5/20/2013 6:13:28 PM - 001076975951
Jean, thanks for the good wishes for our cruise. I am packing and thought I'd take a 10 minute break. I hope to return with lots of great photos. Glad you have been liking my photo a day project too.
You and I both have had a few down days this past year. Today is your last day and you have to be a bit bummed. Any plans for the summer before your trip in August? Have a great lunch with Kay. Today also the big honchos at the hospital have to decide how to keep the hospital running. And we still need to keep an eye on those snakes in the grass. They are such evil and backstabbing execs. I'll say a prayer for you and Joe that only good news and brighter days are ahead. Sending my best your way. xoxoxoxo
5/20/2013 2:17:01 PM - 002086548916
The zoo was so much fun, can't wait to see your pictures! I've got mine loaded and ready to post :)
5/14/2013 4:17:10 PM - 002059624475
Sis, your site looks so cute. Mine is SO old!! I guess I ought to do something about that - huh? I'm going to go looking around :)
5/13/2013 5:02:59 PM - 002086548916
Thanks for coming and checking out my site with the new pics. It was wonderful spending Saturday with you. Loved the magnets too. Got them up on the fridge looking nice and pretty.
Have a great week at work..4 days to go!
5/13/2013 4:06:23 PM - 002088910291
I just noticed the Jellybeans, I really like it! Where did you get a new border like that? Are they offering us new borders now?
5/13/2013 4:04:26 PM - 002088910291
Jean, I know you must have had a really great Mothers Day! Did you get to see the grandchildren? Little Jacob is not so little anymore! He looks like a doll! I love your header with all the grandkids! I am sorry that I haven't gotten around to any sites much at all lately! I saw the pics of all you girls having fun in Texas was it? Or was it in your neck of the woods! I liked all the pics where you were on the bridge with pink shirts on! You must have been visiting some of the seed and plant companies! Anyway, I sure wish I was able to get together with you all again sometime in my life! Everything is so tight in our budget that flying anywhere is just not in the cards! My arm is doing great! I can type away now and not get any pain in it! I have been working in the garden a lot lately, but it has really worn me out! I am glad we are having rain for the next week, so I won't be tempted to go out there and look for any weeds! I got some new plants this year, and I can't remember where I planted every thing, so I will have some nice surprises! I am trying to get all my spring pics together so I can post them! Do most of you post to Facebook now, or to Shutterfly, or maybe both? I just cannot keep up! I have my grandson every weekend since his parents are working overtime a lot, and even at 11, I would not want to leave him alone! Well I had a wonderful Mothers day, plus it was my dad's birthday! We all went over to mom and dad's and had fun, we actually were able to get dad out onto the patio for almost an hour, then he had to get back into his recliner! I know it wore him out but he loved every minute of it! Well should let you go, I just wanted to catch up on a few things! HUGS, Deb xoxox
5/11/2013 4:01:54 PM - 001076975951
Jean, Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by and I am EXCITED about my trip. 2 more weeks. I think I am looking forward to London for the day before we sail out and Paris, France. First time for us although Stephanie was there on a high school trip years ago. I will snap that shutter as much as I can to capture all the special moments. Happy Mother's Day my friend.
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Love ya!!! So thankful that God picked you to be my mom :)
5/9/2013 3:38:33 PM - 001076975951Jean, LOL we raced another season. I had fun. Thanks for stopping by and the Mother's Day wishes. Have a wonderful Mother's Day and camping trip too. I know how much you like camping in the mountains. You'll have a good time, I know it. ANd how sweet to send your mom a package since she doesn't live nearby. My brother is taking my mom to Atlantic City this weekend. She likes her little getaways every now and then.
My plans are still up in the air. But I am sure we will celebrate somehow.
I know how sad it must be about your job and clearing your desk has to have feelings of what next? I will keep you in my prayers and hope that whatever you do will make you happy.
My trip is 2 weeks away and I am so excited!!! Just wanted to say Hi and wish you a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY. xoxoxo Be well Jean and God Bless you.
5/7/2013 7:47:35 PM - 002063504014
Good to hear back from you, yes I got out for a very short hike last weekend. We had a great Dec. for snowfall, but the rest of the winter was very dry, so this is the second year in a row with drought like conditions and below average snowfall. So the waterfalls won't be flowing as big and the lakes won't fill up as much, but it will make for a longer hiking season!
Have a great time camping for Mothers Day weekend :)))
5/5/2013 11:30:25 PM - 002063504014
Hi Jean, Wow you are already gearing up for summer, I am still trying to enjoy Spring, even though we are getting some spring showers as I type. I like the new look of your site, have not seen Jeanies Jelly Belly before :)
5/3/2013 5:24:01 PM - 001010638415
Hi Jean! Really great header photos!! Make the best of the summer!
5/3/2013 1:19:45 AM - 001076975951
WOW!!! Your new header is fabulous Jean. Love it. And it gives a happy feeling to all who see it. Plus I like the jelly beans as your new design.
5/2/2013 5:21:20 PM - 002086548916
Those pants were so funny on her :)
Yeah, that barn made for a great background!
5/2/2013 5:04:04 PM - 002029331419
The Coe Barn was a great background!!... Might have to play with that picture a little more! :0)
5/2/2013 5:02:19 PM - 002029331419
Little Nomi in her 'shorts'...LOL.... Ok, Capri's!
5/2/2013 4:04:36 PM - 002086548916
Oh!! I like your Coe Ranch pictures too! Looking forward to seeing more of what you got from the trip :)
5/2/2013 2:46:29 PM - 002086548916
Look at these headers!!! FUN!!!
5/2/2013 2:53:36 AM - 001076975951
Jean I am sure you are looking forward to your August vacation. It will be amazing. I think I am looking forward to the day before the cruise when we will be in London for 1 day and the day in Paris. And of course relaxing at sea. What an adventure we both have ahead. Life is good.
5/2/2013 2:16:48 AM - 001076975951
Jean, thanks for stopping by. I just read your comment and I am sad to hear about your layoff. And plus you bought a car. :-( I can't believe how slow businesses are and people have to suffer for this. Jean I will light my candle that somehow you will be called back. Yes the hospital is still fighting to stay open and the doctors, nurses and community leaders are trying to have another institution take over. The fight ain't over but the battle continues. Joe also told me another hospital in Manhattan sent out lay off notices to some of its employees also. Let us hope that we both get good news and better days are ahead.
Had a great time at Nicole & Angelo's wedding and thanks for all you comments. My cruise is 3 weeks away and I am getting excited. Hope to return with lots of great photos.
Please keep the faith and sending lots of hugs your way.
4/30/2013 12:04:43 AM - 002020640084
Beautiful new headers! How are you doing Jean? Miss coming here but my laptop died a year ago and Marina's laptop wouldn't let us get on Shutterfly for the longest time. I tried today with me logged on the owners not the guest like I normally do and it worked! Woo Hoo! Well I am going to take a look around before this laptop freezes up like it has been lately!
4/29/2013 2:51:54 PM - 002086548916
Woo hoo! Great news Joanne!! Thanks for sharing!
Mom - had a blast this weekend, now I'm more tired than when we left :D
4/28/2013 5:05:42 PM - 001076975951Hi Jean, are you going on a road trip? I am sure you'll have a great time. I have some good new: The hospital will stay open they only need to find another provider to manage and take it over. But the fight isn't over until that final take over is complete. Please continue to pray and send your good vibes my way.
“The financial conditions at LICH remain unchanged," said Downstate President Dr. John F. Williams, Jr. in his release. "LICH’s continued financial losses still threaten the viability of Downstate Medical and our world-renowned medical school. We are withdrawing the closure plan so we can work with the State and other stakeholders on a sustainability plan for Brooklyn’s only medical school and to ensure quality medical care throughout the borough. The current legal proceedings prohibit this dialogue."
The release went on to state that the current state budget provides SUNY with a new and comprehensive set of tools for Downstate to restructure itself. SUNY and Downstate, with the approval of DOH and the State Division of the Budget, are now required to develop a Sustainability Plan by June 1. Implementation will begin mid month.
"It's good news that SUNY is withdrawing its closure plan for LICH," Sen. Daniel Squadron stated in response to the news. "Now there's a real opportunity for a collaborative process that engages the community and local leaders on LICH's future."
After that an outpouring of elated victory cries were heard from NYSNA representatives, local electeds and other longtime supporters of the Brooklyn hospital.
"This is an incredible victory for Brooklyn patients. We want to thank Governor Cuomo for helping us find solutions to Brooklyn's healthcare crisis," said Jill Furillo, RN, executive director of the New York State Nurses Association in a prepared statement. "We are so grateful to everyone who has worked to keep LICH open: The caregivers of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, Governor Cuomo, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Senator Daniel Squadron, State Assembly Members Joan Millman and Dick Gottfried, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, District Leader Jo Anne Simon, and New York City Council members Brad Lander, Stephen Levin, Letitia James, and Maria Carmen del Arroyo – among many others. We thank you for your successful work to ensure and improve healthcare access for Brooklyn patients."
George Gresham, President of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East echoed that sentiment. "From the beginning, our members worked with nurses, doctors, neighbors, patient advocates and elected officials and did everything in our power to find alternative solutions that would keep LICH's vital medical services and good jobs in the community," he said. "This victory proves the grassroots strength we have when we unite for quality healthcare, and we will continue to work hard to ensure LICH remains open and thriving for generations to come."
Physicians at the hospital also raised their voices in support.
“We are encouraged by SUNY’s decision to withdraw the closure plan,” said Toomas Sorra, MD, President of Concerned Physicians of LICH. "We are committed to the restoration and improvement of services at LICH, and we will remain vigilant in our efforts to ensure that SUNY fulfills its obligation to maintain services and departments at the levels in place prior to the submission of the closure plan.”
In a joint statement with Council members Brad Lander and Stephen Levin, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn also shared enthusiasm for the decision.
“I am relieved to learn that SUNY Downstate Medical Center withdrew its proposal to close Long Island College Hospital. This is an incredible victory for Downtown Brooklyn and its residents and the entire health care system of New York City,” read the statement. “We look forward to working with SUNY to ensure that the community has continued access to quality health care.”
I am very relieved now let it happen so that the hospital that has been helping people for 150 years continues for another 50 years at least.
4/26/2013 5:23:48 PM - 002086548916
Let's hit the road, Jack!
4/22/2013 6:20:18 PM - 002086548916
Road trips with you always lead to an adventure....I don't think we will see any antelope though....LOL.
4/22/2013 3:35:28 PM - 002029331419
We will have an adventure For Sure!!!!!
4/22/2013 2:28:50 PM - 002086548916
It was fun seeing you yesterday....looking forward to this weekend with you!
4/13/2013 9:18:48 PM - 001076975951
Jean, LOVE your new photos on the home page. FABULOUS!! Looks like the goobers had a blast. Thanks for posting the pics, and hope all is well in your neck of the woods.
4/12/2013 4:38:15 PM - 002025703401
Hey! We had the bestest time once again, but I think we could have fun on just a trip to Walmart!!! Good food, good weather, and good friends..... can't go wrong! (Plus the shopping.... can't forget the shopping! LOL!!!)
4/11/2013 9:53:03 PM - 002086548916
Pics are fantastic!!!
4/9/2013 8:46:14 PM - 002029331419
Hey Girlie!! How's it going Shutterfliers!?
4/9/2013 3:20:49 PM - 002086548916
Hey Pretty Momma!
4/7/2013 9:52:19 PM - 002088910291
Jean, Just stopping in to say Hi! Getting ready to go to afternoon Gospel Meeting! I see you had a fantastic day with a lot of the girls a couple of weekends ago, that is so cool that you can do that! I had my grandson all week, and he went home yesterday afternoon, as it was his birthday, he turned 11! His parents fixed his room up to surprise him, they got him a desk, some cool posters that he liked, and put some really nice boy stuff on his bed! When I asked him what he wanted he said, just 4 little things! He is so sweet! Have you gotten to spend any time lately with your grandkids? I know you love it too! Well I should get going, and try to clean out some of these e-mails that are stacking up! Deb xoxox OH! Love the pansy's!
4/5/2013 2:12:47 PM - 001076975951
Jean I thank you so much for signing the petition. This coming Sunday the doctors are organizing a march and protest. I am going with Joe and I pray we get a great turnout. We will fight till the end. Thanks again Jean, Have a great day and weekend.
