Vacationing Children

My youngest children and their gals are vacation status.

Carter & Lover hanging out in Cincinnati. Having a grand time with some grand cousins โค๏ธ

A quick little workout walking the Cincinnati bridge!

Hiding painted rocks in honor of G-MAsound like they are having an awesome time ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ

And my other son is getting ready to ring in the New Years at time square

they are loving New York. They ate cake at the cake boss shop. They checked out 5th Avenue, the Disney store and lots of other shops , and said it’s getting super crowded and crazy with New Year’s Eve ball dropping coming up. Hoping to get a glimpse of them on TV at the New Year’s eve party LOLcheck out their new face shields ( got them those for Xmas) looking like true New Yorkers โค๏ธโค๏ธ

meanwhile back at the Castle…..we are taking great care of Bentley

So Bentley brought his bed over and here’s who we found in it

REALLY RANGE DOG!!!!๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ you do not fit in his bed ๐Ÿคช

Between the blondes and Dino we thought we could where out Bentley. Not happening , but they did where out granny. Great day tho!

Tomorrow we are looking forward to building projects at the blondes house, using Weston’s new Work bench. And playing games.

Happy Saturday to all, until tomorrow, xoxo ๐Ÿ˜˜


The Lodge Christmas party 2018

Another successful year with the family.

My dads family party was so much fun.

The boys ran the halls and played hide & seek thru out the huge place. Lots of family stay all week up there. There are lots of bedrooms with bunk beds

The main dining hall

The fireplace relaxing area ( not when our members arrived) ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ

Funny thing was it was super quiet when we got there, people were relaxing and totally chilling out……. then the 15 Castle members blasted thru the door and got the party started ๐Ÿ˜‚ followed by my awesome cousin and her crew of 6 . Our kids all get along fabulous and have that special cousin bond.

Granny and Weston ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ

Ping pong games, card games and a drawing center all went down.

Not sure what was going out here๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผ

Prayer before dinner. He’s some of the Family โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Stin & Megan took off after the lodge and are heading to vacation in New York , going to Time Square for New Years. We have Bentley for a week ๐Ÿ˜ณBENTLEY โค๏ธ he’s not quite sure what to think of his residence this week. He is driving Heni dog crazy ๐Ÿ˜œ

Can you believe today’s temperature???

Enjoy your weekend , until tomorrow, xoxo ๐Ÿ˜˜

Christmas Tree ๐ŸŽ„ GONE….

December 26th…..took the Christmas tree down! Sorry but it was shedding so many pine needles it was making me crazy. It was beautiful and served its purpose. So on to the next event….New Years!

But first we go to my dads yearly Family party. We go to the lodge. Lots of family, lots of fun. Some years there could be a huge turnout ( 60-80 people) other years a little smaller. Always new babies, OllieD will be making his debutโค๏ธ. It’s a time to see all my cousins, aunts , uncles and usually a few new faces ( boyfriends and girlfriends) of Family members. Not sure if there will be snow on the sledding hill. One year we had a huge hockey game. Family travels from all over to get together. Florida, California, Indiana, Ohio, & Pennsylvania, just to name a few. So as you can tell we are excited to go.

The Big dinner is every December 27.

They always do a slide show of previous years and stuff happening thru out the year. This year we had to send in pictures of what we like to eat or typically eat and see if we can guess who it is……. I’m thinking our Castle members are going to be an easy guess, but definitely some funny pictures. Think about it…

Vegan Ashley & Dino๐Ÿฅ‘

Grilled chicken salad granny๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅฆ

Takeout king main mate๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒฎ

Coffee โ˜•๏ธ โ˜•๏ธlovin Lover & carter

Leo’s #1 customers Stin & Megan๐Ÿฅ—

And the Blonde Family are usually down for a variety of eats๐Ÿ—๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅ™๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿค

Jace bought me this key chainโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ


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Funny thing about that movie… carter was telling us to watch it, as we were watching it, I texted Trevor and Victoria and told them to check it out. They were in the middle of watching it also, so I texted Stin. Same exact thing. Funny how all Castle members think alike โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Hope everyone had a great Christmas!

Goodnight to all, until tomorrow, xoxo ๐Ÿ˜˜

Christmas 2018 ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ‰

Merry Christmas


It was a PJ Mask Christmas


You can never have to many toys lol


He was soooo sweet!

Ashley scored the Insta pot ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ!!! And some workout gear! Carter ( MVP trader ) was hooked up with his video podimg_0924

Just cleaned up from round one of gifts, the blondes come at noon, can’t wait to see the reaction of Weston!! He’s going to love what papa ( Main mate ) built him .

The blondes woke up to there Xmas missing lol, Santa had so many gifts that he had to move it and set up Christmas in their heated garage. The videos are priceless

They were blown away, by the whole missing tree and all the gifts


โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธTHIS IS SOOOO CUTE

Weston’s gift img_0934

Real tools and a real work bench! Main mate built it for him because he’s always in his garage with his dadโค๏ธ


Next round of gifts is Stin & Megan……..and a fancy dinner.


IMG_0937Everyone comes back to the Castle for dinner, games and dessert ๐Ÿจ, long day for them. But a great Christmas


IMG_0946.jpgIMG_0947.jpgIMG_0949.jpgMerry Christmas to all !!!

Bumblebee Movie and the eve before Xmas eve๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„

Movie date

Jace and I went to see ” Bumblebee ” transformers! He was in heaven

I never got into the transformers movies, but this was a cute flick . Good choice Jace

Lover and Carter meanwhile had a cooking day with Dino and Weston

The Christmas parties are in full force. Tomorrow is a packed day ……then the chubby man in the red suit comes to visit. ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸผAnd the elf goes back to the north pole๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผgood bye ” mermaid” yep that’s our elf’s name ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃit’s been great this year, but we are over with you , until next year!!!

Did some Kroger shopping tonight ( not fun). Visited with Stin, he got to Bug the nephews 2 days in a row.

Ashley is getting her Christmas party on tonight with friends. ๐Ÿน๐Ÿพ๐Ÿป๐Ÿท๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿธ

See you tomorrow Ashley

So Dino is having a party with Carter & Lover.

This is their status. Dino is on snack patrol.

He loving the snack situation and I’m sure his bedtime will be much later. Sorry Ashley , he’s Dino the party animal tonight๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

goodnight to all, until tomorrow, xoxo ๐Ÿ˜˜

PS…..for all you commerce Township peeps, The new Taco Bell is officially open, The main mate stop by there tonight for his evening snack, the place is packed!

Christmas at Gma and P-Dogโ€™s๐ŸŽ‰

Christmas party ๐ŸŽ‰

The year of the onesies โค๏ธ

The Christmas spirit people , sweaters and pajamas

The non Xmas spirit

The kid room , going strong !

tell me this is not the cutest thing ever

awesome day! After the vote for the best Xmas outfit….. the Winner was…. Lover The elf

So much fun, thank you Mom and Dad for the great day!

love to all, goodnight ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค to all, until tomorrow, xoxo ๐Ÿ˜˜


I Knew the family was talented but I didn’t realize how much until I seen thisโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ






Jace Peter singing his little heart out , rocking to the Xmas beat! Fabulous . He knew all the songs, so proud of him.

IMG_0798Kids and Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ is the best thing ever.

IMG_0803Still sporting my migraine, not a fan of this at all. But feeling a bit better.



Goodnight to all, until tomorrow, xoxo ๐Ÿ˜˜