Welcome to Anybody Home!

Here you will find scattered pictures from my point and shoot camera, random thoughts from my little world, treasured memories of days gone by, hopeful dreams of the days yet to come, and a bunch of ideas - because I've always got ideas!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Wasn't It JUST Halloween?!

 This is what I made for the grandkids on Halloween!

 I only saw Hertsje and Broeder in costume.  They were adorable.  It was a nasty night for trick-or-treating this year.
THGGM and I were home on Halloween night.  We did not get any trick-or-treater's, but funny how that candy disappeared anyway.

My new hobby since I went for weeks and weeks without internet?   Bird watching.  We have a pair of blue jays, a pair of cardinals, buckets full of sparrows which are sprinkled around as hawk food (or so it seems) and just today Daughter looked out the window and saw a pair of nuthatches.

I'm Back!

Yesterday at 4:40 this very nice man arrived at my house.  It was cold.  It was snowing.  It was windy.  But he climbed this poll and hooked us up to Comcast wireless.  It took three and a half hours, yet when he left it still wasn't up and running.  But when THGGM got up this morning it was working very nicely!  Yea!  Happy me!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

 These pictures are from day one of our vacation.

There shall be a big gap now, since we are switching over our internet.  What a HASSLE!  And no one seems to be able to tell us when they can install the new stuff.

We started this process on Wednesday morning, and it still isn't finalized on Saturday?


So, good-bye for now my faithful readers.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

More Fall Family Photos

 It's a family tradition to take fall pictures at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids.  We've been doing this for thirty two years now.  Yes.  I guess that does qualify this as a tradition!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Today In My Little World

Just this boy for most of the day until everyone else showed up later in the afternoon.

So Feintsje got to go for a walk around the block with Pake, a walk down the street with me and Zeke, and a lot of riding on his Thomas.
 Pake was mowing, Feintsje was helping him.

Then it was time for lunch.

On a usual Monday, Feintsje and I have peanut butter and grape jelly sandwiches.

But this week Pake isn't working, so we went to Hunan for Chinese food.

His favorite was the broccoli and mushrooms.  But he didn't complain at all about the rice, chicken, or crab cheese.  And the crunchy fortune cookie was the best!  I liked the fortune he got.  He wasn't interested in my pontificating about how one should be kind even if there is no reward.  

Fall Family Photo

Not that this will surprise anyone, but I took over 200 pictures.  Oh yes, I did!
Son-in-law took this picture on the first try.  He is amazing like that.  He also took one of all of us in the woods.  Again, he only took two, and again, the first one came out great.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Saturday, You Were Good to Us!

 Saturday THGGM and I went to Robinette's to pick up donuts and cider.  What a gorgeous fall afternoon it was!  West Michigan is well arrayed with gorgeous Fall color.  I LOVE fall!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I Cannot Think of a Title

 Yesterday Famke got sick at school, so spent the rest of the day resting at my house.  Thankfully, she felt much better as the day went on.  We played with puzzles, and Famke and I looked through the American Girl Doll holiday catalog while Feintsje played with his trucks.
I am very happy with the quality of the American Girl doll, but OH MY GOODNESS, I cannot imagine spending THAT kind of money on all those accessories.  I could not do that.  But, oh, how cool would it be to play with Kit's bed, typewriter, and roll top desk?  Although I do believe that I've seen old typewriters and even solid oak roll top desks that are regular size for about the same price.  Hmm.  Much to ponder here...

Monday, October 06, 2014

Reading Books

I found these two like this today.

Feintsje, "reading" books to Hertsje.