Fortunately ours......

Fortunately ours......

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy birthday Sue....

don't have a recent photo. but here is a cute one

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Michael's high school graduation...

I need a new battery!!!!!! SORRY


Bob and Mary were there too!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Matthew...

Matthew partied all day long!!!!!
a little celebration at Grandma and Grandpa's

Saturday, May 22, 2010

dinner dance...

The all looked so wonderful I had to send all the photos. Marie's makeup, hair and dress were perfect. Both she and Elizabeth looked so beautiful!!! And Michael and Robert so handsome!!!

loved them all!!!
We appreciated that they came by....

a full day.....

on a walk with Q-tip
still think Mary should have named him "White Rags"

The Abraham Lincoln roses are beautiful!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

and the winner is...

in addition to the black eye and cuts he has bruised his lung and has a hematoma in his left pelvic area, but is healing!!!
He looks ok with his glasses. He and Julie were walking in the back yard last Friday and were walking over the fishpond bridge when he tripped and fell. Julie came running up saying Grandpa needs you Grandpa needs you..he is bleeding. Oh my was he bleeding!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

a busy day...

Dan came by in the afternoon to update and fix things on my new computer. I had a list of 15 things and questions and we crossed off 11 items.

Grandpa rode herd on 2 rambunctious grandsons...what they didn't think of to do to keep him hopping!!!! All boys!!!!


Saturday, May 15, 2010

lunch with the Cheims...

Mary dropped Q tip off early so she could go on the bicycle ride
Julie and Q tip were inseparable..

The computers buzzed!!!!

On Saturday Grandpa and Julie went for a walk in the back yard, and the "2 kids" decided to walk over the little bridge in the Japanese garden, but whooaaa......Grandpa took a tumble. Julie came running up to the house saying Grandma Grandma Grandpa needs you...he's bleeding!!!! Was he ever lucky...but bleeding like crazy...cuts and bruises on his face and sore ribs and shoulder.

Elizabeth and Robert brought lunch and we ate out on the back was such a wonderful warm day.

A very full and happy 3 days......

Friday, May 14, 2010

a houseful again...

Marie is always sweet to have around and takes such good care of Julie

Julie bug

Michael asked me to take his school picture for his graduation announcement so I had Martin as my poser...we needed a blue background to take Michael's picture against. This choice was bad.
against the plain front door, I think this one turned out very good
he went down to Walgren's and had them printed up.

Robbie on his way to work....he stayed for 2 nights....

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Assumption of Mary holiday

School 4 day holiday and since we couldn't go to the cabin the Cheims spent the time with us...what fun...dueling computers!!!!


Taken in March 2004

Sisters, sisters There were never such devoted sisters, Never had to have a chaperone, no sir, I'm there to keep my eye on her Caring, sharing Every little thing that we are wearing When a certain gentleman arrived from rome She wore the dress, and I stayed home All kinds of weather, we stick together The same in the rain and sun Two different faces, but in tight places We think and we act as one Those who've seen us Know that not a thing could come between us Many men have tried to split us up, but no one can Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister And lord help the sister, who comes between me and my man

Monday, May 10, 2010

the day after....

Thank you...thank you...thank you....
What a lot of wonderful flowers and gifts I received.

my new pride and joy!!!!!

Roses from my honey...

Fred and Cathleen brought a pretty package with a lovely box full of seeds on a strip for instant planting...

and a string of butterfly lights for outdoors.

A pretty red rose plant from Danny.

A lovely basket, made by Kathie and Shelby. is lovely and well done!!!

Bobby brought a gorgeous orchid,

Annette thought up and executed the superlative brunch cooked especially for the Fortunes by Flower Flower..delicious and gave me a wrought iron wall sconce for candle or flowers.

Cyndy brought a big tray with coffee and trimmings.

John and Sue brought a really unusual white chrysanthemum and a pretty butterfly decortion, Mary a hug and a kiss

Elizabeth and Robert and kids one single beautiful rose in a bud vase plus a great big container of my favorite vegetable soup!!!

Early in the morning Christina called to wish me Happy Mother's day....something interesting happened after her call...apparently she got a wrong number first and later on in the day a lady called and asked if I got the call from my grand daughter...who had gotten her number by mistake!!!! now who would do such a nice thing on a special day...see there are some nice people in the world after all!!!! Later on Michelle called and

Victoria and Henry stopped by with a garden bouquet and the program for her art exhibit..which we were sorry to have missed.

It was the best day ever and I thank you all for the wonderful gifts. I love you all so much