Sunday, December 21, 2008
December has been a busy month! We visited Santa and the lights in Westover, Rylie was "Mary" in her church pageant, Evan learned how to crawl under every church pew till he reached the front of the church, and we even visited two live nativites in town. It's been fun getting ready for Christmas!
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Friday, October 31, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
This has been quite a stressful year for us. Bill and I decided to take a few days and rest in the Amish Country of Lancaster PA. The weather was great. We shopped at the Amish stores, Kitchen Kettle Village and rode the train in Strausburg. We really enjoyed the peaceful quiet town of Lititz. I discovered the best chocolate in the world called Wilbur Buds made right in Lititz. Bill and I really needed some rest time and Lancaster County filled the bill.
Posted by geekymamaw at 8:48 PM
Pop's has long wanted to return to his hometown of Metuchen, NJ. An old classmate was located and offered to show us around town. Pop's graduated High School from Metuchen and immediately went into service during World War II. His brother Richard also went into service and was killed in Germany. Pop's was able to see for the first time, Richard's memorial marker that honors his brother. Metuchen is a beautiful town. Very peaceful and friendly. Pop's friend, Don Wernick was a former mayor of this town. It was a great trip.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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Sunday, August 03, 2008
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Saturday, August 02, 2008
Rylie found a beautiful lime green grasshopper while swimming in the pool. She proudly brought it up to the deck to show him off. Unfortunatly, Herbie has passed into grasshopper heaven while swimming. Rylie accidently dropped him and he fell between the deck boards. Papaw to the rescue.....again....... All is now well and Herbie is now at peace in the flower pot.
Posted by geekymamaw at 3:36 PM
Monday, July 21, 2008
Steve and Kristina at Ohio Pyle having fun in the rapids. Contrary to what the picture shows, Kristina said she really did most of the work. :) Steve of course disagrees and has the sore muscles to prove it. I think they both got quite a workout and really had fun.
Posted by geekymamaw at 9:50 PM
The temperature was in the high 80's hot and humid. Perfect day to play in the fire engine's water supply and chase the bubbles floating in the air. Rylie and Evan spent the day with us and we had so much fun. There were all kinds of games, prizes, and even a jumping trampoline. Afterwards, we all hit the pool to cool off after ice cream of course!
Posted by geekymamaw at 7:56 PM
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
During our vacation this year on June 19, 2008, Bill's mother passed away unexpectedly. She was very soft spoken and gentle and we will miss her every day. On the day she left us, there was such a beautful rainbow in the sky that gave us much comfort. Mimi and Pop's had just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversay last month. Her grandkids remember the special Easter Egg hunts every year when they were little. Rylie would often visit to have Mimi's special spaghetti that she said was the best in the world. She was a very kind and loving mother, grandmother, and mother in law. We will miss you, Mimi! Madeline Ruth Davis 1936 - 2008
Posted by geekymamaw at 10:33 AM
In April, Evan had his first professional haircut. The video is posted on "You Tube" and is so cute. I am having trouble linking the video in this post so just copy and paste this link into your browser until I get it working. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUrmIpc5Ad0
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Monday, January 21, 2008
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Martin Luther King Day and a day off from school. Rylie spent the day with me and for fun we made homemade Play Dough and made some cute thingies. The recipe is easy. 1 cup flour, 1 cup salt, 1 tbsp alum, 1 tsp vegetable oil, food coloring, vanilla flavoring (for nice smell) . Mix and add warm water until the right consistency. Knead it like crazy until smooth and voila! Something to have fun with that smells great. I used to do this with my own kids when they were little. The play dough can be air dried or stored in airtight container for another day.
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