Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Little Baby

Look at this little baby! He is only 10 weeks old. His name is Pickles and he is a pure-bred pug who belongs to Jamie's cousin's son and daughter-in-law.
Here he is cuddling with Allen.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Up to My Neck

Lately I feel like I am up to my neck in stuff. The stuff is both figurative and physical...and perhaps even imaginative. There is the physical stuff of my house. Time to have a yard sale? Or clean? Or lock my children up? And then there is the calendar clutter. Birthday invitations, soccer invitationals, doctor appointments, work, good-bye parties, running here and there. Is it time to just say no? Or hang it all up? Or just get through it? Then there is stuff to remember. Dr's appointments. Picking up the perscriptions. Call the UB med insurance office. The important information my husband told me. Time to get a day planner? Or a personal secretary? Or a test for Alzheimer's? ....Can anyone relate?

Friday, July 25, 2008

Too Cool

Here are 2 very cool uncles to that beautiful baby.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Play Pen

I just love this picture of Josh and his mommy playing.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Precious Piggies

I have always regretted that I did not take a picture of my own children's little baby feet. There is something so sweet about them.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Reminiscing a Hot and Sunny Day

Today it is kind of dull outside. Clouds and rain. This was not the case last week. These pictures are from Friday when I took the kids to our local beach at the lake.

As you can see from this picture, it was pretty busy there. This is my next door neighbor getting a cup full of water....
to help with the construction of this project he and Alicia are working on.
It was a really hot day. The kids seemed to really enjoy themselves in the sand and water.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Fun and Games

"Don't take my picture, Mommy!"

"I will have to tickle you, if you don't cooperate, Alicia."


"Ok, you have forced my hand."


Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Jamie has completed yet another triathlon. This is NOT a picture of that day. This was one taken on a day that he rode his bike from our town to my inlaw's house. About 35 miles. It was not his best ride. He was suffering from some cramping.
He has just gone to Quebec on a business trip. Too bad he does not speak French. I wish I could go on a trip to Quebec. I think Jamie and I could use a trip away together. Our relationship is suffering from "cramping" too. Too many mundane activities and daily worries cramping us.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The Mohawk Gang

This picture is from a few years ago. Getting a little dated, but I wanted to post it because it makes me happy. Growing up on Mohawk Street was wonderful...(most of the time). These are my sisters and a few "kids" from Mohawk St. Martha even ended up marrying one of the "kids." He was new in the neighborhood during our teens. From left to right: Rachel, me, Ruth, Adam, James, Martha. This was taken at Martha and James' house on the day we celebrated my parent's 50th wedding anniversary!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Good News

The good news is that I have gotten an A in both of the classes I took! Yippee! Other good news is that we are all healthy and happy. We are enjoying our summer so far. Hopefully it won't go by too fast. Here are my kids on my mother-in-law's swing on my inlaw's farm. Note my father-in-law's beloved tractor in the background.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

A Pretty View

I thought you might enjoy seeing the view from my inlaw's place. This is their driveway and straight ahead is another of the Finger Lakes. This one is Seneca Lake. There still is a lot of open farm country as you can see. If you go down this driveway and turn right...you will see a farm with a lot of black angus cattle. Down a little more, and you will see a neat and tidy Amish dairy farm. This was taken on Father's Day.
My paper is done and handed in!!!! Yeah!