4/3/2013 7:41:12 PM - 001076975951
Jean if possible can you sign a petition to save the hospital? The link is on my home page and I would appreciate it very much. Thanks.
4/3/2013 5:47:46 PM - 001076975951
Jean, so glad you had a Happy Easter and spent it with family. Family is a precious gift. I too did not see AR, oh well this is always next week. I am still sad about the closing of the hospital. And it is due to greed. Our local news station is releasing a commercial for TV to bring it to the public's attention and the Gov. And I am sorry to hear you too had to let an employee go recently. This is very distrubing to hear that people are still being laid off even though they say the job market is improving. Sorry for what I am about to say but this is BULLS..T I do hope things get better and your employee will find something soon. Anyway it is still cold here and we are waiting for spring to arrive. I sure hope it is soon. How was your Texas trip, looking forward to you pictures. I'll catch you later thanks for stopping by.
4/3/2013 3:15:47 PM - 002086548916
Is loading pictures keeping you so busy at work? JK!
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I am.......just getting them ready to load up! :0)
4/1/2013 5:25:37 PM - 002086548916
Are you going to make a page with your Texas pictures? Huh? Huh? Are ya??
3/28/2013 4:38:17 PM - 001076975951
Jean, just wanted to wish you and your family a HAPPY & BLESSED EASTER. Have a wonderful weekend. Looking forward to your pics.
3/27/2013 5:51:29 PM - 002086548916
So glad you are back! Can't wait to see your pictures!!!
3/21/2013 3:49:20 PM - 001076975951
Good morning Jean, just wanted to let you know the latest about the hospital,
Following state officials most recent vote to shutter the beleaguered, financially strapped Long Island College Hospital, caregivers and other supporters staged a candlelight vigil on Wednesday evening in a show of solidarity.
The gathering was far from solemn: nurses marched around the building, chanting that "LICH is open for care!" and cheering in response to the horns of ambulances and FDNY vehicles driving by along Hicks Street.
While SUNY trustees have voted to shutter the hospital in an attempt to repair the many financial pressures facing Downstate Medical Center—currently losing $12 million per month—the fate of LICH ultimately rests with the State Department of Health.
It is as yet unclear what the DOH's timeline for making that decision will be.
Have a great weekend in TX and hope to see lots of great photos next week on your site.
3/20/2013 6:58:38 PM - 001076975951Hi Jean, So glad you are enjoying my new March shots! Always good to see you stop by.
I too am so bummed that the hospital is closing.... I think the nearest hospital is about 15 minutes away from that Cobble Hill Community. OMG after a 150 years those rats are going to close it. Did you know Joe was born in that hospital, my younger brother too as well as my girls. I too know that there are so many closings going on all around! So sad But #1 I think they want the land because it is where alot of people with money move in and they want to sell the land and build condos. It use to be a 500 bed hospital and then a few years ago they downsized to 250 beds. PLUS, they don't want to shut down the medical school at the other hospital that did take over (SUNY Downstate). You asked if Joe is close to retirement?... He will be 62 in April and could retire, but he wouldn't get his full benefits and he and I may not have access to insurance.
YES, he will check with other Medical Facilities and make some calls to other people he knows from the field in other hospitals. My fingers are crossed and candles lit for prayers.
Have a great weekend meeting up with Jamie in TX and behave and don't start too much trouble.
... wildflowers! Oh my your photos, as well as Jamie's are going to be amazing, I know that for a fact. Can't wait to see them. I do hope your 'Get Away' time is fabulous, enjoy.
Jamie hits the Big 50 on Saturday LOL she is getting there.... Please wish them both Linda and Jamie A HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many more. ....
wildflowers, eating BBQ and laughing...a LOT!! Sound perfect and along with good friends and God willing beautiful weather that is not too hot and sunshine with a cool breeze.
I will stop by next week to see you photos. Keep the shutter snapping away. Oh yes don't forget to watch AR on Sunday night together!...
Jean, no I don't watch March Madness with NCAA? But I know how popular it is and does very well in the ratings. Good luck to the Univ of New Mexico and hope they do well.
Have a great time in TX with the Queen goober and friends. Thanks for always thinking of my and the words or encouragement. xoxoxo
3/19/2013 7:10:05 PM - 001076975951
Hi Jean, hope you are well. Stopping by to let you know the hospital will be closing :-( I am so sad. I feel that the big shots caused this because of greed. Here is the story for our local news: NEW YORK (WABC) -- SUNY has voted again to close Long Island College Hospital.
Officials said the decision was needed to stabilize the finances of Downstate Medical Center and preserve its 8,000 jobs and Brooklyn's only medical school.
Last week, a judge issued a temporary restraining order following the board's original vote to shut the facility.
The ruling said the SUNY board didn't comply with the open meetings law.
Caregivers and lawmakers have been fighting to keep the cash-strapped Cobble Hill facility open.
It's the only emergency room in the area.
Long Island College Hospital, founded in 1858, is a teaching hospital at Hicks and Amity Streets.
It's the only emergency room in the area.
I will keep you up to date on the latest.
3/19/2013 3:48:33 PM - 002086548916
You get to see a lot of spring in a few days! Enjoy the beautiful weather and all the pretty flowers :)
3/16/2013 7:28:32 PM - 001076975951
Jean, Thanks for stopping by and hope you'll be camping soon. And hope the summer won't be too hot for you. May it be sunny but not too humid. Yes I did watch the Pope coverage and how cool that we were there in St. Peter's. I sometimes have to pinch myself. It is a magical place, I think. And I can't wait for my Grand adventure on my upcoming cruise. Hope to take lots and lots of photos. I am very excited about that. I love the look of your website. So pretty and spring like. And loving the header too. Have a great weekend and hope you get to garden before the hot and sticky weather comes along. xoxo Be well.
3/15/2013 2:56:19 PM - 001010638415
Hi Jean! Your site is so spring pretty!!
3/15/2013 1:01:51 AM - 001076975951
LOVE your new header Jean. Perfect and so cheery. How are things going? Having cold temps again but hope things do warm up soon. Just wanted to stop by to say Hi!
3/12/2013 5:25:55 PM - 002029331419
Thanks!!! I think so too!
3/12/2013 3:59:36 PM - 002086548916
The headers on your "What's New" page are so cute! You have some pretty nice looking grandkids :)
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Look at these purty changes!!! Lovin it!
3/6/2013 2:44:24 PM - 001076975951
Jean, thanks for coming by. Glad you had a great weekend. We are expecting another storm here in NY and NJ. Enough already!! Sorry that your company had to let an employee go. That is sad. Hope that person can find a job and soon. Tomorrow is the hearing for the hospital and what to do. I hope the judge makes the decision that is right for the community and the employees of the hospital too People need that hospital and something needs to be done. People are just not going to roll over and give up. I'll catch you later Jean. xoxox
3/4/2013 10:13:09 PM - 002086548916
Your birthday pictures are up on my site now. I just got a few of them.
How did our family picture turn out?
3/3/2013 4:46:26 AM - 002063504014
I don't know what to think of the new look here, first we go back in time with the Renaissance, then we go way way forward in time with a Birthday, then we have the new birth of Jacob. Can we back to the future next, LOL. I still have a Renaissance costume I bought when we a special function at our church over 20 years ago, what great timing ehhh. Happy belated birthday by the way, so they got you on the big surprise, well done by them!
We have had a very dry Jan. & Feb. but finally got some snow header our way this week, hoping for a dumping before the end of the month. Cheers.
2/28/2013 3:15:16 PM - 001076975951Hi Jean, So glad to read here that Rhonda came by to visit and spent time with Kay, Rob and Jacob. This is special.
So Jean here is the latest with what's been happening with the hospital where Joe works: First a little about the hospital, Long Island College Hospital (LICH) is a teaching hospital situated at Hicks and Amity Streets in Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn, New York.
Founded in 1858, the hospital has 506 beds. In 1860 it introduced the practice of bedside teaching and it later became the first U.S. hospital to use stethoscopes and anesthesia. In 1873 it introduced the first emergency ambulance service in Brooklyn. Its collegiate division would later form the Downstate Medical Center, an academic unit of the State University of New York in 1948. The Polhemus Memorial Clinic, an eight-story 1897 tower that was part LICH until July 2008, is considered to be the first example of skyscraper hospital, anywhere in the world.
Today, it serves as a clinical campus for medical students in the Downstate College of Medicine. The hospital was affiliated with the Continuum Health Partners. As of May 27 2011, Long Island College Hospital is now part of SUNY Downstate's University Hospital of Brooklyn and is called University Hospital of Brooklyn at Long Island College Hospital
On February 8, 2013, the trustees of the State University of New York voted to close the hospital.
Court Temporarily Halts Plan to Close a Brooklyn Hospital
By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
Published: February 21, 2013
A state judge has temporarily halted plans to close the financially ailing Long Island College Hospital, giving a victory to hospital workers who say that its closing would be devastating to community health care.
The decision, announced on Thursday, was based on a petition by two unions and a group of doctors at the hospital seeking to invalidate a Feb. 8 vote by the State University of New York’s board to close the hospital, in a gentrified neighborhood of northern Brooklyn.
The hospital, known as LICH, is run by SUNY Downstate Medical Center, which is also in financial trouble.
The complaint said the SUNY trustees had violated the state’s Open Meetings Law by holding a private committee meeting before they voted, which was in effect an illegal meeting because a quorum of trustees were present.
It said the trustees apparently discussed their rationale for closing the hospital in that private meeting, while being circumspect at a subsequent public session, which the complaint described as “perfunctory.”
The complaint said the vote “triggered a series of irreparable harms — including the diversion of patients from LICH’s emergency room and an apparent decrease in hospital admissions — that are causing the de facto closing of LICH.”
The judge, Justice Betsy Barros of State Supreme Court in Brooklyn, set a hearing on the complaint for March 7. Her order stopped Downstate from moving forward with a closing plan that it filed on Wednesday with the State Health Department, which could itself block the plan. The order also stopped Downstate from sending out 90-day warning notices to about 2,000 workers who could be laid off.
As for the workers, “right now, they’re feeling validated,” Jill Furillo, executive director of the New York State Nurses Association, said Thursday. The group filed the complaint in conjunction with the health care workers’ union, 1199 S.E.I.U. “The whole process that the SUNY board of trustees used seemed to be a violation of what democratic principles are.”
Jean, say a pray for Joe and I that the judge will make the right ruling and keep the hospital open. So many people can lose their jobs and the patients relocated to other hospitals. Anyway just wanted to keep you updated. I'll catch you later. Be well my friend.
2/27/2013 5:06:47 PM - 002059624475
Thanks to Kay, we pulled it off!! I was so afraid I'd spill the beans that I really didn't tell very many people - just so I wouldn't blow it (because I've been known to do that occasionally!) It was a fast 5 day/4 night visit but, it was a wonderful time. I stayed with Rob & Kay, over the weekend so I could have "Jacob" time. Every chance I got I would keep saying, "Aunt Rhonda loves you" - the whole sub-liminal message routine. I slept good every night, so I was able to play during the day :) Until the next time, Love You My Little Sis
2/25/2013 5:43:47 PM - 002086548916
I'm so glad the surprise went off without a hitch! This was definatly a great birthday weekend for you! Love you much!
2/25/2013 4:40:50 PM - 002029331419
Thanks Kay and Joanne! Yup...Friday was my birthday! My Aunt & Uncle were in town and so when we were getting ready for dinner...I hear the door start to open and here comes Kay... then a little bit after...Here comes Rhonda!! I was like HEYYYYY!! I had just talked to her that morning...she was taking her Grand-kids to school!! haha! Yeah... they got me on this one!! I did not expect to see her at all...so that was such a great surprise! Kay picked her up from the airport! Having her here is such a sweet time!! Yay! For surprises like these!!
2/22/2013 4:58:34 PM - 001076975951Jean, today is your birthday? Well then have a wonderful birthday and a great day with a special moment or two.
Celebrate and enjoy you deserve it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And many more...
2/22/2013 3:36:38 PM - 002086548916
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!!!!!! LOVE YOU SO MUCH! HAVE A BLESSED DAY!
2/18/2013 7:05:26 PM - 002086548916
I'm glad we got to hang out on Saturday too! We don't get to just sit and talk very often anymore. Thanks for keeping J hopping to try and wear him out.
2/17/2013 3:18:13 AM - 002029331419
Poll for Amazing Race is up! Come Pick your 2 Teams!
