What Can We Do?

When grandchildren come to visit. What shall we do? We went to the Hall of Ideas at the Center for the Arts. It was closed! So we went to the Tridge and hiked along the river.  On the way home we stopped for ice cream.

 

But what to do today?

Our neighbor kids are still in school, so the days are long. Today I remembered my nephew, Ruhl, has an archery center. So we went there and will go back on Friday! They loved it!

They both learned quickly and did well! Ruhl had a pink bow for Maddie! Then after practicing with those, Ruhl brought out the compound bows! They did well! Mason has a good eye and hit the bull’s eye almost every time! They both have sore arms now!!! So they can heal tomorrow and Friday we’ll go back. Thanks, Ruhl, for a great afternoon!

So, now I have another option of what to do with grandchildren when they come to visit!!!

Happy Birthday, Maddie

Happy Birthday, Maddie! Maddie nine years old! Madelyn Grace…a beautiful name for a beautiful girl! You are my youngest grandchild and just look at you! Nine years old! I can hardly believe it! You’re a very sweet granddaughter! I do wish we could be together more! But with you in South Carolina and me in Michigan, well, we get together as often as we can. I’m sure your family is celebrating with you! I wish Grandpa and I could be there, too.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Maddie! She’s such a sweet girl. Please be with her, keep her safe as she goes to school each day on the bus. Please keep her well as she grows up. Help her to make good friends who will influence her in the right ways. Help her to learn of You and to love You. I love Maddie so much and You love her even more!

Happy Birthday, Annie

Happy Birthday, Annie! Twenty-two years ago you were born! My first granddaughter!  Annie & Pup  My only Canadian granddaughter! This is a very sweet picture of you. You’re so busy now, with going to college and working, but you still have time for a sweet little dog! You’re a dog lover, just like I am! It’s so good your mom got to visit you for your birthday! I wish I could have celebrated with you too.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Annie! She’s a lovely young woman! Please watch over her as she studies, works, plays, and drives. Help her with the friends she makes that they will be good positive influences in her life. Please work out the plan that only You have for her life. I love Annie so much and You love her even more.

 

Happy Birthday, Max

Happy Birthday, Max!

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You’re a man now! Isn’t that what 21 means? And what a handsome young man, you are! Life is very busy for you, I know, with going to college and working. I’m sure there’s never a dull moment! I was sooooo glad to see you when I went down for Miller’s graduation. I wish I could celebrate your birthday with you and the rest of your family. Maybe another year Grandpa and I can.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Max! He’s a very ambitious young man. Please watch over him, keep him safe as he works, drives, studies, plays, and interacts with friends. Help him to know You are real and You are love. He’s a son, grandson, brother, cousin, nephew, friend, and neighbor. I love Max so much and You love him even more.

Happy Birthday, Armon

Happy Birthday, Armon! Armon - wedding I can’t believe you’re 11 years old today! In this picture, you were all dressed up ready for your big brother’s wedding! It was a big day! Here’s a picture of you and me together, on that day! Grandma & Armon  I’m so glad I got to go to the wedding! I’m, most of all, glad I got to visit your whole family for a whole week!

Now today is your 11th birthday! This is the first year since you’ve been in the US, that I’m not baking and decorating a cake for you! That makes me sad! I loved how you loved my cakes! It’s also the first year I’ve not celebrated with you! But I’m with you in spirit and I know you’re having company for supper. So, with your family and your company, I’m sure you’ll have a good birthday!

Heavenly Father, thank You for Armon! He’s growing up so quickly! Please be with him, reveal Your love for him, help him to give himself to You completely. Please keep him safe and well. Help him to make good friends who’ll influence him in good positive ways. Help him with his school work. I love Armon so much, and You love him even more!

Preparing For A Wedding

My grandson, Tyler, is getting married this Saturday. Oh my, that’s tomorrow! Preparations are being done, last evening separate celebrations were held for both the bride and groom, rehearsal is today. Tomorrow is the big day! Excitement is running high!

On Wednesday, my favorite hairstylist cut my hair. That would be my daughter-in-law, Jessica. Since they have moved to Georgia I haven’t had my hair cut since June! New haircut

Yesterday Haleigh, one of my granddaughter’s and sister to the groom, and I had a pedicure!  Haleigh & Me  We picked out our colors. We both chose very light. Haleigh pedicure  Haleigh looks happy! Pedicure  Oh my, this feels soooo good! The massage on my back…oh my! The treatment on my feet and legs…ah!

New feet  Our new feet! Then I decided to also have a manicure!

Last evening we went shopping at Forum Shopping Center. What a neat place to shop! Yes, I bought a few things. I already have a new dress to wear to the wedding, but I bought some accessories!

Okay…I also bought a dress and a shirt! I couldn’t resist!

I have an attraction to camels since I rode one up Mt Sinai in Egypt back in about 1998. So here’s my new shirt! Can you see the camels? New Camel shirtsHaleigh liked it so she bought one too!

Today, I’m staying home while the Jessica is busy with wedding details. Then later Rob, Jessica, and Haleigh will go to the rehearsal and dinner. I’ll stay here with Elmise and Armon when they come home from school. We’ll have a good time together!

This evening more company from out of state will be arriving!

Then tomorrow is the big day! I’m now all ready!

Happy Birthday Andrew

Happy Birthday, Andrew!

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Andrew

I don’t have any recent pictures of you, but I have lots of pictures up to and including your wedding!

You were my very first grandchild and grandson! The bond I hold for you can’t be broken. I love you! I wish I could celebrate with you.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Andrew! Please watch over him. Keep Your hand of protection on him as he drives, works, and plays. Help him to know that You love him. He’s a son, husband, grandson, brother, cousin, nephew,  friend, and neighbor. I love Andrew so much and You love him even more!