Dec 17, 2011

Mia's Christmas Recital

Mia Ballerina
Mia and her girlfriend

Mia, front left corner
Mia and Aiden
Wonder what they asked Santa for this year...

Nov 23, 2011

Star Light

Star city of the South
Roanoke VA
Mill Mt Star
Perhaps they are not really stars in the sky but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.
~Eskimo Legend~

Nov 12, 2011

love my ..... nieces to pieces

  • Shannon
Families are tied together with heart strings
Sweet as cupcakes

They light up our lives

Nov 11, 2011

From my Grandmother, to my children and their children

Many years ago my Grandmother Powell gave me a clipping from the newspaper. I have always carried it with me and have tried to live by her example. To me both my grandmothers were "one classy lady"...

There's no substitute for class

Class never runs scared. It is sure-footed and confident,
and it can handle whatever comes along.

Class has a sense of humor. It knows that a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations.

Class never makes excuses. It takes its lumps and learns from past mistakes.

Class knows that good manners are nothing more than a series of small sacrifices and minor inconveniences.

Class bespeaks an aristocracy unrelated to ancestors or money. Some extremely wealthy people have no class at all, while others who are struggling to make ends meet are loaded with it.

Class is real. You can't fake it. Class is comfortable in its own skin. It never puts on airs.

Class never tries to build itself up by tearing others down. Class is already up and need not attempt to look better by making others look worse.

Class can "walk with kings and keep its virtue and talk with crowds and keep the common touch." Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class because he is comfortable with himself.

If you have class, you've got it made. If you don't have class, no matter what else you have, it won't make up for it.
~Ann Landers~

Oct 26, 2011

"Way Back When"sday

Little Emil, Kenny, Jaime, Emil and our cat Bobbi
Burley Idaho, summer 1979

Oct 21, 2011

Head of the Class

Seth, Emilia and Aiden
Their first school pictures
preschool year

Oct 19, 2011

"Way Back When"sday

Stevie's October birthday sometimes gave us great
excuses to celebrate with a
Halloween Birthday Party, what could be more fun!
1988 and 1989
Walton, NY
btw Happy Birthday Steve!!

Oct 18, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Kids

I'll love ya till the end of vine...

Nathan, Max, Isabel

Oct 12, 2011

Oct 7, 2011

Pup Cup

If it isn't bad enough that I am hooked on my Pumpkin Spice Lattes,
they have hooked Jesse on their Pup Cups...
Ask @ a Starbucks near you, lol

Sep 29, 2011

Lookin' for Papa Smurf

All mushrooms are edible - once

Smurfs are little blue people that live in magic mushrooms,
think about it...

Sep 27, 2011

Mia Ballerina

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!

Sep 22, 2011

Atlanta vaca

We stayed downtown at the Comfort Suites, beautifully renovated. I always love staying in older hotels (daytime and night shots)

views from our window

coffee break @ Waffle House

lunch time, world famous hotdogs at The Varsity

our second time to enjoy Wicked, would go again
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