Monday, December 29, 2008

It's in the ears

The only thing I'm really sure about in comparing Dylan to his Mom is the ears..........they are definately hers! The eyes are similar too but it's just to early to tell yet. He can't go wrong with either parents eyes though as they both have great eyes! I think he's going to be a great combination of both of them.
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Wednesday, December 24, 2008


One year when I was home for my father's heart attack/bypass I was feeling bad that I wouldn't be there for Xmas and told my Dad so when I visited him in the hospital. It was just he and I there at the time. He told me "Mary, you must start your own traditions" and
then further he said "we aren't going to always be here". He was right. So from then on we four Wild's made it our tradition to fondue on Xmas eve. Shrimp, scallops and filet. It was a good way to have the kids stay at the table for longer than 5 minutes and it was quite the novelty for them as well. We still do it to this day and enjoy the company we happen to have at any given Xmas. The first Xmas Lindsay and Dave had their own home Dave gave Lin a fondue set. I hope when they can they continue this with their own children as well and Matt too when his time comes. Traditions.............they are a good thing!
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Snow for Christmas

These are for Lindsay.........daughter of my heart. She actually misses the snow so here are a few shots from my morning walk showing you just how much we've been getting lately. More due in today as well. It will definately be a white Christmas in Michigan this year.
Can't wait for a few years when Dylan comes here for the holidays. We will introduce him to sledding! We may even get him some snow shoes to trek around the golf course on.
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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Picture

Every year my folks would have the 4 of us stand in front of the fireplace for
our Christmas picture. This summer while I was home in Escanaba visiting my
brothers we took our usual positions. We are as you can see a bit older. Thanks Al for another good picture.
I reflect on family at Christmas as do we all. It is the greatest gift after all. I wouldn't trade going through my life with these 3 for anything. They've made it a joy. Jim for his calm nature and sage advice throughout my life, Rich for true ability to be a friend not just to me but to nearly all he meets, Randy for the gift of laughter he's brought to all of us. Next to my husband and own 2 children, these 3 finish the circle of my heart. Merry Christmas Jim, Richard, and Randy..........I love you!
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Aaron James

This is my grandnephew Aaron. I just love this picture of him taken by ?
He spent a month or two as my wallpaper I loved it so much. Isn't he a doll?
While he is your typical boy in most ways he is also a gentle loving little guy with
the biggest blue eyes you ever saw. I hate that I don't get to see him much and
when I do it takes awhile for him to warm up to me again.
Anyway, wanted to post him on my blog to show him that I think about him!
Also wanted to introduce him to my "followers" cause he is a doll!
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Gramma Heffron

Now this is a woman from way way back that I can admire............sitting precariously on a fence with her arms way out!
I only knew her in her latter years but I like her spunk and loved her dearly as "gramma Heffron" in her later years..........such a dear!
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Thursday, December 11, 2008

5032 Steps

This is what I enjoy about my daily walk. Even in the winter there is a joy in "steps".
I must truly be a Michigander if I find that each and every season is "worth it".
Lindsay says living in New Jersery she doesn't see enough snow and finds at times she
wishes they got more. Growing up I spent more time outside in the winter than inside.
I lived in ice skates and only came in to thaw my nose. Even when retirement finally comes
I will still spend atleast part of the winter months right here. Yes, there are the negative like
driving in it but the postives outweigh them. As I recently told Mary Wild Hansen, there is a
certain "quiet" that winter brings in it's snowy insulation that I truly love.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Coming back from Philly on Saturday my flight was late due to the above taking up "air space". Seems Bush was in town to watch the Army/Navy game so the rest of us peons had to give him a wide berth. Took this from the plane window taxiing out for takeoff. Lindsay tells me they even closed the expressway 5 minutes after we went through so he could have a wide berth from the airport to the field. Luckily we made it on time or I'd have missed my flight. Ironically Mark had a similar incident enroute home but due to Obama being in Philly for the governor's convention.
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

xmas door

I've atleast finished my front door for Xmas! Now if I could just get my shopping done I'd be all set!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Clean Dylan

The very last in person post towhat my daughter and son-in-law call "Let me tell you about my grandson" blog. While he doesn't like his bath yet, he does like some aspects of it. Like his hair wash because of the warm running water over his head and getting into his towel when his body is done. Wish I could be here when he first gets immersed (post button droppin). Maybe a video will be in order for that one. Anyway I adore this little guy and will miss seeing him each and every day! Back to real life for me.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mornin Dylan

One more day with my grandson. I sure will miss seeing him each and everyday. In just 3 weeks I've seen him grow before my eyes and become more aware of his surroundings. He studies everything and listens to you so intently. My hope is he'll remember my voice from "somewhere" when I next see him in person. Glad that we now have the webcams up and running so we can see him often kinda in real time. Tomorrow is my last day. I'll be glad to be back home but sad to say goodbye to Dylan.

Monday, December 1, 2008


Dylan is starting to enjoy a little time in his rocking/vibrating seat which has a little bird perched on the arm. His vision is limited but he seems to see movement and light etc. He also enjoys just kicking his legs and chewing on his hands and generally observing his limited "world". Wish I could be around to see his everyday developements. We went out and got web cams for here and home so we can "see" him live time to time. Mark leaves tomorrow and I'll follow in a few days. The time has flown by for both of us. We'll miss this little peanut!
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