A Busy Week

The week started off with a Christmas program at Sam’s school. This first picture was taken at the first concert of the year. This concert was the 7th grade band, 8th grade strings and the choir. Each performed three songs and all did the final song. All were wonderful but we thought Sam’s did the […]

A Mix of Holidays

On Wednesday, the 27th, the kids were here to celebrated Steve’s 71st birthday with cake and presents. Since Derek had to work, birthday cake was sent home for him to enjoy later. On Thursday, while the Shetlar’s visited with his family, we cooked food for Friday. Papa peeled 10 lbs of potatoes; Steve did some […]

A Place I Called Home

On December 10, 1954 my parent purchased the house at 509 Silkwood Ave. It was a single family home with 904 sq ft. Across the front of the house was was a living room, dining room and a kitchen with a washer and dryer behind louvered doors. Today this would be known as an open […]

Happy 70th Birthday

It was a few days late but we celebrated Steve’s 70th Birthday with family and friends. It was an evening filled with food, laughs and good conversation. For the celebration he wanted carrot cake . . . . very good choice with lots of cream cheese icing, his favorite. When it came time to open […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Our day was a day of eating, sharing, playing games and just being together. Mr Booker (a local caterer) did the cooking for us, Mr. Sam (Club) provided the upgraded plastic plates and silverware and everyone jumped in to helped with the clean up. The girls added deviled eggs and desserts to our meal. We […]

Painting, Painting, Painting

Miss Samantha and I went out to a paint and glaze shop for an afternoon of painting. I kind of think it was suppose to be a couple hours of painting but turned into the afternoon. I chose a fairy house and she chose a mug to do for her Dad. After Samantha finished her […]

Little Miss Riley

This is Riley, our grand-niece is about seven months old now. While we were attending her brother’s birthday party, Steve was busy entertaining her and at one point she even drifted off to sleep as he was trying to teach her some new sounds. You have to turn up your volume to hear the noises […]

Cameron Turns Three

Our grand-nephew turned three recently. The party was held at a park and it was a wonderful afternoon to be outside. The kids enjoyed the park and the adults enjoyed chatting under the shelter. There were balloons, poppers and of course cake and ice cream. Amy decorated the Spider Man cake, really cool, and she […]

TBT Kisses & High Fives Video

This video was made on November 26, 2008. We had just finished dinner and were recording Samantha doing some of her sign language she was learning at day care. By pointing down she was wanting to get down from the table and patting her stomach she was saying please. She then was encouraged to interact […]