Friday, November 1, 2013

Zac Brown - Free

A few years ago, my son, Scott, gave me a Zac Brown Band CD and it's turned into one of my favorites... ever!  


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Happy birthday, Alex!!!

Alex is a

T * E * E * N * A * G * E * R
He's also one of my favorite people in the world!   Just thinking about him makes me smile! 
Alex is smart... kind... sensitive.. handsome... with great instincts and much better judgement that you would expect from someone so young.   Alex is a treasure!

So.... what did Alex get for his birthday?  He got something he's wanted for a long time.  Alex did the research.  Alex verified all of the information.  Alex found the dog and Alex found the money (Okay.. most of the money)!  All of his work paid off.  Meet Coco ----

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Happy Birthday, Crystal!

Today is Crystal's birthday!  There is no one else in the world like Crystal!  "They" say that people are like snowflakes and that there are no two exactly alike.  Crystal is the working example of that.   We adore her because she is soooo Crystal!

I hope your day is beyond wonderful, Crystal!  You are SO loved!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Happy Birthday, Bryce!!!!

Eight years old!   Imagine!

Bryce called me this morning to wish me a happy Grandparent's Day.  I, in turn, wished him a very happy birthday and then I sang the birthday song to him.  (a dreaded tradition)

In response, Bryce sang me his own version of "Happy Grandparent's Day"... complete with a "cha-cha-cha" ending!   Obviously, his version was much more original than mine and it's always a treat to hear him sing!  

I asked Bryce what he did for his birthday.   He was excited to tell me, but as they say, a picture is worth 1,000 words.

Birthday Mini-Golf
Birthday Fishing
Looks like a winner of a birthday to me!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday dear Bryce Austin McKinnon
Happy birthday to you!!!!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Jeep Brothers

Scott sold his blue "girl car" (Just because it had 256,000 miles?  Really???)  and needed a replacement.   Maybe that was just an excuse to buy a long-wanted Jeep?  Maybe?

This picture is worth the price of the Jeep.

Happy Jeeping, boys!!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Let the Little Girl Dance

Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!

Brynn has been eagerly waiting for the day that she could go to dance class for the first time and today is the day!

Her other grandparents dropped her off at dance camp this morning and managed to get this picture before they left...

Brynn is the blonde to the left of the teacher - in the pale pink tutu, black top and happy smile.

Once they mastered sitting in a circle (Notice the dots.  How cute is that???), the level of difficulty increased...

Obviously this child is extremely talented with the perfect personality to become an amazing dancer!

I am SO blessed to have this child in my life.  Her presence brightens every corner of my life.

Friday, July 19, 2013

A Born Natural!

Richard, Julie and the kids went to the beach this past weekend for a "long weekend" vacation.  While the little ones napped in the afternoon, Richard and Kate had adventures!  Playing miniature golf was one of Kate's favorite things to do.

Richard caught this on his phone....

Kate's hole in one!
(She had four that day!)

Kate told her dad the she was focused.  We love Kate's intensity.  (You don't suppose she inherited that trait from her father, do you?)
Let me 'splain about another time I wondered that same thing this past spring/summer....
Kate played softball this spring and loved it!  One afternoon, Richard was on his way "out" and before he left, Kate asked him if she could practice "hitting" while he was gone.  Of course, Dad said "sure".
So, as the story was told to me... Kate was still hitting balls off of a tee into a net when Richard returned home.  At first I thought... "Wow!   Kate is pretty competive to do that on her own without prompting from her dad/coach."
THEN I thought.... "How interesting that she had a bucket of balls... a batting tee... and a net.  Do you suppose someone pretty competitive supplied those things???"
"Nuff said!
(Is she about the cutest thing ever???)