Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Kayla and Morgan

Grandkids are my joy.  I am missing Kayla and Morgan too.  But next week we get to attend pre-school with 5 year old Morgan for Grandparents day. 
Sisterly love huh right......

This cute picture is from their Winter Carnival at Kaylas school last week.

I can't wait to see them and give them big hugs and kisses.  I thank God for sending my grandchildren in my life.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Our granddaughter Emma and Grandson Logan

Our granddaughter Emma had eye surgery back in December to correct her lazy eyes.  When our daughter Jennifer took her back for a checkup it appears that the surgery may have been a failure.  They knew that this surgery does not work sometimes.  For the next 30 days Emma has to wear a patch over one eye alternating it each day. 
This picture is the first day that she started and she was so excited 
This is a picture taken today and she is still smiling.  She is holding up an artichoke.  We are praying that the patch helps her eyes.

I just had to post a picture of our grandson Logan too with his artichoke. 
We really miss these two kids.  We are anxiously awaiting to see them in July or August. 

PS:   I am final not experiencing any pain from my dental surgery, thanks for all the prayers. 

Have a good week!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A room in progress to relax in

My room used to be Hollys bedroom when she lived at home.  After she moved out we still left the color on walls a dark lavender color.  We put a large computer desk in it, 2 larges bookshelves, a lot toys for the grand kids and Max's bed.  I looked through a lot of pictures and this is the only one I could find of the room before
On one shelf I had my collections of books, cookbooks and then on the other shelf was for kids books, games and toys.  There was a highchair, the big computer desk, printer and computer.  Also we had a couple of totes of toys, a small table and chairs for the kids and Max's bed and food.  So this room held so much. 
Once Max passed I decided to remake this room for a reading/craft room for me.  So it all started with this beautiful futon that my daughter Holly gave me..

Marvin painted the room butter yellow. 

I found a beautiful desk

I headed to the antique store and found a shabby chic night stand and a lamp
I found this pretty red stand that opens with shelves
I found this beautiful chair and a small quilt on the futon along with a white cover for the futon.

So the room is not finished by far but this is just a small glimpse of it   It is my work in progress.

Have a great week!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

What we been doing

How can be February already????  It has been quite a year already for us.  Recently I am nursing my latest dental issue.  I had dental surgery almost a week ago to have a gum flap (they cut open my gum to see if a crowned tooth was broke) it was broke in half and badly decayed even into the roots.  Needless to say I will NOT being going back to my regular dentist.   I had been going in to him several times with gum pain over the past 6 months.    I had to have the tooth extracted and a bone graft.  After healing I will need an implant.  So not only do I have physical pain I have a pocketbook pain.  But I am thankful to have dental insurance and Marvin's HSA plan which will help with some of the cost.

We have started back up with bible study.  We are study the Fruits of spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.  In conjunction with the study we are also reading this book,

Just after the first of the year Marvin and I started another project. This project for the heart I thought would be for better communication and a growth between God, Marvin and I. 
I went to Ross and found a couple of journals.  In the journals we write in ours and each others.  We write of blessings, negative things that have happened and then seeing the positive out of the issue.  There are no rights or wrongs to write in this book.  Sometimes we write about the sermon or just simply a bible verse.      It is fun to see what was written in our journals.  I will update later and let you know how this project is going.

And now for a household project.  Since Max is gone we have started a complete remodel of his room.  This room will be my reading/craft room.  We have moved the Futon in there as well. 
Here is a small peak.
The color of the room is butter yellow. 
I found this cute desk at TJ Maxx/Homegoods.  In fact the room was going to be this green color before I found it.  That all I going to show you for now since I am still working on it.  But I am so excited. 

On a sadder note.  I lost my ex-sister-in-law Patty a week and a half of go.  She was only 48.  Her heart stopped during surgery.  Though Patty had not been in my life for a while she still was family.  I loved her.  I believe she was put on earth to help people because that is what she did.  In her death she blessed many people since she was an organ and tissue donor. 

That is just a small peak about what is going on.  Even though we have had a lot of bad things happen this year we are finding blessings that have come out of each of them.  Jesus is leading my way and I am trying to walk by faith instead of sight trusting God completely.