Monday, June 22, 2009

Sad News

We were awaken early Father's Day to hear some sad news. My husband's brother had passed away. On the other hand we are rejoicing because he now sits at his Savior's feet, praising and worshiping our God! How wonderful that must be!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Staff Bday Party

Okay, so I didn't show up for my birthday at work, and they had a party without me!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Check it out!

Got my 'Gallery' corrected now! And you can check out a new addition to the 'Projects'!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Birthday!

Well it's been awhile since I wrote. Lots has happened in the last few days to give me something to say! (and that's an understatement).

Our children planned a surprise B-day party for me! And they pulled it off!!

You have to understand that that is a huge undertaking - I usually always guess what's going on and there are not many things that pass my radar so to speak!

L wrote her version on her blog (just click here) and she did a good job of writing it up. (I don't remember there being a video out on it yet though!)

I sure was surprised, and everything just went great, but as always, 'IT'S OVER WAY TOO SOON!' It is hard to believe that it all happened. It was so great to see all of the kids and their spouses/friend and grandchildren together in one place. So many things were planned and all went so well.

Thanks J&L for opening your home for all of us, and the reno's you did on the house. Great job!

Thanks K&C for traveling so far for this special event.

Thanks J&B for your part in taxi service.

Thanks J&R for your part in taxi service too.

Thanks to all for keeping secrets - I know it must have been the hardest part of all.

Thanks Peter for keeping secrets and getting surprised yourself.

Ohhhhhhh, and Thanks Tammy-Lee for taking pictures and all the other things you helped with that I don't know about.

And sorry if I left anything out - I think that I still don't know it all yet.

Thanks sis to for keeping a lid on all that you knew. (you know you'll pay for that though!)

Love you all.

Check out my 'gallery' at the top for new pics.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Wow, was I ever surprised yesterday. We traveled up to our daughter's home and when we arrived there were extra vehicles in the yard and that, that was one of our sons sitting outside the house with a camera focused on us as we got out of the vehicle, and then, that there was more than just his boy in that group of blondies, (that I was hugging) here our other son from the states had come with his family too, and that our third son with his girl friend were in the group that was enjoying the fact that they had all pulled off a really good surprise on Peter too. Lots of hugs and surprise crying going on. I'm sure that there will be pictures to come but for now you can see all of them in the "Gallery" section on my blog site. (you will find that at the top of my blog page under the title Grandma Johnny)

Friday, June 5, 2009


The lilacs are out,
in my front yard.
I wish I could share the aroma
along with the pictures
but I can not.
Enjoy, I am!

Lilac -
- noun - a Eurasian shrub or small tree of the olive family, that has fragrant violet, pink, or white blossoms and is widely cultivated as an ornamental.
- adjective - of a pale pinkish-violet color.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Another Pair

This is my second attempt, (first pair here) and of course I've ironed out a few little details so these ones I think are a bit better. Although I did make a mistake I covered it and no one is the smarter. (it's not that it's a big secret but if you can't see it from the picture and it doesn't affect the wear, it's not that bad of a mistake - I am rationalizing again.)


Because of L's blog entry: Then Sings My Soul - An Oldie , I had to get out my vhs copy of Kitty and watch it. It was even better than I remember! I cried at the end because .... , well I can't tell you, as it would spoil it for you! Best movie made for that day and age, 1945. A remake would never do it justice!