Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sunsets on the Beach of Florida to Blizzard in Maryland

It's hard to believe that last week at this time I was enjoying walking on the beach in Naples, Florida, enjoying the sunsets and cruising around the everglades and ocean. It was a nice break from the cold and snowy winter that we have had in Maryland. We arrived back home the day the blizzard hit. While it is beautiful to see all this white, white snow, it is not so fun having to shovel it. We got over 30" this last run on Friday and Saturday and it took Saturday and Sunday to shovel out of our driveway. Today, it started snowing again and we are expected to get another 12 - 20" by the end of tomorrow. It is around 9:30 p.m. and I just went out to shovel the first round of snow. It is beautiful outside....so bright, the snow falling and so very, very quiet. This is when I love the snow. I shoveled about 3" and I can barely throw the snow over the mounds that are already there....can't wait till tomorrow when we get the worse of it.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

Cliff was feeling good so we went to a New Year's party at some friends home and had a wonderful time. Cliff is off to a great start with his new hip and we have a new year to look forward to. You never know what life will bring....who new that we would be going from empty nesters to raising our 2 year old granddaughter last year. I decided not to make any New Year's resolutions this year, the first time ever! We had our traditional New Year's dinner to help us be healthier, wealthier and wiser in the New Year.....Corned beef, cabbage, and black eyed peas (which we all love). Chris, Ameerah and Trey were there and we were joined by some friends playing games to all hours of the evening. A good way to spend New Years....the only thing that would be better would be to have all our family and friends here with us. We wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

New York City with the Girls

It was fun to start out December by going to NYC with a bunch of friends. We took the train (some the bus) and spent the day shopping, eating, looking at the lights and windows. A fun time was had by all!

The Holidays

We were blessed to have JD,Shauna and Bo visit us over Thanksgiving. We went to Pennsylvania to spend Thanksgiving day with my sister's (Lisa) family and really enjoyed it. We took JD and his family to DC to see the National tree, which was from Arizona this year, and to the Temple to see the lights. It is a great way to start out the holidays. Shauna and Bo stayed an extra week and I got to spend alot of time with them. I love being around my kids and grandkids!

Cliff had hip replacement surgery so we didn't go anywhere for Christmas. We are lucky to have Chris, Ameerah and Trey living in MD so we spent it with them. It was fun to see Ariana and Trey enjoy all their presents and get excited for Santa. We got a huge snowstorm the weekend before Christmas so we made a snowman and the kids loved doing that. Christmas Eve we made reindeer food and spread it around the front yard for the reindeer and made cookies for Santa....he must of really liked them because they were gone!