2/15/2013 8:53:24 PM - 002059624475
Hey, I remember this event!! It was dusty but, it sure was a lot of fun!! I loved my blue snocone :)
2/14/2013 4:11:54 PM - 002029331419
Gosh Joanne..... I am sooo sorry to hear about the hospital!! :0(
2/13/2013 7:29:45 PM - 001076975951
Have a HAPPY VALENTINE's Day Jean. May it be special. xoxoxoxo
2/13/2013 7:24:20 PM - 001076975951Hi Jean, glad to see you have some free time and making the site hopping. Yes, we got snow and luckily only about 8 or 9 inches. The people in Long Island and Conn really got it hard. People died and have been stranded. And now more snow is in the forecast. Sure snow is okay to clean up the air but there is such things as too much and enough is enough. This is from the Newsday newspaper: After four days of waiting for town plows, Aaron Crocco and his neighbors were fed up. The residents of Elizabeth Court in Selden plowed the street on their own Tuesday, just in time for new snowfall -- 3 to 5 inches were forecast for Wednesday.
"Nobody came at all," Crocco said Tuesday night. "Right now, I'm picking up pizza to celebrate all our hard work."
Many area residents are angry and frustrated that it has taken at least four days for the town and other municipalities to clear streets of snow from the weekend blizzard. Glad to hear that Hannah had a wonderful birthday and looking forward to your photos. Your grandkids are beautiful and may God Bless them.This year Joe and I won't be celebrating Valentine's out. We will spend the day at home. The hospital where he works is going to close and my heart is just not in it. It has been opened for 150 years. My girls were born there and believe it or not even Joe.
Here is a report from the news about it closings and over 200 employees will lose their jobs.: Long Island College Hospital is a goner if its top official gets his way.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center president Dr. John Williams will recommend at a meeting Thursday of state officials the Cobble Hill hospital’s inpatient services be closed, the Daily News has learned.
If the 17 SUNY trustees vote to approve the shutdown, Williams would submit a closure plan to the state Health Dept. as soon as Friday, a Downstate spokesman said.
“The goal is to avoid insolvency and preserve Downstate Medical Center,” said SUNY chair Carl McCall, who previously revealed Downstate could run out of money as soon as March.
Losses at SUNY Downstate — which also includes a teaching hospital in East Flatbush — could top $200 million for 2012, an audit by state Controller Thomas DiNapoli said.
After Williams’ appearance, the trustees are scheduled to vote Friday morning on whether to give him the go-ahead to shutter the 150-year-old Hicks St. hospital, which has 2,200 employees.
SUNY Downstate and LICH medical staff president Dr. Marwan Atallah, who was briefed on Williams’ recommendations, believes a handful of walk-in clinics - but not an emergency room - may be kept open.
“Where are patients going to go?” said Atallah. “There is a shortage of hospital beds; Brooklyn hospitals are full.”
McCall said Williams would consult community officials and hospital employes about setting up an “alternative medical facility” at the LICH site.
Hospital union officials worry that if Williams gets a “yes” vote he will take swift action to shut LICH down.
“We fear the hospital will be closed before summer,” said 1199 political director Kevin Finnegan.
LICH workers and local politicians plan to plead with trustees to keep the hospital open at a public hearing Thursday after Williams’ presentation at State University College of Optometry on W. 42nd St.
LICH has lost money for 17 consecutive years and is a major cause of SUNY Downstate’s dire financial situation, according to DiNapoli’s audit.
Workers who bitterly oppose LICH’s closing argue they have served patients faithfully for 150 years and contribute to the economy of Cobble Hill.
2/7/2013 9:46:58 PM - 002025703401
They look sharp on my screen at work too! I'm back and will try to do better...... LOLOL!!!!
2/7/2013 4:57:44 PM - 001076975951
I agree so glad you are back on the sites and love your home page. Looks like everyone had lots of fun. Keep on snapping Jean and charge that battery. lol
2/7/2013 4:16:44 PM - 002029331419
Hi Marie! :0)
2/7/2013 2:18:29 PM - 001010638415
So nice to see you back Jean! Love the changes!!
2/6/2013 10:58:02 PM - 002086548916
They look sharp on my computer at work. You have a good eye when it comes to the picture takin thing.
2/6/2013 9:41:16 PM - 002029331419
Thanks, Kay!... I was trying to think of something to put up...and I realized that I never got to post these! Either my screen is blurry...or Shutterfly isn't showing up so well... but on the computer at home, these are pretty fun and sharp!
2/6/2013 5:30:22 PM - 002086548916
Love the new headers!
2/5/2013 6:04:13 PM - 002063504014
Well at least there is a bright future for the 49ers, they will be hungry to get back and win a Super Bowl next time. Yes after a strong start to the snow season, we had a pretty dry Jan. around here. I fully understand what you said about seasons in life, hope you find the color and life in this season :)
2/4/2013 9:49:30 PM - 002086548916
I had the bestest time with you on Saturday!
2/2/2013 3:17:59 AM - 002063504014
What's up Jeanie,
Any special travel plans for 2013? Go 49ers in the SUPER BOWL!!!
1/24/2013 9:47:29 PM - 002086548916
Your weekend has started! Hope you can find some time to Shutterfly!
1/22/2013 2:27:00 PM - 001076975951
Hi Jean, Long time no hear on your site. Hope you are well. Just wondering what's been happening with the family. Just popping in to say Hi. Miss you on the share sites.
1/11/2013 4:50:07 PM - 001076975951
Hi Jean, looking forward to seeing what's in store with the new site look. You always have bright ideas. Hope you are feeling better. Have a great weekend.
1/8/2013 4:06:09 PM - 002086548916
1/6/2013 8:58:26 PM - 002035648808
Looking great around here Jean! Sorry you were sick at Christmas. Don't let Jamie "dog" you about getting her Christmas stuff off first. I never put any on, lol! Hope 2013 is filled with many blessings for you and your lovely famly!
1/3/2013 7:09:07 PM - 001076975951
A new header and new site design, what else are we in store for? Hope you are feeling better Jean.
1/3/2013 5:41:20 PM - 002086548916
At least she changed her header!
1/2/2013 9:46:32 PM - 002025703401
At least I beat Jean on removing the Christmas stuff!
1/2/2013 2:34:59 PM - 002086548916
Ummmm....where's the new look? New Year's Day was yesterday! LOL!!!! Just razzin you because I can!
12/31/2012 5:21:08 PM - 002086548916
Happy New Year! Looking foward to tomorrow and tonight!
12/31/2012 3:46:25 PM - 001076975951
Jean, sure hope you are better and you'll be up to welcome in the New Year. Have a Healthy, Peaceful and Happy New Year with lots of great adventures and photo taking. xoxoxoxo
12/28/2012 7:44:24 PM - 001010638415
Hi Jean. So sorry that you were sick for Christmas and missed out. Hope you are feeling better and can enjoy New Years!
12/27/2012 4:29:24 PM - 001076975951
Jean, I hope you'll be feeling well soon and enjoying all the things you love. Family, snapping photos and celebrating all of life's joys. Please take care. xoxoxoxoxo
12/27/2012 4:26:53 PM - 002029331419
Jamie & Kay.....
12/27/2012 3:57:29 PM - 002029331419
For sure Jamie and Kay!!!! First my head cold....then the flu.... that's just wrong on the holidays!!
But... I'm better...and don't plan to get anything else.....well at least until allergy season jumps up around here!
12/27/2012 2:27:55 PM - 002086548916
I'm glad you are feeling better now. Now you, dad, and Nic need to stay well so we can all celebrate New Years together!
12/26/2012 5:41:38 PM - 002025703401
Hope we leave all the germs in 2012!!!!
12/20/2012 7:03:11 PM - 002020640084
Hope you are feeling better now and all set for Christmas. This is such an exciting year for you with it being the 1st Christmas you get to share it with your 3 grandchildren. Its Jacobs 1st Christmas and it will be so special to have him to share the holidays with and your sweet granddaughters Hannah and Naomi. Congratulations again on your 1st grandson. :)
We have been feeling sick all week and Marina caught a horrible flu with a super high fever, horrible headache, sore throat, cough, chills, ear pain, etc.
12/19/2012 6:44:51 PM - 002086548916
It's always fun to look at your Hannah and Naomi pages.
12/17/2012 8:08:38 PM - 001076975951
Jean, sorry to hear about your sinus infection. Hope you are better by Christmas. I sure hope it didn't put a damper on your weekend with Steve. Yes about my Eataly classes. I so enjoy attending. This past one was seafood which is traditonal for Christmas Eve with Italian families. And they demonstrate and then you get to eat and they give you wine. Hope to take more classes in 2013. The chocilate class and the sweets class was heaven. We had a wonderful time. Take care Jean. xoxoxoox
12/17/2012 7:35:33 PM - 002025703401
UGH.......... sinus infection! YUCK!!!!
Don't share your germs!
12/17/2012 6:05:54 PM - 002029331419
The week before Christmas and I have a sinus infection........ugh...... I hope I can kick this on my own soon!
Jamie.... party animal!! We might get something on Wednesday!
Kay... Aww Sweetie.... Love ya bunches!
Joanne... I would love to hear more about your cooking class... Eataly!! I love that!
12/17/2012 5:29:48 PM - 002025703401
I'm too tired from the weekend to work! Any more snow?
12/13/2012 6:53:03 PM - 002086548916
Have I told you lately how much of a blessing you are? Cause, you are a HUGE blessing to me.
12/13/2012 1:08:40 PM - 001076975951
Jean, thanks for coming by to say Hi. Went to NYC yesterday, had lunch with Victoria, saw the tree at Rockefeller Center.. (NOT IMPRESSED this year) and then took another cooking class at Eataly with Victoria. I took lots of photos will post them later in the week. Hope Steve had a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And the weekend getaway sounds perfect. I hope you both spend quality time and make special memories. Enjoy!!
No snow for us as of yet, and I don't mind.
True, May is right around the corner and I am off sailing away. I hope to capture great memories with my photos. Enjoy you weekend my dear and Happy Birthday Steve with many more!! XOXOXO
12/10/2012 10:46:10 PM - 002086548916
The snow can come....ONLY if they leave the ice somewhere else!!!
12/10/2012 3:16:53 PM - 002029331419
So a storm finally rolled through NM yesterday. No we did not get snow, yes we did see the temps drop - A LOT! There is snow around the state...and for that, I'm thankful. We are hoping that this clears the air and temps for some major storms to bring us some MUCH needed moisture!! Come on Snow!
12/4/2012 8:54:41 PM - 001076975951
Jean, Thanks for the comments on my Nov, photo a day album. I hope you have a great overnight with your grand daughters. It will be times you both will treasure. I don't mind a white Christmas, as long as it s not a blizzard. That would not be good. Can you believe today we reached in the 60's this is a seesaw week. Later this week back down to the 40's.
Can't get into AR this season, I just see to miss episodes and not care to DVR them either. Hopefully next season I'll be back to tuning in. And I am glad you also like my headers on the gallery site. Don't work too hard. Have a great day and I'll catch you on the sites.
12/4/2012 2:56:14 PM - 002086548916
Jamie, Dear....don't be a grinch! Decorate your site for Christmas....it gets you into the mood!
12/3/2012 10:23:11 PM - 002025703401
You are gonna force me to have to decorate for Christmas on my site!
12/3/2012 8:39:00 PM - 002029331419
I had to grab a few pics that I already had!! I hope to get my camera clicking soon!.... It's been to still ...for to long!
12/3/2012 12:23:42 AM - 001076975951
Really like your new header Jean. Hope you had a good weekend and all is well in NM. I'll touch base back during the week.
11/30/2012 3:02:15 PM - 002086548916
I was wondering when you would turn your page into a Christmas page!
11/29/2012 8:53:10 PM - 002025703401
Where's the Christmasy snow pictures???
11/29/2012 6:13:52 PM - 002029331419
Me too.... I think I need to come see you! :0)
11/29/2012 4:53:24 PM - 002086548916
I miss not seeing you all the time, like when I was on maternity leave...
11/27/2012 7:30:42 PM - 002086548916
<---------------- Love this!!! So cute!!!
11/26/2012 6:53:16 PM - 002086548916
Woo hoo! New headers on the What's New Page!
