Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

All My Grandchildren

Here are all my grandchildren in one picture. Getting everyone to look at the camera at the same moment is not so easy. A lot depends on the skill of the photographer which in this case was Tom.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Zucchini season

We have fresh zucchini in the garden so we are enjoying them every day in all kinds of recipes. Today it is a side dish of zucchini with dinner as well as zucchini bread. Scarlett delivered some extra zucchinis to our neighbors as we have too many to finish ourselves.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Scarlett sings "the World is a Rainbow"

Scarlett made this video using the ipad while riding in the car. She loves to sing!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mackinaw Island

Today we hiked the 8 mile circumference of Mackinaw Island. It was a beautiful day for a long walk, sometimes requiring a light jacket because of the lake winds. Tonight we're tired but looking forward to a whitefish dinner.

Mackinaw City

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Zoo Trip

The school year is coming to an end so yesterday Scarlett's first grade class had a field trip to the zoo. Grandma went along as a chaperone! Everyone had a good time and Grandma had a nap after arriving home!

Friday, June 01, 2012

Skating Party

Scarlett's school had a skating party as one of their end of the year activities.

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Runner

Here is Steve ready to run the Weston 5K along with 1200 other runners this morning. He did a good job and had a good time.

Saturday, May 19, 2012


I bought a pack of mixed lettuce seeds and planted them about 6 weeks ago. This morning I weeded them, moved a couple, and planted more seeds in the bare spots. I think we can stop buying lettuce at the supermarket and start using our own fresh organic lettuce!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Every year when my poppies bloom, I remember fields of wild poppies growing in the Spanish countryside nine years ago when we were there for Marta and Steve's wedding

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Marching in the Dog Parade

Scarlett loves dogs. Today there was a special "Paws in the Park" event. Here is Scarlett participating in the long parade.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Monday, May 07, 2012

Asparagus is in Season!

Several packs will go in the freezer and the rest we will eat. Tonight I'll make asparagus soup.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Baby geese

There are several goose families at the park now. We enjoy going to observe them. The father goose is vigilantly watching over his family.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Concert Night

Tonight Scarlett's school had a concert. She wore her new dress and was very excited. The concert was great. Her class sang three songs.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Visit to Domino Farms

Today at last was a beautiful sunny day so Scarlett and I went to one of our favorite places, Domino Farms.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Scarlett's Birthday party

Celebrated with friends at Allskate.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Scarlett found an acorn today and decided to plant it to grow an oak tree. I think it takes a hundred years but she is very patient!

Beautiful Alejandra

This is her school picture. She is 3 years old now. We're going to see her next month and I can hardly wait.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Scarlett took a walk with me this morning!