Sunday, December 28, 2014

End of 2014

Well another year has gone by so very quickly.  This is a year that was a good one most of the time.  Dave and I didn't really travel too much.  We had a few glitches in projects that just didn't happen, but will eventually get done.
Dave finally got his "drop down from the ceiling" 100" Screen, with state of the art projector installed.  We now have our very own movie theater in the house.  Everyone that has seen it, has enjoyed it.  (We are big movie buffs.)

In previous posts I mentioned about our trip to Boston for FIRST, our trip to Michigan to my Uncles house, & Thanksgiving held at our house this year.

In other news,  We did several events with the Challenger Club, the Viper Club & the new Dart Club. We have met new people, caught back up with old friends, I planned a few events. One was a mansion is Newport RI, another to Castle in the Clouds, Another trying to find a lighthouse that did not exist. Attended other events, with those clubs that were just as fun. Dave just asked me where to show up, and Drove whichever car was needed to attend.  :-)

A trip to CA, for Dave to work for the week, and me to run and play..  (had a blast)

Visits from friends & family through out the year.  I think Dave even used the coffee grinder and made real coffee at least 6 times this year, instead of using the espresso machine.

A 4th of July party, with many large fireworks.   (only 1 mishap and no one was seriously injured)  a firework fell over.. (not good for fireworks that shoot 100 feet in the air)  Ears were ringing, but I heard shouts of fun once everything was ok.

I have finally talked my husband into an Alaskan Cruise, but it will have to be planned into our busy lives.  so with in the next few years.  (I had to put that in writing so I don't forget and he can not deny it.  LOL)

We had a "Dippold" Reunion which is from my mothers side of the family.  44 first cousins, we had  2 different reunions, we had a 2nd one this year and extended it to the 2 and 3rd cousins. we had quite a few show up.  It was fun.

We had Christmas in RI with Diane and Mike, Daves sister and brother in law, Mike's Aunt Virginia was also there,  Very Very nice woman.
We had a Christmas in January 2014 in PA with the girls and Braeden (our grandson)

Can anyone believe we are at the end of another year???  I remember when everyone was all up in arms about Y2K,  and now.... Here we are 15 years later.

To all that read this..  I wish the best for all of you in 2015.  May all your dreams and wishes come true.  May all the good outweigh the bad..   *hugs*

Until 2015.   Happy New Year, and here is to another wonderful year.


Saturday, December 13, 2014

2014 summed up!!

Well here it is December,  Where did the year go??  

Dave and I did a little traveling this year.  Our FIRST trip was to the wonderful city of Boston.  (I know our back yard)  but I had fun each day and did something new I didn't do before, so it was pretty cool.

Deanna and her new boyfriend Gerald, came out to visit us in June.

Our 3rd annual "first" cousin reunion on my moms side of the family was in July.  along with the first extended cousin reunion.  where we met cousins we never had met before.. again very cool!!

Sometime over the summer we took a trip to Michigan, to visit with our Uncle Walter.  We had a blast!!   We took him to see things he had never seen before, and he taught and told us so many things,  I learned so much from him that weekend!!  I do love that man.

In October, We took a trip to California,  Dave to work and me to play.   Most of the experiences were great,  only 1 bad one, and 1 headache, so that was also very cool.   We got to have dinner with good friends.

Thanksgiving was a mix of great and not so great!   We had a storm, & lost power.  Yes we have a generator, that runs the whole house, but for whatever reason it would not start.  My brother, My oldest daughter, her boyfriend, and my grandson, made it for Thanksgiving, but because of no heat, no power, no water,  we had to put everyone up in a hotel for the night.  (thank goodness there was one with rooms available)   We did get power back around 11am,  so  I began cooking and we had a late Turkey,  but better late than never.    Dave's sister and brother in law also made it up, for Turkey.

Christmas is 2 weeks away.  (for most people)  for us it is 6 weeks away.  We do celebrate with each other & with Diane and Mike in Rhode Island, but our bigger one is at the end of January.

We have had a wonderful year.
Until the next post,... Enjoy and Merry Christmas to Everyone!!!!  and a wonderful New Year!!!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Time is still flying by!!! so quickly!!

Hello again all.  Goodness,  Well it is already almost May,  I don't believe I've even written in here since, Oct.. or so..  The holidays were a blur..
But to quickly catch you all up. 
January Dave and I had Christmas with the girls their boyfriends and Braeden.

Leggo's were great!!!!

In March I took a quick trip to PA, to see Braeden in his spring play.
Awesome Job Braeden!!  so proud of my grandson.

Then Easter has been here and went.. Dave's sister and brother in law came for dinner.

The girls couldn't make it this year, car trouble, :-( 

So 7 Easter Baskets upstairs, with no one to go to.  sooooo well  I guess they will get them in July when we go back to pa for a reunion. :-)

Nothing too major,  a little home remodeling, is being done between now and the end of the year,  I shall take pics along the way, I'm sure some of you will be surprised, I know I am excited and nervous at the same time!!

July will be a busy busy month, as well as June! Goodness, it shall be a busy summer.
Luv you all and will post again soon.. Pics to follow of my first attempt to plant Easter flowers..

*hugs*   Until Next Time,  Have a great time!!!
~Nancie & Dave