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!

Friday, March 2, 2018

While mama's away...

Ashley had a conference and I got to help out with these three. They are so much fun these days! 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

New to Me!

Not one picture of it but the Junebugs were able to be together for an early birthday celebration for Mary Ann.  It involved tacos, beer, and key lime cupcakes. Yum. We decided that now that our baby, Sylvia, is retiring, we can go to the beach in the fall instead of the summer, so I guess we are now the Septemberbugs. We have fun wherever and whenever we are together. 

A by-product of the visit was that I got new lamps! The friend that had them didn't need them and gave them back to Mary Ann, who then passed them on to me...and I love them!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Here and There

Kate was home this weekend to help with a shower for a sweet friend getting married. At the same time, Worth and his crew were spending the weekend at her house and the farm (and even swung by to see mama!). Timing is everything, right? She was able to wait until Saturday to come so she did get to see them Friday night along with the Summers family. Yep, at one point there were nine children in her house, all younger than ten years old. Thank goodness for the playroom. 

I took the first picture; the rest were shamelessly borrowed!

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.

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