Tuesday, February 28, 2017


I found this photo taken by Monica when she was very little. She  used a simple kiddie camera, but it's composed so well! I love the way she lined up the gingerbread men holding hands. And the shadows behind them. It always amazes me to see the world from her perspective.

Back when she took this picture, she was an almost-undefeated master of the game. Her innocent luck overwhelmed us. Of course it became her favorite game!

Now at age 15, her tastes have become more advanced. She enjoys "Apples to Apples" and "Sequence." She plays those games with average ability and luck.  But if she asks you to play UNO, watch out! She is an UNO card shark with a killer strategy. Don't let her sweet face fool you. She takes fiendish delight in swamping her opponents with Draw 4's and Draw 2's right away. No holding back until an opportune moment. She is on the offensive and will take adults down!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Missing Mom

It was a year ago that Mom left us to join Dad in heaven. So last night we enjoyed Tastee Toasties (soda floats) with dinner in memory of her.  It was Andrea's idea, and she also brought a beautiful pink calla lily plant to cheer me up.  
We all miss you, Gramma!