Monday, December 31, 2012

Tick Tock

I really do not know what happened to 2012!

Between moving, a wedding, and 2 months of illness....poof, it is GONE!

I am praying that 2013 will be full of joy and wellness, not only for me and my family, but for all my blogging friends also!!

Be safe and Happy New Year!!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Oh How I love Christmas!

I love it all....the lights, the tree, the ornies, the music, and the true meaning of Christmas - Jesus' birthday!

But I will also admit, I love presents.  Oh, I love to find the perfect present for people....I am a giver, BUT....

I love getting presents also!

My girlfriend Candy always seems to find just the perfect thing for me.  This year she gave me an antique fan.  I have wanted one for years!


and she also gave me a Tea Brick.  An interesting story that goes with the way that Tea was sold as a Brick.....and then scraped to get the leaves.  I will not be using this....but I told her it was definately BLOG WORTHY!

Yep, I love me some Christmas presents!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Bentley Here

Mom and Dad are taking the day off.  They keep saying how they aren't as young as they used to be!

Yesterday was so much fun....I kept trying to get the new Lego pieces, but everyone knows my trick by now, and they were really watching....

I did get some cookies though!

 The kiddos opening some gifts....

  Yep, that is grandgirl ....she is a handful!

 Ok, that's better...

Ok....this is good!

Here are the old folks....before they were in bed!
Me, I just want to be left alone....with my bone, and no hats...

Well, we had fun and will be back soon....after mom and dad take their naps!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Jesus!

For Unto Us...

A Child is Born.....

Unto Us a SON is Given...

and the government shall be upon His shoulders.....

 And His Name shall be called....

Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God....

The Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.

Merry Christmas my dear Blogging Friends!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Yes, Virginia, It does get Cold in Arizona


We got a huge dip in the temperatures and it is freezing.....Had to cover up the plants last night....hopefully they survived.

I have been terrible about posting and I am behind in showing Christmas things....but I had to share my wreath from Meri.  It is all blacks and silvers and white....I love the vintage touch.  I am telling you, this wreath is spectacular!  Thanks so much Meri.

My doctor gave me some new medicine for my stomach and it is finally settling down.  That makes me feel more like myself.  Yesterday my hubby took my to Red Lobster for clam chowder.  Every bite I said, thank you Jesus.  It was so delicious!  First real meal in almost 2 months!

Well, gotta get some feet are freezing!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

2012 Christmas Ornies!

on our new slim tree....tiny home = smaller tree!  It still is so pretty!  Thanks to my daughter!!!

I simply adore Christmas!

We enjoy it every day......Finding out the hard way, that it is possible to do Christmas easier! 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

I really don't know

how I am supposed to say Thank you.  To say that my husband and I are shocked beyond words for the generosity of blogging friends around the world is an understatement.

Friday morning Marty, Meri, and Laura came by my home and brought the most amazing gift to us.  Disneyland for my family.  This has been a dream of mine since my journey began.  I long to see Disneyland through the eyes of my grandchildren.

Why and how so many of you gave unselfishly, during this time when all of us are looking for every extra penny!  And Laura, giving up her Etsy money that I know she could use for her family.  Miss Marty keeping it all straight when she has family coming and going, and all her various activities.  I am just moved beyond words.

We will have to wait a bit before we take our trip.  We are kinda thinking of March.  I would not be able to do it now.

I am getting better.  At least I can read some blogs now and know what I read!  Thank you for the prayers.  I KNOW that it is the prayer of many that brought me through this trial. (My doctors have kind of told me that it is 5 days for every hospitalized day before I feel more like myself!  Guess I have a ways to go!)

This picture is taken the day my angels came by.  I really didn't want a picture.  But I finally swallowed my pride and said ok.  As you can see, I lost my hair.  This is reality....Hate it, but at least I am standing!

I also can't wait to show you the gorgeous wreath that Meri brought me.  I missed the craft day at her home...bummer.....but the wreath is gorgeous!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Stopping in to say Hi!

