WE HAD 2 TREES THIS YEAR
We have had
an amazing year. We started with our annual skiing trip in January. We had
dinner with our grandsons at
† We did a lot of traveling in our RV. We took 2 separate trips. The first trip was short, just a little over a month. We went the southern route. The entire trip with lots of great pictures is on my web page. If you want to travel with us go to http://www.rosemarieballard.com. Then click on PERSONAL PAGE next to my face, there you will see links to our trips. I donít think reading all the text is necessary but you will enjoy the pictures. We have video clips as well.
† Our second trip was a lot longer, May 11
until the end of July. Our RV broke down near
† We also went to our first RV Rally in
† Rosemarie got to teach and perform several times on the trip. Have to keep the spirits up.
†We also flew back to NY for the Daire Family reunion! (Momís maiden name)That was wonderful. We got to see Cousins & second Cousins, Aunts and Uncles. We had a picnic with lot of food and hugs and kisses. I will add pictures to my site in the future.
Halloween is always fun at the Ballardís. With our housekeeperís family!
Jingles the Christmas Elf
WOWER WINS AT PARADEABILITY
We enjoyed a
lot of birthday parties. Not too hard to do when you have as many grandchildren
as we have. Tye and his girls did the Mother Goose Parade for the 4th year in a
row. This is a highlight for Mema (Rosemarieís grandma name). Halloween is
always fun at the Ballardís. ††Rosemarie
is still enjoying working and does so at every opportunity. Paying jobs are
hard to come by this year. Entertainment is at the top of the expenses tower
and the first thing cut out of budgets. Off with their heads. She is doing
volunteer work as an entertainer at 2 Sharp hospitals. She helped to train some
new clowns for the Clown Therapy Program. †As a clown, she made a trip 100 miles south of the border to bring
some fun and gifts to the poorest families she has ever seen. Also enjoyed
teaching at the Western Regional Clown Convention in
Bill still enjoys working at the station once a week and I know the kids
really appreciate that. The business is starting to get back on its feet. They
now own the property and buildings. Bills passion is still golf. He plays 3
times a week. He was over the top because Holly and John arranged for him to
†† We enjoyed a Vegas getaway this December to celebrate 30 years of marriage. We are so fortunate to have found each other and to have so many wonderful experiences together.
††††† FLOATING GREEN at
††††††††† ††††††††††30th Anniversary DINNER AT THE TOP OF THE STRATOSPHERE
WE WERE HAPPY TO HAVE THE HUPPS, CENTENERS & THE SMITH FAMILY SHARE A GREAT DAY WITH US
GREAT MEAL & GREAT COMPANY
We are going to cover the state of
We are excited to spend time with Diana (Billís first born in)
WE ARE SOOOO BLESSED!
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy and prosperous New Year.
Bill and Rosemarie††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Pictures from 2009
††††††††††††††††† AUSTIN &
WOWER†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††SKITTLES & ROSEMARIE IN
RON TYE BILLY & LORI CELEBRATING BILLY'S 40TH