Monday, February 29, 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

57/365 Ladybug

Pretty early for a lady bug but there she was on the driveway watching us play with sidewalk chalk.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

56/365 Painters

We were painting up a storm today.
I love watching their creativity unfold. 
And they love it too.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

55/365 Play-doh Presents

Tiny little Kinder egg toys wrapped up in play doh.
It's part of the fun at grandma's kitchen table.
Next we all sing Happy Birthday to...... one of the Barbies. 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

52/365 Moving In Day

That's when the fun begins.
Four months of cuddling and giggles until their new house is ready.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

50/365 Lonely

I lost my ipod mini.... which is putting a real damper on my visits to the gym. :(

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

48/365 Warmed By the Fire

I am very much enjoying being able to walk into the house at the end of the work day and turn on this fire. It was a good investment.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

47/365 I Will Build My Church

Listened to a great John MacArthur sermon with the gang tonight
(How to Recognize a Real Church.) Matthew 16:18
And the gates of Hades will not overpower it. 
That is a sure hope in this crumbling world.

Monday, February 15, 2016

46/365 My Sunshine!

Missing this little one and her warm, sunny home. 
We did get to have a little "face time" with her and her sister today. 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

45/365 A Wonderful Valentine Surprise

A dozen roses from my first born. I love his surprises. Feeling especially blessed today by this very loving young man.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

44/365 Painting, Seriously!

It's serious business this painting.
Actually is isn't at all. It is a whole lot of fun and mess!
But I asked Eva to give me a serious look. This is actually quite difficult for little people. They are not quite sure how to look serious and they have even more trouble looking "angry".
Isn't that wonderful?
All our "angry" looks turned into laughs and giggles!

Friday, February 12, 2016

43/365 Kinder Surprise

I bought some Barbie Kinder Egg surprises for the girls for Valentines and safely stowed them at the back of the kitchen counter.
It took Eva about 30 seconds after arriving today to spot them. I didn't realize Eva is taller then the kitchen counter. Silly Grandma!

They became dessert tonight.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

42/365 Norahs Lament

Norah was just a beltin' out a song at the piano today. Hard to make is out - something about dying and going to heaven. A lament of sorts I suppose.
She is normally a rather shy little girl. Really she is! 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

40/365 Nefertiti

Ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertit (ca. 1370 – ca. 1330 BC) reigned at what was considered the wealthiest period of Ancient Egyptian history. Nefertiti had many titles including Hereditary Princes, Lady of Grace and Lady of all Women.

She has been on our piano for over 60 years. My grandpa put her there when he bought the piano which is older then me. My Mom kept her there for many years and I have had her there since the piano arrived in our home 16 years ago. Now she will go with the piano to my daughters home. And may all the lovely young ladies who play this piano be ladies of great grace.

Monday, February 8, 2016

39/365 Grandma House

making memories...
I am not sure I want to give the piano to their Mom when the new house is built since playing it at Grandma's house is such a big part of their visits.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

37/365 Olaf

Uncle Harold had all the parts to make the perfect Olaf snowman so he and Norah got to work and made Olaf in our back yard. Then we had a snowball fight.

Friday, February 5, 2016

36/365 I Love This Man

Here he is after an 11 hr work day filled with deadlines, financial stuff,  people stresses and major decisions, watching some war drama on tv (on mute) while he listens to some political debate on his laptop. I know he must be exhausted but he never lets on. He did the dishes tonight.
I love that because he worked such long days for the past 36 years, I was able to stay home and watch our kids grow. He trusted and supported me to be there for them when he couldn't. As exhausting as it was, I know it was not filled with the stresses he faced at work. What a blessing for me and for our kids.
I love that even though he knows nothing about photography, he has supported me in my passion.
I love that even though he is really tired right now, he let me take his photo and post it on my 365.
Cause he loves me. :)
He's my Valentine.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

35/365 Snow!

Girls were over today!
Just some more fun with snow after the a new formula with the bubbles failed to freeze them once again. Norah is wearing Grandma's gloves which she thought was super fun!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

34/365 Bubbles

From last week with the girls - been kind of busy. We headed out to watch bubbles freeze...except they didn't.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016