A memory is a photograph taken by the heart...to make a special moment last forever...and of all the memory-pictures that happy times can bring, the best are those that families make together ~
~ Author unknown

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Angel ~

This sweet little Christmas angel was among several items I received in a package from my cousin in Germany . . . a nice surprise waiting for me on my front door step today! She also sent me several books on the history of the city of Augsburg, where I was born and where she still resides . . . thank you dear cousin!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Emma ~

Today, we celebrated our granddaughter, Emma's, twelfth birthday . . . we made spareribs, Oma's homemade BBQ sauce, corn on the cob, sweet potato fries . . . a feast fit for a princess!

Happy Birthday, Emmabeans! 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Birthday, Lacie ~

Thirty-two years ago today, a sweet baby girl came into my life . . . she has been a blessing ever since . . . Happy Birthday, Lacie!
We love you . . . .

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Autumn leaves ~

Autumn Leaves 
Jones Very (1813 ~ 1880)

The leaves though thick are falling; one by one
Decayed they drop from off their parent tree;
Their work with autumn's latest day is done,
Thou see'st them borne upon its breezes free;
They lie strown here and there , their many dyes
That yesterday so caught thy passing eye;
Soiled by the rain each leaf neglected lies,
Upon the path where now thou hurriest by;
Yet think thee not their beauteous tints less fair,
Than when they hung so gaily o'er thy head;
But rather find thee eyes, and look thee there
Where now thy feet so heedless o'er them tread;
And thou shalt see where wasting now they lie,
The unseen hues of immortality. 


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Feel better flowers ~

Flu season is upon us . . . it's seems that bug is visiting our home . . . the grandkids and hubbie thought a pretty flower bouquet would shoo the bug away . . . it has definitely helped.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Autumn tea ~

A friend stopped by today for tea, cookies and my help researching her Italian ancestors . . . we found her great grandfather's manifest passenger list, he arrived at Ellis Island in 1913 and we also found his WWI draft registration in 1918 . . . she was so excited and I may have got her hooked!  Was a nice peaceful day . . . .

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Cruising the sea ~

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A friend invited us to hang out on his boat for the day . . . very relaxing. 

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Wild Animal Park ~

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We were able to get pretty close to the giraffes and the kids were able to hand feed them. 

Saturday, November 05, 2011

New toy ~

My husbands new Police motorcycle . . . he's like a kid at Christmas with a really cool new toy . . . flashing the lights and hitting the siren . . . then, he took off for a ride with a big smile on his face . . . I've been replaced!