Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Grandchildren in Fairbanks

I went to Fairbanks for a week and spent time with the grandchildren who still live there. I don't have a recent photo of Earl, a grandson, as I forgot to get photos when I saw him. I flew a puddle jumper to Anchorage and then to Fairbanks--loved it because I did not have to do all the homeland security stuff. I had not been back to Fairbanks since we moved here in 2006 and I had yet to see our new grandson Caden. I had a great week with all three of our son's children and Sasha.

This is Caden:

Here are the three monkeys--I mean grandchildren--I visited with for a week:

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Reily is his sister on the left and she is 5 1/2. Tatelyn is his sister on the right and she is 3 1/2.

One of our dancers

This is Gabriella, our granddaughter, age almost 6 yrs. She just started dancing. What charm. Gab is following in her sister's footsteps. We think she is pretty special and a cutie pie.

Our baseball player

This is Evan, our grandson, 11 years, who is a great baseball player. He is a lefty too. His team plays a lot of tournaments and they take home trophies. This has to be one of his best photos in his uniform. We are proud of this young man.

A legend has passed

A dear family friend passed away early on Mother's Day May 11, 2008. Norman C O Miller has left this earthly plain. He is so very much missed. He was like an uncle to me. I am guessing at his age but he was about 96. I have known him all my life. He introduced my parents and he was also my dad's best friend. He used to tease me--he would say to me " I knew you before you were a twinkle in your dad's eye." He lived in Maine all his life and died there after losing his beloved Sally a couple of years ago. He and Sally came to Alaska twice to visit us and loved it here. He was a hunter and a fisherman as well as an artist. I will never forget Norm Miller and will continue to miss him. He truly was a legend. His memory lives on in my heart.

another month has passed

The snow is gone and we have been on another clam digging expedition since I last posted. Snow is gone around our place and nearer the water but the hills still have white on them. I just took a 3 mi walk today--it was windy in places and too warm in others. Actually is prefect weather right now for working outside.

Another quilt has come off the frame and ready to be bound. So I am not idle.