Saturday, August 25, 2012

Florida visit by grandbabies

For some reason I was not able to get into my blog site for the longest time. My computer would freeze every time I put in a blog address for some reason. Anyway, since i am able to get back in, I will be posting again from time to time. I took these pictures off the internet from Ari, because I wanted to record the wonderful visit I had with them, about how precious it was to have my two little grandsons visit the beach with me here in Florida. They are adorable and love life. Unfortunately I was quite ill (with Strep and pneumonia) when they came to visit, but it was to their advantage because I moved at their pace and could only sit on the sand and play with them, so we got to know each other famously. So much so that I was amazed when I called Ariana after they got back and when Noah heard my voice he gave out a delighted whoop.
P.S. I loved having Ariana and Derick too :)

Monday, October 17, 2011


Look!  I am able to get to my web page.  I am on another computer.  Anyway you may get some news feeds from here if you keep watching.  Right now I am trying to figure out why my Dell will not allow me to go to my blogsite.  Happenings this month... On September I spent the weekend at the World Golf Resort in St. Augustine, Florida.  St. Augustine is the oldes city in the US.  The company fussed and layered all the amenities on thick in the hopes that we could bring the annual conference to them in July of 2012. Pools, sunshine, food, trip to Ripley's Believe it or Not and the Fort and the village there where I bought a lovely shirt.  Then it was Annual Conference, and then it was off again to the Hyatt Resort in Clearwater Florida, and trying out all their amenities for our group.  Then this last weekend we crowned it all with a trip to the Tradwinds Resort in St. Petersburg Florida and had 3 wonderful days of sun, food and presents that included a beach bag, a dressing gown, a beach towel and any other thing we wenated free of charge.  I am not kidding.  It was wonderful, with an ocean view on the 6th floor.  I could get used to this life.  The purpose of course is to try out the accommodation to bring our people to their resort and bring in business for them.  It is a hard life, but somebody has to do it.  I will have pictures another time.  I do not want to jinx this at this time. My public await Lol :) :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010


After a spending lovely Thanksgiving Day with Rachel, Jeff and the five boisterous Browns, a perfectly joyful bundle, where Eli had his 10th birthday, Lizzie wants to dye her hair black, Bella would eat only Balogne every day of her life, Anna can be found at any minute in a fantasy world with Barbie and Oliver has learned to pull himself up, locks his legs and stands tall and straight and then does not know the next thing to do until rescued, so he is learning slowly but surely!

I traveled with Ben and Julie about 3 hours drive from Rachel's to Indiana, to Dan and Lilon's home where I met Ariana and Derick and family and where I met Mr. Noah Merrill for the first time. He has features like his Dad and brother, especially around the eyes,

but he is much more like his mother was at that age.
He just cuddled in beside me and I loved every minute of it.
There I also had the delight of seeing how much Ms. Ingrid had grown and enjoyed the company of the skallywags Cora and Janae.
Lilon outdid herself with a turkey to die for and cranberry sause made from scratch.
Ian obviously approved!!!!
We were all playing PIT, a favorite family game, when we turned around and there he was thoroughly enjoying himself!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Today ... May I...

Today... May it be ab out Christ, not about me.
Today... May I lift someone up, not drag them down.
Today... May I check the mirror, before I judge others
Today... May I place another's needs before my own
Today... People are hungry, children are homeless, my troubles are small
Today... Before I say something unkind, may I put myself in their shoes
Today... May I be an ambassador for Christ in the world
Today... May I stop thinking about myself
Today... May I be Christ-like and selfless.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Here are pictures of cousins you may never have met but who are part of this great Family Network. The funny thing is that I grew up all my life not knowing my cousins because we had no family living in Adelaide at that time and no blog to follow with their lives. I have cousins all over the world that I would not know if I fell over them. I just thought you would like to see pictures of those cousins you might not have met.
Uncle Steve's son Levi and his wife Rebecca and children Adelaide and new Baby
Jane...They will soon be living in Senegal.
Auntie Geraldine (Smylie) Dunbar 's son Joseph and his wife Carmen and their children.
They live in Queensland, Australia. This is a Noah as well !!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Julie Merrill as the Cat with Alex the footballer.

Monday, November 1, 2010

October Breast Converence Tampa, Florida

Debbie Nooft, Dinah Merrill and Karen Coyne at the Veteran's Affairs Hospital Annual Breast Conference where we all took part in the panel discussion on Breast Cancer and the data that needs to be collected so that research can continue towards a cure.