this is what it's all about~

My Grandlove asked me the other day ... "Grandma, what kind of day makes you happy?"

Days like this ~ sitting around the back yard with my family ... playing games and sharing stories ... making memories ...

and evenings around the fire pit ~

singing songs ... sharing stories

 making memories ...

and I like ducks! 
... as long as they are in the water and not walking and pooping in my yard.

Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


a beautiful day~

Psalm 118:24

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

drooping sunflowers 
my tired old dog 

 apple trees ~ with a bountiful harvest to come 

Slim checking out a bear trail ~

a bear's paw print and a raccoon print in the mud 

staghorn sumac blooms ~ a true sign of fall

 a single morning glory bloom 

~ a spider on the coleous

 a sneezeweed blossom amongst the pansies

 vibrant colors of the King Coleous

 fresh dug potatoes ~ waiting to have the dirt rinsed off


 Yes ...
It's a beautiful day.

I gotta go do something constructive ~ I think I'll make some JELLO!!!

Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


Sara and Don's wedding

More wedding pics from my friend Jill. CLICK the photo to go to the album. Thank you Jill!!


pontoon & cabin~

We took a boat ride ...  went on a little excursion on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage to see some of the storm damage ... take a swim ... have a little picnic ... and to check out Slim's brother Rod's cabin making skills. 

Captain Slim and his best mate ~ Gilligan
Our Grandlove Brooke ~ doing her imitation of Rose from Titanic
 my Lil Sis Colleen &
The Towel Heads... her hubby Mike and another Grandlove of ours
 giving back floating lessons to Brooke and the "kick kick kick" command to Bailey
 the air was cool ... but the water wasn't too bad once you got over the initial shock
son in-law Paul ~ striking up a pose!
our new captain 
 Wind WHIPPED Islands

one of Rod & Becky's cabins that they built for vacation rentals

Captain Brooke  and first mate Grandpa ~ taking us home. 

Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


wedding pics

 I have the most wonderful family and friends!!

 here comes the bride

here comes the groom

Thank you to everyone who helped with the wedding and to all of those who attended to help us make this a special day for Sara and Don.  I was wondering if my yard could hold 200 plus people ... and guess what?  It did!!! AND each and everyone of you mean the world to us!!!!!

 The Cake
These are the sugar flowers that I was making and posting about earlier.  My sister Darla made the cake come to life.  It turned out beautiful~ thanks Dar for everything.

listening to every word

our granddaughters rolling out the aisle paper
me... being escorted down the aisle after the service by slim and pastor dietz

the best man... bill...don's brother ~ love the beer goggles!

some of the guests...hey porky...nice photo!!!

is that a tear?

I'm yours!!

a hug from daddy

maid of honor ... our daughter Staci

the party tent

My niece Darcie took a ton of photos of Sara and Don's wedding.  I think posting this link would be the easiest way to share them.


Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.