Sunday, December 31, 2017


At some point I will be making A Place for Us private. It just seems important as the grandkids get older. I don't want my blog to infringe on their privacy but do want to continue it as a way of remembering the times in our family's life. 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!

Edited to add: someone commented to be added but it was received as 'anonymous' rather than from an email address so I can't add to approved list...
Also, I may have inadvertently emailed most of my contacts about this. If so, sorry for the tech fail!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

UGA/SC 24-10

The South Carolina game weekend didn't exactly go according to plan. The Berryman boys were sick and that put a wrinkle in things. It was sad that the young Bowers had to detour from staying with us (why get three more kids sick?) and it meant that Mack had to go to the game instead of being with Auntie Kate and the boys.
Mack and Emma lined up for refreshments.

The change in plans meant that I got to sit with Ellie.
(I did volunteer for Mack to join me!). Such a treat
to spend this one-on-one time with my oldest grandchild.

Dawgs before the game.

This fella was nearby; loved his savage shoulder pads
inspired by the Dawg defense. Those spikes were made
from styrofoam cones painted black!

Ellie cheered so hard; she MEANT
she was going to get on the scoreboard's
big screen AND she did. THREE times!

Uncle Jay caught some of her hard work from his seat!

Two good things: 
These boys really did not know what they missed (we might have failed to mention that Mack and the girls were in town!) AND they really didn't feel awful. 

Helping daddy put up the tailgate stuff.

Mia, please give my paci back!

Sunday, October 29, 2017


It was a good day!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time with Bryna

Someone special came to my house today! Bryna lives in California so we don't get to see each other often; so thankful for the hours we got to spend together today when she and her sister detoured on their way from Florida to Atlanta. Still making memories after all these years!

We've known each other a LONG time!

Good looking group of girls, right?

Not my most attractive look but the memories are priceless. 


Laughing so hard! 8-5-09
Love this friend!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Wednesday with Mack

While mama and daddy had parent-teacher conference, Mack and I had some great one-on-one time. His brain never stops. Ever. It's amazing and ever so entertaining. Love this kid.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Extended Additions

We've had a couple of wonderful new additions to our extended family this past week! Ashley's brother and his wife welcomed their first child on the 14th... 

Hardy with Grandma

...and my cousin Susan welcomed her first grandchild, a sweet baby girl, on the 18th.

Dallas with Susan ... wonder what her grandchildren
 (because I hope there will be more!) will call her.
So thankful for these two healthy babies!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Meet-Up, the cat edition

Scarlett had some company over today. Putter was being anti-social and didn't attend the party. He's not a fan of Mellow Yellow (the walk-on) and barely tolerates Bob from next door. This sort of thing has been going on for a couple of years now. 

Mellow, Bob, & Scarlett
Yes, only one of these cats is ours.
Putter was snoozing inside.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Ordinary Days

While their parents were in Napa Valley and San Francisco, I got to stay with these three. School, dance, soccer, tennis, gymnastics and more made for four wonderfully busy days. Thankfully, E.W. was able to spend the busiest afternoon with us and treated us to supper.

Being with the kids during their ordinary days makes for many opportunities to build relationships. So thankful for my time with them!  

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