I thought I would tell you for her birthday everyone showered her with the most beautiful gifts.
I thought I would tell you about the ring my mother had made for Kathryn out of an old earring. My father had bought a set of earrings for my mother over 50 years ago in Filen’s Basement and when my mother lost one earing she held on to the other one saving it for years. I thought I would mention my mother had the remaining earring made into a MOST fabulous ring this year just for Kathryn. I wanted to say just how delighted and truly special this gift is to both Kathryn and me.
I thought I mention how Margaret bought Kathryn a beautiful jewelry box just to put the ring in.
13 for Kathryn this year will be a year to remember.
I really have wanted to post all this for the past couple of days but I couldn’t get to it for one reason or another. Tonight I decided this post may be a great post for Black and White Wednesdays.
So now here we are and Kathryn is not only another year older, she is making advances into the cooking world.
Tonight she was trying to boil water for a nice hot cup of peppermint tea before ending her great day and calling it a night. After putting a pan on the stove to boil the water in, she covered the pan with a plastic cover that was way to big for the pan AND she walk away!
Mark and the boys were not home and before I knew what had happened the house was covered in black soot, the stove was on fire and I couldn’t get the fire alarms off…….WHAT A MESS!!!
Soooooo, now I’m just think-en
Maybe we should consider tutor. ANNE??? Lisa??? What do you think?
You know sometimes you just get those shots that say,
“Oh! Wow! I can use this one for Melissa’s “Snapshot Sunday“.
So you save the picture and try not to forget you have it.
Well, I didn’t forget!
Reiner had a birthday last week AND out of respect for my elders
I am not going to tell you JUST how old he is this year…or next.
Happy Birthday Month Riener!
Blogging is something I do for fun; to look back and see what has really happened through the year….To see if my memories match what truly was, to see who was loved, to see how the children have grown and all the other “stuff” in between.
Now with our seasons changing I wonder, Did I blow the post I should have done about the snow and the fort Stephen built.
They got up very early a cold February morning excited about “doing good” for their fellow man.
It really was a warming site.
The girls were a little nervous a first……
But, they jumped right in and did everything they were asked to do with warm and loving hearts.
Did you know, at the Soup Kitchen they not only give one well prepared feast, they offer; a bag that contains some food for the rest of the day, clothing, and just a few personal items, if they can.
This was my job…..and mostly, the people ,down on their luck at soup kitchen, understood; Most would just take one, and say “thank you” with a smile and then walked away.
After it was all said and done.….The six girls that came with me, giggled all the way home in the back of my van sharing doughnuts, talking about school issues, books they have read, foods they like and how they should wear their hair.
So now here we are……The middle of March.
But somehow the “Time goes on” as I can hear my father say….and we celebrate each and every birthday and all the “mile stones” of our lives.
AND the BIG surprise this year…
Playing Melissa’s “Snapshot Sunday”
I thought I would post this picture of Kathryn playing basketball;
She was on the church team and those girls worked hard!
I took this picture last Tuesday night at one of the play off games.
I didn’t even realize I took this shot. I looked down at my camera thinking darn it…I didn’t even look……. I missed again. But there it was.
I skillfully planned this shot.
I am really getting the hang of this thing.
So Bill wanted to have a Surprise Birthday party for George.
It was “The” Big One.
Not that Big one. The other Big One.
NO! The one before that one.
So anyway, Bill planned the party.
Stephenie made a cake.
We all could not be leave how authentically old fashioned it looked.
And that gave me an idea….I could try very hard to get this post out in time to play Lisa’s Long Road to China Black and White Wednesday.
Bill planned the party for weeks.
He told the whole family and invited all of George’s friends.
Kristen came down for the fun.
There was just one problem.
George didn’t know about the party.
George was not in a hurry to be at the party.
Stephenie called her dad and told him her car died at Uncle Bill’s house,
she needed him to come and fix it right away.
George figured Bill would be home soon and could fix it.
He worked all day, needed to go by the store and would not rush.
After all she was okay…She was at her uncles house.
So we waited.
And we waited
Then we had to pull out the BIG GUNS….
You guessed IT!
We used the B-A-B-Y!
Stephenie told her dad she had to get home…Aubry was out of food and she was screaming!
Uncle Bill would not be home for awhile. He just had to come.
Got him moving.
He couldn’t believe all the people….He couldn’t get over the cake.
The food was great.
The games were fun.
Most of all it was just a great time getting together having fun and laughing again.
There was just one thing.
George said “He wished someone would have given him a heads up.
“He would have gone home to take a shower and change before he was surprised.”