Last Saturday was a good day for working on the boat. We have a 24 foot Four Winns cruiser. It needed work on the Teak wood and the marina got it into the water before we had time to work on it. So I was varnishing the cabin door as it was in the water.

Here's a picture of the captain- Barlow, my husband posing at the wheel. Darin rode with us and decided to fish off the back of the boat, sitting on the swim deck. Barlow was so worried that he'd fall into the water and he'd have to dive into the cold water to save him, so Darin moved to fishing off the docks. He caught two bluegill fishing this way. The first fish of the season! Darin's lucky that way. Usually gets the first fish or the biggest fish every time. He even beats his Dad in fishing, ( to his father's dismay).
Darin's father, Frank is from New Jersey, and he is used to deep sea fishing. He has'nt been so lucky here in fresh water. My girls were lucky that way too. They'd always catch more or the biggest fishes on our fishing excursions.

Here's Darin with fish #2 smiling big, because he was having so much fun.

Here is a picture of my only little sister, Nancy's son- Robbie getting ready for his Senior Prom with his girlfriend. Can't believe that my sister's kids are all grown up too! (she's 7 years younger than me) They live in the St. Petersburg area of Florida, so we keep in touch with emails all the time. Don't they make a cute couple?


Happy Easter EVERYBODY!

Happy Easter and Good Tidings to Everyone!
The Grandkids and our daughters all met us for a Noon lunch at Country Buffet and we were glad we went early. The line was later, outside the door and waiting was long for the goodies we all ate at the buffet. (Poor Caroline, her battery went dead in her car, and she had to call us for a ride to the restaurant) Her husband stayed with the car, and he and a neighbor went and bought a new battery and fixed the car. Sorry he missed the dinner with us though. The dinner was grand, and o'l Grandma didn't have to lift a finger to either prepare or clean up the mess. We met my aunt, uncle and cousin at the restaurant, and when they were leaving, my cousin invited my grandson, Darin to go to a movie with him and his son.

After dinner, we all met a my house for the kids to pick up their baskets from me and Grandpa. Matthew got a little wheelbarrow for his basket, and the girls got regular baskets with little necklaces and coloring sheets, they all got a couple shorts sets. We took some pictures and sat and visited for a while.

Sarah and Matthew, happy to get their baskets.

Amber's got her basket!
Doesn't she look cute in her new Easter outfit? Pretty in pink!

And Grandpa and Grandma get a nice leasurely Holiday out with the Grandkid outside in the backyard! Only Darin's missing, since he got to go to the show with his cousins. Can you believe the grandkids are already asking us when we are going to open the pool?!!!!! Kinda rushing to get to summer, if you ask me! Guess we'll have to think about it in the next month or so, though.


Still Healing, Happy Easter !

First of all, I am still healing, the stitches that were put back in came out after 2 weeks, and I am still getting a little drainage from the sore, but nothing that I can't handle. The skin is healing, but I have to keep putting on some Bacitracin and wiping with anticeptic.

Easter is coming and I have the Easter baskets ready for the Grandkids. I had a hard time trying to find little trinkets to fill the baskets for the older ones. (I heard their wining about too much clothes in their baskets) I did get them a couple shorts outfits to start them off. I cut down on the candy, but got a little bit of mineature candy bars and a few jelly beans. I even got them a small chocolate bunny too.
Child Basket Easter Basket Happy Easter Bunny Easter Surprise Chocolate Bunny

We plan to take the whole family out to eat at a local all you can eat buffet. It'll save me a lot of work, and clean up, and the kids love that kind of stuff. Everyone can eat the kind of food they love to eat. Specially the kids who all have certain favorites, and some particular things they won't eat at all.
Diner Buffet Lunch
Hubby and I have to get out to the lake and get the boat ready to hit the water in the next couple of weekends. Lots of clean up to do after a hard winter. Hopefully, this summer maybe we can get some use out of it this year. The last few summers I have been so weak or sick that we really didn't get to enjoy it much at all.
Boating 2 Ooops , forgot about that bumpy ride! LOL!Boating 2