Friday, November 25, 2016


“Hope itself is like a star- not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity. ” 
― Charles Haddon Spurgeon

       From a beautiful, sunny day yesterday to a dreary, chilly day today!  Actually, kind of nice weather to just stay in, after a busy day yesterday!  Great time with family and extended family.  Since Andrea and I are Marti's only family in the area, Marti's in-laws have very graciously  "adopted" us as family members too.  We have always, since Marti and Graham were married over 25 years ago, had a very close relationship which has only deepened through the years, with the birth of shared grandkids, and the loss of family members...parents, siblings, spouses, etc.  
The Ayers Clan
     This is our adopted family!  On the far left is Sara with her wife, Laura; then Luke with his wife, Jordan-both Sara and Luke are the children of Angela Ayers Nickell and husband Brant who are on the far right.  In the middle are Bob and Eddy Lou Ayers, the parents/grandparents of the clan. In the center behind them is Colin (our shared grandson) and next to him Kathleen (our shared granddaughter)-both children of Graham Ayers behind Kathleen and Mary/Marti Dodds Ayers-my daughter. Great family...I have known these Ayers and Nickell kids from birth and feel very much a part of this clan!
The Jay Dodds' family
And here I am with my smaller clan!  Another really good-looking bunch!  These were taken yesterday at Bob and Eddy Lou's home.  As I said, a beautiful day inside and out!!

1 comment:

  1. Nice looking family. Great that all of you enjoy each other.