Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dick's Birthday

Dick and I celebrated his birthday on December 5th this year.

Dick driving the car to our Lake Home.

Some of my lady-friends and I surprised Dick on his birthday.

Another surprise for Dick at John & Connie's home.

Don, Dick, & John celebrate Dick's birthday.

Our back yard in Saint Cloud.

Another view of our back yard.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Wedding in Sioux Falls

Dick and I went to Sioux Falls in October for the wedding of our granddaughter, Arianna.

Arianna and husband Michael, with Aden

Alyssa with fiance

The father, Rob, with Aden

Siblings:  Arianna, Justin, and Alyssa

Dick and me with our son, Rob

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Dick and I went to River Falls, Wisconsin, to attend our Granddaughter Raisa's graduation from high school.

Here is Raisa waiting to receive her diploma.

Raisa walks back from the stage after receiving her diploma.

Raisa and her father

Raisa with me, her grandmother, and her grandfather

My niece, Mindy, holds her son at the Espey reunion.

My older sister, Iva, at the Espey reunion

Friday, July 13, 2012

Some of my activities in June included a get-together with friends at the Lake Home and driving to Collinsville, Mississippi, for an Espey Family reunion.

The wives at our annual get-together at the Lake Home.

The husbands, all retired professors from SCSU.

I picked close to 50 of these caterpillars off my flowers.

Dick and I drove to Mississippi for a family reunion; we are somewhere in Wis.

Went to a Red Hatter's meeting with my sister-in-law.

Dick and my brother are shelling purple-hull peas.

Here I am shelling purple-hull peas.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Spring 2012 Flowers

Here are some of the flowers growing around the Saint Cloud home.

Tulips, daffodils and others.

Presidential Clematis

Blue Lambonese

Daffodils and tulips

Bush Cherry

Blue Shamstones



Close up of poppies

Popcorn Tree

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Visiting the Ocean Beach in Jacksonville

We went to the ocean to swim.

Janelle and Amelie at water's edge.  The tide is coming in!

Dick and granddaughter play on the ocean's shore.

Amelie plays in the miniature pool.

Grandpa Heath and Amelie on the ocean beach.

A beach scene where we were.

Downtown Jacksonville on the way home from the beach.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Visiting a Park in Jacksonville

We visited a park where there was a pond with water fowl and also a play ground.

Amelie feed a goose some bread.

Another species of goose investigated the activity.

An island was in the pond for the water fowl.

Amelie climbs up the slide to find her grandfather.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Fun Activities

Amelie and her mother, Janelle, prepare for some fun activities.

Crayons are broken up and placed in an oven proof container, then melted.

With Mother watching, Amelie dyes eggs.

Here is the results of one dyed egg.

Amelie, dressed as a monkey, smiles for her mother.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Valentine Day

I received two beautiful bouquets for Valentine Day.

Valentine Day flowers from Sue and Jon

These flowers from Dick

Rick's favorite birthday cake for the last 49 years

Rick's cake with birthday candles

My two oldest sons, Rob and Rick