Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dairy Queen is a great place to meet~!

Dairy Queen is a good place to meet so we can see Kelsy and Joelyn.. Kelsy is our grandaughter and Joelyn is her Mom. Kelsy is a Senior at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She will be leaving Aug. 24th for an internship in Italy until Dec. 18th.. She is so excited she will be staying in Barcelona for a short time and then go to Rome.. She is a graphic artist and very very talented. Notice GranAnnie is tooting her horn.. lol... I'm so proud of her . In the picture is Emily , Kelly and John. Grampa Dave is sitting next to John. Rich came to our house today to pick up Kelly and take her back to Illinois and dropping off John to stay for the week...
So far John and I went to J C Penney to do some school clothes shopping, he got his hair trimmed and thinned out.
Went to the library to get a book to read for both of us. He loves to read. John is 13 and going into the 8th grade. Olin, Kelsy's brother came over yesterday. We had a great time with him.. He is going to be a Sophmore at Iowa State University.
Olin is majoring in Mechcanical Engineering and he is very talented in drawing things too. It's great to have the grandchildren all get together to make memories. That's my goal in life~ making memories.. that way we have something to talk about on rainy days or when we get old..

Here's Sparky Girl, Kelly giving Ben one more swing at the Marion Park.. He loves to swing around and around. I can't do this anymore.. One swing and I'm on the ground.. laughing.
In the background is the Marion Library.. I love this library and go to it often..

Here's John getting used to driving the lawn tractor.. Granpa Dave told him he needed to practice around the yard so when it's time to mow he will be used to going around the trees and the garden. Last time he used this tractor he drove it into my vegetable garden.. oops~!~! I lost a few pepper plants and tomato plants.
Where he lives in Illinois, his dad has a company come to mow the grass. So John has missed out on mowing the grass at his house. BUT here in Iowa where we have an acre of grass to mow or more he will get a chance to mow...

John is so handsome in this picture. He has practiced with the mower and Grandpa Dave is in the foreground weed whacking and getting ready for the mowing..
This morning he is still asleep~! He likes to stay up late.. Aug. 24 that will change quickly, school starts for him and the ole alarm will be getting him up at 6 a.m.
Lately I'm lucky to be up at 8.. I like to go to bed and read and then sleep in a little.. I used to be up at 5 a.m. when the house is quiet and I can sit outside in my chair and watch the birds and drink my first cup of coffee.
Life is great at the Postlethwait's house. Have a great Wednesday..I'm excited, John is here and we are going to have a fun day~!


Home In The Hollow said...

Dairy Queen is the BEST!!!! I hope you tried their Blizzards...they are my favorite. It's so nice that you get to spend quality time with your grandchildren...:)

rex22lbs said...

Thanks for posting the recent pictures. Very nice. I'm sure Kels will have a great time in Italy. What a great experience for her. Hey John, have fun mowing and hanging out in the country.