11/26/2012 6:50:45 PM - 001010638415
Hi Jean! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
11/21/2012 3:40:57 PM - 002086548916
I am thankful I get to see you tomorrow and we can eat pie together :)
11/20/2012 8:56:07 PM - 001076975951Jean, we do have so much to be thankful for. Enjoy your time off from work and the holiday with Steve's family and with Danny, Vanessa and the kids.
Jet Blue + NYC I like that. Have a wonderful weekend and glad you stopped by to see my Nov. Photo a Day. Your comments always make me feel good. Take care.
11/20/2012 8:30:46 PM - 002025703401
Far far away.............
11/20/2012 3:57:20 PM - 002029331419
Jamie.....yes...I do remember, but they sure seem far away! :0(
Debbie...So good to see you stop by! I know you devote a lot of your time to helping your parents!! It's so wonderful that you live so close and can help them! And your time with Ethan will always be a great time! Ooo...a new cell phone! How fun....and trying....as in trying to figure out how to get your info in it...and then back out! LOL!
11/19/2012 4:30:53 PM - 002025703401
Yo...... Remember the days we use to play on Shutterfly? Work, FB, and other things just seem to get in our way!
11/19/2012 12:01:38 AM - 002088910291
Jean, Sorry that I have not been able to get here in a while! I am just starting to get around to the sites once again, I started with one yesterday! I have been over to my parents everyday this week since my brother from CA. came home to see dad! We took him to the airport this morning, and had our grandson also this weekend! It has become an usual thing for the weekend! He is good so don't mind keeping him! His parents usually always have a day of the weekend that they usually have to work anyway! It was sad to see my brother say goodbye to dad, knowing that it is possible that he may not be here next trip! He is going to try to get vacation again in March, so he can see him again, hopefully! I have been going over twice a week when I can, so I can help out too! Mom loves the company too, since dad sleeps sometimes a lot during the day! We always talk for almost an hour every morning on the phone too!
How is everyone in your family doing? I hope all is well with you and Steve, I guess with your new sweet little grandson things are going well! I have your weather on my new cell phone, looks like you are getting as cold as us! I have never had a cell phone before, it is the Samsung Galaxy 111, I love it, it takes such great pics, but I do not yet know how to get them into my computer so I can print them or send to facebook! I do know how to send to individual people, but just to their phones! My brain just cannot seem to wrap around electronic items, and I am learning new things all the time on my phone with the help of Alan! He just seems to know how to do those things!
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ours is going to be mom and dad, and me and Al! My brother came down with a terrible cold so him and his wife cannot come, and my son has to go to his mother-in-laws this year for a change, but is going to try to get over later in the day if he can for a little while! So I am cooking a ham, as that is dad's favorite! I am just going to cook at their hose, but make the pies the day before, pumpkin, and pecan, also dad's favorite! I want him to have a good day, since it might be his last Thanksgiving! My brother from CA. and I went in on a new mattress I found on line for his hospital bed, the one he has now is hurting his back since it wrinkles up and is cheap! We have one coming that is special for his problems, and even has special stuff for his heels, so they won't hurt when he gets bed ridden! He is so excited about it! I cannot wait for it to get here! Well it looks like I have written a small book again, so should let you go! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!! to your whole family! Deb xoxox
11/18/2012 5:28:07 PM - 001076975951
Jean, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your enitre family. All my best and enjoy. We all have so much to be thankful for.
11/16/2012 2:40:48 PM - 002086548916
Thanks again for taking my little guy for the day!
11/15/2012 10:53:06 PM - 002086548916
Marie, if I come visit it will have to be in the summer!
11/14/2012 7:29:49 PM - 001010638415
I don't mind it! We New Yorker's are use to it! LOL.
11/14/2012 1:51:29 AM - 002086548916
So thankful my car is parked in the garage this winter :)
11/13/2012 4:19:29 PM - 002029331419
Winter has hit early to our east coast friends! :0( Hang in there Joanne & Marie!
We set 13 new 'cold' temp records here in New Mexico yesterday!...Yes...It was cold!! brrr
11/11/2012 4:12:00 PM - 001076975951
Hi Jean, hope you had a good weekend. Glad you liked the new header on my travel site/What's new page. That was taken by Stephanie in Seattle. We got about 4 inches of snow but I think this is a sign of a cold snowy winter. Hope to look back at the spring and summer photos, like you said, and try to smile a bit. Today the sun is out and we may reach the 60's Hope all is well and thanks for having a great ear to listen to me. Enjoy your Sunday.
11/8/2012 3:50:24 PM - 002029331419
We had a good night!! 'Here comes the Boom!"... Just funny, entertain me kind of movie!... Just what we needed for election night! ha! We actually laughed in a lot of spots!
11/7/2012 4:43:53 PM - 002086548916
How was your date with dad? What movie did you see?
11/7/2012 4:15:21 PM - 001076975951Hi Jean, Well it is Wednesday the day after the election and IMHO a very sad day for America. I didn't want to believe that there were so many fools in the USA. I am bummed that things will not get better. Let us pray for the people of America. We are going to need it.Otherwise, hope all is well with you and your family. A nor'easter is on its way here. Let's hope the damage is very little.
11/7/2012 9:46:52 AM - 002086548916
I'm going to miss not seeing you during the week when I go back to work....
11/6/2012 2:43:17 PM - 001076975951
Jean, I will keep the faith but my candles are lit with my prayers still being offered. Glsd you voted early. The girls and I went this morning, Joe will vote after work. The governor signed an order that if your polling place was damaged due to Sandy, you can vote at another polling place show a signed proof or a affidavite I am leary about that....I don't trust that system. :-(
I am glad you have enjoyed my photo a day project and my improvements in photography. I hope to continue next year. Looking forward to 2013 lots of adventures for both of us. Well I have to try to find a gas station to fill up my car, I'll catch you later.
11/5/2012 7:10:09 PM - 001076975951
Jean, yes we are fine. Doing well and believe it or not we are getting a nor'easter on Wednesday. Lots of rain and more wind. OMG! I do have some photos up on my gallery site. And light your candles my dear Jean for election day. I will vote and make my voice heard. Dear Lord let the right and just man win. You know who I mean. :-) Take care and hope you had a good weekend. xoxoxo
11/5/2012 3:09:36 PM - 002029331419
Well....kiddos....here we go.... another week!
Paul...yup! We did go... I just don't have access to the computer my pictures are on!.. I'll get them up soon! There were some fun new balloons this year!
Joanne....whew!! I am sooooo glad you are safe and doing well!!
11/1/2012 10:22:35 PM - 002063504014
Love the header on the left above, sweet. Did you make it to the balloon festival this year, or was there too much baby hugging going on??
Our mountains got a couple of feet of snow in the upper elevations last week,
with the fall colors still sticking around, very interesting look!
10/31/2012 3:11:25 PM - 001076975951
Jean,, thanks for thinking of me. Sandy has left a lot of destruction. I lost my lights for 24 hours. My front tree lost some limbs. Bridges recently reopened. No ferry service and some tunnels are still closed. Also airports are starting to reopen but not yet fully operational. Subways are flooded and there is no service. My mom's basement is flooded and has no lights. Some people lost their homes totally destroyed and there were a few deaths throughout the city. Schools still closed and many people won't have their lights for up to 1 week. Thanks for thinking of me and I hope you and your family are all well. I appreciate your prayers and good wishes. I'll talk to you soon.
10/31/2012 1:57:40 PM - 002029331419
Hey Marie!!.. Glad to hear that you just had some strong winds and NO damage! :0)
Kay.... Thanks Girlie!! I love to cook!! Come Eat! :0)
10/30/2012 5:19:06 PM - 002086548916
You are a good cook...has anyone ever told you that? Dinner was so yummy last night!
10/30/2012 3:50:46 PM - 001010638415
Made it through the storm. Didn't lose power and no outside damage! Thank goodness! Had really scary winds last night and still have winds today. We didn't get really any rain, we bought a extra sump pump the other day in case our basement flooded again and the one we have wouldn't be able to keep up with the water, but glad we didn't have to use it! NYC and NJ are in really bad shape. No power at work today so I'm home.
Glad you liked the photos! I pretty happy in the way they came out!
Talk to you later!
10/29/2012 4:47:13 PM - 002029331419
Thank you all so much..!!!! His Service was on Saturday...and it really was very nice! Lots of pictures of him growing up....a bright eyed, big smiling little guy!
10/28/2012 7:45:30 PM - 002088910291
I will have to come back for Yellowstone 2, it looks gorgeous, and I will never get to my page for some major changeover!
10/28/2012 7:25:36 PM - 002088910291
Jean, Love your header, it is gorgeous! I wanted to say sorry for your loss also, I was thinking of you and the family yesterday! So close to all the holidays also makes it harder too! If you are like me, I am having a hard time making my site new! I need to start today making my Mount Rainier adventure! Catch you soon, Deb xoxox
10/28/2012 3:42:38 PM - 001010638415
Hi Jean. Just wanted to say that I very sorry for your lost.
10/27/2012 8:59:17 PM - 001076975951
Jean, Many thanks for the postcard. I do love the autumn colors in Colorado. Thanks for thinking of me.
Hope you had a wonderful Fall Break. Looking forward to your photos too. xoxoxo
10/23/2012 8:16:07 PM - 002086548916
New headers! Very nice!!!
10/23/2012 6:55:37 PM - 001076975951Oh my that header is stunning Jean. Thanks for the card and your touching note. Amen to all you said and I totally agree. So glad you liked the photobook with voice recorder. And extra nice that you can have many photos with your g-kids.Yes the card does remind me of my walks and neighborhood explorations. As for the film, Monumental, I have not seen it but thanks for the tip. I shall add this to my see list. The countdown begins, you know what I'm talking about. And the Good Lord must hear all our prayers TTYL
10/23/2012 11:12:41 AM - 002086548916
So we only got about 3 hours of sleep total last night. Gonna try getting some sleep as soon as Rob goes to work. I'll call ya when we wake up to let you know what time we will be ready to head to your place.
10/22/2012 5:14:46 PM - 002086548916
Nice talking with you this morning!
10/22/2012 12:28:00 AM - 002088910291
Jean, It does sound like you have a very busy schedule now! I love the colorful cool header! I stopped by to say HI! and to check out some things on your site! The balloon fiesta looked like it went well this year, it sure looked like there was a lot of people! Wow! You just got home, now you have to leave again this week, you will be tired out after all of this! Take care, Deb xoxox
10/19/2012 2:43:17 AM - 002086548916
Have fun this weekend! Jacob is going to miss you (and so will I...wink wink)
10/17/2012 2:54:08 PM - 001010638415
Wow! Sounds like a lot of excitement and fun going on with the Balloon Fiesta! Good thing no one was badly hurt! Did you lose power becasue of the balloons? Have you ever been in a hot air balloon? I haven't, but would love to one day.
10/17/2012 1:57:33 PM - 001076975951
Jean, LOVE your home page header. The sky is so blue. Looking forward to your Jacob Page. Many blessings to you all. Take care.
10/16/2012 8:46:49 PM - 002059624475
Love you page sis. Sorry I haven't visited for awhile! I'm going to take a look around :)
10/16/2012 6:35:03 PM - 002086548916
Thanks for dinner last night. And for lettin J and I hang out at your office for the afternoon. So nice to just have time to talk :)
10/16/2012 3:52:38 PM - 002029331419
Thanks Everyone!! I need to get my page of Jacob up now... 3 Grandkid pages! YAY! ....... Oh...and I'll have a Fiesta Page up from this year too!
10/16/2012 1:41:40 PM - 001010638415
Great header photos!!
10/15/2012 6:28:11 PM - 002025703401
Hey! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new headers!!!!
10/15/2012 5:00:54 PM - 002086548916
Oh yay! Look at those headers!!! LOVE the balloons!!!
10/11/2012 7:27:48 PM - 002025703401
Feista ends on Sunday. Jean will have to tell you about the accident she saw.
10/11/2012 5:43:38 PM - 001010638415
So I heard on the news this morning about the high winds that are causing problems with the balloons and causing them to knock into power lines.
How long does this festival go on for?
10/10/2012 6:51:01 PM - 002025703401
Hey! Where's all the new pics?
10/9/2012 6:44:39 PM - 002025703401
Please...... more like a miniature train Kay! :)
10/5/2012 8:13:48 PM - 002086548916
Whoa, check out that new header! I look like I was hit by a train...twice! haha. So glad to have the little guy and part of our family now!
