Thursday, September 25, 2008


At least in my world!
Dann is involved in a local theater production of The Music Man that opens tonight.
The above photo was on the cover of the Rutherford Weekend today.
The show runs tonight thru Sunday and Oct. 2-5th. Tickets are available at

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Our "Zooper" Day

Ha, ha, ha.....sorry, I couldn't resist the pun! The kids had a 1/2 day off from school yesterday so we took advantage of the beautiful day to go to the zoo! A good time was had by all!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I just wrote a note to Macklin's teacher apologizing for her behavior at school today.
She got a smiley face instead of a star.
Her trouble?
She was dancing in the hallway!
Now obedience is expected at all times (though never accomplished 100% of the time) especially at school, but I'll admit that today's offense made me a little sad.
Wouldn't the world be a little better place if the rules were that we could all
take the time to dance when we were in the mood?
In the meantime we can just let Macklin do the dancing for us! (just not at school :0) )

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

A Really Good Photo

I received the following photo via email yesterday. My Uncle Vern took the photo the last time they were here. I don't know which is more precious.......the photo of her grubby hands fearlessly holding the frog or the words he wrote about her:
"Looking at this picture, One would assume that they are looking at the hands of some adolesent boy doing what boys do. But in reality they are the hands of my favorite tom-boy, Macklin Zehr my great-niece, and she is indeed a GREAT NIECE !"
I am very grateful for a family who are crazy about my kids and love them each just the way they are!

Monday, September 08, 2008

It's Baseball Time in Tennesseeeeeeee!!!!

At least for our family. EBZ moved up yet another league (11 and 12 year olds). They can play in the league that their age will fit come spring. Balls are pitched a little faster and everything is a little harder. His team is doing well (2 -1) and the team of boys that have played together for a while are back together after being split onto two teams last season. It is so awesome to watch them work as a true team....making double plays, picking off runners trying to steal bases and stealing plenty of bases themselves! E has had some great hits and has played right field, left field, shortstop and second base so far. It is shaping up to be a great season! As you tell by the photos, the girls make their own fun!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Happy Grandparents Day!

Grannie Annie, Papa Ben, Gramma and Granpa
We love you!