Sunday, September 24, 2017

Project Life May 2017

I've got some serious catching up to do and I plan on it.

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It's hard to go back months ago before Kitty passed away. Always brings tears to my eyes. Winston too.
As always..

Island Bunco..

Hi! Sorry I've been MIA again. My life! It gets in my way! Too many things I want to do vs have to do. I'm sure you get it.

One thing I wanted to do and I did was I went to Kelley's Island and played bunco with my girlfriends. Molly, one of the ladies in our group, owns a beautiful home on the island. We went there last year to play, and it was decided that since we had soooo much fun, we're going to make it a yearly thing, Bunco on the island. This time we decided to get creative too. A few of us who stayed a night or two painted rocks and then Molly, Bev, Joan and I made new name tags for everyone..for all 16 ladies in our group. We tried to make them fitting of their likes and personalities. Wow did we have fun!!

Molly's beautiful home (photo taken last year when it was hotter than hell)
Our Bunco group at dinner (those that could make it).
Barbie and Joanie getting ready at the Head table.

Having fun on the island, eating, shopping etc.
Two of my besties...Joanie and Bev
Searching for "the" perfect rock to paint.
Here's some of our creativity at work painting rocks...

Molly, "Oh, I think it's going to look mighty nice".

Bev, "I'm just not sure".

Deb, "ugh, decisions-decisions".
Arlene, "if you just hold your brush steady".
Some masterpieces..

Paul actually found this rock at home and thought it looked like a boat. He asked if I'd paint it for him :)

Then on Sunday, working on the new name tags..

We LOVE them! We're very proud of ourselves :)
Me trying to take a selfie. My arms are just too short LOL.

As always...

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Our 2017 Vacation with the grands...

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After playing and editing a lot..I noticed I forgot some photos that should have made the slideshow. The other rock Emmy painted. It's awesome. She painted the eagle and also a strawberry. The rock was the perfect shape..

There was a magician at the campground and Emmy got picked to go up and help.

Notice the birthday bag on the table? 

Our neighbors at the campground, Nicole, Colleen and Leo were so sweet they bought Emmy presents!! Campground peeps are the best peeps!

We hope Logan and Emmy enjoyed themselves and had as much fun as we did!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

This and that for July

Hi.  Recently I found a painted rock. I was pretty excited about it as I've seen some friends on Facebook that have found these rocks that brought a smile to their face.

On the back was a tag that said to please take a picture, post it on the group on FB and rehide it for someone else to enjoy.
Then I found another..

Paul ran in a 5K walk/run race called the Kerstetter Race. James Kerstetter was an officer killed in a neighboring town and every year they have a race and the proceeds go to the James A. Kerstetter Memorial Scholarship Fund. On a side note, James had the Top Driver award at the police academy and every year since his death, his mom presents the award to the winner that year. Jennifer when she graduated received the award from James mom. Very emotional and proud day that was. 
Paul did very well in his race, coming in 4th in his age group.

In this pic he spotted Bentley and was trying to get his attention. 

And this pic too.
Our nephew Jakadien ran in the race too.

My guy after the race with his medals :)
While Paul was on his run, Bentley and I went for a walk. I spotted a rock on our walk! 

Bentley spotted it too. It says "Reach for the stars". 
So, I decide to paint one of my own and I think we're all going to paint rocks next weekend on our Island Bunco weekend! Since I found the rock on our camping trip, I decided to paint a little camper on it..

I'm pretty proud of the little bugger.
Logan and Emmy are here for a couple weeks and I got Emmy into the rock painting bug too, but she wants to keep hers..I don't blame her a bit as they're awesome! 

It's fun to find rocks that have a shape that you can visualize what it could be. I think Jessie found the strawberry looking rock but didn't Emmy do an amazing job? And the bald eagle..NICE! 

Our little Bentley
I swear this little dog and his underbite looks like he's smiling all the time! LOL. Logan asked me about it the other day. Wondering why he has it etc. I explained that just like people, no two dogs are alike and although he has an underbite, he's still Bentley. Logan thinks it's adorable :)

It was Dan's birthday so Paul and I went to Toledo to help celebrate! We ate at his favorite restaurant and they had an awesome divider made out of pictures of windows!! I fell in love!!

I think I could make this!
I will post pics of our vacation with the grands soon. I may break it up into parts because as you know me..I take a lot of pictures. 

As always! 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Goodbye Kitty...

you will be greatly missed! We had to say goodbye to another best friend. Kitty was the most gentle, loving cat I've ever met. He slept with me every night. He went on walks with us when we took Winston and recently Bentley.  He would always be there to greet us when we came back from a run..Hell, he'd go with you if you let him! He was a great mouser, even caught one yesterday.

But recently he had a difficult time with his mouth full of cancer. Paul and I are both glad we made the decision in February NOT to put him through surgery and his vet agreed. He had a few really good months left. I'm heartbroken for what he went through, bless his heart! But I'm at peace with letting him go. If we had kept him any longer, it would have been selfish of us to put him through the kind of life he would have had just to keep him around for a week or two longer. He had a wonderful 14 years with us!

Rest in peace my friend. Give Winston a BIG kiss from me!!

Still thinks he fits in the basket
and still!

Sleeping on Grandma Dory's lap

Greeting dad as he's back from a run..with geese?
Coming along on a walk with Bentley

You will be dearly missed my loving friend! XOXO