Thursday, August 17, 2017

Toy Story

After years of filling the basement with treasures, we decided it was time to clean house.  We made a lot of kids happy at the Dominion Post Flea Market.  24 buckets of small toys reduced to 2 buckets after 2 hours.

August 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

July Cards



An anniversary card for my sister Terry and her husband Nelson.  Terry loves sunflowers.

"These anniversary wishes
Comes with love today,
To wish you all the very best
On this your special day."

A birthday card for my former colleague Lorrie, who books for catering events. 

"It's that special day again,
How quickly does time fly.
But couldn't let your birthday pass,
Without a cheerful "Hi",
So hope your day just sparkles
With happiness all day through
For you deserve a brilliant day,
That's especially made for you!"

My brother-in-law Scott was 51 this month.  He and his family have 4 celebrations this month.   

"To help you celebrate,
This card is sent to say,
May good luck and good fortune,
Always with you stay.
May you find much joy and happiness,
In everything you do,
And in this card is all our love,
Sent especially for you!""

Scott sent me a nice thank you for the handmade card!

 This birthday card is for my nephew Jake who is 22 this July.

"I hope this little card,
Brightens up your day,
I'm popping it in the post box
To send it on its way.
Within it are good wishes
For a day that's just for you,
As you deserve the very best
In life to come to you!"

My sister Amy was 51 this month.  She is my youngest sister.

"It means so much throughout the year
to have a sister just like you,
You're thoughtful, warm and caring
and understanding too.
That's why this birthday message comes with thanks and special love,
To wish you all the happiness
you're so deserving of."

 I spent the day with my young colleague Mallory, the dietitian at Camp Kno Koma, West Virginia's camp for children with diabetes.  Mallory, who first attended as a camper, spends the week plus with the 125 children and other medical staff feeding and counseling the children.  All of her work is volunteer.  This card was a thank you allowing me to witness the good work that they do.  The picture is of Mallory at camp.

"You really have a heart of gold,
It's one that can't be bought or sold." 

My aunt Bernice is 96 this month.  She is still sharp as a wit!  I called her the morning of her special day.  She still lives at home-by herself!

"N is for nice
I is for irresistible
N is for naughty
E is for everyone's friend
T is for terrific
Y is for you.

S is for super
I is for icon
X is for extra special."

 Amy and Scott (in addition to birthdays) celebrated 29 years of marriage this month.

"It's a day that's stuck in my memory.
It's the day you said, "I Do".
It's the day you shared together
A day that was made for two.
The years they've come.
The years they've gone,
But one thing that has stayed true,
is the love you've had for each other.
Since the day you said, "I Do".

This card is for my water aerobics friend, Betty, who has not been able to attend due to an angle injury out of class.  Betty is also in her 90s and is so much fun to be around.  She has very white hair and dresses like she's going to church when she comes to class.  I miss her.The background paper has flamingos-we do flamingo leg movements in class.

"I hope you'll soon be on the mend
Broken bones are a pain to bear
So I thought this little card I'd send
Just to show you I do care."  

  

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Holly (Jolly)

For the last 3 years, we've rented a 1 room cabin at Holly River State Park for 3 nights. Deer, trails, beautiful scenery right outside your door. No electronics with the sound of a rolling creek outside your window. Fully stocked kitchen (take your own food) though we walk to Kathy's restaurant most nights to buy her handmade dessert. A nice pool on site too. Only 2 1/2 hours from home. What fun!

I journaled notes from each of the 3 days we spent at the park.  It is totally relaxing.  For crafts, I made 15 Christmas cards!

2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

June Cards

My nephew Brian was 36 this month.  The picture on the card is Brian at a young age.  He is such a sweet young man with a lovely wife and baby who just turned 1.

"T is for terrific
H is for hunny
I is for irresistable
R is for ravishing
T is for tantalizing
Y is for you.

S is for super
I is for icon
X is for xtra special"

This birthday card is for April, a lovely single Mom who has done well by her daughters.

My nephew Steve was 41 this month.  He's a great Dad and very young at heart.

This Fathers Day card is for my brother Jim.  He is a patriot.  The picture is of him with his adult children.

"It's the day to have a rest
And do what you like best!"

My Fathers Day card for Bob.  I also made a display with a few pages featuring him and a place for his other cards.

"Hard work, loyalty, generosity too.
Are just some of the traits that I see in you.

It may not seem so, but I'd bet it holds true
That our boys were watching and seeing them too.

As your wife and their mother thought I'd take this cue
To say I'm so glad they've grown learning from you!"

A birthday card for John, one of my nature loving friends.
"Here's wishing you a wonderful day
With lots of best wishes
On this your special day."

 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Potomac Eagle

For Fathers Day Bob and I rode the Potomac Eagle Train.  We boarded in Romney, then ventured across Rt. 50 along the Potomac River and through a mountain trough.  We spotted eagles and hatchings along the 3 hour run.  

In these photos, you can see some of the beauty of West Virginia.  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Dedicated Date

On our drive back home from our Sunday picnic, Bob proclaimed this 3-year tradition as a "Dedicated Date".  His devotion to me goes much deeper than that.
  • He always comes home at the end of his shift.
  • He protects us from harm.
  • He sets a good example to his boys on how to treat women.
  • He helps me with all my endeavors-and enjoys them@
Here's Bob at our monthly Farmers Market Sampling.  Bob brings people in, fully explains the ingredients and promotes the farmers and my profession.  Most of all-he enjoys these times spent with me!

2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Gala

As historian for the West Virginia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, I've had the pleasure of adding a visual history to the historical data compiled by the previous historian, Annabelle Cruise.  "Snapshots of the First 75 Years" is the resulting commemorative book.  I gave a summary at our 75th gala.  There were mementos and old friends present as well as the national president of AND.  Best of all-Bob was as my side.  2017

I am pictured with Annabelle Cruise and my good friend and mentor, Evelyn DiTrapano.