Now I wish all a Happy New Year...I think we all need it.... including our country.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
The baptism party after was fun, especially sneeking a little frosting off the cake. Who's the guilty one for that, grandpa?
The two are baptised.
Father, Godfather, Grandfather and baby Kate
Hi all, long time no post! Well on the 14th of December we went to Ct. for baptisms of 2 of our grandchildren. It was beautiful and Liam was like a little gentleman and Kate just an angel. We also celebrated Christmas while there and had a really great time. It seems like little Kate is going to have red hair like her brother. So, here's a few photos.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
|You Are Cherry Pie|
At times, you seem a bit naive, simple, and innocent.
But at second glance, you are sensual, seductive, and even a little naughty.
You have people fooled - at least you'd like to think so.
Those who like you enjoy a contradiction.
Either that, or they can't really make up their minds about what they want.
And you can usually give people what they want... as long as you're in the mood.
You've been known to be quite tempestuous, and pleasing others is not high on your list of priorities.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thanksgiving is coming...and since it is, I reflect on all things I am thankful for. That I can say my belief in God and Jesus as my savior. My wonderful husband and friend Tom. My children and grandchildren. My family and friends. My health and happiness. My country the United States. My home and the security from the cold, wind and rain it provides. My life in general. AND turkey on thanksgiving day with all the fixin's. So there you have it. Remember now all the things you are thankful for, not just on Thanksgiving but, everyday. A Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
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Halloween at our house is a must, as you can see from the past in the last post. My husband takes it very seriously or should I say very Halloweenie!! He goes all out and I am all out by the time it is over and then the packing up begins. Today I am just plain tired. So, 50 plus kids hit the door between 6:30 and 8:30. One little boy who reminds me of the LDS commercial-the one who talks so fast about going for pancakes-came by himself and was not to awfully brave in doing so. He did get in the door with the strobe lights, devil flying up as the door opened, and the fog filling up the kitchen and said those 3 little words,,Trick or Treat in a shaky little voice. Then he started talking wildly fast and I didn't understand a word he said. As he left the door to the porch, I let out my witches cackle and I heard him exclaim as he hit the porch door "Don't do that, it freaks me out!" I understood that.
By quarter of 9, Tom and I turned out the lights and..then..and...well, get your mind back to Halloween......we went trick or treating!! For the first time since we have been married!! It's always been staying here to take care of those trick or treaters and in the past we have had an "after the candy handing out" an adult buffet dinner party. So, last night was our first. We only went to 3 houses, but what can I say..3 more than last year!! Please enjoy our smilebox video and forgive me if I give you the finger..a bloody one. I told a group of older teenagers this story; Setting the scene: In my witchie cackling voice I told them that I had a gift for them.
I had one of them lift the lid of the little box I was holding. As he did I said "I was cutting up my pumpkin for Halloween I cut my finger clean off." When he got a good look at the finger, I wiggled it! I told them then that when I got my Jack-o-lantern finally carved, it took one look at my bloody stump and it puked all over. As they left the front door..in my witches voice.."Be good children and don't let just anybody give you the finger, like I just did!!" They laughed and laughed all the way off the porch. Until, Tom pulled up Charlie the Pumpkin Head's hand from inside and spoke through the outside speaker and said "Happy Halloween" in a spooky voice. Shrieks were heard from two teenage girls as they ran to the road. Tom had the last laugh. You can see the pukin pumpkin in the video and I spelled it wrong.
PS. We bought the pumpkins. We didn't raise them. They were a cross between a gourd and pumpkin and as hard as they were, we were lucky neither of us didn't cut something off!!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Kate and Great Grandma and Grandpa
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
The Lochridge Family-unseen baby Kate
The Pike Family-kids are much older now & Gabriella's missing
Gabriella Grace-alittle over 1 wk old at Christmas
Yep, number 7 is due any day. We will be heading for Connecticut perhaps this week end. Baby Kate was not supposed to come until October 17th but, she will decide and she's getting mighty ready from the last report. So, Liam's baby sister will be a welcomed joy as is Liam. Gosh, I just wish we could all get together for Christmas here one year. We did a summer vacation year before last and had such a good time. But, I long for the kids to come back home for the holidays. My dream will come true, maybe in a few years and grandpa's Lionel will toot it's way under the tree for over 50 years and we will celebrate together the birth of our savior. Wouldn't it be loverly?
Friday, September 26, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked, 'How old was your husband?' '98,' she replied. 'Two years older than me' 'So you're 96,' the undertaker commented. She responded, 'Hardly worth going home, is it?
Reporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman: 'And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?' the reporter asked. She simply replied, 'No peer pressure.'
The nice thing about being senile is you can hide your own Easter eggs.
I've sure gotten old! I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends. But, thank God, I still have my driver's license.
I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. But, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.
An elderly woman decided to prepare her will and told her preacher she had two final requests. First, she wanted to be cremated, and second, she wanted her ashes scattered over Wal-Mart. 'Wal-Mart?' the preacher exclaimed. 'Why Wal-Mart?' 'Then I'll be sure my daughters visit me twice a week.
My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.
**Know how to prevent sagging? Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.**
It's scary when you start making the same noises as your coffee maker.
These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says, 'For fast relief.'
THE SENILITY PRAYER : Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.
Always Remember This: You don't stop laughing because you grow old, You grow old because you stop laughing.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Sometimes healing comes from the outside in. For the past two mornings as I pulled the shade on the front, it was if I had opened a stage curtain. The view was very special to me and gave me a boost for the day. I haven't been able to do much yet, walk some, sit some (doctors orders-not more than a half hour at a time) and lay down. As I lay down I could still see out the front window and for hours the morning glories lived up to their name. I pondered and the verse came to mind from the Bible about "consider the lilies". So, I consider the Glories!! Thus, I am healing from the outside in as well as inside out. So, I share with you my view, from the inside out and outside in! Outside my window and inside me.