Thursday, May 20, 2021

 Our youngest granddaughter, Blakely, just graduated from Pre-school. CANNOT believe she will be going to K in the fall.  She is not a baby anymore?

Monday, February 1, 2021

The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.

I am so proud of Chloe.  She does such a great job on the basketball court.   She is only 15, a sophomore who should be a freshman.  A few times, she has been the leading team scorer, but what I really like is when she plays hard!

She did play some Varsity as a freshman and is totally on the Varsity this year.  I never liked basketball, but I love watching her play.  With Covid, many games have been postponed or not allowing any fans at the games.

They have to wear a mask to play, and I think it makes it hard for them to breathe.  I am only allowed to go to home games, because I take the pictures for the team.  Carl runs the clock, so he gets in also.  It would really be a boring winter if it weren't for the sports.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

They Are Moving Back

        "Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life."

Our family that has lived in Thailand for almost 3 years is finally moving back to California.

We are so excited to have them back in the United States.  It's only a 6 hour flight to California as compared to a 24 hour time line to get to Thailand.

They have been fortunate enough to travel a lot since they have been on that side of the world.

Love these kids so much and am really looking forward to hugging them.

                                                      Face Time is great but. . .

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Love my #13.

                  "Go out there and do amazing things."

My grandson, Cole is a senior this year.  Soccer is his main sport and he will be playing soccer in college.  He had his very last game on Thursday.  They lost in the District Finals in 2 overtimes on an offsides goal.  It was a hard way to lose, but it was to the returning PIAA AA State Champions.  We played them tough.

Cole has Lymes Disease and suffered all season with fatigue, aches and pain.  It was hard watching him struggle at times, but he never gave up, always worked through the pain.

He was the teams co-caption 2 years in a  row.  

I always love watching him play so hard and scoring goals.

Since he was always a goal threat, he was always marked.

AND - usually taken down hard.

He was on the Prom Court at half time.

A team leader.

A favorite to many of the town's youth players.

He always led his team in prayer before the games.

He is a wonderful grandson and we will miss him next year in this uniform, BUT we are willing to drive 5 hours to Geneva College and watch him in his college career!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

PROM 2017

"A good snapshot stops a moment from running away."

Last night was the Prom.  Cole wan't sure if he wanted to go. I don't know what changed his mind.  I had to laugh, he had his white Nike socks on and his Mom told him to put black socks on.

His sisters loved the way he looked.  They aren't used to seeing him so dressed up.

The corsage was fastened to 3 bracelets and he was afraid that he would break them.

It was cold and rainy, so we didn't have many options for pictures.

Sisters Chloe and Cali, needed to get in on the act.  Cali loves her brother so much, she always worries when he goes out, especially with a girl.

Since everyone else was getting their picture taken with this handsome boy, I decided the Grandma's should also.  I wasn't dressed for the occasion, but what the heck!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Softball With Cali

"We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no children in it."

Cali loves playing softball.  The weather has been so crazy, last night the sun was so hot and
tonight a cold wind was bowing.  I was freezing, and so were the girls.

She hasn't been hitting the ball real hard, but at least she is hitting.  It's still early in the season.

She loves it when she can steal while on base.

AND score a run!

We won the game, but I don't know the score.  I was too busy taking pictures!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


"Playing soccer with your feet is one thing, but playing with your hear is another."

  Soccer is my favorite sport.  Some weeks we have 8 games, and I absolutely love it.  Cole plays for the varsity high school team and we don't miss a game.  

This is how they stand for the National Anthem, arm in arm.

This is how they pray, in the middle of the field, before the whistle blows.

 Last minute instructions from the coach.

Cole usually plays a holding midfielder position, but can move up to score.

Which is exactly what he did on Saturday night, 2X!

Both goals were headers off of corner kicks.  The second goal was the game winner.  He was pumped, as was the whole team.  


One more game this week, and then the playoffs start.