"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." 3 John 1:4

Monday, July 27, 2009

Jack, the Scientist

I guess I haven't been in a writing mood much lately. But I have enjoyed videoing my cute grandkids! Today, Jack is explaining how to do science experiments. You have to understand that he combines "real" scientific info with various cartoons he watches, so...don't feel bad if you don't get everything...really, try not to feel dumb or anything. It's probably not you...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Georgia Entertaining Mommy & Dani

This is one cute baby girl! Maggie and I get really tickled when Georgia starts sucking her bottom lip!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Videos of the Babies

Here are a couple of cute videos of the babies, Luke and Georgia. I hope you enjoy them half as much as I do!

Luke's 1st Birthday

Georgia Playing

Sunday, July 12, 2009

"Not Me!" Monday

First of all, let me say that, even though we live in the country...we definitely DO NOT have mice! That being said, it would be impossible for there to be mouse traps...SET mouse traps...in our house. Glad we got that straight!

So, I absolutely DID NOT forget to put a mouse trap up, out of the path of a very curious one-year-old grandson when he came over to play! That's just NOT something I'd forget...that would be very responsible.

I also did NOT take my eyes off said one-year-old long enough for him to find the "set" mouse trap...NOT ME! I'm a much better grandmother than that!

And, of course, it DID NOT happen that this little guy.....

found the mouse trap, picked it up, screamed and came running to me with it hanging off his thumb!!! NOPE!!! Didn't Happen!!! (I'm a great Dani!) If it had happened (which it did NOT), I of course, would have immediately taken it off his little sweet hand, kissed it and said, "Oh baby!!!! Dani's so, so sorry!!!"

Therefore....since none of this happened (whew! thank goodness!...'cause I'd have some 'splainin' to do if it had...

He most certainly DID NOT stop crying as soon as he noticed his peanut-butter covered thumb (because, IF I had set a mouse trap, that's what I would have put on it...) and he for sure did NOT start happily eating the peanut butter off this little thumb.

NOPE...DID. NOT. HAPPEN. I'm a really good Dani...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Photos of the Babies

Okay…since all of my “tens” of followers are NOT on Facebook [you know who you are] and canNOT see pictures of my adorable little grandchildren there…I am now going to post several pictures of the 2 babies, Luke and Georgia.

Get ready…there is a lot of cuteness happening here.  Be ready to smile…

Little Georgia Grace

Georgia 4th of July

Bath 1 After her bath

G & David G asleep 2 G Smiling

“Little” Luke Wesley

 Luke Birthday 1

Luke Eating Cake

All Clean

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Looky What I Found…

I’ve been cleaning out closets, drawers and…yes, still suitcases from our move back from Honduras!  While cleaning out a dresser drawer, I found a box with old pictures in it.  I’m talking friends’ pictures from high school old!

But also, I found these two pictures.  Do you even recognize these “kids”???  I hardly do, but I do remember my life in 1975 and that’s the year both these pictures were taken. 

Jeanne Wedding Pic B&W

Steve & Jeanne Formal 1975


Tonight Steve and I went to Melanie and Jared’s house to celebrate Independence Day a day early.  We all sat outside in the gloriously cool night air as the children retreated inside to play.  Well…all except for Jack, who was catching fireflies.

He was finally able to hold on to one…maybe because it could no longer fly after being in a small boy’s loving hands for so long.  He even named it…He told stories about it…He really wanted to keep it as a pet.

But then he decided to go inside to play with the other kids.  Mommy told him he couldn’t take it inside…  “No, not even in your pocket.”  What to do?  There were 8 of us adults outside and he came to me, his Dani, and asked in that sweet Jack voice that I cannot resist, “Dani, would you hold my lightening bug for me?”  Of course, I said “Yes”.  I took it and he looked up at me and asked, “Dani, you won’t let it go, will you?”  “No, Jack, I promise that I will not let go.”  And I didn’t.

Our Trip to Alaska

Even before we moved back to Bowling Green on June 1, Steve and I talked about taking a vacation once we got back. After spending a couple of weeks playing with grandbabies, enjoying being with our children and visiting with friends, we were ready to do it!

And we didn’t wait long…I started looking online at Alaskan cruises one week and we were there the next week! The good thing about our last-minute cruise was: we got a good deal on the cruise…with a balcony stateroom. The bad thing about our last-minute cruise was: we did not get a good deal on our flight to Seattle! Oh well…

We spent 2 days in Seattle and then on June 20, we boarded the Norwegian Star and began our adventure along Alaska’s Inside Passage. Ketchikan, Juneau, Dawes Glacier, Skagway and Prince Rupert, B.C., Canada. So, here are some pictures:


Hanging Peppers from Choice Produce & Peppers at Pike’s Market

Pike St. Market

Space Needle

Jeanne at Space Needle (barely)

Top of the Space Needle overlooking the pier

Steve and Jeanne from Space Needle

This is Seattle Grace Hospital from “Gray’s Anatomy”…Only it isn’t even a hospital! It’s Channel 4 News!

Seattle Grace--Fisher Plaza

Puget Sound

Puget Sound


Ketchikan, AK

Ketchican Steve from our balcony 1

Ketchican Jeanne & Seal

Somewhere between Ketchikan and Juneau

Evening cruise between Ketchikan & Juneau

Cruising from Juneau

Juneau, AK

Cruising after Juneau

Juneau, AK (4)

The Governor’s House (The big one in the middle)

Juneau, AK (8)

Dawes Glacier

Dawes Glacier (7)

from our balcony

Dawes Glacier (4)

Big iceberg

Iceberg near Dawes Glacier

Somewhere between the glacier and Skagway

Cruising to Skagway

Cruising to Skagway (2)

Skagway, AK

Skagway, AK

Skagway, AK (7)

Skagway, AK Jeanne & Steve - Copy

My favorite—A Quilt Shop!

Skagway, AK Quilt Shop

Prince Rupert, B.C., Canada

Prince Rupert, BC, Canada - Steve with Canadian Mountie

Prince Rupert, BC, Canada - Jeanne with Canadian Mountie

The Norwegian Star (our cruise ship)

Our little housekeeping guys made this cute monkey out of hand towels and a wash cloth and hung it in our bathroom our last day on the ship! The eyes are Andes mints.

Norwegian Star - Towel Monkey

This is the pretty atrium…looking down from an elevator. It was a beautiful ship!

Norwegian Star - Looking Down into the Atrium