10/5/2012 7:17:58 PM - 002029331419
And what a busy week we have had!! Jacob is the Best thing that has happened and we are ready for Balloon Fiesta! The cool front coming through tonight will sure drop the temps...and could be breezy... but should make for some really nice days for flying after it moves out! Each year I've been able to have someone here that can enjoy using our family trailer that we can park across the street from the Fiesta, and this year ... Nicholi will get to enjoy it! Fun days ahead!!
10/3/2012 10:45:23 PM - 002063504014
Congrats for you, Kay and the family for the newest member, nice relief to have him arrive a bit earlier than expected. Thanks for taking a peak at my latest PEAKS hike, my legs were feeling it after that one. Balloons, Balloons and more Balloons, whoooohooooo, hope the weather cooperates :)
An extra exciting week around your home this next week or so, keep the smiles flowing.
10/3/2012 6:32:46 PM - 002025703401
Can't believe that I missed little Jacob Tyler by a week! Guess, I'll have to make a return trip!! :)
10/3/2012 6:27:03 PM - 001010638415
She did mention about pains she was having a few days earlier. Glad everthing went well. Jacob is adorable!! Congrats again!!
10/3/2012 5:20:56 PM - 001076975951
CONGRATULATIONS Grandma Jean & Grandpa Steve. This is so wonderful and I love his name. Looking forward to the photos and all the details. xoxoxox
10/2/2012 5:19:34 PM - 001076975951
Hi Jean, hope you had a wonderful time at the baby shower. Did you see AR? Love the double road block and Phil is looking mighty fine. Here are the ratings:
NBC: "Sunday Night Football" - Giants/Eagles (19.6 million, 11.9/18)
ABC: "Once Upon a Time" season premiere (11 million, 6.4/10)
CBS: "The Amazing Race" season premiere (9.7 million, 6.0/9)
FOX: "The Simpsons" season premiere (8 million, 4.8/7)/"Bob's Burgers" season premiere (5.4 million, 3.1/5) By the way no offense but the fallopian tubes looked slimy and gross. YUCK!
Anyway just anted to stop by to say Hi.
10/2/2012 3:29:36 PM - 001010638415
Congrats Grandma! I know you'll probably be busy for the next few days!
Haven't gone apple picking yet. This past weekend Eric and I went up north to Lake George for the weekend for our 5th anniversary. Had a reallly nice time! We didn't do anything we had planned because it was rainy and cold all weekend, but we got to relax.
Can't wait to see all the new baby photos that you'll be taken!!
10/1/2012 8:31:33 PM - 002063504014
What is coming first, the Balloon Festival Finale or Kay's Baby?? Only God knows, but exciting times in NM. How far away is your sister Nicholi, I heard she was coming to New Mexico, hope all is well with her.
We have had gorgeous "fall" weather here, could hit 90 the next couple of days, then it is supposed to cool down by the weekend.
I have a new top 3 scenic view spots from around the Lake Tahoe basin, come check out my latest hike to Rubicon Peak on the 2012 page, I have been wanting to do this hike for a long, long time. You can see virtually the whole lake and there was no wind when we at the top = gorgeous day.
Look forward to seeing the balloon photos to come, and the new grandbaby :o)
10/1/2012 2:52:42 AM - 002086548916
Are you ging to make a comments section for AR? I have a lot of things to discuss about tonight's show!
9/28/2012 7:19:11 PM - 001076975951Jean, so happy to see you stop by my site. I always enjoy my visits here to Jean's Adventures.
Yes, I am thrilled about Amazing Race and it is true it wouldn't be the same without Phil. And the prize money is surely a great new feature. I have been seeing lots of commercials on TV. And it won the EMMY again last weekend. Isn't that wonderful? YAHOO!
As for my plans this weekend, the girls and I have to go shopping for a bridal shower gift. My niece Nicole is getting married in April and her surprise shower in this November. We received the invitation and we will be going to get something for her and Angelo.
Now that Kay is just weeks away from giving birth I can bet you'll be busy. But it is nice to have a long weekend. This must be so exciting for you and your family.
I look forward to the baby shower photos. I am sure you ladies all had lots of fun and laughs.
How are your travel plans to Alaska coming along?
I can't wait for my Memorial Day cruise. I need a vacation, lol I am always up for a getaway.
Jean, have a great weekend and take some time to relax and enjoy. I am always glad to see that you comment on my albums. I do appreciate it. xoxoxoxo
9/26/2012 9:11:04 PM - 002086548916
Glad I'm not the only one who thought that!
9/26/2012 8:56:48 PM - 002025703401
LOL!!! I watched the video twice to choose my teams...... and I ended up with the same teams as Kay! Too many "pretty" boys!!!
9/26/2012 5:05:56 PM - 002086548916
I think there will be a lot of drama from the guys on a few of the teams. They seem like a bunch of "pretty" boys to me.
9/26/2012 3:41:38 PM - 002029331419
Yeah... I read everything and got the teams up....and I don't have a real strong pull to any of them. I also watch to see what they say about injuries, short temper = to much drama, if they say they fight a lot...ugh..., hmmm....who to choose???
9/26/2012 3:23:16 PM - 002086548916
Okay, just went through the teams again. I'm having a hard time with the selection this year.
9/25/2012 5:09:33 PM - 002086548916
Here is your reminder to set up Amazing Race! I had to do it now so Jamie wouldn't get on to me...she can be bossy sometimes.
9/24/2012 2:39:40 PM - 001010638415
9/20/2012 8:00:07 PM - 002029331419
LOL....yes...she does know how to tell time...and when it's time we need to close down the house for the night! :0)
9/20/2012 7:30:45 PM - 002025703401
The dog that wants momma to come to bed?
9/20/2012 7:16:50 PM - 002029331419
He's going to shut the door and chill out on that new Big Bed with that cool TV and his great dog by his side!! :) LOOOL!!!
9/20/2012 5:27:44 PM - 002086548916
Or he will take Sadie and go sleep in the trailer and let the women have the house. hahahaha.
9/20/2012 4:13:51 PM - 002025703401
Gonna be a late night? Steve may kick us all out!
9/20/2012 4:09:50 PM - 002029331419
I hope you do get a nap!!
9/20/2012 3:44:02 PM - 002025703401
Gonna be a LLLLLOOOOONNNNNNGGGGGGG day! I better nap on my flight!
9/20/2012 3:20:32 PM - 002086548916
I'm glad that it is finally Thursday!
9/19/2012 8:41:15 PM - 002086548916
Trouble follows Jamie :)
9/19/2012 7:22:39 PM - 002029331419
You bringing trouble with you????
9/19/2012 6:26:23 PM - 002025703401
Trouble is coming...... from Colorado too!!!
9/19/2012 4:22:54 PM - 002086548916
We are all ready!
9/19/2012 3:17:50 PM - 002029331419
9/19/2012 2:59:27 PM - 002025703401
Get ready Missy!!!!
9/15/2012 3:02:54 PM - 002020640084
Hi Jean! Hope you have a great weekend. We went to our new place to move more stuff and I am so excited about how much more cupboard and counter space we have now. Its amazing! We are officially moving all the big stuff next weekend but we have been taking PT Cruiser loads full every few days. We all have off tomorrow so we will all go out there and and try to bring another car load.
We just went shopping this morning and got tons of bargains. I am so excited! Now we are cooking, taking a walk, going to a party, then work, and more packing.
Glad to hear you live so close to the Balloon Festival and get to go every year. I bet you are counting down the days. Can't wait to see your new pictures. Talk to you soon! Thanks for stopping by my site.
9/13/2012 11:35:14 PM - 002088910291
Jean, I revisited some albums in here and checked out some new ones! I haven't been on Shutterfly very much lately, so I was missing out on all the fun pics on your site! I can not seem to be able to keep up with my Project Life book either, maybe because we did not do much in August, but I will have to put my brothers pictures of camping that I took one day, that will have to be August! I better hurry or September will be flying by! I am trying to work on a book for my neighbors, and just got one to our friends that have all the Dahlia's in their yard, they have about 10 acres, and it is like a park, we sometimes would camp out there after a big BBQ, and oyster fest! Hey, I can use some of my Dahlia pics that I took in August at their place for my Project Life book too! We just got back Tuesday from camping in MT. Rainier for 7 days! I cannot believe I have never been there before this! I want to go back right now! We had a fabulous time, and a lot of pics to go through!!! I will eventually have a new page up! I hope to be back much sooner this time! Deb xoxox Love your headers!
9/13/2012 8:05:38 PM - 002063504014
I figured my balloon photos would get you primed for your upcoming Fiesta, it was a beautiful day, although the wind was too strong for them to have the mass ascension.
Yes, we have had a hot and dry summer, nights are cooler, but still near the 90's! I did hear that out our area is could likely have a big snow year, but sometimes we get on the border of the El Nino effects. Bring it on.
Kays baby boy is getting closer and closer, must be exciting for you all. Well Autumn is 1 week away officially, but looks like you are gearing up for it already :o)
9/12/2012 6:45:15 PM - 002059624475
Sis! I love this Autum is here graphics! It's SO cute!! Hey, it's cool here today so, I have my 2010 "Earth, Wind and Flyers" shirt on :) It's keeping my cozy.
9/12/2012 1:32:20 PM - 001010638415
Hey Jean! I'll probably will enter Chester into the calendar again this year. That reminds me to look into it and see when it starts.
9/11/2012 7:39:54 PM - 001076975951
Jean,, so glad to see that you popped on by. I too love Vanessa's picture with her two little darlings. I'd enlarge that one. Love your header and sign of autumn. So pretty. Added some photos about 9/11 that I snapped today. I will be going to the memorial in lower Manhattan hopefully in the spring. Have to apply for tickets but I do want to see for my self. Stephanie & Victoria went a few weeks ago with a friend from Canada. I sure hope you do visit NYC one day. And I see that Kay posted soemthing about the teams and AR, I can't wait. Take care Jean and sending hugs your way. xoxoxoxox
9/11/2012 4:27:39 PM - 002086548916
AR Teams are up on CBS.com. There is going to be a lot of drama this year, I can already tell. haha
9/10/2012 6:12:36 PM - 002059920474
Ya...I'm gonna need one of those!! Pweeeeeze???
9/10/2012 5:09:50 PM - 002020640084
I agree with Kay that the picture of Vanessa and the girls is beautiful! That should be framed or on a mug or something! :)
9/10/2012 5:07:35 PM - 002020640084
Hi Jean! Thanks for stopping by! Rob's union and his company finally agreed on a contract so they won't be going on strike! Thank God! We have been so stressed out! It was so scary!
Now we are 30% moved into our new place. We sold Joe's bedroom set we had up for sale on Craigslist and its gone now. It went fast and we had so many people interested in it. We were sad to see it go. Wish my boy was here in IN with us.
Marina will be 18 in like 3 weeks. I can't believe it!!!
Funny that Sadie is 75 pounds. I would of never guessed she weighed that much. She must be all muscle! Murray was 80 pounds about 2-3 weeks ago and looks perfect. He has such a huge chest! Our Bella was such a petite lab. Murray is so stocky. Well Murray is an English lab and Bella was an American lab so they do have different bone structures.
Hope you have a great week! :)
9/10/2012 4:50:28 PM - 002086548916
<------ Yay! I got it on there :) And I love your pic on the "What's New" tab with Vanessa and the girls. Very cute!
9/10/2012 3:32:42 PM - 002086548916
Actually, you'll be here next week! better than a couple of weeks!
9/10/2012 3:19:53 AM - 002059624475
I love the new header pics!! I haven't been around much - I gotta get on the ball here! I stopped by today and checked Toni out too. I'll be down there in a couple of weeks!! Woo Hoo!!
9/6/2012 3:53:04 PM - 002059920474
OH MY GOSH!!! Cutest header pics, ever!!!! whoop whoop whoop!!!
9/5/2012 7:48:00 PM - 002025703401
Hey! New header! Do I know that girl?
9/5/2012 6:29:58 PM - 001076975951
Jean, thanks for coming by and to hear that you had a good weekend. I went to the Botanical Garden in the Bronx on Saturday. Sunday the girls and I went to the High Line on the west side of Manhattan www.thehighline.org
and then the Chelsea Market. Keep busy. Working on my botanical photos, but I did post what Victoria snapped with her camera. As for the port tours and excursions I think I'll wait after the new year and then talk it over with the gang before I book. It is exciting to see so many new places.
