Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Daily Dose of AA - Loveliness

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day - Memories

We remember those who have served our country, my Dad, Hubby's Dad and brothers, and these two lovely neighbors.

We remember them and the countless others today.
Thank You and God Bless.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Black Bird and the Eagle

Sweet Hubby looked out the window and saw the eagle land with a small fish, grabbing the camera, this was all about seeing such a grand bird.
Then the black bird came. It walked closer and closer to the eagle.
The eagle seemed nervous with the black bird strutting around and eyeing, possibly the fish?
Off into the sky:

Off to a more private setting.....

Friday, May 27, 2011

Visit with Auntie CR

AA is always trying to get Auntie Carolyn to show ALL her attention to her. They get pretty silly and goofy together. We love when Carolyn visits us - we have fun watching them and I get much needed blogging or "me" time!
Kissing cousins!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Golf - May 2011

I promise, this will be the last few pictures of the day I was able to golf with AA.
Getting her outdoors is a challenge so golfing is perfect, in addition to going to a park, beach or pool.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Black and White Wednesday

AA is talking more and more. Mouth open, she's talking at me!

And finally, a smile!
See many great Black and White photos at The Long Road to China.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Foster Families - Orlando Open House May 28th

Anyone interested in becoming a Foster Family in the Orlando area, here is an opportunity to learn more. I can vouch for Children's Home that certifies the families and provides an unbelievable amount of training and support through the Children's Home resources. Hope you can attend:

We want to make sure everyone is aware of the event Open Hearts Orlando is putting on, Saturday May 28. We are hosting a “Q and A: Pondering Foster Care” gathering at the Orlando Public Library (3rd floor) beginning at 4:00 p.m. Lindsey and Rebecca will do a brief overview of the foster care process and we will show the 7 minute video about the Children’s Home. Then we will introduce the panel and give them a chance to briefly share, followed by open Q and A. We have assembled a great panel! On the panel will be Robert Drean (adoptions), Danny Dawson (family court judge), Ed Coty (foster father who has also adopted), a representative from the Foundation for Foster Children, a representative from CBC, and perhaps a former foster child. We hope to do these Q and As on a regular basis moving them around geographically.

Please help us publicize this event to all interested prospective foster parents. We’d love to have a great turnout! Thanks.

Rev. John Gill, Community Development Coordinator, Open Hearts Family Services - Orlando (The Foster Care Ministry of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home)Located at Reeves United Methodist Church, 1100 N. Ferncreek Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803, (386) 299-8142 (cell), (407) 895-6421 (office), (407) 895-6381 (fax), john.gill@fumch.org

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Daddy & Daughter - Golfing

AA loves to steer the golf cart - a benefit (or bribe) to stick to her golf lessons!
The little local golf course (not associated with any neighborhood or club), River Bend, is adequate and has a small office/pro shop/restaurant. It is almost like your local neighborhood bar/family hang out.
Daddy and littlest daughter enjoying golf cart duties.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Putting Practice

Per Coach Doug's instructions (formerly called "Mister Doug"), AA practices on the putting green by placing five balls around the cup, 1/2 (half) length from the cup.

As long as it is fun for her, we keep taking her to the course. I even get in a few shots myself!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Two Peas in a Pod

Thursday, May 19, 2011

All About Dylan

We have so many photos of Dylan's older sister (grand #2) so need to make sure we get a few cute ones of Dylan.
This is all about our youngest granddaughter (#3).

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Black and White Wednesday - The Grands

AA gets to play with her two nieces every week. I was more than pleased to snap this photo of all three.

Visit Long Road to China to see many more black and white photos!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Family Visitors 2011 - Missouri

We were so happy to see DH's brother and sister-in-law recently. We had a great visit; all three kids were able to see their Uncle Bill and Aunt Joan. Justin even got to play golf with his Uncle Bill!
Their last visit was January 2010, check it out here.

Uncle Bill was a perfect horsey, the two girls had lots of fun with him!

Sweet daughter babysat AA so the four adults were able to catch a delicious dinner at Rhett's. Love that place. Thanks Leaa!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Daily Dose of AA - Easter Dress

Wow, it has been a month since I did a "Daily Dose of AA". I intended to select one great picture of her a week to have in put in an annual photo album. As she gets older, her tolerance of me taking photos have not improved! I get them when I can (even if she makes funny faces!).