Simply Precious

ImageSo is there anything more precious than a baby?  When my daughter was born, I was sure God had done his best dance.  Though a preemie, she grew up to be an intelligent, athletic, and beautiful young woman. Now she and her husband of three years have a daughter of their own.   What strikes me funny is that the patience we long for as young parents finally comes to fruition as grandparents!  Maybe you aren’t there yet, but it’s true.  The newest addition to our family is too new to test Grandma’s patience at any level.  But I have seven other step-grandchildren that range in age between 9 and 21, and what would have sent me over the top and searching for just the right punishment seems to have nestled somewhere between “just don’t do it again” and “I can’t believe MY grandchild could do such a thing”.  My husband told me I make a good grandma to his grandchildren, but it will be different when the grandchild is my own.  He was absolutely right.  I love all my grandbabies, but Baby Grace tugs at my heart in a different way, and much the same way that my daughter did when she was born.  I’m sure when the terrible 2’s set in my grandma patience will be tested.  But isn’t that when we spoil them, spank them softly and send them home?   


Baby Grace

Baby Grace





Steppin’ out with passion

Allen and Yan performed double duty for RFL Dances With the Stars.  They served as instructors to Hanna and Paul, and also danced in exhibition at the event.  Allen and Yan compete together and their passion for dancing shows in every step.

Meet the Sisters who flaunt attitude!

Meet the Sisters who flaunt attitude!

Laura, Stefanie, Sue and Ann. Dinner was served when these four ladies took Hawthorn Suites by storm to make way for Relay For Life and Dancing With the Stars. The event included a silent auction of 25 items including merchandise and gift cards donated by local merchants. You had to be there to fully appreciate the variety and generosity.

Alicia, Trent, Avis, and Mike

Alicia, Trent, Avis, and Mike

From left to right, Alicia, Trent and Avis make up the judges for the recent dancing with the stars event. Mike was our emcee. A former newscaster and weatherman, Mike brought his reputation and humor to the dance floor. He really needs to do two shows a night…..


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