August 11, 2014

Surprise!

Our very sweet daughters planned a surprise 40th anniversary luncheon for us. They did a fabulous job of surprising us! They invited our immediate family and it was wonderful celebrating with them. Love you all!

July 19, 2014

In Memory of Donna

I FINALLY put together the memory book of Scott's mom. These were the photos that family shared for her slideshow at her memorial service. We love you and miss you, Donna!

May 21, 2014

Scholarship Breakfast

I was very honored to be invited to the breakfast this week where 12 incredible young adults were awarded scholarships by The Arlington Heights Council of PTAs. I'm so proud of my former student, who was one of my 3rd graders 10 years ago. I loved catching up with him and his family!

November 2, 2013

Fall Fun 2013

Our daughter, Cheryl, sent us this darling Animoto video of our grandboys enjoying their fall activities. We are such lucky grandparents!





April 28, 2013

Colorado Trip 2013

I have loved taking an annual spring break trip with my girls! We always have fun, enjoy new places, eat out, and laugh a lot! The last few years, we have included my grandboys in our trips and have enjoyed a new kind of fun as we experience life through their eyes.

I love you Cheryl, Kristin, Blake, and Derek!

Cheryl made this great Animoto for Auntie Kristin's birthday!

Colorado Trip 2013

March 24, 2013

January 12, 2013

Photo Book 8

I'm a bit behind. These are from Spring 2012!


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December 4, 2012

Happy Holidays!

District 25 Alumni Holiday Luncheon!

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November 22, 2012

Day 327 - Skyping!

Day 327 - Skyping! by Karin Beil
Day 327 - Skyping!, a photo by Karin Beil on Flickr.
We were a very small group at Thanksgiving today. Cheryl and her family went to Iowa to be with Seth's family. Kristin went to New York with her friend, Allen. It was awesome that Grandma got to 'meet' Allen via Skype today!

November 20, 2012

Day 325 - Christmas Card

I spent a couple hours tonight designing and ordering our Christmas cards for this year. 
Designing cards online has become so easy!
The hard part is deciding which photos to include from the hundreds I've taken!

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August 30, 2012

Day 243 - Grandboys!

Although it was a long day babysitting for my grandsons today, we couldn't have had a better day. They keep me hopping, but I did have time to practice with my new camera.

 
"Take a picture of my bowling pin guy, Grandma!"


 
Little brother is now a smiling and cooing machine!


Our little landscaper takes his job very seriously!

August 1, 2012

Day 214 - Chicago!

Finally finished my photo book about our trip to Chicago at the end of March!



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June 20, 2012

Day 172 - New Photo Book

I'm a bit behind in getting my photo books made! These pictures are from January to March. But, I did take advantage of a photo book sale on Shutterfly and free shipping to get this one done!




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June 17, 2012

Day 169 - Father's Day!

This awesome video was given to Scott by Cheryl. Such wonderful memories of our trip to Chicago with the family in March to celebrate Scott's 60th birthday!



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June 9, 2012

Day 161 - Roses



I walked around our yard to day, photographing the MANY flowers that are in bloom. This rose bush was by far the prettiest! I don't ever remember it being so full of blooms. It must really like the warm spring we've had.

June 8, 2012

Day 160 - Sunning


It was very sunny and warm today. Scott and I did some yard work while Lucy soaked up the sunshine on the patio!

June 7, 2012

Day 159 - Waiting


We are patiently waiting for the new grandbaby who is due any day now. I was looking through some old photos today and marveling at how quickly the months have gone since Blake was this baby, enjoying a bath in his duckie tub. He is going to make a wonderful big brother!

June 6, 2012

Day 158 - Flowers



My friend Sue is hostessing book club at my house tonight. I bought these pretty flowers for the table at Trader Joe's. I love the orange roses!

June 5, 2012

Day 157 - Draw Something!


My new favorite addiction! Are you playing Draw Something? I'm not a great artist, but I can usually get my point across.

June 4, 2012

Day 156 - Delicious!


I was subbing today, which is unusual this close to the the last day of school. This little girl was really enjoying her healthy snack!

June 3, 2012

Day 155 - Coffee

Day 155 - Coffee by Karin Beil
Day 155 - Coffee, a photo by Karin Beil on Flickr.
Our old coffee maker bit the dust this morning, so we had to go out and buy a new one. I'm enjoying a good cup of coffee mid-afternoon today!

June 2, 2012

Day 154 - ABCs

Day 154 - ABCs by Karin Beil
Day 154 - ABCs, a photo by Karin Beil on Flickr.
It is always an extra special day when our grandson comes over for an unexpected visit! At nearly 22 months, he is so fun! He loves to play outside and explore and learn about everything he sees. Here we convinced him to come inside for a bit of a break!

June 1, 2012

Day 153 - Wall Unit

Day 153 - Wall Unit by Karin Beil
Day 153 - Wall Unit, a photo by Karin Beil on Flickr.
We are redecorating our family room. We've had this wall unit for many years and even had it adapted a bit when we got a large flat screen TV. Our family room is big, so this wall unit is about 15 feet long. We are trying to decide how to go about finding a new home for it. It is not going to be an easy job to dismantle it and move it out of here. Although it is time to update the furniture in this room, I will miss the storage in this large wall unit.