Monday, November 15, 2010

Greeble Monkey Contest Entry

J and Great-grandpa - 6 months & 96 years
Thankful for the Circle of Life

Greeble Monkey Contest Entry

One of C's friends has a monthly photo contest and I am entering.  it's the first time I'm dipping my toes into photo competition.  Wish me luck.  

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Winter 2010

I'm snowbound. I'm living in Florida for the winter and I'm snowbound. No, Florida really didn't get any snow. I came north at the end of January to spend a week with J, F, D and our brand-spankin' new 6th grandchild, JL. The weekend I was to go back to Florida "Snowmageddon" hit and I've had two flights cancelled. i was to leave Monday, then Thursday, and now i may leave Friday and I probably won't know if I will fly until Friday (02/12). I have traveled for 20+ years and this is the first time I have been stuck like this.  I am lucky I am not stuck at the airport but "stuck" in a loving, warm, happy environment.  I cannot say I miss the sunshine because my grandchildren are "my sunshine." However, we probably all need to get back to our normal lives.

We came north for the joy of Christmas with all the children and grandchildren. We returned to our Florida home before New Years but golf has continued to be almost non-existent for us this winter. I am hoping to start hitting the links again when I get back "home" from snowmageddon.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the last couple of months.  

Self Portrait - best picture ever of me!

My Angler Man - JERj - Key West
My Holiday Masterpiece

He seems so much more personable on TV.

Key West - November 2009

Reflections in the Fall - Upstate NY - taken with my iPhone

I love flowers.  i don't like digging in the dirt but I do like to photograph them.


Grandchild #6 - Brand-Spankin' New Granddaughter - JLK - Born 01/23/2010, 8.8 lbs., 19.5 in.

 Grandchild #5 - Our September grandson - KJS 

Grandchild # 4 - LCW will be 2 in May.

Grandchild #3 - KMS will be 2 in March.

Grandchild #2 - Camo-Man, as Poppy likes to call him.  DFK is big brother to JLK - "she's my baby!"

Grandchild #1 - ASW - Our soccer star - Toothless and Happy

"Our" Christmas Morning...almost got a picture of all of them.  Missing & probably the photographers: FGK, SLW, & KJS (napping for sure).


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

October, November & now it's December

When I got back from my western trip I went to spend a week with Mrs. J, KM, and KJ while Mr. J worked every day. i loved having time to spend with KM. We developed a routine playing with her nesting blocks and it was wonderful when we stopped to visit on our way to Florida that she remembered our fun. I'm anxious to see her reaction when we see each other again for Christmas. KJ was being a good baby: eating, pooping, and sleeping. It was only after I left that he decided to mix up his days and nights. Of course, I hope he doesn't mess with his Mom and Dad's sleep for too much longer. When Poppy came back to pick me from my time with J & J, we decided to visit D on his birthday. Mrs. J, KM & KJ came with us and we had a fun night with D, J & F. We had D's favorite supper and ice cream cake for dessert. Thank you J & F for a warm welcome in the middle of your very busy week.

When Poppy and I got home from being filled with love from the grandbabies we decided that although we planned to leave for our winter in Florida on November 1, that with my work's travel schedule we would leave mid-October so Poppy could spend Mema's time away in the warm instead of the anticipated cold late fall weather. We packed up and left on October 18 and had to have one last hug and kiss from our grandkids. We stopped overnight at KM & KJ's, then a night at D's, and then eastward to have an overnight with MPP & SP. Our hope is that that lovin' would keep us until Christmas. Next week we leave for Christmas with them all and we are both more than ready for another round of hugs and kisses.

Although Indian Summer arrived in Webster shortly after we left for Florida (and I love Indian Summer), we are happy to be here and love the sunshine and warmth. We will endure the colder weather during our Christmas trip north because when we are with our children and grandchildren we always feel warm.

In mid-November we took a trip with cousins L & 'the Cap't' to Key West for the Off-Shore Powerboat Races. We had a great time and especially liked spending the day on a catamaran positioned as the 3rd turn of the races. As soon as I can figure out again how to get the pictures where i want them on this blog I will post a few taken along the way and while we were there.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Golf consumed our summer. Both Poppy and I played in some tournaments, together and individually. We won a little money...not a lot but enough to make us want to sign up for the next tournament. We had visits from Saratoga friends, G&K, and our best man, DB and each of the children picked a weekend to visit and we enjoyed every moment. J, J & KM came in July; J, F & D came in August; and C, S, MPP & SP came in September. We had a golf date the afternoon that they left and we weren't yet finished with the 1st hole when J called to say that our little KJ had decided, just like his sister KM, to come a few weeks before his due date. We finished our round of golf and then left for Erie to check out and give some love to our 5th precious grandchild. A few days later I was scheduled to take a trip to the western red rocks with "Lucy and Edith." It was a bus trip that started in Phoenix and ended at the Las Vegas airport. I call it "Phoenix to Vegas and the Red Rocks In-between." I took 1777 pictures on the trip and I've whittled them down to less than that...enjoy!

little cousin/big cousin

L & K Christmas 2008

D & Poppy

Froggy in Our Asset

Minnie loved the rain

2 Ferns 1 Pooh

Ethel, Lucy & Edith