Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thank You!

Tony and I would like to say a heartfelt THANK YOU, to anyone who has supported Dustin by sending cards, letters, and/or care packages thus far in his deployment!

We know there are many of you out there that we probably don't even know about? and we just wanted you to know how grateful we are, for folks like you who are supporting him.


Friday, May 23, 2008

A Son's Love, and a Father's Day contest

Although I'm not a golfer, my Dad plays, and my brother plays.....and many of my Dad's brothers and nephews play golf.

My father's nephew, Bill, was recently diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.

 His son,Eric, is a golfer who got his love of the game from his Dad, and has entered this contest on the Golf Channel in tribute and honor of his father.

The Golf Channel-Father's Day-The Contest

You can see Eric's Father's Day story      HERE

Eric has written a moving and heartfelt tribute to his Dad. While the 5 finalists in the contest won't be announced until June 9th (and voting won't start until the 5 finalists are announced) you can leave comments on Eric's story.

So,please, won't you take a moment to stop by  Eric's story , and perhaps leave a comment? and please spread the word to your friends and family.

Keeping our fingers crossed that Eric and his Dad,Bill, become finalists.

And keeping them all in our prayers daily.

It's been many years since I've seen my 'Ohio cousins'.....but my main memory of Eric's Dad, Bill, is his smile.

With much love to Eric, Bill, and all the family, from your 'Virginia cousin'.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Not a good day for Tony

Tony had a wreck today in the truck. He was driving  up an embankment at work and the truck slid down the embankment and into a tree. Tony's OK, the truck? not so good.


Time for more Puppy Pictures :)

Brownie sure is growing! This was when we first got her:

and this is Brownie today:

Here's "The Three Amigo's " (Tiger, Brownie, and Ginger)

(had to snap That one quick,lol, Tiger and Brownie don't really have too much to do with each other....and since Brownie thinks Ginger is a 'squeaky chew toy'.....a second after I snapped this, they had all Dispersed :)

We Finally succeeded last night in persuading Brownie out of the yard on her leash....up to this point, we've been unable to take her for walks.

She's a big hit with all the kids in the neighborhood:)  When you take her outside, the block resounds with calls of "Brownie,Brownie,Brownie!" and kids come running to see her. She Loves it :)  This afternoon, had about 5 little boys in the front yard running around with her, April had her on the leash.  One little first grader told me "You know what I call this? Today is a 'Brownie Day!' " :)

Here's one of Brownie playing with Ginger

and here's Tiger and Ginger snoozing together (sock provided courtesy of 'the puppy who drags around any loose socks she finds' :)



Saturday, May 10, 2008

For the Mom's in my Family :)

None of us would be here, without Grandma.....still missing you, Grandma!

And Happy Mother's Day! to my Mom

Sister Sue

Sister Tracy

and my sister-in-law,Takaho!


Happy First Mother's Day to my Sis! :)

On October 29,2007, my youngest sis Finally became a Mother, after a LONG wait !!

Happy First Mother's Day, Tracy! :)