Wednesday, October 31, 2012


I have to say this is the best Halloween I have had in a long time.
 I don't like to drive anywhere, 
there are just too many kids darting around for my comfort. 
I stay home ...sometimes handing out candy, 
sometimes hiding in my nest, too lazy to pass out treats to the little darlings.
as the darkness drew near, our new neighbors across the street turned up their scary sounds CD. 
Our other neighbor that has had her festive orange lights up all month, 
and the sound of excited kids
I quickly grabbed some twine,
 flame-less candles, 
my bowl of candy, 
an old chain,  
my best witch laugh,
 and headed outside.
I tied the twine to the back of the chair.
Then I fed it through the fence, and tied the scissors to it for some weight.
 This gave me something to hold onto so I could make the chair rock 
 Then I sat on the back side of the fence just waiting for my first victim. 
In the dark
I rattled the chain, banged it against the fence to draw attention to where I was, 
swatted candy under the fence while either saying I'll get you my pretty, 
or making the scariest witch cackle ever.
The candy wrapper scraping on the driveway sounded just like scurrying mice.
I have to say I think I scared the parents more than the kids!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Finally Fall

The temperature was just perfect for 
watching the tractor,
smiling for the camera,
walking the farm
smelling the flowers
picking pumpkins
picking apples,
 family picture,
kind of Riley's Farm

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

My Birthday Girls

Laci and Kelsea ...

These girls have something in common besides their blond hair, blue eyes and good looks.
They share the same birthday.
Laci was nice enough to invite us out for dinner at her house. 
They had a delicious taco bar, 
cake and cupcakes too!
Everyone is always busy with their own families 
 We just love when all three kids, and grand kids can get together.

Look at these handsome boys I get to call my own!
 Andrew, Quinn, Camden, Jace, and Braeden.

Then we have these beautiful girls! 
Allie, Kelsea, Bentley, and Mackenzi.

 I am one lucky Nana!

Monday, October 8, 2012


Saturday all our weekend work was done
 so we decided to drive downtown for lunch.

Since Jerry had never been to Philippe's, that's where we headed.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Today I Read My Blog

I am so thankful I started my blog back in 2008. 
Sometimes I posted every day...sometimes there were long vacant stretches.
I read things, and watched videos, that had faded deep into my memory. 
What a walk down memory lane. 
So many sweet memories! 
It would have been awesome if blogs were around way back when my girls were young.
 I was trying to decide what post was my favorite. 
They are all special! 
Births...birthdays, holidays, summer days, winter days, good news, as well as bad news.
If it's been a while since you read your own blog...
take a walk 
and check out your memories!
I have to say there are so many posts that I thought 
...oh, I love this one..and this...and this, and I do love them all.
I am going to do a flashback and share ONE of my favorites. 
These sweet little girls were at their fanciest!
 It was a Fancy Friday!
 Speaking of Fancy.
Stephanie took our pictures that day.
She and her partner have decided to go their separate ways and branch out on their own.
 Her new company is
Head on over and show her some love!