Monday, December 11, 2017

It was amazing...

December 1, 2017
Tony and Mindy became Mr. and Mrs...
It was a beautiful wedding!
I'll fill in the details soon...
We just got back from the cruise last night and I'm trying to play catch up!

Friday, December 01, 2017

Every Year/Today's the day!

Every year, about this time we get a box delivered to our house.
It looks like this...


No, this is the box from 2014...looks much the same as 2015 and 2016...
It's a Christmas gift from Mr K's patent attorney!
In 2014, it looked like this...
I didn't bother to photograph 2015.
Last year, I swore off sugar (and tons of other junky foods).
It came, I saw and I DID NOT taste it at all.
Didn't really bother me, nor did the huge bag of Swedish Fish that Mr K got me for Christmas...
This year, Locklan and I were home alone when the FedEx man came...
I knew what it was and was not going to open it but he insisted!
Inside the box that looked much like this...
was this!!!
There were assorted chocolates,
chocolate covered pretzels...
and a big slab of chocolate with the name of the firm on it!
Finally...we got our chocolate box and I used it!
or rather, Locklan used it...
For a (reading) bed!
No sugar for me since December 14, 2017
Today makes it 353 days!
Now, on the other's the big day...
Tony and Mindy's wedding day!
I'm so excited!
Stay tuned for the details!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Oh my!

I got these photos from Andy and Ashley the other day...
They were at the tree farm...
The same Christmas Tree farm Mark and I always took the boys to when they were young!
Other than the fact that Andy used a chain saw,
it was so much the same!
When I saw this photo of the tree on the back of Ashley's jeep I did say oh-oh...
But Andy's spatial perception has always been good...
(not like his mother who once got a school bus stuck on a
 bridge that was at the bottom of a steep hill )
So I was shocked when he sent me this photo...
and told me that this was taken AFTER he cut 12" off!
Oh well!?!
'Tis the season!
Getting there!  Locklan is getting excited and so am I!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Baby Mango?

Ashley recently posted this on Facebook:
Amazing to think that in 19 or so weeks, this mango-sized bundle of joy
will become a full size pooping machine!
I remember when I was expecting Andy...
The first time I checked the book said:
Your baby is the size of a lima bean and has lips.
From that moment until we met him face to face
we referred to him as Beanie!
I'm getting so excited!

Monday, November 27, 2017

It figures!

I'm up and at it early...
It's still (as Locklan says) darking  outside...
It's Monday, the wedding is Friday...
And I am sick!
I have a wicked sore throat, runny nose, everything hurts...
Oh well, it's not about me, it's about Tony and Mindy.
While Mindy, her mother and aunt were out doing girly pampering things (like massages and pedicures)  yesterday,
Tony came to do guy things (like watch football and talk sports stats) with Ron...
Tony was sick!
Go figure!
On a brighter note...
is what's trying to lure me back into bed this morning!
Mom and dad worked the earliest shit this morning, so he came to spend the night!
After his bath, when he was all warm and cuddly,
we jumped into grandma's bed to get under the "awesome" blanket and read.
That was at 9.  When I woke again at 3AM, I decided to break all rules
 and just cuddle for the rest of the night!
Life is good!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Leaf Me Alone!

We don't have a tree in our backyard...
The neighbors around us have many.
Our back yard is fenced in...
Can you say Leaf Collection Site?'s all good...
The leaves collect in the back yard and on our patio
but having a son in the lawn care business makes it all okay!
The other day, Andy and his sidekick, Locklan came over to do the second leaf-sweep of the season...
Andy did the grunt work and Locklan supervised
and handled the heavy equipment!
Isn't he a hoot?!?
Andy would get a shovel full of leaves and Locklan would blow them off.
Andy's back pack leaf blower is much too heavy for Locklan to move...
It didn't seem to bother him!
Andy is so patient.
Last week, Andy, Ashley, Locklan,
Mr K, Tony and Mindy went out to dinner
and on to watch my nephew, Tyler's hockey game.
Remember this historic game from a few years ago?
Tony has retired, but Tyler is still playing!
Locklan enjoyed working the crowd more than the enjoyed the hockey game...
But we had a great time!
Now for the 'no photo' section...
Last night Andy, Tony, Mindy, Locklan, Mr K and I headed down to my mom's for a pizza
party.  There we met Michael and Catherine and my cousin Mark and his wife Anne who were in from Chicago.
I love getting together with my family!
Now, it's time to get dressed for church.
God is good, ALL of the time!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

This is how it's done...

Occasionally, when they are easy on time,
Andy and Locklan will stop on their way to my house in the morning...
For Donuts, of course...
The donut of choice is one with sprinkles...

I did not take this photo.  Photo credit goes to
Locklan LOVES sprinkles...
This is how donuts with sprinkles should be eaten...
Photo credit goes to
Yes, I took this photo, just after Locklan said they are done!
Gotta love him!
He's such a blessing in my life!