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Cousin Camp 2015

All PostsCousin Camp in Winter Park, Summer 2015I would have loved to have been able to be there and enjoy seeing them all together. I hope they continue to enjoy each other's company as they grow up.

After the Ball

I wonder what she's thinking... Not many good shots from this year's dance recital. The lighting is difficult, to say the least. But, I do like this one.

OLLI: Writing our lives

The is the 3rd or 4th time round that I have taken part in the "Writing Our Lives" class offer through our local OLLI@Auburn organization (Osher Lifelong Learners Institute at Auburn). I'm just a beginner! The class is filled with people who have been there for many...

Thanksgiving in Birmingham

The clan convened at Marie's house for Thanksgiving this year. The Day included 4 generations (from my mother down to my grandchildren, and a couple of grand-dogs). The day after, while David went hunting with Kevin, we took the girls to the park. The sky was gray,...
Instant Pot Steel cut Oats

Instant Pot Steel cut Oats

This method takes only a bit less time, but you don’t have to babysit it. Put it in the Instant Pot, set the timer, come back later when it’s all done. I make 3-4 servings at a time, then reheat in the microwave.

Christmas in Florida

Christmas in Florida

BlogThe "boys" got a little crazy on Christmas Day. Sad to say "2 hour delivery" was not available on Christmas Day....

The Princess and the Artist

The Princess and the Artist

I think Ella (the princess) will give her Papa fits when she is 15 or 16... and Lily (the artist) will have led the way! We travelled for holidays this year. Thanksgiving was spent in Florida with David and family. The girls shared their many interests with us:...

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Summer in Maine

Summer in Maine

Marie, Genevieve and Lily at Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Lily had a grand time using the iPad2 as her personal camera and photo editing device. I have no idea where Ella was when this picture was taken... or Michelle or Shawn. I didn't take nearly as many photos as I...

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Presents Are for Tasting

Presents Are for Tasting

It was Genevieve's first Christmas. The part that was celebrated in Birmingham included opening gifts over at Uncle Dan and Auntie Shawn's house. However, it seems that paper is meant to be ripped off of the gift and then tasted. Over and over again.

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Sleepy Claw

Sleepy Claw

Aren't smart phones like the iPhone or Droid neat? Kevin sends us the "Picture of the Day" from his iPhone several times a week. When we were up in Birmingham last week we noticed that Genevieve works hard to free her hands before she settles in to sleep. Hence, "The...

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Brevard Zoo

Brevard Zoo

Zoos are one of my favorite excursions. That makes it nice because Lily and Ella enjoy spending time at the Brevard Zoo near their home. Most trips include feeding the birds, trying to feed the giraffes and a visit to the petting zoo and play area. So -- in March,...

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Girltalk

Girltalk

Two of my girls discussing life... Auntie Marie and Lily seem to be discussing deep things in life -- are the rolypolys dead or asleep? Where can we find more of them? Is the sky blue? Can we blow more bubbles?

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