9/5/2012 3:57:07 PM - 002029331419
Thanks Everyone! :0) It was a fun shoot.!!... Actually it was great practice for when he gets here!
9/5/2012 2:57:34 PM - 001010638415
Jean, I love the new changes!! The maternity photos came out great!! I love the one with Kay's feet and the baby sneakers.
9/5/2012 1:37:00 AM - 002020640084
Hi! I love the new headers! Kay looks so beautiful! I love the maternity photos. Did you take these ones? I love them. Those tiny Nike sneakers are too cute for words!
Good news....we sold the bedroom set yesterday! I am so relieved to have that gone. I think I mentioned that yesterday when I visited but I don't see it here. LOL!
Have a great week! :)
9/4/2012 8:55:14 PM - 001076975951
Jean, fabulous header. You know how to make things so beautiful on your site. Hope you had a good holiday weekend. Just wanted to say Hi and see what was new on your site. Catch you later in the week. xoxoxo
9/4/2012 4:51:48 PM - 002029331419
9/4/2012 4:39:54 PM - 002086548916
Oo! Cute headers! I thought I was on my page for a minute...LOL
9/4/2012 2:31:15 PM - 002086548916
Thanks again for yesterday! We had a great time, and the food was Delish!
9/3/2012 6:45:42 PM - 002020640084
Hi! Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day weekend! I enjoyed my visit here. I will be MIA again since we are moving again. The full story is on the Guru site and also on the Project 52/365 site.
Marina is back from Venezuela and had a blast. She was really homesick the 1st few weeks but of course the last 2 weeks she adjusted and was having a really good time. Now she is busy with school and work.
Joe moved back to NY and we miss him like crazy! He is enjoying his Buffalo Bills Season pass, tailgating, and all things Buffalo sports related. Joe is been having a blast at the fair and all kinds of Buffalo summer festivals.
My dad and his girlfriend are visiting this week and I am looking forward to seeing my dad. I haven't seen him since March and that was the 1st time in like 4 or 5 months and he looked so skinny. Marina and I were worried about him. Well come to find out he has diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholestrol, elevated sugar levels, and had a heartattack and didn't know it. My dad just turned 63 and was determined to try to exercise and eat healthy to avoid diabetes medications. The doctor gave him 6 weeks and my dad brought all his levels down and now lost 19 pounds. I am so proud of him. :)
The puppy is 80 pounds and 11 months old. We were so excited that we won 1st place and $100 off our rent for the Cutest Pet contest for Compass Pointe Apartments where we live. :)
8/30/2012 2:15:38 PM - 001076975951
Hi Jean, thanks for stopping by to view my girl's 9/11 memorial pics. I want to go and see for myself too. Glad you'll have the girl's this weekend.
As of now the plans for the long weekend are going to the botanical gardens they have a Monet exhibit. I do want to see The Bourne Legacy and just spend as much time outdoors as possible.
How nice that your younger sister will be moving to NM, so much to share now that Kay will be having a little one soon. Yes, I have noticed the days are getting shorter, makes me kind of sad. I really don't mind the summer. But there is nothing we can do.
Have a great weekend and happy closet cleaning. lol I need to do that too. Maybe when the cooler days set in. Take care my friend. xoxoxo
8/29/2012 6:26:13 PM - 002086548916
LOL...you are still fun when you come to play it's just not very often anymore :(
8/29/2012 6:13:25 PM - 002025703401
So now I'm No Fun Frederick?
8/29/2012 4:08:39 PM - 002086548916
Jamie, I have been wondering the same thing. You used to be so much fun to play with!
8/29/2012 2:46:44 PM - 002029331419
Thanks Carm!!..Good to see you!!
Jamie...... I kinda remember them.........and I think I really enjoyed them!
8/28/2012 10:36:23 PM - 002025703401
What has happened to my world? Remember the days when we use to be able to play???
8/27/2012 10:32:41 PM - 002066991916
Awesome header photo of your homepage. That image is absolutely stunning! Wow! Your pregnancy countdowns is so cool. I am sure everyone of your family is really excited to see Kay and Rob's baby. Let me look around to see what is new on your site.
8/27/2012 4:31:53 PM - 001076975951
Jean, HAPPY Monday..... glad to see you had a good weekend. Hope the family is well and the weather is cooling down for you.
49 days and counting Jean, how exciting. By the way I am loving your header.
Glad that you are proud that I am keeping up with my photo a day. I am enjoying it. I'll be by again later in the week to see what's new on your site. xoxoxoxo
8/27/2012 3:32:38 PM - 002086548916
Had a great weekend with you!
8/27/2012 3:13:57 PM - 002029331419
8/24/2012 3:59:27 PM - 002029331419
Didn't get it done! :0(
8/22/2012 8:23:44 PM - 002086548916
How's that book coming?
8/20/2012 8:38:02 PM - 001076975951
Hi Jean, thanks for coming by. So glad to hear you had a nice weekend camping. And how much Sadie loves it too. The summer is almost over so get those outings every weekend you can. My weekend was very nice went out to dinner to celebrate Victoria's birthday. Glad your pleased that I am keeping up with the photo a day project. I am liking it. Are your weekend camping photos posted? I'll be by asap to view them. How is the trip planning coming along?
8/20/2012 3:09:18 PM - 002029331419
Hi Deb!! I replied!! Good to see you stopping by! :0)
8/20/2012 12:52:16 AM - 002088910291
Jean, I was just stopping in to say HI! I started to look over your pics again! They are really nicely put together and very pretty! I like how you did each day! Oh boy! It is getting close!!! I bet you can hardly wait! They are going to be such great parents! Did you get my e-mail today, I have two e-mails for you, and I hope I did not use the wrong one! Catch you later, I had a very draining day today! Deb xoxox
8/17/2012 3:53:28 PM - 002029331419
Pie is All Gone!!
8/16/2012 9:08:54 PM - 002059920474
Poooor Jamie!!! :(
8/16/2012 8:00:43 PM - 002086548916
Rob didn't want his piece, so guess what the baby gets tonight?!?!? Yum!!!
8/16/2012 6:50:42 PM - 002029331419
It was so gooood....and we heated it up a little too.... yum!
8/16/2012 6:35:46 PM - 002025703401
Apple pie isn't even my favorite, but fresh off the tree?
8/16/2012 2:07:47 PM - 002086548916
LOL....do I have you craving apple pie now? And yes, the lady has an apple tree in her backyard and the apples came from her tree.
8/16/2012 1:01:32 AM - 002025703401
Kay!!! Not Nice! (Really? Off the tree??)
8/15/2012 11:44:42 PM - 002086548916
homemade apple pie...like the apples were picked off a tree in the backyard, and the crust made from scratch homemade...you are missing out! drrroooolllll.....
8/15/2012 8:12:37 PM - 002025703401
Pie? Did I read the magic word????
8/15/2012 5:26:40 PM - 002086548916
We will heat it up tonight!!! Yum!
8/15/2012 4:33:24 PM - 002029331419
I'm sure Rob didn't mind seeing that plate of homemade apple pie come through the door either!! LOOOOOL!!!!
8/15/2012 4:32:50 PM - 002029331419
As Always.... I love having you come over! :0)
8/15/2012 1:47:31 PM - 002086548916
Last night was so much fun! It was good seeing everyone, and you are always a great hostess! Thanks again for letting me come over :)
8/14/2012 5:45:26 PM - 001010638415
Hi Jean! Thank you for the birthday wish! Hope you had a great anniversary too!
8/14/2012 4:26:40 PM - 002086548916
Looking forward to tonight!
8/14/2012 3:48:28 PM - 002025703401
8/14/2012 3:45:16 PM - 002029331419
I know Tuesday....has got to be better then Monday! And I have 12-14 Ladies at my house tonight for a Summer Salad Supper!! Yum!!
8/12/2012 2:50:48 PM - 002088910291
Jean, I hope you have a wonderful day today, before having to go back to work! I bet you are all getting excited about the new little boy that will be here soon!!! I just had to drop in for a minute, even though I am kind of rushed this morning! We are going to the last day of our church convention that is always on the second week in August, Thursday thru Sunday! It seems like it flies by! We have about 900 people who come from this area, some camp out, but we just drive back and forth since it is only 40 minutes away for us! We have it in a giant tent, and have a giant tent where they cook all the food for us, breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Hot chocolate and cookies for whoever stays after the last meeting! We have three a day! It is so wonderful to see everyone again each year, since some live farther away!! And of course everything is free, we just donate secretly if we are able! I guess I had better go and get ready! Deb, xoxox
8/9/2012 4:53:19 PM - 002086548916
It is really nice, and nice weather helps!
8/9/2012 3:11:27 PM - 002029331419
I love that you are SOOO Close now!!! It really is nice out there ...huh!! :0)
8/9/2012 2:34:26 PM - 002086548916
Thanks for letting me come over and hang out for a little bit last night. It was nice sitting under the Shade and talking!
8/8/2012 7:52:51 PM - 001076975951
Jean, That is wonderful, that you too will be sailing away to Alaska with Steve and the Queen Goober. Exciting!!! August 2013 will be here before you know it. After my May 2013 cruise I too will be awaiting my August 2013 cruise. This is wonderful we both will be sharing and viewing tons of great travel photos. You are going to have a great time I know it. Which ship is it? Is Rhonda and Mike coming too? What a fun time of they do. Keep my posted on your planning. Not much is new here just keeping up with my photo a day project. Still enjoying it. Thanks for always stopping by, it it good to see come by to say Hello.
8/8/2012 3:23:20 PM - 002020640084
Hi. How are you doing? Sorry I have been MIA! Computer issues, internet issues, moving stuff again, creepers, cops, detectives, Rob almost getting shot twice, the puppy being a handful, out of town company nonstop for 4 months, apartment searching, moving Joe again, getting Marina ready for Venezueala again, my new Pinterest addiction, being sick alot, trying to get Marina ready for school since they messed up her schedule, and busy with the EEU.
Joe finally moved here in March and was in NY visiting more then he was here in Indiana now 2 weeks ago he moved back to NY. It was a waste of money to move into a bigger more expensive 3 bedroom when he was only here like 3 weeks in the 4.5 months. We paid for the moving truck to move all this stuff the travel expense, moving truck to go from 2-3 bedroom, re connection fees, etc. Not to mention the headache of it all and all the work!!!! Marina has been in Venezuela all month. I miss both the kids so much. Its been really quiet here without the kids.
Have a great day Jean. Miss you. Hope to able to update my site soon. Its been forever since I was able to post new pics on Shutterfly.
8/7/2012 2:38:51 PM - 002029331419
Hi Paul....I bet the retreat was great!!
Nic...Ya know...sometimes I wish we still had his bike...we could ride with D&V!! haha... NOT!! We would have a hard time keeping up with them!... But I always loved when we went riding!
8/6/2012 3:16:26 PM - 002059920474
Hey girl! I finally took the time to look at the book you made for the Morton's. That is sooooo great! You can tell that they are still crazy about each other after 50 years and the pics you took around the truck are awesome :) I really like those! She has such a contagious smile :) Too bad Steve doesn't have that motorcycle anymore...I could picture you guys with that when you celebrate your 50th! :) xoxoxo
8/2/2012 8:00:57 PM - 002063504014
Yeah it's been in the 90's for several weeks here, hot and dry. But still getting out and enjoying the summer, this weekend is our church's annual Men's Retreat up at Lake Tahoe, looking forward to it.
8/2/2012 6:42:53 PM - 002029331419
On a day like this....I'd take my shoes off and wade in this water, Paul!! LOOL!
8/1/2012 7:56:17 PM - 002063504014
Nice serenity type of photo up above, just stopping by to take a peek :)
8/1/2012 6:55:03 PM - 002086548916
Ohhhh, hahaha. I never was good at that mind reading stuff....
8/1/2012 6:40:43 PM - 002025703401
LOLOL!!!! Wrong little Missy!
8/1/2012 6:31:18 PM - 002086548916
You were thinkin the same thing??!?! Great minds, I'll tell ya!
8/1/2012 4:26:47 PM - 002025703401
Read my mind Kay.......
8/1/2012 3:27:34 PM - 002086548916
But that doesn't make you young!
8/1/2012 3:27:10 PM - 002025703401
Hey!!! Jean will always be OLDER than me!
8/1/2012 3:11:53 PM - 001010638415
8/1/2012 1:44:05 PM - 002086548916
Thanks Joanne!!!!! Luv ya!
