This is my second blog written to capture memories made with our grandchildren. The link to my first blog, "Meet Our Grandchildren," is listed below in the right hand column. Hope you have time to read some of it. Our journey to becoming grandparents has been full of adventure and much love.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Middle School Christmas Concert ~ 2012

Tamarac's Middle School concert was every bit as entertaining as in past years. The children were dressed in their finest and sung out clearly and strong. Then the band had their turn. It is so great to hear  how the band improves from one year to the next. I was disappointed when the night ended. I was ready to sit and enjoy the evening for much longer.

Uncle Corey, where are the pictures of the band? You were in charge of my camera!
Hugs and kisses,

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Polar Express Train Ride ~ 2012

This is our second year riding the Polar Express to the North Pole. It was every bit as exciting as the first trip. The conductor made us feel right at home. Santa gave each of us a magic bell. Each time we saw the Hobo, we would ring it like crazy. Then up the conductor would get to grab him hoping to put him off the train. He never really accomplished that fete. We enjoyed our hot chocolate and cookies served by the pretty elves while The Polar Express book was read to us.

As you can see, Emily and Alex enjoyed their ride to the fullest. Don't worry, Santa, we will be back next year!!
Hugs and kisses,

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kristen and her Awesome Team

Every parent knows their children are special. And all children are. When Kristen, our child, was diagnosed with breast cancer, I felt our world more vulnerable than I could ever have imagined. I had all I could do to keep my emotions in control. I had to stay positive; Kristen expected this of everyone around her. And as I watched her friends and family stand together to help our daughter and her family in every way they could, I was so proud to know so many others saw Kristen as the special person she is. They jumped on board to lighten the weight on Kristen and Corey's shoulders.

Eighty people gathered to walk for Team Kristy on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in October. Everyone smiled, laughed, showed nothing but positive feelings. Our friends prayed for Kristen, many in prayer groups. We all kept our God and His saints very busy listening to our plea. It is my belief that satan walks the earth bringing bad things to good people. It is also my belief the strength and love of  Team Kristy and so many others overtook satan. We are too strong for him. And he fled.

On Wednesday, December 12th (12/12/12), Kristen was told she is cancer free!
Hugs and kisses,

Monday, December 3, 2012

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer ~ Team Kristy

October 21st was our first "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk. It was held in Washington Park in Albany, NY. Eighty some, mainly comprised of friends of Kristen, Corey, Kara and Emily, walked for Team Kristy.
Hugs and kisses,