Irish Garden House
A bit of our story . . . hopefully in a few words,
I guarantee many pictures.
Mister Irish Garden House guy will start us off with a photo
from the annual Kiwanis Children's Party.
Guess who was first to sit on Santa's lap!
Next you will see us enjoying fondue
at my daughter and son in laws home.on Christmas Eve
We have been enjoying this
tradition together for several years.
Steak, meat balls, veggies are some of our favorites.
Grandson Tyler, SIL Mike, Jordon and his friend McKenna
Mike and Linda, Mike's parents
Other family gatherings happened here this past weekend.
Guess who also stopped by!
I was very happy to see and be with
Great Grand Oakland.
I had fun searching for a holiday dress for her
. . . which she wore for about twenty minutes.
Crawling requires proper clothing, not a dress because
the knees can't move fast enough when stuck inside a dress!
Oakland enjoyed crawling everywhere . . .
we all spent some time on the floor with her!
DIL Sue with baby Oakland
DIL Sue, granddaughter Amanda, grandson Cody
my kiddos, Suzie and Scott
peek a boo
Grandpa Mike keeping an eye on her
peek a boo one more time
grandson Jordon, Snickers and a little bit of Mia
Granny Suzie and Oakland
this little one can
Scott and wiggle worm
laughter, visiting, gifts, fun
cropped her photo for a close up
her busy little fingers, big round expressive eyes, chattering away, crawling, climbing
did I say . . . I love her
gatherings with family members and friends on various days and evenings, here and away, long walks on clear, snowless roads and paths, listening to music, church services, singing carols, food planning, preparing, cooking, grazing . . .
repeat that again and again.
Although we have enjoyed our happy days
we realize these aren't always happy days for everyone.
We have friends and family members who are
grieving the deaths and tender losses of loved ones.
Jack and I think of each of them and keep them in our caring.
Someone Is Standing Outside,
Invite them In,