Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Matt . . .

Dear Matthew.
It has always been a joy to call you 'son'.
Congratulations on all your accomplishments
& enjoy that new little granddaughter of yours.


Matt is holding his nephew, Tommy.
Matt is President of Laborer's Local 310 in Cleveland
but he's still on the job site everyday.
His latest project is building the Cleveland Hilton Hotel.
It has to be finished in time for the Republican Convention in 2016.

Good job and God bless you!




Friday, September 25, 2015

She's here . . .

Great grand #3 was born today. She is my son, Matt's first grandbaby. OMG! My son is a grandfather. Holy cow! Thanks to Jackie and Steve for the blessed treasure they added to our family today.


Giving up on the 365 challenge . . .

Don't know who else in Chatterbugs was doing the 365 challenge except Lori and me.  

Anyway, I did pretty good with this posting thing until this month.  It was a fun activity and I took the challenge pretty seriously.  I fully expected to complete it but apparently that won't be happening.  Just by way of an explanation . . . 

I went to the ER on 9/17 and was in the hospital for 4 days.  That put me way behind in the 365 entries.  I tried doing some 'catch up' but that hasn't gone good either.

I'm home but I'm not bouncing back like I usually do.   In fact, the breathing isn't that much better than it was before the hospital admission.  WTH!  This isn't supposed to happen but it did so I'll just have to accept what is and go from here.

Joyce was kind enough to take me to see Dr. Bhatt yesterday & he's made some changes to the medications so perhaps that will help!  Please keep me in your prayers.  Thanks.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Time out . . .

I'm cooling my heels at Highlands Regional Medical Center.  I've had breathing problems since last w/e so on Thursday, Joyce came & got Dahli & 911 came & got me.

I was doing much better until I woke up this morning with swollen ankles & feet. Oh no! Looks a whole lot heart failure to me.  Too many fluids so instead of going home today it's WAIT until tomorrow.  Better news then, I hope.

Please keep me in your thoughts & prayers. Thanks.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

9/16/15 . . .

Always a special day at my house because . . . 

Christopher Allen

born on September 16th, 1969

Happy Birthday, sweet sonny boy!

You're the BEST!!

P.S. Your card is in the mail.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Monday . . .




Thanks to all of you who LABOR . . .
you make our world a better place!!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Pumpkins . . .




If anyone has tried this please let me know what you think. Thanks!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Kids and greats . . .




Big Matt & Molly's little Tommy!




California greats . . .
Koah getting squished by Caden.
Soooooo cute!
God bless the babies!




Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday . . .

Caden's First Day of 2nd Grade


Koah stays home with Dad


YOU are the cutest baby ever!!





Saturday, August 22, 2015

Bye Will . . .

Not just another Saturday!

Elizabeth came to visit so a group of us took her out to lunch.  Just as we were getting ready to leave the restaurant, I commented to Sherry that she was the only one in the group that wasn't a widow.  She made some kind of funny remark and we all laughed.

Came home. Took Dahli to the dog walk. Came home. An ambulance goes by.  Judy and I follow it  cause it goes down her street.  It's parked in front of Sherry's house.  What the heck?

She comes out and says "I found him dead when I got home". What? What did you say? He's dead?  OMG he's dead!

She was a widow & didn't even know it till we got home.  YOU JUST NEVER KNOW.  Bye Will . . . 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

I'm back . . .

from my Ohio vacation.  Would you be surprised if I told you that I had a fabulous time.  I haven't been home in a long time and really needed to get reacquainted with all my family and friends.  

Tears? you betcha but they were all happy tears.  Thanks to my son, Christopher, for spending his hard earned vacation with me in Ohio.  


Please click on picture for larger view.

Pictures of me with the kids and the family.

I sure do love my dear sweet precious family.



Monday, July 27, 2015

July 27th . . .



Just call me birthday girl today!

I am 79 years young today! Yikes!

(Marge, it's only a # so calm down)


Sunday, July 12, 2015

July 12th . . .


CAPEZIOS . . . the best shoe ever!  Sweet, wonderful memories!


Do you miss these as much as I do?

Momma would take us to Bonwit Taylor in downtown Cleveland on our special day and we picked out the pair we wanted. Gloves for your feet! 
Italy's gift to our feet!



Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day . . .



Our Dad's are gone but never forgotten.


The children's father has been gone since 2005.


My dear sweet Dad, Mike.
This picture is from the 1960's with Andy on his lap.
My Dad passed in 1982.

www.SusanBranch.com






Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June 17 . . .



AMANDA: This cute little baby, 8 days old, was falling asleep in my lap today, eyes half open, brain already in dreamland, and I looked down at him and smiled cuz he is insanely cute, and you know what??
He smiled back, looked right at my face and smiled, and then went to sleep.





Monday, June 8, 2015

Great Grand #2



I have a new little great grandson. His name is Koah. Welcome to our world, little one!



Sunday, May 31, 2015

May 31st . . .





May 31st, 1911 . . . My sweet Mother's Birthday
Had she lived she would be 104 today!

May 31st, 1953 . . . I graduated from Holy Name High School

May 31st, 1972 . . . My Daughter, Sue's First Holy Communion

May 31st . . . has always held a special place in my heart.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

May 28th . . .




Happy Birthday to my granddaughter, Tiffany!
Love you lots, sweetie!





Friday, May 22, 2015

May 22nd . . .




Happy 17th Birthday to my sweet granddaughter, Sierra.
Love you lots, sweetie!

Sierra

Sierra, a friend and her Mom, Sue.