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.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Zack Turns "14"

It really is amazing. I blinked my eyes and Zack was a teenager when I opened them. We celebrated his 14th birthday with ice cream cake; his favorite (just happens to be mine, too). Mom and Dad surprised him with a futon for his room. He was happy with their choice. I'm quite sure he had been hinting for one rather openly.  I think it is a totally awesome gift for a teenager's room. Now he has extra seating for his friends and a comfortable bed for a sleepover.

It was a great evening. Zack entertained us per usual. He has a great people personality and needs no prompting to share it.

Zack, keep that personality; play your music; follow your dreams. They are the main ingredients for your living a great life. And remember, Zack, Nana loves you more than love!!
Hugs and kisses,

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mother's Day ~ 2013

We always have a great time celebrating Mother's Day. This year we went to brunch at The Desmond. The food was great and there was far too much of it. Kristen's hair is growing back in. Hence, a great big smile on everyone's face. It was a special day for our family. We thanked God for Kristen's health and for His helping all of us get through the past year or so. Our family has been so blessed.

I was given an extra gift. When I went into the courtyard to get oodles of desserts, I was graced with the beautiful sound of a harp. Now, I know that was there especially for me:~)

And as you can see in my layout, great minds think alike. Kristen loves gnomes. Low and behold, she got two. The smaller one in soft, muted colors is from Shelley. The larger one dressed in bright, bold colors is from Connie. Who would think a gnome could be found boasting your very favorite saying, "Bite me!" Yes, our "sweet" Kristen retorts with this saying every chance she can. Connie always finds the most appropriate gifts.

We look forward to seeing where next Mother's Day will bring us!
Hugs and kisses,

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Zack's Spring Concert - May 2013

I know I have said it tons of times, but I have to reiterate how much I enjoy the end result of  Tamarac's  music program. Hard to believe there can be so many talented kids all under the roof of such a small, rural school.

Zack's biggest enjoyment to date is listening to, playing and writing music. And he is good; really good. Much of his talent is inherent. It just happened naturally. And he picked up the ball and ran with it. He played two solos in this concert. You know, of course, our family was just beaming with pride.

I had to include the bottom picture. It was taken the winter of 2006. Zack was six years old and what is he doing? Playing his first electric guitar.
Hugs and kisses,