Tuesday, February 23, 2016

2015 Continues

The words in a hymn state much of what 2015 held...Sorrow and joy flow mingled down.  That's what 2015 felt like lots of sorrow and lots of joy.

One of our DIL's mother was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer about the same time as our BIL was diagnosed with the same cancer.  DIL's mother, Rosie, died after only a few months, while our BIL, Johnny died at the beginning of 2016.

DIL Arwen with her mother Rosie....so thankful Rosie got to see Arwen and David married

Russell's sister and husband Johnny with children and grandchildren.  Daughter Sarah not pictured.

A good friend of ours who had been very successfully battling cancer for a few years suddenly became very sick and it was discovered that the cancer had reappeared and even though he fought and his doctors fought, Mickey lost his battle in June.  

We had a quick visit from one of our sons and his family and the grandsons enjoyed Pappy's tractor

And a little target shooting

Supported our local sheriff when he put In God We Trust stickers on patrol cars.  As you might can tell, we stood in the rain. 

Did a little fishing with the Superhero 

Had a cousin reunion.....with just a few cousins

My Aunt Evelyn, her daughter Jo and husband Steve.  Jo is also battling cancer 
Mercy Uganda fund raiser......my dress was made for me by a Ugandan woman and is the traditional kind they wear, except their sleeves are puffed much more! 

Our favorite missionaries and friends, Mark and Laura.  

Enough for now.......there are exciting things to come....

Monday, February 22, 2016

2015 Highlights

So.......here I am again.......over a year later, I'm going to attempt writing a blog post!  I miss you all and confess that I only get by to see all of you every now and again, but not because I don't want to know what's going on, but because the days seem to get away from me and before you know it the day is gone and it's time for the Bachelor bed.  
The Superhero and I have decided that we are officially getting older.  Our bodies are telling us this in so many ways.  The Superhero had some heart testing done this year and thankfully, he has a heart and it will be ok as long as he takes his meds and follows doctor's orders.  

I started volunteering at our local hospital in the NICU as a Cuddler.......one who holds and cuddles premature babies.  What a wonderful experience.  I wish I could show you photos, but there's Hippa and all that so just trust me......the babies are adorable and appreciate being cuddled.

My brother, the oldest of the clan, turned 70 in 2015!  
He had a great party!  Since only gag gifts were allowed, this was the one I made for him......since I'm trying to keep myself from saying political things, you can figure out what the gift is dart board of a young man not to be named with darts.  Can i just say it was his favorite gift?  

Brother Tommy loves to BBQ and isn't this a great cake!?  

Fun times.

In April of 2015, my sister Cathy and I went to visit friends in Key West!  Native Floridian or not, this was my first trip to Key West and it was so much fun!

Katie, Minnie and AC.......friends fortunate to spend three years in paradise

Coconut from tree in their backyard......not my cup of tea! 

Thanks to our gracious host, Beau!

Katie and Beau

Key West is the sunset capitol......gorgeous!

That gets us through April of 2015.....

Of course other interesting things happened....
Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc., etc., etc.
But enough for today.  I'm started and I'll continue 2015 later!

Glad to be back