Oct 12, 2010


My son in law's brother Joe married the beautiful Maggie in Hilton Head, South Carolina on October 10, 2010. I was one of lucky ones to witness this marriage and the beginning of a wonderful life I'm sure they will be blessed with together. I went with my daughters family and had a terrific time. My son in law was his brothers best man.

We rented a 3 bedroom condo on the Shipyards property where the Royal Crown Plaza Resort, hosted the wedding.

Here's just a few of the 800+ photos my daughter and I took over the 4 day weekend.

Oct 7, 2010

Autumn in Florida the view from my backyard

Just some photos I took walking around outside behind my home...observing the sights of early October here in Florida. My grandson found a branch to swing on in the woods...he commented that he wanted to bring back a lawn chair and spend the whole day there ;-) ....very peaceful setting.

Oct 6, 2010

A place to dine for.....

When I lived in my home in Buffalo, we didn't have an eat-in kitchen. Paul and I and the girls..usually ate in the living room. Or sometimes we did dine at the beautiful colonial cherry dining room table that we inherited from Pauls' mother. So a kitchen set wasn't something that I brought from Buffalo. The new house has a small 9x9 space for a table and I have been looking at sets for the past few months. Sets were either too big, too expensive, didn't suit the space or my taste... But over the weekend my daughter and I went to look at a set she thought would be just right. When I saw it - I wasn't so sure. But then I spotted an inexpensive set that had a tea/coffee cup cut out on the chairs. I thought....ummmm, I collect teapots, this set appears to have a teacup on it..maybe its calling my name. The price was right, the size was right..so I signed my name on the order and it was delivered today. I still need to spruce up and add more personal touches throughout the house. Gotta get all of my teapots out and figure out how to display them, it will mean more shopping for shelving units etc. etc......it never ends. I now at least have a place to "dine" and take in the view of my yard.

Oct 3, 2010

It's been one year already

of Florida "residence".....amazing how time flies. Am I having fun yet??
A year ago I arrived in Florida, with the help of my wonderful sister Carol. 12 days later I signed a purchase agreement to have my new home built. And here it is...6 months into living in this home.

I think that as we age..time really does speed up, and our hours and days are shorter and shorter. Maybe that's why I'm still able to function with only 4 hours of sleep, my days are only 16 hours long instead of the usual 24 ;-)

Autumn is different down here in Florida - I miss my Western NY Fall season...but don't miss the winters. Today I went for a walk with my grandson in the little patch of "woods" that we have behind the homes in my stretch of the neighborhood. Its got some water still back there, but we need "rain", lots of things once lush and green are "brown" now, and not a golden hue amongst any of it. But we enjoyed the peaceful time....I was trying to settle down and relax after watching yet another dreadful football game of my Buffalo Bills.