The First Hundred the light of eternity. "Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest." Wilson Mizner

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Introducing: Zuriya "Zuri" Quinn Kaiser

We are blessed!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A New Outlook

It was frustrating. My eyesight kept getting worse and worse. Would you believe, I was using "readers" over my bifocals in order to enjoy reading?!
All that has changed since I had cataract surgery. I am now the owner of two IOL's (intra-ocular lenses).... multi-focal ones, even. What a difference this had made in my life!
When I wake up in the middle of the night, I can see the clock on the dresser. Heck, I can even see the dresser. At work I'm tempted to show off a little bit, reading the tiniest print on the tiniest vials (did you know that some medications are actually made in the USA?). One of the first places I really appreciated my new-found visual prowess was in the shower; no more squinting to tell which bottle contains the shampoo. Wow! Good-bye glasses. I won't miss you a bit.
Now, excuse me while I go put shower cleaner on my shopping list.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Ha Ha, Fooled You

Madison was visiting me this morning and started singing, "Ha, ha, fooled you! I'm so mean."
She said she learned it from Mommy and Daddy.
I couldn't wait to hear about this from KB, who laughed and said, "It's not quite right, Madison."
Here's the song (Reiley brought it home from Kindergarten):
"Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream.
Ha, ha, fooled you!
I'm a submarine."

Monday, October 19, 2009

I'm Just a Kid Again...

...Doin' what I Did Again...

Having grandchildren gives you an excuse to renew your inner child.

Friday, October 09, 2009

In the Eye of the Beholder

Recently I was ironing some of my uniforms when Karina stopped by with the girls. Kate (age 2) saw what I was doing and asked, "What's that?". I told her it was one of the scrub tops I had made to wear to work. "It's ugly", was her reply. I guess in her mind there are three colors: pink, purple, and ugly.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

A New Start?

I really need to dust off this blog. I agree with my buddy over at That's Life!
FaceBook gives you a snippet from many people's lives, and is a quick way to catch up "on the run". But I do miss the good old blogging days, when I actually had time to collect my thoughts and arrange them with some semblance of order. I'm not saying I've magically discovered large slots of free time; my life has drastically changed in the past three years. I'm just saying I'd like to occasionally get back to some real writing. No promises, but let's see where this leads...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It's Summer!

Reiley took off the training wheels!
Luke loves to ride
Madison on her Strider
Kate on her Strider

Luke, Reiley, and Karina... it was cold up north!
Jason with the girls
Jason with the boys

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's ALMOST Summer

Luke & Karina
...& Kate

Best seats in the house, watching the alfalfa come down...

Friday, May 22, 2009

My White Picket Fence Dream

What could be better than having a resident-painter?
I love Mark's painting skills.......he makes it look easy, doesn't he?It's really nice having him around!

Now, if he would take up Chiropractic as a hobby.....

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sandwich of the day...

Reiley's latest creation: bread, butter, peanut butter, apple slices, shredded colby-jack cheese, and chocolate pudding..... SANDWICH. And he ate the whole thing!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Next Step: Kindergarten!

Congratulations to Reiley on completion of his 2-year course of study.
He received his PSD (pre-school degree).

Kate was all smiles for the occasion.
Madison was, too, but wasn't in the mood at this particular moment.
Reiley was in a clowning mood.
I told him I would show him these pictures at his high school graduation...
(he said I wouldn't remember by then... we'll see)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Piano Duet

Does this even need a caption?!

Kate & Madison giving us a piano concert.... what fun!