8/1/2012 1:42:47 AM - 001076975951
Jean, hope you and the family had a wonderful time in Durango. Jean you are too funny. Kay will always be younger than Jamie.
7/30/2012 7:02:13 PM - 002029331419
Kay...You keep telling yourself that!! :0)
Jamie...she'll always be younger then you!!
7/30/2012 6:23:19 PM - 002086548916
Jamie - I will always be the youngest goober in the bunch!
Mom - great pics from Durango! We had a great time!
7/30/2012 6:18:06 PM - 002025703401
Dream on Kay!
7/27/2012 1:50:32 PM - 002086548916
I'm forever young!
7/26/2012 7:35:28 PM - 002029331419
LOOOL!!! I think so to Jamie!!!
7/26/2012 6:49:30 PM - 002025703401
One day Kay is gonna be OLD and HOT FLASHING, then she will eat her words!!!
7/26/2012 5:28:08 PM - 002086548916
I think I would just go for a visit...but not opposed to living in San Diego!
7/26/2012 3:37:25 PM - 002029331419
Me too!!.........San Diego was wonderful!!
Debbie...enjoy those temps...for me!! ha!
7/26/2012 3:25:08 PM - 002025703401
I would love to live in Oregon or Washington State!
7/25/2012 10:09:45 PM - 002086548916
Debbie, I would freeze up there in Seattle! If you are lucky to get the 80's, that's too cold for me!
7/24/2012 11:49:21 PM - 002088910291
Jean, I hate to tell you this but it got up to 73 degrees today!! Can you believe it! It might be in the 80's possibly tomorrow or Thursday! We have a great cool wind that comes up from the bay that is 6 blocks down the road! Actually the bay is a little farther away than that, it is the park that overlooks the marina, that is 6 blocks away! I feel really bad for everyone who is trapped in that scorching heat! I would be hiding in my basement all day if it was that hot here! I cannot stand it at all! Then the evenings have been cooling down into the 50's every night which is also nice!
I had Ethan over for the whole week last week! We had a good time together, and went to the new Ice Age movie in 3D! I love 3D movies! It is to bad that the ticket prices are so much though, and the popcorn and pop are ridiculous! But I got some anyway, I don't get to take him to the movies very often so I splurged! I missed him when he went home Friday night, but I needed a break too!
I bet you are getting excited about Kay's little bundle of joy!!! It won't be long, and he will be here! Looking forward to all the pics! Just wish I could get some really good shots of Ethan, but he just hates the camera, it is like I am punishing him or something, so I don't force him! I take what I can get!
I guess it is that time of day that the dogs want to be fed, so I will have to let you go, and you have a great week! Deb xoxox
7/24/2012 6:01:48 PM - 001076975951
Jean, thanks for coming by to visit. YEAH the patio is done. And if it does get too hot you can use the kiddie pool. How wonderful a weekend getaway. Sounds like you'll be busy between shooting photos and being with the family. Happy Birthday to Vanessa and many more. Not much is happening here just added my 3rd week pf July's photos. Stop by when you have a chance. Stephanie and Victoria were in California and returned last week and now it's back to work. We have been having real summer weather in the 90's, humid and sometimes a thunderstorm. But I just like the summer so much more. Say HI!! to Rhonda. Talk to you soon and see you on the sites. xoxoxo
7/24/2012 3:30:08 PM - 001010638415
Sounds like you stay busy too! It's fun to stay busy in the summer...soon as we know it it will be winter!! Eric and I aren't going on a big vacation this year so we figure do some day trips instead. Have a great day!!
7/24/2012 3:03:02 PM - 002029331419
Patio is done....now the fun of putting planters and plants where I need them! :0)
7/24/2012 1:51:33 PM - 001010638415
Hi Jean! Did you have fun on your last trip? How's the patio going?
7/23/2012 10:08:25 PM - 002086548916
Oh me too! I was about to die at 2:00 this afternoon.
7/23/2012 9:13:29 PM - 002025703401
Naps? I could use one today!!!
7/23/2012 4:26:45 PM - 002086548916
Sounds like a great weekend for you too!
7/23/2012 4:02:19 PM - 002029331419
Hmm... lots of little pool time with the girls - home chores, church and a couple of naps!!
7/23/2012 2:38:53 PM - 002086548916
So, what did I miss this weekend?
7/19/2012 9:27:00 PM - 002086548916
If she has the kids next week, I might have to just tell her about this post on the way to Durango! LOL.
Paul, you don't look old enough to remember the dinosaurs!
7/19/2012 8:35:11 PM - 002029331419
LOOL.... Kay and Jamie!!... Wait until she sees this....next week!! haha!
Paul... I didn't see any dinosaurs....so it has been awhile since you've been there! LOL!! :0)
Rhonda... Thanks Sis!!!
7/19/2012 7:27:42 PM - 002086548916
Say it, Sista!
7/19/2012 7:20:42 PM - 002025703401
You know that Kay and I love anything MORE than Rhonda!
7/18/2012 11:27:40 PM - 002063504014
I think all the wildlife I saw last time I was in Yellowstone, they were all dinosaurs!!! :o)
By By Jeanie.
7/18/2012 4:45:25 AM - 002059624475
I love that new header, More!! I really like your Yellowstone page and I think you did a great job! Breaking it down day by day, is really a great way to look at where you went, stayed, ate, etc. Nice job!!
7/17/2012 9:02:54 PM - 002025703401
Love that new header!
7/17/2012 8:23:34 PM - 002086548916
....someone is working on their site!
7/17/2012 7:41:43 PM - 002063504014
I dream of Jeanie,
(well not really)
We went to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons when I was a teenager, every time I see photos of those places, gives me the burn to go back. May not happen this year, possibly next year.
7/17/2012 6:34:21 PM - 002086548916
Durango next weekend, but I don't know where she is headed to after that!
7/17/2012 6:15:15 PM - 002025703401
Are we going somewhere?
7/17/2012 3:31:44 PM - 002086548916
Welcome home! When is your next trip?
7/15/2012 3:55:37 AM - 002063504014
Love, Love, Love the Yellowstone page, such a great trip. Made me temporarily forget about the hot summer, we finally got over 100 for a few days this week.
I have hiked in Desolation Wilderness, that is just west of Tahoe, and where the Horsetail Falls are located, which we hiked again earlier this year. I have not been down to Mt Whitney, only driven by it on highway 395, your cousin will enjoy it.
The abundant wildlife in Yellowstone is amazing, your new page has inspired me to want to make a trip up there, I have been wanting to go back to the Tetons for a long time, high on my wish list.
7/12/2012 11:41:24 PM - 002088910291
Jean, You must be coming home today from your camping trip, hope it was a good one!! Camping usually is! I said I would be back to see more of the pics, and I am not done yet, almost! I thought I would drop you a quick line, and say HI! Sounds like you have been having a great year, Yellowstone, and camping trips! I am free now, I am usually the only one home now days that school is out! I am actually lonesome for Ethan now, but have not heard from the kids yet, they don't call very often! Sounds like Alan is home from work, so will let you go! take care, Deb xoxox
7/12/2012 8:51:29 PM - 002025703401
Fishing? We should go fishing together!!!
7/12/2012 5:07:16 PM - 002086548916
I'm glad it was nice and quiet....see, maybe you should keep Grandpa's fishin pole. Or did you already ask Greg or Don if they wanted it?
7/12/2012 4:42:11 PM - 002029331419
We will totally be in the mountains Mon- Thur !! haha... NO one was up there! ...and I'm getting my fishing license again! Fenton was really pretty and they were catching fish!
7/12/2012 3:28:34 PM - 002086548916
Welcome home for the day...then you're gone again! I can only imagine what retirement for you will look like.
7/8/2012 1:01:08 PM - 002029331419
Marie... we head to a favorite camping spot up in the Jemez Mountains...a Little west of Santa Fe.
7/6/2012 5:06:59 PM - 001010638415
So where's the next camping trip?
7/6/2012 4:52:27 PM - 002029331419
...and I added more YNP Pics! :0)
7/5/2012 9:35:41 PM - 002029331419
I actually enjoy hearing it rain at night when we are camping....of course I'm in the trailer! LOL!
7/5/2012 9:21:14 PM - 002086548916
Just looked at the weather, you guys will have a 40% chance of rain while you are camping...maybe you can have a fire!
7/5/2012 8:33:21 PM - 002029331419
Oh...now...I will be around...!!
Not much...but some!!
7/5/2012 8:08:30 PM - 002086548916
Basically, don't expect to hear from my mom for about a week....LOL...
7/5/2012 8:08:02 PM - 002086548916
Yeah! Alright :D
7/5/2012 7:36:12 PM - 002025703401
I'm sooo confused...... guess Kay will have to be my bestest now!
7/5/2012 5:48:41 PM - 002086548916
Camping is Monday - Wednesday. Jamie, I hope you will be online and ready to keep my week busy!
7/5/2012 4:09:31 PM - 002025703401
Camping is NEXT weekend. Got the schedule confused!
7/5/2012 4:07:38 PM - 002029331419
Packing on Sunday........ Sue-b-Doo comes in tomorrow!! Playtime weekend!
7/5/2012 3:38:31 PM - 002025703401
You'll be packing tonight!
7/5/2012 3:28:40 PM - 002086548916
You will be busy this weekend and gone next week...you won't have time for pictures after tonight!
7/5/2012 3:01:08 PM - 002029331419
Working on more Pics tonight!!!!
7/5/2012 3:00:49 PM - 002025703401
Saving my BBQ leftovers for tonight. Gonna post more pics?
7/5/2012 2:01:35 PM - 002086548916
7/4/2012 10:46:29 PM - 002029331419
LOL!!! I'm so full... Yum! And I have leftovers for lunch too!!
7/4/2012 10:32:18 PM - 002086548916
Lunch was so good, I think I have a bbq hangover now.
7/3/2012 9:01:24 PM - 002086548916
I thought she already was ;)
7/3/2012 8:32:24 PM - 002025703401
Jean is trying to become my bestest friend!
7/3/2012 8:28:03 PM - 002029331419
LOOOOOL...... QG........You crack me up!!!
7/3/2012 8:19:04 PM - 002025703401
I really like Jean bestest! :)
7/3/2012 8:08:34 PM - 002086548916
Oh sure, stay on the Good List!
7/3/2012 7:32:20 PM - 002029331419
I think she does.....she just is such a multi-tasker, delegator that we think she's playing...and she is really working!! haha!!
7/3/2012 6:56:59 PM - 002025703401
7/3/2012 4:55:30 PM - 002086548916
Jamie doesn't know what that is.....
7/3/2012 3:15:25 PM - 002025703401
Really? You work???? LOLOL!!!!
7/3/2012 2:22:43 PM - 002029331419
I have this crazy thing....called a JOB!! ;0) It sometimes crowds my Shutterfly time! LOL!
7/2/2012 11:58:54 PM - 002025703401
You didn't get many pics posted today!
7/2/2012 9:19:19 PM - 002029331419
Woo hoo.... we won't hit 100 today!!! LOOOVE IT!!
7/1/2012 1:08:50 AM - 001076975951
Thanks for liking my new headers Jean. I happen to like yours ALOT!!! Love the rocking chairs. Have a Happy July 4. Be safe and enjoy. God Bless America!!!
6/30/2012 6:14:37 PM - 002086548916
Thanks again for a fun afternoon yesterday, I needed that.
6/29/2012 5:52:13 PM - 002086548916
Christmas came really early this year :D
6/29/2012 11:26:27 AM - 002025703401
It's it Christmas already?!?!?!? LOLOLOL!!!!
Yes Kay, I'm older and slower too...... BUT, not as bad as JEAN! Book turned out great! No more excuses now on those Yellowstone pics!
Love the new header too!
6/28/2012 9:03:01 PM - 002086548916
Oh, I like your headers too!
6/28/2012 9:02:41 PM - 002086548916
Your page is looking good! Can't wait for more....
And I beat Jamie looking at your pics...talking about being older and slower :D heh heh heh....
6/28/2012 8:42:10 PM - 002029331419
She knows I was busy with that book! LOL!..... Don't worry...she came up with older and slower...because she's feeling it these days too! ha!
Ok...it's still in progress....but the YNP is up!
6/28/2012 5:50:06 PM - 002086548916
Oh Jamie, you're in T-R-O-U-B-L-E now!!!
6/27/2012 7:33:54 PM - 002025703401
.... maybe some of us are getting older and slower...... just maybe.......