I am still here bloggers!  Getting a little better (as my husband says) everyday.  Last night I slept through without a pain pill.....
I am still very weak so I am still not posting much or blogging, but I think of you each and every day.

My husband thought I needed a bit of a time out, so we took this London Bus Tour of Christmas lights.

It was beautiful.  I cried most of the evening, just thankful to have my vision and be able to enjoy one of life's little gifts.

Just to prove that I am still I am....the hand is definately holding the head up!  we were the first there...that bus was packed!  and LOUD!

 The last four are from the Mesa Morman Tabernacle.  Absolutely stunning!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

So Many of you...

have sent me notes, cards, emails.....and I am beyond grateful.  Really, I have no words to thank you for the prayers and concern you have shown me.  Some more than people I have known for a lifetime.

I am on the mend.  It is slow.  I don't know if you realize, but I actually was in the hospital 2 times in less than 2 weeks.  I have be extrememely ill, and in fact, it is an answer to prayers that I am still here. 

My daughter came over yesterday and spent the entire day cleaning and decorating for me.  I haven't done much else.  I will see my doctor on Tuesday and hopefully get some more direction for my health  improvement.  I do want to be clear though, this was  not the cancer, but the cancer treatment.

Please continue to keep my entire family in prayer.  We have been dealt a blow emotionally.  To have one part of your family at death's door definately knocks the wind out of you.

I can't wait to be strong again, and do my blog the way I like to do it...happy and encouraging.  But honestly, right now, I will TAKE encouragement.

Have a great weekend.....Talk to you soon!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I have Missed you all!

This is just a very short post to say hello and I have missed you.  My chemo therapy did not go as planned and I have been in the hospital.  Oh, I want my health back.

Physically, I am a mess.  It is going to take me a while to get back to where I was.  My hair is gone and I can't seem to get rid of the fluid on my legs since hospitalization.

My husband, he is a bigger mess.  He just has been side himself with worry.  One day I could not see a thing.  I begged him last night not to take me to the hospital again soon.  Talk about scary.

I am home.  Thank you for the prayers, the cards, the flowers, the gifts....but mostly the concern.  Please keep me in your prayers.  I don't really know when I will post regularly again.  I will, just not soon.  I need to get well.

I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving.  My hubby is actually putting up the Christmas tree this morning.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hello Blogger Friends

I cannot even begin to tell you what my family and my body has gone through the past 2 weeks.  There is no energy to share least now.  Suffice to say, Yeah, even though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, Thou art with Me.
Please thank you for the prayers and keep them up.  I have a LONG way to go.  I love you guys.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Saw the Dr. today....

and the official word is  - I am sick.  I got a couple of new presciptions...and I see him again on Friday.

Thanks to all of you for the encouragement.  It means so much to me and my husband.

I hope I will be posting real soon.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

This chemo is kicking my butt!

I haven't been on the computer much.  I just have not felt like it.  I pretty much ache all over.  I knew Sunday was supposed to be the worst and I am thinking it is.  Thanks for the prayers....I will be back soon.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Something That Has Never Happened to me Before...

Happened today.....

Yep, a bark scorpion.  Been in AZ for 17 years and I have never seen one before.  Where was it???  Oh, it thought it was a welcomed visitor in our home.  NOPE!  A dear neighbor came and killed it.  Hubs was at work.  Got the house sprayed again.  I know the spray doesn't kill the scorpions, but it kills their food.

There is a NO VACANCY for scorpions here!

Never happened before, and I pray, it NEVER happens again!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Grandchildren

I am not really into this....but, it was what they wanted to be.

My granddaughter is a doctor zombie.... I have NO IDEA what kind of zombie by beautiful grandson is????

I guess they had a good time...!!!  Me and Bentley???  we just cuddled.

Monday, October 29, 2012


My hubby and I have been enjoying the cooler weather and taking some little jaunts on the East side of Phoenix.  We used to be West Siders!  It is all new.
We came upon a sweet Farm Market.

It is Vertuccio Farms in Mesa......

It has a sweet little store that was so fun to see area made products.

Well, I had to buy this!

Many of you know why.....I just could not resist!
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