My husband is my "wood guy" since I just DON'T DO WOOD!  It took him years to understand this, but after some disasters, he is now a believer.  He is a problem solver and comes up with ingenious ideas for my projects.

One of his greatest ideas was the electricity on my large dollhouse.  He used hard wire and drilled access holes through the walls up from the floor or down from the ceiling of each level.  In order to reach the outlets in each room, he then drilled through the wall into the "wire run" and threaded through the wire.  For more of an understanding of this project, go to Wiring on my Dollhouse page.  He also designed and built the entire dollhouse for me.

My daughter is a hair color specialist who just moved back to St. Louis from South Beach, FL.  I should have realized when she was a child that she would be in the "hair biz" because she cut the hair off every doll she ever had.  She also did some rather ingenious things with her own hair when she was a punk rocker.  She is a single mom and she had a baby boy, Shane, on October 27, 2008.  To see Shane's pictures, go to Photo Album 2008.  She was named top colorist of Miami in a Florida magazine, Miami Metro and has write-ups in the fashion magazine, Allure, InStyle, and Cosmopolitan.  She now works at Preston's Salon in Clayton (in the St. Louis area).  So, if you need your hair colored, please contact her. 

My son is a graphic artist and works in website development at Unyses and does wonderful stuff.  He is also a musician and plays primarily the electric bass, but can play many instruments and has been active in many bands since high school.   His band is Flying House.  You can go to the website, Flying House or their Facebook Page.  He married a lovely young woman in July 1999 to see pictures of wedding, go to 1999 Family Pictures.  

Their first baby, our first grandchild, Kira Susanne, was born 10/28/2000.  To see pictures, go to 2000 Family Pictures.

Our grandson, Jaden Anthony, was born April 28, 2002.  To see his newborn pictures, go to 2002 Family Pictures  To see pictures of Jaden's birthday parties, go to Jaden's 1st Birthday, and Jaden's 2nd Birthday, 3rd Birthday Party and Jaden's 4th Birthday Party, Jaden's 5th Birthday Party.  Jaden's 6th birthday party pictures are in the 2008 Photo Album.  Jaden's 7th birthday party pictures are in the 2009 Photo Album.  His 8th birthday party pictures are in 2010 Photo Album.  His 9th birthday party pictures are in the 2011 Photo Album.  We celebrated Kathryn's birthday on the same day.  See see his 10th birthday (and Kathryn's 10th birthday party), see Photo Album 2012.  Jaden's 11th birthday pictures are in 2013 Photo Album, and Kathryn's 11th birthday pictures are in 2013 Photo Album.  Jaden's 12th birthday pictures are in the 2014 Photo Album.  Kathryn's 12th birthday pictures, her sister Jessica's birthday pictures, and my sister, Sally's 96th birthday pictures are in the 2014 Photo Album.  Kathryn and Jaden's 13th birthday pictures are in Photo Album 2015 and scroll down.  Jaden's & Kathryn's 14th birthday pictures are in the Photo Album 2016.

Kathryn & Oliva (and their older sisters) Rebecca & Jessica are also like our granddaughters.  They are the children of Dan & Julie and Julie grew up with our kids, Tony & Kira, because their mom was a good friend of ours.  Kathryn & Olivia's birthday pictures are shown in the albums.  Kathryn's birth pictures are in 2002 Photo Album and Olivia's birth pictures are 2005 Picture Album. Olivia's 9th birthday are in the 2014 Album.  Her 11th birthday pictures are in the 2016 Album.   Olivia's 12th birthday pictures, see 2017 Album.

To see pictures of Kira's birthday parties, go to Kira's 1st Birthday, Kira's 2nd Birthday (scroll down page), Kira's 3rd Birthday, Kira's 4th Birthday, Kira's 5th Birthday family party, and Kira's 6th Birthday Party, Kira's 7th Birthday Party, Kira's 8th birtday party pictures are in the 2008 Photo Album,  To see her 9th birthday party go to the 2009 Photo Album.  To her 10th birthday party, go to 2010 Photo Album.  To see her 11th birthday party to to 2011 Photo Album.  We celebrated it on Halloween.  To see her 12th birthday party, go to 2012 Photo Album.  We celebrated her birthday with Shane's 4th birthday and Tony's birthday.  To see her 13th birthday, go to 2013 Photo Album.  To see Kira's 14th birthday and Tony's birthday, go to Photo Album 2014.  To see Kira's 15th birthday go to Photo Album 2015.  To see Kira's 16th birthday go to PhotoAlbum 2016.

To see Shane's baby pictures, go to 2008 Photo Album.  The see Shane's 1st birthday party go to 2009 Photo Album.  To see Shane's 2nd birthday party in Florida, go to 2010 Photo Album.  To see his St. Louis birthday party, go to 2010 Photo Album.  To see his 3rd birthday party, go to 2011 Photo Album.  We celebrated his birthday on Halloween, also.  To see his 4th birthday pictures, go to Photo Album 2012.  To see his 5th birthday party, go to Photo Album 2013.  To see his 7th birthday pictures, go to Photo Album 2015.  To see his 8th birthday, go to PhotoAlbum 2016.

To see the latest family pictures and links to earlier pictures go to Family Pictures for 2016,2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, and 1999.
Laura & Shane
Christmas 2013
Laura & Penny
May 2006
Our Son, His Wife
and Children
Christmas 2008
Kira & Jaden
Feb. 2004
Kira & Jaden
July 4, 2002
Shane
December 2008
Our Daughter and Our Newest Grandson, Shane
March 2009
Shane
Easter 2010
Our Grandchildren
Shane, Kira, Jaden
April 2011
Laura & Shane
May 2013
Our Wedding 1958
Jaden, Olivia, Kira & Kathryn
Easter 2014
Jaden, Kira, Olivia
Halloween 2015
Laura & Shane
Halloween 2015
Linda & Joe
January 2017