Sunday, July 1, 2018

Taking a moment...

Taking a moment to brag on my husband!  I am blessed with a loving, hardworking  man. He has worked hard all his life, working many hours with rarely time off. Thankfully Dan was able to retire in 2012.  We fulfilled our dream of buying a cottage, a quiet place to get away...a place to relax, enjoy the view. Our plan was to enjoy time together on our pontoon boat, the view, the outdoors and Dan could enjoy fishing.

Despite getting older and health issues Dan works hard trying to keep up and maintain the cottage and the property. It is a never ending process, the list of things to get done between the house and  the property is ongoing.  The days are long. It's funny when some people hear we are going to our cottage they think we are going on "vacation".  It just isn't that way.  Sorry to burst any bubbles! LOL

Yes, we are blessed, we are so very thankful for our homes. Our cottage is a year round house, not just for summer. So, what we have are two houses,  two places to call home.  With that comes two sets of everything, both the good and the bad.

Dan works so very hard at both places.  I pray that someday he will be able to sit back, relax and yes...go fishing! God bless my dear Dan, I love him so.


Friday, June 29, 2018


Yesterday my sister left, she moved away. 

 She moved across country. 
Her son, daughter in law and only grandchild live there. 
I don't blame her a bit for moving after all she's been through. 

 I am happy for her and this new season, a fresh start, putting down new roots. 
But we will all miss her and it will be so strange not to see her, not to have her close by.  I actually had to say my goodbyes to her a week ago,  because we were away the last few days
 leading up to and the day she left. 
It was weird saying goodbye and didn't seem like reality.
 I am confident when I am get home and things settle down it will sink in that she has moved
 and she is just not away on vacation. 

be blessed sister
be happy

your big sister

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

hello there!

OH, how I miss this place..
Mackinac Island.
My "Happy Place". 
Dan and I were there for two days in May, 
for our annual Celebrate Your Marriage Conference at the Grand Hotel. 
 I do believe I could live on Mackinac Island for several months a year, 
lets say April through October! 
But that's a dream!!  

I am thinking of getting into blogging again.
 I know I have said this before and didn't follow through. 

Blessings to all! 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

It's been awhile! Happy 2018

Hello! I am considering coming back to blogging. 

Our family has grown since my last post.
Our granddaughter, Rixci Ann was born on August 4th. 
She is gorgeous and Everett loves being a big brother!!! 

Grandson Finn turned 1 year on December 8th!!
He is so adorable!

Happy 2018! 

be blessed



Friday, June 2, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

I love the rain

sometimes you  need a dark, rainy day.
today is a time for such...


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

laid up, plans cancelled

 I was enjoying some gardening in our back yard...
working in my rock garden.
I stepped backward, mis-stepped somehow...
and took a little tumble, twisting my right ankle in the process.
I heard a "pop" and it hurt like crazy.
Glad we had those crutches in the attic.
Dan took me to urgent care.
After x-rays and examination I was diagnosed with a fractured ankle.
My ankle was splinted and wrapped.
I was given a RX for a few pain pills.
Arrangements were made for me to see an orthopedic doctor within the next few days.

Yesterday was my appointment at
University of Michigan Orthopedic Surgery Clinic.
More X-rays.
Awesome care, the whole staff  was fabulous.
They updated my crutches. Yay!
Thankfully the fracture is small,
so I am wearing a boot air cast. 
I will be wearing it 24/7 the next 2 weeks.
NO weight-bearing.
Taking it off only to shower or to ice my ankle.
The ankle and foot are swollen and bruising is yellow in color.
I go back to see doctor in two weeks.
More x-rays.
At that time I will still wear the boot for another 4 weeks or so.
But I will be able to take it off at night while in bed.
And I should be able to walk on ankle, wearing boot of course.
This is my right ankle, so I can't drive till this boot comes off.

But, I am so thankful.
It could have been so much worse.
I didn't have to get a cast and surgery wasn't needed.
Thank you Lord!

Bless Dan, he has to do everything around here.
He is taking good care of me.
love him.

We had to cancel our yearly May trip to
Mackinac Island, staying at the Grand Hotel
for the Celebrate Your Marriage conference.
Anyone who knows me, knows how much
I love Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel.
When I am there, I am in my happy place.
It is coming up May 21.
I was so sad to cancel.
But thankfully the hotel is holding our deposit for next year's conference.
Also Jay and Laura with CYM are letting us use our conference tickets for next May's conference.
Both of these are huge blessings!

So, here I am taking it a day at a time.
Blessed by God, Dan, family and friends.