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My Girls... and new Grandson!

Posted by Tim on 9 February 2017 - 11:25pm

Sorry it has been a while since our last post. Whew, we have been all over the place, and as I write this Kathy is in California while I (Tim) am here in Kentucky. Lots of 'stuff' going on with Kathy's brother (house fire) and sister (broken hip), but we will be back together again on February 15th here in KY.

Meanwhild, let me introduce you to our newest Grandson, Daniel Lazarus Laughlin. Born on January 10th in Wheaton, IL to Andrew & Sarah - our oldest son and his wife... Here he is being held by Gramma!

Kathy with baby 

And here is Kathy on a California beach with our 'baby girl' Sarah - thanks for sending this picture Alvin, Sarah's wonderful husband.

Kathy & Sarah 

Arrived in Kentucky!

Posted by Tim on 7 January 2017 - 7:36pm

We have now arrived in the state we lived for 13 years prior to moving to Irelnd in 2008 - Kentucky! We are asked about 'Kentucky Fried Chicken' on a regular basis when our Irish friends find out we lived here for many years.

We have moved into an apartment that used to be a local firehouse here in Covington, which is just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Ohio. The firehouse has been remodelled and we have the upper level for the next few weeks or so - not 100% sure on how long we will be here; but for now we are calling it home! Here's a picture taken in about -13 degrees (8 degrees F). Brrrrrr we are not used to this kind of winter cold anymore!


Mt Shasta in Northern California

Posted by Tim on 22 December 2016 - 3:12am

Today, Kathy and I were driving back to Salinas, CA after a week in Oregon; just off the I5 motorway/interstate in Northern California I pulled off the road several times as I could not get enough of Mt. Shasta against an incredibly blue sky. What an amazing sight - God is an artist second to none!

Mt Shasta 

Back in the USA

Posted by Tim on 19 December 2016 - 7:55pm

We arrived back in the USA on December 1st, landing in San Jose, CA. It was great to see Sarah & Alvin at the airport, as they took us home with them. Sarah and Alvin, now married for 9 months gave us a warm welcome and we have enjoyed some great family time.

As i post this, we are in Oregon, visiting our son Mark and two of the grands...Jack & Jonah. Here's a few pics...

Kathy's Mum's 80th This is Kathy, with her lovely mother, Shirley Jager at her 80th birthday. This was a surprise party near Salinas, CA where Shirley lives. It was a very successful surprise - she didn't have a clue as it was a few days before the actual event! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BEST MOTHER-IN-LAW on the planet.

Kathy & Mark This is Kathy with our 2nd son, Mark, now living near Ashland, Oregon. We have been able to be with Mark for a week now. We plan to return to Salinas on Wed, and celebrate Christmas with Kathy's family for the first time in 22 years! Mark will join us along with Sarah, Alvin, Kath's brother Steve as well as others in the area. Can't wait!

jack Here's Mark's kids... 4 year old Jonah with big brother, Jack, who is now 6! 



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