Monday, December 31, 2018


At some point I will be making A Place for Us private. It just seems important as the grandkids get older.If you're among the few who want access, I am happy to put you on the approved list; text/call/comment to let me know. Thanks!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

One Proud Aunt

Yes, I stole this photo from her Instagram!
So proud of our niece, who is in Korea covering the Olympic Games for the Boston Globe. Could not be any prouder of this accomplished woman!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Weekend in Virginia

We've been planning a trip to Virginia to celebrate Sister Sue's big birthday; it's been too long since we made that trip. 

You can count on I-95 being ridiculous. We just missed being ahead of a
traffic management blockage. 

Half an hour of this was no fun, but at least it wasn't due to an accident. 

This was the situation in my lap the entire weekend.
Without any encouragement, I might add. 

This little chickie has more energy than all the rest  of us
put together. So cute. Her brother was there, too, he was
too cool to hang with us and so there's no picture of him. 

Sadly, we never even got a picture of Sue and me together.
Did get this one of the brain trust.

Big outing to the book store!

Delicious food all weekend; Sue's birthday dinner was
particularly fabulous. Following family tradition, I took
 this picture to share with the ones not there!
We love being with the Virginia people and can't wait for them to come down here in a couple of months!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Tis the season...

Both girls are playing. Here are some pics of one of Ellie's games. Joe was in town so he went with us and Mack was a big fan of that. 

A few days later we went down to one of Emma's game. We're all a little shocked at how fierce she is on the court!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Two weeks ago we had a light snow; today we had a just a teasing of snow in with the morning's 'wintery mix' before the sun came out.

The Athens folks got some this time, too.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Not as much fun as it could have been.

team photo

Headed to the game.

We got in line at 5:15 and it took us an hour and 15 minutes to get inside
(thankfully E.W. had bought umbrellas for our group).
Worth & Ashley waited two hours and barely made it in time for
the 8:15 kickoff. This picture from another fan
 shows a little of the scene around 8:00.
Leaving was almost as crowded (I think they had four doors?).

Using screenshots of our tickets was key;
some people had trouble due to wifi issues at the Benz.

Smiles at halftime; we were up 13-0.

Sadly, the final score was not in our favor but what an amazing season for the Dawgs just two years into the Smart era!


Wednesday, January 3, 2018


It didn't last long but any snow in our area is a big deal!

South of us they had a little more to work with! Stole this picture from their mama; precious, right? 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Rose Bowl

No words, except Go Dawgs!

Oh, and this was the scene at my house during the first half! 

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