Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Getting Big

Linz and the grandkids came to visit.  Madelyn is getting big and wants to do everything her big brother does.

I know that my brother really likes this and he can go fast.

Standing on it is fun.

 I know that there is some way to make it move.

 Maybe if I turn this handle...

Come on guys, help me out here!



 Weeeeee!!!!  I knew this would be fun!

That was fun!  Can we do it again?

 I don't have to get off now, do I?

The pro!

Friday, June 8, 2012

What a Spring!

I know, it's been a while.  A LOT has happened since my last post.  We had been thinking for a long time, that we would like to move to a highrise condo in downtown Fort Worth.  In February, Doc20 and I decided to put our house up for sale and see what would happen.  We spent a few weeks making a few repairs, painting, cleaning and de-cluttering and the house was for sale as of March 1.  We had an open house and several showings, lowered the price a bit after about 6 weeks and by the end of April we had a contract.  We found a condo we liked (on the 22nd floor) and made an offer.  We closed May 23rd on both properties and moved the next day. 

WOW!  What a spring!

We moved from a 3000 sq ft house to a 1550 sq ft condo.  Before we moved we had a big moving/estate sale and sold more that half our stuff.  It's kind of amazing how much stuff you have that isn't really needed.  We have on order several new pieces of furniture to better fit our new place, and had the Container Store come out and redo our closet with their Elfa system.  It just about tripled the amount of storage in the closet.  The kitchen has been a challenge, but I'm about to figure it out.

We now have a great view of the city and we're having a blast checking out new restaurants and shops here in downtown.

We also managed to fit in a big 3 year old birthday party for Toddler M.  He had a blast at his Cinco de Mayo party.  (He's on the left in the yellow shirt.)

We'll be going back for his little sister's first birthday in a month or so. 

She has been walking for about a month now and loves to play with her big brother.  No teeth yet, but she can gum anything! 

Thursday, February 9, 2012


As some of you know, I like orchids.  This is currently blooming at my house.  I don't think I've ever gotten this one to bloom before.  I think I like it.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Just Stuff

Since just before Christmas, I've been doing a lot of traveling.  We drove to Denver (via Kansas due to icy roads along our regular route) for Christmas with the grandkids.  We had a blast watching them open their gifts and playing with them in the snow.

After about a week, we left for home with a detour through Taos and Santa Fe for a couple of days. 

Also, during that same week, CareBear decided to change jobs and move from Portland to Philadelphia.  So, the first week in January, I flew to Portland to help her decide what to keep and what to sell and got everything ready for a huge estate sale.  She is moving to a much smaller place and decided to buy almost all new stuff.

The second week in January, my Mom and I flew to Denver to keep the grandkids while their Mom and Dad took a quick vacation to Mexico for some sun and sand. 

So now I'm home, keeping my nieces kids one or two days a week, trying to recover from a cold of some kind that has lasted for two weeks now.

We'll be back in Denver in about 3 weeks for Baby M's baby dedication and I'm sure I'll be in Philadelphia the first week in March to help CareBear unpack.  (Her apartment won't be ready until then). 

I'm tired.