Friday, September 11, 2009
We've had a fairly good summer, all considered. Alex did break his collar bone right after school got out then he ran into a bar and cut his forehead requiring 13 stitches. But that was the extent of the drama for the summer. Not perfect, but not horrible either. Thom consented to TWO mini vacations. One weekend at the cabin and the other a weekend in Yellowstone. We camped in Mom and Dad's new 5th wheel and had a wonderful time. Allison, Sarah, Alex and I took a 15 mile bike ride on the Hiawatha trail and had a BLAST. Allison and I took a hike to Morrell Falls. 5 miles round trip. We've hosted Pug club nearly every Sunday this summer and count 13 pugs as members. So fun to see them all running around playing and having a great time. I've also enjoyed getting to know their owners. We hosted the 3rd annual neighborhood ice cream social and had some new neighbors to meet. Nice to catch up with everyone and have a laugh or two. So, all in all, a good summer. School is back in session, and the routine is in place. I miss the carefree days of summer but do like a nice routine.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
We've been on several bike rides with Chloe in the basket. She does better and better each time. We're going to the dog park today for the second official PUG CLUB meetup. She'll ride along and make her royal entrance.
We've acquired a new pug. He came to us with the name King but is now Buddha. He is the most gigantic pug we've ever seen. He must be 40 pounds. He'll come to the pug club by car. No one is daft enough to try to cram him into a basket.
Spring has finally arrived. Just in time for summer. The weather this weekend is perfectly gorgeous and we had a light show and bit of rain last night. Couldn't ask for more.
Not much more news than that. Life is pretty simple and that's the way I like it.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Grandma would be 97 today. She passed in 2000. That also seems like it was just yesterday. I can still hear her voice. I can still smell the glade air freshener in her house. She's as alive to me today as she was the last time I sat and visited with her.
This is a rare photo of Grandma just relaxed and smiling. She usually would make some silly face at the camera and then gripe that she never took a good picture. I loved to snap shots of her when she wasn't aware I was doing it. I remember one time following her around with a video camera and she'd ask "is that thing on" to which I'd innocently say "NO".
I miss her. Everyday. Happy Birthday Nellie.