Friday, April 6, 2018

Scrapbook of Easter Day

Gary got me a new iPhone 10X for my birthday... yay!  I needed it.. my phone had gotten s-o s-l-o-w. The camera is awesome, but for some reason my photo's are showing up blurred as I post them to blogger.  The better the technology, the more complicated.  Or maybe it's just blogger.  I'm losing interest.....  

but... anyway... 

I finally got my Easter pictures downloaded (that too, was an issue) 

 and I can now share... blurred and all.  

Those of us that went to church dressed up all purdddddy....

Then we came home and dressed down for the easter egg hunt.

Every single one of our grandkids were present!

I am amazed at how they have grown through the years.

I note the changes in each one and I am in awe.

It's funny how life is.  A lot of changes can take place but if we look for the good in those changes life just keeps on getting better.

 Eggs, eggs and more eggs were found.

This was Greyson's first time here for the egg hunt...  and Silas's first time here.  We were truly grateful for this family coming all the way from NJ for Easter.

Jake tries to play Mr. Cool leaning against the golden ear.

I did mention how I can't believe how these kiddies have grown, didn't I?

We had a delightful time!

Cousins bonded....

Laughter and joy filled the air...

And when all was said and done we had some pretty tired bunnies on our hands...

I was glad to see Jake enjoying the book I made for each of them..  "The Lamb and Me" to go with their plush stuffed lambs.  The book was a reminder of Easter's real celebration of Jesus.

Later it was dinner at Rocky Gap with Gary's uncle and all the rest.

The food was fabulous and ....

just look at the smile on that face...

Ahhhhh...  dinner on the lake.  What a perfect ending to a perfect day....

Gracie enjoyed the chaos and loved the attention she got from all the kids.  She was the first one to hit the bed and ... she ... was.......     out!

Hope everyone had a blessed Easter day.  We are now thinking through the bitter cold winds and repeated snow accumulations...  of spring.  We know it's somewhere out there...  if you locate it could you send it our way?

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Say It Isn't So!

Happy First Day of Spring Y'all!

We are expecting lots and lots.  So excited! SAY IT ISN'T SO!!


Monday, March 5, 2018


My mom's book just published on Audible!! For a FREE listen of entire book in exchange for an honest review comment asking for a code to be sent to your email.   (There are a limited number) This book is largely about parental alienation after divorce says mom... HOWEVER... I believe since my diary is shared after each chapter I am the real star of this book. Listen for yourself!! Thanks furrrr friends

Don't forget to ask for the code to get it FREE HERE!

Hey.  Spring is coming this month!  Are you readyyyyyyy????

I am.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Two Things

The audiobook is now available through Audible!!  So excited!  Sheree Wichard did a wonderful job at bringing this book to life.  Try Audible for one month FREE and listen to Gracie's Diary a Memoir

ALSO > You can read my new book "LET'S BE FRIENDS" to your children or grandchildren (ages 4-10) Kindle version FREE with kindle unlimited membership HERE!!

What a great time to be an author!!!!

Even if you are not famous or well-known -   It's just plain fun!

Thanks for stopping by...

Gracie says, Good morning and Good night ....

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thoughtful Thursday and Jimmy-Legs

Tuesday was spa day.  Spa day is always ruffffffff  for me since standing too long gives me jimmy-legs (legs that shake in case you have never watched Sienfeld)

Wednesday dad took me to camp and we went for a walk and I was tired and hot and spent from the previous day which was spa day and jimmy-leg day.

Now I rest.  

Monday, February 19, 2018

They Were Good

It was a big deal, Fire Prevention Week at our school.  Good ol' Eckhart Elementary.  My memories of first grade included: 

* sitting in a semi-circle in the front of the room and listening to Miss Evans read to us at story time.

* lunch time and the sweet smell of the soap dispenser as we lined up in the cloak room where the sink was to wash our hands.  Then, getting my packed lunch from back there and taking it to my desk and waiting for the teacher to tell us to line up.  My stomach would be growling angrily at me by then!

* Holiday plays in the school cafeteria/auditorium.

* Riding that big yellow bus.

* Fire prevention week where one kid from each class would win $2.50 if he or she were chosen to have colored the best picture for the contest.  I was excited to be a winner for 3 of the 6 years of my elementary school days there.   I wish I could remember what I did with that money so many years ago at age six.  I would hope that I didn't run to the candy store with it...  but...  I really do not remember.  It was a lot of loot at the time!  Especially for a poor Walton Thomas kid such as myself.

They were indeed good ol' days!  Just the owning of innocence in itself made them good.  Indeed!

  First grade, first in line to get my award and my envelope with $2.50.  

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Let's Be Friends

It is like spring here today!  I like it.  But here's the problem.  We are supposed to have warmer temps for days on end and then BAM winter again!

Last year this happened and our beautiful trees out front did not bloom because they budded during the warm and died when the cold came.

*sad face here*

Here is what I like to do to pass time in the winter months:

* watch tv
* go to bed early
* wear pjs when not working
* sleep late
* watch more tv

And speaking of doodling, My granddaughters (especially Summer) love when I draw pictures on there.  Summer climbs up into my lap and wants to watch and then she'll draw too.  It is calming.  And fun.  We name the characters we draw according to how their look turns out.

So.  I decided to take many of my winter iPad creations and put together a book for kids.  I can't wait to show it to Summer and Marissa!

Do you have a kid in your life and a device where you can read an ebook?  Then be sure and buy a copy of LETS BE FRIENDS from Blurb for just $1.99!  This will be coming out on Amazon in a couple of days (hard copy) but it is very costly to buy that way (34.99).

I hope everyone is staying warm and safe.  There is so much bad stuff going on in this world...  we need to pray and to think positive thoughts.

Cupcake Marissa,  me,  and angel Summer

Scrapbook of Easter Day

Gary got me a new iPhone 10X for my birthday... yay!  I needed it.. my phone had gotten s-o s-l-o-w. The camera is awesome, but for some re...