Sunday, November 27, 2011


A couple of weeks ago, my mom and sister came to visit.
In a show of solidarity, Kim purchased
a wig just like mine.
Aren't we cute twins?
(No I didn't break my hand--I
was having some swelling
and had to wear a
compression bandage for a

Sweetie, Kim and me
A back view of our look alike hair-do's
Kim and mom conferring
We kept each of the grandsons/great-nephews/great grandsons
by themselves on separate days.
This was Caleb's day and he had tired of playing
with puddy, but not mom and Kim
Caleb got to go on a date and have
Bananas Foster. He really enjoyed it!
David's Day and a picture with Sweetie
David and Aunt Kim

No, you didn't miss a picture.
We didn't get any photos with Aaron.
Poor little guy, on his day, we went
shopping and he went along.
He was a REAL trooper and
we enjoyed him so much but
we were so busy, we didn't get any pictures.

Friday, November 25, 2011

BOO! Happy Halloween (A Little Late)

Halloween was very special this year
because it was the first entertaining
we had done in a while.
We had 4 little goblins and their
parents over to our house.

For those of you who remember Taylor, Mandy's cousin
who lived with them in Houston, this is her
daughter, Caroline (the closest to a granddaughter
that I have right now.)
She's not sure what to think of her first cupcake.
Caroline with her proud daddy Josh
Taylor, Caroline, and Josh (with Aunt Kelly looking on)
All four of the little goblins
At the end of the evening, when the parents
were ready to take the kids out to
Trick-or-Treat, Aaron and David
decided they would instead go
downstairs to play. This
is them heading down
"the safe way."

I hope your Halloween was wonderful!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving and Health Update

David and I have so much to be thankful for this year!
From the beginning of April, when I was
diagnosed with breast cancer, our world was
turned upside down.
Even though, it has been a stressful 8 months, I
can truly say that God has blessed us
amazingly through it all.
The most wonderful blessing of all has been
the friendship and love that you have shown us
in so many special and practical ways.
From food, to cards, to money to help with
insurance deductibles, to faithful prayers,
our extended family and our friends both in Houston
and Colorado have been there for us and
for that, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

I apologize for not updating you on this blog earlier, but
as I told a friend the other day, when I started feeling
stronger, I started "going" again and that
has slowed down blogging a little.

I completed chemotherapy on October 5th,
and after about 5 weeks started feeling stronger
and more like myself. I began daily radiation treatments
on November 7th and am scheduled to
be finished on December 15th, just in
time to attend my nephew, Ryan's wedding
in Searcy, Arkansas.

As always, I continue to appreciate your prayers.
The specific things you can pray for are:
*continued quality radiation treatments
with minimal side effects
*an uncomplicated reconstruction
surgery in early January.

I also ask that you pray for my dear friends
Pervis and Barbara as they are going
through Cancer treatments.

Happy Thanksgiving Dear Friends.
God is so very good!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Book Review--Imogene's Last Stand

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Book cover courtesy of

This is a really good picture book about saving historical buildings. Imogene uses quotes from famous people as she strives to save her town historical museum.

Her first words as a baby were, :"Four Score and Seven Years Ago." (Lincoln)
She quoted John Paul Jones--"I have not yet begun to fight."
She even quoted Eleanor Roosevelt when she said "You must do the thing you think you cannot do."

This was a well thought out and crafted picture book.