July 5th update from Val

{I apologize for not being on top of the diary like I had hoped to have been. You know how hectic summers can be. We were on vacation for one week, then I lost my hard drive on my desktop and now we close on our new house tomorrow and spend all weekend painting. Despite the frustrations with packing up what seems to be hundreds of never ending boxes, we are absolutely thrilled to be moving! It just makes everything else have to be put on "pause". Once we're settled I hope to be more diligent like I once was. Anyway, so here's a few entries to keep ya going. Don't give up on me!

And for those of you who haven't seen my kiddos in a while, here are some pictures of them over vacation. The other little girl in the pictures are my niece, Ella, who went on vacation with us, along with my in-laws, b-i-l, and two s-i-l's. We had the best time ever.

Thanks for looking! Grandpa sure was proud of these great-grandkids of his!}


Jen said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you
pleased you had a great vacation
love the photos
Its easy to see why grandpa would have been proud of you all
I feel blessed to know you Val

lil ole' me..... said...

Ok Val, I think the picture of you and Michelle, and the girls about ready to give kisses has got to be THE cutest thing I have ever seen! I LOVE that picture!!!

Dave said...

Hi Val,

I came across your very wonderful tribute to your grandmother. You've done a nice job, and I hope you'll continue.

Thought I'd share something similar that I've created with my mother's diary, for the same year as your grandma's: 1945. Located here:


Best wishes.