We really did have a wonderful Christmas Season. Of course it all really began with the big November Thanksgiving Event and celebrating the birthdays of two precious granddaughter. Eric, Erika, Alexander, Sarah and Levi made the long trip from Tomball Texas to Colorado Springs and it was so wonderful to have them here. We began with a celebration of Bayli #3 birthday and Sarah #2 birthday. Then we did the big Thanksgiving celebration. I was finally able to have all of our family together for the dinner. I had always hoped that it was something I could do at least once before I depart. I guess you could say it was on my "bucket list". Of course we did not have Kristi nor any of her children, but then we never have and probable never will be able to have her four with us . That is just the way life is at this time. We did remember her and each of her children. We did have a grand time together and hopefully we will be able to do it all again. Thanks guys for making the trip and all the helping hands. Love ya
Well I hope this is a great year for everyone. Best wishes to all my family friends and everyone I meet along lifes highway. I begin this year with a lot of gratitude for my wonderful life and all the wonderful people that are in it.
Last year began with replacing worn out parts and pretty much ended the same way. I now have two new and functional knees thanks to modern medicine. Only now I get a notice that they may need to recall my knees. What is that about. ? Too bad, they are not going to get them back until I begin having a problem with them.
Finally managed to post my pictures from Nov '09 to Dec 22,2010 yes that is a years worth of photos. Never be surprised at what may show up here. I have almost forgotten how to do this. I have posted pictures of the grandgirls making Christmas cookies last night Dec.21, 2010. We really have had a great year with visits to texas and to Oklahoma and Utah , new baby Levi in September and our trip to Houston to visit and be there for his arrival. It has been a a year full of fun and surprises. One of the pictures is of my surprise bloom from the cutting that my cousin gave me in Oklahoma. Hibiscus I just have it in a bottle water to get some roots and it actually blossomed out. I now have a flower pot to put it in until spring arrives. I need to move some pictures of my surprise 70th birthday party with Eric and Erika's family and Melba some of her family and friends that Heidi arranged for me. So much to remember and enjoy through the whole year. I received two new knees in January 2010 and July 2010. I am doing great. So much has happened I cannot get it all down. I will just wish a Merry Christmas to one and all and may you have a wonderful new year in 2011.
It is hard for me to realize that we are now in November. Looking forward to next week when Eric, Erika, Alex, Sarah and Levi will be coming to share the big turkey with us. Levi is almost two months old and Sarah will be celebrating her birthday with us. Actually Bayli and Sarah will share a big #2 with our Bayli 's big #3. I guess the slower I go the faster times goes on. It never ceases to amaze me of all the wonders of each new day. My grandones are such a joy to me. I love watching each of them and hearing them laugh and cry and just enjoying their life. I do have a lot of pictures to post. Really almost a years worth. Can't believe that I have not downloadedmy pics. Come back and perhaps by then I will have the pictures on the computer. Love u ya'll
It has been an interesting summer. I think I actually skipped over most of it. It seems my focus was on July 20, 2010 and the left TKR and yes it is just as painful as I remember the right TKR. It is getting better each day , but still keeps me from doing what I would like to do.
I am hoping to have a much speeder recovery as we are planning on a visit to the E's in September to welcome the newest little guy. We get to spend time with Alex and Sarah while Erika is recovering from the new arrival. We are so looking forward to that time. It has been a fun summer having special moments with Heidi and her girls. Just doesn't seem like it was enough time. But,, it has been fun when it was happening.
Here I am again after a break away time. I just want to say thank you to all those who made it possible for this nation to celebrate the 4th of July one more year. The way this Nation is going who is to say we will be be able to celebrate in the future.
We had a grand day with BBQ at Heidi's with family and friends. Just about the time for the big fireworks to begin a storm moved in with very big hail stones. We did not justain any damage but areas around us were hit pretty hard with broken car windows, house windows, roofs, and broken trees and shrubs. I don't even want to think about all the gardens that were doing so well and got beaten into the ground.
With July comes all the pre-op appointments for the TKR on the left knee. I am prepared for it, but not looking forward to the recover. After the recovery I am sure I will be glad I did it. I must keep moving along as I have so much to get done before the surgery.
After a wonderful Father's Day Church Sacrament Meeting and then home for a Father's Day Dinner per request of the great Dad that resides at this house. Typical Sunday roast with the usual trimmings of potatoes,carrots, celery, onions, garlic etc. Lemon pie and watermelon. Everything turned out to be a really good dinner. Even the vggie terrors seem to enjoy the chicken enchilidas in place of the roast. All the grandones and Heidi, Mike and Shirl went to the park playground and had a fun time with the the girls while I rested on the chaise lounge on the back patio. When they returned through the back gate, I mentioned that it would be a good project to put together a patio swing and it was suppose to be very simple. NOT! sure enough the dads decided that they could do it in a matter of a few minutes. It turned out to be a little more complicated than anticipated and I felt bad they had to put all the little parts together. They actually had it finished in about an hour. Pretty amazing.
Everyone had to take a turn setting in the new swing and it is really comfortable . Thank my SH and Mike for your hard work . I am sure we will enjoy it all summer. It's great to have such great Dad's to celebrate with on their special day.
Love to be at home or with family where ever they are.
Enjoy the sunny days and the rainy day and the days of fog and mist. Everyday is great and wonderful. Even though some days may break my heart, blessing are always there waiting to be accepted.