Thursday, May 24, 2018

ThrowBackThursday - with 2 sweet little girls...

I'll start with this picture...
Elizabeth and Laura were wearing some Asian outfits Mother had.

Here's one of the little girls when she was younger, my dear niece Elizabeth... 
She was welcoming a police officer to her daycare center years ago.

And here she is connecting with her cousin Will years ago.
I love that picture.

And a few years later she is an athlete in high school. (Was that the volleyball team?)

And then years later she had her own two daughters who were dancers extraordinaire!
It's so fun watching Elizabeth grow. (As her aunt I can say that.)


Her little cousin Laura (my daughter) was precious and beautiful and lovable in her own right....

 Here Laura is with Elizabeth ...
And here again...
Elizabeth was always helping Laura.

Here's one of Laura's senior pictures...

Here's Laura with her big brother.

They were pondering life.
I think they're figuring it out now...
though it (life) can be VERY INTERESTING, AND CHALLENGING...
as they can attest.

 Here are Elizabeth and Laura in 2006...

That was the year Elizabeth got married...

And in 2010 Laura got married...

And now she is a mother, with a little boy who I think looks a lot like her!!!!!

So both cousins have beautiful families of their own..

Hmm. Maybe Elizabeth could go with me to Oregon sometime,
so the cousins could be together!!!
I like that idea!
I mean they are really more than just cousins.
Their mothers were (are) twins!


Well, that is all for my ThrowBackThursday.
I so enjoyed sharing it.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Trivia Tuesday

Elvis never performed a single encore, so when he left, he wasn't coming back. Hence the phrase 'Elvis has left the building.'
(You may have known that, but I didn't know all of it.)

Because of its extremely long neck, the giraffe must rely on its oversized heart (two feet long and twenty-five pounds!) to pump blood all the way to its head. As a result, the giraffe has the highest blood pressure of any animal: 280/180 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) at heart level when prone -- more than twice the blood pressure of an average human. Not surprisingly, because of their high blood pressure, giraffes are prone to heart attacks.



The longest English word having only a single vowel is strengths.


On May 21, 1992 - Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show for the last time.

It's said that approximately 17% of the total surface of Sweden is covered by blueberry bushes.


If you walk south from Detroit, you can end up in Canada.



In May 1897 - Jell-o was introduced.  


That is all for today.
Have a great week!!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Big weekend...

The royal wedding was wonderful on so many levels, in my opinion.
I didn't watch the wedding as it happened, but saw and heard excerpts later.
I so enjoyed the sermon the Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry gave.

And I LOVED the Gospel choir singing "Stand By Me"...

You can hear it and see it here (and you'll get to see lots of fancy hats)...


 In different wedding news,
my 1 1/2 year old grandson
was the ring bearer in a wedding in Oregon Saturday.
He did look dapper (his mother sent me these pictures)...

But maybe he was a little too young to be the ring-bearer?
He just needed a little help to get the ring down the aisle.


In other news, our 4 1/2 year old granddaughter
performed in her preschool program Thursday night.
If you look closely you can see her...
She is on the second row - on the right, in front of a little girl with a big pink bow.

Here's Sam's picture, which may be a tad better (or not)...
Clearly we didn't have the best seats in the house,
but we had the best singer in the program.

After the program there was punch and cookies in the cafeteria (or fellowship hall) and the students' art was displayed...

 And here she is with her little cousin Enza...
Nell is kind of pointing to her art work, the jack-o-lantern.

It was a fun evening all around, and we were (are) proud grandparents.

It made me think of my parents going to a sixth grade band concert many years ago.
Will played the trombone.
Afterwards he asked Mother, "Did you see me, Grandmother?"
"Did I see you?!" Mother replied. "You were the only one I saw!!"

And that's how it was with Nell the other night.
She was the only one I saw.

 That's it for now.
I'll be back tomorrow with, of course, trivia.
See you then.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

New Favorite Photos of Favorite Folks...

I was telling my 4 1/2 year old granddaughter Nell that she was my most favorite NELL in the whole world.
Then she asked, "What about Liam?"
"Ah yes," I said. "He is my most favorite LIAM in the whole world."
She liked that.

Here he is...
Is he not adorable and handsome and winsome?

Here he is with his Daddy Pap, learning about business news. (Liam is not too young to learn about business news.)
There they are happy together.
(Liam smiled soon after.)
(After I tickled his toes.)

Here's Liam's big sister...
She had gotten a pink heart on her left cheek in preschool that day.

And here she is with her mom...

Oh, here's Liam again...

And here he is helping his dad give a guitar lesson to his cousin Camryn...


And here is Liam's cousin Ransom - in one of the sweetest pictures there could ever be...

Oh, and Ransom likes to play with little cars and trucks...


Oh, and Ransom and Nell and Liam's 'cousins' had a great Mother's Day with their fabulous mother, Elizabeth...
Those three kids are more than just cousins to Nell, Liam and Ransom. They're more like SUPER COUSINS - as their grandmother (Peggy), and Nell, Liam and Ransom's grandmother (me - Nancy) were (are) identical twins.
I think that is important.
And since this is my blog, I'm declaring that to be SUPER IMPORTANT.

More super important stuff will come later on in my blog.
Stay tuned.

Have a good rest-of-the-week.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Trivia Tuesday

Armadillos can be housebroken.

Hmm. Well, they wouldn't shed fur, and they might be affectionate. ?


The Code of Hammurabi decreed that bartenders who watered down beer would be executed.



The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.


The first time Reddit was mentioned in the New York Times, it was described as "foolish collectivism" that "grinds away the Web's edges and saps it of its humanity".



Alexander the Great encouraged his men to shave so enemies couldn't grab their beards during battles.


Oxygen is the most common element in the human body, making up almost 63% of the average human, followed by carbon (19.37%), hydrogen (9.31%), and nitrogen (5.14%).


The collective noun for goldfish is “a troubling”.

That's it for today.
Have a great week!!!