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.


Monday, May 15, 2017

Everett is 1 year old!

Everett's Birthday Party!
Fun was had by all.

It was a great afternoon, lots of food and fun!

Here are some pics of Finn, he enjoyed the party too!

Hope you enjoyed a peek of Everett's birthday party!


Thursday, May 4, 2017

fun weekend ahead

Everett turns one year old this weekend!
Where does time go?

His birthday party is Saturday.

We are celebrating with close family and friends.

So excited!!

I will update  next week with photos from the party.

Take care everyone.
Have a lovely weekend!


Saturday, April 29, 2017

a rainy day with beauty all around

On this cool, rainy day thought I would share a few treasures from the kitchen.

Monica Potter Home Lavender candle is burning, so lovely.
A vase full of lilacs from our yard, they also smell heavenly!

My son Chris sent me this pitcher vase filled with flowers several years ago.   I use it all the time!
The Monica Potter Home rustic barn box is holding little milk bottles filled with delicate wild violets.  The cute bird holding string came from the Monica Potter Home store in Garrettsville, Ohio.

Sitting on top of the box is my Dad's "work" bible, he carried with him everyday day at work.
I have my Grandma's diary from the 1950's displayed here as well.
Sharing the inside cover and first page of her diary.
So sweet.