Friday, March 25, 2011


This is a picture of my sisters and me a couple of years ago. Debbie is on the left, Deana in the middle and I'm on the right. (for those who don't know who I am) Our sister, Debbie is undergoing chemo and radiation treatments for throat cancer. I know she appreciates all prayers going up for her.

We don't have a chance to get together often, but we sure have fun when we do!

We had a chance to visit our old home in Sugartree Ridge Ohio; some of our very best "growing-up years". This sweet lady, who was a complete stranger to us, allowed us to come into her home to look around and see if it had changed any. We found that after nearly 45 years, it looked pretty much the same; only smaller. Or maybe...we'd grown??

This is Debbie and her childhood friend David. They played basketball together as children. We had a wonderful reunion with many friends from long ago. Deb looks at my blog from time to time, so this picture is for you, Debbie!

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Elizabeth's trip to DC

The 8th grade class at the North Canton Middle School took a trip to Washington DC. Elizabeth took pictures; these are a few of them. (She had a wonderful time; she along with 350 other students)

This is at the World War II museum

Elizabeth and one of her best friend's, Julie.

Eighth graders doing what 8th graders do.
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"The Villages; Florida's Friendliest Home Town"

It's been a very long, cold winter for those of us in Northeast Ohio. We're not sure how long we want to stay in the cold after we retire (several years away), but we decided to look at some options. We've always seen commercials for "The Villages", so decided to drive down and take a look in person. This is a community for people 55 and over which makes us candidates. We stayed for only one night, and were pleasantly surprised. These are not seniors who are ready to sit around and "veg". These are people who are so active and fun-loving...I'm not sure I would be able to keep up! night was not enough...we are going back in May to stay for a week to see if it might be a good fit for us in a few years. It certainly was great seeing sun and blue skies and flowers everywhere!

The veranda of the hospitality building.

This is at one of the squares; they have outside entertainment and dancing every night.

This is known as a "golf cart community". Nearly everyone has one for their 2nd car.

This is where our lovely hotel was. When we go for a week, they are giving us a house to
stay in, plus a golf cart.
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Harry Potter

We recently spent a wonderful day at Universal in Orlando.
The main reason for going was to visit the new Harry Potter attraction.
We were not disappointed.

It was just as we thought it would be; wonderful!

We had lunch at The Three Broomsticks

Where we had to have Butter Beer. Cheers!

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Midwinter Break

It's been a long and very cold winter, so we took a trip to Florida for a week.
It was just what we needed to get through the rest of the winter. We found
a beautiful spot on Amelia Island with a wonderful bed and breakfast, The
Elizabeth Pointe Inn. We can't wait to go back!

The water was still a little chilly for swimming, but it was perfect for wading.
After all, it's still February!
This is what happens when you fall asleep and leave your camera

This is our beautiful Elizabeth Pointe Inn. We can't wait to
go back.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Day

Before everyone was up and while the breakfast casserole was in the oven, there was time for my early morning coffee.

Steve with Jake and Elizabeth
(Jake kept this hat on all day)

Christmas Day is about the only time we use the fireplace

Jessie, Mom, Dad, Dean, Deana, me, Steve and Bill's legs
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Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Programs

For Jacob's school program, he had to wear a dress shirt and tie. I remember only a year ago I had to bend over to put my arm around him. I think he's grown a bit.

Elizabeth is waiting patiently for Jake's program to begin.

For Elizabeth's program she had to wear a "dressy" dress. She and some of her girlfriends got together to get ready for the program.

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