Malcolm and Patsy Sharing Some Memories With You

Thursday, April 30, 2009

New nightstands

We have wanted to get some nightstands for our bedroom and went to Target today and got two. Malcolm had a full morning putting together the puzzle that these things often are - he did a nice job and they go well with our bedroom furniture!
Final Product
Nightstand completed

Malcolm constructing the nightstands

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Screened in Patio

We decided to screen in our patio so we could enjoy our backyard without bees and mosquitos and to have more room for family events! It turned out so nice and is substantial. We are pleased with the results and know that we will enjoy many family events with our extended and protected space!
This is the side door entrance
Tyler, Malcolm & Calvin eating out last night
Mason is enjoying Grandpa - he is his buddy!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dan!

Today, is our Son, Dan's birthday. Happy birthday, Dan! Dan is a delightful and wonderful son, brother, husband and father. He was a darling little boy and brought us many smiles and lots of joy. He has had great friends and has a wonderful family of his own. We rejoice in his success in his personal life, business and for just being a great person! Below are some pictures of his journey! We love you, Dan

Monday, April 13, 2009

Our Spring Yard

Everything is green or blooming in our yard. Malcolm does such a nice job of keeping the shrubs pruned and a lush green lawn. He loves to mow and edge the lawn so it has a very finished and clean edge. I love Spring and the freshness of all the newly sprouted trees and plants.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Celebration

Four of our children(Brian & Deb, Val & Don, Amanda & Tyler, Mike & Annette with families along with Gram and Malcolm and I) gathered in Napa at Brian and Deb nice large home and property to enjoy Saturday Pre-Easter Fun. We had delicious barbecue (chicken & steak) with salads, beans, rolls and lots of delicious desserts. We all brought plastic eggs filled with surprises and hid over 100 eggs for the children to find. Some had toys, candy and money inside and they had soo much fun. Brian and Deb had a bounce house which was a big hit and was busy all day. The guys also had some ball games and the rest of us visited . It was a perfect day with a great family !
A glimpse at Brian & Deb's very nice back terraced yard
Matt's eggs

Paige's Eggs
Mason's Eggs
Malcolm Don & Brian

Jon's Eggs
Don and new puppy, Maddy

Nicole, Rachel, Adon, Calvin, Paige & Natalie
All the children ready for the egg hunt!
Brian & Deb's Backyard - Ball game
Malcolm & Mason
Our hostess, Deb
Grandchildren's Egg Hunt
Brian & Val split the hammock & fell! It was a big surprise to all of us watching too!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My Brother Steve's Family

My niece, Rachel sent this great picture of Steve's family. Front row: Cherish, Sean, Rachel,& Scott, Katya, Victor
Middle Row: Leslie & Steve's family, Amber & Brian's family, Misty & Zack's family
Back row: Erin and Steve

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Friends and Family

How wonderful are good friends and family. When I saw this quote, I was reminded of all the great friends and family we have been blessed with! Our children are some of our greatest friends and we love them dearly. A special word of thanks for everyone who has touched our lives and made life so precious and wonderful!
The love of Children is perfect!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Spring is my favorite time of the year with the lush green and all the new trees and flowers in bloom. Our flowers around the fountain and white flowering plant Valerie gave me for Mother's Day a couple of years ago are both in bloom. I couldn't resist capturing them with my camera