Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Landis Graduation

Pictures from our trip to Clarksville for Landis' nursing school graduation & pinning and lots of grandbabies! We really enjoyed getting to be there for Landis' pinning ceremony. It was special to be able to participate and we are so proud of her. It took lots of hard work to go through the one year crunch program and with 4 children, including a little baby, and a husband is Afghanistan, she came out with a 93 average (and just a point under a 94) so she did great. It was fun and we enjoyed seeing the kids and you will see from these photos. If you click on the photo about, it should take you to an album on Picasa Web Albums so you can see them all. It was a good trip, but as you all know, there is no place like home.
Love ya.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Update on Preemie baby - Little Marlee

Cristi wanted an update on our friend, Darlene's, preemie baby.

Here's a pic of Marlee who's about 1 mo. old now. Weighs just a little over 5 lbs. Is doing great - I saw her for the first time today and she is just perfect - beautiful skin, pretty little long slender fingers and toes and she's just wonderful. God is good.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Prayers needed for preemie baby & mom

My friend Darlene is having her baby about 6 wks early. She's been in the hospital for a number of days already as they decided not to let her go home til the baby comes. Her blood pressure has been out of control. Day before yesterday they decided the baby was showing signs of anxiety so they were to either c-section or induce depending on the baby's position. I guess it was head down as that was to take place yesterday and as of today still no baby yet. She's going to have her 13 yr old daughter let me know when they baby comes. Please pray for .....well all of you know exactly what they all need. Darlene is 40 yrs old and this is her second child - she just recently remarried. Blessings are needed for everyone including her mom & dad - they've been living with them til their house gets ready - so everyone is very close. We will be grateful for a healthy, fighting little baby girl. I will let you know what happens.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Notice the fish swimming with the little duckies!
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See our new little visitors this evening. There are eight of them with their mama. So tiny they're probably new as of yesterday!
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Friday, June 18, 2010

Glad to be home with mama! Very intense wouldn't you say?
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

The S. Carolina grandparents have been spoiling Genesis for a while. She's back home with her mommy today. We'll find out how it goes! She's awful cute, don't you think?
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Generations. Times goes by. Life goes on. God is good.
Post your generations.
Love to all,

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Philip's injured arm

Philip hurt his arm attempting to pick up a piece of plywood he had cut from the porch roof - he apparently grabbed it wrong and said it felt like a lightening bolt went all the way up his arm - he dropped it immediately but not quick enough. We went to the minor medical & the doctor said it was pulled muscle - not serious - she put him through range of motion, etc. It looks awful and these pics were taken 10 days after the injury! Wow. He is going to start working that arm a little to get his strength back! Poor baby!

Cool cow print

Well, shoot, the pics are backwards from the order I wanted - obviously the old yellow vinyl is the BEFORE and the cool cow print is the AFTER. This chair belongs to our friend Peggy who just moved to Indiana. She asked Philip about recovering it and we selected the cow print vinyl and I just loved it. It looks great and is MUCH less expensive than actual cowhide! He's going to put some of this on my little cube footstool so I can enjoy a bit of it at home too!

Catching up - computer back up & running

Well, ever since we got back from Monteagle our computer has been in the shop. Now, we are back and here's an update. The church above is the Episcopal cathedral on the Sewanee College campus in Sewanee, TN at Monteagle Mountain. We go there just about every time we're there to just gaze at the incredible stained glass which goes all the way down both sides and at both ends of the church. Each stained glass has a story or theme - the ones down the sides represent all categories such as literature, science, theology, philosophy etc. and at the front is the round rose window. The entire campus is just a fantastic place. We go into the book store there and browse and go down into the little "town" and shop in the gift shops and cafe. We enjoyed our semi-annual trip there and will look forward to the next one in November. More later. Love to all.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Can't wait for the weekend. I've got to get some sunflower seeds planted so they can start to sprout so we can grow some of these beauties again this year! It is supposed to be a fantastic weekend.
Please pray for our friend Jim and his family as he has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer - it's in multiple places including lungs, bone, etc - and he'll undergo some experimental treatment. He is just the nicest man you could know.
Love to all.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Please pray for Bob Taillon's family as he was killed in an accident when he and his wife, Rene, were riding their Harley Davidson motorcycle Saturday evening; a 17 yr old girl turned left directly in front of them - turning from the right lane - and either didn't look or didn't see them - they were going about 40 mph and did not have time to brake before the collision. Bob was a good man, a former marine, a retired guy working part time at the Bumpus Harley Davidson store and loving his life and his wife and riding on beautiful days. He attended Heartsong Church for several years and has lots of friends both from Heartsong and our fellowship. He will be missed. Please pray for the young girl and her family too. We know it will be terrible for them as well. Tell those you love you love them every day, in every way. You never know what a day will bring. Live, love and laugh.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The women's conference in Taccoa, GA was fun and my friend, Joyce, and I had a good time. It was at a very fantastic facility and we had the VIP room which was very nice. We had a gourmet meal Thurs. night and the rest of the weekend had delicious buffet meals and desserts not to mention the hospitality room that was full of all kinds of goodies. Still, it was good to get back home and see my honey. We've never been apart that long in 15 yrs! So, I'm glad to be home and right now I hear him singing in the shower!!!