Monday, October 20, 2014

Family Time -Priceless!

There are some things in life that can not be bought.  Time with family and the joys of that are some of those things.  We are lucky now when we come home to Oak Creek for a visit to have three sisters that we can stay with.  Each of them welcomes us and makes us feel right at home.  This time we stayed with Marge and John.
 
 
Sunday afternoon we went to our sons home to watch the Packers and play with the kids.  Our little Veda is one strong minded young lady and lets us know when something isn't quite to her liking.  She is the sweetest little thing and we are enjoying her personality.

 
Some things never change.  If we rolled back time twenty years the man on the couch would have more hair and it would be darker.  He would be  a little thinner and probably be sitting on the floor. He could still get up easily then.  What wouldn't be different is playing the bumble bee game and tussling with the kids.  What a lovely sound in your head... the laughter of children and the man you have loved for most of your life.

 


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Princess Veda And Her Sidekick Max

 
 
We left Tampa Thursday afternoon about 4:00 and headed north.  We had a break in Chicago and met Toms oldest brother for lunch.  It was a short visit but a good one and we are hoping he will visit in Florida this winter.  We arrived in Milwaukee Saturday mid afternoon and headed right to the grandkids.  Veda modeled her princess dress that she wore for her birthday and also Halloween this year.  She is three years old and all about the princess'.  Max is in  Kindergarten and learning how to write his letters and read words.  I could not get him to hold still to pose for a picture. 
 
Saturday night we had dinner at my parents with three of my sisters and brothers in law.  Good food and lots of laughter.  Plus I won at Farkle and that does not happen very often.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Home Again, Home Again Jiggidy Jig!

Before we left Florida in May I started a batch of Lemoncello with lemons from our tree. The mix waited patiently in the frig while we were gone.  Yesterday I strained it out and tested it  for quality. It passed with flying colors.  I added a few lemon peels back to the bottle to pretty it up. 
 
 
We planted an orange, a peach and a tangerine tree to our little Florida grove and I am happy to report that all but the peach have flowered and are bearing fruit.

 
The Orange 

 
The Tangerine.

 
The Meyer Lemon.
It is good to be home.  We have a lot and I do mean a LOT of work to do in the back yard.  Trees and bushes have grown to large tree status.  Jasmine vines and Honeysuckle have wrapped themselves everywhere.  We have been spending a couple of hours each morning out there and it is looking better already.  I will post pictures soon.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Quebec II

 











Quebec

 
















Quebec Encore














Two Days In Quebec Is Not Enough

We had the opportunity to visit Quebec City this month.  Beautiful and the people were so friendly and kind.  The city is so clean as were all the little towns we drove through on our journey.  It is easy to see why the Canadians are such a happy bunch.