Posts Tagged ‘family’

A Visit!

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

This post has been a long time coming, but better late than never… At the end of March Adam and Ashley came for a visit and met Ryan. We had a great time visiting with them and having Ryan get to know them a bit. We spent a gorgeous afternoon at Crissy Field and the view of the Golden Gate was stunning. We all managed to get some sun walking along the park and watching kite and windsurfers.

A beautiful afternoon at Crissy Field. So clear you can see Alcatraz in the distance.

Later, we came back to the house and just hung around watching Ryan do cute and interesting things. (It’s amazing how little babies have to do to be completely riveting. Seriously.)

Trying to coax Ryan into a roll.

Playing with Uncle Adam.

Ready for bed at the end of a great weekend.

All in all, we had a great weekend. And to top it all off – Adam and Ashley cooked us a fabulous steak dinner before they took the red eye back to DC. It was amazingly good!

The only downside of the visit, was that it stressed Bella (the cat) out to have such a full house… needless to say, she’s on kitty prozac now. We’re all much happier.

~Susan

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In honor of Virginia

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

When I was a very small girl, my grandmother, Virginia MacCubbin, sewed quite a few dresses for me. They were beautiful – pleated, smocked, embroidered, puffed-sleeved and ruffled. When she was out visiting in February, my mom brought me a few of my old dresses that she had saved all these years. One of them fit perfectly for Easter.

Sadly, the lighting in these photos was not the best and we only had the camera on my iPhone. But at least we got a few photos ! Babies grow so quickly that I don’t think that the dress will fit at the next holiday or dress-worthy event.

My grandmother died when I was about four years old, but I have always remembered the dresses that she made for me. I don’t have any photos of her (in fact, very few exist). So, here you have my tribute to Virginia, my grandmother. Her craftsmanship has stood the test of time. I’ll have to put the dress away for safe keeping and give it to Ryan for her daughter to wear someday.

An old-fashioned, almost doll-like Easter dress…so cute! (Maybe I’ll blow this one up really big so that Aunt Dotty can see it. I think she’d like that.*)

Look at that smocking!

Cute, no?

~ Susan

*Aunt Dotty was one of my grandmother’s best friends since childhood. She’s still living large – 94 and still on her own. She tells really great stories and even a few racy jokes from time to time.

Mad Hatters

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

It’s been a while since the last post, but we’ve been pretty busy around here these days. Ryan is in daycare and loving it. Dan is busy at work. Me, I’m just trying to juggle it all and stay balanced.

However, the Saturday before Easter we did manage a day trip out to Santa Cruz to celebrate spring with a Mad Hatter brunch at Bill and Colleen’s place. The weather was beautiful, the food was fabulous and the company was a lot of fun. Ryan even managed a couple of naps without much of a fuss… so a great time was had by all!

Ryan and Dan enjoying the sunshine.

Ryan and me. Just hangin'.

Chilling with Great-Aunt Colleen

Dancing with Great-Aunt Pamela.

Favorite dance? The twist.

~ Susan

A Perfect Sunday

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

A quiet Sunday at home. Much needed by all.

We spent time together.

We played.

We took naps.

Really, what more could a girl ask for?

~ Susan