Friday, December 30, 2011

Hannuhkah 2011




Tradition....as Sammy would say..."Mimi, we are going to have Chinese Food, light the candles (baruque a ta...) and get presents".....oh,yes!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays

wow.....just blew through November and December with no entries....life has been busy...my mom passed away on November 14...she was recovering from surgery and her heart just let go...very strange to say that i am an orphan at 61 years old but that is how i am feeling...my dad has been gone for 35 years and i still think of him often...i have been spending alot of time on collecting family information (ancestry.com) and my mom was filling in the blanks...i say to all of you that are reading this...start to ask the questions about your family from those seniors that are still with you!!!! it is important to pass this on to the next generations!

Happy Holidays and all  be safe and happy!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Happy Halloween

Due to the big storm on Halloween our town let the creepy go out for candy last night...and look what came to see us....they are so creepy i could just squeeze them.....

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy Birthday to Sam

            
Can you believe he is 3 years old??

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Where have I been?

I have been busy with "life"....need to get back on track with this blogger thing...i like looking back and reviewing my entries....here are the kids from today at the Topsfield Fair (MA):




Monday, August 1, 2011

WOW



has it been a month since i posted....getting lazy during these hot hot hot days!! Here are some great pictures of my JoJo and Sam at the beach!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me

I was 2 years old in this picture...where has all the time gone?

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day


My Father (William Wilson) and his brothers...this was an article in the Utica, New York Paper. Two sisters also served!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Happy Birthday JoJo

JoJo turned 6 yesterday....WOW...we took her to the Rain Forest Cafe for dinner and she was so surprised when they came out with this cake...she looked at her mom and said "is this for me?"...what a wonderful time we had...she said "this is the best day ever!"... Grandchildren can certainly melt your heart!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Turkey

Not the best picture but given that it was raining big time and i was in such a hurry to get a shot before this bird took flight (yes, turkeys do fly)i think it is pretty good....what a surprise...we were eating supper when Mike yells "look at that"...thought he was referring to maybe a bunny or the male cardinals that like to frequent the bird feeders...boy was i excited...grabbed the camera and ran out onto the deck...he jumped the bushes into the neighbor's yard...hope he comes back with his family...

Friday, April 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Sarah

Sarah is 35 on Saturday.....when did she become older than me??!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

JoJo

Papa took JoJo to see Nancy Schon yesterday....What a treat!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Passover Seder

Sam was facinated with the Seder Lamb Bone








A Great Passover Seder.....the kids were wonderful....the company great! (Rebecca, Shawn, Mike, Me, the kids, Aunt Barb and Great Grandma Ruth)..... the food was Amazing...Thanks Rebecca!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

In Your Back Yard


Here is my Sarah at a Private Estate outside of Miami, Fla...she has trouble even looking at my dogs..LOL.....

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Rutland, Vermont

mike and i did a day trip to Rutland ,Vt our home town....mike visited with old high school friends for lunch and i had lunch with my mother and aunt....beautiful drive and once we hit Vermont and saw those Green Mountains a warm feeling just ran thru me....first time back since mike's  family does not live there (his mom moved down near us in october)...my mom is 81 and is doing well but this whole trip pushed home that we are all getting older and things do change...going to make the trip more often...next time will stay longer and visit with other members of my family...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Another Birthday

Here is my Rebecca with her husband....Today she is 38 years old....When did that Happen!!!????

Monday, March 7, 2011

Birthday

Mike is 62 today.....that means i am not that far behind....to think i started dating him at age 14...WOW! He looks good!! here he is at Yellowstone this past summer!! Happy Birthday Michael!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Roof

well....about 8 men are all over my roof....replacing the top and replacing all the wood under the gutters....and the dogs are barking....and i will not go crazy....This was contracted before we had all that snow...it is amazing that they can find a place for their ladders to do this job....Tons of stuff just fell to the ground...and the dogs started up again...But just think...one thing on the long "to do list" will be done...than we are going to have to have the ceilings repaired in the two downstairs rooms that were damaged because of ice damns.....and the list goes on.....

Here is a layout from the second lesson from Jessica's Class...i am behind but that is ok....this one had so many new techniques that i had to take it slow....love these classes!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Brain was Challenged

WoW....this advanced class for digital scrapbooking is FABULOUS...every turn was a new learning experience!! Love Jessica's Classes!! and Love Photoshop!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Ice on Roof

Two men are now on my roof trying to break up all the ice!! Water came dripping from my bathroom cieling and the corner of my computer room (not near the computer..thank you) this weekend..Mike has been removing the snow from the front with a roof rake after each storm...(snow is up to his waist so not a fun thing to do)...and more snow/rain coming tonight....i can't wait until Spring!!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow and Swim

9 feet snow banks doesn't stop JoJo from her swimming lessons.....she is like a fish...amazing!!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Elmo and Grover!!

I think they enjoyed the show and especially before the show when they could meet these guys for pictures!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Bunnies



Rebecca took these great pictures of the kids this morning...don't you just love them!!

Snow Day

Mike looking for his car....