Monday, March 26, 2012

kitchen remodel

It's been quite some time since I posted....fb is just so easy!

Had my kitchen remodeled....looks much the same, but

new cabinets mean no more sawdust in my baking dishes.

The old 1950's cabinets, tho okay, had drawers that were

wood on wood.....

The passthrough began like this....

....and this was created. Eventually I'll have a bartop
here, but I just burned out on making decisions!

....during construction the passthough looked like this

from the kitchen side.....this remained for about 3 weeks!

...and this is what went bye bye. Cute, but love the openness of it now!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer Fun

Just returned from our annual cousins reunion...

Above are all but one of the Call grandkids with their

grandmother - my Aunt Marjorie

Niece Samantha had her hands full with the newest members

of our family Kailyn (LeeAnnes youngest) and Lydia Edvena

(Jessica's newest and Edvena was our grandmother!)

Earlier in the summer Emma had a friend come over after their

last day of school. A picnic on the deck with lots of fun that followed.

A moment in my front garden - there's a
small green bicycle planter under all those

Something new this year - Morning Glories growing up a
trellis on the shed. Love the colors!
A summer that's gone quickly once again, but
have to say I'm ready for the cooler temps!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011


How time flies!

Facebook has replaced my time on

blogging it seems.....

that or taking photos of all the snow

this winter just didn't seem interesting!

But...spring came bringing with it

the beautiful tulips and other assorted


...with spring has come T-Ball.

That would be Emma actually ready to catch

the ball should it come her way....

....and the birth of Lincoln, seen here

with my friend Maryanke. He was only

3 days old...

....this was Lincolns first foray into the outside world.

Tentative at first, he soon was running round the

paddock, under the watchful eye of mother Regina.

What a treat is was to watch him!!

Hopefully it won't be so long between updates, but

only time will tell.......

Monday, January 17, 2011

December Fun

Been awhile since I last posted....I blame facebook
which makes sharing so easy!
December brought many occassions to spend time with
family and friends. Above are my "girls" celebrating
at our Christmas party. Wish all could have been there!
Of course there was Christmas Day...
Fancy Nancy came dressed in all her finery
(notice her mama's high heels)
Santa brought her jewels and grandpa chose the dress!

The best gift for all of us was Meg being able to join us from
Savannah! Emma was sooo surprised - ran and jumped into
her arms... Oh how she loves her "Megatron"!

Earlier in the month we celebrated Aunt Norma's 98th birthday.
She is an amazing woman! Still spry - hard to keep up with her when
she starts walking! A fun afternoon with my brothers and cousins.
What more will this month no school so I'll have
Miss Emma for the day.....surely there'll be stories to tell!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall Beginnings

The beginning to a beautiful day in Frankfort on the shores
of Lake Michigan.....
...was a little chilly out, but the sun made up for it!

Across the street was Betsy Lake....I'd forgotten how charming
this little town is....

Many of my cousins gathered for the wedding
of Becca - cousin Susie's & husband Leo's daughter.
Here are the 3 Call "boys" (Susie's brothers) and
DJ Dan, who spun the tunes for the event.

Michael, Dan and Rick bonding???

Dear Aunt Mary and Michael's wife Nancy. Notice the rows of seats
in the background......

.....the nuptials and reception were held at an old
movie theatre! Very charming and unique!!
The bride and groom browsing the concessions.....

.....Becca & Kris, Mr & Mrs Smith.
A wonderful wedding and good time
celebrating with family!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

More Summer Fun

Last week-end we had our 31st Sinclair cousins party
in Benzonia. Lot's of dancing!
Fun times on the Crystal Lake beach - Emma's 1st time
being buried in the sand....ok if Aunt Meg did it too!

3 of our younger crowd exploring the woods....

....the week before was brother Brian's 60th birthday!
Celebrated with a surprise party thanks to Samantha!!

...and of course time with my sweetpea. She selected the glass
(it's applejuice btw), but frighteningly the pose is her own.
I swear she's never seen me drink out of one of these glasses...
A fun summer, but I must say something I never thought I'd say,
I'm ready for cooler temps!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Summer Happenings

Been awhile since I've posted....very frustrated trying to
figure out the new my title foto which
is cropped to 1/4 of the foto....
Anyway it's been a fun summer with lot's of time with
Emma. We spend an hour together every morning before
she goes to PEAK...although quite often she convinces me
to let her spend the whole day with me!

Did some shopping at TJ Max one afternoon and guess

who got the new clothes - she loves her new dresses!

Cousin Libby came down for a week-end and we went to visit 97 years young Aunt Norma in Lansing - she is simply amazing!

Another week-end was my 40th class reunion in Caseville. How can it be 40 years??? It was such a good time and wonderful to reconnect with so many friends.

Over the 4th I spent a couple days with Jim & Cheryl at their cottage on Wixom Lake. They were very much in the spirit of the day! All in all a great summer so far and more to come!