February 27, 2016 · 7:36 am
Please welcome guest blogger and photographer (with the exception of the pictures in which she appears)
granddaughter, daughter, cousin, niece, nine year old, horse girl, swimmer
Elin Mae and Haven Rose playing together…
Curren Ivor and Elin Mae hugging. They are the best of cousins…
Elin playing in the dirt like her Nona Susan…
Here is Chad Elliott outside with the family…
Curren Ivor and the piggy…
The beautiful flowers of the orchard…
The beautiful Elin Mae…
The handsome Curren Ivor…
Haven Rose in her Nona Susan’s apron…
Very old horse shoes that Nona Susan put out for Haven.
Curren Ivor in the tractor taking after his Papa Bruce…
Brother and sister in the tractor taking after their Papa Bruce…
Thank you everyone who looks at my blog!
Written by Haven Rose Wennerstrom granddaughter of Susan Wennerstrom.
August 6, 2015 · 7:28 am
Summer reading at Nona’s for my favorite little people!
January 14, 2015 · 7:31 am
Asked her name when she was small, she would reply ‘Aya Wose’. Years ago I put together a book
recording her life alphabetically with pictures and words
Perhaps ‘Aya Wose’ might become an endearing nickname…as soon as she was able she insisted on Haven Rose…and so it is
The book stays here for now…in her daddy’s boyhood room…read occasionally to her little brother.
I should have seen it coming: ‘where is the book about me, Nona?’ asks Curren Ivor…and now I have Elin Mae……….
original drawings by Roxanne Mattinson
January 8, 2015 · 7:50 am
Was there a time when I
wondered worried what the ‘golden years’ would bring??? YES! With good reason…….. The house had seemed blown open, hemorrhaging children, draining the life blood of the place. No longer did it feel like a sanctuary as it had when they were small, folded in at the end of the day, all softness and tired sweetness; or in more recent years filled with their friends, the refrigerator door always open. Now it felt like a gaping wound, raw and tender to the touch.
This past weekend they came back ‘en mass’ to celebrate a birthday and an anniversary, both ending in zero – significant milestones. Twenty-four in all: children, their spouses, their children and a grandchild’s child……….four generations of love,
joined by dear friends,
food served, entertainment provided,
pictures of the birthday boy, spanning the decades,
pictures of our life together……
We feel loved and celebrated…………but stay tuned – we are not yet ready to ride quietly into the sunset!!!
December 5, 2014 · 7:44 am
a driftwood tree expertly crafted by a Carpinteria artisan
wire and tools….. and inspiration from Pascale Palun of Vox Populi in Avignon
feathers collected with grandchildren in the orchard
an organic, natural Christmas tree
Filed under Art, Family history, Garden, Nature, Seasons
Tagged as Carpinteria artisan, Christmas tree, driftwood, feathers, grandchildren, Pascale Palun, vintage tools, Vox Populi, wire
November 11, 2014 · 10:48 am
I love to cook with my grandchildren…
antsy for the birth of the next little sous chef!!!!