Thursday, September 27, 2012

Prayer for My Big Brother

Bill has surgery for esophagus cancer in the morning.

Loving Father, We entrust him to your care tomorrow; guide with wisdom and skill the minds and hands of the medical people who minister in your Name, and grant that every cause of illness be removed, That he may be restored to soundness of health and learn to live in more perfect harmony with you and with those around him. Through Jesus Christ. Amen.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Great Memories

Mom on her 90th Birthday

Wine Tasting @The L.A County Fair

 Ed and I got our 2012 Caricature done =)

The final flight of the Endeavour 9-21-12

Thursday, September 20, 2012

My Mother

I often wonder what's kept her so strong all these years,  a mother of 6 grandmother of 21 great grandmother of 30 and great great grandmother of 2. Working hard all her life and raising a family wasn't easy, we have all had our problems and she's always been there for each and every one of us. 
An old fashion girl with old fashion values, she and dad married during WWII and  celebrated 53 wonderful years together before he passed on in 1995. The kids all grown with kids of their own, she stayed strong and moved forward with life. 
Tomorrow she turns 90 and still has her health. Everyone always says they can't believe how wonderful she looks for her age, how amazing it is that she hasn't had any major health issues, how she has always bounced back from any she has had and how great it is that she is so independent.  A strong woman indeed!!
There are so many things I've learned from this angel of a woman who I call Mom, I see so much of her in me and I am very proud of that.  We talk on the phone everyday, I hear the stories of life and the softness in her voice when she speaks of a fond memory. I hear the pain she feels for her children who have suffered and are suffering from cancer and I wonder as a mother how hard that must be. I hear the sorrow she expresses for family who haven't always made the right choices and the hope that we all find our way and live a happy healthy life. So many of you know  her and her heart of pure gold, how she has always put her children and family first before herself. I know every moment of every day how thankful I am, how blessed we all are for having her in our lives. Today tomorrow and always I will cherish her and all I that I have learned from her. 
She has taught me how wonderful life is to live it being a positive and unselfish human being.

I LOVE YOU MOM, MORE THAN WORDS CAN EVER SAY <3 THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE <3


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My Blogs New Look

Re-vamping my blog page =) I've picked out such a cute kit and I really can't wait to see the draft in a few weeks. Life is good

Friday, September 14, 2012

TGIF

Well it's 5 O'Clock Friday, Southern Cali has been blazing this week and this gal is ready for a cool down. It's so hard to believe I used to bathe in this heat when I was younger, lay out by the pool all day and run like there was no tomorrow. Today I can barely stand the heat, don't get me wrong I love summertime and hot river trips as long as I don't have a choice to be indoors with the AC and I'm in the water all day. 
The L.A. Fair is going on this month, so I think grandpa and I will go enjoy a little bit of wine tasting this evening and walk around a bit when the sun goes down. Hope you all enjoy your weekend.

From Grandma With Love

Tribute To Grandmas


WHAT ARE GRANDMAS FOR?
Grandmas are for stories about things of long ago.
Grandmas are for caring about all the things you know...
Grandmas are for rocking you and singing you to sleep.
Grandmas are for giving you nice memories to keep...
Grandmas are for knowing all the things you're dreaming of...
But, most importantly of all, Grandmas are for love. ~ Author Unknown ~

My Jake Turns 8

Wow! Where have the years gone? Tomorrow you turn 8 and grandma knows how much fun her little adventurer is going to have. I wish I could be there to celebrate and see your big smiles when you open all your gifts. I love you buddy and I hope you have the most amazing day =) xoxo

From Grandma With Love

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Senior Texting Funny


This Girl's A Philadelphia Eagles Fan

My Facebook Contest

I created this page for fun on Facebook because I thought it was a cute concept and we are big football fans. Hopefully bigger and better things will rise from it in the future =) I've got a lot of creative ideas in the works. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Check out the Football Babies contest I have going on.

Miles Away



It's not easy being a grandma and living far apart. When my daughter gave birth to our first grandchild she lived within driving distance. We were able to throw her a beautiful baby shower and were present for Jake's delivery. Not long after he was born she moved to Colorado and visits were few and far between.


Several years later she moved across country started a new job, Jake went to daycare until he was old enough to start school. This year was different, my second grandson Mikey was born in April and I wasn't there for his birth, there was no family baby shower and the first time I got to hold him he was already 2 mo's old. Living so far away is hard, but I can't tell you how thankful I am for the internet these days =) I get to see both of my grandsons and their development at the click of a button.

Attic Installation

Busy morning with the installers today. Hopefully this new Radiant Barrier in the attic helps to keep the house cooler. The real test will come this weekend with temps in the 100's.

My Grandson's




 
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