Thursday, December 31, 2009


Happy New Year! I hope everyone has a safe and fun New Year's! One of the things I would like to do is get back into the blogging world in 2010! I have so enjoyed all the friendships and encouragement you all have given me. 2010 is going to be a better year, I just know it.......Happy New Year!! Oh and where can I find a computer that sparkles like this one?? LOL

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas ~ 2009

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I spent Christmas Eve and morning sick, it was a good time...hahaha....I think I might have eaten something bad or had a stomach bug. Not much fun but I am feeling better today and at least I know I didn't gain any weight over the holidays because I couldn't even keep anything in me for a few days. :-) So here's a few photos of my kids and grands. The grands were the best part of the holiday! Hope everyone had a great one and I for one am thinking positive thoughts for 2010!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord's glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. "Do not be afraid!" he said. "I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior-yes the Messiah, the Lord-has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger!"
Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas friends!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Festival of Lights ~ Cincinnati Zoo

My family and I had a great time at our zoo here in Cincinnati. It is a beautiful display of lights and we had a great time. The grands all "wrote" letters to Santa and Maddie made sure they were put in Santa's special mailbox! :-) I'm in the middle of the first photo, the person who looks like she's frozen! I'm sure everyone is very busy this Christmas week but I hope you all have a wonderful week filled with lots of memories and family!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Couldn't help but post this.......

This came in an email the other day and I just had to post it!! Yea, it's my wish come true..........hahaha ......Happy Saturday everyone!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

This looks about right...............

Yea, this looks about right when you have a cat in your house at Christmas! LOL Have a great weekend everyone!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My Snowmen were happy...........

We had our first snow of the season yesterday. It was only a dusting but you would have thought it was more, the schools were on delays and there were multiple car accidents. My little snowmen loved it!! Hope everyone is staying nice and warm and safe where ever you are. I think I am done Christmas shopping, thank goodness because I hate going to the mall this time of year if I don't have to go. A special thanks to everyone who has emailed me with encouragement at this time of year, the holidays can be tough when you had a bad year and in general sometimes. I think expectations run high for the holidays and it's just not reality for some people. So I'm focusing on the reason for the season and have been telling the Christmas story to my three year old granddaughter Maddie. So MERRY CHRISTMAS blogging friends and I hope it's a special time for you and your family!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy Tuesday!!

Happy Tuesday everyone! I had lunch today with three of my favorite people in the world, my three grands.........It's not often that the three of them are together so it was a real treat. It's so much fun seeing how much these three love each other. I loved this top photo so much that I made it my new profile photo. Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope this Thanksgiving week finds everyone happy and healthy and with lots of food and many blessings to be thankful for! I've been very busy lately and I know the with the holidays upon us it will only get worse but I wanted to wish everyone a very blessed Thanksgiving! These are photos of my little granddaughter Maddie a few weeks ago enjoying the last of the Autumn leaves ! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy Thursday!

"A bad day is all about perspective"

"In life, it's not where you go, it's who travel with"
Hope everyone is having a great week! Thought these were too cute not to pass on!! I am SLOWLY making my way around blogville and hope to visit everyone soon. I am almost done painting the bedroom and I am so excited about how much I like the color, sometimes it's so hard to imagine a color on all of the walls and this one looks great! I'll share photos when it's done. Have a great evening!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween ~ 2009

Hi Everyone!! Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween! We had a fun evening with the two little girls(Madison and Sydney) coming over for pizza and trick or treat. It was a little chilly and we were all fighting whatever sickness that has been being passed around our family. I am just starting to feel better tonight. I am hoping that this is our one and only time we get that nasty stuff. Ha....what are the chances of that?? So here's a few photos of my girls in their Cincinnati Bearcats cheerleading outfits(can you tell what school their Mommy and Daddy went too??). I hope everyone has a great week, I am trying to work on painting some rooms this week. I started painting the master bedroom one color and decided I wasn't crazy about the color so I got a completely different color!! LOL I'll use the other paint for another room. Have a great week!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Just wanted to say Happy Halloween to everyone from my favorite little goblins and my photos go along with the Brenda Photo Challenge theme for Halloween too. I hope everyone has a fun and safe day. Maddie and Sydney are coming over for pizza and trick or treating later on today. We all have been fighting some sickness so hopefully everyone will be feeling better. Maddie had walking pneumonia and has been doing breathing treatments all week but she feels lots better now and is so excited about trick or treating! This bottom photo is from last year but has always been one of my favorites! So pizza and candy today, haha.......where's that pink stuff for stomach aches..........Have a great day and go over here and check out who's playing in Brenda's Photo Challenge today! I'm betting there will be some BOOtastic photos...........

Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Christina!!

Happy Birthday Christina! My youngest turns 28 today and nothing says happy birthday like an old photo(love that big button bow thingy)! We went out to dinner Saturday night which was lots of fun and tomorrow Christina starts nursing school. Some big changes for her but very exciting. Happy Birthday! I love you!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall Photo Session!!

We took the girls out the other day to get a few photos while the Fall colors were still around. This is at a park by my house on the Ohio River! All of the photos are straight out of the camera, I just haven't had time to play with photos lately. This one of the girls is my favorite!

Here's one of me and little Sydney! What you don't see here is Maddie off to my side not wanting to get in the photo holding on tight to a bag of sugar cookies I had brought along to bribe her with!! LOL

Sweet, sweet sisters..............

Anyway, we had a few really beautiful Fall days here in Ohio but are now back to rain and chilly. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. We are celebrating a birthday this weekend, which I am sure I will take lots of photos to share next week!! Happy Weekend!!