6/27/2012 3:07:28 PM - 002029331419
Life has been.....a bit busy.....
6/26/2012 6:39:18 PM - 002086548916
Their vow re-newal was like 3 weeks ago!
6/26/2012 4:48:26 PM - 002029331419
I have to get Morton's 50th books ...yes...she wants 2 different ones.... done!
6/26/2012 4:46:05 PM - 002086548916
Hahaha!!! Jamie typed what I was thinking!
6/26/2012 4:35:34 PM - 002025703401
...... and so is CHRISTMAS!!!
6/26/2012 3:29:37 PM - 002029331419
They are coming....really they are!!!
6/26/2012 3:10:38 PM - 002025703401
Where are those Yellowstone pics?!?!?!?
6/25/2012 2:20:45 PM - 002020640084
Hi! How are you doing? Are you enjoying summer? Any camping plans in the near future? Your Yellowstone Adventure looks amazing! I love the collages you created. Can you believe we finally got the laptops fixed! Now I can go on Shutterfly after all these months? I have so much to upload, post, and create. I am so far behind! :(
We are all sick here again. I swear I have had something wrong since the week before Easter if it wasn't the cold flu it was an stomach bug, ear and sinus issues, etc. I feel bad that my hubby Rob got so sick and works at the steel plant on the ovens so its been close to 100 degrees all last week and on the ovens its like 140 degrees. He has picked up tons of overtime that he signed up for before he got sick. Its been brutal! :( Hope you are all staying healthy!
Anyways, Marina saved up for her ticket to Venezuela. Her and Raul leave July 12. I will miss them like crazy! Joe is on his way to Buffalo again and won't be back until July 9th. Well I have tons to tell you but have to get going. Talk to you soon. Thanks for stopping by my site when I was MIA! :)
6/25/2012 1:54:12 PM - 002086548916
I'm tired this morning!
6/21/2012 8:07:15 PM - 002029331419
Regal is running smooth as butter!....I really like that car!
Jamie!!.....long time no see! Where have ya been!?!?!
6/21/2012 6:25:17 PM - 002025703401
Hi! My name is Jamie...... do ya miss me?
6/20/2012 9:41:45 PM - 002086548916
How's the Regal running? Hope you don't have issues with it :)
6/20/2012 3:45:04 PM - 002029331419
Morning all!!... Stay cool....and that would be indoors!! It's going to be a hot one today!!
*I went through a LOT of Yellowstone pictures last night!! I will be creating a page...I just can't believe how many pics I took!! LOL...
6/20/2012 12:00:32 PM - 001076975951
Morning Jean, I like Jamie am looking for the Yellowstone Page. Well I assume you are busy with work, home and the grandkids. Just can imagine how great the snapshots will be. It is going to be a HOT one here in NYC. It will be in the 90's but feel like 100. And yet I have errands to run and things to do. I'll catch you later. Stay cool in the A.C. and wear the sunscreen. xoxoxo
6/19/2012 5:36:17 PM - 002086548916
Well, summer ends in September, Balloon Fiesta in October then the baby is due, then Thanksgiving is just a few weeks after that, followed by Christmas..and New Year's. Yup Jamie! You're right!
6/19/2012 5:03:51 PM - 002025703401
Christmas may come FIRST!!!
6/19/2012 4:59:30 PM - 002086548916
I bet she will get it up when she can't find anything else to work on under the Pergola. :)
6/19/2012 4:36:56 PM - 002025703401
Looking for the Yellowstone page..........
6/19/2012 2:17:31 PM - 002029331419
Hey Debbie! We did have a good Father's day weekend...! It just goes so fast and it''s getting just down right HOT around here! I can't wait for our monsoons to kick in! I have some books started...and my list keeps growing...but the time to work on them is the hardest for me! I'm not on Flicker....but I do like Pinterest...my way! There really are so great ideas that are on there...but I like that for my own interest!
6/17/2012 6:23:41 PM - 002088910291
Jean, I love your headers! They are really beautiful! Sorry I have not been here in a while, I like to try to keep up, but it seems almost impossible to get to every site of our members! I still have not done much of anything that Shruti wants us to do! I even e-mailed her twice about how many comments should we have for credits, I have not been getting them, and she has never answered my e-mails! Rachel always wrote us right back! I may take myself off of the guru list if things don't change! But than I would miss out on my 52 week project, which I am behind on, and Project life takes time! I don't know why she expects everyone to like Flicker, and pininterest! I just cannot keep up with all of those things! And I do try, I am on here everyday, but mostly on my members sites! I am curious if I get any credits this month! That is why I have not made a book in awhile, the credits gave me the money to do it! Hope you have a super Sunday, and will catch you later! I know I need to check out your new pics, but right now I have to get ready to go to mom and dad's for Fathers day! I will be back this week! OH! And I know you are making Steve a great day for Fathers Day too! Deb xoxox
6/15/2012 4:32:19 PM - 002086548916
Did you have fun with your slumber party?
6/15/2012 11:50:15 AM - 001076975951
Jean, Thanks for viewing the 1st week of June photos. And of course for liking all my headers. Jean, so many projects and so little time. YUCK I hate bug bites. I hope the itching isn't too bad. Glad your yard project is coming along and your grandkids will have a safe place to play. Wishing all the men in your life a HAPPY FATHER's DAY!!!
6/14/2012 11:58:08 PM - 000074469281
Gorgeous headers. Sorry its been forever and a moon that i have visted anyone. Congrats on your baby boy grandson arriving in October. I bet Kya and Rob are beyond tickled blue. How have you been Jean? I'll look around...
6/13/2012 8:58:42 PM - 002029331419
We'll talk.....Kay! haha!
6/13/2012 8:35:30 PM - 002086548916
How much do you pay???? I might be available for hire.....
6/13/2012 7:50:15 PM - 002025703401
I'm trying to long distance supervise, but Jean may require a LOT more than that! Books? - I'm behind several trips already! May have to give up the books.
6/13/2012 7:44:26 PM - 002029331419
I'm thinking of contracting my books that need to be done out! LOL!.... I'm backed up on them too!
6/13/2012 7:30:11 PM - 002086548916
6/13/2012 7:03:01 PM - 002025703401
You need a supervisor!
6/13/2012 6:45:06 PM - 002029331419
On my computer at home!
I got home from work and left...came back and left, came home and..it was 8:00!! I have to be able to sit down in the Office to get to my pictures!! Hopefully tonight!!
6/13/2012 4:47:47 PM - 002025703401
Where are the Yellowstone pics?!?!?!?!?!?
6/12/2012 8:23:58 PM - 002086548916
OOOO, that used to be my job! JK
6/12/2012 6:55:23 PM - 002025703401
I'll carry the bags...... and sit over here.
6/12/2012 4:12:24 PM - 002029331419
Because....she loves to shop... !!LOOOOL!!!
6/12/2012 2:28:20 PM - 002025703401
6/11/2012 9:52:27 PM - 002086548916
Jamie's jealous that she didn't go shopping yesterday...yeah, that's it!
6/11/2012 8:56:40 PM - 002025703401
6/11/2012 8:37:10 PM - 002029331419
You said a lot.....
6/11/2012 7:59:02 PM - 002086548916
What can I say....I am the life of the party and everyone wants to spend time with me :)
6/11/2012 7:44:26 PM - 002025703401
Kay is a distraction!!! Stop it Missy! ;0)
6/11/2012 6:16:47 PM - 002029331419
You weren't a distraction!..we had fun!...
But my days are full and so I do my pictures when I can!
6/11/2012 6:05:18 PM - 002086548916
Sorry, I distracted you yesterday from working on your pics....oops!
6/11/2012 6:01:05 PM - 002029331419
Well....yes it is!! So when it gets to dark tonight to work in the yard...I'll come in and try to focus on my pictures! ....Maybe even up load a few! :0)
6/11/2012 4:16:47 PM - 002025703401
Well...... that's a positive step. They aren't in your camera anymore!
6/11/2012 4:01:14 PM - 002029331419
OH...and Happy Monday Everyone!
6/11/2012 4:01:02 PM - 002029331419
On my computer....at home!!
Bummer on the playlist!!! Thanks for checking it out for us Kay!
Debbie, so glad you went on your trip!!!! And it even was nice! :)
6/11/2012 2:13:53 PM - 002025703401
Where are the Yellowstone pics??????
6/11/2012 1:04:46 AM - 002086548916
Joey got an email from Playlist:
Starting June 1st, music playback on the embedded (off-site) music widgets may be restricted. It's a tough decision we had to make and we apologize for any inconvenience.
You can of course still listen to your free music playlists on our website at Playlist.com.
Thanks for writing to us at Playlist!
I think this answers our question.....bummer!
6/8/2012 1:15:09 AM - 002088910291
Jean, Thanks you guys for getting me to go on the trip! I feel good about it now, it will be fun even if it does rain, which I hope we get some sun! I need to come back and look at your pics sometimes next week! I hope you guys get some cooler temps for those wild fires you have been having! Have a great weekend, and I will be back to tell you about the trip! Oh!, and I had a feeling all along that Kay was having a boy! Congratulations! Grandma! Look in your mail also in the next week! I missed Naomi's birth, but not her birthday! Deb xoxox
6/7/2012 10:04:00 PM - 002086548916
No I won't....I get to see you for lunch. Even better!
6/7/2012 9:09:41 PM - 002025703401
I thought you were off on TUESDAYS?!?!?!?!?
6/7/2012 8:56:47 PM - 002029331419
You guys will miss me tomorrow.....when I'm off!
6/7/2012 8:55:58 PM - 002025703401
6/7/2012 8:30:24 PM - 002086548916
She has been "working" today
6/7/2012 8:01:37 PM - 002029331419
Nope....uh uh...no sir ee.... see....I'm right here!! :0)
6/7/2012 6:37:11 PM - 002025703401
Is Jean hiding today?
6/6/2012 9:02:05 PM - 002086548916
6/6/2012 8:54:27 PM - 002025703401
Looks like it's not allowed anymore.
6/6/2012 7:39:24 PM - 002086548916
I haven't figured it out either. Maybe re-copy the embeded information?? Or maybe Playlist won't allow it anymore? Not sure.
6/6/2012 7:36:50 PM - 002029331419
6/6/2012 6:55:11 PM - 002025703401
How do we fix the music?
6/6/2012 6:43:39 PM - 002025703401
On the left.....
6/6/2012 3:57:23 PM - 002029331419
I don't like these changes...............where is my 'sites'...link??
6/5/2012 11:19:11 PM - 002025703401
What Kay said........
6/5/2012 10:17:55 PM - 002086548916
Oh, btw, thank you so much for the post card. The Grand Tetons look amazing!
6/5/2012 9:59:00 PM - 002025703401
What Kay said.......
6/5/2012 9:26:44 PM - 002086548916
Jamie has only been home for 6 days and already has 7 days posted....just sayin.....
6/5/2012 8:51:05 PM - 002025703401
Gonna pull the disk out at some point?
6/5/2012 7:55:20 PM - 001010638415
6/5/2012 7:27:06 PM - 001010638415
Hey Jean! Looks like a fun trip you had! You must be so excited to have a grandson on the way!!
6/5/2012 4:46:27 PM - 002029331419
Catching up...for sure... My pictures are still in my camera!
6/5/2012 3:33:49 PM - 002025703401
Still moving folders around? Editing pictures?
6/4/2012 6:09:05 PM - 001076975951
Welcome home Jean. LOVE your new header. You must have had a wonderful time. One more place off your bucket list Jean. Way to go!!!
6/4/2012 4:47:31 PM - 002086548916
At least you can keep busy today!
6/4/2012 4:35:02 PM - 002029331419
Yes.....I'm back at work..... What's with all of these folders?? LOOL!... When one is away...a desk can get covered!
6/4/2012 3:08:17 PM - 002025703401
Welcome back! Love the Header!!!
Deleted the comments...... again? Did you read them before deleting?
6/4/2012 3:01:37 PM - 002086548916
So does this mean that you are at work today???
I'm glad to have you back :)
6/4/2012 2:45:58 PM - 002029331419
Ok,! I must have had a great vacation!.........I just managed to delete all of my Comment section on this page!! ARGH!
Maybe I should have taken that extra vacation day this morning!!?? hmmmm
We had a great trip! I missed ya all!! I did my best to keep the highlights of our days on my phone....some days were harder then others, because there was so much to see and do!