Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Our Brief Holiday in Virginia

Ann-Marie and I thought taking a smzll trip would be really fun and it was except for.....aggravating air travel which included delayed or cancelled flights, baggage fee, no snacks and costly extras. I used to love to fly but it is truly a challange for even a seasoned traveller. We went to the Outlets in Williamsburg and did some shopping and then had lunch at Barrett's which used to be really good but not so much this time. Virginia Beach was the next day and visiting a stitch shop is always a treat. It just happens that this will be where a stitching retreat will be held in October...fun times. Always fun though to be with family and Tom and Sue are the hosts with the most.....southern hospitality!!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2009


I have had a fun time overnight with my beautiful granddaughter, Mackenzie. We went to McGregor's for dinner last night with Ann-Marie and then opted to watch a movie at home as there wasn't much at the theater. Today we had a yummo breakfast and then off to Marketplace Mall and a little side excursion to the BIG super WalMart...Yahoo! Just hanging out until her Mom picks her up...love her to bits!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Welcome Home for Mom and Dad

Today is the long awaited return of Jeff and Kacey and the kids are very e xcited about their arrival. We have been busy making special treats for Jeff...huge chocolate chip cookies, and Mackenzie decorated the cookie box. For Kacey, Caroline made a card and we also bought a beautiful primrose the same color as the flowers on the card. R.J. on the other hand wanted to go to the antique store and he purchased a double decker bus and he is happy as can be with his purchase. All's well that ends well!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Day in the Life of.......Grandma

Well, a typical day with the "grands" this week

  • Breakfast....Poached Eggs, bacon, stawberries, banana chocolate-chip bread
  • Off to Marion...drop off Caroline at Hanna's for her school project

  • Lunch at Kacey's with the remaining 3 grands

  • Pick up Caroline at Hanna's

  • Return to Alberta Drive and pick up gift cards for Barnes and Noble

  • Barnes & Noble to get R.J.'s book Adirondack Kids, Caroline and Madison also got books

  • Return home for a short time to re-group

  • Dinner tonight at Penfield Country Club...Ann-Marie joins us

  • Criminal Minds at 9P.M.

  • Bedtime at 10P.M.

February 10th, 2009 ---Haircuts

Last week was really exciting....Madison had her first ever haircut! That's five years of beautiful curls...Her Mom also got a beautiful haircut...nice and short and looks soooo nice on her.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009
Things seem to be getting back to normal.......Madison is back in nursery school, errands are completed each day and this is the month for all the MD checkups...... sure hope all goes well for another year! I am starting to get my act together for setting things aside for the two week stay in California at the end of this month. I find weekends are critical for preparing for anything, mainly because the week flies by....

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Dismanteling Christmas

Sunday, January 4, 2009
The Christmas season is offcially over for me. Today I start to get back to normal, whatever that is! Maureen's birthday marks the end to all the feverish entertaining in my world. It is time to disassemble all the Christmas decorations and put the house back together. It's also a great time to organize and get rid of stuff that is no longer needed or used......New Year's resolution....clean out the basement!!!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Birthday Bash for Maureen

Today is my baby's birthday...Maureen is 38 years old....Yikes, how time does fly! The family is gathering tonight for her birthday dinner.

  • Pork tenderloin
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Hybrewster carrots
  • Asparagus
  • Red cabbage
  • Carmaelized apples
  • Mini chocolate cake and ice cream

My darlings Mackenzie and Caroline assisted me in preparing this dinner....aren't I lucky!