Friday, February 15, 2013


Just some random photos and thoughts today.

Yesterday, Feb. 14, was our daughter Amy's 38th birthday. 

She forever changed Valentine's day for us.  She's grown up to be a truly remarkable woman, daughter, wife, mother of 4, nurse, and much more.  One of her co-workers made her a unique birthday cake.

We stopped by last night to share a few minutes of her birthday with her, and to taste the cake.

Since our baby Emily's husband was away on a business trip, we took her out to dinner with us.  It's always so nice to spend time with this special young woman.

Excuse the pixellated pictures - I grabbed them from facebook.

Besides the cards we gave one another, Lloyd and I received some home-made valentines from our three sweet little grandkids, Kenny, Alex and Hannah.

Last weekend on our way back from Lethbridge, we stopped to visit our daughter Jenny and her family.  Lloyd snapped this picture of me, my oldest daughter and my oldest grandchild.

Jenny always said we needed to get some 'tall genes' into our family gene pool.  Sure looks like she's succeeded with this 6'3" 16-year old.  Her first novel is well on its way to being published.  We expect to see it in the bookstores and on Amazon in the early fall.

Have you ever stopped to count up the things you love?  Wow!  There's just too much.  We are so very fortunate to have so much good in our lives - family, friends, hobbies, activities, flowers and beaches and mountains.

Something else I love - puzzles.

Well, this is becoming slightly incoherent, so with a couple of love pictures, I'll close it down for today.


With love,   Pat


Raindrops and Daisies said...

Hi Pat

What a lovely happy post
full of wonderful family photos.

Have a great weekend.

x Fiona

thisisme said...

Lovely photos today. What an unusual birthday cake! Gosh, your sixteen year old grandson is certainly tall! My 15 year old granddaughter looks down on me now. Where does the time go? Loved the picture with the umbrella and about being angry!

Bev said...

Lovely post..lovely family!

Bev said...

Lovely post..lovely family!

Mickey said...

So much to be thankful for! Lots of love going around around this Valentines Day, good friend!

Granny Annie said...

Liked this:)