|Josh, Meg and Connor clearing drive for Mom~|
|Dr. Son with much loved wife, mother and daughter in law, Becky.|
|Connor always the helper,helped Dad pick us up at the airport!|
One of our outings took us to the National Harbor on the shores of the Potomac. The view was so beautiful I decided to walk along the waterfront. The bitter cold quickly forced my retreat back into the warmth of the Gaylord. As the grandchildren participated in a scavenger hunt, we sat and enjoyed the view with a warm cup of cocoa. I fear I would not have fared well as a minute man.
|Dr. Son, Toben, Joshua, Haley, Megan, Me and Papa D with Lily in front with "Gingy"|
|Baby it's cold outside!|
|Play dough with Lily and Joshua.|
I have a gift of saying the wrong thing at the worst possible time. It is not purposeful. My heart is in the right place. My brain just doesn't always connect with it. There is often a total disconnect in my communication skills. Even haltingly auditing my words they still fail me.
|Happy 13th Megan!|
Rather than what we cannot change, we revel in the joys of life. The celebrating of birthdays. Walks with grandchildren. Watching grand babies take their first steps while another is preparing her wings for flight. Hugs from children and grandchildren are more precious than gold!
|Youngest and oldest...Toben and Haley|
|Poor kid has nothing to play with.|
|Baby Toben! Would you ever guess he is the baby? :)|
When the first ice storm hit this winter, we lamented as to why we did not retire to a tropical paradise. The reminder came soon with a photo of our youngest grandchild. Without prejudice, he is undoubtedly the most beautiful grandchild ever--at least not since the one before him. Sharing special moments with these precious ones is incentive to cope with frigid temperatures. Well, at least for a minute!
You crown the year with your bounty and your carts overflow with abundance.