Monday, September 12, 2022

A Long Week...

 My daughter Kathy, drove away from my house Tuesday the 6th. She was driving all the way to Seattle, to join her son, his wife and baby.  She arrived Sunday afternoon. This is a photo of Kathy with Korey and Ashley. Today was the kids 8th anniversary. Their son is one and so adorable. My Kathy will be part of Korey's family circle . 
   I was scared for her to drive all that way. She was smart and divided the trip into 6 days. She had her rooms booked where she would be staying. She also did some sight seeing on her way. To see things she had not seen before.  It was lots of driving, more than I would ever want to do. :)
 Kathy loves adventures. She is one who has taken me to many interesting places.  Like this sweet park in the town of Carmel, where she lived before this move to Seattle. I love this little Japanese park.
 Kathy knew I did . So every time we went to spend time together at her apartment , she would try to take me there. I love the ducks and koi fish . 
   As Kathy started her car , she said, "mom I am a bit anxious about this trip."  I reminded her that she had some of my mom's grit and she could do it.  Also to keep her mind on the prize at the end of the trip....being with her only child and his family. To live near them and enjoying her grandchild. I am so very happy for her. I will admit , I am sad for me. I will miss our little adventures to out of the way shops, junk stores, graveyards, parks, hiking trails...although I did not do much hiking. LOL.
   Wishing all of you a glorious autumn season. Our summer was a scorcher. XO
 

Sunday, July 17, 2022

For Ted's Birthday.

Here's an old picture of my sweetheart Ted. Yesterday would have been his 70th birthday. I miss this beautiful man. His kind heart, wonderful soul. His passing changed my life forever.
Granddaughter Sierra picked me up yesterday. We were meeting up with daughter Kathy , to help celebrate Ted's day. Even though he has celebrated this and last year's birthdays in heaven.
 Kathy met us at Ted's favorite cafeteria....no it's not where this picture was taken.  We each picked what we wanted for lunch and got the last cheesecake to share. That was always Ted's most loved dessert. We each said happy birthday as we took a bite of the cheesecake.  Teddy would have loved it.  There used to be a sign at the cafeteria that read, "flown in fresh  from N.Y." How funny...I would tease Ted about that.

   It was a good day. I was not left alone to get the blues.  I truly appreciate my family. After lunch, we followed Kathy to her apartment. She had some things for Sierra. My mother's old vanity, for one. Honestly I was surprised that Sierra fit it into the hatch back of that little Trax. We laughed as she even carried it , without the drawers down the stairs herself. Yes, in a dress. :):) Daughter Kathy is moving to Seattle to be with her son's family. He has been wanting her to be closer. She has thought about it for 3 years now. I will miss her something fierce, but happy for her to be in her son's little family circle.

  Wishing all of you well. Enjoy this summer. Be safe. XO
 

Friday, July 1, 2022

Happy 4th of July

I have not been able to load any picture to my files. So  will just use old ones. This is a couple of peanut containers painted up to use as planters. I probably could have made a small shed from all the containers Ted had from his peanut eating.  LOL  That man loved peanuts.  I sure miss him. 
I may have to make a couple more of these, if someone will eat the peanuts....maybe the squirrels around here. I rarely eat them.
I actually got the idea for the planters from this garden flag I have. I did fill all the plant containers around this house.  I am still in the process of getting settled into town.  Many things have changed since I lived here in town, about 18 years ago.
Here's an old picture of one of our family gatherings.  Sister Pam, me , daughters, Angie and Liz.  Those were always fun times. Of course my brothers would tease my sisters and me , just like old days of our youth. Do boys ever change? LOL 

   Wishing all of you out there great family fun and good health. Be safe. XO
 

Saturday, April 9, 2022

One Year and One Month

Hello friends.  I am trying to blog, because today is Emma's birthday.  I can not recall how old she is in this baby picture. Don't you love the hair do? 
 Here she is standing with her papaw Teddy.  They were the best of friends. It's been a year and a month since Ted went to heaven. He is so greatly missed.  We always called Emma, our girl. She spent lots of time with us when her mom was fighting breast cancer.  She will graduate high school next month. 

      I am trying to recover from the lose of Ted. He was my true love, my hero, and absolutely my sweetheart. I do see a grief doctor now. Some days I think I am fine and other days I am just lost.

  I have visited blogs and even left comments. You, my blog family have been in my prayers. XO