Fun

We had a great time when Beth came to Visit with Ava and Kiley!

We took them to Henlopen State Park in Delaware for a very special Halloween party.


Now I am looking forward to the Thanksgiving Holiday and all that turkey!!1

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


....Wishing I was a Snowbird right about now. Temps went down to the 30s last night and its not even Thanksgiving yet! I know one day we will be Fulltimers, but just knowing there are warmer places to wait out the winter just makes me want to drop everything, jump in our TT and take off! But, back to reality, I still have to work a while longer, and we still have some stuff to sell and/or give away and/or store. Being close to 60 I know how fast time flys but why does it seem to be going by so much slower these days?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

When we were young

Wayne and I are about 9 years old in these pictures. I imagine that Wayne was quite the 'ornrey boy' and I can just see him sliding down a hill getting his Sunday-go-to-meeting pants all dirty and torn. I, on the otherhand, remember being quit the 'giggler' around that age. Even though we did not know each other back then I think we look like we belong together!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I had a scare

I had a scare..last week I had my annual mamogram and yesterday they
said I had to go back to the hospital for another one using their
stronger equipment. They saw something suspicious...called "microcalcifications". They took four different images and they had already requested copies of my previous
mammograms...all the way back to 1999. It seems what they saw has
always been there and that the new digital imaging they had made it look suspicious. ...I cried...I hugged the technician when she gave
me the news...I cried some more...I skipped out to the parking lot
where Wayne was waiting...skipping mostly so that when I got into the
truck crying he would know they were happy tears. So, I am okay!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Friday 3am began our drive to Lakeview, Ohio to RV Wholesalers to pick up our new Travel Trailer. Why drive 640 miles? $5000 less than local dealers. We got 18 miles to the gallon going and 10 miles to the gallon coming home. Saturday 5pm ended our road trip with the RV resting safely in our driveway.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


In a few days we hit the road! It has been a while since we've traveled somewhere more than 3 hours away. We will be picking up our new Travel Trailer in Ohio. The next few days are going to go by very s-l-o-w I can feel that already.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Had a great time while kids and grandkids were here for a week! Love those little ones and they just love to jump on Grandmom's and Grandpop's bed.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fondly remembering when we were camping in Florida, and greatly looking forward to the next time we will have that opportunity. Don't know when that will be yet, but we will be going to Ohio to pick up our new TT in a couple of weeks. Can hardly wait to dress it all up for camping!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

As I was saying, I am new at this. I am finally getting around to another entry. This summer has been hot, hot, hot, ...but I love it! I am also a grandmother again (#8). Here is a picture of me with the new baby, Ava and her sister, Kiley. They, along with grandson, Sebastian, and my three daughters, will all be coming back next week for a little vacation time at the beach. I am known to my grandkids as "Grandmom At The Beach".

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Weather on the Eastern Seaboard

Not too happy with the weather these days. It is cloudy, rainy, windy and cold here today - in the mid 40's. They say it might hit 80 degrees this Easter weekend...I'll believe when I feel it. It just makes it so hard to keep a positive frame of mind on these 'end of winter days'. I say we have 3 or 4 more weeks before it actually feels like spring.

Monday, March 29, 2010

We are preparing for our future which, hopefully, will be fulltiming in a RV.
We have quite a ways to go before we can retire but definitely know we want to hit the road.
I plan on using this blog more as a journal to write what happens as we prepare.