Not a good day

It was not a good day for Viking fans …


… but the Redskin fans were happy.


After football, we swam and then worked on National Park and State quarter books for Rae. Gram and Pop had LOTS of quarters to look through.



I’m so lucky – my DIL Becky always takes time to send me photos of the girls. Rae is enjoying soccer …


And Mo seems to enjoy being out at the soccer field too.


It’s only been two months but I miss seeing all my little ones and talked Keith into renting a house at Lake Oconee for a long weekend before Thanksgiving so I could spend time with them. Can’t wait!

Do you rent houses for vacations? Keith is really good about finding great places for us whether we’re going to Maine for a month or planning a trip with family. The site he uses most often is VRBO (part of Home Away now). This is the cottage we’re staying in next month in Maine.


Someone asked if Finn is coming with us to Maine … yep, I couldn’t leave him for a month and Chesty loved going with us so I’m sure Finn will too.  He’ll also come with us on the November trip – finding rentals that take pets is a little more difficult and you do have to pay a pet deposit but we’re lucky that Finn is small because more places do allow small dogs than large ones.

And Finn is still trying to convince Keith to take him to see his Mommy!


Time flies

I love that google photos shares memories from the past with me. From 6 years ago … my sister Ann and her daughter and granddaughter walking with me on the Nolan Trail.


Time for a nap!

Just two hours of sleep last night before I was up with Finn this morning and I stayed up to enjoy my last few hours with the kids before they headed back to GA. The activity for the morning …. rock painting!


Now it’s time for a nap!

No regrets

It was the right time for us to sell Big Canoe and the closing went through today without any complications. I have NO regrets about the sale BUT I have 12 years of wonderful memories.


Wonderful hikes, canoeing, and kayaking.


Time with the boys and our little ones …


Memories of Chesty …


Trips with Finn …


Trips with my Mom, with Keith’s Mom …. with my sisters, his brother …my brother … too many memories to share in this one post but we will always remember the time we spent together and with our loved ones there.

Family time

There won’t be any sewing the next few days as Adam is here visiting with his family. How lucky am I to have Chris here one week and Adam the next?!!

Adam and Lindsey took the kids to the aquarium this morning and this afternoon, we all played in the pool. I don’t always spend a lot of time out by the pool but it’s great when we have the kids here. It’s right out back and we have all of the benefits and none of the maintenance!


Adam also cooked dinner … and is cooking again tomorrow. So nice to have a chef in the family!

More help

I had more help from Chris and Becky today … first up they laid out my focus wall they’d originally created for me at Big Canoe.


And then Chris hung it all …


Becky helped arrange some things for me in the library and cooked dinner for us. I felt very spoiled!! I can depend on the two of them for anything ! They’re the best kids and I’m very fortunate to have them.