Catching Up

I was recently reminded that some of my family…both sons…are not on FaceBook and therefor are not seeing some of the family photos that I have posted! So, because of my dereliction of duties…here are some pics that I have scanned from 27 boxes of slide trays from the 60′s, 70′s, and 80′s.  Don’t worry, they’re not all here :)  Just a few pics, mostly from the 60′s!

Have fun!!

This particular slide is from 1946!!!! ...of yours truly!

a picture of family, from the 50's...yikes!

Diane, Danny, and mom Helen

Handsome Dan!

with Tom

Gramma Horn

Gramma Smith

D and D heading to work at Chrysler during college break

me and my honey!!

D and D and F2

D and F2 wedding, 1968

ready for the honeymoon

Dan and Carol wedding, 1968

heading for their honeymoon

mom and Carl wedding, 1968

Old slides are so much fun! It makes me happy that they  have been saved for so many years!!


Keep making memories!

Happy Parenting!

D and C

A Great Weekend

What a great weekend…a TLG wedding…a family dinner….a sweet baby girl spending the night… :) :)

the bridal couple and family

cutest family photo (I might be a bit prejudiced)...

daddies and their daughters!!

pretty mama and daughter

smelling the flowers

dancing with the bride!



…fun and food at Gramma’s

tickle time with mama and daddy

hanging out with Uncle Chad and Aunt Shannon

…and Roxy!

Then sweet girl got to spend the night :)

ready for breakfast

time to play!!

Gramma had a wonderful weekend!!


Happy Parenting!

D and C

C & S Wedding Reception

Ready for more photos??? Well, ready or not, here they are!! This time…of the reception: food , fun, friends and family, and dancing!!!  Much Love to spread around…a beautiful ending to a perfect day:))

Such a wonderful evening, with delightful results…another beautiful, kind, compassionate daughter to add to the Fink family!!  Lots of Love from all of us :)

Happy (!) Parenting!

C and D

C & S Wedding Ceremony

More photos for you…this time of the ceremony…so beautiful!!

It's official:)))

best man

happy groom


Aren’t they adorable?? I am the luckiest mama in the world!! Two wonderful sons married to two wonderful daughters…hurray:)))


Happy Parenting!

D and C

C & S Wedding Venue

A wedding…accomplished!!!   What Joy, Happiness, and Perfection!  Because I took so many photos…I know you’re very surprised!!… I will share bits and pieces with you over time:))

The ceremony and reception were held in the back yard of the happy couple…just a taste of the guys with the bride:

gorgeous, aren't they?


And now for an overabundance of venue pics for you…C and S did all of the artistic touches themselves…just amazing!!

they built the dance floor!

clever cover for the propane tank!

memory ribbons

..and finally, the guys getting the lights ready for the dance floor!!

Delightfully done :)  I’m so proud of all the people who did such a wonderful job on a beautiful venue!!!


Happy Parenting!

D and C


In just two weeks, these two will be married!!!

In cowboy boots!!

Here’s a preview:))))

I can’t wait!! It will be so much fun!!


Happy Parenting!

D and C

Another TLG Shower

Our TLG celebrated this lovely couple:

D & C, aren't they cute?


a shower in preparation for their October wedding…

having fun, as usual!!

Held at this home:

fantastic hosts, as usual!!

Eating, opening presents, playing with little ones, enjoying each other’s company…always!!


Gramma and Granddaughter!


my sweeties...

…and everyone heading out…

All of our TLG get-togethers are wonderful, but special ones .. like wedding or baby showers… are fantastic, emotional, and lovely. We all love our second generation so much…and the third too!!


Happy Parenting….always!

D and C

TLG Shower

Great times, great friends, great reason for a party!!!


Shower #2 for C & S…the Torch Lake Group shower, held at

S & L’s beautiful new home….3 generations joining in to celebrate the upcoming wedding!!

Here we go with the photos again….be ready:)))

Some great decorations:

labels on top of homemade strawberry jam…


…and some great people…

the host and hostess…awesome job!!

bride-to-be with her mom and dad

having fun with the entertainment for the day ;)

yummy food..

Opening gifts…

sooo cute!!


Love them!!! Aren’t they the best??


Happy Parenting!

D and C


Shower Sunday:)

C and S’s first bridal shower was today!!! It was amazing! Shan’s mom is a wonderful organizer, planner, and ‘finisher’! Everything was beautifully done….so much work…thanks for letting me be a part of such a lovely event!


Be ready for photos because that’s just who I am:))

The wedding will be a burlap and lace theme with touches of horseshoes and cowboy boots…so this is all just perfect!

Isn't this the coolest thing ever? Don't you think S's mom could sell these???

and she made this, plus some beautiful plates as gifts!!

true love:)

doesn't show how gorgeous the back of the dress is...but Chad likes it!!

S and her mom!


C with a 'frou-frou' toasting glass:)

folks working on their game cards...

soo cute!

bridesmaids in charge


lots to open!

a beautiful homemade garter ( by sweet Marie, C's babysitter when he was little)


And my favorite….a framed piece with S’s parents’ wedding photo, F2′s and my wedding photo, and C and S’s engagement photo!!…It doesn’t show up here, but it is wonderful!!!!!

smiling lots...ouch:)

S and sister, Al

S and R

my 2 new daughters...soo excited to have them be a part of the family:))

S with maids of honor A and A!

a beautiful bride and her beautiful bridesmaids

happy mama with her 2 cuties!

cleaning up...

Yikes! Lucky kids!

What a treat to be involved in a son’s shower…it was amazing, and we are all so grateful for everyone who took part!

This may just be what parenting is all about…watching your children become independent, loving, responsible people who find other independent, loving, responsible people to spend their lives with….proud mama here:)))


Happy Parenting!

D and C

Merry Christmas to All!

Merry Christmas to Everyone! Enjoy the time with your matter what you plan:)

From our growing and wonderful family to yours…

Happy Parenting!

D and C