Monday, December 29, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Marco with the "fam"

Here we are in sunny Florida right outside of the church building in Golden Gate. I think this is probably going to be the Christmas picture this year. I don't know about you but it was a big shock to come home to snow and ice. We have had to shovel 2 times since we have been home. Thanks to all the family members for a wonderful vacation. I thoroughly enjoyed all the time that I was there. I really miss the gkids. They are the absolute highlight of my life. I am really lucky that I have the cutest, funniest and best grandkids on the planet. Probably a result of them having the most wonderful parents on the planet as well. I definitely think we should visit Marco again. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hilton Head Island

While at Hilton Head we went to Harbor Town and saw this lighthouse.
Here is one view of the kitchen and dining area of the condo that we stayed in. It was very spacious with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, a big living area and dining and kitchen and laundry room.
A view from the beach.
We rented bikes for the day and went riding on the beach for about 4 hours, then we went to a time share presentation. They gave us some money and we went out to dinner. I had to go the the Goodwill store and bought this jacket. It was colder than I thought.

Washington DC with Gram and Grampa

Here we are with
Grandma and Grandpa in Washington DC- In front of the Washington Monument. It was the first time they had ever seen it.
Here we are in front of the Jefferson Memorial. After this we went to the capital building and drove up behind it to see the Supreme Court Building. Right as we drove by the Justices were all walking out with their wives.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Heavy frost on Sunday

This is the view out of our bedroom window this am. Happy daylight savings. It was a heavy enough frost to kill the flowers on the front porch.
Here is Hayley in her Halloween costume- worn to party Sat night
Hayley's buddy Chris with the matching sweater- they went as skiiers

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sectional Game

Ellie the German exchange student who has helped with the team

On Thursday night Hayley and her team played the 2nd game in the sectional tournament. It was quite a thrill because they were not even supposed to win any games, let alone make it to the 2nd. they played against Penfield and it was a very close game. They won the 1st 2 games and then lost the 3rd. The 4th game was very close 25-23 Penfield. Therefore the 5th game was very exciting but they lost it 25-23 again. Penfield was worried. Here was this team with a terrible record and they came out of nowhere to almost win.
Here is Hayley and some of her teammates looking very stressed and worried. Top pic is after the game-Hayley's last high school vball game- Tears and sadness!! Now she can concentrate on real life.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Victorious at Sectionals

Here we are at the conclusion of the 1st sectional game against Webster Thomas. It was amazing mostly because the Fairport team has lost to just about every team in the section. They definitely could beat just about every team that they played but for whatever reason they haven't. So tonight they all played really well and beat the Webster team in 3 straight games. Webster was shocked to say the least. Hayley has the team mascot in her arms.Here is a very blurry picture of her in action.Here are three girls that are on the jv team. The reason I took their picture is because the girl on the left looks SO much like Julia. Every game Grandma and I watch her and marvel at how much we think she looks like what Julia will look like when she is older. This picture does not show the resemblance as much but she really does look like Julia. These girls don't even know me and must have wondered why I was taking their picture!

Monday, October 27, 2008

"Tacky Sweaters"

Today Hayley came home from practice with a request for a "tacky" sweater to wear to school tomorrow. It seems as though the vball team members are wearing said sweaters for a spirit thing to get psyched for tomorrow nights 1st sectional game. Grandma sent all her sweaters to the donation pile and the only thing we could think of was the pile of hand knitted sweaters that Gma dickens has knitted over the years. We have a box of them and they are beautifully knitted and really "vintage" instead of tacky. We have almost enough sweaters for the whole team to wear and a few of the girls are borrowing them. Grandma had no idea her hard work would be put to such good use.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Cooler Scooter

Last Saturday 10/18 was a beautiful fall day here- the kind pictures are taken of and people write about. Hayley's friend Eric from the Hornell Branch was here visiting and brought along his "cooler on a scooter". It is just what it sounds like- a cooler attached to a scooter that is run by electric power- it has to be plugged in and runs on a battery. Hayley and Eric spent a lot of time riding the cooler scooter around the neighborhood. Here is a pic of me riding it down the street. Hayley now wants a cooler scooter to take to college. She said she could put her sack lunch in it and ride to class. I wonder how long it will take her to ride it to Utah (or Idaho)?