From the pen of a child

As part of the birthday celelebrations, there was going to be a drive by party for Carlyle. It would be a chance for her to see her friends, and they have been apart too much lately. But also, Carlyle would be the reason for the celebration! When you’re turning eight, and that happens just once…

School project

Carlyle had to recently write a report for school on someone in her family. She chose me, her Grandpa! Amanda sent along this photo of what she wrote. It’s a delight to my heart. A moment of great delight! Here’s what it reads if you have trouble making it out: Me and my grampa have…

Long Distance Grandparent

Technology is a wonderful tool.  I heard someone say this week that the internet is a gift from God – indeed it is and we love using it to stay in touch with our family. We use Google Hangout to connect with family. It works well and can connect us at one time across the…