Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Alex and I went to lunch with Lisa, Diane and Becky. We went to the mongolian grill, I've been once or twice but it was when Alex was a baby. This was his first time and he was intensely watching the cook, didn't get that expression cause Diane said something and moved.
This is our food cooking. Becky sure can pack an awful lot of food into such a small bowl, she ended up with the most food, she ended up with 2 little cartons of food to take home one for her and one for Josh. I think I need to take a lesson from her.

A Trip to Cabela's

Lisa, Alex and I went to Cabela's yesterday. We spent a couple hours and I ended up with a good pair of boots, not high fashion boots just warm durable long lasting boots. I wasn't able to find any boots made the way I would like them to fit in any of the stores. Of course I had to take pictures, but by the time we were ending our trip Alex had my camera and he was taking pictures.

This is one of the pictures Alex took.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Mom's Christmas gift.

This is what the kids got mom for Christmas. They've never gotten together and had their pictures taken. Below is mom's reaction to the picture as she was opening it.

I wonder if she likes it?

Sunday, December 06, 2009

School Picture

Here's my baby, this is his 5th grade school picture.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

Here's some pictures from Thanksgiving Day. Usually Lisa would put up mom's Christmas tree after dinner and desert. Not this year dad told her no that she wasn't putting it up this early. We've done that way for many years don't know why after all this time he said no except that he's being a scrooge. Notice there's no pictures of him, that's because he would put his hand in front of his face then he yells. Oh well I guess that's what happens when you get old you get grouchy.
Michael and Alex playing football in the backyard.
Chelsea and Alex,
Alex and his new hair cut.

Becky and Josh

Mom and Diane

Danny and Amanda

Everyone's getting food.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday Walk

Nothing much has been happening except working. Lisa and I did go to John's house Saturday and we finally made it to the other park to try it out for a walk. This park has 3 trails 1 is a nature trail only walkers can use, it's only a 1 mile trail. The next one is a 3 mile walk, and the last one is a 4 mile walk. We couldn't make up our minds at first, we decided to do the 3 mile walk. It wasn't bad it was flat and paved so that was good for us. Along the way we ran into this water pump. I had to see if it worked, it did so it was a picture moment.
Here's the pump.

Here's me checking to see if it works.

Couldn't forget Lisa.

Monday, November 02, 2009

An Interesting Sunday

I tried cooking dinner yesterday evening and it just wasn't working out. First I peeled potatoes and put them on to cook, ended up cooking them dry and burnt. Then I put on some noodles, got to doing something and almost burnt them, They cooked a little to dry. I started a fire in the wood burner yesterday to get the chill off the house. To end the day at about 1 a.m. I seen the fire trucks, I thought the house next door was on fire. I jumped out of bed to go look and make I didn't have to get us out of the house. As I was making my way, the firemen were banging on my front door. Someone called because the smoke was filling the neighborhood, they just made sure it was a wood burning stove and that there was no smoke in the house, then off they went.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Party

Alex dancing with his Teacher.

They did a soul train line, I couldn't believe he's up and dancing. I was truly shocked.

This is the little chocolate mouse I made for the party.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


The school is finally offering a sports program, they've started soccer. Alex wanted to join so now he's part of waza, they've only had 2 sessions and Alex seems to enjoy it. Above is a picture of career day when the waza men came to school and introduced it to all the kids.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Truck

John took Friday off work he came and got the truck, his intentions were to stock up on wood for me and Alex. It didn't work out that way. He loaded the truck with wood and was on his was to Detroit when the fuel pump finally broke down and quit working. I told him what the truck was doing; why do men wait til the last minute before they do anything. Now I'm without a vehicle, it's a good thing I walk to work everyday.

Now when he gets the fuel pump fixed, He'll need to fix the water pump because thats been leaking for a long time. It's a good thing it broke down when he was driving it instead of me, now maybe he'll fix it all.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Lisa went back to John's house with me on Saturday. We had plans to walk at the metro park this week but it didn't happen. Alex took his friend from school up with us but when we got there I found out John's dad was in the hospital. I stayed at the house while John went to visit. Lisa and I did alot of organzing we did get alot done. We did drive to the park no one was there to get a pass from and it was cold and we wasn't sure about the trails so we drove around the park and found these deers on the side of the road. I think I should start carrying my good camera.
Re: John's Dad he has a blockage on the inside of his upper leg, they're going to put in a stint to see if that helps, if not they'll do a bypass. His big toe is black and he'll probably loose it.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

The Hike

Lisa and I went to John's house today and we decided to go to the state park and walk the trail. There are 3 trails one is 2 miles one is 5 miles and the other is 17 miles. Of course we did the 2mile trail. I swear it felt twice the length. We sure had a good cardiac workout. These are just some of the pictures I took along the trail. You can't tell very well but it was a lot of up and down hill, sure felt like more up than down.

It started raining 1/2 way through but due to the trees we didn't get wet.

I had to stop and turn around and get Lisa walking. Lisa did good she made it, she said 6months ago she wouldn't made it. She's laughing through her pain.

Saturday, October 03, 2009


Mom seems to be doing better they gave her a couple breathing treatments, they did a ct scan and echo. I think she has a monitor on for her heart. She's being her silly self, We all know mom has floaters in her eye and we tell her all the time what they are. Now that she's in the hospital where she had her thyoid surgery and they gave her strong pain med. She seen bugs and now she says the bugs are coming back she didn't get pain medication this time.

Friday, October 02, 2009


I don't know much right now until Dad gets home. Mom got sick the other day it came on really fast, the Dr. said it is Bronchitis and gave her some medicine. Mom had a Dr's appt today with the Thyroid Dr. He was concerned and had dad take her to the emergency room or family Dr. Family Dr. was gone for the day. The hospital is keeping her overnite to keep an eye on her heart and her breathing.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Day at John's House

Alex and I went to John's house on Saturday. There was a deer on the other side of they yard. I took a few pictures with my pocket camera, not the best quality but not to bad.

I guess when I finally have to move up there, I'll probably have nothing better to do than to sit around and do nothing but take pictures of animals walking through the yard. I sure do look forward to that day :(

This is misty our 12 yr old lab. Misty is old and can hardly walk but she sure does like to swim. I was afraid we'd have to jump in and save her but she did good.

This is just a picture of Alex sitting on part of the new couch we got.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

A New Project

I started a new project, I'm doing my son's room in sports logo's of course it's only gonna be Detroit. I cut this stuff out a couple weeks ago and started painting them. This is the before picture then when I'm done I'll show how they turned out. When Chelsea seen the big D she wanted one and she wanted Detroit spelled out, so I did the same for Alex.

Monday, August 31, 2009

First Day Back

Well today was the first day back to work, summer is over:( I worked with the Teachers in getting their rooms ready to receive children. I work 3 days and get Thur, Fri and Monday off:) Then the children start back to school the day after Labor day.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Thought you would enjoy this picture.

Dad had his knee replacement surgery on Tuesday. He came home today Friday morning, he's doing pretty good. His leg is swelled but he was sent home with a machine to be kept on his leg for swelling. He had his first therapy session today, and he's getting back to his old grouchy self. I couldn't resist getting a picture of his leg, it's one of those things that I do, so enjoy the picture.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Chelsea's Pictures from Florida

Here are just a few pictures Chelsea took on her trip to Florida.
She had the camera sitting on the ground and waited for the wave to come in so she could take the picture.

These are just Chelsea being Chelsea.